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 adelle.wellens@isd709.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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A HIGH SCHOOL PARENT/GUARDIAN FOCUS GROUP


Focus group sessions for high school students:

April 26, on site, during the school day, both high schools

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FOCUS GROUP

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Spring Testing Calendar

Please note the following test dates that apply to some students. If your student is included, avoid scheduling appointments or trips during these times. Thank you!
  • 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
Purchase Tickets to East Events

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.

Reminders:

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, geraldine.settergren@isd709.org

Susan Sederberg, School Nurse ext 2429, susan.sederberg@isd709.org

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: mncovidtestingappt.as.me *Students experiencing symptoms may request a rapid test from the health office.

Career Center and Counseling Department Newsletter

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

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



Counseling Office Contacts:

218-336-8845

Jenn LaBelle, Registrar: ext 2143, jennifer.labelle@isd709.org

Jamie Savre, Counselor (A-E): ext 2154, jamie.savre@isd709.org

Jessica Forsman, Counselor (F-La): ext 2041, jessica.forsman@isd709.org

Morgan Costley, Counselor (Le-Re), ext 1262, morgan.costley@isd709.org

Laura Horton, Counselor (Rh-Z,) ext 1121, laura.horton@isd709.org

Kerri Persons, Counselor (9th Grade), ext 1345, kerri.persons@isd709.org

SPRING TRYOUT INFORMATION

Softball, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Dance Team, Cheerleading

Activities Office News





Activities Office Contacts

218-336-8845

Lynn Carlson, Clerical/Treasurer: ext 2304, lynn.carlson@isd709.org

Shawn Roed, Activities Director: ext 2151, shawn.roed@isd709.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 maggie.muller2@isd709.org. We’re excited to see your submissions!

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.

ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools Canvas LogIn

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, kyle.rock@isd709.org

Jon Flaa: Assistant Principal Ext. 2325, jon.flaa@isd709.org

Notes and Resources from Outside Agencies (Not ISD 709)

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ANGP Fundraiser

The All Night Grad Party is selling these locally, high quality, flat note cards to senior families at Duluth East! They are perfect for graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding, host, Christmas and birthday gifts! The All Night Grad Party will receive 25% of the proceeds to help pay for the party (Heritage, food, busing, entertainment, insurance, security, prizes, etc.) If you want to see a sample of the notecards, please stop by the Career Center. Orders need to be placed by May 2 and pick up will be on June 1 in the Career Center. Order forms can be picked up and dropped off in the Career Center at East as well! Thank you for your support!
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Sign Up for the All Night Grad Party!

Graduation will be here before you know it. Plan to come and celebrate your graduation with the Class of 2022 at the All Night Grad Party on June 8, 2022! The party will take place at the Duluth Essentia Heritage Center, and buses will transport you from the DECC to the Duluth Essentia Heritage Center right after your graduation. There will be LOTS of entertainment, great food, and prizes! DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENT THAT IS PLANNED FOR YOU AND YOUR CLASSMATES! If you haven't registered for this fun event, it’s not too late. Just need to stop by the main office and pick up a registration form near the ANGP Dog House & turn it in!
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. 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