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ACTIVITIES BULLETIN                                                              Thu., Feb. 23, 2017



Attention students of African American descent & students interested in African American studies:  the Annual Brothers & Sisters conference will take place February 28th.  Stop by the Career Center to sign up.    -  Dielacher


Seniors!  Do you want free money for college??  This is the last month to turn in  your Cal Grant form!  Turn it in to Mrs. Rodriguez in the Counseling office ASAP!!      -  Rodriguez


Hey  Colts!  To commemorate Black History Month, we’ll be announcing one significant quote from a variety of different people each day!  Today’s quote is from Nelson Mandela:  “If you want the cooperation of humans around you, make them feel they are important.  And you do that by being genuine and humble.”             -  Smith


ATTENTION!  Mrs. Jordan still needs your blood!  Bring your signed permission slip to the mat room tomorrow when you are summoned for your blood letting!  If you need a permission slip, stop by room 102.  Thank you very much!                   -  Jordan


Hey El Camino!  Come to our Jazz Night tomorrow evening at 6pm to hear our amazing jazz bands!  Come to the band room at any time for more information and to pre-order tickets.  Thanks!   -  Galela


Hey Guys!  The Jesus Movement will be gathering tomorrow in room 202 during lunch.  The Jesus Movement is more than about religion, but our mission is that you encounter the love of God where there is purpose, hope and faith.                  -  Owen


If you are interested in being an Outdoor Ed Cabin Leader with the Burlingame School District in March, please see Ms. Davis in the counseling office before school, during lunch or after school.  There will be two different sessions:  March 20-24 at Roosevelt School and March 27-31 at McKinley School.                              -  Davis


Hey Colts!  This month is the Collect for Cures donation drive.  Donate any spare money to your 4th period class.  The class who donates the most money wins a prize.  The last day to donate is February 27th.  Happy donating!           -  Padilla


Attention El Camino!  Tomorrow is Spirit Day is Flannel Day!  Participate for spirit points.        -  Padilla


Volunteer at Sunshine Gardens this Friday!  See Mr. Yanover to sign up or for more info!  -  Yanover


SamTrans bus passes for the month of March will be on sale starting Monday, Feb. 27th thru Thurs., March 2nd after school from 3-3:30 pm.  Come and see Mrs. Martinez in the main office.   -  Martinez






Genentech supports the next generation of innovators through Futurelab, their commitment to science education in South San Francisco. Scholarships will be awarded in Spring 2017 to students pursuing a STEM field of study.

Please click HERE to explore STEM majors!!

What are the eligibility requirements for the scholarship?

- 3.0 GPA (weighted)

- Intended STEM major: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

- Graduating seniors who have attended 9th-12th grade at El Camino or SSF High School.

- Acceptance into a four-year university (or two-year college for one-time awards only)

- Demonstrated financial need, passion for science, strong academic performance, extra curricular activities

What is included in a complete application? In addition to the general application, you will be required to submit by March 1, 2017:

- Two letters of recommendation

- Official transcript

- A copy of your Student Aid Report if you completed the FAFSA or a copy of the California Aid Report if you completed the California Dream Act Application

Can I apply to this scholarship if I am currently undeclared?

- Yes, as long as you enroll in a college/university that offers STEM and select a STEM discipline when it's time to declare your major.

What are the award amounts for the 2017 scholarships?

- 1 four-year scholarship ( up to $50,000 per year) The final scholarship award amount will be determined by the college/university's projected full-cost of attendance, minus any other scholarships or aid a student received each year.

- 1 one-time $7,500 scholarship

- 1 one-time $5,000 scholarship

What dates are important to know?

- March 1, 2017 = Application deadline

- April 24-28 2017 = Finalist interviews

- May 1, 2017 = Winners notified


If I am awarded the four-year scholarship, do I have to maintain a specific GPA or STEM major each year to keep my scholarship?

- You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to continue to receive your scholarship. We would like you to keep a STEM major for four years, but we will review changes to your major on a case-by-case basis.

If I transfer schools, will I still receive my four-year scholarship?

- As long as you transfer to a four-year institution, continue your STEM major, and maintain your GPA, your award will be adjusted to the full cost of attendance of your new school (minus any other scholarships or aid) and will not exceed $50,000/year.



Important Reminders

Important Reminders from the El Camino High School Attendance Office:

  • Only the parent or custodial guardian may excuse students from school.
  • Students must bring in a note to clear ALL absences and tardies upon their return.  We do not accept phone calls to clear absences.
  • Students who need to leave early must bring in a note with the time of dismissal and the reason.  If they do not have a note, the parent or custodial guardian will need to come into the Attendance Office with photo ID before the student is summonsed from class.
  • For safety and liability reasons, we do not dismiss any students early from school with a phone call. 
  • Unexcused absences will be subject to discipline.

Thank you.

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Congratulations ECHS Soccer!


Congratulations to Coach Ken Anderson & our boys varsity soccer team for their exciting Round 1 CCS playoff win Wednesday afternoon vs. Carmel High School.  The boys battled all game long and following a 2-2 tie after regulation and two additional 10-minute overtime periods, the COLTS pulled off the win, going a perfect 5-5 during the do-or-die penalty kick portion of the overtime session; eventually beating the Carmel Padres 2-2 (Penalty Shootout 5-3) to conclude the game.  As a result, we now host Round 2 of the CCS section playoffs this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25th @ 1:00 pm welcoming the DONS of Del Mar High School (San Jose, CA).

CCS Playoff Ticket Prices
General Admission - $10
Students/Seniors - $5
Kids 5 & under - Free



Elegant Evening

Please Join Us…
El Camino High School's
9th Annual Elegant Evening Dinner Dance
Hosted by the
El Camino High School Alumni Association

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA


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Be an Upstander!

Genentech Job Shadow

Student Art

Safe Routes to School Survey

San Mateo County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a collaborative effort between City/County Association of Governments and the San Mateo County Office of Education. Through education and encouragement efforts, San Mateo County SRTS supports initiatives to increase the number of students who walk, bike and carpool to school. The goal of the program is to engage as many schools as possible in encouraging students to take an active mode of transportation to school in order to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality around schools.  Please support this effort by taking the 2016-2017 Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey.



Student Photography

Student Photography

Colt Society Food Drive

Support ECHS Teachers!

Please consider supporting ECHS teachers in funding their projects on DonorsChoose.org! 

Click here to see a list of current projects.


Math Tutoring

Math Tutoring Before and After School!


Do you need help to find out "y" the "x" matters in Algebra? The Math teachers are offering Algebra I tutoring to current Algebra 1 students on Monday and Thursday from 3:10 - 4:10 in Room 45.  Please be on time and bring your homework.  Homework Center is still available in the library for other courses on Monday and Thursday.


The M & M's (Math and Mornings) Lab is open!  Students who need additional help with math may receive assistance from Mr. Finacom on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:45 AM until 8:10 AM. 


New Mural at ECHS!

If you'd like to see more projects to help enhance our school community, please come and join us for El Camino Alumni Association's 9th Annual Elegant Evening.

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ECHS Accreditation

ECHS would like to proudly announce that the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges has determined that El Camino High School meets the ACS WASC criteria for accreditation.  It is decision of the Commission to grant ECHS a SIX-YEAR term of accreditation.  Please click here to read the commendation letter. 


Genentech Invests in Future Scientists

Genentech recently broke ground on the Science Garage, a building for SSFUSD high school students to learn about biotech through labs and mentors. Watch the ABC 7 news story here.