Egg Harbor Township High School

Week of March 14, 2021

A Message From Our Principal

Greetings,


It is really beginning to look a lot like the first day of school. All the preparations are in place and final touches put on in the classrooms. Starting the week of March 22nd our students will have the opportunity to return to the in person 4/1 model of learning. This is our next phase of getting back to a normal day.


Monday, March 22nd will be a full virtual day as it has been. Starting on Tuesday, March 23rd, students who have chosen in person learning will be coming into a four day, abbreviated rotating schedule. It is very exciting!


Students have been wearing masks everyday they are in the building and have been doing a fabulous job of wearing them correctly and being supportive of each other and their teachers. Students have practiced social distancing and have used the many hand sanitizing stations throughout the building and in classrooms. As we return to this 4 day in person schedule we will have more students in the building, more students in the classrooms. To keep us all safe and be respectful of others, face shields will also be worn. They will be handed out as each student enters the building on Tuesday. Administration and Security will be at the doors. It is important that students understand the necessity of wearing both the masks and the face shields while in the hallways. It is all about safety and wanting to be preventative.


When students are in the classrooms it will be only at the discretion of the teacher that they may remove the face shields. Some classes will be small and there will be six feet of distance between students. However, there will be classrooms where the count is high, and the extra precautions will be necessary. We need for all students to do their best, follow the handbook with proper dress code, and follow the policies set in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Currently, we have our special education population in the building every day and they have been wearing both their masks and their face shields in certain areas. It is working out fine.


With an uptick in Covid-19 cases in the state, the NJSIAA has sent reminders for athletic teams. All athletes indoor and outdoor must wear masks when not playing. All athletes sitting and waiting to play on the sidelines or on the bench must be masked-up. I believe we have seen the importance of masks being worn and at this time we can not let our guard down.


I can not thank our parents, guardians, and teachers enough for their help, cooperation, and patience as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. Our staff is looking forward to the return of more students this coming week. If parents/guardians have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the school and speak with myself or your child's assistant principal.


Until next week, stay safe, be well, continue to dream of the possibilities ahead of us, be happy and smile at someone!


Ms. Connor

#EHTREADY: THE ROAD FORWARD

On February 23, 2021, Dr. Gruccio announced Egg Harbor Township School District’s plan for “The Road Forward.” Details of the announcement can be found here (linked)
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El 23 de febrero de 2021, la Dra. Gruccio anunció el plan del distrito escolar de Egg Harbor Township para ‘El Camino Hacia Adelante’. Los detalles del anuncio se pueden encontrar aquí
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Beginning Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Students of the Week

STUDENT: Nathan Biersbach

NOMINATED By: Mrs. Garafalo

Nate is kind, hard working, and optimistic. Nate comes to class every day with a positive attitude, nice manners, and does a great job completing all of his work. He even scored a 100% on his driver's education test! His efforts day in and day out do not go unnoticed. =)


STUDENT: Marcos Ramirez

NOMINATED By: Ms. Troster

Marcos has done a complete 180 academically in class and is completing all work and succeeding in all that he does in biology.

Environmental Science Students Learn About Climate Change

EHTHS Environmental science students from Mrs. Delaney's and Mr. House's classes participated in a Facebook Live session with the NJSBA (New Jersey School Board Association) discussing the impact of climate change and the introduction of the New Jersey Climate Change Curriculum Standards. Great job to Kona Glenn, Hala Idrees, and Troy O'Keefe for speaking out about climate change representing the next generation.

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AP Gov Students Attend Virtual Town Hall

AP Government & Politics students had a unique opportunity to attend a virtual town hall with Marybeth Tinker. In 1969 Ms Tinker was suspended from her High School for wearing an armband protesting the Vietnam War. The Court ruled in favor of Tinker and reverse the suspension.The landmark case of Tinker v. Des Moines is one of 15 Supreme Court cases students must know for their AP Exam in May. We are excited to partner with the Street Law Institute to provide this opportunity for our students.
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CLIMATE AND CULTURE

2021 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

Mrs. Delaney and Mr. House wrote and won a grant called 2021 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant. This grant is for 1,000 dollars and will be used to build more raised garden beds in their outdoor classroom. The raised garden beds will be available for a variety of classes to be able to plant what they want in the raised beds and then harvest the crops. We hope that this will become a project that runs each year for our classes and for other science classes. The students will be learning the process for growing food and this will tie into food sustainability and how climate change may affect growing seasons.
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Congratulations!

