Roberts and ECHS Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 15th- March 19th

A note from our Administration

Dear SKSD Alternative Education students and families,

These are the last days of school before spring break and TODAY are Spring Conferences!

The sun is shining and it definitely feels like spring!

As you and your students prepare for a break from screens (or at least Zoom/Canvas) please make sure to check your StudentVue for progress, email or contact teachers for updates, join in your assigned LIPI session if you have one, and bring the week to a close so you can unplug and rest!

Please read below for events and opportunities this week, we hope you will join us for book talks about mental wellness. Let's have a great week and we will miss your kids over break!


Brad Shreve, Lisa McIntyre, and Miranda Cryns

Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, March 15th

Conferences are being held on 1 day this spring, please see the list below for when conferences are taking place in our various programs, and how to sign up for conferences with your students' teachers!

Connections SLC: 11-1 and 3-7

Our staff is reaching out directly to schedule conferences. If you have not been contacted or want to set one up, please contact our offices to get scheduled in.

SKO: 11-1 and 3-7

SKO advisors are sending communication out to families for how to sign up for conferences. Contact your student's advisor for more information!

Lit Center: 11-1 and 3-4 (+ Tuesday March 17th from 4-7)

Staff is reaching out directly to sign families up for conferences! Contact Julie Silverio and Suzanne Spencer for more information or to schedule your conference.

ECHS and Teen Parent: 11-1 and 3-7

Staff are reaching out to schedule conferences and have sent a letter home to families to schedule a conference. Please contact our offices to ensure you have a conference if you need one!

The week ahead:

Monday, March 15th: Parent teacher conferences: No classes. Please contact your school to sign up for a conference time

Monday, March 15th: Virtual Book Talk with free book giveaway: 7:00-7:45

Tuesday - Friday, March 6th -19th: Follow your class schedule.

Wednesday, March 17th: St. Patrick's Day AND Student Voice Feedback Committee

Students join staff to discuss school improvements and redesign: 6:00-7:00

GED testing Wednesdays and Fridays @DTLC - Scheduled by staff

Limited In-Person Instruction Tuesdays - Fridays - Scheduled by advisors and staff

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Return to School Email to families

The district has communicated to families the plan for returning to In-Person Learning for Quarter 4 (starting April 13th).

In Alternative Education we are working to identify schedules, processes and systems for how this will look in our smaller programs. We will send our own program-based communication in the coming weeks, and will update you in this Newsletter as well. We appreciate your patience and are happy to address your questions as we develop a plan!

Please know that the details of the email are developed with the comprehensive neighborhood schools in mind and may not apply directly to AltEd. As we have all year, we will share our program plans with you as soon as possible.

Important Dates to know:

Monday, April 5th:

No student support Monday- all staff will be in buildings preparing for students to return

Tuesday, April 6th - Wednesday April 7th:

Last days of Quarter 3 classes

Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th:

NO SCHOOL for students, teachers grading and planning days- End of Quarter 3

Monday, April 12th:

No school for students, teachers preparing for return to school

Week of April 13th:

Beginning of Quarter 4: All students will return to school on limited schedules. Communication will come from schools on days/times to attend

ELPA Testing is HERE!

Please keep an eye out for communication about ELPA testing.

ELPA testing is an important assessment of student progress and proficiency in the English Language. The ELPA indicates service levels, interventions, and even completion of ELD programming and is important to come in and complete.

ELPA testing is taking place at our State Street Campus (3620 State St SE). All safety and physical distancing requirements apply. The test takes -5 hours to complete, and testers will need to come for 2 hour sessions, so plan on 2-3 appointments to complete the assessment.

Please sign up for the ELPA using this link:

If you have questions, please contact Joy Clydesdale ( for more information or call 503-399-5550

For students who are coming into our buildings for testing or LIPI

State guidelines limit the amount of time a student can be on campus to 2 hours.

Students who are invited back to campus for academic support, LIPI, or testing have been slated for a specific time based on local health and safety rules.

Please work with your student and our staff to ensure that your student is attending on their scheduled days and times. Students who arrive early may not be able to enter the building until their allotted time.

If you student is scheduled to come in, but is not feeling well, please call us and let us know if you are keeping them home. Please reference the resource below to determine when to keep your student home: