High School Weekly Update
From Co-Principals Ruby Bode & Chuck Scott
April 2, 2021
Dear EPHS Family,
Critical thinking is one of the Global Outcomes that we value in our community and an essential competency for our graduates. Recently, we have had the pleasure of visiting classrooms to observe students developing this skill under the direction of their teachers. Students in the freshman class recently gathered research and data surrounding the impact that flex-time has had on student achievement. They invited us to the class to present their reasoning and claims to support the continuation of flex time for next school year. We are using their findings to plan for our 2021-22 schedule. We were able to join an English class where students argued for or against including certain genres of literature in our school curriculum. The students used evidence and examples from the resources they explored to support their reasoning. Seeing our teachers engage students in critical thinking in the classroom reminded us that this is our next generation of problem solvers, creators, entrepreneurs, inventors, and change-makers. These opportunities bring us so much joy!
Ruby Bode & Chuck Scott
Quarter 3 Grades Available on PowerSchool
- If you are a student and are unable to access your account and need help, please see Mrs. Cynda Basch in the library, or email her at email@example.com.
- If you are a parent and are unable to access your account, or need help setting up an account, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school 970-586-5321 and dial x3304 for English or x3353 for Español.
Upcoming State Assessment
This month the high school will be providing the state assessment to students. Parents have the option to opt their students out of the required state testing by making this request in writing and in accordance with a Statement of Exemption. This must be returned to the high school office.
State testing days are as follows:
- April 13 SAT for Juniors
- April 14 PSAT10 for Sophomores
- April 15 PSAT9 for Freshman
Please bring the following:
- Your approved calculator Click HERE for acceptable calculators
- Two #2 pencils
- any snack/ water bottle you want during the break.
Don't bring a cell phone. You will be checking in your phone upon arrival as they are not permitted in the testing area.
We welcome RLA students to join us for our testing days. If you would like your student to take the state assessments with us, please reply to this email or contact email@example.com, and let us know so we can prepare space in our testing rooms.
Testing Day Schedule:
· 8:00-8:15 - Arrive and check in with the office
· 8:15 - 8:20 - Travel to assigned testing location.
· 8:30-12:30 - Testing in Progress
March 15 Snow Day
A few have asked if we will add another instructional day onto the end of the school year due to having a cancelled day on March 15 from the snowstorm. The answer is no. Having a snow day does put us a few hours under the state requirement, but the state offers waivers for this. This year we had so many cancelled days due to our community suffering from wildfire evacuations, which is why we will be applying for this waiver.
Stay for Flex Time! 2:00-3:20
Teachers stay to provide extra tutoring support for students from 2:00-3:20pm every day! If students are receiving low grades they are required to stay to get the extra help they need to be success, but everyone is invited!
Please let Mrs. Rachelle Ruiz in office know if you will be riding the late bus by noon each day.
Grading for Equity
If you were unable to attend, you still have an opportunity to talk with us. Please contact us by email, phone, or a Zoom meeting.
phone: 970-586-5321 x.3301 or 3302
Graduation is Friday, May 28
At this moment, we are planning to have the graduation ceremony outside in the stadium in late morning or early afternoon. The ceremony will not be open to the public. Only relatives of the graduates will be able to attend. We will provide more information as our plans develop and are approved. Since it will not be open to the public, we will be live-streaming it for everyone in our community to watch who is unable to attend.
Prom is April 24
Season "C" athletics is underway which includes volleyball, football, and boys soccer. Congratulations to all of these teams for experiencing wins already this season! Wahoo!
Contact Your Principals
If you have questions, please ask. Contact your principals.
Chuck Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-586-5321 x.3301
Ruby Bode, email@example.com, 970-586-5321 x.3302
Rodrigo Santana, Enlace Cultural de la escuela