Weekly Update

MAY 16, 2021

May 17 eLearning Day

Monday, May 17, 2021, is an eLearning Day. All students are learning from home.

All college classes will meet synchronously or as normally scheduled and students are expected to tune into class meetings as scheduled. High school teachers will have the ability to determine if meetings are synchronous or asynchronous, and they will communicate that information via Canvas.

Upcoming Dates

May 17, 2021, CCSD eLearning Day - All students learning from home

May 19, 2021, 10th Grade Meeting Join Zoom Meeting ID: 84542062922 PW: 221748

May 21, 2021, English 2 Writing End of Course Exam

May 24, 2021, OPTIONAL Student Vaccinations @ ECHS - second dose

May 25, 2021, Senior Special Event - Folly Beach Trip

May 25, 2021, USHC Teacher-made Final Exam (B Day Students)

May 26, 2021, USHC Teacher-made Final Exam (A Day Students)

May 28, 2021, Freestyle Friday (Period 4)

May 31, 2021, Memorial Day - No School

June 1, 2021, English 2 EOC - Reading

June 2, 2021, Bio EOC

June 3, 2021, Alg 1 EOC

June 3, 2021, USHC EOC (A-Day in the morning, B-Day in the afternoon)

June 3, 2021, 11th-grade EOY Item Drop-off

June 4, 2021, Senior Meeting Join Zoom Meeting ID: 86275681072 Password: 412298

June 5, 2021, Exams: Maymester and EOC Teacher-Made Periods 1 and 2

June 7, 2021, Exams: Maymester and EOC Teacher-Made Periods 1 and 2

June 7, 2021, In-Person Student Item Drop-Off

June 7, 2021, Field Day Periods 11:30 - 2:30 (All SENIORS WELCOME)

June 7, 2021, Students Last Day

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Save the Date: 10th-12th Grade Fact and Fee

Wednesday, Aug. 4th, 12am to Thursday, Aug. 5th, 12am

66 Columbus Street

Charleston, SC

Note that specific times and details are forthcoming.

Fact and Fee will be your opportunity to get ahead of the back-to-school rush. You'll be able to check each of these items off of your back-to-school "to do" list! We'll see you there!

  • Meet the Teachers
  • Schedule Pickup
  • Chromebook Pickup (Please have page 10 of the ECHS Chromebook AUP signed)
  • Pay your student's Chromebook fee ($35)
  • Pay your student's instructional fee ($10)
  • Pay your student's Portrait fee ($10)
  • Complete your back to school forms early
  • Purchase ECHS Spirit Gear
  • Pay for School Pictures (Pricing TBD)

Student and Parent Input Needed

Students and Parents, I need your help. As you may know, we will be building a new ECHS building for use across the street at Fraser Campus.

I want your input - What do our students and their parents think we should consider as we plan for the new space?

If you are interested in serving on a committee, please see Ms. Denney. I will likely make all meetings during lunch (11:00-11:30) so that we can amplify our student's voices.

Attention All SENIORS -Field Day!

Please join us on campus on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 11:30 -2:30 for your last and final FIELD DAY.

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more details to come.

Congratulations, Teach Local Grads!

Congratulations to Lillian Avery, Aaron Booth, Ivy Grinnage, and Tina Robinson. These ECHS seniors just signed a commitment to return to CCSD and teach after their college graduation. Under the leadership of Ms. Dawn Althen, these outstanding young people have all been a part of the Teach Local program and have participated in various experiences to prepare them for the field of education.
Teach Local Signing Day Ceremony - May 14, 2021

After School Tutoring Available!!

We are excited to offer after-school tutoring via zoom in a variety of subjects. A schedule of tutoring options/dates/times is listed below as are zoom codes for each session. Please join if you need any help at all! Consider joining even if you just need a study buddy :)

Ms. Broadway's Zoom Meeting ID: 998 928 0246 Passcode: MATH

Mr. Chapman's Zoom Meeting ID: 87429822818 Passcode: 864870

Dr. Hunter's Zoom Meeting ID: 274 410 188 Passcode: bio

Ms. King's Zoom Meeting ID: 530 142 5801 Passcode: echs

Ms. Misar's Zoom Meeting ID: 868 6932 2155 Passcode: ECHS

Ms. Rebholz's Zoom Meeting ID: 826 4109 1137 Passcode: Rebholz

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Senior Speeches

Congratulations to all of the seniors who wrote, and delivered senior speeches. The process led to eight finalists who each delivered resounding speeches.

We are happy to share the speeches of five of our finalists:

Aaron Booth

Azaria Ervin

Nyla Lews

Theory Summers

Candyce Woody

Please join us in congratulating the following students, who have been selected to speak at the ECHS Celebration of Graduates:

Senior Welcome - James Carter

Senior Address - Wylen Cortez

Senior Farewell - Ivy Grinnage

Tiger Cup

The Final Tiger Cup Challenge is here!

Grade levels will compete during field day on June 7th for the final Tiger Cup of the year. The Overall Tiger Cup winners for all of 20-21 will also be announced on June 7th. Game On!


The last Snackchat for this year will be during Freestyle Friday, May 28, at 1:45. The topic is Gender Inclusivity. Please sign up here if interested in this session.

Students will have time to explore and share ideas to strengthen our ECHS community. Spaces are limited and students will be selected on grade level and time of their request. Students will be notified by May 21st if they are included in this session. Due to popular demand, we will continue Snackchat sessions in 21-22 so more opportunities are coming!

Important Information for Seniors and their families

Graduation is quickly approaching & we have two IMPORTANT mandatory dates for your calendar.

June 17 (2:30-4:30)- Mandatory Celebration of Graduation practice at D4 stadium (if you are not at practice, you will not be able to participate in the celebration ceremony)

Dress Code- Please be sure to read the information about the dress code for the celebration of graduates. Students who are not in dress code will not be able to participate in the celebration ceremony.

Other Things to Remember-

1. Senior Picnic: We have clearance to go ahead with a picnic at Folly Beach for our graduating class. The picnic will take place on May 25 from 10-2. Students will meet at the Folly Beach County park in the pavilion area. The picnic is being funded by our prom account, so students will be able to participate at no cost to them EXCEPT the cost of admission to the park, which is $1. We will not be providing transportation, so students will need to get themselves to/from the picnic. Further details are listed on the permission slip document.

We will need a permission slip for every participant & updated medical info on file with the nurse. Parents, please see the permission slip here & fill it out once your student has decided if he/she will participate. I will contact those in need of an updated medical form.

2. Celebration of Graduates:

Seniors, please make sure that you fill out the home school graduation survey. I need to let home schools know who will be participating in their ceremonies.

CCSD has determined that you may bring 4 guests to ECHS's Celebration of Graduates to be held June 18.

Please see the Senior News for other information and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Ms. Althen

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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.

2021-22 Planning Update

Virtual offerings will be limited at ECHS, but will be available to families via options within CCSD, but outside of ECHS. ECHS does not have the ability to offer virtual college classes.

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.

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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.

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 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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