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ERHS Calendar - Week of 5/18/20


Dear ERHS Community,


I hope this outreach finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. 


This week’s important updates:


  • Are you interested in sharing some goodwill with the ERHS community? We hope to share a daily short video with members of the community starting next week. If you are interested in sharing advice, a hobby, a coping mechanism, something inspirational, an idea, a workout, a song/work of art/aesthetic expression that you created or that you’ve enjoyed, etc., this is the place to do it!  This is open to students, faculty/staff and families. The ERHS Daily Message will be something positive to start your day. Please stay tuned for next steps and be ready to submit a short video (30-60 seconds) that we will share with the community. Thank you, in advance, for getting involved. 


  • AP Exams period started last week and we wish all our test-takers success as they take these exams from home. A reminder for all students to work with their teachers this week as they balance taking an exam(s) with their regular course responsibilities.  
    • Monday 5/18 - AP Biology - 2:00pm
    • Thursday 5/21- AP World History - 2:00pm, AP Macroeconomics - 4:00pm
    • Friday 5/22 - AP Comparative Government & Politics - 12:00pm, AP Statistics - 2:00pm    


  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - Last week I emailed the entire community to share about a five part series called Asian Americans that was featured on PBS. The episodes are free and streaming on the PBS website. Take some time this week and watch one or more of the episode. Click the link here


  • ElRo Corner - This week I am proud to share that the ERHS Euro Finance Club will participate in the finals of the Euro Finance Competition! The team advanced to the finals with their semi-final performance last week. Congrats and good luck to the members of the team and Mr. Schiliro. See the ElRo Corner, written by Whitney C., Captain of the team.


  • ERHS Clubs - Please see the Clubs/Extracurricular section of the calendar for more information about virtual meetings that clubs are having. Contact the advisor for more details.


  • Class of 2020 - Please see email from Friday, 5/8 re: plans for Decision Day 6/1 sent by Ms. Kleiman. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments in various ways on this special day, including Flip Grid and a special video that is being put together. Though this is a tough time for all, we are especially proud of the resilience and innovation being used to celebrate the Class of 2020!


  • The Seniors in our Filmmaking class are currently planning and producing the senior videos this year!  We need ANY footage you have that help create three different videos. Please see the email that was sent last week and place them in the appropriate folder from “Epic Moments” to “Young-uns” to “Seniors”!  Thanks to the filmmaking crew for putting these together! 


There will be many questions that arise during the next few weeks. Please contact a member of the administration by email, AP Randi Damesek at, AP Matt Guttman at or myself at if you have any questions or concerns.


I will continue to update the community and share information over the coming days/weeks. Please read and share with others. If anyone is not getting emails, please let me know by emailing me at If a parent/guardian wants to contact me to be added, please include the student’s name and grade.


PLEASE reach out to me, a member of the administration, a counselor or faculty member if you are in need in any way we can help. You are not alone and we, as a community will come together to support one another. 




Mr. Saliani 



Seen around ElRo last week:  What are you doing to keep learning and to learn and try new things during this unusual time? Get inspired! Our photographers share with you this week - from doing new things to looking up and seeing surprises all around us - from looking out a window to taking walks - and a reminder to stay involved with clubs and ElRo activities! Congratulations to the ElRo team for making the finals for the National Euro Challenge.


Thank you to this week's featured photographers:  Lia R, Jonathan R, Sophia K, Matthew C, Sydney K, Enkang J, Jenna S, Elena P, Sydney B, Ellery B, Giorgiana R, Harrison F, Jordan S, Kate S, Kinley P, Riley S, Whitney C


Photograph submissions for the calendar

Click on this form (2019-20 form) and submit your image to the weekly school calendar. Please note all calendar submissions need to be horizontal images. All photographs must be taken during the current calendar week.

The deadline is Thursday midnight for the next week’s calendar. 



ElRo Corner 


Hi ERHS community! 


