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On Tuesday, August 16th, all students will attend Advisory (2nd Block teachers) from 8:30 – 9:00 am. Class schedules should be available on PowerSchool on Friday evening. If students are unable to access their schedule on PowerSchool, Advisory classes will be posted on the Cafeteria wall. Students will receive a copy of their schedule in this first Advisory period.
If students have not received their student ID picture, Lifetouch will be available in the small gym on Tuesday morning to take pictures and create badges. Current student IDs are required to enter campus. If the student did not obtain their badge at Walk-through Registration or cannot obtain their badge on the first day of school, the student should come to the main office to obtain a badge.
We have a closed campus. That means that students cannot leave campus without permission and sign-out until the end of their school day. Our first day schedule is:
Advisory (2nd block teachers)
8:30 – 9:00 AM
9:06 – 10:11 AM
9:06 – 9:39 AM
9:39 – 10:11 AM
10:17 – 11:22 AM
11:22 – 11:59 AM
12:05 – 1:10 PM
1:16 – 2:21 PM
1:16 – 1:49 PM
1:49 – 2:21 PM
On the first day of school, if the student does not have a Block 1 class, they must remain on campus. They can stay in the Quad, cafeteria, garden, library. If the student does not have a Block 4 class, they may leave campus at the end of their Block 3 class.
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year Gauchos! We will be hosting our walkthrough registration on August 4th and 5th. Students will take their ID, the cashier will be open for any payments, and we will be offering school tours from 9am-12pm on August 5th for new students. IDs are required.
Please note for all students attempting to register for the 2022-23 school, registration is completed online through the district website.
School Pictures/ID Cards Aug. 4th (Cafeteria)
9:00am - 10:00am 11th Last Name A - G 10:00am - 11:00am 11th Last Name H - O 11:00am - 12:00pm 11th Last Name P - Z
1:00 - 2:00pm 12th Last Name A - G 2:00 - 3:00pm 12th Last Name H - O. 3:00 - 4:00pm 12th Last Name P - Z
School Pictures/ID Cards Aug. 5th (Cafeteria)
9:00am - 10:00am 9th Last Name A - G 10:00am - 11:00am 9th Last Name H - O 11:00am - 12:00pm 9th Last Name P - Z
1:00 - 2:00pm 10th Last Name A - G 2:00 - 3:00pm 10th Last Name H - O 3:00 - 4:00pm 10th Last Name P - Z
Greetings Gauchos! At EC, we love wearing t-shirts on Thursdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, it's college gear day. Wear college swag of your favorite university, of the college you want to go to, or of where you want to go! On Fridays, it's GAUCHO gear day! Wear your green and white Gaucho swag!! I hope you're all having a great day! #GoGauchos!
Wellness Support from the JMP along with links to support organizations
Students and families, the JMP is here for you - when school is in session! During school hours, JMP offers individual counseling, various supportive groups, crisis support, check-ins, drop-in support, resource referral, as well as medical and dental services.
- To request any of the above supports or services after school begins, complete our online CARE referral form which can be found at tinyurl.com/echsCARES.
If you need immediate support, call or text one of the following community organizations:
- In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance
Urgent Counseling Related Services:
- California Youth Crisis Line: 800-843-5200 (24 hours)
- Call TeenLine Online: (800) TLC-TEEN from 6pm to 10pm PDT
- The Trevor Project: (for LGBTQ Youth - 24 hours)
- Phone 1-866-488-7386
- Text START to 678678
- Texting Hotlines:
- Text "safe" to 20121 (Local, between 4pm-11pm)
- Text 741-741 (24 hours)
- Text “TEEN” to 839-863 (Teens helping teens, 6pm-9pm)
- Seneca Mobile Crisis Response Team: (877) 441-1089 (24 hr phone support)