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Bell schedule for February 6 - 10 & upcoming events
Posted 2/3/23

Hello Eagles!  Below is the schedule for the week of February 6 - 10, upcoming events at Estancia High School, and important information for students and families.  




Monday, February 6

A Day - Periods 0, 1, 3, 5, 7

Tuesday, February 7

B Day - Periods 0, 2, 4, 6, 8

Wednesday, February 8

Late Start Schedule - All periods

Thursday, February 9

A Day - Periods 0, 1, 3, 5, 7

Friday, February 10

B Day - Periods 0, 2, 4, 6, 8



Upcoming Events


The College & Career Center will be hosting a Financial Aid February Frenzy on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the month of February during the Estancia Tutorial-Advisory Program for seniors who need to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for financial aid for college.  California state law requires that ALL high school seniors complete and submit a FAFSA, CADAA, or a financial aid application opt-out form.  These forms must be submitted by March 2.


Estancia High School will celebrate National School Counseling Appreciation Week February 6-10.  Thank you Ms. Gerber, Mr. Nafarrate, Mrs. Savage, and Mrs. Smith for all you do to support EHS students and families!


Students who love basketball and would like to play during lunch are encouraged to attend the Best Buddies Club meeting on Wednesday, February 8 to sign up for our Special Olympics Unified Basketball Team.  Students with and without disabilities will be placed on a team to compete against each other during our Fans in the Stands event on March 8.  Student participation is important in fostering inclusion and encouraging our Special Olympics athletes. 


ASB will be hosting a Spring Club Rush on Tuesday, February 14 during lunch in the Commons. Several new clubs have formed since our Fall Club Rush.  We encourage students to check out the various clubs on our campus and get involved! 


There will be an English Language Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 207. The ELAC meeting will feature our next Eagle Parent University series - careers in high demand and military options.  


Students and faculty are encouraged to wear their Class Color shirts on Friday, February 17.


School will not be in session February 20-24 due to Presidents’ Recess. 


Students and faculty are encouraged to wear Estancia spirit wear on Friday, March 3 (the first Friday of the month). 


Coffee & Conversation with the Principal will be on Friday, March 3 at 9 a.m. on Zoom. Coffee & Conversation with the Principal is an informal opportunity for parents/guardians to engage in dialogue with school administrators.  The Zoom meeting ID is 940 6577 1965.  Spanish interpretation will be available.


Estancia High School will welcome our WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Visiting Committee on March 9.  Estancia High School received a six-year accreditation from WASC in March 2020 with a one-day visit in March 2023.  In preparation for our WASC Visit, Estancia prepared a report about our school community, developments at our school since March 2020, and progress we have made towards our identified areas for continuous improvement and submitted our report to WASC in advance of the visit.  Our WASC Visit will be virtual and our Visiting Committee will meet with Estancia faculty, parents/guardians, and students during their visit.  


Estancia High School parents and guardians are invited to meet with our WASC Visiting Committee on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.  It is important that parents/guardians are in attendance at the virtual meeting to share input with our Visiting Committee about their experience with Estancia High School, areas of strength the school has, and areas we can grow in.  Spanish interpretation will be provided.  Please consider joining the Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. The Zoom meeting ID is 392 866 5587.  


Save the date!  Estancia High School’s Future Eagle Night for incoming 9th grade students and their families will be on Thursday, March 16.  Current EHS students and families are also invited to attend Future Eagle Night to learn about the academic, athletic, and activity programs offered at Estancia.


Important Information


Student Meals:  Free breakfast and lunch is provided to all students.  


Schoology: Newport-Mesa Unified School District utilizes Schoology as our grading platform.  Student accounts were created automatically based on their class schedule. Parent accounts, if your contact and portal account information match, are created automatically using the parent contact email address in Aeries. 


