Welcome to North Lake ECHS!

Class of 2025

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Welcome to North Lake Early College High School

A Message from Mr. Lysowski

Future Blazers,


We are excited to welcome each of you to the North Lake ECHS Family! You will have the distinct honor to potentially earn your high school diploma and 60 hours of college credit with your Associate Degree. Your admission is evidence of the Admission Committee’s confidence in your potential, as well as outstanding personal qualities identified during the student interview. Your experiences over the next four years are going to set you up for a life of success after high school, and we look forward to supporting you on your journey!


This newsletter will provide relevant information that will help and assist with your transition to North Lake this summer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (972) 925-7900.


Respectfully,


Mr. Lysowski

Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events!

Link to School Calendar


June 18--DISD Transportation E-Form and Extracurricular Survey Due


August 5--Parent/Student Workshop (DISD and Dallas College Technology Applications), 6:30pm


August 9--Parent/Student Workshop (DISD and Dallas College Technology Applications), 9:30am and 6:30pm


August 10--Summer Bridge, 9am-1pm


August 11--Summer Bridge, 9am-3pm


August 12--Summer Bridge, 9am-3pm


August 12--Open House, 4:00-8:00pm


August 16--First Day of School

Success Checklist

This is a helpful tool that will allow families to track their progress toward action items that are required before the first day of school. A digital copy of the tool can be accessed by clicking the link below:


North Lake ECHS Freshman Checklist (ENG/SPAN)

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Meningitis Vaccination

The meningitis vaccine is required for all North Lake ECHS students. Provided below are resources and vaccination locations:


Here is a website listing out the YFC locations that were on the flyer:

https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/68442

Youth & Family Centers / Physical Health Services

Parents Home; For Parents; Dallas ISD Mobile App; Level Up Dallas ISD Summer Learning 2020; Parent Survey for 2020-2021 Return to School; Dallas ISD: Friday Five

www.dallasisd.org


Dallas College is also offering free meningitis vaccines Wednesday June 9th, 2021 and you can register for that here:

https://dcccd.libcal.com/


LibCal - Dallas College

In-Person Visits f or Currently Enrolled Students – use options below to schedule on-campus visits for Testing for a Class, Tutoring, Libraries & Computer Labs, Student Success areas, and Financial Aid Verification Sessions, and Meningitis Vaccinations

dcccd.libcal.com


If your family has any questions about the Texas minimum state vaccine requirements for college entry, they can refer to this:

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/college-requirements.aspx

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Dress Code

Students follow the North Lake Early College dress code on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday is Uniform day and all students are required to arrive to campus in their North Lake ECHS uniform. On ECHS Uniform Wednesdays, students are required to wear either black slacks or a skirt (no shorter than “finger-tip length” with arms in normal position, i.e., arms hanging naturally, as student is standing straight and upright). North Lake ECHS Uniform appointments can be made by contacting Mr. Sergio Godinez at Versa Printing.
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Virtual Signing Day Presentation

We thank you for joining us to celebrate your student's acceptance in to North Lake ECHS. Provided below is the presentation that was delivered that evening. Please reach out if you have any follow-up questions or concerns!

Summer Bridge--August 10-12, 9am-1pm

Summer Bridge assists incoming 9th graders with the transition from middle school to the Early College high school environment. This opportunity will prepare students for the early college high school experience. These days will also serve as an orientation for students, where they will meet their new teachers, receive their Dallas College ID badges, and tour the campus. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming 9th grade students.
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Transportation to North Lake ECHS--ACTION REQUIRED

Below is the 2021-2022 School Year Choice Transportation e-Form. All students who require Dallas ISD transportation are required to complete this form no later than June 18, 2021.

In addition, school and/or parent transportation concerns can be submitted via a Let’s Talk ticket using the following link: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/61626. Ms. Maria Morgan from Dallas ISD Transportation Services will be responding to submitted questions/concerns in a timely manner. Thank you!

TSIA2 Testing and Preparation

TSI is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. Part of the program is an assessment to determine basic skills in reading, mathematics and writing. A passing score on the TSIA2 test is required in order to take most of the dual-credit courses on our Associate Degree crosswalks. TSIA2 scores also impact our State Accountability rating for College and Career Readiness.


We are encouraging all of our incoming freshmen students to begin preparing for the assessment as soon as possible.


