Eau Claire HS Shamrock Update
October 2021 Parent and Community Newsletter
Report Cards will be distributed in the mail on October 27!
Please make sure your students are submitting all missed assignments!
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.
Please make sure your students report every day by 8:00 am!
Reminder Notes from our Nurse Tiffany Davis, RN:
Eau Claire High School's Nurse: Tiffany Davis, RN (803) 735 - 7639.
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.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
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
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
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School Twitter: @eauclairehssc
Principal's Twitter: ECHSprincipal
4800 Monticello Road
Columbia, S.C. 29203
Phone: (803) 735 -7600
Fax: (803) 754-6036
Samuel Murphy, Asst. Principal
Danielle Reilly, Asst. Principal
Dr. Solomon Smalls, Asst. Principal
Curtis Bates, Assistant Administrator
803 735-7600 ext. 61720
Kimberly Onley, Attendance
Anna Downs Counselor (H - Q)
Catina Grant, Lead Counselor (R -Z)
Alice Washington Counselor (A-G)