Good afternoon Bobcats!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, only two more weeks until our teachers come back and we are SO excited! Please see below for any important updates and as always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns!
Google Email Information
Our primary method of communication at the school is email. We use the Google and Gmail suite for our email server. Each student has an ERA school account that will stay active throughout their high school career here.
New students: To set up your account, you will need to go to the following website: www.gmail.com. Once there, you will need to enter your email address and the initial password listed below. You will be prompted to change your password after your initial login.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Technology Facilitator, Mrs. Sharon Wall. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Student email: FirstinitialLastname@
Initial Password: erastudent25
Parents who need access to PowerSchool can contact Ms. Moore (email@example.com) for assistance.
Click here to access the Parking Regulations for student drivers.
Drop Off Procedures
All students should enter through the rear of the building, through the gym doors. Classes begin at 8:30am, students will remain in the gym from 8:00 – 8:20am. See the image below for a map of the car line.
Pick Up For Student Drivers:
Exit the building through the gym doors. Look carefully before heading across the street as there will be additional vehicle traffic from students being picked up. Exit the student parking lot at the lower entrance, across from the soccer field, where you typically enter in the morning.
Pick Up For Parents Picking Up Students:
Cars will enter the carline through the first entrance to the right off the main driveway
Cars will double lane around the bottom of the front circle
Cars will continue the double lane along the front of the school
Cars will turn right at the end of the sidewalk and continue to double lane along the side of the building
A staff member will be asking for the name(s) of the students you are picking up and radio into the gym for those students.
After giving the name(s) of the students you are picking up, cars will alternate from each lane to merge into a single lane along the back of the high school gym.
Students will exit the gym to find their ride.
Once you have your student(s) please carefully pull out to the left around cars who may still be waiting for their student(s) so that other cars can continue to pull up
Exit the parking lot at the top of the lot, next to the dumpster corral.
Students will receive their official schedule on the first day of school in their homeroom (advisory/CATS) on colored paper. All students need to follow their assigned schedule, even if they are hoping to make a change to that schedule.
All students may now see their schedule in PowerSchool. Please login and check. If you are requesting a change you must complete the schedule change request form.
The daily bell schedule can be found here Daily Bell Schedule.
Students will be permitted to eat lunch in the commons area, outside, or with a teacher (who is not on lunch duty that day) with permission. The gym will also be supervised for students to use during lunch, however, students are not allowed to have food/drinks in the gym.
Please note: students are not permitted to order food to be delivered to school. If a student wants to order food, the only option is through my hot lunch box. Instructions to set up your account can be found here.
Ordering lunch will open soon! This year’s lunch lineup is as follows: Monday – Colorado Burrito, Tuesday – Pizza Hut, Wednesday – Noodles & Co, Thursday – Chick-fil-A, Friday – Subway.
Student and Family Expectations
Please click here to view the student expectations document that will be shared out with students within the first weeks of school.
Fall Driver Education Classes: The fall session of Driver Education will be held August 22nd through September 12th. No classes will meet September 4th. Classes will meet virtually Monday through Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Students are expected to attend all classes even if it’s a workday or there is inclement weather. Students must be 14.5 years old to register (birthdate on or before 2/1/2009). Priority is given based on birthdate. The cost is $50 and must be paid between August 14th – 18th. A study packet will be available at the time of payment.
To register, click here. The deadline to register is July 31st. You will receive more information after the registration is submitted and accepted.
Thursday, August 3 from 8:30am – 12:00pm we will host freshmen orientation here at the high school for all incoming 9th graders. Parents are invited to join their student at Open House the following week, and just drop off and pick up on this day in the front of the building. Lunch will be provided.
**Any upperclassmen who are interested in volunteering at the Freshmen Orientation should reach out to Mrs. Sealy.
Open House will be Tuesday, August 8 from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm at the high school.
Substitute Teachers Needed:
If you are willing and able to help substitute this year, we need you! Email Mrs. Hover at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
After School Program Registration:
Information and Registration forms for the 22-23 After School Program are linked on our website under After School Program. Please note the fee changes from last year. Email Mrs. Cobbs at email@example.com if you have specific questions.
Beginning of Year Paperwork for ALL STUDENTS:
Families must complete the following forms for all students/families by August 18. Please contact Mrs. Hover (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
– Annual Proof of Residency requirement (one submission per family)
– Annual EDS data collection form (one submission per family)
– Annual Emergency Contact & Permissions form (one submission for EACH student)
If you are available to assist ERA families in carpooling or would need assistance carpooling, please enter your information on this linked Google Document and use the information provided by others to set up carpools according to your needs. Administration will not monitor this document or assist in creating carpools.
Check the shared Google Folder to see if a class you signed up for or your grade level has a summer assignment you need to complete prior to the first day of school (August 10).
Upcoming Important Dates:
Click here for the 23-24 ERA School Calendar
Thursday, August 3 – Freshmen Orientation
Monday, August 7 – Teacher Work Day
Tuesday, August 8 – Open House (High School 5:00pm)
Thursday, August 10 – First day of school for students
Friday, September 1 – Early Release
Monday, September 4 – No School
Friday, September 15 – Progress Reports
Monday, September 18 – Teacher Work Day
Friday, October 13 – Early Release
October 16-20 – Fall Break
Friday, October 27 – Report Cards
Tuesday, October 31 – Early Release
We have three teachers that have put together Donors Choose projects! I’ve linked them both below and if you’d like to donate or share them with your social media connections, we would be so grateful!
Keyboards for New Group Piano Class
Advanced Digital Design
Starting with the Basics