Updates for Week Ending April 23; Non-Compliance Practices During COVID
Dear Students & Parents/Guardians:
As the Hybrid Instruction Schedule continues at ETHS, we emphasize the importance of honest and accurate self-certification and health assessment each school day. ETHS students, families, and staff who do not provide accurate and honest answers to the COVID screening questions are considered to be non-compliant with district practices and procedures relevant to public health and the pandemic. As a result, the student will be placed on full remote status for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year to engage in their education, as well as receive a social work referral as needed and have a restorative conference with the Dean to discuss the impact of their decision and how to repair harm done to the school community. ETHS students are able to fully engage in the educational process through remote learning.
District practices and procedures also apply to extracurricular activities at ETHS. As noted in the Safety Guidelines for Athletics, students that do not follow health and safety guidelines will be removed from participation. Programs that do not follow outlined procedures will have their seasons suspended.
Please visit the City of Evanston website for Vaccine Distribution Plan & Updates, including the following:
If you’re 16 or older, you’re now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To ensure you’re vaccinated as soon as possible, the City recommends seeking out appointments through multiple trusted providers, including:
- City of Evanston. If you haven’t already, complete the City’s Vaccination Contact Form (español) to be notified of City of Evanston vaccination events.
- Cook County. Evanston residents are eligible to be vaccinated at Cook County Mass Vaccination sites. Register with the County.
- Other trusted providers. View vaccination locations in Illinois.
Please be aware that the City uses the contact form to notify community members when it is their turn for vaccinations. Availability of the vaccine in Evanston affects the timeframe for being contacted, so besides filling out the form provided by the city, community members are encouraged to make other appointments as linked above.
CDC guidelines indicate that after you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions like wearing a mask and physical distancing. Please see the CDC’s information about When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated for the latest updates.
Summer School Reminder
Please check your email or see the Summer School Registration Information (April 15-22) on the ETHS website for details about recovery courses, enrichment courses, and advancement courses. The Summer School 2021 Course Selection Guide is available online using the Searchable Course Catalog.
Webinar and Poll Reminder
ETHS will host the webinar “Preparing for the 2021-22 School Year” on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30pm. Students, families, and staff are invited to submit questions at pollev.com/ethsd202 by 9:00pm on April 25. For more details, please check your email or the ETHS web announcement.
Senior Survey — On April 29 or 30, during English class, senior students will be asked to log in to Naviance to complete the senior graduation survey, update their email address, and request their final transcript for college. It is best to log in to Naviance prior to April 29-30 to be sure you can access the survey. For assistance with Naviance, email Ms. Arey, College & Career Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-424-7160.
FAFSA Completion (Graduation Requirement) — A parent/guardian must update the student’s FAFSA Completion Status in myETHS by April 30. This is a graduation requirement. For more information and instructions, see FAFSA Completion Status on the ETHS website.
Please continue to note important dates on the ETHS website calendar.
- Friday, April 23 is a non-attendance day.
- Academic supports continue to be available through the end of the school year. A virtual Wildkit Academy will be held on Saturday, April 24.
- Family Talk Series will feature a Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Program on April 29, 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Eric Witherspoon, Ph.D.
Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent & Principal