Weekly Update

May 28th, 2023

Upcoming Dates

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May 29th, 2023 | Memorial Day (School Closed)

May 30th, 2023 | Chromebooks Returned | Deadline for student fines (grades 9-11)!

May 30th, 2023 | PE/ Spanish B-Day Exams Blocks 1-4 | Grad Practice 8:15 am @ NCPC

May 31st, 2023 | PE/ Spanish A-Day Exams Blocks 1-4

May 31st, 2023 | Chromebooks & All ECHS Property Returned (grades 9-11)

June 1st, 2023 | Celebration of Graduates @ NCPC (8:30 am) | Early Release

June 1st, 2023 | EOY Awards (9th - 11th Grade Recipients Only)

June 2nd, 2023 | Early Release (Dismissal @ 12:45 pm)

June 5th, 2023 | ECHS Field Day | Half Day (Dismissal @ 11:00 am) | Last Day for Students!

June 6th, 2023 | Teacher Workday

Aug. 2nd & 3rd | 10th - 12th Fact and Fee | Senior Portraits

Extracurricular Information

23-24 Registration and Residency Verification

All returning students must complete the 23-24 CCSD Online Registration. Directions for completing registration for returning students can be found here. Registration will need to be completed at your student's homeschool and the information will be shared with Early College. Please have all registration and residency verification complete prior to Aug. 2nd (10th - 11th Fact and Fee)

23-24 ECHS Academic Calendar (Approved)

The CCSD Board of Trustees approved the 23-24 ECHS Academic Calendar. Please note that ECHS to start the 23-24 school year on Aug. 17th.
23-24 ECHS Summer Writing Assignments

All incoming and returning students are required to complete a summer writing assignment. Summer writing assignments will be graded and comprise part of students' Q1 grades.

Senior Portraits: Aug. 2nd & 3rd

Click to sign up for Senior Portraits. Make-up photos are not guaranteed. Schedule your photos today!

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End of Year Awards

EOY Awards are being finalized. Student recipients will receive an invitation by May 30th. The award ceremony will take place in room 152. Only recipients will attend.

11:30-11:50 Freshmen

11:55-12:15 Sophomores

12:20-12:40 Juniors

Principal's Honor Roll and perfect attendance students will be treated to pizza on 6/2. Attendees will receive a ticket to attend during am HR on 6/2.

Yearbooks are Here!

Yearbooks are here! Those who pre-purchased a yearbook can pick up their copy from room 222 during the week of May 30

Still need to buy a yearbook? Supplies are limited and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring $55 (cash only) to room 222 during the week of May 30 to get your copy.

Summer Meal Program

CCSD's Seamless Summer Meal Program runs June 12th - August 4th. Students 18 years of age or younger are eligible to receive free summer meals.

Congratulations Senior Dorm Package Winners!

Thanks to one of our amazing partners, College Sage, three seniors will be receiving a college dorm package of $500 each. College Sage has been a wonderful partner throughout many years, providing ECHS students with individual college counseling opportunities. To find out more about what College Sage offers, please see their website.

The selected seniors receiving the dorm package will be notified at graduation practice.

Maymester Overview

The ECHS Maymester term will begin May 8th. Please find a grade-level overview - here. Individual agreements for juniors and seniors are also liked below.

Junior Maymester Agreement - Due on or before April 7th.

Senior Maymester Agreement - Will be sent home on 4/12. Due April 21st.

CCSD Summer 2023 Career Exploration Opportunities

The Summer Career Exploration Opportunities list is growing! This list is updated each week, bookmark so you can check back in. Make note of those deadlines and contact me if you need assistance with applying.

Link: https://charlestonempowered.com/summer-opportunities/

TTC Grocery Vault

The TTC Grocery Vault is a food pantry serving the Trident Tech college community. Food is available to current students, faculty, and staff in need of assistance. ECHS families can find more information about the TTC Grocery Vault - here.

Friday Gap Time Attendance

Parents and Students,

ECHS students are required to attend school each Friday. Students are only permitted to miss school due to excused absences or previously approved late in or early outs. Students missing ECHS classes on Fridays may be denied credit (5 unexcused absences per semester), or be required to make up seat time to receive credit. In addition, Gap Time provides ECHS staff the opportunity to offer additional support and extracurricular opportunities toward students' college and career readiness.

ECHS Clean Laundry Initiative

The goal of the clean laundry initiative is to ensure that all students at ECHS have clean clothes to wear. The service learning group will wash one backpack full of outwear (no socks, underwear or other undergarments). All students who participate will remain anonymous. Click this link for laundry assistance.
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Meeting Street Scholarship Fund

Please see Mrs. Rainsford or Mrs. Cuttino for more information.

