Elkmont Newsletter

Volume 19/20, Issue 10

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Elkmont High School Mission, Vision and Purpose Statement:

The mission of Elkmont High School is to create a safe learning environment where graduates are college and career ready to become productive assets of their community.

The vision and purpose of Elkmont High School is for students to have pride in building a foundation of knowledge, skills, and purposeful experiences that will give them the persistence to become successful members of the 21st century workforce.

Final Exam Procedures & Schedule

Senior Exams - April 29, April 30, May 1, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 29 - All Students will take History and Math Final Exam. (CTC History Students will take final history exam.)

  • Thursday, April 30 - All Students will take Science and ELA Final Exams

  • Friday, May 1 - All Students will take Elective Exams and CTC Exams

Underclassmen Final Exam - May 19 and 20
  • Tuesday, May 19 - All Students will take History, Math, and Electives (as scheduled) Final Exams. (CTC History Students will take final history exam.)

  • Wednesday, May 20 - All Students will take Science, ELA and Electives (as scheduled) Final Exams. A.M. Tech will take CTC Elective exams Wednesday morning and P.M.Tech will take CTC elective exams Wednesday afternoon.

  • Thursday, May 21 (½ Day Only) - Makeup Exams only.

Awards Days - May 14
    • Senior Awards Day at 8:30am

    • Underclassman Awards Day at 1:15

2nd Semester Progress Reports and Report Card Dates
    • 3rd 9 Weeks Report Progress Reports - February 13.

    • 3rd 9 Weeks ENDS - Friday, March 13.

    • 3rd 9 Weeks Report Cards Go Home - Friday, March 20.

    • 4th 9 Weeks Progress Reports - Thursday, April 23

Scholarship Information

DuBois, LTC Gary and Angela Scholarship

  • Established by LTC Gary and Angela DuBois for deserving full-time undergraduate students who are graduates of Elkmont High School. They must demonstrate high financial need as determined by FAFSA and are a US citizen. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or above at EHS or at JSU. Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated consistent discipline and responsibility through participation in school athletics and work experience and community service. Please see Mr. Warner for more info.

Prom Tickets on Sale Now

Prom is on March 28th at Ingles Harbor in Decatur. The cost for a single ticket is $40 and couple tickets are $60. Please see Ms. Thackerson to purchase your tickets before school, in between classes , or during 6R.

REMIND Codes for Mr. Tribble

Text number 81010 and put in the following codes for each grade level

Seniors-- @64d482







New Changes for 2019-2020 School Year

Field Trips

To address problems with chronic absenteeism, students in Grades K-12 who accumulate 5 or more absences per semester will not be allowed to participate in field trips. Principals will use discretion when chronic illnesses or extended hospital stays are involved.

E-Learning Days

  • E-Learning Days are an opportunity for students to meet class requirements through online engagement of class material and assignments while they are away from the building. Parents/guardians may request up to three (3) days per semester as E-Learning Days. Educational trips, non-school related athletic competitions, and college and/or career visits are examples of acceptable E-Learning Days.

  • Student requirements to participate in E-Learning Days:

    • Request to use an E-Learning Day made by parent/guardian a minimum of five (5) calendar days prior to the 1st day of online learning (Principals may use discretion. Forms may be found on district and school websites.)

    • No unexcused absences for the entire school year, excessive absences (5 or more in a school year), or excessive tardiness (5 or more in a semester)

    • Minimum average of 80 in each class prior to the request

    • No Class II or Class III discipline write-ups during the semester the request is made

    • Students may not take E-Learning Day during the first 5 days of the school year or during the last 10 days of both semesters.

    • Students have a maximum of five (5) days to complete and submit class assignments, acquire teacher signatures for submitted work, and submit E-Learning Day Form to front office. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the signature of each teacher on the E-Learning Day Form once assignments are submitted. Once all teachers have signed the form, student will submit the completed form to the front office. If all requirements are met, the E-Learning Day will not count as an absence for the student.

Unexcused Absences

The student whose absence is unexcused is not entitled to make up the graded work missed. If a daily or test grade is recorded on the day of absence, the student whose absence is unexcused receives a zero for a grade. If no grade is recorded for other students, no grade will be recorded for the student who is absent.

Semester Exams

A cumulative semester exam is given in each academic course at the end of the first semester (Weeks 1 – 18) and the second semester (Weeks 19 – 36). Semester exams will count no more than 10 percent of the final semester average. A student may exempt a December or May semester exam by meeting one of the following conditions in the course:

  • 90 or above average with 5 or fewer excused absences during the semester,

  • 80 or above average with 3 or fewer excused absences during the semester, or

  • 75 or above average with 2 or fewer excused absences during the semester.

Cell Phone Policy at EHS

  • Cell phones, smart watches and tablets are banned from teacher classrooms unless teachers allow you to use them at teachers directive for instructional purposes only. Substitute teachers do not have the authority to allow you to use your cellphones ever.

    • Students must turn in their cell phones to the teacher or be placed in a designated area upon entering the classroom.

    • Students have the choice to leave their phones in their lockers

      • Failure to do so will result in progressive discipline by the teacher

Cell phones and smart watches may be used ONLY in the cafeteria either during breakfast or at lunch. You may also use your phone during class changes however if it makes you late to class this privilege can be revoked as well.

Headphone Policy at EHS

  • Effective immediately headphones are banned from being used on campus.

    • This has become a safety issue because we are unable to communicate with students who have on headphones.

    • If you are caught with headphones or earbuds in your ears you will be disciplined.

    • This ban starts at 7:30am and ends at 3:05pm.

Checking out of school know the rule!!!!

Elkmont will not accept email checkouts or phone checkouts.

  • All student’s who need to checkout must have a note written by their parent or guardian with a phone number written on the note.
  • This change is being implemented because we cannot absolutely verify who is writing the email or making the call.

Morning arrival - Please Read!

Parents, we have students arriving on campus too early in the mornings. School personnel aren't required to be on campus until 7:30. MOST of the time, doors to the school, gym doors, and lunchroom doors aren't unlocked until this time. If a bus arrives before 7:30, students remain on the bus with the driver until then. For the safety of students, we ask that students not be dropped off before 7:30. Thank you!

Student/Parent Announcements:


  • Lunch accounts MUST be updated! If you owe money, please take care of this ASAP! This is a GREAT time to set up a Paypams account! If you would like to apply for free or reduced priced lunches, please see the Cafeteria Manager or go online to paypams.com and click lunch application.

Up-Coming Events


  • 22nd - Senior Cap & Gown and Group Pictures
  • 31st - Attendance/Truancy Meeting for Parents


  • 13th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • 17th - President's Day, No School
  • 26th - 1/2 Day for Students (11:10 Dismissal Time)
  • 28th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents


  • 1st - Senior Beta Club Convention Fee Money is Due
  • 13th - 3rd 9 Weeks Ends
  • 20th - Report Cards Go Home
  • 27th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 28th - Prom Ingles Harbor in Decatur
  • 30th - April 3rd Spring Break


  • 23rd - 4th 9 Weeks Progress Reports Go Home
  • 24th - Attendance/Truancy Meeting with Parents
  • 24th - Elkmont Band Beauty Walk
  • 25th - Elkmont Band Beauty Walk
  • 29th- Senior Exams (History & Math)
  • 30th - Senior Exams (Science & ELA)


  • 1st- Senior Exams (Elective & CTC)
  • 14th- Senior Awards Day 8:30am & Underclassman Awards 1:15pm
  • 19th - Final Exams (History, Math & Electives), Graduation at 5:30pm in New Gym
  • 20th - Final Exams (Science, ELA & Electives)
  • 21st - Last Day for Students (1/2 Days), Makeup Exams Onley and Report Cards Go Home
  • 22nd - Teacher Workday

Limestone County Parent and Family Engagement Plan Overview

Pride, Purpose, Persistence Tee-Shirts and Vehicle Decals

If you would like to purchase our school's new slogan on a white tee-shirt the cost is $10.00 and you can purchase them at the front office. We also will have car decals that you can purchase with our logo on it for $5.00.
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Student Announcements:


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Principal, Bill Tribble

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Kenny Jordan, Asst. Principal

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SRO Deputy Jason Pendergrass