October 16, 2020
Important Updates for Students
As most of you are aware, as a public school we are under the authority of state and local government. With the changing COVID-19 situation, we receive directives that allow or disallow various aspects of our traditional programs.
We don't always understand why some things are allowed and others aren't, but we are committed to providing as many safe opportunities as possible for EHS students.
With that in mind, we'd like to announce a few upcoming changes to our Distance Learning model.
Beginning Thursday, October 22nd, our GRITS students will be returning to in-person learning at the farm one day per week. Students will be in small cohorts and following all Department of Health guidelines.
Beginning Monday, October 26th, we will begin providing in-person support to students who meet certain criteria as allowed by the Department of Health and the Decision Tree for K-12 Schools. Students in these categories will be specifically invited by school staff to attend at designated times as space allows. These students will also be in small cohorts and following all Department of Health guidelines.
Students and families who qualify can expect to be contacted next week by phone and email. Following confirmation of attendance, additional information will be sent regarding the specific support plans and other expectations.
Beginning Monday, October 26th, we will begin a modified athletic program under the updated Department of Health guidelines. The guidelines are very clear and strict regarding the group size, social distancing, screening and allowable activities for each sport. Student athletes will be expected to follow all Department of Health guidelines. We will be holding practices/workouts for every sport (except track) between October 26th and December 19th. The schedule for practices/workouts will include no more than two sessions per week for each sport, allowing multi-sport athletes to participate in each of their sports without overlap.
We will not be charging user fees or requiring the purchase of an ASB card during this window. Participation is voluntary and there is no obligation to participate fully in the sport once the regular season begins.
We are hearing from students and understand that many are struggling with loneliness, isolation and deteriorating mental health. We encourage all students to consider participating in this modified athletic program, even if they have not previously participated in sports.
If interested, please begin by completing the parent and student Skyward forms for each sport of interest. Reminder: these forms cannot be accessed via the Skyward app. Upon receipt of the Skyward forms, we will notify you via email (beginning Monday) if your student's physical is current or has expired. Students with expired sports physicals will need to submit an updated physical (sports physicals are good for two years).
Please look for an athletic update next week that will include the practice dates and times for each sport.
Virtual Youth Conference
Saturday, Oct. 17th, 11:30am-5pm
This is an online event.
Struggling? Please Let us help!
- Teachers are available Monday-Friday from 8:15-8:45 and 1:00-2:20 to help students with classwork. Teachers can be reached via Google Meet, Google Chat, email, or by calling the EHS office at 360-879-1200. Parents, please encourage students to reach out if they need anything!
- Mrs. Baker, our Guidance Counselor, is available to help students and families navigate the challenges of Distance Learning, social isolation, college applications and planning, mental health challenges and more. Please call the EHS Guidance Office at 360-879-1234 or email Mrs. Baker directly.
AP REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Friday, Oct. 30th, 2:30pm
EHS office or online
Newly Announced - K-12 Internet Access Program
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has launched the K-12 Internet Access Program that allows students from low-income families to connect to their learning at no cost to them. OSPI will cover the costs of internet connectivity for eligible students for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Click HERE for more information.
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Used for job promotions (Yes, the work you do in high school could affect the rest of your life.)
Used for college admissions (may include SAT/ACT test scores if available.)
Used to confirm if a student graduated.
Used for identification or confirmation of ID.
Used for security checks and clearance
- SAT/ACT test scores included
- Sealed in an envelope sent through the US mail
- No test scores included (but scores can be sent)
- Sent electronically by email
- Can be sent by fax
Principal: Amy Sturdivant
Assistant Principal: Sheelah Ridgway
Secretary: Shannon Hirska
Attendance Secretary: Heather Kimball
Guidance Counselor: MaryAnn Baker
Graduation Specialist: Cathy Kerr
Guidance Secretary: Tally Hull
Athletic Director: Gavin Kralik
Athletic Secretary: Heather Kimball