EHS WEEKLY MESSENGER

September 13th, 2020

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Hybrid Learning Schedule

September 14th - 18th


Buses will run their normal routes Monday - Thursday with a 1:00pm dismissal.

Hybrid Learning Reminders

  1. COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols.

  1. Student Entry:

Seniors - Main Entrance

Juniors - Gym Lobby Doors

Bus Riders - Bus Entrance

Sophomores - Auditorium

Freshman - End of Main St.

  1. Bring fully charged Chromebook and headphones with a microphone every day.

  2. All books, textbooks, and materials for the day will stay with you.

  • Lockers will not be issued this year. You will be carrying all of your materials with you.

  1. Bring a water and a snack, if wanted (NO NUTS please)

  • Water fountains will be turned off for the year, however, water bottle filling stations will be open.

  • Breakfast and Lunch will only be served as grab and go meals upon arrival and dismissal. ALL students are able to receive a FREE breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria at this time.

  1. Masks are mandatory (Bandannas are not allowed per Jeffco Public Schools).

  2. Remote Learning Expectations Linked HERE

  3. Follow this pathway to reach teacher websites where all of their on-line classroom codes and instructions are located. EHS Website > Academics (Along the top of the website) > Departments > Click on your subject > Click on your teacher.

Student Sick Days: If you report your student out sick with any of the following symptoms: stomach ache/nausea, runny rose, cough, and/or fever, the district nurse will follow up with you as soon as it is reported to the school.

Hybrid students: If you are not in the building for your scheduled in person class, but attend it remotely, you will still be marked absent. Standard make-up policies apply.

Art Students from Spring 2020

Please come to the studio to pick up artwork made during the Spring 2020 semester. At the end of the day Thurs Sept 17 anything remaining in the studio(s) may be repurposed, or removed to provide space and materials for the current students. Contact your previous art teacher for further details.

Student ID Photos

All students would have had their pictures taken as part of our previous schedules. If your student was unable to attend during our scheduled days, picture make-up days are October 20th and 21st. Ordering has closed at this time, so that images can be processed. You can order again after receiving your Portrait ID and Access Code, which you’ll receive with your student ID package in the next couple of weeks.

Student Parking Permits

  • Junior and Senior Parking passes will be handed out to students beginning next week. Due to social distancing protocols and limited days at school, the process may take longer than usual. Passes will be available at the security desk from 7am-2:30pm Monday through Friday. Students are able to drive to school, without being ticketed, until they receive their pass.

  • All parking permit application forms are still open. If your student has not yet applied and still intends to drive to school, please fill out the form as soon as possible. Click here for Parking Permit instructions and applications.

  • At this time, Jeffco Public Schools will not be charging fees for parking passes. When full time in-person learning resumes, parking fees will be prorated and assigned to student accounts accordingly.

  • As in years past, all parking tickets must be paid before a parking pass will be issued. Tickets can be paid on-line via Jeffco Connect

  • We are currently looking into offering parking permits to Sophomores who already have a drivers’ license. Applications will be entered into a lottery for passes.

  • As students receive their licenses throughout the year, they may enter the lottery. We will continue accepting applications throughout the year as students receive their licenses. Click here for details and requirements.

  • Tickets will still be issued for infractions, including non-permitted drivers.

Testing

MAP Testing is a short assessment (45-60 minutes) that provides information on student growth in English and Math. Students are tested at the beginning, middle and end of the school year. This test is not graded and will not affect grades.

Students will test at home during their scheduled English and Math period. Students MUST take their MAP test during these class times. These will be synchronous testing times on Friday, September 18th and 25th.

Answers to FAQ's and Troubleshooting directions can be found on this MAP Testing Family Supports link.

Math: Friday, September 18

    • All students in Algebra I and Geometry take the Math MAP test.

Periods 1 & 2: 8:15-9:25

Periods 3 & 4: 9:30-10:40

Periods 5 & 6: 10:45-11:55

English: Friday, September 25

    • Freshmen and Sophomore students take the English MAP test.

Periods 1 & 2: 8:15-9:25

Periods 3 & 4: 9:30-10:40

Periods 5 & 6: 10:45-11:55

Log In:

  1. Go to your teacher’s Google Classroom/Schoology

  2. Locate the Session ID and Password

  3. Click on the NWEA test link: https://test.mapnwea.org

    1. Students may use either a Jeffco device or a personal one

  4. Enter the Session ID and Password

Testing:

  1. Once logged in, please wait to be admitted into the test.

  2. Your test will be monitored remotely.

  3. If you are “paused” due to rapid answering, please wait to be let in.

  4. If you have a technical problem, please call (303) 982-7434.

Test Fest: New Date

PSAT/NMSQT for 11th and 10th Graders

We will be shifting our annual Test Fest to January 26th due to a new CollegeBoard test administration date for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students are considered signed up for this optional test once the OPT PSAT/NMSQT fee has been paid in Jeffco Connect.

