Eau Claire HS Shamrock Update
April 2022 Parent and Community Newsletter
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SC Department of Education Parent Climate Survey
Richland One Parents,
The South Carolina Department of Education has released the Parent Climate Survey in the Parent Portal. It will be available tomorrow (Wednesday, April 20) at noon for Richland One parents/guardians.
Once you log in to the Parent Portal, click on the Forms link and the survey will have tabs for each student (if you have more than one child attending school in Richland One). You will click on the tab(s) and complete the survey for each student.
The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 27. We are aware of reports statewide of issues with the survey, such as not being able to take it more than once if you have more than one student, but the state has assured us that it is working now.
If you do have an issue with the survey, please use this link to report the issue: https://forms.office.com/r/R9PE8E3hDe.
If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact your school’s database specialist who can provide a printout with detailed instructions on how to set up an account. If it is not possible to create an account at this time, the school database specialist can provide a one-time QR code for your student(s) that can be scanned with your smartphone, and this will allow a parent/guardian to complete the survey. If you have more than one student, you will need a separate QR code for each student from their respective school.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.
Karen E. York
Executive Director of Communications
Richland County School District One
Warm Weather Dress Code Reminder!
- Short pants or skirts that are very short. The length of lower garments should be within 3 - 4 inches from the top of the knee.
- Jeans with excessively large holes in the thigh area exposing bare skin.
- Bonnets, do - rags and head scarfs that cover the entire head.
- Cropped shirts and jackets that expose midriffs and stomach areas.
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.
Title I Planning Meetings
Meeting 2: April 27 at 1:00 pm
Meeting 3: May 18 at 1:00 pm
*Meeting 4 (if necessary): May 19 at 1pm
Reminder Notes from our Nurse Tiffany Davis, RN:
Eau Claire High School's Nurse: Tiffany Davis, RN (803) 735 - 7639.
Guidance Counselor Corner
Graduating Senior Update
Herff Jones will deliver your caps & gowns and other accessory items to the school on April 28th. Balances must be paid in full to receive your items.
Save the Date: Graduation for the Class of 2022 - Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00am
More information is forthcoming!
Searching for college money/scholarships? Join our Scholarship Information Email Group!!
FCCLA students Compete!
The Eau Claire FCCLA Chapter traveled to Charleston, SC from March 8-11 for the SCFCCLA State Conference. These young ladies worked VERY hard during conference on their STAR Events projects that they presented.
Please help me CONGRATULATE each of these ladies. They all have received GOLD and are headed to Nationals in California this summer.
We also have one State officer, Ms. Cherielle Branton. Mrs. Asia Watson concluding her duties as the SCFCCLA State President, and she did an AMAZING JOB.
Congratulations to our Miss and Mr. Shamrock Winners!
Miss Shamrock: Blonzine Louis
Mr Shamrock: JaNeem Burrell
Miss Senior Runner Up: D'Asia Mayers
Miss Senior: Khamiyah Smalls
Mr Senior: Tykavious Jackson
Miss Junior Runner Up: Shakari Jones
Miss Junior: Arica Spencer
Miss Sophomore Runner: Camille Carter
Miss Sophomore: I'Carole Williams
Miss Freshmen Runner Up: Gabrielle Gambrell
Miss Freshmen: Ziniya Thurman
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Unified Special Olympics at Eau Claire!
On April 8, 2022, Eau Claire High School will celebrate Unified School Olympics.
Our goal through Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
Parent Information Meeting for Football
Check out our new Eau Claire Athletics Website!
Fine Arts Updates!
Spring Orchestra Concert - Thursday, May 19 at 6 pm
"Harlem Dream" Fine Arts Musical - May 5 and May 7
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
April Dates to Remember
April 5th - 9th and 10th Grade Presentation - The Mentality Changer Presented by Kyle Greene
April 7th – A/B Honor Roll Celebration – Spring Fling
April 7th – South University Lunch Visit
April 8th – Principal’s List Lunch with the Principal Incentive
April 20th – AVID Field Experience – Charleston Southern University
April 21st – Accuplacer Exam (Midlands Tech Entrance Exam)
April 22nd – Career Field Experience – Riverbank Zoo
April 27th – College Campus Tour – Coastal Carolina University
April 29th – ASVAB Administration (Military Entrance Exam)
May 4th – College Decision Day
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4800 Monticello Road
Columbia, S.C. 29203
Phone: (803) 735 -7600
Fax: (803) 754-6036
Samuel Murphy, Asst. Principal
Danielle Reilly, Asst. Principal
Dr. Solomon Smalls, Asst. Principal
Curtis Bates, Assistant Administrator
803 735-7600 ext. 61720
Kimberly Onley, Attendance
Anna Downs Counselor (H - Q)
Catina Grant, Lead Counselor (R -Z)
Alice Washington Counselor (A-G)