Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 10/1/21


Watch for Fall Conference Sign Ups coming out early next week!

Homecoming Week 2021

We get excited about Homecoming every year, but after missing it last fall, this one feels even more special. We invite you to dress up with us and come support our Greyhounds this week!

This year's theme is "East Olympics." The schedule for the week is below. The dance Friday is weather permitting, we cannot move it inside so if there is inclement weather it will have to be canceled. If that happens we will send out a message via Infinite Campus and post it on our social media.

Congratulations to our Homecoming King and Queen Candidates! Coronation is on Friday and the court will make appearances at events during the week, including at the football game Friday.

Queen candidates: Stella Schutz, Rowan Lundell, Katie Higgins, Sofia Aronson, Selma Artang, Erin Christensen (who couldn't be in this photo as she was traveling with the soccer team)

King candidates: Mason Branstrator, Will Van Scoy, Will Hoeksema, Qasim Mujteba, Eli Kramer, Kai Hoffman

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Football Ticket Presale: Tonight 10/1, HOMECOMING 10/8

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!

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS: Send a note, don't call.

Each day our office has hundreds of absences to process. We ask for your help in the following ways:

1. Please send a note. Unless it's an emergency, don't call. Notes are much more efficient and clear. Voice mail is time consuming and often difficult to understand. It takes much longer to process calls.

2. Be patient. There are often over 100 students coming through in the morning with notes or who need passes to leave. We have one attendance clerical and records won't be updated immediately. DO NOT CALL if you sent a note and don't see the attendance record change the same morning.

3. Give all the information we need in your note:

a. Student's full name

b. Student's grade

c. DATE of the absence

d. TIME of the absence if it wasn't a full day

e. Your name and relationship to the child (Remember only legal parents/guardians can send notes or call.)

f. REASON for the absence (Remember not all reasons equate to an excused absence. We appreciate the notes and calls, but oversleeping is still an unexcused absence.)

4. Excuses must be submitted to the office within 48 hours of the absence. Notes received after 48 hours are appreciated, but the absence will remain unexcused.

Thanks for your help in keeping our attendance record keeping accurate and manageable!

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.

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Sportsmanship: A Priority and an Expectation

Peace, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Enthusiasm are inherent principles of good sportsmanship and our school mission. With them, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of the results.

As an athlete or fan of your school, your sportsmanship goals should include the following:
1. Developing a sense of dignity under all circumstances. Win or lose - avoid negative chants or trash talking
2. Respecting the rules of the game and the officials. Do not enter the field of play.
3. Respecting your opponents as fellow athletes and acknowledging that they are striving to do their best, while you do the same. No profanity, negative chants, booing, trash talking, or name calling.
4. Refraining from disrespectful behavior, specifically taunting, trash talking, and other forms of intimidation. Treat each person the way you would want to be treated - observe the "Golden Rule." Personal attacks and taunting are unacceptable
5. Looking at each game as a potentially beneficial learning experience, win or lose. Cheers like “start the bus” and chants directed at the opposing team or fans must be avoided. Just because other schools do it, doesn't mean we have to.
6. Educating other students and fans about rules of the game and values of sportsmanship is important to avoid the consequences of poor behavior: students will be asked to leave the game, they will not be allowed to attend future games, and if they are an athlete - they could face MSHSL code of conduct penalties.

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

Looking for Parking?

We know student (and staff) parking at East is a problem. We have very limited spaces in our lots and, despite leasing some spaces at a nearby church, typically have about 200-300 fewer spaces than we get parking applications for. This means we have many students looking for space on the street. Most of the streets near East are resident parking only. There are a few spots above the football field on Superior and some spots around Washington Square Park nearby.

Please do your best to honor the resident parking areas. This means we have many students who have to park blocks away. Be safe as you are walking and driving near East; we want to keep our students and staff safe!

We encourage athletes who will be returning late from away games to move their vehicles into the parking lot before they go into any open space. We want them to be in the lot and not walking to their cars on the streets at night.

Thank you for your understanding. We get a lot of angry calls every year at parking pass time. Unfortunately, we just don't have easy solutions. This year there are hundreds of students still on the wait list.

We will be revoking passes for students with unexcused absences at the end of each quarter and giving them to students on the wait list. Keep an eye on attendance and make sure to send notes in when students must miss.

If you didn't get a pass, please take a minute to look at the city's parking map. You can click this link and drag it to the area around East.

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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. Scholastica 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:

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,

Kerri Persons, Counselor, ext TBD,

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.

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