  • This optional test fee is $17 dollars.

  • If families have already paid the optional fee for the PSAT October date, that fee will go toward the January test date. There will not be an additional fee.

  • Fees must be paid by November 6th.

  • Registration information and additional details will be announced at a later date.

Due to building capacity issues and testing date availibility, PSAT 9 will be offered in April only. This is the state test date, so no fees will be assessed for this PSAT 9 test. If Freshman students wish to take the optional PSAT/NMSQT exam, they may pay the optional fee as well. Typically it is taken Sophomore/Junior year.

Please contact Dr. Skyler Artes skyler.artes@jeffco.k12.co.us with any questions.

  • Fees for our school have been made available to pay online through Jeffco Connect. Please take a moment to login HERE and pay your fees for the 20-21 school year. Please be patient as we amend fees to appropriatly represent classroom and remote needs.

  • Credits have been added to student's accounts for AP exams not taken in the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Athletic fees for this season have also been added to student accounts and are now payable via Jeffco Connect.

  • Bus fees are currently being held. Transportation hopes to add buss fees to student accounts by the end of September.

Tech Support Contacts:

MrBenson: richard.benson@jeffco.k12.co.us

Mr. Brooks: dan.brooks@jeffco.k12.co.us

Or call the library to talk with a person:

303-982-7434 *

*If we don't answer the phone, please send an email, as we will usually respond more promptly to email than voice mail.*

Technology

Troubleshooting Tips:

________

Bring your device and headphones

Every student needs a device and headphones (w/ a microphone) for both Remote and Hybrid Learning. Devices must be brought fully charged to school every day.

9th and 10th grade students should be using their Jeffco TechForEd Touchscreen Chromebook for school work.

11th and 12th grade students may use their own device or check out a chromebook from EHS to use for the entire year.

  • Devices will NOT be checked out from the library like before during the school day due to health guidelines. This includes headphones and calculators. There will also not be any Chromebook carts in any teacher classrooms.

  • Additional information about the District’s technology plan and supports can be found at our 1:1 Chromebook page on the EHS Website.

EHS Yearbook 2020-2021

Hey EHS students and families! Yearbook needs your help this year. We would love for you to send in your remote learning photos! What does your learning space look like? Do you have pet assistants? Did you start any new hobbies during quarantine? How about a cool mask collection? Help us fill the yearbook with memories of this unique time in our lives. You can email your photos directly to Mrs. Graham at amy.graham@jeffco.k12.co.us

Thank you so much for your support.

EHS Counseling Department

Merrie Wrinn

9th & 11th Grades

Last Names A-K

Keith Wall

9th & 11th Grades

Last Names L-Z

Andrea Brown

10th & 12th Grades

Last Names A-K

Amy Wells

10th & 12th Grades

Last Names L-Z

All counselors can be reached via the emails and phone numbers listed on our website.

Parents and Students, Getting in touch with your counselor is easier than ever! You can make appointments with your child's counselor directly from the Counseling Page on the main EHS website.

  • The links are titled "Make Appointment" under their direct phone numbers.

  • Each counselor has 15 minute blocks or 30 minute blocks of appointments throughout the week.

  • You can choose to meet in person, a phone call, or virtual meeting that will either be done via ZOOM or Google Meets.

Make an appointment now.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Jeffco Public Schools is joining in this effort by engaging in a month long campaign to bring awareness to our community and our schools.

Jeffco will be focusing on steps we can all take to become more aware:

Week 2: CONNECT - September 14th-18th

Link to the CONNECT Interactive Poster

College Visits Begin Next Week

Sign up now to attend one of our upcoming college visits. Get a chance to meet the admissions counselor who will be reviewing your application! Admissions counselors take note of who attends these meetings. Take this opportunity to make a posative impression on the colleges of your choice!

If students have signed up in Naviance for a college visit, the url link for the virtual visit will be made available to them by Naviance 15 minutes prior to the meeting. They need to go to the exact same place where they signed up for the visit (login to Naviance, go to "What's New" in the bottom right corner, click on "show more," find the college, click on "more info"). If your student has questions, please reach out to Janet Anderson in the College and Career Center and she can send the link via email.

Check out the College and Career Friday Blast to see the amazing list of colleges scheduled to visit: including SCAD, CalPoly, Gonzaga, Notre Dame and SO many more!

