Eau Claire HS Shamrock Update

October 2021 Parent and Community Newsletter

Eau Claire High School's Mission...

Our mission is to provide all students with a high-quality education that leads to productive citizenship in a global society.

JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBER OF THE ADMIN TEAM, MR. CURTIS BATES

Mr. Bates is a ECHS No Half Steppin' Marching Band alum and has hit the ground running in helping us lead our school!
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Report Cards will be distributed in the mail on October 27!

Please make sure your students are submitting all missed assignments!

Students are responsible for all of the assignments that they have missed from absences due to quarantines and illness.


The end of the grading quarter is October 20, so please check PowerSchool to make sure their grades are up to date and they don't have zeroes!

Attendance Reminders and Updates

Attendance Policy and Procedures

At Eau Claire High School, we take daily attendance. A student is coded absent for the day if he/she is absent from 3 or more of their assigned classes for that day. When students accumulate three days in a row or a total of five unexcused days at any time in the school year, parents will be contacted to schedule a meeting to discuss the absences and develop an Attendance Intervention Plan (AIP). Should the student continue to accumulate unexcused absences, ECHS will prepare a truancy petition requiring the parent and student to appear before a Judge in Family Court.

Attendance and Grades

Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school regularly. Students who are absent from a class for 10 or more days from a yearlong class or 5 or more days from a semester class will not receive credit for that class and will receive a grade of Failure due to attendance (FA).

Excused (Lawful) Absences

A student who is absent from school must present a note to the attendance office within 48 hours of his/her return to school. ECHS has placed on its website, under “Quick Links”, an easy to complete form to report student absences. No more than 10 parent notes can be accepted during a school year.

Submit Excused (Lawful) Absence Notes Here

Excused Absence Notes are submitted here

Please make sure your students report every day by 8:00 am!

Students arriving after 8:30 am will remain in ISS until the end of 1st period.
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Reminder Notes from our Nurse Tiffany Davis, RN:

If your student is sick, please make sure you keep them at home and make our our school nurse aware that the student is sick. Also, please be sure to call and make the school or school nurse aware if someone in the household has tested positive for COVID.


Eau Claire High School's Nurse: Tiffany Davis, RN (803) 735 - 7639.

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GOOD STUFF!

Get Involved! Join the School Improvement Council (SIC)

SIC OFFICER NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION will take place at the second SIC meeting on October 11, 2021.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Class of 2022 Senior Pictures - November 4!

Fall Testing - Mark your calendar!

October 13: Pre -ACT testing for 9th graders and PSAT testing for all 10th -11th grade students.


All 12th grade students will have the opportunity to take the WIN Career Readiness Assessment the week of October 25th to earn their College and Career Readiness point. Please encourage them to work on the practice WIN Prep Courseware.

Guidance Counselor Corner

Searching for college money/scholarships? Join our Scholarship Information Email Group!!

College FAFSA Night (VIRTUAL) - OCTOBER 12 AT 6:30 PM

Please see our website for the link to this very important session.

Upcoming Events

October - College Awareness Month

5 College & Career Expo-Seniors

12 Financial Aid Workshop - 6:30 PM via Teams.

***Mike Fox with the SC Student Loan Corporation will be our presenter. 9-12 grade

parents and students invited.

13 Volleyball - Senior Night

20 End of the 1st 9 Weeks

21 FAFSA - seniors will make appointments for help in completing their FAFSA

22 STUDENT HOLIDAY - Teacher Work Day

27 WIN Testing (11th and identified 12th)

28 College Application Day- (9AM-11AM)

29 EARLY DISMISSAL - PARENT CONFERENCES

Seniors will have the opportunity to meet with and receive fee waivers to apply to colleges

FOLLOW EAU CLAIRE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Please be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for great event photos from our fabulous in house photographer Melanie Williams.


Facebook: Eau Claire High School https://www.facebook.com/eauclairehighschool/?show_switched_toast=1&show_switched_tooltip=1&show_podcast_settings=0


Instagram: eauclairehssc


School Twitter: @eauclairehssc


Principal's Twitter: ECHSprincipal

CONTACT INFORMATION

4800 Monticello Road

Columbia, S.C. 29203

Phone: (803) 735 -7600

Fax: (803) 754-6036

eauclaire.richlandone.org


ECHS CONTACTS

Principal

Neshunda Walters

neshunda.walters@richlandone.org


Samuel Murphy, Asst. Principal

803 735-3232

samuel.murphy@richlandone.org


Danielle Reilly, Asst. Principal

803 735-3231

danielle.reilly@richlandone.org


Dr. Solomon Smalls, Asst. Principal

803 735-7633

solomon.smalls@richlandone.org


Curtis Bates, Assistant Administrator

803 735-7600 ext. 61720

curtis.bates@richlandone.org


Kimberly Onley, Attendance

803 691-4954


Anna Downs Counselor (H - Q)

803 735-7654

anna.downs@richlandone.org


Catina Grant, Lead Counselor (R -Z)

803 735-7637

catina.thomas2@richlandone.org


Alice Washington Counselor (A-G)

803 735-7651

alice.washington@richlandone.org