The ECHS Eagle Express

December 2020


12/21- 1/1: Winter Break - No school

1/4: Return from Winter Break

1/11 : VC Spring Semester Starts

1/18: No school ECHS and VC - MLK Holiday

1/25: Teacher In-service Day- No School, VC in session

1/26: Start of VUSD Semester 2


ECHS Reopening Update

Enrollment Survey

We are working on a second semester reopening (1/26/21) plan for ECHS. If you recently received a VUSD Enrollment Survey, there is no need for ECHS families to complete it. We will use our survey data from last month to plan accordingly.

Potential Stay at Home Order

As stated in the Governor’s press conference yesterday, if our Southern California region is placed on a regional stay at home order (expected early December for our area); schools will be exempt from closure. The Governor stated that all schools currently open or have a waiver to open (as Ventura USD does for our TK-5 schools) will remain open. This means that our District's TK-5 schools will be open as planned on Mon. Dec. 7. However, since there is no waiver offered at the secondary level, we must be in the red tier on or before Jan. 12 to open our secondary schools as planned on Jan. 26, 2020. If we are not in the red tier as of Jan. 12 we will reach out to our families to discuss the next steps.


Please Donate to El Camino Eagle Fund

Please consider donating to our EL Camino Eagle Fund. Your support will help our school fund student programs and activities. This year we are excited to be accepting donations through PayPal. Please help support your school.

To donate:

1. Logon to your PayPal account,

2. Click on Send

3. Type in email it will pop up and click on it

4. Put in the desired dollar amount and make sure you add a message, ( For: El Camino High School, From: (Your Name).

5. Review and click send.

If you do not wish to use PayPal, you can write a check payable to El Camino High School. You can drop off the check or mail to the school office.

Thank you for taking the time to support our students!


ECHS Small Groups

El Camino will begin to offer a few in-person small groups to support student needs. Students must be Pre-enrolled in the groups to participate NO Drop-Ins will be permitted. All student who participate must wear an appropriate face covering at all times while on campus and practice 6ft social distancing.

Space is very limited. Please contact Tera Shrum if you are interested in joining a group. Enrollment is not guaranteed and is offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Group 1

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Connections Group

Meets either Wednesdays or Thursdays from 2:30-3:30

Spots Available: 12

This small group will be designed to create a safe space for students to receive and extend peer support during distance learning, and will be facilitated by Ms. Harper.

Our group will have an opportunity to discuss difficult situations, behaviors, feelings, attitudes, etc. that students may be experiencing. Students will also have the opportunity to learn new skills and behaviors that may help their personal development and adjustment.

Group 2

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Math Tutoring Group

Meets Thursdays 1-3pm

Spots Available: 10

This small group will provide Math tutoring and support to students. The group will be facilitated by Ms. Tapia.


Virtual College Visits

Virtual College visits will continue through December. All grade levels are welcome to participate. The full list of college visits, career fairs, and other events can be found here:


We provide students with a supportive and caring academic environment, rich in opportunity, choice, accountability, and challenge.