You have been selected as one of the Top 25 winners of the 2021 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant. We are thrilled to support your youth garden program with a $1,000 award.


Best,
The KidsGardening Team

The 2021 reboot of Les Miserables is underway!

We will be broadcasting our show with a live stream. More info is to come!

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Homework Help

If you need some homework help after the school day is complete, check out the program below being offered by Stockton University. Feel free to share

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THE NEST IS ONLINE

Kick off the virtual start of the school year with some new EHT gear! The School Store is now online and open for business! Check out "The Nest @ EHTHS" to get all your #ehtpride gear. For a limited time, get FREE local delivery to EHT for any size order. >> http://shopthenesteht.com/ << #ehtstrong #embrace #engage #educate
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COMMUNITY PRIDE

March is Music In Our Schools Month

Mr. Matt Wyckoff and members of the High School Band, performed the National Anthem to open the Township Committee meeting. In addition Mr. Wyckoff accepted an annual proclamation from the Township, commemorating March as Music in our Schools Month in EHT!
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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT & RESOURCES

As time passes, it can become difficult staying at home day in and day out. Some days may be easier than others in dealing with this national pandemic amongst other issues. Please know that our guidance counselors, social workers, student assistance counselors, school nurses, and our High School Teen Center serve as available resources daily to assist with any concerns, fears, and/or anxieties. Our district website and school websites provide contact information or call 646-7911 x 1001.

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Student Assistance Program and Resources

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New Jersey Hope and Healing March 2021 Calendar
>Free virtual groups with clickable links<
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Grades 9 & 10

Grades 11 & 12

Join Together Atlantic County

In an effort to raise information and awareness about the use of opiates and it's potential consequences among athletes, Join Together Atlantic County (JTAC) has developed a series of informational videos for students, parents, educators and coaches. Please take a few moments to review this important information below:


http://www.jtacnj.org/opioids-and-athletes.html

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT

ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR EHT ED TECH

The EHT IT Department and Professional Development Committee have teamed up to bring an all-in-one Education Technology website for students, faculty, and families. Visit the website here: https://ehtedtech.weebly.com/

MORE SELF HELP VIDEOS...

  • USE OF GOOGLE CALENDAR to BOOK APPTS. w/ STAFF: Students can book one-on-one appointments with counselors, CST/YST members, or even their classroom teachers. Here is a brief tutorial on how to book appointments in Google Calendar with staff appointment slots: https://youtu.be/-SJFfya0WGo
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM: VIDEO RESOURCE: Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be
  • GOOGLE MEET & GOOGLE CLASSROOM: For students looking to join their class for a live Google Meet session, this is a step by step of video of how to lactate and join the Meet from Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i6lgBOh1YpU&feature=youtu.be
  • ACCESSING STUDENT EMAIL (GRADES 6-12): Egg Harbor Township School District now offers an internal email address for students in grades 6-12. This video will demonstrate how to access student email from the district website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVutLPNRs9I&feature=youtu.be
  • BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING: This video offers some basic troubleshooting tips for those using a Chromebook or their own device in the virtual environment: http://mvnt.us/m1154434
  • GOOGLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Google for Education has a resource for parents/guardians to learn and navigate the Google Tools. Take a look at this pdf and click on the embedded links for tutorials and more: http://mvnt.us/m1112980
Need help joining your Google Classroom? This video explains how to find your EHT School District Google Classroom codes and how to add or "join" an active Google Classroom. #ehtpride #ehtstrong #ehtready https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvUOJKkh3k&feature=youtu.be

EHT PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT SET-UP

  • Do you need an EHT Parent Portal account?
  • Do you have access to log-in?
  • Not sure how to request a Parent Portal account?



Follow the easy steps outlined in this video. Check out this short video to learn how to request an account. https://youtu.be/bL1Qqs8sNm4



Create a Parent Portal Account
Locating Codes and Joining Google Classroom

ATHLETICS

Mr. Michael J. Pellegrino

Supervisor of Athletics and Activities

Telephone: (609) 653-1804 Fax: (609) 653-0335

pellegrm@eht.k12.nj.us

ATHLETICS

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

​The girls volleyball team kicked off their shortened season this week with two tough games against Absegami and Oakcrest. The young varsity squad is anchored by seniors Destiny Vatthanavong, Payton Keblish, and Tylina Nguyen. Our first home game is today vs. Pleasantville.

LIVE SPORTS CHANNEL

We are now broadcasting live sports for all the home games/meets through the winter season. Click on the picture below to view the channel.

Check out the athletic schedule for EHTHS at: