Eagan High School Newsletter

Freshmen Newsletter July 13, 2021

Freshmen Newsletter - July 13, 2021

Welcome EHS Wildcats - Class of 2025!

The first day of school for Eagan High School is Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Buses will transport freshmen, 9th grade students, to school as scheduled for a typical school day. School begins at 7:40 a.m. for freshmen, who will report to the Student Commons (cafeteria). We use this morning to welcome and support our freshmen!

All freshmen will begin the day with a large assembly, followed by students working together in small groups with Student LINK Crew Leaders. Freshmen and LINK Crew members will enjoy fun and informative activities throughout the building including a tour and classroom visits.

If your freshman student is enrolled in 196Online but taking 1 or 2 classes in person at Eagan HS, please do attend the parent/guardian evening and the 9th grade student should plan to be at EHS on Sept. 1 and 2 - just as they would throughout the school year for those two classes.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors will report to school at 11:00 a.m. the first day, Wednesday, Sept. 1st. Bus transportation will be provided for grades 10, 11 and 12 to arrive for the 11 a.m. start.

ALL students will follow a modified schedule for the remainder of the day that will allow everyone to eat lunch and meet all their teachers, following their daily schedule, in assigned classes. The day concludes at its usual time for this school year, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, September, 2 will be a regular school day for all students from 7:40 - 2:30.

No school for students on Friday, September 3. School resumes on Wednesday, Sept. 8 for all students.

Student Planners for EHS Freshmen

All freshmen students will receive a free student planner. This is required for use in all grade 9 classes. Students will be shown how to best use the planner in the first days of school this year.

Please do not purchase a planner when you are shopping - we will provide them

to our freshmen!

Lifetouch School Photos

Freshmen will be taking school photos - for the Yearbook and for Student ID's on Thursday, September 2nd. Students are not allowed to wear hats or sunglasses in the photos and shoulders must be covered by clothing. More information about ordering photos will be shared in August.

LINK Crew - Welcoming our Freshmen to EHS!


Eagan High School is entering its 16th year in the Student LINK Crew program. LINK Crew is a national program designed to provide incoming freshmen students with junior and senior class mentors who will help them successfully navigate through their first year of high school. Student LINK Leaders will receive 10 hours of training this summer to learn skills for building connections with our freshmen.

The Student LINK Crew will sponsor several events throughout the school year including the Freshmen Tailgate Party, Powderpuff Football game, Dodgeball, the Amazing Race and more, all designed to promote successful outcomes for our freshmen. Parents and guardians – please encourage your students to attend these events and become involved at EHS.

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iPad 1:1 Program for EHS Continues

All students, including freshmen, will be using their iPad as school begins. This is a continuation of the use of 1:1 technology to enhance learning within the classroom and at home. We hope that all students have a stylus to use with their iPad.

Freshmen who were enrolled in District 196 middle schools will continue to use their 8th grade iPad as school begins. Freshmen new to District 196 will also receive an iPad for this school year. Watch for more information in our August newsletter.

Once again, students and parents/guardians will need to sign a user agreement. Details will be available later on accessing these forms using My Payments - watch for it in August.

Freshmen Class Parent and Guardian Orientation and Information Evening

Monday, August 30th

For Incoming Parents/Guardians of our Freshmen Class

Please plan to be at EHS for the Freshmen Class Orientation Evening from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, August 30th for all Freshmen Parents and Guardians. This is an evening for Freshmen Parents/Guardians only.

Parent and Guardians will receive information on how to have a smooth and successful transition into high school for themselves and their students.. Information and set-up help will be offered for Schoology access, CAMPUS access and MyPayments set up and use. We will also offer building tours.

