Weekly Update

November 17, 2019

Important Dates

November 25, 2019, Makeup Day - Student Attendance Required

November 26, 2019, Makeup Day - Student Attendance Required

November 27-29, 2019, No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 2, 2019, Q2 Progress Reports Sent Home

December 3, 2019, PTA Meeting @ 5:30

December 13, 2019, Last Day of TTC Fall 2 Semester

December 20, 2019, Half Day for Students (10:45 dismissal)

December 21, 2019, Winter Dance

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020, Winter Break

Please note, that as a result of Hurricane Dorian, April 13, 2020, is now a school day and will count towards a student's seat time requirement.

IGP Meetings

Individual Graduation Plans are annual meetings held with you, your student, and the school counselor to discuss the present educational status of your child and discuss future goals and career plans.

We're using SignUp.com schedule Individual Graduation Plans for this year.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/bvQoTAx
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule (for high school credit-bearing classes)

1/13: 3rd & 4th ACE

1/15: 1st-2nd A-F, ACE

1/16: 3rd & 4th A-F, BDF

1/17: 1st & 2nd BDF

Tiger Cup Competitions & Student Government

Here are the scheduled Spirit Days and Spirit Wars for November:

  • Friday, 11/22 - ECHS colors (head-to-toe black OR gold; OR black and gold; OR tigers)
  • Friday, 11/22 - Spirit Wars competition - assuming it's not too cold, we'll be out on the field again.

The next door-decorating competition will be in January; the theme will be "New Year, New You," focusing on our dedication to growing and improving at ECHS.

Finally, we have students running for SGA President, Vice President, and Secretary. They will be campaigning beginning November 11 and elections will be held on November 20 during lunch. Results will be announced during Spirit Wars on November 22.

Open Mic

Back by popular demand, the Scholastic Art & Writing Club is hosting another Open Mic during lunch on Friday, Nov. 22. Bring your music, poetry, short stories, and artwork! Weather permitting, we will gather in the courtyard.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities for juniors - see link below to enter your name for a 1,000 scholarship.


Scholarship for students who have ever been in foster care:


Deadline: March 17t, 2020. Submission open on January 17th, 2020

The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants.

Go to https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/ for more information.

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Extra Curricular Involvement

MUSC Teen Science Ambassador

MUSC Youth Collaborative - programs focused on preventing and addressing adolescent substance abuse.

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Yearbook Sales

Purchase your yearbook here. The price is $45 www.jostensyearbooks.com
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School Pictures

Photos from the first day of school are now available to view and purchase at https://shop.jostenspix.com. The access code is FE14519. Parents will need the last 5 digits of their student's PowerSchool ID in order to sign in.

Attendance Requirements

For high school credit-bearing classes, attendance is a requirement for promotion and/or credit. Students must attend at least 85 days of a 90-day course or 170 days of a 180-day course or 42 days of a 45-day course. Students who exceed the approved limits for unexcused absences may not receive credit in the course.

For college-credit bearing classes, students are not permitted to miss more than three (3) class meetings for any reason. Once they exceed three (3) absences they will be dropped from the class.



Students may ride any ECHS-designated bus to and from school.

If you have any bus-related complaints throughout the year, please use this link to log your complaint. This is the way that CCSD tracks bus issues and shares them with Durham. I have found that when we use this form, there is generally a swift response.

Register for REMIND notifications with Coastal Bus lines here.


Parents, if you are picking up a student, we ask that you wait in a lined parking spot until you see your student. Once you see them, please drive to the car loop in front of the building. For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to get into a car unless it is in the car loop. We cannot allow parents to wait in car lanes, as it blocks traffic. Thank you, in advance, for your help in keeping our student safe.

Course Syllabi

Parents, we are very proud to be able to offer this great resource for you to help your students. Many thanks to Ms. Lewis, our AVID Coordinator for developing this website!

You can find links to every ECHS course syllabi here, including Dual Credit Classes. This information will be important in helping you to know what's ahead in each class.

Need D2L Help?

Check this link to see if the system is working correctly.

Students who need assistance accessing their D2L courses should use this form. Students can also email StudentD2LHelp@tridenttech.edu or call 843.574.6864 or 843.574.6999 and choose option 2.

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