Eau Claire HS Shamrock Update

May/June 2022 Parent and Community Newsletter

Eau Claire High School's Mission...

Our mission is to provide all students with a high-quality education that leads to productive citizenship in a global society.


Returning Student Enrollment

Please be advised proof of residence must be submitted to the school via upload to your annual Returning Student Verification, which you are to complete in Parent Portal https://richland1sc.powerschool.com/public for each of your students.

Only complete documents will be accepted. If you experience any difficulty uploading your documents, submit the Returning Student Verification FIRST, then contact the school's registrar at Taneshia.kelley@richlandone.org or (803) 735-7640 to request an appointment to submit your documents in person and if you need access to your parent account. To ensure adequate processing, documents will NOT be accepted without an appointment

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 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.

Thank you.

Karen E. York

Executive Director of Communications

Richland County School District One

SIC Report to the Parents 2022

Warm Weather Dress Code Reminder!

As the weather begins to change, please make sure your student wears clothes that are appropriate for school. Please make sure they do NOT wear:

  • 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.

Carolina Family Engagement Center Parent Survey

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Summer Programming

9th Grade Credit Recovery: June 13 - 16, 2022

If your student has failed one or more classes, please take advantage of this opportunity to have them recover credits that they failed in order to be a 10th grader next school year. Please sign up through your student's guidance counselor.

High School Credit Recovery (Grades 9 - 11) June 20 - 30, 2022

If your student has failed one or more classes, please take advantage of this opportunity to have them recover credits that they failed in order to be promoted to their next grade level and graduate on time. Please sign up through your student's guidance counselor.

Start Strong July 11 - 14, 2022

Start Strong Summer Program for rising 6th – 9th graders. This program is designed to provide students with literacy and numeracy strategies that will help support their learning when they return to school in the fall. During the program, students will participate in engaging learning activities and opportunities. Students will be assessed to determine their progress on content and skills learned in the program.

There is no cost to attend the Start Strong Summer Program.

Early Pass (Rising Senior Credit Recovery) : July 11 - 21, 2022

Early Pass (Rising Senior Credit Recovery)

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.

Submit Excused (Lawful) Absence Notes Here

Excused Absence Notes are submitted here

Guidance Counselor Corner

Graduation for the Class of 2022 - Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00am

May 25th – Senior Awards Day (Students Only

May 26th – Senior Checkout Day (mandatory)

May 27th – Senior Walk (Elem. & Middle Schools) 8:30am

June 1st – Graduation 11:00am at WJ Keenan’s Stadium

General Reminders:

-Will receive 8 tickets for guests (small children will also need a ticket)

-Arrive with guests by 10:15am

-Masks are optional

-Must wear cap and gown (decorated caps must be approved by May 26th)

-Dress code: black dress shoes (no sneakers, no slides) – no spiked heels!

· Ladies: do not wear anything that hangs below your gown

· Gentlemen: black/dark slacks, white dress shirt and tie

-No processional or recessional (therefore no practice needed)

-No personalized stoles/cords (only academic recognition)

-Clear bag policy; no balloons, flowers, etc.

-District is not allowing graduates to assemble at stadium for pictures

following the ceremony (will be asked to exit campus)

*Guidance will provide instructions on when diplomas may be picked up (misbehavior, failure to comply, etc. can result in your diploma being held)

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Good Stuff!

CDL Awards Program!

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Eau Claire's Richland 1 Academic All Stars!

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Richland One Art Show Winners!

The winners are in!! Please give a HUGE shamrock shoutout to the following students if you see them!

First Place- Cassandra Rott-Cruz

Second Place-Cheyenne Burrell

Third Place-Cassandra Rott-Cruz

Honorable Mention- Brian Merritt

Teacher's Choice- Lindsay Castrejon

Permanent Art Collection Piece- Cheyenne Burrell

These students worked EXTRA hard in class and have gone above and beyond in their work!


Shamrock Football Updates!

Spring Football Practices are going on until May 31st. They are Monday -Thursday. They will be happening behind the Eau Claire campus on the football field. They are free and open to the public. We would appreciate the support from the community as we get ready for the 2022 season.
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Check out our new Eau Claire Athletics Website!

Fine Arts Updates!

Spring Orchestra Concert - Thursday, May 19 at 6 pm

In honor of Music in Our Schools Month (March), 4 of my 2B Orchestra students and I wanted to share a couple of selections we are working on for our Spring Concert (see attachments), coming up on Thursday May 19 at 6:00pm in the ECHS Theater. Admission will be free and we would love to see as many of you as possible there, so please save the date now
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Spring Band Concert - Tuesday, May 24


May Dates to Remember

25 Senior Awards (Students only)

25 Athletic Banquet

26 Senior Check Out

27 Senior Walk and Cook Out

28 Junior / Senior Prom

30 No School Memorial Day

June Dates to Remember


7 Report Cards Mailed to Parents

2022 - 2023 Academic Calendar

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 16!


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4800 Monticello Road

Columbia, S.C. 29203

Phone: (803) 735 -7600

Fax: (803) 754-6036




Neshunda Walters


Samuel Murphy, Asst. Principal

803 735-3232


Danielle Reilly, Asst. Principal

803 735-3231


Dr. Solomon Smalls, Asst. Principal

803 735-7633


Curtis Bates, Assistant Administrator

803 735-7600 ext. 61720


Kimberly Onley, Attendance

803 691-4954

Anna Downs Counselor (H - Q)

803 735-7654


Catina Grant, Lead Counselor (R -Z)

803 735-7637


Alice Washington Counselor (A-G)

803 735-7651