Eau Claire HS Shamrock Update

November 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.

Early Dismissal - Friday, November 12, 2021

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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.

Free Afterschool Tutoring has begun! Transportation Available

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Updated Bell Schedule

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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.

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.

Shamrock Athletics!

Fall Sports Updates...

  • Jada Teasley was selected to Region 3AA All-Region Volleyball team.
  • The Volleyball Team completed their season with a victory over Columbia High School. We are encouraged by our JV Volleyball Team completing their season as well. Next season, we will have 6 players move up to varsity, such as Madison Ivey, Jahzara Reed, and Adrienne Spencer.
  • The football team completed their season against Columbia High on October 29th. The game featured interceptions by Anthony Hayes and Gary Gownes as well as a fumble recovery by Quinten Days. Janeem Burrell and Lamar Eddy scored touchdowns for the Shamrocks. 3 Shamrocks have been nominated for All-Region Football. Results will be forthcoming.
  • The Lady Shamrock Cross Country Team finished 2nd in Region 3AA. They were 5 points away from coming in 1st place.
  • Winter Sports Season has begun. All student-athletes are required to register on PlanetHS and pay athletic insurance on PlanetHS. See a coach if you have questions.

Girls Basketball Fish Fry Fund Raiser!

Homecoming and Senior Night Pictures!

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Volleyball Seniors!

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Congratulations Jamodicus!

Congratulations ECHS Football player, Jamodicus Singleton, on being nominated Mr. Richland County by the Richland County Parks and Recreation Commission!
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Get Involved! Join the School Improvement Council (SIC)

SIC OFFICER NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION will take place at the second SIC meeting on November 8, 2021.

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Guidance Counselor Corner

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

Meet our Parent and Family Engagement Specialist!

Be on the look out for upcoming events!
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Upcoming Events

November - Career Awareness Month

8 Underclassman pictures

12 Military Careers Day

15 Honor Roll Breakfast - Students Only

16 Principal's List Luncheon

17 AVID Parent Night

18 ASVAB Testing

22 - 26 Thanksgiving Break


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.

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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




Neshunda Walters


Samuel Murphy, Asst. Principal

803 735-3232


Danielle Reilly, Asst. Principal

803 735-3231


Dr. Solomon Smalls, Asst. Principal

803 735-7633


Curtis Bates, Assistant Administrator

803 735-7600 ext. 61720


Kimberly Onley, Attendance

803 691-4954

Anna Downs Counselor (H - Q)

803 735-7654


Catina Grant, Lead Counselor (R -Z)

803 735-7637


Alice Washington Counselor (A-G)

803 735-7651