E.C. Glass High School

September 2021 Newsletter

Dates to Remember

  • https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/lcs-calendar
  • August 30-Was our first "Push Out Monday." Parents/Guardians should have received a communication from all of your child's teachers detailing missing work. We will do this twice a month. The message will be generated from Infinite Campus.
  • September 3-Homecoming
  • September 6-Labor Day-No School
  • September 16-Virtual Touching Bases (See Information Below)
  • September 17-Professional Development Day. Students do not attend.

Update on Arrival Procedures

We are constantly evaluating our arrival and dismissal procedures. As a result, we have made adjustments to our arrival procedures on the Langhorne Road side of campus.


Morning Drop Off


  • We will now be allowing cars to move through our bus lane in front of the auditorium to drop off students. All drivers MUST yield a bus with their red lights on.
  • It would appear our morning bus drop-off times have solidified. We will begin permitting students in the building at 6:45 a.m. All students will report to the cafeteria until 7:15 a.m. for instructional support.
  • The warning bell for the first block of the day rings at 7:20. The tardy bell rings at 7:25. We have noticed a significant number of car riders and drivers arriving well after that time. 104 students have 2 or more tardies since we began capturing that information. It is important that students be in their first block of the day, ready to learn. Please help support this expectation by arriving on campus in plenty of time. We suggest being on campus by 7:10 to allow time to park and move into the building. Car riders and drivers must report to the main office after 7:25 for a tardy slip.

Lunch Information

New Lunch Procedures

Effective Monday, August 30th, all students will eat their meals in designated locations on campus. Students will still be able to go through service lines in the cafeteria and then move to their identified locations. This is being done to further assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 during lunch and foster social distancing. Students who are not eating their lunch must have their masks on during their lunch period. Here is a copy of our new bell schedule that we will use until further notice:



Warning Bell 7:20

1st/5th Block 7:25-9:00

Bell Change 9:00-9:05

2nd/6th Block 9:05-10:35

Bell Change 10:3510:40

3rd/7th Block/Lunch 10:40-12:50

Bell Change 12:50-12:55

4th/8th Block 12:55-2:25


Lunch Drop Offs Discouraged

The main office is the hub of our school and is a very busy location. To help limit traffic and minimize distractions in that location we remind you that we will not accept lunch deliveries from outside sources, this includes families dropping off lunches from outside sources. If your child forgets their lunch please remember that this year there is NO cost to students for breakfast OR lunch.


Student Expectations During Lunch Period

At no time should a student place orders through outside sources (GrubHub, UberEats, etc.) expecting a delivery. Students are not allowed to leave campus during lunch. Both pose a safety concern and will be addressed through our discipline matrix.

Visitors to the Building

Schedule Visits

We ask that if you need to see a teacher, administrator, or counselor that you work with the individual to schedule an appointment. Walk-in visits cannot be accommodated.

News From the Counseling Office

How can I see my school counselor?

Students, parents, and teachers can complete this form and your school counselor will be in contact, Request to meet with your school counselor .


Scholarship Deadlines:

US Senate Youth Program Scholarship (Due 9/24 - $10,000)

Questbridge: National College Match (Due 9/28 - Full Tuition)


Upcoming Events

ECG Scholarship Night - Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm (virtual event)

FAFSA Night - Tuesday, October 5th


PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on October 13, 2021 (The PSAT/NMSQT is only offered once per year).

  • Please visit this flyer for detailed information, Flyer

    • Testing date: October 13, 2021

    • Cost: $20 (fee waivers are available for eligible 11th-grade students)

      • Payment can be made by check, cash, or My School Bucks (preferred method of payment)

    • Student population: 10th & 11th graders

    • Priority deadline: September 15, 2021, by 2:30 pm. (payment serves as registration for the PSAT/NMSQT)

    • ECG School Contact: Mrs. Miller-Goode


Fee Waivers: ACT & College Board (SAT/AP/College Application) Programs

  • Eligible 11th & 12th graders might be eligible for fee waivers through the ACT and College Board (SAT/AP/College Application) programs if they meet eligibility criteria. Interested students can complete the fee waiver application, Fee Waiver and submit it to Mrs. Miller-Goode in the School Counseling Office. Any questions, please reach out to your school counselor or Mrs. Miller-Goode.



Virginia Tech’s Talent Search Program

What is Talent Search?

