Estacada HS Newsletter

April 23, 2020

Graduation Ceremony - Saturday, June 6th

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will take place on Saturday, June 6th. As of now, we are planning on our traditional commencement ceremony to begin at 7:00pm.


However, it is prudent to develop a secondary plan in case social distancing is extended through June 6th. With input from the EHS Student Council, we are currently working on a plan for a ceremony and other events that allow students and their families to celebrate their accomplishments as current guidelines from the governor's office are followed. While the timeline will be much different as we make a schedule for each student to walk across the stage and receive their diploma inside Buzz Randall Stadium, the event will still be scheduled for June 6th.


As plans are solidified, you will be informed.

Virtual School - How are we doing?

As we look to provide our students with the best possible experience with our distance education model, I ask that you fill out this very short survey so that we may best meet the needs of our students and family. We will always strive to do better. Thank you so much.


English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LFNrklNKXUC4fagn8iLiVM41rZEbrsrYcXDGOXPuBZI/edit?ts=5e9c8dd4


Espanol: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/106bE_WW-lAuuuEq3iyVi8zgMuN3lmGQbV-hOGmd1C4w/edit?ts=5e9c8d8f

Pickup Personal Belongings Left in Lockers

Many students left personal belongings in their hallway lockers and would like to pick them up. Student belongings will be bagged up and will be ready to be picked at the front of the high school. No parents or students will be allowed to enter the school during this time.



  • Tuesday, May 5: Last Names: A-L; 9am-11 & 1-3pm

  • Wednesday, May 6: Last Names: M-Z; 9am-11 & 1-3pm

Scholarship Deadlines and Links

Seniors,

We all understand that these are difficult times and applying for scholarships may not be on your radar. However, scholarship committees are still committed to providing funding for you to pursue higher education opportunities. Whether you are thinking about a vocational program through an accredited school, a two year college, or a four year university, these opportunities can lessen the financial burden for you and your family. Consider that your chance of receiving a scholarship is very good, you do NOT have to be a top student to qualify, and the investment you put in with time, can pay off in real dollars. Let us know if you have any questions, or need any assistance with these opportunities.


Mrs. B and Mr. C



EHS SCHOLARSHIP PAGE LINK:

http://www.ehs.estacada.k12.or.us/for_students/a_s_p_i_r_e/scholarships___grants


SCHOLARSHIPS COMING DUE SOON:


Centennial Rebekah's Scholarship (Local) (financial need based) Must be a senior at Estacada High School. Minimum GPA 2.5, attend community college, 4 yr university or accredited vocational school. Essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and transcript. Award: $500. DUE APRIL 28.


  • Estacada Garden Club Scholarship (Local) Major: Horticultural or Agricultural Studies. Minimum GPA 2.5, attend community college, vocational school or 4-yr school. Essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and transcript. Award: $1000. Due: APRIL 29


TEN (10) SCHOLARSHIPS DUE MAY 1st TOTAL $21,000!!!

Please follow the link above to the scholarship page and click on the month of May for access to those applicatoins.



PROCESS FOR TURNING IN APPLICATIONS:


WIthout access to the school building, turning in scholarships may require different steps, and will likely require you to plan ahead to get scholarships turned in before the due dates listed on the website (see scholarship link above) Traditionally, local scholarships are collected by the ASPIRE office. Since that is not possible at this time, please turn in scholarships in one of the following ways:


MAIL

Scholarship applications can be mailed to Estacada High School

Attn: ASPIRE

Estacada High School

355 NE 6th Ave

Estacada, Or. 97023


EMAIL to Mrs. Babikoff (babikoffc@estacada.k12.or.us) using one of the following methods, or other method that works for you:


1. Print the application. Fill it out. Scan your application to convert it to a pdf file. Email it to Mrs. Babikoff


2. Download the scholarship application to your computer.

Use a pdf converter (there are several free programs online) to convert application to a fillable form, or word, or other form that allows for you to fill it out.

Save the filled out form to your computer as a PDF, then email to Mrs. Babikoff


3. Fill out the application, take a clear image of each section of the application, paying attention to margins and making sure that you don't cut off any of the information. Email the images to Mrs. Babikoff


4. Recreate the application using your own word or google doc program, fill it out, save it to your computer as a pdf, email to Mrs. Babikoff


Email Mrs. Babikoff if you are having problems turning in your applications.


CLASS OF 2020, THERE IS MONEY $$$ OUT THERE FOR YOU, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES!!

Virtual College Fair

Students,

Here is a chance to register for a virtual college fair experience. Please follow the link to learn more. Let your counselor know if you have any questions!


