Hello, Eagles, This is the first of up three messages: 1) School Updates, 2) COVID19 updates, and 3) Superintendent Search. Message 1 On this Thoughtful Thursday, we invite you to reflect on strategies for pause and reflection as we continue to survive in our COVID19 crisis. What’s working for you? your student(s)? your family? See attached for strategies for resilience. We also invite you to read this article: Stress and Short Tempers: Schools Struggle with Behavior as Students Return Teachers are seeing more stress and short tempers among students as they readjust to being in school buildings again with one another. Read in KQED: https://apple.news/A9OYKgljJSPuDKLN4JhdQUg Or this related article: Warm demander: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/warm-demander-equity-approach-matt-alexander) 1. Our school schedule is on erhs.la: Tuesday, October 5, is a PD Day with 1:38p dismissal. Departments will have time to collaborate on instructional and operational structures to support student success (emotional and academic), per WASC and SPSA, in relationship to 5-week grades. b. The following PD Day is October 19. c. October 21 will be virtual student-led parent/guardian conferences. More details to come from your teachers. d. October 21 is a minimum day with 1:08p dismissal. 2. Homecoming: Tomorrow we are celebrating our Homecoming game versus Lincoln HS! Wear your Eagles’ gear or wear green and gray! Buy your gear at the student store or webstore (https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/eagle_rock_high_scho/) JV football starts at 4pm and Varsity 7pm, with an awesome parade and bagpiper prior to kick off! Thank you to ASB! a. Buy pre-sale tickets for $5 at the student store! b. At the ticket both, the prices are $8 for adults, $6 for students, $2 for guests ages 6-12, 5 and under are free. Please bring exact change to speed up the process. THANK YOU! 3. Attendance: Your Attendance Matters! Please Come to School When Healthy. See attached for attendance guidelines. Campus safety: Please be reminded that eating may only be done outdoors. An adult may eat in a room alone. NO students should be in the buildings during lunch, unless for supervised club meetings. We have had one instance of students loitering in the halls and engaging in inappropriate behaviors. Thank you to 99% of the students for following these safety and supervision measures. Food deliveries: Parents/guardians may bring food items labeled for their student to the Attendance Office. Food service deliveries, like Door Dash, are not allowed. Again, lunch and after school meals plus breakfast are provided by our incredible cafeteria staff at NO COST to students. Timeline for our Advisory Council Elections (ELAC, LSLC, SSC): a. The Self-Nomination google form will be posted on Schoology for certificated staff and students beginning Friday, September 24 through Friday, October 1, 2021. b. Elections for the LSLC, SSC, & ELAC is scheduled Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Results of the newly elected council members will be posted on Schoology Wednesday, October 6, 2021. c. The Parent Orientation and Elections is scheduled via Zoom Monday, October 4 at 5pm. Elections will proceed upon sufficient number of self-nominations to establish the councils per district and federal guidelines. Go Eagles! CAAWW! October is College Awareness Month, Italian American History Month, and Filipino American History Month. Wear your college gear on Thursdays of this month. Learn more about Italian History here: https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/collections/italian-american-program/italian-heritage-month Grazie! Also, enjoy this short video about Filipino History: https://videos.aarp.org/detail/video/5597783772001/a-filipino-american-story---aarp Love, Administration Attachments: Resilience and Attendance File attachments:EXCUSED_ABSENCES.jpgUNEXCUSED_ABSENCES.jpgResilience_Eng.jpeg Hello, Eagles, Thank you for your continued efforts for campus and community safety! These are updates about recent quarantine actions, testing, vaccination, and more. 1.Quarantine Updates-This week, over seventy students were identified for quarantine due to a close contact with a person who tested positive. Students who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic were allowed to return to campus. Community Engagement has directed us that partially vaccinated students must remain in quarantine. Community Engagement personnel can provide guidance. via email email@example.com or phone number 213-725-5637. Our school is following and responding to constantly updated LAUSD and County of LA Public Health guidelines. 2. Masks-Thank you for continuing to wear your masks OUTSIDE (unless eating or drinking) and INSIDE. It is our collective responsibility to remind ALL Eagles, including substitute teachers, maintenance workers, and visitors. 3. COVID19 testing- We will have testing in the South Gym on Monday 10/4 and Tuesday 10/5 in PE/Athletics (grades 7-10) and English 11th & 12th grades. Students, please have your ID cards or student ID #s ready. 4. Vaccination Mandate Updates: a. Our Athletics Director Mr. Martinez and I met with our coaches regarding upcoming deadlines. Students in athletics and other extra-curricular activities must have their first vaccination dose by October 3, Sunday. b. Per LAUSD, "After October 31, 2021, your child will not be permitted to participate in in-person extracurricular activities without proof of vaccination if they qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Extracurricular activity is a program that takes place outside of the instructional day that is supervised or financed by the District where students represent the school/District." c. Appointment Information: · https://achieve.lausd.net/covid · Non-athletes: Select November 2 (and automatically November 30) in our NORTH GYM by searching Eagle Rock under location. · Parents/GUARDIANS can ALSO get vaccinated at the LAUSD school clinics. OR · https://myturn.ca.gov d. Exemptions- · "Parents can get the Student Vaccine Exemption form from their school site or it will be available on the Daily Pass after October 20. The form must be submitted on the Daily Pass in order to be reviewed. An email notification confirming submission of the exemption form and the status of the review process will be sent to the parents/guardians making the request. Additionally, the parents/guardians will receive an email communication confirming the exemption approval or indicating that further attention is required." Parents/guardians may request a medical exemption form from Principal Keipp (firstname.lastname@example.org). · “Students may be conditionally admitted if they are in one of the following groups: 1) foster youth, 2) experiencing homelessness, 3) migrant, 4) military family, or 5) has an IEP. Please see BUL-1660.9 Immunization Guidelines for School Admission (Attachment D). Parents/guardians of students seeking an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement will be required to submit the Student Medical Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccine form beginning on October 25, 2021 via the Daily Pass web portal at https://DailyPass.lausd.net. An email notification confirming submission of the exemption form and the status of the review process will be sent to the parents/guardians making the request. Additionally, the parents/guardians will receive an email communication confirming the exemption approval or indicating that further attention is required." 5. COVID19 Notification- Please see attached regarding notification for a positive COVID19 case. Respectfully, ERJSHS Administration Attachments: 9/30/21 letter File attachments:COVID19Notification_All_9.30.21.pdf Message 3 Dear Students, Families and Employees, We want to hear from you! Join us in the District’s search for a Superintendent to lead our school district. The next superintendent must reflect the priorities of the entire LA Unified community. That’s why we’re reaching out to everyone: students, school staff, teachers, administrators, parents and families, and other community members to make sure everyone has a chance to share their thoughts. You are invited you to complete a brief, anonymous online survey to provide your input on what our District needs in our Superintendent. Click here to complete the survey. The survey will be available until October 1st. For more information about our entire engagement process and the overall timeline for the search, visit achieve.lausd.net/suptsearch2021. LAUSD looks forward to hearing from you!