Sep. 2nd Updates

Hello, All,

Happy Thoughtful Thursday! The school will be closed Friday, Monday, and Tuesday for Admissions Day, Labor Day, and Rosh Hashanah. Make time to reflect in appreciation of what those three events mean for you and our world. Have a good and sweet year!

School resumes on Wednesday 9/8 for a green day, periods 1-4.

There are three messages. This one has school updates. The second one has COVID19-related topics. The third message is about standing up to street harassment.

1.School photos- ID cards were made and distributed yesterday and today. Make Ups will be on Wednesday, 9/8, in the Auditorium.

2. Lockers-Has your parent/guardian completed the 21-22 meal application ( The students can get a hallway locker IF their application is submitted. The first round of locker distribution for students with completed applications will be the week September 13.  We know that all students get free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the application gets you MORE! The application helps the school pay for positions, materials, field trips, and more. Eligible students also get fee-waivers for college applications, standardized tests like AP, IB, and SAT!

3.Athletics: Tennis is playing right now! Cross Country runs tomorrow! Woo Woo!!  JV and Varsity football today against Bell at Bell HS.  Thank you to ASB, Band, Cheer, and Drill for today’s Pep rally at lunch.

4.Councils: We need your voice for our School Site Council and Local School Leadership Council. Nominations and Elections coming soon!

5.College Family Workshops: Seniors, see Schoology for more information from College & Career Counselor Ms. Marquez (

In closing, September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. See here for resources: From the website, “Studies indicate that helping someone at risk create a network of resources and individuals for support and safety can help them take positive action and reduce feelings of hopelessness.” We are not alone in our flock of Eagles. We appreciate you choosing Eagle Rock Jr/Sr HS!

Stay safe and strong,

Eagles Administration

Hello, Eagles, Here are some important reminders as we continue in the pandemic.

1.Masks: Thank you for all of our Eagles who are continuing to wear masks appropriately and daily. Our collective accountability keeps us all safer. Interdependence matters now more than ever!

2.COVID19 testing: We will test on Wednesday 3:30-4:30PM (for Athletics Testing ONLY), Thursday 9/9, p5-8 and Friday 9/10 , p1-4. All students in Grades 7-10 have IB Design. All students in grades 11 & 12 have Language & Literature (English) and Individuals & Societies (Social Studies). There have been many questions about instructional time. The more efficient we are as a group, the faster classes can resume instruction. Students, make sure to have your ID cards ready for scanning OR your SSID memorized. Weekly testing supports community safety. Here is our COVID 19 data:

3.Vaccinations:LAUSD provides vaccinations for students 12 and up. Parents/guardians must provide consent: Thank you to students Dean and Gizelle for their participation in Monday’s on campus vaccination clinic. We had guests including Dr. Barbara Ferrer, LACOE Supt. Dr. Duardo, and more to promote vaccinations. Read more here:

4. What to do if I have a positive test result? Or if I’m a close contact? If you tested with LAUSD, LAUSD’s Office of Community Engagement (CE) sends the Principal a notification. The Principal conducts a phone interview to complete an Initial Exposure Management Report (IEM). Then the CE office follows up. Vaccinated, asymptomatic people with negative results do not have to quarantine.

5. Quarantine vs Isolation: Generally, people who test positive undergo isolation for 10 days. Quarantine is for those who are close contacts and not vaccinated. In the 5th day of quarantine, test to make sure the person has a negative result. They may return on the 8th day. Principals and Asst. Principals provide preliminary/general information; the CE team confirms the protocols for each specific family.

6. Anxiety-Many of our students are feeling a range of emotions, especially anxiety as we continue to operate our school of 2,200 students and 187 adults. The numbers matter because we are a large school and students may need additional supports to feel confident and successful. Please see attached flyer for a relevant workshop.



Stay safe and strong,

Eagles Administration

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Flier Supporting Anxious Children - Eagle Rock Highland Park COS.docx

Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and our school are providing one of two trainings to Stand Up! In 2021, Hollaback!, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. Through this 1 hour training we use a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 40,000 New Yorkers before the end of 2021 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.

Zoom Webinar Invitation
When: Sep 28, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and ERJSHS Stand Up Against Street Harassment Training
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ALL 187 seniors without their graduation requirement for Service Learning are STRONGLY encouraged to attend and submit a brief reflection to Mrs. Keipp.

ALL Eagles are welcomed to attend to learn safe strategies for intervention to keep our community safe and strong.


Eagles Administration

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