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2019 - 2020 New Family Information

Congratulations on your admission to Episcopal High School!

We will update this site regularly as the school year approaches, so check back often. #KnightsStandOut

Mark Your Calendar:

Important Dates

August 12 - 14: Laptop Distribution and Training.

You should have already received an email that provides important laptop details, including required pre-ordering/pre-pay of your student’s laptop by August 7, 2019. See schedule for mandatory laptop training below.

August 18: Freshman Retreat at Camp Allen - 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Student check-in begins at 7:45 AM at the tables outside Crum Field House (in front of the Leaving Trees). Students will return to the campus at approximately 9:30 PM that same night.

August 5: Band, Dance and Theatre fall workshops and rehearsals begin. See Arts Pillar Information below for details.

August 20: New Student/Parent Orientation and Transfer Student/Parent Breakfast

Transfer Student/Parent Breakfast
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Library
New Student/Parent Orientation
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Underwood Theatre
Parent Volunteer Rally
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Alumni Room
New Student Lunch
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Underwood Student Center

August 21: First day of school

August 25: Field Knight - 5:30 p.m. Alkek Gym

Laptop Distribution and Training: August 12-14

All new Episcopal High School students are required to participate in our training session the day they pick up their computer. Please see below for your assigned session by last name.

Students should wear their school uniform and bring something to write with.

Training location: Anderson Lecture Hall

August 12

Session 1 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm,
Last names that start with A-D

Session 2 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
Last names that start with E-G
Volleyball players


August 13

Session 3 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm,
Last names that start with H-L

Session 4 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
Last names that start with M-O
Field Hockey players & Cross Country


August 14

Session 5 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm,
Last names that start with P-V

Session 6 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
Last names that start with W-Z
Football players

Knight Celebration

You won't want to miss
KNIGHT CELEBRATION

for newly admitted families

March 28, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Underwood Theatre

Wondering what comes next? Get ready to start planning your EHS experience. We'll cover course registration, athletic preseason, arts auditions and more.

Our faculty, students, and current parents are excited to see you there!

Freshman Placement Testing

All entering freshmen are required to take exams to help us place each student in the appropriate course and level. These exams will take place on April 13th. Please register below for the tests your student will be taking.

Please use this link to register for placement testing.

While students are testing, we invite parents to join us in the Underwood Student Center for coffee and a light breakfast. This is a great opportunity to meet new and current EHS parents and get answers to all of your questions.

Registrations and Forms:

Freshman Placement Testing

All entering freshmen are required to take exams to help us place each student in the appropriate course and level. These exams will take place on April 13th. Please register below for the tests your student will be taking.

Please use this link to register for placement testing.

While students are testing, we invite parents to join us in the Underwood Student Center for coffee and a light breakfast. This is a great opportunity to meet new and current EHS parents and get answers to all of your questions.

Class Registration

Class registration takes place between Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 8.

Prior to registration, you will receive placement information in an email from Principal Kim Randolph. You will have the choice to register for elective classes online or to register in person with a grade-level dean.

If you plan to take a summer school class please contact Cyndi Boren at 713-512-3482 to make an appointment with an Academic Dean for class registration with summer classes.

If you DO NOT plan to take summer classes. Please use the link below to complete your class registration online.

Class Registration

Summer School Options

New students may choose to take summer school classes at EHS. Taking a class in the summer is a great way to meet new classmates, get to know the campus better, start building relationships with teachers and much more. Click the link below to see what's being offered for incoming students.

2019 Summer School Options

2019 Summer School Registration

Immunization and Health Forms

EHS uses Magnus Health Student Medical Record (SMR) to collect student health information. This secure service allows the school nurse and athletic trainers to securely and efficiently share and update pertinent student health information.

When Magnus is prepared to receive your completed immunization and health forms you will receive an email prompting you to access your student’s Magnus Health SMR account. Access to Magnus Health is through the EHS Parent Central using your EHS username and password.

After watching an introductory video that highlights the use of Magnus Health’s SMR, please complete and submit all requested information.

Each student at EHS is required to have a physical form completed and on file, renewed annually. You may have the physical completed by your child’s physician, or you may take advantage of the athletic physicals held at EHS on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Scurlock Gym. The cost is $25.00. If you choose to have your physician complete the physical, you may print the EHS Physical Form from the Magnus Health SMR. Please have all of the Magnus Health information and consents completed prior to June 7, 2019. Should you need assistance, please contact EHS School Nurse, Connie Thomas, R.N. at 713-512-3403.

