Weekly Update

March 28, 2021

Upcoming Dates

April 1, 2021, eLearning Day

April 2, 2021, 7:45 AM Senior Grade Level Meeting (Join Zoom Meeting ID: 86275681072 PW: 412298)

April 5-9, 2021, National Assistant Principal's Appreciation Week

April 5-9, 2021, Normal School Week - no vacation days

April 7, 2021, Q4 Halfway Point

April 9, 2021, 7:45 AM Junior Meeting Join Zoom Meeting ID: 85388719996 PW: 527895

April 12, 2021, Fire Drill

April 16, 2021, League of Women Voters | Voter Registration Drive

April 20, 2021, 6:00 PM PTA Meeting | Financial Aid Workshop hosted by College Sage

April 21, 2021, 7:45 AM Sophomore Meeting Join Zoom Meeting ID: 84542062922 PW: 221748

April 23, 2021, 7:45 AM Freshman Meeting Join Zoom Meeting ID: 89719116170 PW: 507649

April 28, 2021, Period 1 & 2 Final Exams for non-EOC classes

April 29, 2021, Period 1 Freestyle Friday

April 29, 2021, Period 3 & 4 Final Exams for non-EOC classes

April 29, 2021, April Tige Cup & Student of the Month Award Presentations

April 30, 2021, Freshman Event | Motivational Speaker Joe Petit

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Bottle Filling Stations Available

We have finally received approval from TTC for our students to use the newly installed bottle filling stations on campus. Please bring a fillable water bottle this week. We have ordered some water bottles, and we'll be providing them for all students as soon as they arrive.

In the meantime, ECHS will no longer be ordering bottled water for students or faculty/staff.

Please note that the use of the mouth spout for direct drinking is still prohibited.

Next PTA Meeting | Special Info for SENIORS | April 20

We have invited College Sage to our April 20 PTA meeting. They will be conducting a workshop for all students, but specifically for seniors (and their parents), that will help you make sense of your financial aid and your award letters.

We encourage all seniors, and their parents, to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 86463178560 Password: 901405

2021-22 ECHS Academic Calendar

The 2021-22 ECHS Academic Calendar has been approved by the CCSD Board of Trustees. Please find the calendar here.

ECHS Voter Registration Drive | April 16

The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization will be on-campus on April 16 during lunch to assist all students who are 18 years old, or those who are currently 17, but will turn 18 before November 2, 2021.

We encourage all eligible students to register to vote, and to vote! No matter your political viewpoint, your vote is your voice.

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March Students of the Month

Congratulations to all of our Student of the Month nominees and winners!

This month we focused on the A in ROAR: Academic Engagement

9th Grade Winner: Jenny Chan

10th Grade Winner: Anastazia Mendones and Zoe Sharpe

11th Grade Winner: Jacob Loeber

12th Grade Winner: Anthony Sanders

Nominees also included:

Christian Stone

Janae Heyward

Natalia Gallegos

Nautika Swinton

Kate Hanchon

Mallory Anzaldo

Kwamai Matthews

Jonathan Molina Martinez

March Tiger Cup

Congratulations to a full week of participation in Spring Spirit Week. The Winners are.....Drum Roll....The SOPHOMORES!

Quarter 3 Report Cards

If you need access to Parent Portal, please contact yolanda_washingtonr@charleston.k12.sc.us


Quarter 3 report cards are now viewable in PowerSchool

2021-22 Planning Update

Parents, please see the 2021-22 planning update from CCSD below. If you have any questions prior to the preference survey, please reach out. Virtual offerings will be limited at ECHS, but will be available to families via options within CCSD, but outside of ECHS.
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Senior Spotlight

Calling all Seniors!!!! ECHS wants to recognize its first graduating class and share how proud we are of our hard-working seniors who laid the groundwork for this amazing school and program. The information you submit will be shared with the community on social media and in the weekly update. Please complete this form so we can highlight YOU!

See what these ECHS graduates are planning next with our Senior Spotlight Week of 3/28!

Candyce Woody

Lauryn Daley

Qwana'jah Johnson

Ethan Keen

Jada Washington

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CACRAO Virtual College Fair

CACRAO's Virtual College Fairs

Registration is Open!

High School Students

Monday, April 19th


Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free.

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can't make the live session...you'll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you!

Summer Opportunities

Looking for summer camps and/or opportunities? Check out the links below for various programs for high school students. Tuition, dates, and registrations vary by program.

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Clemson University

SC Governor's School Summer Programs

For current Sophomores and Juniors: Clemson Career Workshop

Upcoming Testing Dates

Families, please find the following testing dates and information about to which group of students each type of testing applies.

Specific information will be communicated directly with students and parents taking each test. Note that students must be on the Early College campus for these exams.

If you have questions about any of these test, please contact sarah_earle@charleston.k12.sc.us

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The ECHS PTA will resume meeting in 2021. PTA will meet at 6:00 PM on the third Tuesday of every other month in 2021 - next meeting: May 18. All are welcome.

2021 Yearbook Sales

The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Don't miss your chance to commemorate our first graduating class at Early College! Order your book for $35 at www.jostens.com/yearbooks.com.

Face-to-Face Attendance Requests

At this point, we are at our safe capacity limit. If you are a parent of a virtual student, who would like to request face-to-face instruction, we will add your child's name to a waitlist and notify you if/when space on campus becomes available.

Similarly, if you are the parent of a face-to-face student and would like to change to virtual learning. Please let me know. We can make that change immediately without any need to wait.

Attendance Notifications

Families, as you already know, ECHS is operating a unique calendar that is different from the rest of CCSD.

Each of our calendar days is equivalent to a day on the CCSD calendar. You can find a list of dates 2020-21 on this crosswalk document. For example, our first day of school was August 18, 2020, but the district's first day of school was September 8, 2020, so the attendance that we recorded on August 18 will be reflected in PowerSchool on September 8. Friday, November 13, 2020, is our 59th day of school and will be recorded in PowerSchool as December 4, 2020.


The Board voted to adjust the CCSD calendar to make April 30, and May 17 e-Learning days at home for all students.

Students will not report to campus on these days. All high school classes will be assigned asynchronous work to document attendance. Students enrolled in TTC classes SHOULD still tune into their TTC classes if the class has a synchronous meeting time on any of those days.

Technology Help

Please refer to our Technology Help page for some more information about various scenarios and how to get help for each.

Fill out this form to enter a help request.

Family Support Hotline

A Family Support Line has been established to provide a resource for students or parents that need additional support during this extended schools closure. This hotline is to assist families in connecting to resources which could be school counselors, parent advocates, DMH services, social workers, etc.

CCSD employees from the Departments of Alternative Programs, Counseling Services, and Intervention & Psychological Services will answer calls Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. The Family Support Hotline number is 843-937-7907.

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