EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #14: 12.11.2020


Important Dates

December 14 through 18 - Midterm Connection Week

December 23 through January 3 - No School, Winter Break

(New) Eastview Gives

Eastview’s Parents are Key (PAK) team is sponsoring a modified holiday giving drive this year. This year's giving drive will once again support Eastview's Random Acts of Kindness fund. EV counselors and administrators use these funds to support students and families in need.

We are seeking to provide gift cards to help families with groceries, weekend meals, personal care items, holiday gift giving, and more. The need is greater than ever with students at learning/eating at home full time, job instability, and the increased stress so many families are experiencing.

We are also seeking gift cards to use as we strive to maintain engagement in fun, spirited activities like our SPARK Spirit Awards (fun advisory activities) student contests and more. Please consider donating a gift card (or two)!

Cash or check donations are also appreciated, and will be used to support Random Acts of Kindness like paying for a student in need to purchase a yearbook, or offsetting costs for Behind the Wheel, prom, etc.

You can drop off donations at the West Entry Security Office between the hours of 8:30am - 3:30pm between now and December 22nd. Please mark envelopes with PAK DONATION when dropping items off. Donations can also be mailed to PAK/Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

THANK YOU for helping us continue our strong tradition of giving and sharing during this unique holiday season!

(New) EVHS Game Night - Wednesday, December 16

Let's play! The EVHS Student Council is hosting a Game Night! If interested after looking at the below options, please complete the following form by noon on Wed. 12/16 and you will receive a Zoom link sent to your Collab account.

I’m Interested Form


Family Feud (7pm start)

Among Us: 11th and 12th Grade (7pm start)

Among Us: 9th and 10th Grade (7pm start)

Pictionary (skribbl.io) (7pm start)

BINGO (7:30pm start)

Jackbox Trivia/Games (7:30pm start)

Pop Culture Trivia (7:30pm start)

Contact Mr. Kelly with any questions at john.kelly@district196.org

Student Attendance Reminder

Please remember to do your Attendance Check-In each school day (Monday - Friday) while learning virtually at home. Use the Campus App and click Today, then Attendance, and select “Yes, I’m here”. Students have until 11:00pm each day to complete this task and will be marked absent if they forget. Many students set an alarm on their iPad or phone to remind themselves.

Parents can review a student's attendance record in the Campus App and call to excuse any unknown absence. A Yellow Absence is unknown/unexcused. A Grey Absence is excused manually by reviewing their participation in Schoology because they did not check-in. The Attendance 24 Hour Voicemail is 651 683-6969 ext. 88677. Attendance Office questions call 952 431-8921 or 8922.
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(New) Check Out the Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out this week's episode here.

Eastview School Store

The Eastview online store will reopening for holiday purchases for a limited time with select fulfillment dates.

Purchases made at https://eastview-school-store.square.site/

Orders can be placed December 7-December 16. Orders will be fulfilled on Thursday, December 10 and Thursday December 17. After fulfillment, orders can be picked up from the west door security desk from 7:30-3:30 Monday thru Friday.

Happy Shopping!

From the Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is still available to help students access textbooks and library books! If you need a print copy of a textbook, need to pick up your next English title or just need a good library book to read for fun, please use this link to request materials.

We are open for pick up on school days from 8am-2:30pm. Curbside service is available and there is a place in the form to request special delivery options.

(New) All Lifetouch Pictures and ID Cards Available for Pickup 12/16/20

Starting next Wednesday, December 16th, all Lifetouch picture envelopes and ID cards (from the first picture day AND retake day) can be picked up at the West Entrance Mon-Fri during school hours (8am-3:30pm).

Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Today

Orders are now being taken for the 2020-2021 Eastview yearbooks. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

More information about yearbooks, senior photo submission and senior grad ads can be found at www.yearbookforever.com.

Candid Photos For Yearbook

You can submit photos of yourself, your friends, or interesting happenings involving Eastview Students and Staff.

School may be different this year, but the EVHS Yearbook wants to document it all!

Please complete this form to submit your photos...thank you!

News from District 196 Food and Nutrition

Wow what a fall it has been. We have the 2020 November Nutrition News (English, Spanish and Somali) ready for viewing.

This month's newsletter contains the 7 day meal kit survey (no charge for children 18 and under), explanation of additional funding for schools that comes when people apply and are approved for the Free and Reduced-Priced meals, and our online Nutrislice Menu.

Thank you for supporting our department and fueling our students for success during the distance learning days.

Below are a couple helpful links for your convenience.

Food and Nutrition Services Home Page

Free and Reduced Application link: www.district196.org/schoolmeals

High School Distance Learning Meal Kit Pickup - Sign Up Today!

ALL secondary students are eligible for free seven-day meal kits to support their distance learning. To best meet the needs of our families, meal kits will be available for pick up near the middle or high schools’ entrance doors at these times:

· Monday 4:00pm- 5:30pm

· Tuesday 7:30am- 9:00am

· Wednesday 10:00am- 11:00am (Digital Academy Meals will continue)

· Thursday 7:30am- 9:00am

· Friday 7:30am- 9:00am

Look for the banner and sign for the distribution location. Families with children in multiple schools are encouraged to pick-up all seven-day meal kits at one school.

Initially, families will be asked to complete this Seven-Day Meal Kit Interest Survey. This will allow the Food and Nutrition Services department to prepare the number of meal kits needed. The survey only needs to be completed once.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has authorized funding for schools to provide meals at no charge to children, 18 and younger, for the entire school year. All secondary families are encouraged to participate in this opportunity. Any child 18 and younger, or parent/guardian of a child is able pick up these seven-day meal kits. For contactless distribution, the seven-day meal kit boxes will be placed on a 6-foot table with a bag of milk on the side. Families will be able to take as many boxes as needed for their children. Food and Nutrition Staff will monitor and replenish the table as needed.

