December 2018 Newsletter
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Eagle River High School
December/January 2018-19


Eagle River High School Parents and Community;

I had just finished my newsletter for December/January when we had the earthquake.  I am so thankful that our school had no major injuries and our school had minimal damage.  Thanks to our staff for their quick response after the quake and for the care they provided for our students.  Thanks also to the endless amount of support from contractors and to those who volunteered to ensure our school is ready and safe for students. 

One thing is for sure, even with the earthquake we are still nearing the end of 1st semester!  This means encouraging our students to complete homework and study hard for finals.  The end of the semester is such a critical time, ensuring students receive needed credits to graduate, and it also determines 2nd semester eligibility for sports.  Finals this year are on the 19th and 20th of December.

Eagle River High School will be teaching Personal Safety lessons in January during English classes. The age-appropriate lesson will be presented in a non-threatening way, along with the skills needed for self-protection. The lesson content is part of the Anchorage School District’s plan to enact the Alaska Safe Children’s Act and will be handled in a sensitive, respectful manner. If you have any questions about the content of the program or if you wish to inquire about opting out, please contact your child’s teacher, or the school office. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to provide learning opportunities to improve the safety and well being of our students.

Lastly, I want to wish everyone in our school community a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.  Thanks for a great 1st semester.
Tim Helvey

School Safety
Please use the front parking lot when dropping off or picking up students. The back entrance is for school buses only. It is important to minimize congestion and keep the parking lot clear for buses to maneuver and drop off students safely.
Curriculum/Student Services


Schedules for second semester

Student will receive their second semester schedule on December 10, 2018. If they have concerns about this schedule they should see their counselor during that week. Once students return to school on Monday, January 7, 2019, they will report to their first period class where they will receive their schedule again.


Finals will occur on December 19th and 20th, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Period 1 7:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 2 9:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Lunch 11:20 a.m. - 12:03 p.m.
Period 3 12:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
AM King Tech All Day

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Period 4 7:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 5 9:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Lunch 11:20 a.m. - 12:03 p.m.
Period 6 12:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PM King Tech All Day

Any student who misses their finals will need to make arrangements with their teachers to take the final once they return from the holiday break. Enjoy the upcoming holiday break!


Derek S. Hagler

ERHS Football Program All-State Honors

Ryan Adkins - Safety
Mason Piper - Defensive Back
Coach Adkins- Coach of the Year

Thank you to athletes, coaches and parents for a fantastic Fall sports season! The following Winter Sports have started:

Hockey Oct 10
Nordic Ski Oct 24
Basketball Cheer Nov 28
Girls and Boys Basketball Nov 28

Sports and Activities registration is now online with ArbiterAthlete. Once online registration is complete, please visit Ms. Love in the Activities Office to submit or verify online payment and complete your final GPA eligibility check.

The Arbiter system works best when these directions are followed and the student initiates the process: * Please note a paper copy of the health exam form is still required, and can be uploaded into ArbiterAthlete as a picture. o Health exam forms require a doctor's signature. Health exams are good for 18 months and must be current through the season of the sport.

* STUDENTS initiate the registration process: Students text S42232 to 69274

* Follow the URL provided in the text response to create your account

* Click Link Account and enter your parent’s mobile number or email

* Parents will receive a link to create an account via text or email

Please note: some carriers may not support short code text including GCI and Straight Talk. Please visit to begin the registration process.

* Students go to

* Click Sign-up to create your account

* Click Link Account and enter your parent’s mobile number or email

* Parents will receive a link to create an account via text or email

Both parents and students must log in to sign and submit the Athletic Forms listed online. Online payment of fees can be made using the Parent Connect information system.

Once all forms have been completed and fees paid, please visit the Activities Office to complete your final eligibility check and get a Gold Pass!

Activity Fees:

$215 per activity--hockey
$193 per activity –cheerleading
$204 per activity –basketball

Additional Activity Fee Information:

A student applies for and receives a fee waiver based on hardship through the school activity office or a family meets the

$390 cap* for middle or high school activity fees.

Please note: Baseball, softball, bowling, and girls hockey are not sponsored by ASD so separate fees must be paid to the individual sponsor.These fees do not count toward ASD’s family cap.

Eligibility Information

• Athletes must be enrolled in at least 5 ASD classes to participate in sports

• 2nd Quarter grades will be verified for 2.0 GPA minimum & 5 classes with passing grades.

• Seniors who are on track to graduate and have at least 18.5 credits, may enroll in 4 classes and still be eligible.

A reminder to our freshmen athletes: Incoming freshmen are deemed eligible during the first quarter however all students are expected to maintain grades at the end of 1st quarter and again at semester. Students who lost grade eligibility will be notified and pulled off of teams.

You must complete the eligibility process with the Activities Office before you are allowed to begin practice with any team.



Additional events on
the ERHS Calendar

December 5
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm

December 11
Winter Band/Orchestra
Concert 7pm

December 12
Choir Rehearsal @ CHS
Periods 5-6
Army National Guard Visit

December 13
Choir Concert Cancelled

December 14
Sr Yearbook Ads& Sr Sweats Extended
to December 20th

December 18
Fiddler on the Roof Auditions
CHS Choir Room 2:45

December 19
Semester 1 Finals P 1-3

December 20
Semester 1 Finals P 4-6
Student Last Day S1
Air Force Visit

December 22
Yearbooks now $80

December 26-31
Boys Basketball to San Diego
Surf and Slam BB Tournament

December 24-January 4
Winter Break

January 7
Semester 2 Begins

January 8
Air National Guard Visit

January 9
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm
UAA Visit

January 11-12
Robotics Tournament @ ERHS

January 16
Poetry Out Loud

January 21
Martin Luther King Jr

January 25
Wacko Class Meetings

January 31
Air Force Visit

Coming Soon

February 8

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Seniors and juniors must purchase a parking permit if driving and parking at school.  Sophomores must get permission from an Assistant Principal before applying for a parking permit. 

Parking permit application forms are available at the Cashier’s office and the front office. The following items must be produced at the time of application. 

  • Parent Signature
  • Car Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Student Driver’s License
  • Student Signature
  • $55.00/semester or $110.00/full year

Marcia Odens, Cashier (AAFP) 742-2780

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The withdrawal process is imperative! In order to streamline your transition by having student records forwarded, the withdrawal process must be completed BEFORE you leave. Please call our registrar, Kathy Morales at 742-2708 or email for notification or for more information.
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