  • For students in sixth through 12th grade, the Talent Search program identifies students with potential and assists them in overcoming obstacles to pursuing higher education.

  • Talent Search is committed to removing barriers to social and economic equality by supporting all participants in achieving their educational goals.

Click here for more information: https://forms.gle/VNM2LzKpRwkzYZCZ8


Parchment (electronic transcripts)

Transcripts are ordered and delivered electronically through Parchment. Students will need to create a profile in order to submit a transcript request. This information will be shared with 10th graders by September 1, 2021. Current 11-12th graders received this information in prior years.


Level Changes

We are now processing level changes through October 29, 2021, by 2:30 pm.

  • Requesting to change from one level to another, i.e. Adv. World Literature 1 to World Literature 1

  • Changes are only made if there is space available.

Stay Informed-Sign Up For Daily Announcements

Parents, if you would like to receive ECG News, which is a daily e-newsletter that includes information about Events, Clubs, Cultural Arts, Sports, Counselling, Senior Class activities, SOL/AP testing, and anything else that is occurring here at E. C. Glass, please email Laura Wise at wiselw@lcsedu.net to get on the mailing list. Include all email addresses to which you would like this newsletter sent.


ECG News is sent out Monday-Friday not only to parents who request it but also to all students.

News from Our School Nurse-Jill Wood, RN

Face Coverings

Masks are to be worn by all individuals in indoor instructional settings where interaction between teachers/staff and students occurs in person. All masks and face coverings must cover the nose and mouth and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, and scarves are not permitted. Face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering are not permitted.


Health Screening

To protect LCS students, faculty, and staff, parents should complete a daily health screening of their child using the COVID-19 Health Screening Questions listed below. Parents will screen students before leaving for school and keep students at home if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. Staff will screen themselves following the same protocols above.


LCS COVID-19 Home-Screening Questions


1. Is your child having any new or unusual symptoms?


❑ Fever >100.4F

❑ Shortness of Breath

❑ Diarrhea

❑ Cough

❑ Muscle Aches/Fatigue

❑ Loss of Smell/Taste

❑ Chills

❑ Nausea

❑ Loss of Appetite

❑ Sore Throat

❑ Vomiting

❑ Headache

2. Has Your Child Been Exposed to COVID-19 in the Previous 2 Weeks?

HIGH RISK: Direct physical or close contact (within 6 feet for continuous 15 minutes, without face covering) with someone, within 2 days of testing positive with COVID-19, or displaying symptoms. (Call School Administrator or School Nurse)


LOWER RISK: Distant contact (outside 6 feet or within 6 feet for a brief period of time) of someone, within 2 days of testing positive with COVID-19. (Monitor for Symptoms)

3. Has Your Child Tested Positive for COVID-19?

Notify the school administrator or school nurse.

For more information about health screenings, see the Parent/Guardian Home Health Screening information sheet.

Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene is an important measure in reducing the spread of COVID-19 as well as other illnesses, and students and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer will also be available in classrooms and throughout the school building.

Reporting/Notification and Response

Parents or guardians should notify their school administrator or the school nurse at woodjw@lcsedu.net or by phone, (434-515-5374) in the event that your child shows symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19. LCS staff will work with the local health department for contact tracing and notify any staff and parents or guardians of any student who may have been exposed. Any exposed areas in which a symptomatic individual or an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 will be properly cleaned and disinfected, Daily updates of new positive COVID-19 cases reported can be found on the LCS homepage.


Chronic Health Conditions

If your child has a chronic health condition such as asthma, diabetes, a seizure disorder, or a food allergy requiring an epi-pen the school division requires that the school clinic have a Health Care Action plan that is signed by a physician and parent. The Action plan can also include permission for medication.


See attached links for Health care plans that can also be found on the LCS website.

Allergy Action plan

Asthma Action plan

Virginia Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)

Seizure Action plan

Medications

If your child does not have one of the above chronic illnesses but requires medication while at school the clinic must have a Physician/Parent Authorization to Administer Medication form.


This form must be completed and signed by both the parent/guardian AND the physician. While we highly encourage parents to make every attempt to give their students medications at home, we understand that there are circumstances that will require your student to take their meds at school. Please consider the following guidelines for medication administration by the nurse/clinic while your student is in school:


  • A parent always has the right to come to the school and administer medication to their student at any time during school hours. .

