HS Weekly Update 9/13/21

High School Students and Families,

September is flying by, and I hope you are enjoying the cooler temperatures.  Please see the latest and greatest updates from the high school world:

Updates and Information:

Teacher Workday:  Just a friendly reminder that Monday, September 20 is a teacher workday.

PM Dismissal:  Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through our afternoon dismissal process to make it more efficient and effective for students and families.  We will continue to use the gym dismissal process.  Click here for additional details and a map.

2021 List of Important Dates:  We have developed a calendar of important dates including testing/exam dates. Some dates may change as the school year progresses.  We will update this regularly along with posting a copy on the Student/Parent Dashboard.  Click here to access.

COVID Testing: We are now offering on-site COVID testing for our students.  If you want your student to be eligible to participate in on-site testing, complete this Student Registration Link The link will ask you several Covid questions, checkboxes for approval, and HIPAA compliance. The registration page will come after you’ve answered those questions and given consent. If your child has Covid-like symptoms, we will notify you and get your consent prior to testing your child. Pre-registration will speed up the process for us.

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Meeting: The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is meeting Tuesday, September 14th from 5 – 6pm on Zoom. All are welcome to attend! For more information about Diversity and Inclusion please check out https://enoriveracademy.org/faq/

For additional questions, you can reach out to Sarah Yagnow at syagnow@enoriveracademy.org.

Board of Directors Meeting: The next board meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00 AM-10:15 AM. It will be held in the high school commons. It will be followed by the annual board retreat.

Club Information: Our Club Fair on Friday was a success Click here for a list of clubs and contact information for the clubs. Students who are interested in joining a club and did not sign up on Friday may reach out to the contact listed.

Athletics:  Please visit the following document or the ERA Athletics website for ongoing updates with our Athletics Department including tryout dates for fall season sports.

Yearbook Ambassadors:  Yearbook Ambassadors are students, parents, or staff members who would like to help collect stories, content, and photographs for specific sections within the yearbook. Students should see Ms. Webb in room 501 if interested in helping.  There will be an interest meeting in the near future.  If any staff members or parents are interested, email Ms. Webb at lwebb@enoriveracademy.org

2022 Yearbook:  The 2022 Yearbook will be a bigger version with approximately 50 more pages.  Order your yearbook by September 30 to get a special price! Click here to order! To help them capture all the happenings of the Bobcat community, you can submit your photos throughout the year by using this link and 416224545 as the User ID.

Yearbook Social Media Links: If you’d like to follow our yearbook students and submit pictures of your own, please follow these links:

Facebook: @enoriveracademyyb

Instagram: @enoriveracademyyb

Twitter: @enoriveryb

Online Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be held online this fall, we’re so excited to connect our community through the joy of reading and create a fun virtual experience for our kids. Mark your calendars for SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 8! Our Virtual Fair will feature:

  • A fully virtual Book Fair experience where you and your child can browse nearly 300 titles by grade, meet popular authors, watch book videos, and discover the magic of reading.
  • Direct access to over 5,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices at the Scholastic Store Online
  • Rewards that benefit our school directly—25% of every purchase will go back to our school community.

Check out this letter that includes a virtual tour and book trailers and get a jump on the Virtual Store to stock your bookshelves! Teacher wish lists will be available soon!

Makeup Picture Day:  We will have makeup pictures for students in grades 9-11 as well as senior portraits on October 7.  We will share more information with students as we get closer to the date.

Good News Gazette:  We have many talented students here at ERA and want to highlight their great accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.  Feel free to share any good news with Dr. Davis. This will be a feature in each weekly message.

Thank you for your continued support throughout this school year.  We appreciate it!

Have a great week!

Partners in Education,