The Winter 2019/2020 holiday break is well underway for us here at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. That means our students, staff, and administrators are all actively in or are preparing for vacation and break mode.
As we mentioned last week, four Eagle Rock Students graduated on Friday, Dec. 13, in a ceremony here on our campus in Estes Park, Colo. Following in rapid succession was an end-of-trimester community meeting before students headed home this past Saturday for what amounts to a monthlong break. A festive end-of-the-trimester staff celebration occurred on Saturday, while some obligatory but important department meetings occurred on Monday to wrap up 2019 in a big red bow.
Our 80th trimester (ER-80) gets underway on Jan. 6, 2020 when staff members return to campus for collaborative workdays; followed the next day by our Public Allies Fellows participating in a traditional mid-year day away in celebration of reaching the near halfway mark in their yearlong commitment to service and Eagle Rock.
Veteran students arrive on campus and settle back into the routine starting on Monday, Jan. 20, and will immediately spend two days participating in all-school activities and house retreats. Classes officially get under way on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
New Eagle Rock School students arrive on campus the following Tuesday, Jan. 28, and immediately begin preparing for the New Student Wilderness Orientation Course, which is a 24-day “rite of passage” that departs a week after these newbies arrive.
Throughout all this time off and reintroduction, our Professional Development Center staff will be serving educational institutions across the country, including through engagements at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vt., the I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County in Boulder, Colo., and Santa Clarita Valley International School, which is iLEAD California Charter Schools’ founding campus.
If you need to reach any Eagle Rock School and Professional Development staff member or instructor between now and the 6th of January, please email the person directly, as many of our staff will be checking email throughout the break.