HS Bobcat Weekly Blast – 7/20/22

Good Morning Bobcat families!


I hope you all had a great holiday last week and are rested! I sent this email out on Monday, but realized there was an issue with my list-serv, which we have fixed, so I am resending it now! I am so looking forward to meeting all of you in the coming weeks. Please read the weekly update below, and as always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions.



Drivers Education:

Fall Driver Education Classes:  The fall session of Driver Education will be held August 22nd through September 14th, 2022 (September 3rd & 5th are holidays).  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 2/1/2008).  Priority is given based on birthdate.  The cost is $50 and must be paid between August 15th and 19th.  A study packet will be available at the time of payment.

To register, click here.  The deadline to register is July 29th.  You will receive more information after the registration is submitted and accepted.

Once a student registers for the classes, this is the information Buddy Hartley sends to the students and parents:

You are registered for the August Class that starts on 8/22 and runs through September 14, 2022, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Class is virtual so make sure you have access to a working Internet for the whole Session. You must successfully complete 30 hours of class, so NO CLASS TIME can be missed.  Students must complete all classwork and will have to turn on cameras at least 3 times during each class. The DE class fee is $50 (Cash, Check, or Money Order made out to OCS Driver Education) non refundable. Students should start picking up a DE packet at the Eno River office on Monday 8/15/22 from 8am-4pm. The DE fee should be paid then also. This course is set up by NCDPI and is accessed through their Canvas platform and on Zoom. Students will receive a message at their school email address with login information before class starts from Erin Bradley.  All questions about class should be sent to me. ONLY questions about Canvas or login issues should be sent to Erin Bradley. If you cannot attend the whole class or have already taken a

class elsewhere PLEASE let me know ASAP. Students can only attend one Driver Ed class!

Once he adds them to his DMV program they get links, password, etc to sign in.


Senior Portraits:

Strawbridge Studios will be on campus July 21 and July 22 in the Gym. Information to book senior pictures for students and families can be accessed online here.

Click here to view the flier (Spanish version here)


If any parents or students have any questions about Senior pictures, please have them contact the Customer Service department at customerservice@strawbridge.net or (866) 624-6229.


Freshman Orientation:

Next Wednesday, July 27 we will hold orientation for our incoming 9th grade students. It will run from 8:30am – 12:30pm, and lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!



Student schedules are being finalized this week. During this time, all PowerSchool student and parent access has been disabled. If, for some reason, your student has a conflict with their schedule, we will reach out to them directly this week to resolve it before making any adjustments.


We will communicate with all families via email when schedules are ready for viewing in PowerSchool, and will share out any procedures for requesting any changes in the coming week!


The daily bell schedule can be found here Daily Bell Schedule.


Open Houses:

Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:00pm – 5:45pm.


This is an optional, floating event so come any time during your child’s window. Please leave as soon as your group is finished to make space for the grade levels behind you. The schedule is as follows:

  • K-5 from 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

  • Middle School from 4:00 pm-4:45 pm

  • High School from 5:00 pm-5:45 pm


Substitute Orientation:

If you would like to regularly help out at our school, consider becoming a substitute! An informational session, tours, and orientation for new substitutes will occur on July 28 from 12-1pm in the K-8 campus main common area. Please contact Mrs. Hover (mhover@enoriveracademy.org) with questions.


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.

Beginning of Year Paperwork for ALL STUDENTS: Families must complete the following forms for all students/families by August 12.  Please contact Mrs. Hover (mhover@enoriveracademy.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.


Upcoming Important Dates:

Click here for the 22-23 ERA School Calendar

  • Monday, July 18: School Board Meeting, 5:00pm

  • Tuesday, July 19: “Coffee with the Principal” 9:00am

  • Wednesday, July 27: Freshmen Orientation 8:30am-12:30pm

  • Monday, August 1: Teachers come back to school

  • Tuesday, August 2: Open House (5:00p)

  • Thursday, August 4: First Day of School

  • Wednesday, August 24: Early Release

  • Friday, September 2: Early Release

  • Monday, September 5: NO SCHOOL, HOLIDAY

  • Monday, September 19: Teacher Work Day


Student Resources:

Text FOODNC to 877-877

You can now text FOODNC to 877-877 to find meals for kids near you in NC.


Amazing Educational Resources

A group of local teachers put together this list of companies who offer free subscriptions to educational services, including reading, writing, math, and science tools, and more!