My name is Whitney and I’m a sophomore. I’m currently the president of the Euro Finance Club, which recently competed in the Semi Final of the Euro Finance Competition on May 14th, for the first time in ElRo history! We also found out that we have made the Finals, meaning that we are ranked among the top 5 Euro Finance teams nationwide. The finals are set to take place this upcoming Tuesday.


What is the Euro Finance club, you may ask? Euro Finance is a subgroup of the general ElRo Finance and Investment Club that is exclusively available to freshmen and sophomores. We compete in the Euro Challenge, in which groups from all around the United States present viable solutions to fiscal problems in a selected European country’s economy. This year, our team chose to target the issue of managing migration flows in Latvia. In the process, we also learned a plethora of information about both the economy and culture of the Euro Area as a whole and our selected country. Economics is one of the most useful topics to learn about, as it prepares us to enter the “real world” as adults. As someone who is not particularly interested in pursuing a career in economics but is still very involved in the Finance Club, I can attest that the knowledge obtained in Euro serves as useful life skills.


Most importantly, Euro Finance creates a wonderful community of team members. Our team has undergone many challenges throughout this process, and has truly come out stronger and better than ever on the other side. We have bonded throughout this process with not only each other, but with the upperclassmen of Finance and our advisors, who have been an enormous resource throughout this process. I believe that much of our success in being finalists can be attributed to the fact that we worked together so seamlessly.


Below are some statements by four of our team members to highlight the spirit of the club:


“Euro Finance is a great way to learn about economics around the world, as well as work with a team and have fun.” -Sydney M.

“I really enjoyed finance and doing the Euro Challenge. I joined as a sophomore and would encourage current freshmen to join next year as sophomores!” -Sydney K.

“The Euro Challenge provides you with a great opportunity to learn about the economy while working with your friends.” -Rachel B.

“By participating in the Euro Challenge, I’ve learned a lot about the world around me.” -Sophia A.


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed over the past seven months -- my team members, the upperclassmen (S/O Allie, Helmer, and Justin!), Mr. Park, and Mr. Schiliro. Their hard work and guidance throughout this process has never gone unnoticed, and they have proven to be persistent individuals who do not quit when things get difficult.


Going into this experience, none of us expected this level of success, so you really never know what you can achieve by joining Euro. Anyone who is interested in joining Euro Finance for next year should reach out to Mr. Schiliro at and look out for us at the club fair in the fall!



Whitney C.





Please reach out to Ms. Teaman at if interested in writing a future ElRo Corner.


JOIN TECH CLUB NOW! Yes, this might sound strange to hear now, but now might be just the right time to join a new club!! Tech club is about making things. Whether you are making and creating hi tech things with coding or image editing or low tech things - we share them all from projects to music to art! Stop by every Friday to see and share whatever you’ve been working on.. maybe a new hobby - maybe an old hobby or maybe you are just looking for ideas or some hanging out time -- at 1pm - go to and simply enter techclub! Also, all siblings are welcome too!


DOE Grading Policy - The DOE issued their grading policy for the 2020 remote learning period. As an annualized school with a final grade in the course, students will receive a numerical grade. This is an excerpt from Chancellor Carranza’s letter to families:Your school’s existing grading scale applies, but no failing grade will be issued. A “Course in Progress” (NX) will be issued instead. After final grades have been issued, students and families have the option to convert any or all passing Spring Semester 2020 final grades to pass (CR will be the symbol used in this case). Any CR grade will not be factored into a students’ GPA.”  The entire DOE grading policy document can be found by clicking here


Daily Attendance Form - Please complete it every morning, at the beginning of the school day. This is how official school attendance is taken each day, including on Wednesdays when we only have advisory.  


Adobe Creative Cloud Suite! -  If you have always wanted to learn and work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Spark, Lightroom, Premier, or any of the Adobe Creative Suite products, now is your chance! With access to the software and it’s own tutorials and and a new online meeting that we’ll be setting up for sharing, now is your chance. Email Ms. Ettenheim at for more information and instructions.


