Edmonds eLearning Academy
Family and Student Newsletter
February 1: Semester 2 begins
February 21:President's Day (No School)
February 22: Snow Make-Up Day
Mt. Rainier Rocks in Winter!
MOUNT RAINIER, WA (AP)
Did you know that Mt. Rainier is the 17th highest mountain in the world? It is, and there is a huge variety of activities available to enjoy in the month of February. Things to do include:
- Ski, snowboard, or snowshoe Crystal Mountain, the largest ski resort in the state
- Go horseback riding with EZ Times Outfitters
- Snowshoe around Mt. Rainier
- Observe a herd of 1200 elk at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area
- Drive your own vehicle around Northwest Trek
- Take your skis or board into the backcountry at Mt. Rainier National Park
- Go cross country skiing at White Pass
And there's so much more! Check out the link get out and enjoy a magnificent natural wonder right in your own backyard!
Weekend Meal Kits
Weekend meal kits are available to students in need. Please contact your school to get connected with the Nourishing Network’s weekend meal program. Each kit contains two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, snacks, juice, milk, along with fresh fruit and some family staples such as rice and beans.
Parents or guardians can sign up for weekend meal kits in either English or Spanish using the form located on our website: https://foundationesd.org/programs/nourishing-network/ A password is required to access the form and will be provided by the school.
Black History Month
Also known as African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. It is a time to honor their triumphs and struggles including the civil rights movements and their artistic, cultural, and political achievements. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. Facts related to individuals who have made contributions to Black History Month will be recognized in classrooms during the month of February. At the end of February, ask your child what they know about Black history and you may be surprised what they can tell you.
Calling all poets!
The City of Edmonds Arts Commission seeks submissions for short poems to be displayed in temporary outdoor poetry installations at two City locations. The goal is to surprise and delight the public with thoughtful short pieces of poetry, creating a literary link that connects with a sense of place for our area.
Entries are due February 24, 2022. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/PoetsPerspective.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Dual Credit Options (including RUNNING START) Information Session
Mark your calendar for Tuesday March 1st at 12pm and/or Wednesday March 2nd at 5:30pm to attend a live question and answer session regarding dual credit options open to Edmonds School District high school students, including RUNNING START.
We have prerecorded the presentation (view video presentation here) so you can watch it when it is most convenient for you. You can also refer back to it as needed.
During the meeting we will play the recording and then be available afterwards to answer questions.
Here is the zoom link we will be using for both meetings:
Scholarships are available to high school students graduating in 2022. We highly encourage all graduating seniors to apply as scholarships are only available to Edmonds School District students. Applications will be accepted through March 25, 2022.
Please go to the online portal to complete your application. Late applications will not be considered so we encourage students to apply early for the opportunity to be awarded one of over 25 scholarships!
By submitting one complete application students will be considered for all eligible scholarships. Requirements vary and encompass a wide variety of interests and pursuits. Applicants will need to submit the following information:
Financial information based on college choices
Lists and descriptions of school, community, and work activities
Essay, maximum 500 words
Applicant appraisal by teacher, counselor, or advisor
For detailed instructions and a full list of available scholarships, please visit our application portal. For questions and more information, please contact Sandra Elfers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.431.7084.
Students, click this button to add the Academic Support Calendar to your personal Google calendar!
Wednesday Morning Yoga
Need hours for your fitness log? Feeling stressed? Looking for a way to increase your flexibility?
Come to Wednesday morning yoga from 9-10! We will complete a 45-60 minute yoga class together via Zoom. You can then record your minutes in your fitness log if necessary! Or you can just enjoy the benefits of feeling better after doing yoga!
Health/Fitness Hot Topics
We will be covering various hot topics regarding health, fitness, mental health, and more! The topics are requested by students; you too may request a health or fitness topic of interest if you attend a session. See you there!
Did you know that you can drop into the eLearning Writing Center to get help with your essays or other writing assignments? You can also submit drafts to get teacher feedback before turning in your final draft! Take advantage of this great, free resource every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9-12 and 12- 3.
MATH HELP WORKS! Daily from 9-11, 2-4
Hey there, Owls! Did you know that students who review with their teacher pass their next assessment 98.43% of the time? The drop-in sessions for Math Help really work! Come on down any morning 9 - 11 or afternoon 2 - 4 and get your math done. Students have great success just by using that time to do their assignments in a breakout room...plus you can get help in real-time just by clicking a button. See you in Math Help!
Our goal at Edmonds eLearning Academy is to partner with families to ensure that students are meeting their attendance requirements. One of the most powerful ways to prepare a student for success in life is through regular school attendance.
How do we take attendance at EeLA?
Attendance is monitored through weekly contact. Our weeks start on Sunday and end Saturday at midnight. To be marked present, students are required to make two-way academic contact with at least one teacher, one time per week. Academic progress in classes is not the same as weekly contact, and parent/guardian contact does not count towards weekly contact.
Examples of weekly contact include but are not limited to:
A student discussing feedback with their teacher to improve a writing assignment or a student meeting with their teacher in a Zoom session to gain a greater understanding of mathematical concepts.
A student messaging their teachers through Edgenuity to discuss their goals for the week in their EeLA class(es).
A student/teacher phone call to check in about progress, goals, or any questions the student has.
If a student has valid justification for missing weekly contact, as defined by the Edmonds School Board, a guardian must contact the attendance office within two school days, and provide valid justification and documentation to excuse the missed contact. The attendance office phone number is 425-431-3908. Alternatively, guardians can complete the Absence Excuse Form.
Attendance is a mandatory requirement and must be fulfilled as part of your student’s enrollment at EeLA. Consequences for missed weekly contact without valid justification are as follows:
One week of missed contact - Student and guardian are notified of an unexcused absence by email address on file.
Two consecutive or three cumulative weeks - A mandatory student and parent conference will be scheduled by email. The student’s needs will be evaluated and a written improvement plan will be established.
Four cumulative missed contacts: A letter will be mailed home informing parents/guardians that the student is at-risk of a truancy referral.
Five consecutive or six cumulative weeks - EeLA is required to refer the student and parent for truancy as stated in WAC 392-550-040.