The ETHS Student Response Fund was created last spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor's issue to stay-at-home. Since its inception, the fund has helped provide internet hot-spots and Chromebooks for ETHS students in need during eLearning, training for teachers to adapt to virtual classrooms, and mental health resources. These flexible funds support the increased costs related to distance learning, without depleting critical future educational resources.

As the pandemic continues and students remain at home, we recognize that students and families need additional support. Renamed the Student & Family Response Fund, this fund allows donors to assist us in meeting the growing needs of the ETHS community during this time of financial, emotional, and personal struggle.

We recognize in this time of uncertainty, that some people are looking for ways to stay connected and involved in our vibrant and strong community. If you wish to help, a gift of any size to the Covid-19 Student & Family Response Fund will assist with immediate needs and get us ready for students’ return to campus.

The Student & Family Response Fund will provide critical funding:​

  • Registration & Book Fee Forgiveness for families who have fallen on hard times

  • Emergency Winter Support - Groceries and clothing support for students and families in need

  • Literacy Lab Support - extra resources for struggling readers who have additional challenges during the pandemic

  • KitCare Packages – hand-delivered packages of wellness items sent to identified at-risk students to support emotional & physical well-being

Though our classrooms may be empty, one thing is certain: our caring faculty and staff remain steadfast in supporting our students. Consider making your gift in honor of a valued teacher, coach, faculty member, or retiree. Simply note your honoree in the comment box on the donation form. 

 

To learn more about the impact of your support and to make a gift, please follow the link below. Questions? Contact Executive Director,  Joanne Bertsche, at bertschej@eths.k12.il.us.

Mikaela Parisien ’21 stays connected through e-learning

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