The International Center of Photography is now running teen classes online. Scholarships are available. This is a great time to take advantage of taking a class at this world famous photography school. Click this link to see the courses being offered.


Interested in fashion? Master Design One Step At A Time

30 day FREE access with this code: 


Username:  ERHS

Password:  Fashionista

Please email Ms. Ettenheim ( if you enjoy this and want to continue after the 30 days!


Hunter College NOW - Summer Classes Cancelled On Monday, April 20, Hunter announced that College NOW will be suspended for the summer and classes will not be held. They hope to resume in Fall of 2020. 


Math Center: Need help in Math? Come to the Math Center any morning or afternoon! 

Interested in becoming a math peer tutor, please contact Ms. Witt (  Tutors for all Math subjects are welcome, before school and after school.  


Writing Contests & Publication Opportunities!  Students: you can find a comprehensive list of writing competitions that accept all kinds of submissions (short story, essay, poetry, etc.) and offer prizes, too (cash, scholarships, trips, publication, etc.).  Go to this link to find out more, or contact Ms. Fink in Room 520:


ERHS school grade email lists - Fill out this form, Parent/Guardian ERHS grade mailing lists  to be added to your ERHS grade parent/guardian email list. If you are already receiving the weekly calendar then you are on the list already.


Sign Up For The PTA Email List - Please click here and add your contact information to receive weekly email alerts and other communication from the ERHS PTA.  Sign up today to stay informed about upcoming events, guest speakers, and opportunities to connect with fellow parents.

















AP Biology Exam 


AP World History Exam 



AP Macro Exam 


AP Comp Gov




AP Statistics Exam 




Elizabeth H.

Ms. Teaman

Guy M.

Gavin M.

Sydney R.

Brooke G.

Madison M.

Nicholas E.
Mohammed K.

Zachary K.

Hudson M.

Emily S.

Marcel P.


Lia. R.

Melissa W.





Link to Scoir:

Link to the College Office Blog:


College Visits have concluded for the school year.



  • Keep status in Scoir list up to date.
  • Enter college application outcomes into Scoir, including Wait List. 
  • Check college portals to locate information about financial aid and enrollment.
  • Stay informed about changes to enrollment deadlines (many schools are moving to June 1)



  • Many schools are transitioning to being test optional for the Class of 2021. Keep track of these changes by checking college websites. Of the tiny handful of schools that previously asked for SAT Subject Tests, virtually all are no longer requiring them at this time. 
    • Register for upcoming Saturday SAT/ACT exams, but be prepared for them to be cancelled or rescheduled. 
  • Junior meetings are still happening at their regularly scheduled days/times. They will now be video chats.
  • Students should add a photo to their Scoir account, explore the college search function, and take advantage of virtual visits offered by schools online.





As a reminder, the online distance learning school schedule is broken up into abbreviated 9 periods, in order to keep continuity and familiarity to the school day. The formal instructional school day will be from 9:00am -12:00pm. Students will be expected to attend their classes promptly and be present daily. If there is no formal class, there will be an assignment to complete and the faculty member will alert students to this reality. Course assignments will be expected to be completed on time and students will use afternoon hours to complete them, allowing for a “full day” of school.  


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - Instructional Class Time will be held from 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Students will attend what they normally attend on these days. 


Period 1 - 9:00 - 9:20am

Period 2 - 9:20 - 9:40am 

Period 3 - 9:40 -10:00am

Period 4 - 10:00 -10:20am

Period 5 - 10:20 -10:40am

Period 6 - 10:40 -11:00am 

Period 7 - 11:00 -11:20am

Period 8 - 11:20 -11:40am

Period 9 - 11:40am -12:00pm


Lunch - 12:00 - 12:40pm


Office Hours/Extra Help Sessions


12:45 - 1:15pm - Math, Social Studies, Arts 

1:15 - 1:45pm - Science, English, World Language, PE/Health 


Wednesday - Non-Instructional Day - Advisory & Additional Office Hours/Help Sessions 


9:40 - 10:00am - Ms. Mendlowitz’s Health Class 

10:00 - 10:30am - Advisory - Advisors will make themselves available in a meeting room for students to check in with how things are going with our online system and any current concerns/realities that students are facing. Sibs will join their groups during this time. 

