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Homecoming 2014

Information Regarding Enterovirus

Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). Click here to learn more about EV-D68
so that you can help keep yourself and your family from getting and spreading the virus.


Congratulations to ECHS Science teacher David Jordan who was selected as a nominee, by a Region 4 panel, for the California League of Schools, Educator of the Year Award.



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 21 - Music Boosters Mtg, 7:00 PM, Band Room

Tuesday, October 28 - PTSA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Library

Wednesday, October 29 - Early Release Schedule


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Leadership Spirit Events: Visit the Leadership webpage for details

Message from the Principal

Notes from …


Ms. Linda McDaniel, Interim Principal



October 15, 2014


My first priority as I assume this new role at El Camino High School is to be an effective communicator.  It is important to me to provide information to our community in a timely manner and with details.  In responding to the many questions from parents about our recent events, I can state the following:


A formal complaint following the District's Uniform Complaint Procedure was filed against Dr. Putney last week. This is not a criminal investigation and the complaint does not contain criminal allegations. The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees took action on Thursday, October 9, 2014, to place Dr. Putney on paid administrative leave. This is a standard practice while an independent third party completes the investigation.


Did you know it is Homecoming Week at El Camino High School?  How many of you remember the activities at your high school during Homecoming?  Any chance you were the King or Queen of the Homecoming Dance?  This is a reminder that all students who purchased a yearbook package with an ASB sticker have a free ticket to the Homecoming Dance.  Your student may pick up their free ticket on Thursday or Friday in the courtyard.  The dance is Friday evening from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in our gym.  The attire is consistent with school dress code rules.  There will be a DJ and photo booth, so I encourage you to get your student involved in school spirit by attending the first dance of the year. 


On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of announcing the Student of the Month for September.  I would like to congratulate the following students who were recognized by the following departments:



Art ~ James Frank Cooper

English ~ Andrea Mia Bejar*

Foreign Language ~ Jessica Claire Ferrer

Mathematics ~ Jeremy Louie Perlas

Performing Arts ~ Claudette Kirsten Cantiller

Physical Education ~ Nicholas Antonio Ordonez

Science ~ Daniel Matthew Gammad

Social Science ~ Sebastiano Jeremiah Otuhiva, Jr.

Student Leadership ~ Mary Carmela Abetria

Counseling ~ Natalia Alexandria Bran


    *Overall Student of the Month


Jeff Steinberg, founder of Sojourn to the Past, spoke to students on Tuesday.  This program provides students with a ten-day academic immersion journey focused on the Civil Rights Movement.  He retired from a 14-year career as an AP History teacher/Department Chair in the San Francisco Bay Area to work full time with Sojourn. He has designed the Sojourn moving classroom experience with a rigorous curriculum for students aligned with California and national curriculum content standards.  Since its inception, Mr. Steinberg has led over six thousand students through Sojourn’s living history lesson, along the path of the Civil Rights Movement, through five states in the American South. Currently, Sojourn to the Past is active throughout California, New York, Ohio, and Massachusetts. Additionally, Mr. Steinberg makes hundreds of interactive presentations annually across the country on the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and their relationship to current human rights issues and conditions.   Mr. Steinberg and the Sojourn Program are the recipients of numerous state and national honors and awards. There will be a parent meeting on October 28 for El Camino students who are interested in taking this journey.  The trip is planned for March 27-April 2, 2015.  If you need additional information, please contact Mr. Steinberg at Jeff@sojournproject.com.

Tutoring Available!

Tutors are available in the library after school Mondays, and Thursdays between 3:10 & 4:10. There will be teachers available to tutor and assist any student in their designated subject areas on these specific days. We encourage all students who need academic support to come to the library to receive that support. California Scholarship Federation students will also be available to assist students on all days tutoring is offered.  Click here for a schedule.

Early Release Days

High School Staff Development Days/Professional Learning Community Collaboration Days

October 13, 2014 has been established as a Staff Development Day.  No classes will be held on that day.


In addition, high schools will schedule time on the following days for professional learning community collaboration as listed below to work on curriculum, instruction and assessment needs.  All students will be released at 1:50 pm on the following days:






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WASC committee information



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You can be involved in the WASC process in a few ways:


1.Become a member of a Focus Group. 

Focus Groups are made up of teachers, Parents, parents, administrators and other staff and community members.  We meet during Early Release Time on the first Wednesday of the month in the Library from 1:30-3.   There are five Focus Group Areas: School Organization, Curriculum, Parent Support, Resource Management and Culture and Climate.


2. Become a member of the Parent Home Group.

The Parent Home Group will meet in the Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm. 


3. Watch for our emails.

Look for updates, information and upcoming Parent Surveys.


To get involved with one or both of our Parent groups, please respond to this email with the words “Parent Focus Group” or “Parent Home Group” in the subject line.


To get involved with one or both of our parent groups, please look for our email in your Schoolloop Loopmail Inbox and respond with the words “Parent Focus Group” or “Parent Home Group” in the subject line. Or email mzozos@ssfusd.org or msobrero@ssfusd.org.  Thanks so much!!

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Calendar of Events

Today: 10/21/14
4:00 AM Frosh/Soph Volleyball
4:00 PM Girl's Tennis
5:15 PM Varsity Volleyball
7:00 PM Music Boosters Meeting

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Detention/Tutoring Schedule

Detention and Tutoring are held in the library after school Mondays, and Thursdays between 3:10 & 4:10. Click here for the schedule and additional information.

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New Student Registration

New student registration is every Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-10:30am. These are drop in hours only. Click here for more information.

How do I get financial aid?

Take a look at these two informative financial aid presentations:

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Overview of Financial Aid


Skyline College offers additional help for completing you financial aid applications!  Click here for more information

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