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

Rick Parker.JPGWeekly Update: Friday Update 9-10-21

Good evening, this is Rick Parker, Principal of East Mecklenburg High School, calling with our Friday Weekly Update. We have had another solid week of classes on East 495. We are now following a regular bell schedule. Each Monday of the week, during homeroom, we will have our social emotional learning program, Seven Mindsets. Students are doing well moving to and from classes being OTOT (On Time On Target). The only area I have observed needing improvement is morning arrival and reporting to first block on time. We have had 30 or more students arriving late to school. As a reminder, if a student is late to class, they receive a lockout and lunch detention the first three times. If it continues additional consequences are given (In School Suspension, Afterschool Detention). Please work with your student to get to school on time. Classes start at 7:15 a.m.

Next week is our Homecoming Spirit Week. Monday, 9/13 is Jersey Day; Tuesday, 9/14 is Hollywood Day; Wednesday, 9/15 is Iconic Duo Day; Thursday, 9/16 is a Teacher Workday – No School; Friday, 9/17 is Blue and Gold Day for the Homecoming Game. Please come and show your school spirit.

HOSA is having a Blood Drive on Wednesday, 9/15. You must be 16 years old to donate.

From Students Services:

Class changes are done for this semester!  Thanks to everyone for following our procedure and waiting patiently for counselors to go through 492 requests from students!

Next up:  Senior Meetings.  Seniors, be on the lookout in the coming week for a schedule of meetings.  There will be a poster copy of schedule near the lunchroom and digital copies in Canvas, on Student Services website, and social media.  It is your responsibility to know when your meeting is happening and to attend.  We know you can do it....you are seniors!  Meetings will be in the Media Center.

A reminder from Nurse Crystal:

Please make sure your students are up to date with their required immunizations. Check your records and talk to your doctors. Students with incomplete immunization records will not be allowed to attend after September 24th. And remember all seniors need to have 2 Meningococcal vaccines.

The yearbook is having a homecoming sale! Between now and September 17, go to yearbookforever.com and enter the code homecoming15 for $15 off the yearbook! 

The City of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College have collaborated to offer you a chance to receive 1 free college credit by participating in the Job & Career Readiness Training. In this training you will be prepared for the workplace and given a chance to land a position within the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program! For more information, please contact Ms. McGraw, our Career Development Coordinator (CDC). Register Here: https://myep.classe365.com/form/view/JCRTregistration

Are you interested in the MYEP-MAYOR'S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM More Information: Contact Ms. McGraw and visit the website: https://charlottenc.gov/Mayor/Youth/MYEP/Pages/default.aspx

From PTSO: Our PTSO meetings, starting this Tuesday, will be via zoom at 7:45 AM. All the members will get an email with the zoom details or folks can go on our PTSO website for updates.

Remember it is about H.O.P.E. – Helping Other People Excel! Have a great weekend!

Last Week Information: 

  • Have you purchased your East Meck Spirit Wear yet? The online store is only open for a couple more days! See attached link.


  • Did your child take the Pre-ACT last year?  Score reports that were not picked up over the summer will be distributed in homeroom on Tuesday, September 7th.  Please take a moment to look over the score report, as it is very detailed and contains helpful academic information.
  • Any senior who missed the ACT last spring will have the opportunity to test on October 5th.  
  • Sophomore and juniors will take the PSAT on October 13th.  Please visit the East Meck website for flyers and resources.

File attachments:
MYEP (1).docx
JCRT Poster2021 with QR (1).pdf
2021-2022 BELL SCHEDULES.pdf

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P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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