E.C. Glass Newsletter
National Mental Health Month
Top 15 Seniors Scholars Virtual Recognition
Teacher Appreciation Week
School Lunch Hero Day
School Nurse Day
Stay Close, Go Far Scholarship Deadline
Virginia College Application Week
Senior Showcase (virtual)
E.C. Glass Class of 2021 Graduation (City Stadium @6:00 pm)
Last Day of School
Teacher Appreciation Week
Behind The Wheel
Any parent who would like to sign their child up for summer Behind the Wheel with EC Glass will or need to get a GREEN CARD for their child for private Behind The Wheel. Please contact Mr. Anthony by way of email (email@example.com)
The E.C. Glass World Languages Department congratulates Emily Mullen, Tayte Soerensen-Roberts, and Jeffrey Wooters for their acceptance to the 2021 Governor’s World Language Academy Summer Immersion Program. Since 1987, the Virginia Department of Education has sponsored the Governor’s World Language Academies summer residential programs. Students must complete a rigorous application process, competing against the most motivated language students across Virginia for a limited number of spaces. Emily Mullen will be attending the Latin Academy and Tayte Soerensen-Roberts will be attending the German Academy. Congratulations! We are so proud of you!
The celebrations continue...
Congratulations also to Latin Teacher, Ms. Jacquelyn Wilkins, on her selection to teach at the 2021 Governor’s World Language Latin Academy. Hilltoppers will be well-represented in these prestigious programs.
Marching band is cranking up for the 2021-2022 school year and we’d like for you to join us! We are beginning practice for horns, percussion, and color guard. Practices begin the week of May 3rd in the band room on Thursday afternoons 3:00-4:30. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Pawlas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They did it! The lights were once again shining on Glass Theatre as they performed Oklahoma. The performances were amazing and it was wonderful to see our students back on stage!
Graduation Rehearsal, which is MANDATORY, will be held on the turf field on Wednesday, May 26, from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Graduation will be at City Stadium on Sunday, May 30, at 6:00 P.M. Graduates should arrive at 4:30. Enter using the Credit Union/visitor entrance for line-ups.
Each graduate will be given 9 tickets. These will be dispersed at graduation rehearsal.
Marie Waller Scholarship
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Dylan Young for winning the Marie Waller Scholarship! We are so proud of you and all of your hard work!!!!
"I am going to VCU next year and hope to be a School Psychologist. Hobby wise I like bullet journaling and shopping at second hand stores."
Excellence in Science Scholarship
Top 15 Scholars
LCS Education Foundation partners with Lynchburg City Schools to host a Senior Honors Recognition Program each May. This event honors the top academic graduates of each high school and the event was held virtually on Sunday, May 2nd. Below are our top 15 scholars. We encourage you to “like” the Education Foundation Facebook page as they celebrate and recognize our scholars over the next weeks. Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation
E. C. Glass High School
Ben Barnett, Drew Flint, Ryan Gallagher, Sam Hite, Megan Knight, Cynthia Lam,
William Lankford, Dylan Myaing, Hollins Pierpoint, Preston Pitzer, Wolfgang Ploch,
Kathleen Salmon, Randall Trost, Sean Wiger, Lelia Williams
Ron V. Dolan Citizenship Award
Athletic Boosters Scholarship Winners
Each year E.C.Glass Athletic Boosters provides $500 scholarships(named for legends at our school) to outstanding senior student-athletes. The recipients for 2021 are the following:
The Rod Camden Award-Noah Ahrens;
The Johnny Palmer Award- Lucy Williams;
The James Spearly Award-Helen Sommardahl; The Chip Berry Award(male)-Ben Barnett;
The Chip Berry Award(Female)-Sarah Handel. Congratulations to you all!
Class of 2021 Senior Survey
Class of 2021 Senior Survey: All Seniors, please complete this survey as accurately as possible, Class of 2021 Senior Survey We need this information to know where to send your FINAL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT as well as for statistical purposes and scholarship information.