  • A Physician/Parent Authorization to Administer Medication form must be completed, signed, and dated by both the prescribing physician and the parent. A parent/guardian should turn in this form with the medication to be given at school.

  • No medication (including over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and Advil) will be given without a signed authorization form that is complete.

  • All medications must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian. Medication must be signed in by both the parent and the nurse/school designee. Please allow 15 minutes in order to accomplish this when you come to the school. Medications may not be brought to school by the student. Prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy bottle containing the student’s name, medication name, dosage, route, and frequency.

  • Over-the-counter medication must be in a sealed, original container. The nurse can not accept any opened containers.

  • Students are to report to the clinic at the time their medication is to be administered.

  • The parent/guardian must bring in more medication when it is needed.

  • It is the parent’s responsibility to pick up medication at the end of the year. No medication will be kept over the summer or until the next school term.

Questions

As always, should you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Wood.

Information From The Athletic Department

Up to the Minute Schedules

The Seminole District utilizes an online platform to post all sports schedules. Be sure to bookmark the link so you can keep track of when our Hilltoppers will be in action. https://www.seminoledistrictva.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=299

Online Ticket Sales

For the 2021-2022 school year the Seminole District has partnered with GoFan for online ticketing to our athletic events. Spectators will need to visit the GoFan website https://gofan.co/search or download the app to purchase tickets. We believe school personnel and spectators alike will appreciate the paperless, contactless, cashless and simple online ticket-buying experience.

VHSL schools have been a ticketing partner with Huddle for many years, and have used its digital GoFan product at a number of championship events. Seminole District Athletic Directors have worked with GoFan to prepare for an expansion into all rounds of athletic competition. #Hilltoppers #ecgathletics

Clubs

Beetle Watch

The ECG Beetle Watch is a Google Classroom that monitors invasive beetles in the Lynchburg area. Anyone with an LCS email can follow along with the Classroom code su7oudr

Yearbook

Exciting News! New year. New pricing. You can now pre- order your copy of the 21- 22 yearbook for $45- the lowest price in years! Don't miss out on this $15 dollar savings, prices go up later in September.

You can pre- order your copy by going directly to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code: 10464 or head to the ECG homepage to find our yearbook purchase link!


PARENTS OF SENIORS!

Reserve a spot for your senior in the 21- 22 yearbook. Order a senior tribute (previously known as Senior Ad)- Limited space available.


What is a Senior Tribute? Make the yearbook even more special for your student. Senior Tributes are a great way to celebrate all the hard work your student has put into the last 13 years of school, to honor, and congratulate them on a job well done. The tributes are personalized with photos of your choosing and sentimental message in your own words. Traditionally, Senior Tributes remain a surprise to your seniors until they receive their yearbook.


New Sizing and Costs are listed below:


Ad Size

Includes

Total Cost

1/8th Page

1 photo, 25 characters

$50.00

1/4th Page

3 photos, 50 characters

$75.00

1/2 Page

6 photos, 100 characters

$175.00

Full Page

10 photos, 200 characters

$300.00


You can place your senior tribute order by visiting: www.yearbookordercenter.com, use code: 10464

All senior tributes are due by 12/10/21- Limited space available!

Main Office

Office Hours

E.C. Glass Main Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:00AM-3:00PM

Flowers, Food, & Gifts

The delivery of flowers, food and gifts to students during the school day is not allowed due to the disruption to the school day.


Items such as chromebooks, books, and after school items etc. may be dropped off under these conditions;

  1. You must be on the student's contact list in order to leave items.
  2. Please print the first and last name & grade of the student on the form provided.
  3. If possible the student should be contacted by the responsible party to let him/her know that the item is in the Main Office.

Parking Tags

Any student that drives to school is required to obtain a parking Tag. Parking tags are $50.00. The student driver contract would need to be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. Students need to provide a driver's license before getting a tag.



Parents and students may pay on myschoolbucks https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/payment-accounts by cash or check. Please contact Karen Lynch @ lynchkj@lcsedu.net for forms, payments and tags.


Student Driver Contract

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZIfVjGPLQyLPNCj5XbMm0Yb7DCKjd5RuLsHkgWu7UaY/edit?usp=sharing

Social Media

Links for E.C. Glass

For all the latest updates regarding events and dates please visit our social media accounts.


Twitter https://twitter.com/ecghighschool


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcGlassHighSchool


Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ecglasshs