All questions should be directed to Eric Lerch (9th Grade Dean), Thomas Wright (Registrar), Connie Thomas (School Nurse), or Kim Randolph (Principal).

Magnus Health SMR customer support is available at 1-877-461-6831 or service@magnushealthportal.com.

Information You Need:

Fast Facts for New Families

FRESHMAN SERVICE DAY: Saturday, September 21st. Save the date! This Service Day integrates new students into the EHS community service ethos. All freshmen are required to participate. Freshmen bond with one another and learn that community service is an integral part of the Episcopal High School identity.

SCHOOL BUILDING HOURS: Usually open until 6:00 p.m. daily.

SCHOOL SWITCHBOARD HOURS: Open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

STUDENT DROP-OFF: Turn off of Fournace Avenue at the entrance nearest the 610 feeder road (Gate 5). Once inside the campus grounds, take an immediate right, and go straight until the parking lot turns to the left. Proceed south toward the parking garage and make a U-turn at the flag pole near Gate 6. Please line up along the arched curb that runs parallel to the Jack T. Trotter Academic & Sciences Building.

ABSENCES AND TARDIES: Must be called in to the Attendance Desk (713-512-3407) by 8:00 a.m. If your child knows he/she will miss more than one day of school (including a partial second day), he/she must complete a Planned Absence Form, which is found at the Attendance Desk. Failure to turn this form in on time will result in a detention upon return.

FOOD PLAN and STUDENT CAFETERIA: Lunches and snacks are served every day and are included in your food service fee. The plan provides snacks after Chapel and daily lunch offerings. A punch card that may be used for breakfast (served 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) and for cookies (served during break) can be purchased in the School Store. Students can charge snacks and drinks in the School Store to their school accounts.

TUTORIALS: Held for 45 minutes following the last class each day except Wednesday. Your student’s teachers will be available to answer questions and provide additional assistance during this time. Please encourage your son or daughter to take advantage of this valuable EHS benefit.

HONORS CHAPEL: Held each semester in the Benitez Chapel to recognize students' academic honors and other special achievements. The dates are included on the website calendar and in the Parent Packet calendar that will be distributed in July.

CALENDAR: Appears in the Weekly Windows online newsletter, which is emailed to EHS families every Monday morning. You can view the current School Calendar here.

EHS INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE: Wonderful experiences await you at EHS: Field Knight, Culture Fest, Homecoming, choir and instrumental concerts, theatre performances, dance concerts, Advent Chapel, sporting events, and much more. Check our calendar and mark the dates. You do not need to have a student in the choir, dance, or theatre programs to enjoy their performances. Many parents attend all events!

Key Contacts


Dean of StudentsKim Randolph 713-512-3465
Academic Deans (9)Eric Lerch 713-512-3690
Academic Deans (10)

Meghan Moake713-512-3461
Academic Deans (11)Wayne Jones713-512-3469

ChaplainBeth Holden713-512-3484
Dean of ArtsJay Berckley713-512-3410
Director of Academic Assistance
Jenny Cantrell713-512-3677
Director of AthleticsJason Grove713-512-3457
Director of College CounselingJulie Rollins713-512-3451
Attendance

Laurie Mann

713-512-3407
School Nurse
Connie Thomas
713-512-3403


Dress Code and Uniform Purchasing Options

BOYS’ UNIFORM

Shirts

  • Button-down, oxford-cloth short- or long-sleeved shirts with the EHS logo on the left side (Lands’ End catalog, only). Acceptable colors: white and blue.
  • Collared, short- or long-sleeved 100% cotton-knit (interlock polo or mesh polo) or dry-fit shirts with the EHS logo on the left side. (Lands’ End catalog). Acceptable colors: maize, white, chambray blue, cobalt, burgundy, evergreen, navy, and pink. Dry-fit option: white or royal blue.

Pants/Shorts

  • Pleated and/or classic plain-front chino pants and chino shorts. Belts must be worn at all times.
  • Shorts must be 9” inseam or longer. Acceptable colors: khaki or navy.

GIRLS’ UNIFORM

Shirts

  • Button-down, oxford-cloth short- or long-sleeved shirts with the EHS logo on the left side (Lands’ End catalog, only). Acceptable colors: white and blue.
  • Collared, short- or long-sleeved 100% cotton-knit (interlock polo or mesh polo) or dry-fit shirts with the EHS logo on the left side. (Lands’ End catalog). Acceptable colors: maize, white, chambray blue, cobalt, burgundy, evergreen, navy, and pink. Dry-fit option: white or royal blue.

