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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
Last year's practice testing had a dramatic affect on Erie High School's students' growth. After students arrive at school at 10:15am on Wednesday, February 5th (Late Start Day), they will be taking a practice assessment to help them prepare for the State-required assessments they will take in the Spring.
Colorado has aligned the standardized assessments high school students take in the spring. In the spring of 2019, freshmen will take the 8/9 PSAT, sophomores will take the PSAT, and juniors will take the SAT. We work hard to prepare our students to be as successful as possible on these standardized assessments. Test anxiety and unfamiliarity with these assessments are frequently cited by students as key obstacles to high performance. The student surveys from last year indicate that a large majority of EHS students believe that frequent practice improves their performance on the official assessment in the spring.
For this reason, we are providing our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with the second of two practice assessments in a low stakes environment; we believe this will improve both their confidence and their performance. As a school, we will analyze the results from these assessments and use them to help steer our course toward the next levels of academic excellence.
In the Fall, students created a College Board account. This account will help our students use the Daily Practice app work a little at a time to improve their scores with personalized practice on the areas that need the most improvement.
9th - 11th graders should bring their iPads, a water bottle, a snack and a hoodie (if taking the test in the gym) on Wednesday, February 6th and NOT bring their backpacks or other technology.
Seniors will be able to use Wednesday, February 6th as a day to study, catch up on class work, or work on college admissions essays in the library or junior senior lounge. (Seniors may work at home if they have parents excuse them for the half day.) Students taking Front Range Community College are encouraged to attend class that day so they don't miss class. We can provide these students with the materials they need to practice on their own time.
As approach the Spring testing date we will provide opportunities for students to learn about their relative strengths and work on their areas of potential growth so they may achieve at the highest levels.