DEADLINE: Friday, MAY 14, 2021
Questions: please contact your school counselor
Class of 2021 Parchment account
Seniors, please go into your Parchment account profile and change your email address. LCS email accounts are deactivated soon after the end of the school year.
ECG Annual Awards Ceremony
We will be hosting our Annual Awards Banquet on May 24, 2021. Although it will not be in person, we have a fun idea we are putting together to showcase our seniors and scholarship sponsors! We will be posting on social media so you can access it whenever is convenient for you. Mrs. Walsh, Scholarship Coordinator, will be sending updates to your LCS email and Class of 2021 google classroom. Her email address is email@example.com.
Course Selection Deadlines
- Deadline to submit course selection google form is Thursday, May 6, 2021.
- Deadline to request a student-initiated course change is Friday, June 4, 2021.
Virginia Tech's Upward Bound Program for 9th-11th Graders
Virginia Tech's Upward Bound program is seeking 9th through 11th graders eager to receive support with their college-prep journey, while receiving monthly stipend money for their participation! Whether it's help with SAT/ACT tests, navigating high school course work, visiting college campuses, or receiving 1:1 academic support - our program can help students reach their goals! We are meeting all-virtually this year and into the summer, but typically visit your high school on a regular basis to discuss actionable steps students can take to reach their goals and move forward.
Students are able to earn monthly stipends ($). If you enroll soon, you are able to receive a stipend of $100 per month if you are an underclassmen and $200 if you are a senior. The increase in stipend from $40 to $100 or $40 to $100 is through May 2021.
Students are also offering Summer Academy options for students. The primary summer program for underclassmen will be virtual for this summer as it was last summer - there are great instructors supporting the students through virtual learning and a variety of programming Upward Bound is planning for students. For seniors, they can participate in our Upward Bound bridge program in addition to the VT Summer Academy program that allows them to earn up to 6 academic course credits that is transferable to their postsecondary institution they are attending in the fall.
If you're interested in learning more about our program, visit our website here: https://trioprograms.vt.edu/upwardbound.html, or email the Lynchburg advisor firstname.lastname@example.org. All students who submit an application, regardless of their admission status, will receive a FREE GIFT BOX mailed to their home address they provide! Apply here: https://botform.compansol.com/203084166914859
Virginia Tech's Talent Search Program for 9th-10th Graders
Virginia Tech Talent Search is looking to bring in more 9th and 10th graders. While the program primarily serves low-income and first-generation college going students, they are able to provide services to students outside of those two categories, so PLEASE apply if you are interested regardless of your income or whether you are a first generation college student.
Here is a link to the Talent Search application https://trioprograms.vt.edu/talentsearch/applyts.html as well as the Talent Search Video – longer explanatory video about what talent search is (this is a link to our video online)
ECG Contact for Upward Bound and Talent Search is Ms. White, School Counselor. Let her know if you have ANY questions regarding Upward Bound or Talent Search program :) Do not hesitate to set up an appointment with her here Information on a zoom presentation will be sent at a later date.
The application deadline is extended for 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in the STEM Academy. The deadline is May 14, please submit all materials to CVCC STEM Academy. You will need teacher and counselor recommendations, so if interested get those recommendations to your teachers and school counselors now. If you have questions, please visit this link, STEM Academy. If you have questions, please reach out to your school counselor or Mrs. Miller-Goode.
Director of School Counseling
E.C. Glass High School
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: (434) 515-5381
Fax: (434) 522-3746
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, M-F
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GO BIG BLUE!
SOL Testing Schedule
SOL Testing Update:
The Virginia Department of Education has not waived the SOL tests for Spring 2021. However, one change for Spring 2021 SOL's is that the cut score has been lowered to 350. If your child scores a 350 or higher on their SOL, verified credit can be awarded to your student. This will decrease the number of times your child may have to come into the building for SOL testing. Please note, there is no remote SOL testing. All SOL tests are to be conducted in-person at ECG on secure servers. Students will NOTbe allowed to have a smart watch, earbuds, or cell phone on them during the SOL test. We recommend keeping these items at home on your assigned SOL test day. Otherwise you will be asked to put it in a designated container during the duration of the SOL test. You are expected to bring your FULLY CHARGED LAPTOP and POWER CORD on SOL test days. Desks will be 6 feet a part, hand sanitizer will be available, and you will need to wear your mask during the entire time you are in the building.
