As we approach the end of the current school year, we want you to know that we are carefully considering the dates, details, and formats of the various end of year ceremonies and events that are a part of our EA traditions. We know that these milestones of your student's education are as important to your family as they are to us. As such, we want to continue making decisions balancing the health and safety concerns that the pandemic presents with our desire to celebrate our students in the way that we have become accustomed to over the years. When we have more definitive answers about end-of-year events such as Commencement, Prom, 8th Grade Graduation, Lower School Closing Program, Honors Convocation, and others, we will communicate them as quickly as we can so that you can make your plans based on accurate information. Thank you so much for bearing with us as we continue to navigate the uncertainties of this school year.
On Wednesday, March 3rd, we will be proctoring the SAT to all 11th-grade students who choose to take it. The exam will begin at 8:15 in the Sears Gallery building; there is no online option. Students should bring number 2 pencils (non-mechanical), a calculator, water, and a snack. The exam will conclude around lunch time; at that point, students will continue on with their regular class schedule for the remainder of the day.
Also on Wednesday, March 3rd, we will be proctoring the PreACT exam to all 10th-grade students. This exam is designed to help experience an ACT-style test; results are not shared with any colleges. The exam will begin at 8:15 in one of the Upper School buildings; there is no online option. Students should bring number 2 pencils (non-mechanical), a calculator, water, and a snack. The exam will conclude around lunch time; at that point, students will continue on with their regular class schedule for the remainder of the day.
All 10th and 11th-grade test takers will show their daily Magnus Health screen upon arrival to campus and then proceed to their testing location.
If your child has been learning primarily online this year and plans to come to campus to take either the SAT or PreACT, please email Kelley Fluegel at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can plan for their in-person attendance that day.
Elgin Academy was granted a charter by the Illinois General Assembly on February 22, 1839. On Monday Elgin Academy will be 182 years old!
Founders' Day of Service
Elgin Academy students traditionally participate in service activities on Founders’ Day as a way of honoring EA’s legacy of service to the community. On Monday, February 22nd students will be participating in various service projects throughout the day.
Family Trivia Night - Tonight!
Please join the EAPA tonight, Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. for Family Trivia Night! This exciting virtual event will include a few fun facts about Elgin Academy and its history and is appropriate for the whole family. For questions, contact Ron Woodruff at email@example.com.
Join Zoom Meeting - Tonight 2/18 at 7:00 p.m.
I "Heart" EA Week!
Let’s see that Hilltopper pride! Alumni, parents, and friends share photos of you in your spiritwear or share your favorite EA memory, story, or photo on social media with the hashtag #IHeartEA. View all the #IHeartEA posts on our virtual I Heart EA wall.
EA students, parents, alumni, families, and friends are invited to create their own Cupola art in celebration of Founders’ Day. Email a photo of your Cupola Creation to firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of the virtual art show. Thank you to everyone who has already sent in their works of art. You can view all the Cupola Creations in the virtual art show on our website.
Spring Learning Plan Conferences will happen virtually in all divisions the week of March 8th - 12th. Sometime prior to that week, EC/LS teachers or MS/US advisors will contact parents to schedule a 30-minute conversation via Zoom.
Happy Valentine's Day from Elgin Academy. We hope you enjoy this video from Elgin Academy’s Upper School Choir! Thank you to EA’s Choir Director and Music Teacher, Marie Cinquemani Thomas, for everything she does to support our students. https://youtu.be/t6eyZTLbj48
Please refrain from parking in the strip mall parking lot at the bottom of the Kimball Street. We have had complaints from the medical offices about their limited parking spots being taken up by Academy cars during dismissal and arrival times. Our relationships with our community neighbors are important to us, so please help us to keep them positive by cooperating with this request.
Save the date! Extravaganza 44 will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021!
Last year Elgin Academy community, both near and far, came together (virtually) in a night of celebration of our mission and in support of our faculty, staff, and students. This year we will be continuing the virtual format and are excited to bring a fabulous live stream evening to our community,
it is important that we have an accurate count of which students are attending classes whether they are learning remotely or in-person. Please remember to call or email your respective divisional assistant if your child will be absent.
Please stay tuned to EA News and Notes as we continue to communicate additional information about events this year.
Please remember to complete the required daily COVID-19 screening assessment of students, faculty, and staff each morning prior to arriving on campus. Download Magnus Health Instructions
All individuals who are on campus for any reason must wear a face covering to protect students, faculty, and staff. This includes during drop-off and pick-up even if you are not exiting your vehicle. Faculty and staff are not able to interact with any visitors who are not wearing face coverings. Thank you for your cooperation.
In case you missed the Zoom presentation, a recording of the "How to Complete College Applications and Write a Great Essay" has been posted on our website.