November 18th Updates

A message from EAGLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL
 

Happy Wednesday evening, Eagles!

Mental Health/Wellness tip: The November Gratitude Challenge continues (posted in Schoology by our Psychiatric Social Worker, Ms. Roman)! Today’s task is to “write down the names of three women that inspire you and why.” I chose my mom Angelina, sister Daisy, and comadre Leslie for their unending support of my journey.

This is the first of three messages: COVID 19 updates and school news, Thanksgiving break updates, and Volunteer Opportunities

  1. COVID19 updates
    1. LA County continues to be in the purple, with 2.301 new cases yesterday (http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/data/index.htm). We need to be in the red for at least two weeks (less than 700 cases) for our school to go to the Hybrid model.
    2. Your family’s decision to select Hybrid or Virtual is due December 6, 2020. On the upper right hand corner parents/guardians can select from several languages on this link:  https://reopening.lausd.net/en/FamilySelection Families, also please be on the lookout for a mailed Family Selection Guide.
    3. Tomorrow at 6pm is the latest COVID19 Town Hall led by Community of Schools Administrator Mr. Campos. See the attached e-mail for webinar details.
  2. Entrance to school-Due to enhanced safety protocols, the gate on Yosemite will no longer be used. A pedestrian entrance will be available at the Auditorium gate, based on COVID19 screening questions. Limited parking is available in the Auditorium lot.
  3. Administrative Bldg Closure-Due to asbestos tile abatement, most of the offices in the Administrative building will be relocated from approximately November 30 to January 11, 2021. The Main Office staff and Principal will be in the Title 1 Office, Asst Principals and Counselors in the College Office, Nurse in the Library, Dean in S1/B24, and Magnet Office to the IB Office. Thank you for your ongoing flexibility.
  4. School Experience Surveys
    1. Thank you to many of our faculty who have completed their surveys on Monday!
    2. Staff, please submit yours: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5755088/2020-21-School-Experience-Survey-Staff
    3. Students, thank you for completing your surveys with your HR/Advisory teachers this week.
    4. Parents/guardians, please complete yours today: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5755070/2020-21-School-Experience-Survey-Parents-and-Guardians-of-Students
  5. Meals next week
    1. Starting Friday 11/20, our Grab n Go will start giving out weekend boxes. The boxes will include milk and meals.
    2. Grab and Go will be open during the week of Thanksgiving on Mon, Tues, and Wed ONLY.
    3. On Wednesday 11/25, we will send families home with a box of food.

In closing, Happy National American Indian and Native Heritage Month*! Enjoy and reflect in our interdependence of “Remember” by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation to “Remember you are all people and all people are you.” ( https://youtu.be/gH0hp-n9gG8The greatest service at this time is to continue to be safe and strong during our ongoing pandemic. Wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and continue to follow hand-washing protocols.

*In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994. https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

Love,

Mrs. Keipp,

Principal


Hello, Eagles,

As we enter the Thanksgiving break (from Monday, 11/23/2020 to 11/27/2020), we invite you to disconnect from school and work. Enjoy time to reflect and explore some resources from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian:

1.    Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), co-curator of the award-winning exhibition Americans, looks at why the Thanksgiving story is so important to the United States’ image of itself as a nation. (National Museum of the American Indian): https://youtu.be/yPEuQNp0nII
2.    “What really happened at the first Thanksgiving in 1621? The Pilgrims did not introduce the concept of thanksgiving; the New England tribes already had autumn harvest feasts of thanksgiving. To the original people of this continent, each day is a day of thanksgiving to the Creator. In the fall of 1621, William Bradford, the governor of the Plymouth Colony, decided to have a Plymouth harvest feast of thanksgiving and invited Massasoit, the Grand Sachem of the Wampanoag Federation, to join the Pilgrims. Massasoit came with approximately 90 warriors and brought food to add to the feast, including venison, lobster, fish, wild fowl, clams, oysters, eel, corn, squash and maple syrup. Massasoit and the ninety warriors stayed in Plymouth for three days. These original Thanksgiving foods are far different from the meals prepared in modern Thanksgiving celebrations.”https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2019/11/27/do-american-indians-celebrate-thanksgiving/
  1. The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. For this year's 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online — streaming new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic. https://nmai.brand.live/c/nativecinemashowcase

 

Love,

Mrs. Keipp,

Principal


Hello, Eagles,

During next week’s break, we encourage you to engage in kindness through service to others:

  1. StoryCorps-The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder, mentor, friend, or someone they admire. https://storycorps.org/participate/the-great-thanksgiving-listen/
  2. Miry's List is a movement of neighbors and friends dedicated to welcoming new arrival refugee families into our community through inspired crowdsourcing solutions. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc35bkWoF1cF-24DVmMs3IiRlGw_iBBSOh5VziDlF_FLYWivA/viewform
  3. Be a Friend-If you know someone in Grades K-8 who has been experiencing or recovering from severe bullying, consider filling out a referral to the Be a Friend project:https://www.beafriendproject.org/referrals
  4. #CaliforniansForAll opportunities (https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/soft-landing-pagev2/?volunteer_opp_id=3322415&source=emailcfanov10)
    1. PATH- Fall Food Drive Help PATH give a thanksgiving holiday experience to our recently housed neighbors previously experiencing homelessness
    2. Volunteer from Home: Join our Recognition Team to support volunteers American Red Cross of the Central Valley
    3. Write Spanish Notes of Joy and Encouragement for Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes

Remember, all of our students in grades 7-10 are International Baccalaureate Middle Years students who should be completing Service as Action activities AND uploading into ManageBac.

The greatest service at this time is to continue to be safe and strong during our ongoing pandemic. Wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and continue to follow handwashing protocols.

Love,

Mrs. Keipp,

Principal


Hello,

Attached is information regarding the Return to Campus Hybrid webinar, November Gratitude Challenge, and an opportunity to Sponsor a Famliy for the Holidays.

Apologies for sending without the attachments!

Hugs,

Mrs. Keipp


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