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New Family Information

Congratulations on your admission to
Episcopal High School, home of the Knights!

Our 2018-2019 New Family Web Page is your source for information that will ease your transition to EHS.

Laptop Distribution and Training

August 13th

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

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

August 14th

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

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

August 15th

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

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

FALL SPORTS PRESEASON SCHEDULES

Are you interested in playing a Fall sport??

Click here to see the preseason practice schedules for all Fall sports.

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 2018 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. For this reason, when contacting Lands’ End, you must specifically request that the EHS logo be applied to every shirt, sweater, and sweatshirt that you order. Please remember to request this service, since students will not be permitted to wear any above-the-waist garments that are not embroidered with the EHS logo.

Families typically can expect to 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.

Summer Reading Lists:

English Department
Summer Reading 2018

All HONORS CLASSES are REQUIRED to read the grade level book PLUS the book assigned to the Honors class.
9th Grade Level The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros
ISBN: 978-0679734772
9th Grade Honors The above PLUS
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
and
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 978-0316769174


ISBN: 978-0316013697
10th Grade LevelJoy Luck Club
by Amy Tan
ISBN: 978-0143038092
10th Grade HonorsThe above PLUS
The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
ISBN 13: 978-0-684-80122-3
11th Grade LevelJunior Research Book
11th Grade Honors The 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

Important Dates:

Important Dates

March 22: Knight Celebration- 6:30 p.m. start in
Benitez Chapel

April 14*: Placement Testing (9th grade only)- Science, Math, and World Language 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (*make-up testing April 17 and April 19 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

May 9: Physicals - 5:00 Alkek Gym (Cost: $20.00)
Bring your current immunization record and completed Magnus Health form. Forms can be found at www.magnushealth.com. Login in with the username and password used to log in to EHS site.

May 10: New Student Picnic - 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Trinity Courtyard)

August 19-20: Freshman Retreat at Camp Allen

August 21: New Student and Parent Orientation

Fast Facts for New Families:

FRESHMAN SERVICE DAY: Saturday, September 22nd. 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!

Arts Pillar Information:

PERFORMING ARTS PRE-SEASONS (free of charge)

August 6: Pep Band Pre-Season Starts

August 13: Rep Dance, Theatre, String Ensemble, Choir Pre-Seasons Start

August 15: Rep Dance, Pep Band, String Ensemble, Choir Pre-Seasons End

August 17: Theatre Pre-Season Ends

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:

Cheer:
- April 12th- Parent and student meeting 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in Alkek Gym
- Clinic 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
- April 14 - Clinic 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
- April 18 - Tryouts at 5:00 p.m.

Athletic Physicals:
- May 9 - 5:00 p.m. Alkek Gym (Cost: $20.00)

Bring your current immunization record and completed Magnus Health form. Forms can be found at www.magnushealth.com. Login in with the username and password used to log in to EHS site.

**Students wishing to participate on a team for the 2018-2019 school year must have a current physical exam.

Girls and Boys Volleyball:
-
May 7-9- Spring practices 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
(Girls - Alkek Gym; Boys - Crum Gym)

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

Football:
-
May 12 - Spring Clinic- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
(Brown Field - tennis shoes, cleats, shorts, t-shirt)

Field Hockey:
- May 14-16 - 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 practices for summer, next year, upcoming events, 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.

EHS Campus Store:

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 18- June 29

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, belts, etc.)
  • Spirit Incidentals (water bottles, duffel bags, stadium seats, blankets, decals, etc.)
  • 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 16, with free shipping the week of July 16 – 22

New 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.

Key Contacts:


Dean of Students: Kim 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
AttendanceAnne Riley713-512-3407
Registrar-
Course registration and offerings
Tom Wright713-512-3411
School Nurse
Jane Kavanagh713-512-3403

A KNIGHT CELEBRATION

You and your family are invited to

A KNIGHT CELEBRATION

for newly admitted families

March 22, 2018

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Benitez Chapel

Still have some questions? Wondering which summer school classes will get you ahead? Are there Spring auditions for theatre? Dance? What is Fall preseason like?

This is the evening to get all of your last questions answered. You’ll have the chance to meet other future Knights, take pictures in Knight gear, meet current students and faculty, and purchase Knight swag at the bookstore.

We’re excited to see you there!

Freshman Placement Testing

All entering freshmen are required to take several exams to help us place each student in the appropriate course and level. Please use our reservation form below to select the tests your student will be taking.

Please use this link to register for placement testing.

We invite parents to join us for coffee April 14 from 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. in the Learning Resource Center. Current EHS parents will welcome you to the community with answers to all of your questions.

New Knight Summer School Options:

New students are welcomed 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.

Summer School 2018

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

Go Knights!

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