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Graduating ECV Seniors Can Now Purchase Their Chromebooks! #guhsdtech Click for more info!

posted May 12, 2017, 10:05 AM by Anthony Devine

We have started selling Chromebooks to graduating seniors! The GUHSD board passed a resolution to sell seniors their Chromebooks (their 720 or 740 Acers) and chargers for $20 total.

On 6/1/17, Social Science teachers are bringing their students to either return their Chromebook, or buy it.

However, in order to avoid dealing with large crowds of seniors buying Chromebooks on 6/1/17, we're letting most seniors purchase their Chromebooks early if they wish.


Their Social Science teachers have given seniors this form (we have more in the library if needed) that explains the process.

Briefly, here is what seniors need to do if they wish to purchase their Chromebook:
  • complete the form you received from your Social Science teacher
  • bring that form to the library
  • have no outstanding fines
  • bring your Chromebook to the library
  • bring your charger to the library (the one we checked out to them--not a friend's--not an extra one from a teacher's class)
  • bring $20 cash to the library

Of course, there are going to be unique situations that will come up during this process. Here are a a few quick responses to frequently asked questions:
  • Can I buy my Chromebook if I have Chromebook fines on my account?
    • No.
  • Can I trade in my Chromebook and buy a different one?
    • No. You can only purchase your Acer 720 or 740 Chromebook. We hope you took good care of it over the years!
  • What if I don't have my charger?
    • You need to bring your charger, your chromebook, your form, and $20. If you left your Charger at home today, try again tomorrow.
    • If you lost yours, we can mark it lost, and then students can "buy" that lost charger (and then buy a charger for your Chromebook on your own)
    • If you don't have a charger on your account for some reason, we can sell you one of ours as part of this whole $20 purchase.
  • What if I don't want to buy my Chromebook for $20.
    • That's fine--you will simply turn in your Chromebook and your charger by 6/1/17.
    • When you return your Chromebook, it must be free of damage and working properly. If it isn't, you will be fined for the damage (scratched case, missing keyes, cracked screens, etc.).
      • For many students, buying the Chromebook for $20 will make more economic sense that paying $30-$140 for Chromebook repairs.
  • If I buy the Chromebook, will it be unlocked?
    • Yes. District Tech Personnel will be unlocking all purchased Chromebooks by 6/30/17.
  • If I have old Chromebook fines, can I just pay $20 and have those old fines forgiven?
    • No. Fines/charges for Chromebook repairs come from work that was done to repair your Chromebook.
    • There is an option to "buy" a completely lost Chromebook, though. For example, if you lost a Chromebook, and so you have a $200 fine on your account, you have the option to "buy" your lost Chromebook for $20, thus reducing that $200 lost fine to $20. This can only be done for one Chromebook. If you use this option, then you must turn in the Chromebook you received as a replacement for your lost Chromebook (and it must be in good condition--damage free, otherwise, you'll have fines to repair that one).
  • What if I don't buy or turn in my Chromebook by 6/1/17?
    • All senior Chromebooks must be turned in or purchased by 6/1/17. Any senior Chromebooks not purchased or turned in by 6/1/17 will be locked. 
  • Do I have to wait until 6/1/17 to buy my Chromebook?
    • No! If you are certainly graduating then you can buy your Chromebook in the library now.
  • I'm not graduating, can I still buy my Chromebook?
    • Not yet. Seniors not completing high school will need to turn in their Chromebooks by 6/1/17.
    • If you graduate during the summer, or in the fall of 2017, you will be able to buy your Chromebook then.

If you have any questions about your unique situation, please contact adevine@guhsd.net and/or jtilley@guhsd.net.

Chat with The Principal on Thursday May 18th at 4:30pm in the presentation room

posted May 9, 2017, 3:09 PM by Anthony Devine

All Parents  - you are invited to Chat with The Principal on Thursday May 18th at 4:30pm in the presentation room at ECVHS. Ms. Patterson will be available at this time to share our programs with you and answer any questions you may have about our school. We look forward to seeing you then!

