Edmonds eLearning Academy
Family and Student Newsletter
May 20: Teacher Professional Development - No School
May 30: Memorial Day - No School
Road Trip! Bellingham Awaits!
Whatcom County, WA (AP)
May is here, time for a road trip to Bellingham! Just a quick 75 minute drive from Lynnwood, Bellingham has tons of great stuff to see and do. Take Chuckanut Drive, where the Cascades meet the sea and one of America's most scenic byways. Plan a stop at Taylor Shellfish Farms and snag some fresh oysters. Then hit the Historic Fairhaven District for great food, boutique shopping, and an amazing art scene. Bring your mountain bike and ride Galbraith Mountain, a national top-10 single-track destination. Then cruise the Mt. Baker highway to Artist's Point and stunning views of the 10, 781 ft. peak. I call shotgun!
Science Hot Topics Announces Special Guest
Lisa Hiruki-Raring from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be our special guest on Tuesday, May 3rd at 12 noon. Come join us to learn more about current NOAA research efforts in the Puget Sound and Alaska as well as to learn more about possible career paths in science.
Your EeLA Science Team hosts Science Hot Topics each Tuesday at 12 noon. All EeLA students are welcome to attend.
Save the Date: Graduation Commencement Ceremony on June 16!
Seniors - check your email for details on how to order your cap and gown and what final tasks need to be completed to graduate.
Fines and Fees
Don't know how to take care of this? Just follow these steps:
- Go to https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/
- Locate the payments button in the middle of the screen and click on it
- Enter a Username (Student ID) and Password (Last Name)
- Once logged in you will be able to navigate your payments and pay online
Edgenuity's Parent Portal
Students, click this button to add the Academic Support Calendar to your personal Google calendar!
Wednesday Morning Yoga
Need hours for your fitness log? Feeling stressed? Looking for a way to increase your flexibility?
Come to Wednesday morning yoga from 9-10! We will complete a 45-60 minute yoga class together via Zoom. You can then record your minutes in your fitness log if necessary! Or you can just enjoy the benefits of feeling better after doing yoga!
Health/Fitness Hot Topics
We will be covering various hot topics regarding health, fitness, mental health, and more! The topics are requested by students; you too may request a health or fitness topic of interest if you attend a session. See you there!
Did you know that you can drop into the eLearning Writing Center to get help with your essays or other writing assignments? You can also submit drafts to get teacher feedback before turning in your final draft! Take advantage of this great, free resource every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9-12 and 12- 3.
MATH HELP WORKS! Daily from 9-11, 2-4
Hey there, Owls! Did you know that students who review with their teacher pass their next assessment 98.43% of the time? The drop-in sessions for Math Help really work! Come on down any morning 9 - 11 or afternoon 2 - 4 and get your math done. Students have great success just by using that time to do their assignments in a breakout room...plus you can get help in real-time just by clicking a button. See you in Math Help!
Our goal at Edmonds eLearning Academy is to partner with families to ensure that students are meeting their attendance requirements. One of the most powerful ways to prepare a student for success in life is through regular school attendance.
How do we take attendance at EeLA?
Attendance is monitored through weekly contact. Our weeks start on Sunday and end Saturday at midnight. To be marked present, students are required to make two-way academic contact with at least one teacher, one time per week. Academic progress in classes is not the same as weekly contact, and parent/guardian contact does not count towards weekly contact.
Examples of weekly contact include but are not limited to:
A student discussing feedback with their teacher to improve a writing assignment or a student meeting with their teacher in a Zoom session to gain a greater understanding of mathematical concepts.
A student messaging their teachers through Edgenuity to discuss their goals for the week in their EeLA class(es).
A student/teacher phone call to check in about progress, goals, or any questions the student has.
If a student has valid justification for missing weekly contact, as defined by the Edmonds School Board, a guardian must contact the attendance office within two school days, and provide valid justification and documentation to excuse the missed contact. The attendance office phone number is 425-431-3908. Alternatively, guardians can complete the Absence Excuse Form.
Attendance is a mandatory requirement and must be fulfilled as part of your student’s enrollment at EeLA. Consequences for missed weekly contact without valid justification are as follows:
One week of missed contact - Student and guardian are notified of an unexcused absence by email address on file.
Two consecutive or three cumulative weeks - A mandatory student and parent conference will be scheduled by email. The student’s needs will be evaluated and a written improvement plan will be established.
Four cumulative missed contacts: A letter will be mailed home informing parents/guardians that the student is at-risk of a truancy referral.
Five consecutive or six cumulative weeks - EeLA is required to refer the student and parent for truancy as stated in WAC 392-550-040.