Eastlake High School 9.16.19
Greetings from Eastlake High School
The Fall Break is almost upon us. As we wrap up this quarter, let's make sure that we follow up with teachers and counselors as necessary. Homework Zone is now up and running. Please see our website for more information. We had a lot going on this past week with our homecoming nominations to our first gym assembly. You can find more information about Homecoming on our website. We hope to see you at the game. I am so proud of the awesome school spirit at our school. Also, please not that I will update you about the construction for the drop-off zone as more information is released. Here are some big picture items for your consideration:
A. Global Climate Walkout. At the last board meeting, our district approved a resolution in Support of Youth Climate Action." I have included the informational flyer below. To support our students in regards to the walkout, we will be doing the following:
1. We will recognize the students's rights to voice their concerns in an organized and respectful manner. I have met with some students who want to lead the campaign.
2. At 9:00 AM on Friday, September 20th, in unity with other students around the nation and world, students may exercise their rights to walkout of class to the quad area to engage in several activities such as a poster signing, speeches and/or watching video clips.
3. I have communicated the same expectations with our staff. The students will be supervised. The event will lead into nutrition break. Students are expected to be in their next period class or they will be marked truant.
Please call us with any concerns. We suggest that you speak with your students about this opportunity to see if is right for them. Our police are also aware of this event and will be on alert to support safety.
B. Community and Parent Leadership. We need you to be a part of the WASC accreditation process. We will be reaching our shortly with tremendous opportunities for our community to express their suggestions and concerns to our school leadership team.
C. Parent Series. Our school leadership team is organizing important information for our parents to engage in their own professional development as parents and partners. We will have a section on our website dedicated to the Parent Series. We shortly have our Mental Health video up from our guest speaker who spoke on this topic. Additionally, we are planning a Vaping presentation in October which will also be taped. You will find a QR code below to our A-G College Requirement video. I suggest you review this awesome video and start conversations with your students. Additionally, we will have the HERE Now program help screen our students for possible mental health issues. The information is also below.
D. Cycle and 5K Eastlake. We need community partners in this process. The Eastlake Education Foundation are generous supporters of our school's mission and provide us with many different resources including a check for $20,000! Please see the flyer below and let's have you and your family and friends join us! We need 70 families to represent our awesome high school.
I know that was a lot to share! Thank you for your support of all things Eastlake High School. I hope to meet you soon. Never hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns and/or comments. Go Titans!
Ricardo Cooke, Ed.D.
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