The EJA Times

September 9, 2022

Interim Parent-Teacher Conferences Wednesday 9/14

We are already halfway through our 1st quarter, which means it's time for our Interim Parent-Teacher Conferences! Interim conferences take place each quarter so you can see how your child is progressing. Conferences will take place next Wednesday, September 14 on Zoom. Please use the links below to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher. You may also call the school office to schedule your conference, if that is more convenient for you. We will send the Zoom links for conferences next week.

Virtual Learning Day Wednesday 9/14

Wednesday, September 14 will be an Asynchronous Virtual 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. There are no scheduled Zoom classes, but teachers will be available on Zoom in the morning (8:00 AM-12:00 PM) for any assistance students may need. We will send out more directions next week for how to access assignments, log in, etc.

Hot Lunch Update

It looks like we will have to wait a few more weeks for our hot lunch program to begin, as there are still a few more details to work out. The staff is working diligently to ensure our menu is all set and ready to go. Please stay tuned for the information and look forward to delicious vegetarian meal offerings coming soon! Thank you so much for your patience!

Coding Club Update

We are excited to start our coding club at the end of the month. Please continue to check your emails for the latest updates and information. There are still a few more spots left, if you haven't signed up yet, please do it soon. Coding, the language of computers, will be taught to students in a very interesting and simplified manner through different projects and games! This club will be open to students in 4th-8th grade. They will stay after school on Thursdays until 4:30, under EJA staff supervision. If you are interested in your student joining, please sign up using the form below.

Outdoor School

Thanks so much for turning in the forms. The conference has informed us that, if space is limited, priority will be given to those students who did not go last year. We will let you know if anything changes. The money ($150) is due on September 30th. You may pay in cash, check (make check out to the school) or cash app $Ejapay. (Please state that it is for Outdoor School)

Spelling Bee 2023

It's never too early to start preparing for the annual Spelling Bee. All students in 4th-8th grade are required to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to broaden their vocabulary and spelling skills. Students have already received the study lists, and there is also a copy included below. Our school Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place on April 5th, and the Conference Finals is scheduled for April 30th.

Dress Down Fridays

Reminder: We are allowing an optional dress down day on Fridays! If students would like to take a break from their regular uniforms, they can pay $1 and support the 8th grade class. Please follow our dress code for dress down days. Students who do not bring $1 or are inappropriately dressed will be asked to change.


Important Dress Down Reminders

  • Students must wear shirts with sleeves that cover the midriff, close-toed shoes, and shorts and skirts must reach the knee. No jeggings, leggings, or tight-fitting pants.
  • Our school staff reserves the right to determine the suitability of questionable styles or accessories.

Important Enrollment Updates

Important Reminder: The enrollment fee is due before submitting and completing your enrollment. You may pay it all at once before submitting the packet, or pay in ten month installments. If you choose the installment plan, we can include the enrollment fee in your monthly tuition and distribute it across the ten months. Please let Mr. Paul know which option you prefer (treasurer@ephesusjracademy.org) so that we can update your tuition agreements as needed.


New Families: In order to finish your enrollment and submit the packet, you will need to log back into our admissions website and use the account you created when submitting your application: https://aec-sda.client.renweb.com/oa/login.cfm?memberid=5326

Click “start enrollment packet” and follow the directions to finish. There will be a section in the enrollment packet that takes you to our online tuition payment plans. You must create an account there first before completing your enrollment packet.



Returning Families: To finish your enrollment, you will access our FACTS Family Online Portal. If you do not have a login, please follow the Instructions for Creating a Family Portal Login listed below.


To access Family Portal:

  • Please go to www.factsmgt.com

  • District Code: AEC-SDA

  • Select Parent Log In from the menu bar and FACTS Family Portal from the drop-down menu.

  • Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided.

  • After logging in, click on Apply/Enroll in the left menu.

  • Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment link.


If you need your account reset, please email Ms. Nugent (jnugent@aecsda.com).

Right Now Media: Access Quality Christian Content Right Now!


Have you signed up yet?? Your free RightNow Media account from gives you access to biblical video content for everyone in your family. Find a series specific to your needs with our men’s and women’s Bible studies or share a youth study with the teenager or student in your life. There’s also a library just for kids with over 2,000 episodes. Packed with family-friendly Bible studies and shows, this library can inspire family devotions and faith-based conversations while also providing wholesome entertainment for kids of all ages.


You should have already received an email with a link to sign up. If not, please let Ms. Nugent know. To get started, simply click the link in the email, create your free account, and start browsing more than 20,000 inspiring videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing to you, your family, and our students!


You may also sign up using this link: https://app.rightnowmedia.org/join/ephesus

We're Hiring!!

Help us spread the word....we are looking for a qualified aide to assist in the classroom and office as needed. Applicants need to apply through AEC, not through the school. Please direct them to apply online at https://www.visitaec.org/application, and send cover letter and resume to:

Teresa Best
Human Resources Director
Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Email: hr@aecsda.com


Please send via email only to the email address provided above.
Please include the word “resume” in the subject line of the email.


To learn more about the job, click here

Support EJA Today!!

Wanna support EJA?? It's easy!! You can make money for our school every time you shop on Amazon. First, go to smile.amazon.com. Search "Ephesus Adventist Junior Academy" in the charities, and you're all set! Make sure you start each shopping session at the URL smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our school!! Try it today!
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Urgent: Clean Water Needed in Jackson, MS

The water crisis has hit home for our fellow SDA school, E. E. Rodgers SDA School, in Jackson Mississippi. They are asking for help in providing clean waters for their families in their school and church community. If you are able, please consider lending a helping hand by donating or providing water. Check out the links below for more information.


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Upcoming Events

September 14

Virtual Learning Day (Asynchronous)

Interim Parent Teacher Conferences (Virtual)

Interim Report Cards Distributed


September 19-23

Fall MAP Testing (Achievement Test)


September 30

Virtual Learning Day (Asynchronous)

Outdoor School Money Due

About Us

Office Hours:

8:00am – 3:30 pm

Monday-Thursday


8:00am-1:30 pm Friday


*You may call during these times, but if you need to meet with us, please make an appointment first