JOIN THE FUN

Visit the PTSA Website to join PTSA for the 2020-2021 school year.

Our first meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, September 15th at 5pm via Zoom. Join information below.

Topic: EHS PTSA Meeting

Time: Sep 15, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79074952784?pwd=bXBoZHN5Rm5VT1pFMnZsU0lqRm5kdz09

Meeting ID: 790 7495 2784

Passcode: 80Gaxr

Welcome Back to School!

Please visit EHSEF.org to learn more about the Evergreen High School Education Foundation, a volunteer, non-profit organization of EHS families and supporters that raises funds to support EHS's outstanding educational programs to ensure the academic success of all students.

This year INVEST IN EHS DAY, our one day only fundraiser, is October 19!

Stay tuned for more information. Thank you for your support.

Athletics and Activities

Meetings Can Resume!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Activities and Clubs are allowed to resume in-person afterschool meetings and practices. Meetings must occur after 3pm with the teacher sponsor present.

We support diverse student interests through activities and clubs. That students can again connect with peers in spaces that help them engage in service work, hobbies, competitions, and other areas of applied learning is wonderful news.

  • It may be that some clubs will be on hold for this school year. Others may opt to run remotely at this time.

  • Please see the attached series of guidelines that must be followed, and fill out the required Student Activity Risk Waiver . Waivers should be dropped off in the provided basket in the main office.

Mountain Biking Team

The Mountain Biking club is not currently doing "in person" racing, so the League has put together several "virtual competitions" for the season. This one was "Sensational Short Track," where teams had to find/build a short track course of either 1/4 or 1/3 mile and then have racers do their fastest mile. Evergreen riders and parents received permission from the Evergreen Rodeo to build a short track and race on it! So here's some footage from last Thursday's MTB Team challenge. It was done time trial style, with groups of 5 racers going out at 30 second intervals to do 3 laps. Pretty fun!

This week’s highlights and upcoming athletic events.

Follow this link for the Athletics schedule.

  • The Boys Tennis team won their match against Dakota Ridge 4-3 on Thursday. Good luck at Regionals on the 16th!

  • Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Cross Country team who hosted the successful Evergreen Epic Invite last weekend. Congratulations to Sarah Allen for another 1st place finish on the girls side. See link for pictures. Good luck to our runners who will be busy this week with meets Tues, Wed and Friday.

  • Softball - The Cougars picked up a win against Thornton at our annual home tournament last weekend and beat Green Mountain last Thursday 8-2! Check out the pictures and video from the game on chsaanow.com. There are a few opportunities to get out and support the team this week. They will be at rival Conifer on Monday and hosting games at EHS Wed and Sat.

  • EHS Boys Golf team performed well at the League Match at Indian Tree on Friday 9/4. We are tied with Green Mountain as league leaders at this point. Good luck to our Golfers on Monday @ West Woods GC.

GO COUGARS!

Thanks to Coach Mintle for sharing some EHS history with us and pointing out this article from the Denver Post from this summer.

Check out #7!!!

EHS Baseball VIDEO ANALYTICS announcement: Student position available.

The EHS Cougar Baseball program will be at the forefront of athlete analytics, training and evaluation. The Cougars are working towards a partnership with Marucci Baseball with plans to install video analytics on Cougar Field. The videos will be used for passage to college recruiters and for player development. The exciting news to spread today is that we are looking for an EHS student who is interested in a possible broadcasting and video analytics career to join the EHS Baseball program. Training will be provided and the student will have exposure to professionals with the Colorado Rockies and a D1 college program. If interested in this opportunity, please contact EHS Baseball Coach John Lipka. (John.Lipka@Jeffco.K12.co.us)

The $175 Jeffco Athletic Registration Fees are now posted on the Student Jeffco Connect accounts for the “Season A” Athletes. XC, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf and Softball families: please pay your students’ Athletic Fee at this time. Contact EHS Financial Secretary, Mrs. Stephens, if you have questions regarding payment options. (patricia.stephens@jeffco.k12.co.us)

Weekly Eligibility notice:

Grade checks will continue to be performed weekly.

If your student has a D or F in one or more classes on Tuesday you will be notified by an automated message.

A second grade report will be run on Friday for Athletes.

Throughout the season, students’ “Weekly Eligibility” will be determined by Friday’s grades.

If a student athlete has an F this Friday, then they will be ineligible to compete next Monday through Saturday.

See the EHS Athletics Website for announcements, links and more information.

For your reference: 2020 - 2021 Official CHSAA Calendar for the start and end dates for each sport.

Hybrid Learing: Students in the Building!!