Transition Week Schedule Update

Transition Week Schedule Update
Posted on 08/27/2020

We are quickly preparing for the return of students on the first day of school on September 8th. As we review our final plans, we realized we needed to make some adjustments to ensure an equitable school experience so that each student can start the school year strong. To help our students feel confident and comfortable on their first day, we are making the following adjustments.

Our transition week, Monday, August 31st - Thursday, September 3rd, will focus on scheduling times for students in grades 10-12 to pick course materials, textbooks and devices (if a student is new to ERHS). If students are unable to pick up their materials during these days, they will be provided during the week of September 8th. Please see our full schedule below. During transition week, students will no longer attend school on their designated hybrid in-person day as previously scheduled

Transition Week - Student Material Pickup Details:

  • When students arrive at ERHS, they must wear a mask and enter the building through the Activities Entrance. Students will be allowed in the school in limited numbers and will proceed to the Media Center for material checkout. 
  • Students can pick up parking permits that have been purchased on-line (link) during this time near the main entrance (flagpole/roundabout drop off door) greeter desk. Students must have their driver's license and receipt. 
  • It is recommended that students bring a copy of their class schedule, either printed or on their phone.

Transition Week Schedule Details:

  • Monday, August 31st - 12th Grade Students
    • Last Name A-Ha - 10 am-11 am
    • Last Name He-O - 11 am-12 pm
    • Last Name P-Z - 12 pm-1 pm
  • Tuesday, September 1st - 11th Grade Students
    • Last Name A-Ha - 10 am-11 am
    • Last Name He-O - 11 am-12 pm
    • Last Name P-Z - 12 pm-1 pm
  • Wednesday, September 2nd - 10th Grade Students
    • Last Name A-Ha - 10 am-11 am
    • Last Name He-O - 11 am-12 pm
    • Last Name P-Z - 12 pm-1 pm
      • Siblings can come together if they are in different grades

Tuesday, September 8th

  • Students in Grades 9 (Student Group B) will attend school in-person. Students will pick up their Chromebook, meet school staff, tour the school, become familiar with their class schedule, go over the student handbook and practice safety routines. Students eligible for transportation can ride the school bus as they normally would. Bus information will be shared by August 28th. 
  • Students in grades 10-12 (VLA & Hybrid) will login to Schoology on their devices to become familiar with their classes. Activities will be posted by 8:30 a.m. in their Schoology courses. The activities on this day will focus on required student policies/procedures, health & safety routines, basics about East Ridge High School, and student handbook information.
    • 9th Grade Students in Group A will not have activities posted on this day in Schoology because they will get all of the information they need on Wednesday, September 9th.
    • 9th Grade VLA students will not have activities posted on this day in Schoology because they will get all of the information they need on Thursday, September 3rd.

Wednesday, September 9th

  • Students in Grades 9 (Student Group A) will attend school in-person. Students will pick up their Chromebook, meet school staff, tour the school, become familiar with their class schedule, go over the student handbook and practice safety routines. Students eligible for transportation can ride the school bus as they normally would. Bus information will be shared by August 28th. 
  • Students in grades 10-12 (VLA & Hybrid) will login to Schoology on their devices to become familiar with their classes. Activities will be posted by 8:30 a.m. in their Schoology courses. The activities on this day will focus on course specific syllabus information.
    • 9th Grade Students in Group B will not have activities posted on this day in Schoology because they will get all of the information they need on Tuesday the 8th.
    • 9th Grade VLA students will not have activities posted on this day in Schoology because they will get all of the information they need on Thursday, September 3rd.

Thursday & Friday, September 10th - 11th: All students in grades 9-12 will follow their hybrid schedule on the days in which they are assigned to attend school in-person (either Student Group A or Student Group B). 

  • September 10th: Student Group B attends school in-person. Student Group A learns from home. VLA students learn from home.
  • September 11th: Student Group A attends school in-person. Student Group B learns from home. VLA students learn from home.

Virtual Learning Academy - Transition Orientation

Thursday, September 3rd: All 9-12 Virtual Learning Academy students will have an online orientation via Google Meets to meet their teacher and learn more about their class. Students will learn about the course syllabus and go through some get to know you activities. We are excited to meet with you on this day!

  • Period 1: 9:00-10:00 a.m. - Google Meets links will be posted in individual courses in Schoology
  • Period 2: 10:15-11:15 a.m. - Google Meets links will be posted in individual courses in Schoology
  • Period 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Google Meets links will be posted in individual courses in Schoology