The EJA Times
September 15, 2023
Interim Parent-Teacher Conferences Wednesday, September 20
Interim Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place next Wednesday, September 20th. Interim conferences take place about halfway through each quarter so you can see how your child is progressing before final report cards come out. All conferences will be virtual, you will receive the Zoom links when you sign up. Please use the links below to sign-up for a time to meet with your child's teacher on Wednesday. You may also call the school office to schedule your conference, if that is more convenient for you. (804) 233-4582.
Asynchronous Learning Day Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, September 20 will be an Asynchronous Learning day due to conferences. Students will remain home and work on their assignments. They will be expected to work for the majority of the school day. Teachers will be available on Zoom for any assistance students may need during the day. We will email more information regarding the asynchronous assignments next week.
Partnering for Eternity Scholarship Program
We are so excited to be participating in the Partnering for Eternity (PFE) Scholarship Program this year!! Parents, this is a NEW financial aid opportunity for your student! Partnering for Eternity is a unique scholarship program that seeks to provide students with opportunities to serve, ease senior isolation, and help with tuition assistance. This program was founded in 2006, inspired by a child who connected with an older adult, creating a lifelong friendship. They currently partner with 150+ Seventh-day Adventist schools across the United States who are receiving the rich blessings of PFE. We are excited to present our EJA families with the opportunity to join the PFE family!
Any student is welcome to participate. Want to learn more? Please join us for an informational meeting next Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 PM in the chapel.
To learn more about the program, click here, or contact our coordinator, Cynthia Hogan (845) 240-4824.
Partnering for Eternity Scholarship Informational Meeting
Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, 06:00 PM
Imagination Zone-Updated Calendar
We have updated our calendar to include more language opportunities for the students! We want to expand our students' minds and give them the opportunity to be exposed to different languages. At Imagination Zone, students will have the opportunity to learn a little bit of German, Creole, Spanish and French.
All students are welcome to join in on the afterschool fun! We just ask that you let us know in advance so we can plan properly. Pre-registration is required for all afterschool programming. For clubs that require a fee, payment must be made in advance.
All Imagination Zone activities are scheduled from 3:00-5:00. Students will eat snack (their own from home, if they would like one) first, then the program will begin at 3:30. Please pick up your student promptly at 5:00. Any student remaining after the program, will be sent to aftercare and charged the regular rate.
If you have any questions, please contact Margo Shorter, our Imagination Zone Coordinator: (804) 909-3924
Parents, please remember that aftercare ends at 4:30 PM every Friday, so that our staff can prepare for the Sabbath. Aftercare ends at 5:30 on Monday-Thursday. Thank you for your cooperation with this. Please continue to register in advance, this is a big help to our staff. For more information, please see the Google Form below.
Fall is just around the corner! With the cooler weather also comes the higher number of COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. Just a few reminders to keep our school community healthy and protected against these and other respiratory illnesses:
- Please keep students home if they are sick
- Encourage students to wash their hands often
- Test for COVID-19 if you have symptoms and continue to notify us of any positive results
- If you choose to wear a mask, wear a high-quality one that fits well over your nose and mouth (we do still have masks available in the office for students who would like to wear one at school).
Outdoor School for 6th-8th
Outdoor school is scheduled for October 23-25 this year. All 6th-8th graders may attend. Outdoor School is a wonderful outdoor learning opportunity for our upper graders at the Mt. Aetna Retreat Center in Maryland. This overnight field trip is organized by the Allegheny East Conference Office of Education. The forms were due today (Friday). The money is due October 13th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Thomas.
Tuition Payment Agreements
School Immunization Clinics and Resources
- Free immunizations and physicals for uninsured K-12 students
- Call (804) 205-3501
- School physicals & immunizations available by appointment at Southside Health Center (180 E. Belt Blvd.)
- School physicals & immunizations available by walk-in (511 W. Grace St.)
- Call 804-783-2505
- Must meet eligibility criteria: public housing, unstable housing, or homeless
- Accepts uninsured and Medicaid
- Call 804-655-2794 for appointment
Imagination Zone Begins!!
Class Dojo Sign-Up
If you haven't already, please sign up for Class Dojo at your earliest convenience. Remember, this is the tool that we will be using to manage classroom behaviors and share quick updates and
important information. You may sign up by clicking here
This is a free app, you do not need to pay to download or sign-up. If you need assistance, just let us know.
Outdoor School Forms Due
Imagination Zone: Intro to the German Language Part 1
Imagination Zone: Intro to the German Language Part 2
Asynchronous Learning for Students (At-Home)
Interim Parent-Teacher Conferences on Zoom
Partnering for Eternity Scholarship Program Informational Meeting-6:00 PM
Imagination Zone: Self Affirmation Paint Party ($5 Fee)
Fall MAP Testing
12:30 Dismissal-Staff Development
Outdoor School Money Due
All Imagination Zone activities are scheduled from 3:00-5:00. For more information and to register, please use this link: https://forms.gle/z48iNVanN6dbBLZq6
You can always bookmark this page to view the most updated calendar on our website: https://www.ephesusjracademy.org/eja-calendar
7:45 am – 4:00 pm
7:45 am-1:30 pm Friday
*You may call during these times, but if you need to meet with us, please make an appointment first