Parent Portal: Families can access the Aeries Parent Portal throughout the year to update contact information, view student progress reports, report cards and student state tests reports.  If families have not completed the Mandatory Online Registration please login to the Aeries Parent Portal. Please follow directions to set up your Aeries Parent Portal account, if you do not already have one.  Elementary schools use this for registration, so if you already have one set up, you can add additional students to the same account.  We have also created a screencast to view how to set up an Aeries Parent Portal.  Please note that parents will need an email address to create an account. You can create an email address with any provider, click here for instructions to create a Gmail email. 


OCTA Youth Bus Pass:  The Youth Ride Free program has been extended by OCTA. The OCTA has issued new orange passes that will be good through September 2023. To request a pass, please complete a Parental Request Form (see attachment or click here) and provide the completed form to the main office to receive the free pass.


SchooLinks: The college and career readiness platform, SchooLinks, helps students discover their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, and create an individualized career and academic plan that best reflects their post-secondary goals.  SchooLinks is available to students in 7- 12 grade and their parents. Students will login to SchooLinks by clicking on the SchooLinks logo on their ClassLink Launchpad. For more information please view this help article: How to log in as a Student  Guardian/Parents Login will be available through invitation from their students account. Help Article: How to Create an Account and Claim a Student as a Guardian


Paper: Paper is an academic support system that provides students with unlimited access to a variety of tutoring services, such as one-on-one tutoring and essay review, through a secure online platform.  Students will login to Paper by clicking on the Paper logo on their ClassLink Launchpad. For help, click Getting started with Paper-English version with Paper-English version


Tardy = Detention: Students who arrive late to school in the morning or arrive late to any class must report to the Attendance Office windows to check in and get a tardy slip.  Anyone who is tardy will be required to serve detention after school that day for 25 minutes.  Campus Safety and school administrators will be picking up students for detention.  


Parking Permits:  Students need a parking permit to park on campus.  Click here to apply for a parking permit.  Please note that a copy of the student’s driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance is required for a parking permit to be issued.  Students can only park in the student parking lot.  The student parking lot is located between the Main Gym and tennis courts.  The speed limit in all parking lots on campus is 10 mph.


Off-Campus Lunch:  Students in Grades 11 and 12 are allowed to leave campus for lunch with the permission of a parent/guardian.  The off-campus lunch privilege is valid as long as the student's attendance, grades, and citizenship marks are satisfactory. Students who fail to meet these expectations may have their pass revoked. It is expected that students with off-campus lunch pass permission will report promptly to class immediately following lunch, follow the bell schedule of the day, and comply with all applicable school and NMUSD rules.  Parents/Guardians who would like to give permission for their 11th or 12th grade student to leave campus at lunch should click here to request an off-campus lunch pass.  


COVID-19 Protocols:  Face masks are not required for students or staff however students and staff are welcome to wear masks for their personal protection.  Students and staff members are to stay at home when sick.  Parents and guardians should contact the Attendance Office at (949) 515-6505 to report that their student is ill. 


Reminder: No food deliveries or parent drop-offs are allowed. Please make sure students come to school ready and with all the materials, instruments, cell phones, or water they may need throughout the day. Campus staff will not accept any items to be held at the front office. 


Counselors:  Below are the counselor assignments for the 2022-2023 school year:

Mr. Nafarrate 

Grade 12


Ms. Gerber

Grade 11


Mrs. Savage

Grade 10


Mrs. Smith

Grade 9 & Lyceum Academy



PTSA:  Estancia High School parents, students and teachers are encouraged to join the Estancia PTSA.  Membership is $10 per person.  Please click on one of the links below to join.  

PTSA Membership Link - Totem

PTSA Membership Link - PayPal


SOY:  Save our Youth (SOY) is open for registration and information this week Mon-Thurs, 4-8pm and Friday 3-6pm. You can register online or in person. Sign up for music, art, dance, soccer and fitness classes and receive tutoring and college application assistance at the SOY Center this week. For more information, visit the SOY website at or see the attached flyer.