Skylert: Fall Break, Chromebook Sleeves

Fall Break and End of 1st Quarter

First quarter ends this Friday and Fall Break is next week, October 19th – 23rd. The 26th is also a no-school day for students for grade transmittal. Have a safe, well-deserved break!

Choir Concert

Our choir students have been working very hard to prepare for their fall concert. Please look for more information, in the form of an email, from Mr. Goodrich to view the concert. 

Chromebook Sleeves

In order to minimize damage to Chromebooks, all students are being provided a Chromebook sleeve this week during their 1st period class. Virtual students can pick them up this coming Friday, October 16th, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Extra Memory Books for Sale

We have a few extra memory books. If you would like to purchase one, come to the school on Friday, October 16th for $25.00 between 9:30 am- 12:30 pm There is a limited supply.

Community Council Members

We needed at least 4 members from the community, and four members were nominated. We’ll confirm their willingness to serve on the council, and let you know when our first meeting will be held ASAP.

Updated Quarantine Protocol

As announced last week, students exposed to coronavirus where both students are wearing masks can return to school with a negative test administered on the 7th day or later. We will notify you if the exposure was with or without masks, and will send you an email confirmation as well. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions. More info can be found here.

Managing Quarantine Expectations & Opting to Self-Quarantine

We make every effort to keep students caught up when they are out on quarantine, and good communication is at the heart of quarantine success. But it’s definitely not as good as being here or being in a class actually designed for virtual instruction. It is intended to be a short-term solution and not a replacement for in-person or online instruction. Our goal is to lessen how behind a student is when they return, and to include them in the in-person class as much as possible. That said, it’s the splint and not the cast, and your student is still enrolled in an in-person class. 

If you are opting to keep your student out for self-isolation longer than a normal quarantine, please keep in mind that quarantine is meant to be a short-term solution, and while we will do what we can to involve them, it’s designed to hold students over and not to replace the in-person class.

Quarantine Schoolwork Point of Contact

If you have been out on quarantine, you probably already know this, but Lisa Hogan is our point of contact for schoolwork help and questions when on quarantine. She can connect you with teachers, counselors and more, and will be keeping tabs on you until you can come back.

Quarantine Process at ERMS

We get a lot of questions about symptoms and quarantine. If you have any questions, feel free to use this tool to see current guidelines we have from the health department and quarantine types specific to your situation. We use a modified version of this tool when determining exposure and length of quarantine. This tool is for your information only and does not collect any data. Please contact the school if you have symptoms or confirmed exposure to a positive COVID case.

Stress and Anxiety Group

Feeling stressed out or anxious? We want to help! Let one of our counselors know and we’ll make sure we connect you with resources and others that can support you.

What’s Happening at Elk Ridge:

12-Columbus Day13-Choir Concert14-No Events15-No Events16-End of Quarter 1
19-Fall Break20-Fall Break21-Fall Break22-Fall Break23-Fall Break