SOLs for Remote Learners:
For students who are remote learners, you may only come in to take your SOL on Mondays beginning at 8:15am. We are encouraging our remote learners to attend these designated Mondays as they will need their verified credits for graduation purposes. You will receive a google form to let us know if you intend to come into the building and if you need bus transportation. Lunch will be provided to students from the cafeteria. If you do not plan on coming to ECG in-person for SOL testing, please inform the ECG School Testing Coordinator (Gwen Miller-Goulder, email@example.com). To be clear, if you choose not to take the SOL test, your student will still be responsible for their verified credits for graduation as set by the Virginia Department of Education.
SOLs for Hybrid Learners:
Hybrid students will be taking their End of Course SOLs when they report to school during their cohort day. Please see the calendar below as well. You will have one school day to take your SOL. There are no multi-day EOC Non-Writing SOLs.
If you have any concerns/questions, please contact Gwen Miller-Goulder, ECG School Testing Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Foster Fuels is giving away 100 scholarships in honor of their 100 year anniversary! Deadline is May 31st. They need a Headshot with your application!
Parents, this is a great time to get scholarships in for your children! Please email Ms. Walsh to set up a meeting at email@example.com! She is looking forward to speaking with you soon!
Beacon of Hope
Decision Day was Saturday, May 1 and the social media sites of the Beacon of Hope were flooded with pictures of our seniors celebrating their accomplishments. We encourage you to head over to the Lynchburg Beacon of Hope Facebook Page to see our students.
AP Test Schedule
AP Testing has begun and will continue through May 28. Any student who does not know where/when their exam(s) will be should contact Mrs. Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
It is imperative that EVERY AP STUDENT* do the following ASAP:
Open the 2021 Digital AP Exams app on your Chromebook
Log in using the email address used when registering for exams (if unsure of the address, contact Mrs. Wise)
Enter password to access the testing app. If a student cannot remember password given, that student MUST log in to myap.collegeboard.org to create a new password and enter it in the 2021 Digital AP Exams app. Students may use “Remember Me” so they do not have to enter the password each time they log onto the app.
Students should use the app as much as possible between now and test day to become comfortable with the test format, practice pre-exam steps that will be completed on the actual tests, and to review content by using digital practice questions.
1 - 3 days prior to each exam, the student will have to complete the Exam Setup. If this has not been done prior to exam day, the student WILL NOT be able to access the exam.
Once Exam Setup has been completed, the student will be locked in to using that device for testing, and that device cannot be shared with another student.
On exam day, the student needs to log in 30 minutes prior to test start time, so either 11:30 for a noon exam or 3:30 for a 4:00 exam. Digital exams begin automatically on the hour. A timer is built into the exam so students know how much time they have left. Once a question has been answered, students cannot go back to that question; they can only move forward. There will be a built-in break of 20 minutes between sections, afterwhich the exam automatically begins again. Thus, students need to be aware of the timer through all phases of the exam.
Students with accommodations for extended time will have the extra time built into the timer on the digital exam.
*Even if a student is scheduled for only pencil/paper exams, that student should follow the above steps in case a make-up exam is needed, as that exam will be digital (for all but World Language exams).
Regular attendance helps our students excel in learning.
Lynchburg City Schools is checking student attendance on a daily basis. We need all of our students, whether they are remote learners or in-person (hybrid) learners, to be involved with school every day.
Parents, guardians, and families, you are essential partners in promoting good school attendance even in this most challenging time. When a student misses one day or one lesson, that means they may have missed something critical to their understanding of the next several days of instruction.
High schools will be checking attendance each day using a daily attendance question. Beginning Monday, November 2, hybrid AND remote-only students will be required to log into their Homeroom Google Classroom each day by 3:00 p.m. and respond to the Daily Attendance Question.
