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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Chieftain Families,

We are excited to begin welcoming back our students for in-person instruction.

I know the schedule and the calendar are the important parts of my letter, but I ask that you carefully read all of the information being provided. These bullet points include important background information that is used in developing protocols that will allow our students to safely return to our school building.  

  • Health and Safety – There are two main goals related to health and safety that the schedule supports:

  • Self-Screening – Your partnership is critical to our school’s ability to continue moving forward in a safe manner. Prior to school each day, we ask you to make sure your student has completed a self-screening process. The process (located as appendix C in the Essential Parent Handbook at this link) is a series of questions you should review every morning related to the health and wellness of your student.

  • Cohort Groups – Students will be divided according to alphabet into two groups called Cohorts. One cohort will attend in-person instruction while the other cohort group works remotely. By separating students in cohort groups, we are able to manage the interactions between students. The cohorts will be divided by the follow alpha structure, according to last names:

  • Busing – Students who are eligible for transportation will receive those services. I will share information with you regarding bus routes as the runs are finalized.

  • Lunch Hours – Lunch time needs to be managed carefully as it is the one time each day where masks can be removed while our students eat. It is therefore extremely important that we are able to distance our students and staff for their protection. We will have five lunch periods, running in half-hour increments from 10:45 a.m. through 1:15 p.m. If you have special dietary concerns that need to be addressed, please be sure to call our office.

  • Student Support Time – Built into the schedule is a student support time. This is time for our students to reach out to their counselor, teacher or administrator to ask questions or get further support.

The following are schedules for students, bell times, and a calendar.

School Calendar (Through the End of the Semester)

Week of

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Nov. 2

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


A Block

Professional Development Day
No School

Cohort 1 =

In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


B Block

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


A Block

Cohort 1 =

Remote

Cohort 2=
In-person


B Block

Nov. 9

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


A Block

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


B Block

Remote Day
Both Cohorts Are Remote for All Six Classes

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


A Block

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


B Block

Nov. 16

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


A Block

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


B Block

Remote Day
Both Cohorts Are Remote for All Six Classes

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


A Block

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


B Block

Nov. 23

Remote Day
Both Cohorts Are Remote for All Six Classes

Remote Day
Both Cohorts Are Remote for All Six Classes

Holiday

Holiday

Holiday

Nov. 30

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


A Block

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


B Block

Remote Day
Both Cohorts Are Remote for All Six Classes

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


A Block

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


B Block

Dec. 7

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


A Block

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


B Block

Remote Day
Both Cohorts Are Remote for All Six Classes

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


A Block

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


B Block

Dec. 14

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


A Block

Cohort 1=
In-person

Cohort 2=
Remote


B Block

Cohort 1= Remote

Cohort 2 = In-Person


A Block

Cohort 1 = Remote

Cohort 2 =
In-person


B Block

Exam 1st& 2nd

Remote

Dec. 21

Exam 3rd& 4th

Remote

Exam 5th& 6th

Remote

 

Examples

  • Student with last name of Adams for the week of November 2:

  • Student with the last name of Smith for the week of November 9:

In-person Schedule

A Block Schedule Day

Time

B Block Schedule Day

1stHour

8:20-10:09

4thHour

Student Support Time

10:09-10:38

Student Support Time

Passing

10:38-10:45


Passing

2ndHour with Lunch

10:45-1:15

5thHour with Lunch

A

Lunch

10:45-11:15

Lunch

A

Class

Class

B

Lunch

Class

Class

C

Lunch

Class

Class

D

Lunch

Class

Class

E

Lunch

Class

11:15-1:15

B

Class

10:45-11:15

Lunch

11:15-11:45

Class

11:45-1:15

C

Class

10:45-11:45

Lunch

11:45-12:15

Class

12:15-1:15

D

Class

10:45-12:15

Lunch

12:15-12:45

Class

12:45-1:15

E

Class

10:45-12:45

Lunch

12:45-1:15

Passing

1:15-1:22

Passing

3rd Hour

1:22-3:11

6thHour

 

 

Remote Day Schedule for Junior High School Students

During the remote day, students will attend all of their six classes. Below are the times that will be followed:

 

Junior High Times

Hours

8:20-8:50

1st

8:55-9:25

2nd

9:30-10:00

3rd

10:05-10:35

4th

10:40-11:10

5th

11:15-11:45

6th

11:45-3:11

Prep/student support

 

Because students will not be using lockers, they will take personal belongings: laptop, backpack, jacket/coat to each class. Details of plans for entering the building, cleaning desks and breakfast/lunch options will be shared in a follow up email prior to November 2nd.

Students’ 2nd and 5th Hour teachers will share with them which lunch they are assigned when we return to school.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 586-797-2900, or reply to this e-mail.  Attached is a .pdf file of this communication, should you desire to print it for your reference.

Eppler Hybrid Teaching and Learning Schedule 102120

Be well!! We can’t wait to have your children back in school!! 

Jerry Pantano
Principal

 

Our Vision:

Eppler Junior High School will empower students to achieve their full potential and become productive contributors in a diverse society.

Our Mission:

Parents, students, teachers, and administrators will collaborate as a community to foster a safe and respectful learning environment that will promote independent critical thinking and problem solving.

 

Recycling

NJHS is continuing to sponsor a recycling fundraiser in partnership with PlanetGreen. They have made a few changes and they are no longer accepting large toner cartridges. Please do not send in the toner cartridges. They do accept:
 Inkjet cartridges
 Cell phones
 GPS
 MP3
 IPods
 Cameras
 E-readers
 Calculators
 Tablets
 Video games, consoles, accessories
It helps Eppler earn money and it helps the landfills! NJHS students can earn hours for donating items, but anyone can bring these items to room 19. Thank you for your support! Please check out PlanetGreenRecycling.com for more information.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.