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Announcements

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.

This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

Message from the Principal

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Dear Etiwanda Families,

Our year is off to a great start and it is hard to believe we are nearly at the end of the 1st trimester. It has been great seeing all our students in the classrooms staying engaged and participating in interactive activities. Our theme, “Power to be your Best”, is proving to be true with our students working hard to achieve good grades and our teachers planning lessons to encourage students to be their best.

We have a new Language Arts curriculum aligned to the rigorous Common Core Standards. Study Sync is challenging our students to respond to fictional and informational text at a high level. Our students are evaluating and synthesizing the information and writing with much more depth.

Our official CAASPP scores have been released from last year’s state assessment. Our district once again out performed our neighboring schools as well as scored highest in the county. Proudly, EIS made some impressive gains in English Language Arts, specifically in the area of Research and Inquiry.

With our vision focusing around building relationships, delivering rigorous and relevant curriculum. We have designed and implemented programs that motivate more students to became involved and more engaged with our school.

There are many examples of programs on campus that help our students. Although programs are great, teachers who run our programs are what make the difference.

We have many extra-curricular activities students can be involved in that have advantages from a variety of perspectives. Cub Connection students will receive social support with 7th and 8th grade peers. Peer mentoring has been proven effective in reaching students where adults cannot. It is built on the idea that students can help students succeed. Our 8th graders become leaders by being positive role models to those students who are new.

Rachel’s Challenge-Friends of Rachel Team (F.O.R.) is another program that focuses on building a positive culture and making the school a better place by reducing bullying. They are also young leaders who are empowered to stand up to bullies and speak up for those who feel powerless. Our Friends of Rachel Team work with the outside organizations to help the less fortunate.

Safe School Ambassadors is another program that harnesses the power of students to help prevent bullying and violence. SSA students use skills from the program to reduce physical and emotional bullying. This program focuses on improving school climate.

There are so many programs that our students can benefit from including: Wildcat TV, Yearbook, Leadership, GATEWay Classes, Science Olympiad, Garden Team, Chess Team, After school intervention, AVID, Advanced Art, Foreign Language, E3 programs, College and Career Fair, Journalism, video production, Industrial Tech... to name a few.

We provide our students with so many options to improve their lives. Most importantly we encourage, motivate, and empower them to achieve their highest potential (and beyond) every moment of every day.

The Emerald of Etiwanda!

Proudly your Principal,

Mr. 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.
 

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.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/26/2016

San Sevaine Apartment Presentation-
We will show all the programs being offered at EIS and identify ways to support students.

10/28/2016

2nd Trimester Grade Cut-Off

10/31/2016

Non-Student Attendance Day

10/27/2016- 12/1/2016

6th Grade Basketball every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 3:30. Students participating need to return a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian.

11/1/2016-11/17/2016

Food Bank Drive/ Dollars for Dinners Donation

11/1/2016-11/15/16

Family Life Preview available in the library.

11/1/2016-12/15/2016

Math Intervention every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:15-3:30
6th grade- Mrs. Ulibarri (Room G7)
7th grade- Mrs. Vogel (Room F6)
8th grade- Mr. Lewis (Room T5)

11/4/2016

6th Grade India Day

11/4/2016

2nd 6th Grade Camp Donations

11/11/2016

No School- Veteran's Day

11/28/2016-12/16/2016

Family Life Window

11/21/2016-11/25/2016

Thanksgiving Break- No School

Etiwanda Intermediate School 6925 Etiwanda Avenue Etiwanda, Ca 91739 (909) 899-1701 Fax (909) 899-5676
Last Modified: Friday, Dec. 02, 2016