6800 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Courier #: 377
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LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Principal's Weekly Update

​Weekly Update - September 18, 2020

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Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School, calling with our Friday Weekly Update. It is hard to believe we have already completed five weeks in first quarter. Mid-Quarter Progress Reports will be available Monday, 9/21 and Tuesday, 9/22. These are considered check points grades. I encourage you to progress monitor your child’s academic accomplishments so far to evaluate their current success. Parents did you know you can be an observer on your student's canvas courses or that you can monitor their grades in PowerSchool? Need help accessing those sources please visit:  http://bit.ly/EagleParentAccess  

Please remind your child that exemptions for assignments and Pass/Fail grades are not in the CMS equation for the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be held accountable for completing informal and formal assignments in each class. Please see the attached East Meck grading policy aligned with the CMS District.

Our East 495 Remote Back to School Curriculum Night Fantastic Voyage is Tuesday, 9/22. Boarding time is 5 p.m. Our teachers will have a video for each course they teach that will include a teacher welcome, course overview, class expectations, grading policy, and communication avenues and office hours opportunities. You will have hyperlinks to your child’s teachers’ videos to watch at your convenience. We will also have a Student Services video that provides information about graduation course requirements, scholarships, and more. Check out my Back to School video invitation on our East Meck website!

Our (SEL) Social Emotional Learning Advisory schedule for next week is as follows: 

  • Monday, Student Panorama Survey

  • Tuesday - Career Explorations 

  • 495 GPS- Remediation Wednesday 

  • Thursday – Suicide Prevention Student Lesson

  • Friday – 495 GPS Retest Day

New Technology Drive Thru and Online Support Hours:

Beginning the week of September 21st, Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. will be the only day for Technology Drive Thru support. Additionally, Dr. Austin will be offering Online Tech Support for our students on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. These new hours will allow for more online support for our students and provide for technical support which are now our greatest challenges. To make a Tech Support appointment, send Dr. Austin an email requesting an appointment using Google Meeting. The link to the online support meeting with Dr. Austin is: meet.google.com/ixc-tkfz-rzi

Please note if students need working technology before or after the Wednesday Drive Thru, they can make arrangements through email to come to the school and trade out for a working Chromebook.

Hot Spots – The Sprint 1 Million Project is for our students that may not have access to internet service, East Meck only has about 23 hot spots available for parents to apply for. This project is designed for students without internet service and not for students that have weak service. To apply for hot spot please complete the permission form online at: https://forms.gle/SxghGDuT6Q3a9dDNA and be able to pick up during our Technology Drive Thru time on Wednesday’s from 10:30 – 12:30.

Also, students that applied for hot spots will need to come to the Drive Thru and pick them up. If these hot spots are not picked up next week, we will be re-issued to students in need. 

Two Opportunities from the Career Center:

The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) is a paid career development opportunity for students through part-time summer employment. The City of Charlotte, LinkedIn Learning, and Ms. McGraw will provide Job Readiness Training for students who apply. (Register at: https://myep.classe365.com/form/view/JCRTPREsurvey)

Exploring, through the Boy Scouts of America, is for young men and women to engage with career professionals, young adults gain unique, real-life opportunities to experience varied career choices aiding in a more informed decision about future careers!! See the Career Center website( http://bit.ly/2Ynf8tp) for all and more information!

The East Meck PTSO needs your help in supporting our great teachers and staff!  If you have not done so already, please join the PTSO with the form that was included in the back-to-school letter or on our PTSO website at https://emptso.org/forms/.  If you are able, please also consider contributing to our “Direct Giving” campaign, via the same website.  This year, our goal is to raise $10,000.  Please remember that many employers will match your individual donation.  All money raised will be used for professional development, classroom materials, staff appreciation, and senior graduation events.  Please help to support our school community by getting involved in the PTSO.

Note from Jason Fowler, Athletic Director

Hello students and parents! We are excited to announce that we have begun off-season skill development for volleyball and cross country! We began on Monday, and it was so great to see some of our students again. We are adhering to strict guidelines and performing temperature checks and daily screenings. The kids have done a wonderful job of adjusting to the new procedures and have been excited to be back on campus to workout. Volleyball is running 2 groups, one Mon/Wed and one Tues/Thurs from 4:00-5:30. Cross Country is training Mon/Wed/Fri from 3:30-5:00. If you have any of your students interested in getting involved, please have them contact Cheri Rupert or Rachel Wagner for volleyball and Irv Hunter or Sam Bryant for cross country. There are several pieces of paperwork that they need to participate. This info can be found on our school website or by contacting the coaches.  Again, I am super excited to see our kids again and look forward to cranking up all our sports. GO EAGLES!!!!! See coach contact info and the sports start dates for workouts.


See attached 2020-2021 Skill Development Dates

Please check out the East Meck Spirit Wear Flyer that is attached! We will be selling East Meck Spirit Wear – Wednesday 9/23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ East Baptist Church next door!

Have a great weekend! Continue to practice the three W’s – Wear a Mask – Wash your Hands – Watch your distance

File attachments:
EMHS FINAL grading policy 2020 PDF.pdf
Skill Development Dates.docx
Booster 9-18-2020.pdf

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