Freshmen student schedules will be distributed to Parents/Guardians. Counselors will be available to answer questions regarding scheduling concerns. More specific information will be shared in our August Newsletter


Freshmen students will be assigned to a PAWS (People Achieving Wildcat Spirit) class. PAWS is our daily homeroom period each day from (9:24-9:39 a.m.) that consists of members from every EHS class -- freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors -- with the same homeroom teacher throughout their four years of high school. The goal of PAWS is to make a large school smaller, and to provide our students with an adult advocate in the building.

Some of the PAWS activities include school-wide spirit competitions, grade checks, Eagan AM broadcasts, Armful of Love holiday donations, food shelves donations, and Academic Days. It is also an appropriate time for students to take 15 minutes out of their busy day to “catch their breath” as they move through a full 7-period class schedule.

FRESHMEN TAILGATE Friday, September 10th!!

Friday, September 10 marks the annual Freshmen Tailgate Party. Freshmen are invited to meet their LINK Leaders and fellow classmates at 6:00 p.m. for a meal and other activities near the Wildcat Stadium. Following the party, freshmen Wildcats and LINK Leaders are invited to attend the football game at 7:00 p.m. against Park-Cottage Grove HS. Cost is $5 and includes admission to the party and food, plus a ticket to the game. Further details will be sent to you in the August Newsletter.

School Supplies - Back to School Sales

What to Purchase?

We do not have a ‘list’ of required supplies for our high school students. We do recommend that students “stock up” at back-to-school sales on the following items:

  • Spiral notebooks, college ruled, one subject
  • Scientific calculator for Math
  • Ballpoint pens, black & red
  • Protractor and compass for Geometry students
  • #2 Pencils or mechanical pencils
  • Pocket folders. (Many students choose to match colors of notebook & folder to a specific class)
  • A stylus for use with the iPad
  • External battery for charging iPad as needed during the day.


One of the highlights of Fall Trimester is “Homecoming Week”, which includes the Homecoming football game vs. Eastview on Friday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m., and the Semi-formal Dance on Saturday, October 2nd from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in the Gym. A Dodgeball Tournament and Powder Puff Football games will be included in the week of events. Additional athletic events will also take place during this week. A school wide Pepfest will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30th at 1:45 PM.

Freshmen are encouraged to participate! No dates required for the Homecoming Dance. Admission is charged at the door and student ID's are shown for admission. There will be an opportunity to sign up guests for approval - all guests must be high school students. We Are Eagan!


Each Eagan HS parent/guardian and student will receive another newsletter in early August. The Annual Wildcat Newsletter will include more helpful information on beginning the school year at EHS. It will include LifeTouch info for ordering photos that will be taken on Thursday, September 2nd for all students grades 9, 10 and 11. Students receive the newsletters in Schoology Updates. Parents/Guardians receive the newsletter links in email through School Messenger.

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• All MSHSL fall sports practices and tryouts begin on Monday, August 16th. Registration is open now! All registrations must be completed before tryouts using MyPayments.

• A completed online registration and a current physical (less than 3 years) on file are required.

• All fall sports cost $149 for freshmen students.

• To find try-out information and where to meet for the first practice, go the EHS web site, click on Athletics and select your sport.


Registration to play fall sports is online now. More information about each sport is posted on the EHS website.. Watch for more information regarding the online registration process this summer.

Need a Sports Physical?

A current physical is required to participate. Physicals are good for 3 years and must be valid through the MSHSL state tournament of the sport for which you are signing up.

To see the date of your sports physical that we have on file, please go to your Campus Parent Portal and click on Athletics. Please know that the MN High School League considers sports physicals "valid" for 3 years from the date seen.

--Twin Cities Orthopedics is pleased to offer MSHSL-qualifying sports physicals, FREE of CHARGE at its Burnsville Clinic located at 1000 West 140th St., #201, on Monday, August 2 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please go online to TCOmn.com/sportsphysicals to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Additionally, TCO will offer free high school sports physicals at Eagan-Viking Lakes on Wednesday, August 4th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register for an appointment at TCOmn.com/SportsPhysicals.

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