ECHS Eagle Express

Mid - February 2020

Upcoming Dates

February 12 - Parent Leadership Team Meeting, 5-6:30

February 14 & 17- No School Presidents Weekend

February 19 or 20 - Basics Class Begins (depending on which group you joined)

February 20 ECHS Restaurant Night at Blaze Pizza Ventura

February 24-28 - Kindness Week

February 28 - WASC Visitation / Review

March - 2020 National Chemistry Olympiad at ECHS (exact date TBD)

March 6 – 9th Grade PE Testing


Cash for College at VC, Sat. Feb 8

Tues. Feb. 11 or Wed. Feb. 12: VC General Counseling & In-Person Orientation for Fall 2020 admittance

Cash for College at Santa Paula campus, Sat. Feb 22

FAFSA/Dream Act Deadline for ALL seniors March 2


Seniors- It's time to order your Cap & Gown. The deadline is 3/6. Questions? See Ms. Shrum in the office

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Class of 2022,

Get a jump start on preparing for college by taking the PreACT on March 19th at ECHS. The test will be from 9-12:00 and is on VC's flex day so you will have no VC classes.

See attached flyer for details on the PreACT.

Bring $20 to the ECHS office to reserve your spot. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify. We have 40 spots and beginning March 1st, we will open the test sign ups to freshman.


FAFSA / Dream Act Applications

Seniors, the FAFSA / Dream Act Application deadline for many state financial aid programs is fast approaching, March 2, 2020. Completing your financial aid application to continue your education after you graduate is one of the most important steps of your senior year. The time to submit your application is now. Please consider the following:

1. Attend the "Cash 4 College" event at Ventura College (LRC) anytime between 10-1 on February 8th. There will be financial aid staff available to help students/parents complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application, regardless of if you plan to attend VC or not.

2. Start your FAFSA/Dream Act using available resources on your own. FAFSA help click here. Dream Act help, click here.

FAFSA website and application

Step 2 IS REQUIRED for the "VC Promise" also known as the "CA Promise". Don't miss out on the opportunity and savings. Our goal is to have 100% of our seniors complete this important step. To receive maximum aid, the deadline to complete this step is March 2nd.

Speak to your counselor for guidance. ECHS's goal is to have 100% of seniors apply to FAFSA.


ECHS Parents Join us at Painted Cabernet

On Sunday, March 8th at 1pm, come join El Camino parents and friends for an afternoon of painting and fun at The Painted Cabernet (The Collection 630 Collection Boulevard - Oxnard, CA 93036)

Register online , or call The Painted Cabernet at 805-485-8716 to make your reservation. Use the Group Name: ECHS Parent Painting Party.

The cost is $42 per person.

The cost includes all materials- 16x20 canvas, paint, easel, brushes, apron, etc., and one complimentary beverage.

Sorry, no coupons or discounts allowed for Private Events


California State Mandated Physical Fitness Test for ALL 9th graders



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VC Math Competition -Congratulations to our math competitors! ECHS placed third in the overall competition.

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Belle P. placed as the runner-up at the Ventura County Poetry Out Loud finals held at Oxnard High School. Her recitations were extraordinary, and she represented El Camino with excellence!

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