10:30 - 11:00am - Math/PE/Health/Arts Help  

11:00 - 11:30am - English/Social Studies/STEM Help 

11:30 - 12:00pm - Core Science/World Language Help 

12:00pm - 12:45pm - Weekly Faculty Meeting 



EXTRA-CURRICULAR - Weekly Online Meetings 







After School

Green Team

Email Ms. Stalec for the class code.






 Tech Club - 

all are welcome!

Just enter: techclub



Girls Who Code 

Mr. Lin






This is the area where you will come to check out the current results and recaps from the latest games. This is also the area where you will look to see when sports interest meetings are planned for the upcoming season.  Remember, if you will be trying out for a team, you will need a current medical form filled out by a doctor, and a parent consent form. You can pick up both forms in the PE Office on the 2nd floor.





Here's Ms. Mendlowitz's latest batch of resources you may find useful and/or fun, but before that, just a reminder on how to sign up for free access to the NY Times using your school email address:

· Go to the NY Times website

· Click on the hamburger line at the top left of the page

· Click on "more" and hit "subscribe"

· Click on "log in" (top right of page)

· Choose the "Continue with Google" option

· Think it will ask you for your school password at that point. It may not though- may take you directly to the site.

Also, the NYPL is offering these webinars on how HS student can use their resources remotely:

· Using Library Resources to Support Remote STEM Learning in High School (5/13, 2PM) -- Eventbrite link

· Using Library Resources to Support Remote Literacy Learning in High School (5/14, 2PM) -- Eventbrite link 

African Origins- "African Origins contains information about the migration histories of Africans forcibly carried on slave ships into the Atlantic. Using the personal details of 91,491 Africans liberated by International Courts of Mixed Commission and British Vice Admiralty Courts, this resource makes possible new geographic, ethnic, and linguistic data on peoples captured in Africa and pulled into the slave trade. Through contributions to this website by Africans, members of the African Diaspora, and others, we hope to set in motion the rediscovery of the backgrounds of the millions of Africans captured and sold into slavery during suppression of transatlantic slave trading in the 19th century."


American Museum of Natural History/Research Library: Digital Special Collections- "Digital Special Collections of the American Museum of Natural History’s Research Library provides access to our rich collections of digitized archival photographic images, art and memorabilia images and Rare Book Collection illustrations."


Art History for All- podcast. Only available for iOS


Cagle Cartoons- "In 2001, Daryl started a new syndicate, Cagle Cartoons, Inc., which distributes the cartoons of sixty editorial cartoonists and fourteen columnists to more than 850 subscribing newspapers in the United States and around the world, including over half of America’s daily, paid-circulation newspapers. Daryl is America’s most widely syndicated editorial cartoonist."


Corpus of Historical American English- "The Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) is the largest structured corpus of historical English. It is related to many other corpora of English that we have created, which offer unparalleled insight into variation in English. COHA contains more than 400 million words of text from the 1810s-2000s (which makes it 50-100 times as large as other comparable historical corpora of English) and the corpus is balanced by genre decade by decade." This is a great tool for seeing how frequently certain words have been used historically. "Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more."


Database of MId-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration (DMVI)- "contains records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing bibliographical and iconographical details, as well as the ability for users to view images at exceptionally high quality."


David Rumsey Map Collection- "The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present." Over 98,000 hi-resolution items. Free to the public.


The Getty Search Gateway- "The Getty Search Gateway allows users to search across several of the Getty repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids.

