Ebinport Elementary: Eagle Eye News

November 16, 2020

Important Dates

November 17: Tornado Drill

November 18: Report Cards Go Home

November 19: Kona Ice

November 20: Kona Ice

November 20: Ebinport Parent/Family Book Club Begins

November 25 - 27: THANKSGIVING BREAK

December 3: Make-Up Picture Day

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The Eagle's Nest Newsletter from the SIC:

ENGAGE South Carolina Program

The S.C. Department of Education is launching a new program to support students who need help engaging with school during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The ENGAGE South Carolina program will provide a personal academic coach to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The coach will help develop a plan for academic success, answer questions about technology and curriculum, monitor students’ progress and pace and help foster connections to additional community programs.


“Throughout the pandemic, the lives of so many of our students and their families have been upended, and understandably many students have struggled with this transition,” S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said in a news release. “ENGAGE South Carolina is designed to support these learners and help ensure they stay on track for graduation and beyond.”


The program is a partnership between the S.C. Department of Education and Graduation Alliance, an organization that creates equitable learning experiences for students who might otherwise struggle. All South Carolina public schools are eligible for the program, which is free to schools and families.


Families can sign up for the program directly online at https://parentssc.graduationalliance.com/.

PARENTING AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Over the last 6 months, we have been faced with unprecedented changes to our way of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every fiber of our daily routine. Many schools and communities are grappling with how
to help students as well as parents cope and deal with what many are calling a pandemic on two separate fronts. All sessions are free and will be hosted by Dr. James Lee with Global Health Psychiatry, LLC. Register below to receive the ZOOM link and join the discussion.

DATES: 1st Monday of each Month @ 7:00 pm
(November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, March 29, May 3, June 7)

REGISTRATION:

https://forms.gle/RbXFvgu3SKBddd4e7 (English)

https://forms.gle/qJW3EsBZRxapefuP6 (Spanish)

SESSION TOPICS :

1. ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: AN OVERVIEW OF OUR EMOTIONS

2. THE CHOICE IS YOURS: MANAGING EMOTIONS AND MAKING GOOD DECISIONS

3. THE CHOICE IS YOURS II: MAINTAINING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND SHOWING EMPATHY DURING THE PANDEMIC

4. A SCHOOL YEAR LIKE NO OTHER: HOW DO I DEAL WITH MY OWN ANXIETY

5. WHAT ARE “ACES” AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT ME AND MY CHILD

6. THE UNSEEN ENEMY: SYSTEMIC RACISM AND ITS EFFECTS ON OUR COMMUNITY

7. HOW TO EXPLAIN RACISM TO OUR CHILDREN

8. TRAUMA RESOLUTION: HOW TO BETTER OUR COMMUNITY IN THE FACE OF A DUAL PANDEMIC

The first session is Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Register to receive
the ZOOM link.

https://forms.gle/RbXFvgu3SKBddd4e7

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Tonya Belton, Director of Federal Programs, TBELTON@RHMAIL.ORG, 803-985-3510

Reserve the Spirit Rock for your Eagle!

Families, did you know you can reserve our Spirit Rock to celebrate your Eagle?! This is a fundraiser for PTO and the cost is $20 to reserve one week (Sunday-Saturday). You can paint the rock to celebrate your student's birthday or share a special message. Contact Ebinport PTO President, Mrs. Heather Robinson, at hrobinson@rhmail.org to check availability and reserve the rock.
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Earn Money For Our School!

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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

If you have not yet applied for free or reduced lunch, please do so here. Lunch will return to full price in January.

COVID-19 Communication

Please contact an administrator or the school nurse (Rhonda Cranford, RN, direct line:803-981-1564) if your student tests positive for Covid-19 or is in close contact with a person who has tested positive.


Communication this school year is key in the prevention and spread of the Covid-19 virus.


What does it mean to be a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 for at least several minutes (usually about 15 minutes). The virus is spread primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. That is why it is so important to wash your hands often and clean frequently touched surfaces at least daily.

Help With SeeSaw (K-2) and Canvas (3-5)

Please click here for parent help sessions that you can access to assist your child with using these programs.

All Parents - Mobile Computing Guide

Click here for required information to secure your child's device for this year. This presentation and information is in English and Spanish.

Need Tech Help?

Starting on September 8th, you can call 324-TECH (8324) to reach a Rock Hill Schools centralized HELP Desk. Our technology techs will be answering your calls for support from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Return to School Plan for Rock Hill Schools

Many questions about plans and procedures - especially regarding COVID - can be found here.

Stay Connected

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