English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) Standard:

  • ELAR Score of 945+ AND Essay Score of 5 – 8
    OR
  • ELAR Score under 945 AND ELAR Diagnostic Level of 4 – 6 AND Essay Score of 5 - 8


TSIA2 Math Standard:

  • 950+
    OR
  • Math Score Under 950 AND Math Diagnostic Level of 6

TSIA2 Resources, Links, and Tutorials

Accuplacer Test Prep--The ACCUPLACER website features practice questions and other study tools to help you prepare for the TSI assessment. You can also login to take the Texas version of a web-based practice test to familiarize yourself with the tests three different content areas.


EdReady--TSIA2 test prep website. All freshmen will be required to sign-up and create an account. Current DISD students should be able to create an account today using the information provided below:

  1. Navigate to disd.edready.org and click Get Started.
  2. After creating their accounts, they will receive an email confirmation with an activation link.
  3. After logging in they will be prompted to enter a goal key. The goal key for all North Lake students is northlake (all lowercase). They will be able to access both the math and reading study paths with that one code. And they only need to enter the goal key one time to add it to their dashboard.
  4. There is a walkthrough video and a student quick start guide at the bottom of the disd.edready.org main page if they need assistance

Extracurriculars at North Lake ECHS

Extracurricular activities are an important part of the student and teacher experience at North Lake. We are asking that all incoming freshmen complete the extracurricular survey so that we can align extracurricular offerings to student interest.


Extracurricular Expectations

  • Students will model our campus vision, mission, values, and moto on campus and extracurriculars

  • 100% student participation in 1 or 2 campus activities

  • Have a positive attitude and explore different activities

  • Be committed to your extracurricular for the full semester


Purpose

  • Extracurriculars gives you another opportunity to practice, learn, and embody our campus vision, mission, values, and moto

  • A way to belong, explore, and create and build friendships

  • Scholarships possibilities to 4 year universities

  • Resume building for 4 year university applications and future careers

Technology Update

Dallas ISD students will keep their computer equipment for the summer:


• All current DISD students will take their device home over the summer, except graduating seniors

• Rising 9th graders will exchange their Chromebook for a new Windows laptop in the Fall of 2021 during the High School Laptop Exchange event


Summer tech support available Dallas ISO will continue offering technical support to parents & students throughout the summer. Please contact the IT Service Desk at 972-925-5630 Monday through Friday from 7 AM to5 PM, or email ITServiceDesk@Oallasisd.org.

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Please Join the North Lake ECHS PTSA!

The North Lake ECHS PTSA will play a critical role in helping to build and sustain a positive school climate. PTSA is responsible for all of the following:


  • Raising money to support needs that align to the Campus Improvement Plan and other specific needs.
  • Tracking local, state, and national policies to advocate what's best for our North Lake families.
  • Hosting fun, educational clubs, events, and programs for our families!


If you are interested in joining the North Lake PTSA, please visit www.JoinPTA.org to sign-up!

North Lake ECHS Spirit Shirts--Now on Sale!

The North Lake ECHS PTSA is selling spirit shirts for $15. The t-shirt was designed by a North Lake ECHS student. T-shirts can be purchased through the PayPal link below.
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Limited Number of Seats Still Available!

We have a limited number of seats available for the incoming freshman cohort. If you know of any current 8th grade students who are interested, please encourage them to complete the online application! Once the application is submitted, a member of our team will be contacting them to schedule an interview. The application and interview process will close once all remaining seats are filled.

Choose Dallas ISD--SchoolMint Online Application

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North Lake ECHS On the Move!

North Lake ECHS Leadership met with representatives from Dallas ISD and Dallas College on Wednesday, April 7 to identify action items and tasks that need to be completed for our permanent move to the North Lake Main Campus. Our completion goal for the move is June 30, 2021 and we are 100% on track! We are excited about the progress and are looking to forward to the months ahead.

Photos of the North Lake Main Campus

Virtual Coffee with the Principal--Tuesday, June 8 @ 8:30am

Mr. Lysowski will be available to answer questions, discuss campus updates, and drink coffee!

High School and Dual-Credit Schedules

SBDM

The function of the SBDM Committee is to support and advise the principal in establishing the campus goals and plan for improvement. The SBDM committee serves as an advisory body. The SBDM, then, does not make policy, but advises the principal, who then ultimately decides on policy.


Meetings:

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month. Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.


How do I join SBDM?

Just show up. The meeting schedule can be found by accessing the calendar on our campus website.


Are there dues or fees to join?

There are no fees or dues involved to join. SBDM is not a fundraising committee. The purpose is to advise the principal.


What is the composition of SBMD?

SBDM is comprised of all staff, parents, community members representing a business or organization in the area, and students.

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