E.C. Glass Newsletter

September, 2020

Important Dates

September, 2020

September 1st-30th,

Attendance Awareness Month

National School Success Month


September 6th-12th

Suicide Prevention Month


September 15th-October 15th

National Hispanic Heritage Month


September 7th,

Labor Day (students and teachers do not attend)


Principal's Corner

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Ms. Flaugher

Greetings Hilltoppers!


This year marks my 32nd as an educator and I can honestly say, this is the most unique start to a school year I have ever been a part of! Even with some of the challenges we faced, it was one of the best school openings I can remember. Thank you to our students and families for your support and feedback through the first week. This has been valuable as we worked to iron out glitches. Communication will be key during virtual learning.


By now you are familiar with our daily schedule. I encourage students to take advantage of the “check-in” sessions Tuesday-Friday. While attendance is not mandatory, as you move deeper into the content I know you will find this more individualized time with your teacher beneficial. Teachers will remain on Zoom for the entire time, so hop on when you can. If students need additional assistance please feel free to sign up for an appointment later in the afternoon. Some of the positive feedback from our students about virtual learning is, “I can make my own schedule.” “Online learning takes away a lot of the nervousness that I had for going to high school in person.” These are definitely some of the advantages but it is going to require students to access the resources necessary to be successful. Remember, work is being assessed so be sure to take advantage of the time with your teachers.


I want to give a huge shout out to all of our educators. They have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks preparing for this new format. While many were nervous about how this would look once the year started they were ALL excited to finally meet their students. They have been relentless in their efforts to plan meaningful content each week.


Again, thank you to everyone for the support as we started this year. Please continue to reach out should you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,


Rose Flaugher, Principal



Rose Flaugher, Principal

@REFlaugher-Twitter

#Hilltoppers #Dare2Lead #TogetherWeKeepClimbing


Be Here! Be Respectful! Be Responsible! Be Safe!

Academics

Social Studies

n the Social Studies department we have 3 new department members who we are excited to introduce to students and their families !

Ms. Bowen a Glass graduate is our new AP US History Teacher.

Mr. Jackson joins us to teach Government & Personal Finance.

Mrs. Yuille joins us to teach US and Virginia History & World History II.

Please welcome our new department members to the best high school in the country.
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Math


"our math teachers have been hard at work creating engaging lessons and are excited by the large number of students that are already getting logged on to classroom and completing assignments."

Chorus

CALLING ALL SINGERS: You are all invited to sign up for a Chorus 1 class without an audition! Just fill out a schedule change request form online today. If you feel you are an advanced singer, please email our Glass Choral Director, Dr. Volk-Stalcup at volkstalcupnl@lcsedu.net for more information on how to register for Chorus 2. Add some JOY to your day... Come sing with our Superior Award-Winning Choral Department at Glass!

ATTENTION E.C. GLASS A'CABELLAS & A’CAFELLAS: Please email Dr.V. TODAY (if you have not already done so) if you are interested in a leadership position this year.

Any student who is not yet a member but is interested in singing in one of our a'capella groups this year should watch for audition dates and times upon our return to campus. Meanwhile, sign-up for a chorus class to keep those "chops" warmed up!


World Language

The World Language Department would like you to join them in welcoming their newest members: Mrs. Dora Purvis, Spanish Teacher and Mr. Bert Mueller, German Teacher. They come to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and they are excited to be a part of the Hilltopper Team!

Remote School Schedule

The schedule below shows students weekly schedule.
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Academic Calendar

Please click on the link for the 2020/21 academic school calendar


https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/lcs-calendar

Sports

Updates

As sports teams begin conditioning, parents and students should be checking social media sites and the school announcements from Mrs. Wise daily.


Any student interested in trying out for a sport should complete all of the required forms (total of 5) and turn them into the Athletic office. These forms can be found at https://www.lcsedu.net/schools/ecg/athletics/athletic-forms

Nurse News

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Medical Conditions

If your student has a medical condition such as an anaphylactic allergy, asthma, diabetes, seizures, migraines, or any other condition requiring regular care from the school nurse or the carrying of an inhaler or epi pen, then an appropriate action plan is required to be on file in the school clinic. These forms must be dated for the current school year. All forms can be found at https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/forms. I would like to go ahead and have the forms BEFORE the students return.

If your student will take any medication during the school day, a Physician/Parent Authorization to Administer Medication at School form must be filled out appropriately and signed by both the physician and parent/guardian. This includes over the counter medication. No student should be carrying any medication other than an epi pen or inhaler as authorized by the physician and school personnel per LCS policy. This form can also be found at https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/forms All medication is required to be brought to the school by the parent or guardian. As we get closer to the students actually returning to the building, I will post an update regarding specific times and dates to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

We want to be able to help your student to the best of our ability during any medical emergency that may occur while on school grounds and being aware of any condition(s) will help us to do so

If your student has had a recent physical, please send an updated immunization record so that we can update our records.

Thank you for your help and understanding. I can be reached at 434-515-5370,ext 34004 or campbellkd@lcsedu.net with any questions. The fax for the school nurse is 434-522-3741.

Kristy Campbell, RN


Attendance

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IT

Tech Issues

Having Tech issues? Try the following steps in order:


1. Make sure you are using your chromebook or signed into your LCSEDU account when on a shared home computer.


2. Powerwash your chromebook using the following instructions:

Powerwash Instructions.


3. If the device is physically BROKEN or lost (cracked screen, battery not charging, missing charger), fill out this form: Student Tech Help. Someone will call them back to set up a time to either swap out devices or fix the one they have.


4. Last resort: Call Helpdesk 515-5090 and clearly leave a message with your name, number, and a brief description of the issue.

Clubs

Yearbooks

The Crest 20- 21 Yearbook is underway! You can pre-order your yearbook on MySchoolBucks for a pre-sale price of $50.00 (that’s $10 off the usual price!) OR you can order on www.yearbookordercenter.com and use code: 10464 if you’d like to order a yearbook with a nameplate.


Hey ECG, Get’cha Phone Out! And Get your photos in the yearbook….

Our yearbook staff works to include every student. Make your yearbook more complete by sending us your photos.

Go to HJeshare.com or download the free eshare app.

Then, use our school code: Hilltoppers


Please fill the information required, including some keywords that describe what’s happening in the photo (you’ll see, but we want to be able to provide a description or know who to interview based on the photo you send!). All photos will be sent directly to our yearbook design program.


PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF SENIOR STUDENTS!!

The Crest is offering a senior ad special. Now until November, if you purchase a full page senior ad you will receive a complimentary 20- 21 yearbook (free). Start looking through your photos of your senior because a full page senior ad typically includes 10 photos and 200 characters of type. This will be a unique senior year, don’t miss out on an opportunity to celebrate your senior with a surprise yearbook ad. Purchasing options will be posted on www.yearbookordercenter.com soon. Stay tuned! Please reach out at thecrestecg@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Counseling Department

Google Classrooms

Grade Level Google Classrooms: Please encourage your student to sign up for their grade level google classrooms.


9th Google classroom code: iwla6pm

10th Google classroom code: brmwspx

11th Google classroom code: tmzrnnb

12th Google classroom code: d3fd4p3


Schedule Changes: If you are emailing for a schedule change, please note that a completed Schedule Change Request Form submitted from your parent/guardian’s email that is on Infinite Campus is REQUIRED for any schedule changes. Click on the link for the form to download, Schedule Change Request Form. Requests submitted via email and/or phone will not be honored without the required form. All schedule changes will be processed in the order of receipt. Students are cautioned to consider all schedule change requests and complete one form; multiple forms might delay the process. The last day to request a schedule change is Friday, September 4, 2020 by 3:00 pm.


Transcripts: Beginning on September 1, 2020, we will begin processing transcript orders through Parchment. Students in grades 11-12 should use their login information. New students will receive their login information on August 31, 202. If any 11th or 12th grader who attended Glass last year needs their login information, they can contact Mrs. Miller-Good or Mrs. Long, Registrar. Tenth (10th) graders will receive their Parchment login information by August 31, 2020.


Social Media: Please follow us for important information. We will post on the ECG Facebook page in addition to Instagram: @ecgschoolcounseling and Twitter: @ecgcounselors


We wish you all the best for the upcoming school year and know that we will be there to support you!


Go Big Blue!


ECG School Counseling Department

Mrs. Miller-Goode, Director

Mr. Humphreys, School Counselor A-D

Mrs. Reynolds, School Counselor E-J

Ms. White, School Counselor K-Q

Mrs. Calloway, School Counselor R-Z

Online Registration

Registration


If you have not yet done so, please complete Online Registration for the 2020-21 school year. You can do this by logging into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.


Q: Why should I complete the Online Registration application now?

A: By completing the application, it helps our schools with planning for the upcoming year. It also is extremely helpful for our transportation department to plan routes for the upcoming year, especially if families have moved.


Q: What if I forgot my Parent Portal login and password?

A: If your child attends a middle or high school, you can contact your child's school. ( ECG 515-5370) If your child attends an elementary school or you are unable to reach someone at your child’s school, call our LCS Helpdesk at (434) 515-5090 during business hours.


Q: What if I cannot easily access the online application from my home?

A: If you have a device, you can still access the internet at our internet access points, which are listed below. If you do not have a reliable device to complete the application online, please contact your child's school and request a paper application. If you have moved and/or you are not sure what school your child will be attending, go to click on the link below and go to SchoolFinder. Also, contact information for all schools and registration is available on this link.


https://www.lcsedu.net/parents/registration-information


INTERNET ACCESS POINTS


SCHOOL SITES - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

∙ Bass Elementary School

∙ Bedford Hills Elementary School

∙ Dearington Elementary School

∙ Dunbar Middle School

∙ E. C. Glass High School

∙ Heritage Elementary School

∙ Heritage High School

∙ Hutcherson Early Learning Center

∙ Linkhorne Middle School

∙ Perrymont Elementary School

∙ Sandusky Middle School

∙ Sheffield Elementary School

∙ T. C. Miller Elementary School


The available networks are LCS-Wireless (students), LCS-Secure (students/staff), and LCS-Public (public).


CITY SITES - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Centers

∙ Jefferson Park

∙ Daniels Hill

∙ Fairview

∙ College Hill

∙ Yoder Center

∙ Diamond Hill


MOBILE HOTSPOTS


Use wifi.xfinity.com for access to mobile hotspots.

LCS Update

Welcome Back!

Click on the link for an important community message.


https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=227990865205109&extid=v6x1xTMdEIpQUOCJ

Return to Learn

Lynchburg City Schools is pleased to share our draft of the Return to Learn Plan, which you can access on the LCS website at https://www.lcsedu.net/

We look forward to continuing to serve you!


Cindy Babb

Communications Coordinator

Lynchburg City Schools

915 Court Street

(434) 515-5076

www.lcsedu.net

Library

Access to ebooks

Mrs. Mabery and Mrs. Wise, the Glass librarians, want all students to know that they have access to the LCS Overdrive ebook collection. To access these ebooks, please visit the library's webpage at https://sites.google.com/lcsedu.net/ecglasslibrary and click on Sora. Put in your student ID number when prompted for a user name. Then select an ebook that can be downloaded and read on a phone, tablet, or Chromebook.


We also will be offering curbside pick up for hardback and paperback books in the Glass library collection in the very near future. Look for information on curbside pickup in this publication and on social media.

Daily Newsletter

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 wiselw@lcsedu.net. 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.



Laura Wise

Media Specialist

E. C. Glass High School

2111 Memorial Avenue/Lynchburg, VA 24501

(434)515-5370, ext. 34003

Social Media

Links for E.C. Glass

For all the latest updates regarding events and dates please visit our social media accounts.


Twitter https://twitter.com/ecghighschool


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcGlassHighSchool


Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ecglasshs