Everest Newsletter: December 18, 2017

Everest Newsletter: December 18, 2017

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Newsletter At A Glance:

Message From Our Directors
Boys Soccer News
Boys Basketball News
School Mint on Vacation Too!
Sequoia Parents Education Opportunities


School Calendar:

12/11 – 21;  EXPEDITIONS
12/19 Boys Basketball 4:30pm, Basis Independent School, 1290 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
12/19  Boys Soccer at 8pm, Sequoia High School 1201 Brewster Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062
12/21  Boys Basketball 6:30pm Sequoia High School
12/22- Jan 5;  Winter Break!
1/05 Boys Basketball vs. Burlingame HS, Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
1/06 Boys Basketball vs. Kings Academy, Sequoia High School. TBD
1/15 School Closed MLK Holiday
1/16 Paying for College 7-8:30pm  at Everest
1/23 EPO General Parent Meeting 6:30pmat Everest


Quick Links:

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Prospective Student Key Dates – Spread the Word:

Thursdays and Fridays – Shadow opportunities

Saturday, January 20th – Open House at Everest Public High School at 10am. Address:455 Fifth Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

Friday, January 26th –9th Grade Application Deadline at 3:00pm at Summit Prep and Everest.

Friday, February 2nd–9th Grade Lottery at9:00am at Summit Prep and Everest.

Friday February 2, Class of 2022 Meet and Greet 3:30-4:30 at Everest Public High Schoo

College Key Dates:

12/21 Mid Year Report Deadline

All events are at Everest unless otherwise noted. See Everest PHS Calendar for a complete list of events.

Letter from Our Directors

Dear Everest Family,

We are in our last week of school for the 2017 calendar year! While we are all excited for vacation so that we can celebrate the season with our family and friends, it is important to finish this week strong by devoting the time and energy necessary to leave school on Thursday feeling successful. As always, we are in this together, so we come to you today with some ways you can support us in building momentum through to 2018:


– Students do their best in their classes when they are present each day to get support from their teachers and peers. We know it is easy to skim a day off the week to get an early jump on traffic, but we believe that every minute counts, and we appreciate your support in making sure your student is in attendance each day this week.

Mentor PLT

– Every day this week, mentors will be holding one hour of Mentor PLT (2:20-3:20) so that students can make progress in their core academic classes. As a reminder, the pacing line in the Platform stops during Expeditions, so this is an optimal time for all students to catch up with project and content work. Please communicate to your student that they should be taking Mentor PLT very seriously and working with urgency to finish the year strong.

Super Office Hours

– Monday and Wednesday this week (12/18 & 20) from 3:30-5:00pm is when all teachers in your student’s grade level will be present to offer extra help to all students so that they can complete their content assessments and projects before the end of the year. This is a unique opportunity for students to have access to all of their grade level teachers at the same time. Please encourage your student to attend these Super Office Hours each day this week.

Mid-Year Reports

– Mid Year Reports are for our seniors only. Mid Year Reports are often times requested from colleges to help them in their admission decisions. We want to report all passing grades to the colleges students applied to so that know admission decisions are put in jeopardy. The Mid Year Report Deadline for being on track in EVERY class is 12/21. For more information, please refer to this previously shared document.

After all is said and done, we wish you and your family the most enjoyable and safest of all holiday seasons. We can’t wait to see you in the new year!

Happy Holidays,
Chris Lewine & Drew Moriates


Boys’ Soccer News

The Everest boys soccer team has played two games so far, they won against Summit Denali and lost against Summit Prep. Their next game is 8pm on Tuesday, December 19th at Sequoia High School. Please come out and cheer for the team.


Everest Boys’ Basketball Team

Under the direction of Coach Dave Cairo, the Everest Boy’s Basketball team is in a rebuilding year. Majority of the team is filled with Freshmen players, however, that hasn’t stopped them.   With increased practice time, coaching from Coach Cairo and fellow teammates, they had their first win on Sat 12/09.   The players continue to work hard to build a strong team and as time will show they will be an unstoppable team!.   Check out the Everest calendar at: http://everest.summitps.org/calendars-schedules/ and come support the Everest Boy’s Basketball team.   All home games are at Sequoia High School.


Note for Everest Parents Transferring In: Schoolmint is on vacation, too

You may all remember that we used School Mint for enrollment forms this year. In case this reaches any families in the process of transferring mid year, please note that SchoolMint support will be closed the following dates:

December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 in observance of the winter holiday season. SchoolMint will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018, with their normal support hours of 9:00 am – 7:00 pm CST for families, and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST for admins.


Sequoia Parent Education Series

Menlo Atherton Parent Education Series presents Devorah Heiltner, PhD, Founder of Raising Digital Natives on
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 pm

M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Register: https://devorahheitner2018ma.eventbrite.com

Presenter: Dr. Devorah Heitner, Raising Digital Natives, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Join us for an inspiring presentation that addresses empathy, boundaries, and etiquette that can set kids up for a lifetime of success as digital communicators.

In the digital world, no skill is more crucial than empathy. Learn what it’s like for teens to grow up in a world where school experiences, family life, and friendships are all shaped by digital connection—and how you can share your own wisdom to help your kids become the best people they can be.

Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome!
Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission & light refreshments.

M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net. For Spanish, contact Lilly Quiñonez, Parent Center Coordinator, at 650-322-5311, Ext. 50255.


Newsletter Submission Information

We publish the Newsletter every week on Sunday while school is in session.  Email submissions to everestnewsletter@gmail.com by Tuesday evening.  Any submissions received after the deadline will be included in the following week’s newsletter.  Please include the organization name, event, date, time, location and contact info, including website URL. All submissions are subject to editing by the EPO.Everest Public High School and The EPO do not take responsibility for the content of any third party events, submissions, or websites.  Your newsletter team:  Linnaea Knisely, Barbara Ristow, Raquel Izumi and Veronica Larios.