|Kindergarten||CSUF Passcode: Titans|
|Kindergarten – UCSD||UCSD|
|2||CCU Passcode: 854731|
|3||Cal Poly Pomona
|5||University College Cork
I hope this message finds you well.
From the start of the school year, we have committed to ensuring the safety of our students, both physically and emotionally.
For the last month, we have been using GoGuardian to help monitor student’s online activity as well as proactively address behavior issues or concerns.
On September 24th, we are excited to announce that we will enable GoGuardian Parent, which is an app that gives parents and guardians the opportunity to also monitor their children’s browsing activity, as well as control over school-issued devices during out-of-school hours.
It is our goal that by providing parents with additional insight will spur a greater sense of accountability with students and nurture continued responsible browsing habits at school and at home by:
- Providing a bird’s eye view of students’ browsing habits
- Providing controls during out-of-school hours
- Facilitating a collaborative role with school educators based on a student’s best academic interest.
- Encouraging parents to engage with their children’s online activity.
- Creating a path for open and honest conversation around topics that occur in a child’s browsing behavior.
So what exactly are we giving guardians access to?
- Top 5 summary of student browsing – apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited
- Teacher interventions – showing how often teachers locked screens, blocked sites, and opened and closed browser tabs on their students’ classroom devices
- 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions
- Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours
- Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time
You can expect to receive a notification today so you can download the app and begin viewing your student’s information.
If you have any questions, you can contact our Director of Operations, Robert Vidana, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (323) 399-2601.
Head of School
Endeavor College Prep will be providing weekly meals to all students
on Friday, September 11th, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m..
This will be available at the alleyway entrance. Please enter through Short St. and exit on 8th St.
A week’s worth of shelf stable and/or frozen meals will be provided for each ECP student that picks up meals. All meals will be free of charge provided through our Community Eligibility Provision.
The following are set dates for distribution:
9/11, 9/18, 9/25 and more days to come.
Stay connected for updates on the meal program.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Effective next week our office will only be open on the following days:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Families, in order to best support your students’ learning, we will be providing another study packet for the month of September. This learning packet will provide academic enrichment opportunities that will supplement the instruction that they receive online. They are being provided to all grade levels and you can pick them up on September 9th and September 10th from 8am-4pm. Please stop by to make sure your student receives one!
-Entrance via Short Street
-Please use street parking
-Practice social distancing and wear a mask
Dear ECP families,
At Endeavor College Prep, we want to maintain a safe, inclusive, and healthy learning environment for students. We believe in working together with parents/guardians and students to ensure bullying does not occur. School staff will discuss this policy with students in an age-appropriate way and will assure them that they need not to endure any form of bullying.
Students who bully are in violation of this policy and are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
Bullying is defined by ECP’s Bullying Prevention Policy as a repeated act of aggression causing embarrassment, pain, or discomfort to someone. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to:
- Direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving
- Verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling
- Social isolation or manipulation
- Interfering with another student’s property by stealing, hiding, or damaging it
- Writing offensive notes or graffiti about another student
- Misusing technology to hurt or humiliate another person
How to report suspected bullying:
- Students in grades TK-3 should tell their classroom teachers about any incidents.
- Teachers will notify the appropriate personnel by filling out a digital Student Incident Report Form.
- Students in grades 4-8 should complete and submit a digital Student Incident Report Form as soon as possible.
How to intervene:
- Allow students to share stories and accounts of what happened in a private setting.
- Ensure students feel safe in class by making necessary adjustments to seating arrangements or teams.
- Closely monitor students involved in alleged incidents of bullying and report any relevant findings to the appropriate personnel.
How to report:
- In grades TK-3, teachers will talk to students and complete a Student Incident Report Form based on the conversation. Form must be completed as thoroughly as possible.
- In grades 4-8, students will fill out a digital Student Incident Report Form which can be found in Google Classroom.
How to report:
- Talk to your child’s classroom teachers as soon as possible to report any concerns.
How to support your child:
- Encourage your child to tell adults (such as their teachers, school counselor, or dean of students) as soon as possible.
- Advise your children not to retaliate to any forms of bullying.
- Be sympathetic and supportive, and reassure your child that appropriate action will be taken.
- Talk to your child about being kind to one another, accepting differences, and respecting boundaries amongst peers.
Let us know how we can best support you and your children. We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please contact the main office at 323-800-4125.
Endeavor College Preparatory Charter School
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Kindergarten – UCI
Kindergarten – CSUF
Kindergarten – UCSD
ECP’s goal this 2020-2021 school year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly. Attendance at school is the most basic requirement for learning. For students to reach for their personal best, they must show up and make their strongest effort at school each and every day. ECP is aware some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances during this time, but, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. The school counselor is presenting in every classroom this month to ensure students understand the importance of being present and on-time.
