Letter from Principal West - February 13, 2017
Dear TEC Parents and Students,
I just wanted to send out an update on the situation that caused us to dismiss school at noon today. I also want to commend ALL of our students for the way that they conducted themselves during both the evacuation of the building and the reorganization once they all re-entered the Middle School side of the building. It’s great to know that in situations of actual emergency that our students and staff all know what to do, where to go, and how to act. Here is a summary of events that led up to the decision to dismiss school early today:
Like I said earlier, I do not take the responsibility of sending kids home early lightly. This was really the only thing to do in this situation to best make sure that our kids were safe. As for the motor that caused this mess, it is still too hot to touch, but crews will be here overnight completely removing it and installing a new one. Our HVAC system will be up and running and fully operational in time to safely hold classes tomorrow. All afterschool activities for today are on as scheduled, the air in the fieldhouse is just fine. In fact as I type this, the odor in the main hallway is much less, but still noticeable.
Thank you all again so much for your understanding and flexibility in regards to this situation. Let’s hope that replacing this motor will resolve this problem and we won’t have to go through this again.
I hope you all have a great afternoon!
Ryan West, Principal
EHS, EMS, ELA
Hours and schedule: Our ELA school hours next year will be 8:20 – 3:25, with optional after school help until 3:50.
After school help: We do ask that students either stay until 3:50 in a classroom, or leave campus at 3:25. Other students at TEC are still in class until 3:50, so we need to be respectful and keep the academic atmosphere going. Also, teachers will be in classrooms helping students, so there isn’t supervision outside or in the halls during this time. We ask for your help in making sure students aren’t just hanging out on campus between 3:25 and 3:50.
Back to school night will be on Tuesday, August 9. New Families meet from 5:30 – 6:30 Returning Families meet from 6:30 – 7:00 This will be a chance to hear about what to expect at ELA for new families, and some important updates for returning families. If you’re planning on attending this fall but can’t make the meeting, please let us know. We understand that you have other commitments, but we worry if we don’t see you there!
All Student Check-In Day - August 10 drop in from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm. Students Grades 6-12 attending EHS, EMS and ELA are included, and parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend.
We will take our annual overnight trip to Estes Park on August 31 and September 1. We strongly encourage ALL students to go, as this trip strengthens our community with team building and problem solving activities that impact our students all year long. If your student will require medications on this trip, please be sure to get your medication forms filled in by your doctor prior to August 19, 2016. These forms are available on our website and at Back to School Night, with permission slips and waivers. We will also need some chaperones if you’d like to accompany us. We’ll provide more information about the trip at Back to School night as well.
Englewood Leadership Academy Supply List 2016-2017
❏ 1 spiral notebook for Language Arts journal
❏ 1 3-ring binder
❏ 1 package loose leaf paper
❏ Dividers for the binder
❏ 1 Water bottle, labeled with student name
❏ 1 spiral notebook for Science Journal
❏ 1 Mead composition book for Humanities Journal, college ruled
❏ Ruler (with metric and English measurements) *Keep at home
❏ 2 Glue Sticks
❏ Markers, colored pencils, 1 set each
❏ 2 permanent black felttip pens
❏ 1 box of facial tissue
❏ 1 package of white printer paper
❏ 1 package 3" x 5" note cards
❏ 36 wooden pencils
❏ iPad stylus
❏ Earbuds or headphones
❏ 3 packages of sticky notes
SUPPLIES THAT NEED TO BE REPLENISHED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
❏ looseleaf paper
❏ pencils (wooden, not mechanical)
❏ blue or black ballpoint pens
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
Englewood Leadership Academy 2016-2017
New School Hours: 8:20 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
All Student Check-In Day:
All Students Grades 6-12 (attending EHS, EMS and ELA). Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.
August 10th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. All students are to report to TEC to have school pictures taken, pay school fees, receive their student ID, class schedule and iPad, apply for Free and Reduced Lunch, support setting up Parent Portal and download the PowerSchool app.
We are excited to welcome Courtenay Whalen as our new humanities teacher. Courtenay joins us from EMS, where she has taught Spanish, AVID, language arts and humanities for the last 10 years. She will split her time this year between the two middle schools, and is thrilled to be part of the ELA team!
Back To School Night Coming Up on Tuesday, August 9th: New families will meet from 5:30-6:30 and returning families from 6:30-7:00.
Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Ryan West will be the principal of Englewood High School, Englewood Middle School and Englewood Leadership Academy. You can meet Mr. West in the TEC library on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:15 p.m. Click here to read a letter from Mr. West to the Englewood community.