If students do not complete the daily attendance check-in as outlined above, beginning the week of November 2, 2020, families will receive an automated phone call letting them know that their student was marked absent on the previous day. If the student or family believes the recorded absence is in error, please reach out to the school. ! #AttendanceMatters #Hilltoppers #Dare2Lead #TogetherWeKeepClimbing
Calendar & Tips
Remote Learning Tips
Are you and your student struggling with how to structure the remote learning school day? Having trouble navigating Google Classroom? Need some ways to manage your stress?
Luckily, a team of Hilltopper teachers put together a resource to help give students ideas on ways to be successful: setting up a schedule, navigating Google Classroom, stress management, brain breaks, what a virtual learning day could look like, and more! These were created in the hope that one or more of these resources will help you become even more successful this school year (and beyond)! Here is a short, one page resource for students as well as a more detailed set of slides for families.
Even while learning remotely, We Keep Climbing!
There will be a MANDATORY interest meeting via Zoom for anyone interested in E. C. Glass Cheerleading for 2021-22 on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:00 P.M. You can sign up here: Cheerleading Interest Form. Please contact Head Coach Tyler at email@example.com if you have any questions.
As always, any student-athlete must have an up-to-date physical, dated after May 1, 2020, and all other paperwork on file BEFORE they can participate in tryouts. Student-Athletes must be taking AND passing a minimum of 5 classes.
All forms are located outside of the Athletic Office.
The Crest 20- 21 Yearbook has been submitted for publishing! While much of this year has been uncertain, the yearbook was never in question. Infact, we ran out of pages as we approached our final deadline. Shout out to the 20-21 yearbook staff for all their hard work!
Even though we’ve submitted, you can still pre-order your yearbook on MySchoolBucks for $60.00 OR you can order on www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code: 10464 if you’d like to order a yearbook with a nameplate. Reserve your copy today
Parents, for registration next year A Virginia physical as well as updated immunizations are required for all NEW LCS students before they are allowed to enroll. The VDOE is not waiving any requirements for this year. These documents will be needed before we can allow your student to enroll.
Changes to Vaccination requirements beginning 2021-2022 school year for ALL students. These are now required vaccines per VDH for school entrance beginning July 1. 2021:
Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses of MenACWY vaccine. The first dose should be administered prior to entering 7th grade. The final dose should be administered prior to entering 12th grade.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a complete series of 2 doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the 7th grade. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent's or guardian's sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.
Hepatitis A (HAV) Vaccine – Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. The first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older.
PARENT/GUARDIAN GUIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AND/OR SCHOOL MEDICATIONS
If your child has a chronic health condition such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, or a life threatening allergy the school division requires the school clinic to have a Health Care Action Plan signed by a healthcare provider and parent/guardian for each school year. The Action Plan may also include permission for medication. Health Care Action forms may be found on the LCS website: https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/forms
If your child does not have one of the above chronic illnesses, but requires medication while at school, the clinic must have a Physician/Parent Authorization to Administer Medication form.
This form must be completed and signed by a healthcare provider and parent/guardian. While we highly encourage students to take medication at home, we understand that there are circumstances that will require your student to take medications while at school. Please consider the following guidelines for medication administration by the nurse/clinic while your student is in school:
A parent/guardian may come to the school and administer medication to their student at any time during school hours.
A Physician/Parent Authorization to Administer Medication form must be completed and signed by both the prescribing healthcare provider and parent/guardian prior to any medication administration at school.
No medication (including over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil) will be given without a completed medication authorization form.
All medications must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian. Medication must be signed in by both the parent/guardian and the nurse/school designee. Medications may not be brought to school by the student.
Prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy bottle containing the student’s name, medication name, dosage, route, and frequency.
Over the counter medication must be in a sealed, original container. Opened containers will not be accepted.
Students are to report to the clinic at the time their medication is scheduled to be administered.
A parent/guardian must supply refills when needed.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up medication at the end of the school year. Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of. No medication will be kept over the summer, or until the next school term.
