Greyhound Newsletter 9/17/21

Please help us keep drop off and pick up safe!

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A little bit of normal

We have been so happy to have all of our students back, full time, every day! Teachers and staff are truly enjoying their excitement and ability to return to more normal classroom activities. We are thankful for our students following the mask rules that allow us to continue to do this!

Today after school we are excited to bring back a few more of our normal back-to-school activities. All are outdoors and masks are encouraged but not required.

At 4:30 P.M. today, Exec members are hosting a tailgate for students. We invite them to join us in the plaza area outside the front entrance, near the auditorium garage doors, for some grilling and fun. Students are then invited to come to the football game at 6 P.M. vs. Hermantown. Exec is asking that students wear their welcome back shirts and sit in the student section. See below for online ticket sales or purchase tickets at the gate. If you buy online, you can go straight to the gate entrance and skip the ticket booth line!

Immediately following the game we will clear the stadium area and begin checking students back in to the gated plaza area (near the stadium concessions) for our first dance in a really long time. Each fall we traditionally host a dance after our first home football game during the school year. This dance goes until 10:30 P.M. and students must leave campus by 10:40. On-site dances are for current East students only and principals will be here checking them in. Students should come ready with the $5 gate fee. Any inappropriate behavior will result in the removal of that student from the tailgate, game, and dance. Students removed from a school event or dance are not allowed to return to another one for the next 6 months.

Football Ticket Online Pre-sale

Skip the ticket booth line and come straight to the gate! Have the QR code ready to scan and you'll be able to walk right through!

School photos from JUMP START will be delivered to students in WIN on Monday. (Photos taken on the 13th have not arrived yet.)

Parents and Guardians, Set Up Your Observer Accounts in Canvas!

All grading will be housed in Canvas during the semester. Final grades will be posted to Infinite Campus, but you'll have to monitor Canvas to keep an eye on your student's progress.

Create a Canvas Observer Account

Parents and guardians can create an Observer account to track and support their student's progress.

You will need a Pairing Code in order to create an Observer account. This code is available in your student's Canvas account. When your student is signed in to Canvas, click Account and choose Settings. There will be a Pair with Observer button on the far right. Clicking this option will display your six-digit Pairing Code.

Your Pairing Code will be active for 7 days before it expires. Set up your Observer account soon so that your code is not expired when you are creating your Observer account.

This video tutorial will guide you through creating a Canvas Observer account using the steps described above.

Canvas Parent/Guardian Guides

The Canvas Parent Guide is a detailed PDF covering how to use the Canvas Parent app and its features on your device.

ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools Canvas LogIn

This is the link for all students, staff, and families of Duluth Public Schools.

Tutoring Available with St. Scholstica Students!

We are pleased to announce that ISD 709 is again partnering with the College of St. Scholastica to provide tutoring support to our students. Click the link to book support time:

Student COVID Reporting Form

Please use this link to report any positive COVID cases. Duluth Saliva Test Site: DECC Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Schedule an appt: Enter DECC parking lot east gate. Enter DECC Door D, to Paulucci Hall.

Student and Family Help Desk

Duluth Public Schools families and students have access to Help Desk support:

The Help Desk is available to assist students and parents with questions related to district technical support issues, for example:

- District Chromebook support

- District hotspot support

- System login questions

- Filtering

- Limited personal devices and internet support

- Limited Digital Curriculum support

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Remember to have a FULLY CHARGED district Chromebook in school every day!

All students in grades 6-12 will be issued a district Chromebook and should have it in their hands by the end of the first week!

There is no wireless access called BYOD this year. It was not secure enough for us to continue using. Students may not bring personal laptops, chromebooks, or tablets to school. They must use the district Chromebook.

If your student still hasn't received one, we recommend filling out the online form again. Follow that link in item 1 below.

JUNIORS will be able to go HOME for lunch again for the 21-22 school year

For this year ONLY due to COVID social distancing needs, Duluth Public Schools will be allowing 11th grade students to go HOME for lunch with parent/guardian permission.

A signed copy of this form must be submitted and approved, and the student must have their ID with the approval sticker on it, before they may leave for lunch. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Duluth East High School and Denfeld High School 2021-2022 Parent/Guardian Permission for Junior Student Lunch Release

Final day to drop a class without penalty (F on transcript) is Monday, September 20.

SENIORS ONLY: Late Start/Early Release and Open Campus Lunch Forms

Seniors are only allowed to take one period off as an early release or late start. If you are currently scheduled for a study hall in that period, you will remain in that study hall, required to attend, until the Early Release/Late Start Form is completed and turned in to the office and your counselor changes your enrollment. Seniors who have a late start or early release AND a study hall MUST be in attendance for the study hall in order for your enrollment to be considered full time.

We are allowed to have open campus for lunch as long as the parent/guardian and student agree to the following conditions. Failure to meet these conditions may result in the privilege of open campus being revoked for the student and possibly for the entire senior class. Students MUST have this completed form submitted by the parent/guardian in order to be allowed to leave campus.

You MUST have your student ID on its lanyard and in order to be allowed to leave at lunch. Those students with a completed form will receive a sticker for the back, making it easily identifiable by supervisory staff and principals at the door.

East Events Calendar

This is the summary document of all major events at EHS. For full details and team schedules, visit the link at the end of the newsletter. *ALL DATES AND EVENTS ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE due to COVID, weather, etc.

Counseling Office Notes

2021 PSAT Exam Information


Click for resources both at East and in our local community for supporting student and family mental health.

Counseling Office Contacts:


Jenn LaBelle, Registrar: ext 2143,

Jamie Savre, Counselor (A-E): ext 2154,

Jessica Forsman, Counselor (F-La): ext 2041,

Morgan Costley, Counselor (Le-Re), ext 1262,

Laura Horton, Counselor (Rh-Z,) ext 1121,

Join the conversation!

Duluth Public Schools is working with Marnita's Table to facilitate conversations exploring what is needed to provide safe and respectful school communities for all. We invite and welcome all community members to the sessions on September 22 and Denfeld and September 30 at East.

Here are our upcoming Stakeholder Conversations and Engagements:

  • Wednesday, September 22nd Morning- Middle School Student session (Lincoln Park MS)
  • Wednesday, September 22nd Afternoon- Staff session at Lincoln Park MS
  • Wednesday, September 22nd Evening- Community-wide conversation and dinner from 6-9 at Denfeld High School (see flyer below)
  • Thursday, September 23rd Morning- Middle school student session at (OEMS)
  • Thursday, September 23rd Afternoon- Staff session on the same side of town at OEMS
  • Thursday, September 30 Evening- Final community wide conversation at East High School

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Notes and Resources from Outside Agencies (Not ISD 709)

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Class of 2022 ANGP Flyer

Click to learn about the volunteer led All Night Grad Party. This is an event organized and run by a parent/guardian volunteer group with the help of many local businesses.

ANGP Registration/Agreement Form

This form and payment can be turned in to the ANGP box located in the high school office at any time. Bring it to Jump Start! We will have paper copies available.

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Duluth East High School

Principal: Danette Seboe

Assistant Principals: Jon Flaa, Kyle Rock

Activities Director: Shawn Roed