May 4-6, 2020

9am-5pm Pacific Time


Three days of live-stream presentations will help students and families understand:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the admission process
  • Financial aid and financial award programs
  • How to balance the application: test scores, essay, extracurriculars, etc.
  • Multicultural, first generation, and accessibility/disability resources on college campuses
  • How to find the best college fit/choose a major
  • What to expect the first year on campus

...and so much more.


https://virtual.gotocollegefairs.com/

Grading/Credit Guidelines for 9th-11th Grade Students

Grading/Credit Guidelines for 9th-11th Grade Students


Estacada High School will be moving toward a Pass/Incomplete grading system due to the Coronavirus crisis. Under this modified grading system, each essential learning standard will continue to be assessed on a 1-4 scale as we have been doing in our current standards-based grading. An assessment earning a 1 or 2 will constitute an “incomplete”, while a score of 3 or 4 will equate to a ‘pass.” Students must show proficiency for each of the learning standards to earn an overall “pass” grade for the course.


Since a Pass or Incomplete is not part of the grade point scale, the second semester will not count towards or against a student’s overall class rank or Grade Point Average (GPA). This grading will be the norm in all high schools across the state and is the guidance from the Oregon Department of Education. The credits earned will count towards the graduation requirement to earn a diploma. Students should attend class each day to stay on track for earning credit. With the expectation that the virtual school day is approximately half of the normal school day (3-4 hours), teachers may reduce the essential learning standards for second semester courses.


Through thoughtful planning and preparation, Estacada High School was prepared to deliver distance learning when the governor closed down school buildings. While this new model of instruction is different than what most of us are accustomed to, EHS is committed to serving the needs of all students as we provide quality educational opportunities through online platforms.

  • Teachers are available each afternoon by email or video conference to answer individual student questions.

  • Both success coaches are available five days a week to provide support to those who need it.

  • Support for Spanish-speaking families is accessible by phone call, text, or video conference five days a week.

  • Case managers and paraprofessionals continue to provide support for our students receiving special education services.

  • School counselors are available for emotional support as well as college and career planning.

  • The district’s technology department is available to help with any issues that may prevent students from accessing virtual learning.


This is a difficult time for many students and their families. Recognizing this, the virtual school day represents half of the time of a typical school day. Virtual classes are set up so that students may attend class during the allotted time or come back later in the day and access the material when it is convenient for them.


This temporary modification of our grading policy will alleviate some of the inherent inequalities of virtual learning at home while maintaining the school’s commitment and responsibility to deliver instruction and prepare students for the next grade level.


For those students who earned an incomplete grade for any class, a plan will be developed to earn credit in that course by September 2020 with the plans required completion by the end of the 2020-21 school year.


Looking for Photos for Yearbook

With the closure of in-person classes and sports (at least right now) because of COVID-19, the yearbook class needs your help! We need the following photos, and would really appreciate it if you would send photos of your high school student to the yearbook class:

- Doing online/virtual lessons

- In their spring sports uniforms

- Playing their spring sports (can be photos from previous years - including before high school)

- Doing fun family activities while stuck at home


Please send your photos to treanorh@estacada.k12.or.us - we can't guarantee that all will be used, but we could really use your help to get us as many photos as possible!


Thanks,

Ms. Treanor and the Yearbook Student Journalists

Technology Support

If you require any technical support, please contact our Technology Department who will be available for students, parents, and guardians.


email: esdhelpdesk@estacada.k12.or.us


If for some reason you can't email Help Desk, you can call the ITS staff at 503-630-6871


x. 2891 - ITS Helpdesk, Kris

x. 2892 - PowerSchool & Database Admin, Kristy

x. 2893 - Director of Tech, Cyndi

Support Resources

During this time, there may be a need for yourself or your neighbors to access resources. I encourage you to look at and share this list that was compiled and is being updated by Congressman Earl Blumenauer.


Resource for:

Food Access

Shelters

Utilities/Rent

Business/Workers

College Students

Seniors

Crisis Hotlines

Health/Wellness/Fitness

Volunteer/Donate

Education

Entertainment


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_vxTr5ze9Po3noASrmc3075x9EMsKZQczUe-QHsWADQ/htmlview?usp=gmail&urp=gmail_link&sle=true

Class of 2020

Graduation Schedule



Friday, May 29, 2020

Last Day for senior students :)

Students must have completed all graduation requirements by this day to participate in the upcoming commencement ceremony.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6:30pm - Baccalaureate by Ben Erickson of Barton Baptist Church - recorded.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

12:30pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice

Followed by - Microphone check for salutatorian and valedictorian


Friday, June 5, 2020

8:30am - 9:30am Senior Breakfast sponsored by the booster club

9:30am - 10:00am Graduation caps and gowns handed out

10:00am - 11:00am Senior Awards Assembly


Saturday, June 6, 2020

6:00pm - Graduates meet in EHS main gym

6:45pm - Graduates depart main gym to stadium

7:00pm - Commencement Ceremony