Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 4/8/22
Spring Break is April 18-22
Term 3 Report Cards will be delivered to students in WIN on Monday. They can be viewed now in Infinite Campus.
ISD 709 Strategic Planning - We need your help!
Duluth Public Schools is embarking on a strategic planning process. This process will allow the district to develop an up-to-date operational plan and provide clarity and focus on our work. The last time the district went through a strategic planning process was in 2018 ("Think Kids"). We are partnering with an organization called TeamWorks International in a “classroom to boardroom” strategic planning process.
A key part of the process is the development of stakeholder's Desired Daily Experiences. To begin this process, we are holding several focus group meetings to listen to students, families, and staff and learn more about their Desired Daily Experiences as they engage with the school district and schools. Click the link below to sign up for the high school focus groups or contact Adelle Wellens, ISD 709 Communications Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 218-461-1970 to express interest. If you can't make it to these options, there will be full community input sessions coming up, as well.
Visit www.isd709.org/strategic-plan to learn more and view the full schedule.
Focus group sessions for parents and guardians of high school students:
A. Virtually on May 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. You will be sent a link following sign up. (Make sure you enter an email address below)
B. In person on May 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Duluth East High School in the media center
C. In person May 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Denfeld High School in the media center
Focus group sessions for high school students:
April 26, on site, during the school day, both high schools
Spring Testing Calendar
- April 11-14: MCA Math test for all 11th graders (administered in social studies classes)
- May 2-5: MCA Science test for biology students (mostly 10th grade, administered in biology classes)
- May 2-13: AP Exams for some students in current or completed AP courses
Prom, Spring Fling, and Music Concert Tickets: Please note that there are open and close dates for ticket sales for each event. While you can see the event you may not be able to purchase tickets yet.
Royal Ball - PROM 2022
Tickets will be available online and in person starting April 25 for $25/person. Prom is on May 7 from 8-11 P.M. at the Harborside Ballroom at the DECC. Grand March will be in the East auditorium from 4:30-5 P.M. Grand March is free with a paid prom ticket.
1. Tickets may only be purchased by current East 11th and 12th grade students.
2. You may bring one guest who is in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade or UNDER 21, not 21.
3. Visitors from other schools must have a completed Visitor Form submitted BY MAY 2.
General Dance Rules and Expectations
It's been awhile, so we are reminding everyone of our dance rules and expectations that we reviewed at the beginning of the year.Guidelines:
- Students are not allowed to leave the dance and return later.
- Students will respect and be courteous to all staff and fellow students.
- Students cannot be under the influence of chemicals and/or alcohol. Any student suspected of being under the influence will be denied entrance or removed from the dance. Dances are chemical and tobacco free. Any student in possession of alcohol, tobacco, or other chemicals will be escorted out of the dance and may be referred to the Officer on Duty.
- Law enforcement is present at dances and students suspected or found to be in violation will be referred to law enforcement immediately.
- Dancing must be school appropriate.
- All school policies and rules apply during dances.
Please stay home if you're sick!
Students and ISD 709 staff who have COVID symptoms can receive a Rapid Testing kit from our office. Please do not send students with symptoms into the building. Call the office to arrange for a pick up.
EAST HEALTH OFFICE
Gerri Settergren, Heath Office Aide ext 2114, email@example.com
Susan Sederberg, School Nurse ext 2429, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: mncovidtestingappt.as.me *Students experiencing symptoms may request a rapid test from the health office.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ACCESS NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT AND CAREER CENTER, INCLUDING UPCOMING EVENTS AND COLLEGE / JOB / CAREER / SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION.
Counseling Office Notes
Counseling Office Contacts:
Jenn LaBelle, Registrar: ext 2143, email@example.com
Jamie Savre, Counselor (A-E): ext 2154, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Forsman, Counselor (F-La): ext 2041, email@example.com
Morgan Costley, Counselor (Le-Re), ext 1262, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Horton, Counselor (Rh-Z,) ext 1121, email@example.com
Kerri Persons, Counselor (9th Grade), ext 1345, firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Dance Team, Cheerleading
Activities Office News
- Click to view the full activities and facility schedule.
- Click to learn more about activities at East!
- Click to live stream East events.
Activities Office Contacts
Lynn Carlson, Clerical/Treasurer: ext 2304, email@example.com
Shawn Roed, Activities Director: ext 2151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Festival Submissions
Red and Grey week may seem far away, but it’s not as far as you think. Film Club and Exec are pairing up to bring you a film festival of our very own. Submissions for the Duluth East Film Festival are open from now until April 25! We would like submissions to be less than 8 minutes long, and they should align with the theme, The East PRIDE Campaign! The parts of this campaign are peace, respect, integrity, diversity, and enthusiasm. At the festival, awards will be given for different aspects of the films. Please send your submissions to email@example.com. We’re excited to see your submissions!
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.
This is the link for all students, staff, and families of Duluth Public Schools.
Saturday School and Prescription for Success Reminder
Saturday School and Prescription for Success are an opportunity for students to make up time from unexcused absences/unexcused tardies, to complete unfinished school work, projects or tests/quizzes, and to receive tutoring from an East National Honor Society Student. The Prescription for Success is a voluntary agreement between teacher and student that allows for work to be made up during Saturday School. Quality work completed during that time will be given at least 60% credit. Students can be assigned a specific tutor to assist while at Saturday School. Students should see their classroom teacher if they would like to take part in Prescription for Success or would like a tutor for Saturday School.
Remaining Saturday School Dates for 21-22 School Year:
- April 9, 2022
- May 7, 2022
- May 21, 2022
Attendance Issue Contacts:
Main East High School Number (218)336-8845
Kyle Rock: Assistant Principal Ext. 2348, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Flaa: Assistant Principal Ext. 2325, email@example.com
Notes and Resources from Outside Agencies (Not ISD 709)
Sign Up for the All Night Grad Party!
This form and payment can be turned in to the ANGP box located in the high school office at any time. We will have paper copies available.