I would suggest calling their previous physician for an appointment and for their immunization records. You can also contact the following facilities regarding getting an appointment:
Johnson Health Center: 434-455-3260
2402 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(See attached for SPECIAL dates and times outside of regular business hours.)
Community Access Network: 434-200-3366
800 5th Street
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Contact them directly to schedule an appointment.
F. Read Hopkins Pediatrics, Assoc. 434-237-8886
1212 McConville Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Call to schedule an appointment. Students must be a patient of the practice, all physicals and immunizations are done by appointment only.
301 Gristmill Drive,
Forest, VA 24551 – 434-385-7776
Call to schedule an appointment. Students must be a patient of the practice, both physicals and immunizations are done from 9:00 am- 10:45 am and 2:00pm - 3:34pm only. When scheduling an appointment please let them know if immunizations will be needed also.
Lynchburg Family Medicine
2323 Memorial Avenue, Suite 10 (Located in the lower level of the Plaza building)
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Physician's Treatment Center
2832 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Faculty & Staff
School Library Month
Teacher of the Year & Support Person of the Year
Edward Christian Glass
A special thanks to the Hospitality Commitee for providing a delicious healthy snack for our faculty and staff.
The Hospitality Committe is parent support for faculty and staff.
If you are interested in joining the Hospitality Committee please contact either Denise
Palys @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Rennyson @
email@example.com. You will be included in all
correspondence involving events,
This is a great way for families to show their support
Tech After Dark
Do you need technology support but find it hard to connect with us during the school day? Well, our dedicated LCS team is here to help!
We are excited to bring to you a new evening technology support program for parents and students called Tech After Dark. Starting February 2nd, our LCS technology team will be at E. C. Glass High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Parents, guardians and students can call the Tech After Dark number at (434) 515-5395 during this time to receive technology assistance with broken devices, accessing the Infinite Campus parent or student portal, account issues and other questions about software like IXL, Seesaw and Google Classroom. Our technology support team will assist you over the phone, and, if necessary, make arrangements to meet with you to service devices as needed.
Also, don’t forget that LCS has T-Mobile internet hotspots for students with internet access needs, available at no charge. To request an internet hotspot, call your school principal, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Tech After Dark phone number at (434) 515-5395 (during the times noted above), or fill out the Student Tech Assistance Form (https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfLIKT3l9TcrP.../viewform).
Parents, would you like to receive a daily email newsletter that contains timely information regarding what's happening at E. C. Glass? In the past, the daily digital newsletter ECG News has contained the following:
- Current events at Glass
- Scholarships being offered & scheduled college visits
- Club meetings and activities
- Cultural arts presentations
- Weekly sports schedule and results of game
Due to COVID 19, this fall's publication may cover different things. However, the goal is the same: keeping parents (as well as students) in the loop. If you would like to receive ECG News, please email Mrs. Wise at email@example.com. She will add your name and address(es) to the Google Group so that you will receive every edition/update to ECG News.
Please note: 1) If you were on the list last year, you still are on the list this year.
2) All ECG students receive this newsletter as well.
E. C. Glass High School
2111 Memorial Avenue/Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434)515-5370, ext. 34003
REGIONAL VACCINATION CLINIC
As a reminder, everyone 16 and older who lives or works in the Central Virginia Health District is now eligible to get the appropriate COVID-19 vaccine.
How will appointments be scheduled? The regional vaccination clinic will be making appointments for the first dose of vaccinations until May 9th. After this date, any clinics will be for second doses; the last second dose clinic is scheduled for June 5th.Available appointments will be posted weekly at https://www.lynchburgva.gov/covid-vaccine-make-appointment. All new available appointments are for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Where is the vaccination clinic? The Regional Vaccination Clinic is located in Candlers Station Shopping Center at 3700 Candlers Mountain Road in Lynchburg.
What do you need to bring with you?
Pre-Vaccination Check List & Consent Form
Wear clothing suitable for a shot in the arm in a public space
How will second doses be scheduled? For Modern or Pfizer 2nd doses, please keep the return appointment made at your first dose. Second doses will be scheduled either 3 weeks (Pfizer) or 4 weeks (Moderna) from the date of the first dose.