Pants/Shorts

  • Pleated and/or plain-front chino pants and chino shorts. Belts must be worn at all times. Shorts must be 5” inseam or longer. Acceptable colors: khaki or navy.

Skirts

  • Solid pleated skirts are required. Lands’ End catalog acceptable colors: khaki or navy. Sue Mills Uniform pleated skirts in colors: khaki or navy.
  • As a guide, the skirt length must be no shorter than mid-thigh. Girls are encouraged to wear privacy shorts under their skirts.

FORMAL UNIFORM

  • A navy blazer may be purchased from Lands’ End or from any store of your choice. The EHS Campus Store sells used blazers at a nominal cost.
  • Attire below the waist must be long pants or skirts (no shorts), and must comply with the regular uniform guidelines.
  • Footwear must be leather, closed-toe and closed-heel shoes.
  • Boys may, but are not expected to, wear ties.

OUTERWEAR GUIDELINES

  • Solid colored sweatshirts, hoodies, cardigans, pull-overs, zip-up, and crew neck sweaters may be worn over school attire. Acceptable colors: solid black, solid white, solid dark gray, solid light gray, or navy blue.
  • With the exception of brand/manufacturer’s logos/labels, outerwear may not contain insignias, logos, labels, graphics, embroidery, words or pictures. Outerwear logos may not be larger than the size of a quarter.

PURCHASING PROCEDURE

When ordering, use the Fall 2019 Lands’ End School Catalog. To ensure a proper fit when ordering, please use the size chart in the center of the catalog. Simply measure as directed; then use the chart to determine and order the proper size.

Ordering Options

Mail

Lands’ End for School
1 Lands’ End Lane
Dodgeville, WI 53595-0640

Mills Uniform Company
3465-A W. Alabama St. at Marquart St.

Houston, TX 77027

Phone

1-800-469-2222

713-464-3400

Internet

www.landsend.com/uniforms

There is a link on the EHS homepage.

www.millswear.com/

NOTE: When placing an order at Lands’ End, be sure to mention the EHS Preferred School number: 9000-5655-7. Although the School requires all above-the-waist garments to be embroidered with the EHS logo, it is not automatically done when placing an order. When contacting Lands’ End, you must specifically request that the EHS logo be applied to every shirt, sweater, and sweatshirt that you order. Students will not be permitted to wear any above-the-waist garments that are not embroidered with the EHS logo.

Families typically receive their orders within 7 to 10 days after placing them with Lands’ End. To ensure that your student is in proper uniform on the first day of school, however, please place your order early in the summer.


Used uniforms are sold in the School Store.

EHS Campus Store and Textbook Orders

EHS Campus Store

Campus Store Hours:
School Days 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:15-3:00 p.m.
Closed for Inventory June 17- June 28

Campus Store Phone:
713-512-3441

Available in the Campus Store:

  • Summer Reading (beginning 2nd week of May)
  • All School Supplies
  • Used Uniforms
  • PE Clothes
  • Spirit Clothing (including tees, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, socks, and belts)
  • Spirit Incidentals (water bottles, duffel bags, stadium seats, blankets, decals)
  • Window Decals
  • Snacks & Drinks

Textbooks will be available online beginning in July. Go to www.ehshouston.org, choose Campus Life then Campus Store, then click on the “Virtual Store” link. This will take you to the EHS bookstore on the MBS Direct site. The student schedules will already be in their system so that you can just choose “Fast Pass” to ensure that the only books the site offers you will be those that coordinate with your schedule.

  • The virtual bookstore opens July 15, with free shipping the week of July 15 – 21

New student four-digit IDs will be sent the last week of April in the placement email. This four-digit ID number will be used for ordering books and purchasing merchandise in the bookstore. The student IDs will be in our computer system beginning July 1 at which time charges will be allowed. Any purchases made prior to that time will require either a cash, check, or credit card.

FAQ

WHERE IS DAILY DROP OFF?

The majority of students are dropped off and picked up at the Fournace entrance.

WHAT TIME DOES THE SCHOOL DAY BEGIN?

School Hours are 8:00-3:15 Monday, Thursday and Friday and 8:00-2:45 Tuesday and Wednesday.

