Day 2 - School Days Review and Housekeeping, Important Updates

We have completed another school day in the world of Zoom and Covid Distance Learning. Thank you for being patient as Aeries has been FUN and challenging this week. We appreciate your patience. A couple things came up in the office today that I wanted to help clarify for everyone. Hopefully, this will make everyone's lives a little easier.


For several weeks, Encore's staff worked very hard to explain the difference betweeen independent study and COVID Distance Learning to everyone. We had multiple blogs and emails plus physical phone calls to everyone that had not responded. After that, there has still been a tremendous amount of people trying to change plans over the last two days for multiple reasons. We want to support you in the best way that we can, but we need everyone to understand what they chose for their family plan.

Independent Study - means that you are doing your courses independently this year with no expectation to come on campus for the school year. You do not have a regular school schedule and you are working directly with your independent study coordinator to complete classes. About 1/3 of our campus has chosen to be independent study for the school year.

COVID Distance Learning - means that you are planning to come back on campus when the school reopens for in person learning and when your family is comfortabe with you returning to class. This is also based on the room available on campus. (Anyone that chose COVID-DL will have to notify counseling when they are ready to return to in person school to make sure that there is room based on CDC Guidelines.

Once you have made a choice for the family, you have to petition to change your status in family plan by sending an email to your counselor. You can fill out the counseling request on the website. People choosing to change the family plan status will have to wait three weeks (once we can confirm room based on CDC return to school guidelines) before changes can be made based on availability. Please let them know you want to change your family plan status in the message. Thank you for your patience and your understanding in this matter.


On Fridays, Encore has updated how classes will happen. The first part of the day will be a time when all students will take benchmark tests and quizzes in their academic classes. They will (when class resumes in person) report to their homeroom class and then take tests remotely from their homeroom class. In COVID-DL times, students will meet with their academic teachers based on the following chart. The teachers will assign the weekly test on Zoom and students will complete the work. You will use your teachers' Zoom ID at the appropriate time.

GRADES 7 & 8

8:30 - 9:10 am - Math

9:15 - 9:50 am - English

9:55 - 10:35 am - Science

10:40 - 11:20 am - History


8:30 - 9:10 am - Math

9:15 - 9:50 am - Science

9:55 - 10:35 am - Spanish I

10:40 - 11:20 am - English


8:30 - 9:10 am - English

9:15 - 9:50 am - Math

9:55 - 10:35 am - Science

10:40 - 11:20 am - History


8:30 - 9:10 am - English

9:15 - 9:50 am - History

9:55 - 10:35 am - Math

10:40 - 11:20 am - Science


8:30 - 9:10 am - Government

9:15 - 9:50 am - English

9:55 - 10:35 am - Cord Certification

10:40 - 11:20 am - College Preparation

On Fridays after lunch students will meet in their arts conservatories to build events, activities, projects, and productions within their conservatory. This class is 12:15 pm - 3:19 pm every Friday.

Currently, we are aware that there is a glitch in ninth period class. EVERY STUDENT should fill out the contact form in the bottom margin of the website and let us know what their primary conservatory is so we can place them in the appropriate class for 9th period. Your choices are:

JUNIOR HIGH ASB (Must be approved)



COSTUME DESIGN LAB (Must be at least level II)







YEARBOOK (Must be approved)


Attention junior high parents and students. We have A LOT of room in our Honors programs for both grades 7 and 8. If you are someone that should be in Honors programs for History, English, Science, and Math - please fill out the contact form in the bottom margin of the website and let us know so we can update your schedule for the junior high honors programs. Thank you so much for your help.


During the day today, the counseling department was working hard on getting the junior high students that auditioned into the high school conservatory classes into their high school classes. Please take a look at your Aeries account if you auditioned and qualified at a level I or higher in your conservatory. On your junior high schedule, it will indicate the class "HS Conservatory." You do not need to attend Mrs. Del Sole's class for your conservatory course. Please do not log in to any class during this time. On Friday at 12:30 pm, you will log in to a Zoom session 921 6707 3730 Passcode: Go Pirates!

High School Conservatory classes will start for junior high students next Monday. Only attend this meeting if you have already auditioned for and were accepted into a conservatory level class. If you check your schedule and you do not have HS Conservatory in any of your classes and you should, please fill out the Contact form in the bottom margin of the website so we can assist you.

We are excited for a great year. Thank you for your ongoing support of youth arts and thank you for your ongoing support of Encore High School.

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Denise Griffin, CEO is the author of this blog for Encore Education Corporation. Part of Encore Education Corporation is Encore High School, a free public performing arts regional high school in Southern California grades 7 - 12. Encore's program is currently taking applications for the fall 2020 enrollment. Encore offers full time, hybrid time, and independent study programs. Encore offers transporation from the Inland Empire and the high desert. Where arts and academics grow together. WASC Accredited. Copyright 2020.

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