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Students, Staff, And Parents Continue Meeting Challenges
Principally Speaking 2-3-21
Eric Simoni, Escalon High School Principal

The 2020/2021 school year has presented many challenges to everyone in our school community. EHS teachers, school staff, students, and parents are the epitome of fluidity and flexibility. Differentiated instructional strategies, new digital platforms, changing county/state guidelines, and quarantining procedures continue to be the norm.

With that said, Escalon High School continues moving forward, collaborating, planning and preparing, for the next anticipated government mandate or recommendation.

The EHS Agriculture department continues to work, upgrade facilities and grounds for its students.

The district funded EHS greenhouse continues to be filled with supplies, tables, vegetables, hanging baskets and an assortment of ornamental plants. Escalon High School thanks local ag business Gar Bennett of Escalon for helping Escalon High complete the greenhouse by donating irrigation supplies.

New garden boxes at the school farm will be used for seasonal vegetables and flowers.

The old garden boxes will be used for cut flowers, seasonal flowers, and a permanent rose garden.

The EHS First Responder program continues to grow and provide learning opportunities for its students. The on campus Firehouse designed to mirror traditional firehouses is almost complete. Stocked with turnouts, walkie talkies, boots, helmets, and firefighting tools, new fire locker stalls will allow students to learn how to properly store, prepare, clean, and care for fire equipment.

Meanwhile, state and local assessments are still underway. District Math and Reading assessments continue to be administered while results are synthesized and used to drive instruction. The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP and Advanced Placement testing is scheduled to take place in the upcoming months.

Timelines, dates, and procedures for these assessments will be released once they are completed.


Principally Speaking is a monthly article, contributed by principals from Escalon Unified School District sites, throughout the school year. It is designed to update the community on school events and activities.