HOW LATE CAN STUDENTS STAY ON CAMPUS?

The library closes and locks its doors at 4:30. All other school buildings lock at 6:00pm. Practices and rehearsals may continue past 6:00pm.

DO WE HAVE TO BUY TEXTBOOKS OR CAN I USE THE SCHOOL'S?

Textbooks must be purchased. Additional information can be found under Campus Bookstore and Textbook Orders.

WILL I RECEIVE A SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST?

You will not receive a supply list. On the first day of school teachers will tell students what material is needed for the class. Most needed material can be purchased at the school bookstore.

CAN I HAVE A FRIEND BRING ME LUNCH OR VISIT DURING LUNCH?

No. Students are not allowed to bring outside food into the cafeteria. For the safety of our students, the campus is closed to visitors during the day.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY MY UNIFORM?

Uniforms can be purchased on-line from Land’s End at any time. Land's End has an annual uniform sale every June with discounts up to 50% off.

CAN GIRLS WEAR PANTS AND SHORTS?

Yes, girls can wear pants or shorts. Refer to the handbook and dress code for all uniform requirements and expectations.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN?

The best place to start is always your child’s advisor or the grade level dean. Both numbers and email addresses can be found on the New Family Information page under Key Contacts.

Pillar Information:

Summer Reading List

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SUMMER READING

2019 Summer Reading

9th Grade LevelThe House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros
ISBN: 978-0679734772
9th Grade HonorsThe Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
ISBN: 978-0316769174

10th Grade LevelChronicle of a Death Foretold
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN: 978-1400034710
10th Grade HonorsThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
and
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
ISBN 13: 978-0618526413


ISBN 13: 978-0-684-80122-3
11th Grade LevelJunior Research Book
11th Grade HonorsThe above PLUS
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 978-1594631931
The Odyssey
by Homer trans. Fagles
ISBN: 0-14-303995-4
The Oresteia
by Aeschylus trans. Fagles
ISBN: 0-14-044333-9
12th Grade ElectivesThe Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
ISBN 978-0743247542
12th Grade APWuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
ISBN 0-393-97889-3
Go Tell it on the Mountain
by James Baldwin
ISBN 978-0345806543

Arts Pillar Information

PERFORMING ARTS FALL SEASON PRODUCTION AUDITIONS

May 11 Dance Auditions: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Dance Studio

May 11 Theatre Fall Production Auditions: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Underwood Theatre

PERFORMING ARTS PRE-SEASONS (free of charge)

Dance:

August 5 – 9 Adv, Re, Impact Master Classes: 9:00 am-10:30 am

Impact Rehearsals: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 12-14 rep, Impact Rehearsals: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Music:

August 5 – 9 Band Workshops: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

August 12-14 Band Workshops: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strings Workshops: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Choir Workshops: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Theatre:

August 5-9 Fall Play Rehearsals: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

August 12-16 Workshops: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fall Play Rehearsals: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

To register, and for more information.

Announcements about auditions will be made in advance of each performance.

For more information about anything related to the Arts, please view the Arts Calendar

Athletic Pillar Information

Physicals:
- May 9 - 5:00 p.m. Alkek Gym (Cost: $25.00)

EHS Physical Registration

Remember to bring your current immunization record and completed Medical History Form to the physical.

**Students wishing to participate on a team for the 2019-20 school year must have a current physical exam.

Girls and Boys Volleyball:
- May 6-9- Spring practices for all incoming and current athletes

4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
(Boys and Girls will be in Scurlock Gym)

Girls and Boys Cross Country:
- May 9
- Team meeting 6:30 p.m. (Anderson Lecture Hall)

Football:
- May 11
- Spring Football Practice for Incoming Freshmen- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
(Brown Field - tennis shoes, cleats, shorts, t-shirt)

Field Hockey:
- May 13-15 - Spring practices 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

We will offer a number of camps and clinics this spring and summer. Register online at http://www.ehshouston.org/athletics/camps-clinics. Summer camps are a great way to improve skills and meet other new Knights.

For more information on upcoming events, practices for summer, preseason, and coach information please click here.


Religion Pillar Information

New students interested in getting involved with the chapel program should contact Beth Holden at the start of the school year. Options for involvement your first year are Lectors Guild, Ushers, Chapel Committee, & Chapel Music Group.

Students interested in becoming an acolyte can sign up in April of their first year on campus.

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