Boxer Bulletin

Eastwood Academy HS Newsletter - September 2021

Greetings, families!

We're off to a wonderful start of the school year! Our students are getting used to the classroom and campus procedures and all seems to be settling right in. This month's bulletin contains details regarding the following topics:


  • Enrollment Packets (required from all returning students)
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual Open House
  • Wraparound Resource Specialist
  • Traffic Control

Enrollment Packets

9th grade and new parents, don't panic; we already have packets from most of you. :) This message is for returning students in grades 10-12.


Every year all students are required to turn in updated enrollment packets. If you are a student or the parent of a student in grades 10-12 and you are NOT new to Eastwood this year, please fill out the enrollment packet and turn it in before September 10, 2021.


You may access your packet one of the following ways:


You may turn in your packet using ONE of the following methods:

Tutorials

After-school tutorials begin this week and last from 4:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. We understand that a lot of students may have multiple classes for which they need to stay for tutorials. For this reason, we have developed the following schedule for after-school tutoring.


  • Mondays - English
  • Tuesdays - Math
  • Wednesdays - Social Studies
  • Thursdays - Science
  • Fridays - Wild card (any course as long as pre-scheduled with teacher)


Please note that tutorials are open to any and all students who need extra help with assignments or certain course standards. There will come time during the school year when certain students are assigned tutorials as part of a mandatory intervention effort.

Virtual Open House

Open House will be held virtually again this school year due to COVID restrictions. We invite all of our parents/guardians to join us online on September 15 at 5:30 p.m. We will follow the schedule below. Use the link buttons included to join.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021


  • 5:30 - 5:50 p.m. General Session with Principal Lira
  • 5:55 - 6:30 p.m. Grade Level Presentations
  • 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. CTE & Electives

Wraparound Services at Eastwood

Every school in HISD has been assigned a Wraparound Resource Specialist this school year. Eastwood is very excited about having a full-time person to service this role since our campus administrators have struggled to provide these services to families ourselves over the last few years. How wonderful to have one person dedicated to meeting the non-academic needs of our students and families!? Below is a non-exhaustive list of services Ms. Demetriou will provide to our families this year.


  • Food services
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Medical health and wellness
  • Housing needs
  • Clothing
  • Utility assistance
  • SNAP benefits
  • Much more!


If you ever need assistance with non-academic needs, please use the button link below to submit a request for services. You may also submit a request for a friend or family in need. Teachers and staff may use this form to refer students to our Wraparound Resource Specialist as well.


Ms. Demetriou can be reached by email: sophia.demetriou@houstonisd.org, by TEAMS chat, or by calling the school 713-924-1697.

Sophia Demetriou

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Traffic Control

Thank you to all of our parents and students for adhering to the multiple notices and reminders about traffic flow into our parking lot. Your compliance with this plan has definitely made a huge difference in the pick-up process. We've gotten clearing times down from 25 minutes to 8!


Reminder to everyone else:

Please do NOT turn left into our Leeland driveway for pick up or drop off.


I also want to send a tremendous thank you to our Eastwood leadership team for their consistent assistance with pick-up duty and traffic control!


  • Officer Rendon
  • Ms. D. Morales
  • Mr. Kaspari
  • Mr. Riley
  • Ms. Demetriou
  • Ms. Guajardo
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Stay Connected!

  • Principal Lira's Text Line: 713-351-9050
  • Principal Lira's Email: blira2@houstonisd.org
  • Join Eastwood Remind: send "@fgkf28" in a text to the number 81010