This tool is designed to help researchers, scholars, and educators discover the variety of resources available across the Getty's collections, which include collections in each of the four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. Users can use the tool to browse our collections broadly, by type of resource (i.e., paintings, books, archives), or to search directly for assets related to very specific subjects—historical periods, artists, object types, etc."


Library of Congress Podcasts- "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure" got my attention.


Living on Earth- from NPR. Great podcast that covers climate change, ecology, and human health. 


Loyal Books- free audio and ebooks.


National Library of Medicine (NLM)/History of Medicine- "The NLM History of Medicine Division (HMD) collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to health and disease. Spanning ten centuries, encompassing a variety of digital and physical formats, and originating from nearly every part of the globe, our collections include:

·       Terabytes of born-digital content, including web sites, blogs, and social media

·       Manuscripts dating from the 11th to the 21st centuries, including the earliest anatomical drawings and the papers of Nobel Prize winning researchers, U.S. Surgeons General, and leaders in the fields of medicine and public health

·       Over 600,000 printed works, including 580 incunabula (Western books printed before 1501), some 57,000 16th-18th century books, and over 400,000 titles published between 1801 and 1913

·       Organizational archives from such groups as the Medical Library Association and the American College of Nurse-Midwives

·       Over 10,000 audiovisuals

·       Over 150,000 prints and photographs

NY TImes Videos- Here's another way you can take advantage of the free access to the Times we now enjoy.

Otaku Spirit- anime podcast.

Playing History- "Here are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 126 shared games."


Photography 101- podcast tutorials


The Roadhouse- "The Roadhouse is a 60-minute weekly podcast of the best independent blues from around the world." " searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results."


Scitable- "Educators: Inspire your undergraduate and high-school AP biology students with resources on genetics and cell biology from Nature Publishing Group, home of Nature, the most cited scientific journal in the world. Using our platform, you can customize your own eBooks for your students. Create an online classroom. Contribute and share content and connect with networks of colleagues. Budding scientists also can find advice about effective science communication and career paths."


The Secret History of Art- Podcast. "THE SECRET HISTORY OF ART takes you on a series of private guided tours of the world's greatest artworks. Best-selling author and professor of art history Noah Charney presents the history, symbolism, and importance of each work. The Secret History of Art is a series of lessons in miniature on great works of art around the world. By spending just a few minutes per masterpiece, you can learn the mysteries, stories, and secrets of some of civilization’s greatest treasures."


Sidedoor- "a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity, and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them."


Victorian Crime & Punishment- "This website is all about Crime and Punishment in the UK in the 19th Century. We have a prisoner database with actual prisoner records and case studies for a more in-depth view of the crimes and trials of some of the inmates."


Web Gallery of Art- "The Web Gallery of Art is a searchable database of European fine arts and architecture (3rd-19th centuries), currently containing over 48.600 reproductions. Artist biographies, commentaries, guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and mobile services are provided."


Wellcome Collection- "These artworks and photographs are from the library at Wellcome Collection and have been collected over several decades. Most of the works were acquired between 1890 and 1936 by Sir Henry Wellcome and his agents across the globe. The images reflect Wellcome’s collecting interests and were intended to form a documentary resource that reflects the cultural and historical contexts of health and medicine. You may find some of these representations of people and cultures offensive or distressing. On occasion individuals are depicted as research subjects, and the collection includes images of nakedness, medical conditions and surgical interventions." The Wellcome Library is part of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world's most respected resources for the study of medical history.





Our community has become our family, city, state, country and world. Perhaps that's as it should always be.

I don't think I need to tell you all what service to that community entails at this time. Queen Elizabeth II of the UK gave a rare speech a few weeks ago. In it she said, "Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it. I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge." She ended with this:


" … many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones, but now as then, we know deep down that it is the right thing to do. While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor. Using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal, we will succeed, and that success will belong to every one of us. We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again." 


A tremendous amount is being asked of all you, and when we come through the other side of our war with the "beast," you will all be able to take great pride in the crucial role you played in its defeat. Stay strong my lovelies.