Overview of ECP’s Attendance Policy*
If your child is absent, a note from you or your child’s physician explaining the reason/need for the absence will be required upon return. During Distance Learning, please provide an absence note to your student’s teacher via Class Dojo or text and the teacher will forward to our Attendance Clerk.
A student’s absence shall be excused for the following reasons:*
- Personal illness
2. Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer or due to COVID-19 exposure
3. Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic appointments
4. Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family
- Participation in religious instruction or exercises in accordance with Charter School policy
- Court appearance (of child, not parents)
7. Attendance at the pupil’s naturalization ceremony to become a United States citizen
Student absences will be marked unexcused for any other reason, including family vacations, transportation issues, or illness of parents. Keep in mind, all absences, excused as well unexcused are still considered absences.
ECP’s Unexcused Absences Information (starting September 8th)*
|After THREE unexcused absences–Parents will be notified in writing that their child has been classified as truant via a Truancy Letter. Letter must be signed by the parent/guardian and filed in the student’s cumulative file.||After THREE MORE unexcused absences after the delivery date of your first truancy letter–Parent/guardian will receive a second Truancy Letter and a Conference Request. Parent/guardian will meet with staff to discuss attendance. Letter must be signed at the meeting and will be filed in the student’s cumulative file.|
|After THREE MORE unexcused absences after the delivery date of your second truancy letter — Parent/guardian will receive a “Habitual Truancy Re-Classification Letter.” Student will be referred to a Student Success Team (SST) or the School Attendance Review Team (SART).
-SART panel will discuss the absence problem with the parent/guardian to work on solutions, develop strategies, and discuss appropriate support services for the student.
-After such meeting, or after reasonable attempts by the SART panel to schedule the meeting if the parent/guardian is non-responsive, the SART panel may recommend that the student be deemed to have voluntarily unenrolled from the Charter School.
Tardy Protocol (only applicable for in-person instruction)
Students arriving after 7:50am must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Late arrivals and parents/guardians will have to sign their student(s) in at the main office. Students who are repeatedly tardy will receive consequences.
- Students will be given an excused tardy ONLY if they have a signed doctor’s note verifying an appointment.
- Oversleeping, traffic issues, and/or carpool problems are not valid excuses for being tardy.
Medical Appointments–Schedule medical appointments outside of school time. The best times are Monday afternoons when students do not have live online sessions or early dismissal. If a student has a medical appointment during school hours, he/she should not be absent for the entire school day, unless medically necessary.
Suspensions are Considered Absences–If a student is absent from school due to suspension, these days will be treated the same as an absence.
Early Dismissal (only applicable for in-person instruction) –-Students are expected to remain on-campus until the end of the school day. Early pickups are disruptive to the learning environment. Students who participate in Endeavor’s after school program are expected to stay for the whole time and should not be picked up prior to dismissal unless there is a written request on file.
Loss of Privileges–Students who are absent from school (with or without excuse) may not attend or participate in school trips, dances, or other school-related activities occurring on the day or evening of the absence, unless the school has given advance permission.
Absences Considered Inactivity–If a student is absent on the first five (5) days of school or for any ten (10) or more consecutive school days without valid excuse and parent/guardian cannot be reached at the number or address provided in the registration packet and does not otherwise respond to the Charter School’s communication attempts, as set forth above, the Charter School will not actively maintain that student’s spot on the Charter School roster.
Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:
- Make sure children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Ensure children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
- Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
- Talk to teachers and the counselor for advice if your child feels anxious about going to school.
- Develop backup plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.
Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the main office at 323-800-4125.
Endeavor College Prep
July 31, 2020
Hello Wonderful ECP Families!
We are looking forward to another exciting school year. While it will definitely be a new experience, we are working to ensure students receive a quality and meaningful online education until a re-entry plan is possible.
Even though the online component to our program is new, many state requirements have not changed. As a California school, we are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child’s Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Please be prepared, before or on the first day of school, to provide proof of immunization (i.e., Certificate of Immunization [CA Immunization Report]). You can find a detailed list attached to this message.
Additionally, the purpose of this communication is to inform you of immunization requirements that will impact rising 7th grade students. Students entering 7th grade are now required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine for individuals who have not already received those vaccines.
Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child needs these vaccines. For additional information about the vaccines and diseases they protect against, visit the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html.
We understand the challenges associated with leaving home, but schools are required by law to prohibit any student from attending school until proof of immunization of required vaccinations have been supplied to the school office. As much as possible, please be proactive and get your child’s vaccines completed.
Thank you for your attention to the matter and we look forward to “seeing” you soon.
Head of School
To submit immunization records please use click on the following link:
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