Edmonds eLearning Academy
Family and Student Newsletter
April 4-8: No School - Spring Break!
Millions of Tulips on View in Skagit Valley
MOUNT VERNON, WA (AP)
Visitors from all 50 states and 85 countries around the world descend on Skagit Valley each year during the month of April to take in one of the state's, and the country's, premier showcase events: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Started in 1984, the event has grown from a two-day celebration into one that now spans the entire month. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to view over 300 acres and over one million tulips that bloom in the verdant valley.
The festival also hosts a variety of related events, such as art shows, concerts, galas, shellfish farm tours, runs, bike rides, basketball tournaments and much more! If you happen to choose April 15 - 17 for your visit, you can also take in the Mount Vernon Street Fair, one of the largest outdoor art shows in the Pacific Northwest.
Head on up to the Skagit Valley this month and check it out!
Science Hot Topics Announces Special Guest
Lisa Hiruki-Raring from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be our special guest on Tuesday, May 3rd at 12 noon. Come join us to learn more about current NOAA research efforts in the Puget Sound and Alaska as well as to learn more about possible career paths in science.
Your EeLA Science Team hosts Science Hot Topics each Tuesday at 12 noon. All EeLA students are welcome to attend.
Edgenuity's Parent Portal
To volunteer - email Katie Coffman.
Save the Date! Natural Leaders Program
Come learn about our Natural Leaders Program in our district and explore ways to build connections with one another in support of our students.
WHAT: Natural Leaders Meetings
WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 6-7:30pm via zoom.
Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 6-7:30pm via zoom.
Who are Natural Leaders?
Natural Leaders are multi-cultural families who want to learn more about the education system to support partnerships between families, communities, and schools.
Spanish Interpreting will be available. Families that need interpretation other than Spanish must register in advance: We need 3 days to schedule interpreters for events, thank you.
If you have any questions contact Maria Garcia, Family Resource Advocate at 425-431-7128 or by email.
¡Guarde las fechas! Venga a aprender sobre nuestro Programa de Líderes Naturales en nuestro distrito y explore maneras de crear conexiones entre sí para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes.
QUÉ: Reuniones de Líderes Naturales
CUANDO Y DONDE:
Jueves, 28 de abril de 2022, de 6 a 7:30 p.m. vía zoom
Jueves, 26 de mayo de 2022, de 6 a 7:30 p.m. vía zoom
¿Quiénes son los líderes naturales?
Los líderes naturales son familias multiculturales que desean aprender más sobre el sistema educativo para apoyar las asociaciones entre familias, comunidades y escuelas.
Habrá interpretación en español disponible. Las familias que necesitan interpretación que no sea español deben registrarse con anticipación: Necesitamos 3 días para programar intérpretes para los eventos, gracias.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con María García, Family Resource Avcoate al 425-431-7128 o email.
Students, click this button to add the Academic Support Calendar to your personal Google calendar!
Wednesday Morning Yoga
Need hours for your fitness log? Feeling stressed? Looking for a way to increase your flexibility?
Come to Wednesday morning yoga from 9-10! We will complete a 45-60 minute yoga class together via Zoom. You can then record your minutes in your fitness log if necessary! Or you can just enjoy the benefits of feeling better after doing yoga!
Health/Fitness Hot Topics
We will be covering various hot topics regarding health, fitness, mental health, and more! The topics are requested by students; you too may request a health or fitness topic of interest if you attend a session. See you there!
Did you know that you can drop into the eLearning Writing Center to get help with your essays or other writing assignments? You can also submit drafts to get teacher feedback before turning in your final draft! Take advantage of this great, free resource every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9-12 and 12- 3.
MATH HELP WORKS! Daily from 9-11, 2-4
Hey there, Owls! Did you know that students who review with their teacher pass their next assessment 98.43% of the time? The drop-in sessions for Math Help really work! Come on down any morning 9 - 11 or afternoon 2 - 4 and get your math done. Students have great success just by using that time to do their assignments in a breakout room...plus you can get help in real-time just by clicking a button. See you in Math Help!
Our goal at Edmonds eLearning Academy is to partner with families to ensure that students are meeting their attendance requirements. One of the most powerful ways to prepare a student for success in life is through regular school attendance.
How do we take attendance at EeLA?
Attendance is monitored through weekly contact. Our weeks start on Sunday and end Saturday at midnight. To be marked present, students are required to make two-way academic contact with at least one teacher, one time per week. Academic progress in classes is not the same as weekly contact, and parent/guardian contact does not count towards weekly contact.
Examples of weekly contact include but are not limited to:
A student discussing feedback with their teacher to improve a writing assignment or a student meeting with their teacher in a Zoom session to gain a greater understanding of mathematical concepts.
A student messaging their teachers through Edgenuity to discuss their goals for the week in their EeLA class(es).
A student/teacher phone call to check in about progress, goals, or any questions the student has.
If a student has valid justification for missing weekly contact, as defined by the Edmonds School Board, a guardian must contact the attendance office within two school days, and provide valid justification and documentation to excuse the missed contact. The attendance office phone number is 425-431-3908. Alternatively, guardians can complete the Absence Excuse Form.
Attendance is a mandatory requirement and must be fulfilled as part of your student’s enrollment at EeLA. Consequences for missed weekly contact without valid justification are as follows:
One week of missed contact - Student and guardian are notified of an unexcused absence by email address on file.
Two consecutive or three cumulative weeks - A mandatory student and parent conference will be scheduled by email. The student’s needs will be evaluated and a written improvement plan will be established.
Four cumulative missed contacts: A letter will be mailed home informing parents/guardians that the student is at-risk of a truancy referral.
Five consecutive or six cumulative weeks - EeLA is required to refer the student and parent for truancy as stated in WAC 392-550-040.