ECHS Student Parking Application

If students obtained their driver's license during the winter break and plan on driving to school they should fill out the ECHS Parking Application Form. Students must submit a copy of their driver's license, car registration and insurance card in order to pick up their parking tag. They can email pictures of these documents to dawna_riggins@charleston.k12.sc.us, present copies or bring their original documents and copies will be made in office 214C.
January Scholarship Newsletter

Click above to view the scholarship opportunities.

Capital Programs: ECHS Support Building Update (Dec.)

Click above to for the latest updates from CCSD Capital Programs.

COVID 19 and Flu Testing for Staff and Students

CCSD testing sites are back. Click above for details.

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ECHS AVID Community Service Hours

An integral part of the ECHS mission is to better our community. With this in mind, all ECHS students are required to complete 10 hours of community service hours each year. These hours will be logged using the Student Action Plans and given a major assignment grade in AVID. Community service logs must be submitted by May 4, 2023.

Ongoing Service Opportunities:

Charleston Habitat For Humanity

Lowcountry Foodbank

Salvation Army

One80 Place

Trident United Way

Keep North Charleston Beautiful

Fresh Future Farm: Help with Gardening

Charleston Uplift: Homeless Advocacy

Park Circle Cares: Food Distribution

Charleston Animal Society

SC Aquarium (18+): Assist with animal care

See Ms. Paul-Amador in room 239 to volunteer for breakfast or lunch cleanup to receive service hours. You can receive 1 service hour per meal cleanup.

For more volunteering opportunities check out this link to find an opportunity nearest you.

Office of School Counseling

Scholarships Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities:

New: ECHS Scholarship Board - Link

2023 Rudolph Canzater Scholarship - Link (Deadline May 26th)

Mark Cobb Memorial/Ron McWhirt Scholarship-$2500 scholarship for upcoming graduates whose parents work in CCSD

Tywanza Sanders Essay Scholarships--applications open February 15.

$500 Citadel Scholarship for a minority student--now open (Deadline May 5)

College Application and Transcript Request

Students should indicate in their Naviance account (accessible via Clever) when they submit college applications; Naviance is also the platform students use to request transcripts as well. This process will be discussed in AVID and school counselors will be available to assist students throughout this process.

Students with last name A-L - Mackenzie Cuttino

Students with last name M-Z - Rhiannon Rainsford

Small Groups

Students and Parents, we'd love your input!

Small groups are opportunities for students to come together to learn new skills and/or address concerns.

To help ECHS determine what small group topics would be beneficial to host this year, please complete this linked form.

Mental Health Support

Students with last name A-L - Mackenzie Cuttino

Students with last name M-Z - Rhiannon Rainsford

Also, we can connect you to our Communities in Schools lead for other social/emotional supports.

Point of Contact: Coach Brown

There are also several hotline resources available:

Internships and Career Opportunities


Parent Portal Access

The Office of Family and Community Engagement, in conjunction with Communications and Student Information, has created several resources to assist parents in developing an account and accessing Parent Portal.

"How To" videos: Feel free to share on your school's website or email them to parents directly.

  1. How to access/ Forgot password or Password / Locked out

English: https://youtu.be/2UObB6Vneao

Spanish: https://youtu.be/yGph9qJfObs

  1. How to create a new account

English: https://youtu.be/pti2EVhPYW4

Spanish: https://youtu.be/yGdC22KOJBc

  1. How to link students

English: https://youtu.be/nra6kaUKq1g

Spanish: https://youtu.be/EmIt7yQKnDk

Student Technology Help

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

Point of Contact: Ms. Misar

MiFi Hotspots for Internet Access

CCSD will be providing MiFi units and services to families demonstrating a need for the internet this year. We will make the application available as soon as we have it.

Point of Contact: Mr. Reese at barrett_reese@charleston.k12.sc.us.

Canvas Access for Parents

Are you curious about how to access Canvas, the learning management system where you can see your student's assignments and due dates for high school classes? Please view our single slide parent presentation.


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Point of Contact: Ms. Houston


Coastal Buses Remind Text Alerts

If your student rides with Coastal Bus Line (routes 564, 565, or 567), please sign up for text alerts from REMIND. Text @cbl-ec20 to 81010.

First View App ECHS Code: RMBQ

ECHS Bus Routes and Important Information

Routes are published at this link . If you do not see a stop within five miles of your home address, please complete the form at this link.

Pro Tip: 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.

When using the School Bus Locator, be sure to use the picture below for reference.

Point of Contact: Mr. Reese