High School Weekly Update

From Co-Principals Ruby Bode & Chuck Scott

January 29, 2021

Dear EPHS Family,

We have had the most wonderful week with our students! Having them in the building with us has brought us so much joy and happiness! We can't see the smiles on their faces, but we can see the smile in their eyes to know they feel the same way we do. Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Thank you to our staff and students for your commitment to following all the covid protocols to keep our building clean, and keep each other healthy!

A special thank you to our kitchen and custodial staff. Our custodial staff is working hard to keep our school and bathrooms sanitized, and our school looks great! Our kitchen staff is working hard to make free grab 'n' go lunches for our whole school every day.

Another special thank you to our District Nurse, Theresa Oja! Mrs. Oja makes sure we are all up-to-date on the current guidelines and leads us in contact tracing positive cases of COVID-19. She works so hard to make sure we keep the virus out of our school. Thank you Mrs. Oja!

There is School Monday!

High school students have school on Monday, February 1. The elementary school is not in session because of a teacher professional development day. The high school and middle school is in session. We wanted to clear up any confusion about this. See you Monday!

Quarantine Guidelines for Students

Based on the guidance and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, we do not let any student or staff with symptoms of COVID 19 attend EPHS.

COVID 19 symptoms include:

Critical Symptom

  • Loss of taste or smell

Major Symptoms

  • Feeling feverish, having chills, temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater

  • New or worsening cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Minor Symptoms

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose or congestion

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Diarrhea

In accordance with this guidance:

  • Any student with a critical symptom/s must stay at home for 10 days and be fever free to return to school,

  • Any student with major symptoms that last longer than 24 hours must have a negative test result or must stay home for 10 days AND be symptom free to return to school,

  • Any student with minor symptoms that last longer than 48 hours must have a negative test result or must stay home for 10 days AND be symptom free to return to school.

If a student has symptoms of COVID19, they will need a negative COVID19 test result to return to school when symptom free OR remain out for the 10 day isolation period and can return when they are symptom free for 24 hours. Thank you for your support as we work to keep everyone safe and healthy at school. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the front office at 970-586-5321.

Farewell Mrs. Rains

We are sad this week to say goodbye to our school counselor, Mrs. Heather Rains. She is moving to California to provide care for her beloved family members. Mrs. Rains has been an incredible addition to our high school staff, and we are grateful for her services this year. She is loved and she will be missed.

If your last name ends in A-K, and Mrs. Rains was your assigned counselor, you can contact Mr. Loeffler, scott_loeffler@psdr3.k12.co.us

No Days Are Snow Days

Since we have lost so many instructional days due this year, we no longer have extra days build into our school calendar for snow days. If we miss any more days of school at the high school, we will not meet the requirements of the State of Colorado.

No problem! We are able to learn remotely when we are at home. For the remainder of the year, instead of cancelling school due to the snow, we will be learning online in Cloud School.

Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27

On Wednesday, January 27, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Learn more from the United States Holocaust Museum by clicking on these links.

The commemoration day was designated to remember the 6 million victims of the Holocaust, and promote Holocaust education throughout the world to prevent future genocide and promote universal human rights. Global Awareness and Compassion is one of the Global Outcomes we value for our students.

Remember to Sign up for the 3:20 Bus

The high school is operating a bus at 3:20pm. Students need to let the front office know if they are riding by noon each day. This bus will deliver students within the boundaries found on THIS MAP.

Bring a Water Bottle!

Our drinking fountains have been changed into water bottle refilling stations. It is important to have your water bottle with you every day so you can stay hydrated.

Too Much Screen Time?

Want help monitoring how much screen time you have and set some healthy habits? Parents can be play an active role in monitoring screen time on a child's device. Apple has a setting for iOS called "Screen Time". This help article from Apple explains how to set it up. If you are not using Family Sharing you can choose "This is My Child's iPad" during the initial configuration. This will allow you to lock the settings with a passcode. Within Screen Time you can do everything from setting downtime, limiting how long certain apps can be used, to turning off the app store. If you want more information or need help, contact our TECH SUPPORT

Athletics News

Athletics are underway and our teams are showing a lot of success! We have had several wins from our wrestlers and basketball teams this week and look forward to our upcoming contests this week. Best wishes to our swimmers, wrestlers, and basketball players! We are live-streaming all the events, so look for the links being sent from our office so you can watch our athletes compete. Athletic Director, Chuck Scott, will be providing information on a weekly basis about whether or not each event it hosting spectators.

Contact Your Principals

If you have questions, please ask. Contact your principals.

Chuck Scott, chuck_scott@psdr3.k12.co.us, 970-586-5321 x.3301

Ruby Bode, ruby_bode@psdr3.k12.co.us, 970-586-5321 x.3302

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970-586-5321, x.3353