HS Weekly Update 5/3/21

High School Students and Families,

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! As you know, the staff at ERA is absolutely amazing.  They have risen to the occasion under the most difficult circumstances. They are dedicated to our students and supportive of each other.

Almost overnight in March of 2020, they changed everything they knew as normal to be a teacher during a worldwide pandemic.  Then in March 2021, they put aside their personal fears and walked into the unknown of their classroom and into their offices because they love their job and are dedicated to serving children.  We all know and/or have met many heroes over the last year, but these educators are my heroes.  So if you see an educator this week share a smile and a thank you.  You will make their day!

Please see below for the latest and greatest updates from the high school world. You can also access this message in the ERA HS Parent Resource Folder.


Updates and Announcements:

  • Hybrid Learning:  Hybrid learning has officially ended.  Students will now be in remote learning for the remainder of May as the high school begins AP testing this week.

  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Please click on this link for more information. Teacher Appreciation Week Thank you for helping us honor our amazing team!

  • Course Verification:  It’s time to verify courses for next year.  Click here to access the document with directions and instructions on how to verify courses.  This is the last opportunity to make changes/adjustments to course selections for the 2021-2022 school year.  The deadline to complete this is Friday, May 7.

  • HS Spring Testing Calendar:  AP Exams officially begin this week.  Click here to access the calendar.

  • D&I Task Force Meeting: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Dr. Sheldon Lanier, our consultant, will be joining the meeting. Meeting Link Meeting ID: 827 7355 3033 Passcode: 181572

  • Diversity and Inclusion Club Poster Contest:  Don’t forget to enter the poster club contest! Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.  Click here for more info.

  • Kindergarten PE/Bike Fundraiser: Link to Donate Help ERA become the 21st school in NC and the first in our area to use the All Kids Bike program! Once funded, the program will provide 22 Strider bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, and curriculum to teach all of our Kindergarten students how to ride a bike in school. Coach Pierce hopes we can start in the fall and is super excited about the prospect!

  • Board of Directors Election:  There are currently 3 Parent Board Member seats and 1 Community Member-At-Large seat open for election and appointment. The application process is open from day, April 19th, 2021 – May 3rd, 2021. Please reach out to Sarah Yagnow, Vice Chair, at syagnow@enoriveracademy.org with any questions.

  • Photos for Yearbook:  Our Yearbook staff need photos capturing events in the lives of our high school students this year.  If you have photos you want to submit to the staff for consideration, use this link to upload your pictures.

  • Peer Ambassador Program:  Interested in being a student Peer Ambassador for the 2021-2022 school year?  We are now accepting applications for students in grades 9-11 for our next cohort of Ambassadors.  If you are interested, contact Dr. Davis, and she will send you information about the program and the application to complete.

  • Summer 2022 Europe Trip:  ERA High School will be offering a 13-day trip to Italy, France, and Spain for the summer of 2022, departing early June.  Click here to see the itinerary. Email Dr. Davis for more information if interested.

  • Good News Gazette:  Click here for the latest stories highlighting our students’ and staff’s accomplishments. Feel free to share any good news with Dr. Davis. This will be a feature in each weekly message.

Thanks again for your continued flexibility and support.  Let’s continue to ROAR and SOAR!  Go Bobcats!

Partners in Education,