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Announcements

Hi Etiwanda Families,
We will begin our Family Life Curriculum after Thanksgiving Break and it will continue for 6-15 days depending on your grade level.

I greatly appreciate your support for raising our attendance numbers this year. We have consistently beat our 97% goal every month thus far.

Message from the Principal

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Dear Etiwanda Families,
This time of year marks the time of year to give thanks and reflect on all the wonderful things in our lives. We have much to be thankful for at Etiwanda Intermediate. We have not only accomplished our goals with attendance, academic growth, and school climate, we have implemented many our of enrichment and intervention programs that are consistent with our school’s vision. We also work in a great district that supports our teachers, our staff, and the variety of programs that ensure student success academically, socially, and emotionally. I am thankful for our wonderful students that work hard each and every day . Our students are the future of our community. I also appreciate all our families in supporting students at home.
Now that we have completed the first trimester, we have had the pleasure of recognizing over 80% of our students who received Kona Ice during lunch. Of these students, 66% of them received High Honor Roll. I am confident that all these students are dedicated to their education and have learned great study habits which are ensuring their high levels of success.
As I walk through classrooms I constantly see evidence of small group instruction and engaging instructional strategies. The level of rigor is impressive, with emphasis on citing textual evidence and communicating reasoning.
It is always nice to stop and reflect on our accomplishments and how far we have come in just a short period of time. Here is a brief list of some of them:
Learning a new classroom routine.
Mastering an alternating schedule, especially for our new 6th graders!
Met with families during parent conference week to build relationships and make goals.
-Started three Intramural sports
-B.O.B. began and we conducted one incentive party.
-Six GATEway Courses.
-Three E3 enrichment classes.
-GATE family night.
-Watch DOGS Orientation.
-Community Outreach to Homecoming Apartments.
-Cub Connections Club.
-JUMP Program Launched.
-AVID Celebration and ongoing trainings.
-Safe School Ambassadors (SSA).
-Friends of Rachel Team Launched.
-Red Ribbon and Anti-Bullying Weeks.
-Back to School Night .
-Fall Festival.
-Cyberbullying Parent Education Night.
-Monthly Attendance BBQs.
-Spelling Bee Launched.
-Schoolwide AR Incentive Program launched.
-CJSF (California Junior Scholarship Federation) for 8th graders.
-Student of the Month Awards
-School wide fundraiser.
-Backpack Rescue.
-PTSO Launch.
-And much more.

I am personally grateful to the students and the staff at EIS. You truly make it a place that I want to come to each and every day. I hope the season holds many opportunities to be thankful for all of you as well.

Proudly your principal,
Justin Kooyman
Mr. Kooyman

Important Information

Parent Portal Directions
Parent Portal Directions
 

Aeries Parent/Student Portal
Aeries- Parent & Student Access to Grades
The easiest way to stay informed on your child's grades is through the new Aeries Parent Portal. Every student and parent will be issued a user name and password starting in sixth grade or at registration for other grades levels. Returning students and parents use the same user names and passwords to access ESPRI. Please contact the school office if you need assistance connecting to the Aeries Parent Portal. Parent will need to submit their email in order to gain access. Student logins will be available shortly.
 

EZ School Pay
EZ School Pay
 

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Dr. Brase
 

TDAP Immunization
Tdap
California regulations require all seventh grade students to have a pertussis vaccine booster, called a Tdap, before the school year begins. Official proof of a Tdap or DTP immunization, after the age of 7, is required before a student may receive books, class assignments or begin school next year.
 

Solicitation Near Campus

Once or twice a year, a handful of missionaries from local church groups visit the neighborhood and attempt to hand out religious literature. The laws prohibit them from distributing materials on school property, but since they are on public sidewalks they may distribute literature to the public. They are respectful of our students and they do not block students from walking or say anything if the student declines the information. We will address this situation during our morning student announcements to remind students that they have the right to say "no, thank you" to anyone handing out materials or flyers on the sidewalks around school.
 

Community Flyers/Information
Community Flyers
In an effort to conserve paper Etiwanda School District is using an electronic flyer instead of sending them home with the students.
 

Class Schedule Look Up
https://espri-web.etiwanda.org/classes
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 29—Jan. 17

E3 After School Program–
Industrial Tech

December 13th

Friends of Rachel Meeting -Gymnasium from 2:15-3:30

December 14th

CJSF Field Trip

December 18th

Cub Connection meeting afterschool- Room G0

December 18th

Minimum Day- Dismissal at 12:45

December 20th

Leadership Rally

December 21st

AR Incentive Reward

December 21st

Minimum Day with dismissal at 12:45

December 22nd– January 5th

Winter Break

January 8th

Minimum Day with dismissal at 12:45

January 8th—January 12th

College and Career Week

January 12th

Progress Reports Sent Home

January 15th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School

January 19th

BBQ Attendance Lunch

January 20th

District Monopoly Tournament

Etiwanda Intermediate School 6925 Etiwanda Avenue Etiwanda, Ca 91739 (909) 899-1701 Fax (909) 899-5676
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017