Roberts and ECHS Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 8th- March 12th

A note from our Administration

Dear SKSD Alternative Education students and families,

Hello and welcome to the month of March!

We hope your power is on, and internet is working. If it is not, please reach out to us so we can help with planning for resources, meals, and supports!

As elementary is returning to hybrid learning, please let us know if there are schedule needs you are working on. We are still working with the district and our community to identify how that might look at Secondary and we will communicate plans and next steps as we learn them.

We are committed to Distance Learning through the end of Quarter 3, so you can plan on business as usual for now.

Thanks you for your brilliant kids!

Brad Shreve, Lisa McIntyre, and Miranda Cryns

Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, March 15th

Conferences are being held on 1 day this spring, please see the list below for when conferences are taking place in our various programs, and how to sign up for conferences with your students' teachers!

Connections SLC: 11-1 and 3-7

Our staff is reaching out directly to schedule conferences. If you have not been contacted or want to set one up, please contact our offices to get scheduled in.

SKO: 11-1 and 3-7

SKO advisors are sending communication out to families for how to sign up for conferences. Contact your student's advisor for more information!

Lit Center: 11-1 and 3-4 (+ Tuesday March 17th from 4-7)

Staff is reaching out directly to sign families up for conferences! Contact Julie Silverio and Suzanne Spencer for more information or to schedule your conference.

ECHS and Teen Parent: 11-1 and 3-7

Staff are reaching out to schedule conferences and have sent a letter home to families to schedule a conference. Please contact our offices to ensure you have a conference if you need one!

The week ahead:

Monday, March 8th: Student Support Monday, no school for students but staff will be updating grades, communicating, and available for support.

Tuesday - Friday, March 9th -12th: Follow your class schedule.

GED testing Wednesdays and Fridays @DTLC - Scheduled by staff

Limited In-Person Instruction Tuesdays - Fridays - Scheduled by advisors and staff

Return to School Email to families

The district has communicated to families the plan for returning to In-Person Learning for Quarter 4 (starting April 13th).

In Alternative Education we are working to identify schedules, processes and systems for how this will look in our smaller programs. We will send our own program-based communication in the coming weeks, and will update you in this Newsletter as well. We appreciate your patience and are happy to address your questions as we develop a plan!

Please know that the details of the email are developed with the comprehensive neighborhood schools in mind and may not apply directly to AltEd. As we have all year, we will share our program plans with you as soon as possible.

ELPA Testing is HERE!

Please keep an eye out for communication about ELPA testing.

ELPA testing is an important assessment of student progress and proficiency in the English Language. The ELPA indicates service levels, interventions, and even completion of ELD programming and is important to come in and complete.

ELPA testing is taking place at our State Street Campus (3620 State St SE). All safety and physical distancing requirements apply. The test takes -5 hours to complete, and testers will need to come for 2 hour sessions, so plan on 2-3 appointments to complete the assessment.

Please sign up for the ELPA using this link:

If you have questions, please contact Joy Clydesdale ( for more information or call 503-399-5550

For students who are coming into our buildings for testing or LIPI

State guidelines limit the amount of time a student can be on campus to 2 hours.

Students who are invited back to campus for academic support, LIPI, or testing have been slated for a specific time based on local health and safety rules.

Please work with your student and our staff to ensure that your student is attending on their scheduled days and times. Students who arrive early may not be able to enter the building until their allotted time.

If you student is scheduled to come in, but is not feeling well, please call us and let us know if you are keeping them home. Please reference the resource below to determine when to keep your student home:

For ROBERTS programs ONLY:

We have two events coming up on March 10th and March 15th:

March 10th: "Your Child and Their Mental Wellness" - this is an information and resource event for mental and emotional wellness. Use the link below to access the event:

Between 5 and 5:45, you can join us for a Drive Through Event- First 20 to come through will gert a free Take and Bake Pizza to take home!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 9511 4369
Passcode: alted

March 15th: "Book Talk"- This is a resource night to learn about titles of books and participate in a FREE book giveaway. This virtual event will be live via Zoom!

Free books will be given away and provided prior to Spring Break!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 8211 7392

Passcode: 787093

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