Pay for your FANTASTICS shirt!

posted May 8, 2017, 11:48 AM by Anthony Devine

FANTASTICS is coming! All participants need to pay the Finance Office or their class advisor $15 by the end of the week, so we can get the shirts ordered. Come out and show your school spirit!

May E. Represents the ECVHS Manufacturing and Product Development CTE Pathway! #BeBrave

posted May 5, 2017, 11:11 AM by Anthony Devine

Thank you to May E. for delivering a fantastic speech to the First Friday Chamber of Commerce Breakfast about her experience in the Manufacturing and Product Development CTE Pathway here at El Cajon Valley High School. May, a senior, currently has 11 Welding certifications and is on her way to doing great things. She received a standing ovation after sharing her story with the many business leaders in East County. --Olivia Ahossou

Cheer Tryouts

posted Apr 24, 2017, 1:14 PM by Anthony Devine

Braves - Do you have spirit? Are you proud to be an ECV Brave? Become a cheerleader! Cheer Clinic will be held May 15, 16 & 17 and Cheer Tryouts will be May 18th. All dates are mandatory! Pick up a cheer packet today from Ms. Roldan in the College & Career Center - Rm. 213. Go Braves!

Congratulations Andrew Oskanian & Lamees Sharif

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:19 PM by Anthony Devine

Our seniors are awesome! Andrew Oskanian and Lamees Sharif have been selected as San Diego County Salute to Education Scholarships recipients. They will be recognized at the San Diego County Salute to Education Scholarship Announcement Ceremony on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park. They will each receive a $1000 scholarship. In addition, one lucky scholarship recipient will receive a brand new Ford Focus, Fusion, Mustang or Escape at the ceremony. Sending positive vibes that one of our amazing students wins the car.


Way to go Andrew & Lamees!

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT - CLASS of 2017 Wed., May 24, 2017 @6:00pm ECV Gym

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:16 PM by Anthony Devine   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 12:18 PM ]

SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT - CLASS of 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 p.m.
El Cajon Valley Gymnasium
El Cajon Valley High School would like to recognize all seniors in the Class of 2017 who have received or who are planning to receive scholarships and awards at Senior Awards Night on May 24, 2017.  

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
To ensure that all deserving students are recognized, the scholarships and awards form MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. Please come fill out the Senior Awards Form in the Guidance Office or in the attached link.  Submitting your scholarships and awards on this form does not guarantee recognition at Senior Awards. **A for the Day awards will not be recognized at Senior Awards Night.  If you receive a scholarship or award AFTER May 10th, please contact Mrs. Beach (tbeach@guhsd.net) directly. 

Students: interested in making important decisions about the future of @ECVHS? Join School Site Council!

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:11 PM by Anthony Devine

School Site Council every year needs student members. I have a couple of openings for 17-18. Could you please pass this information on to your students if they are interested?

Are you interested in making important decisions about the future of El Cajon Valley High School? The School Site Council (SSC) is a group of teachers, parents, community members, students, staff, and the principal who approve and make decisions about the plan that guides the school – the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The meetings are one Tuesday a month from 4pm-5pm from September until May (usually with December and January off). Refreshments are provided.


If you are interested in nominating yourself to serve on the School Site Council, please complete and return the sheet linked below to Mrs. Sedore by May 3, 2017. Voting will be completed with ASB voting.

ECV Seniors: The last day to order your cap and gown is April 5th in the quad at lunch!

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:47 AM by Anthony Devine

Seniors: Last order date for Cap and Gown is April 5, 2017 in the quad at lunch. The cost is $28.00 or they can apply for a Loaner Cap and Gown. See Mrs. Snow in the V.P. office for questions.

ECV Soccer State Champs!

posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:23 AM by Anthony Devine   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 7:31 AM ]

We are proud to announce to the staff that our boys soccer team beat Santa Clara High School 4 to 2 and took home the title of state champs for this year's division 5 boys soccer.

If you see any of the boys around campus on Monday be sure to shake their hand and congratulate them they worked very hard to achieve all of their goals this year.

As an added bonus we have new hardware for the museum soon to be put up for all to see.

Enjoy ECV,  it's a great time to Be Brave!

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