Eastview High School and District 196 Text Messages

To opt in to EVHS and District 196 text messages, text Y to 67587. Carrier messaging rates may apply.


Please Call, Email, or Complete the Form Below To Report COVID-Related Information

Please call or email EVHS school nurse Melissa Persigehl with the following information. Or, you may complete the form at the link below.

  • If you or your child is ill or are experiencing symptoms,
  • if you or your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive, and
  • if there are any positive test results in your household.

Nurse Persigehl will assist with screening your symptoms and walk you through the reporting process if symptoms are deemed COVID-19 related.

Melissa Persigehl RN, BSN, PHN

Licensed School Nurse

Eastview High School

Email: melissa.persigehl@district196.org

Phone: 952-431-8923

Fax: 952-431-8932

EVHS Phone: 952.431.8900

Nurse Persigehl's office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.


Attention, Parents of EVHS Seniors

Parents/Guardians of an EVHS Senior,

You can submit your senior’s portrait for the yearbook, purchase a grad ad, and order a 2020-21 yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com. Below are important links for yearbook and other information.

SENIOR PORTRAITSDue January 1st. Click here (Access code: lightning. PLEASE name the file by last name, first name, i.e. Doe, John). Senior Portraits for the yearbook need to be submitted online by January 1st, 2021. If your student does not submit a senior portrait, their junior year picture will be used.

GRAD AD – Graduation ads are full-color, congratulatory messages to seniors from their families. They include the student’s name, a baby picture, and a short message. Grad ads are due January 1st. Click here to order.

ORDER YEARBOOK – Yearbook orders are due April 15th. Click here to order.

SUBMIT CANDID PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK – The yearbook staff is looking for candid photos to include in the yearbook. You can submit photos of your student, their friends, or interesting happenings involving Eastview students and staff by clicking here.

Please refer to this flyer for more information.

From Community Education

Enjoy a wide variety of learning opportunities for all ages in various modes of delivery. Although the attending method may be different, our goal is the same: to engage, enrich and inspire your lifelong learning. The sky’s the limit!

For youth …

Build Your Own Art Bot - Online (grades 1-5)
Sat | Dec 12 | 10:00 am – noon | $35 | Live Online

Fewer than 5 spots left

Coding: Hacking Java Games (grades 2-5)

Tue | Dec 15 | 9:00 a.m. – noon | $59 | Live Online

The sky’s the limit! Lifelong learning. Find your passion now.

Do you like kids? Do you want to earn some money? Become certified to be a lifeguard or swim lesson instructor and apply to work in our pools!

For you …

Perfect Pan Pizza

Mon | Dec 14 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | $35 | Live Online

There is much, much more for adults!

Adult Basic Education | ABE offers programs for adults to improve their skills so they can move ahead in their jobs, prepare for further education, or improve their daily lives. Learn English, earn your High School Diploma or GED, prepare for the ACCUPLACER® college placement assessment or the citizenship exam, increase your reading, writing and math skills, or attend school with your preschooler in Family School! Our caring, patient teachers will help you achieve your goal.

ce.district196.org/abe | abe@district196.org | 952-431-8316

Lifeguarding plus Waterpark Module Blended Learning (ages 15+)

Mon, Tue & Wed | Dec 28, 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 3 sessions | $270 | BHMS

Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning (ages 16+)
Mon, Tue & Wed | Dec 28, 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 3 sessions | $280 | BHMS


(New) Seniors! The EVCF Scholarship Application is Live!


The Eastview Community Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Eastview High School (as well to students who live within the Eastview boundaries completing high school elsewhere -such as the School of Environmental studies and home schooled students). All seniors have also received these updates in their SPARK advisory this week. Be sure to watch the videos below from EVHS 2020 Alum sending their encouragement and advice through the process.

How to Apply: The Eastview Community Foundation Scholarship application process is completed online. The application and more information can be found for Seniors on Schoology → Class of 2021 Group → Resources → ‘EV Community Foundation Scholarships’ folder. More details and the full scholarship descriptions can also be found in on the scholarship page of (www.evcf.org).

If you cannot complete it in one sitting, you must finish the required questions and then submit your form. You will be able to go back and edit your form later. Please be sure you use the same email address each time. Application review will not happen until after Jan. 25th. Your application must include at least one essay in order to be complete. Please see the documents below for more details about the EVCF scholarships available as well as the application process.

Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which they are eligible.

Have questions or don’t know where to start?

  • Attend the Zoom EVCF Scholarship Application Genius Hours - Wednesday, Dec. 16th and/or Jan. 20th at 1PM . Register here!
  • DM and follow @_evcf on Instagram for updates


The on-line application must be completed by 8 PM, Sunday, January 24th, 2021. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. [If required, the Student Aid Report (SAR from FAFSA results) and teacher recommendation letters must be submitted by 3:00 pm on January 25th to Molly.Wellik@district196.org.

Reminder - Official Transcript and School Report Requests

If you have a January 1st college application deadline and need an official transcript, school report, or other materials sent from EVHS, you must request this by Wednesday, Dec. 16th at the latest. You must order your transcript in Naviance and pay for it on MyPaymentsPlus (cost is $5/college). Please review how to request official transcripts here.

EVCF Scholarship Resources

  • Review the full scholarship list here.
  • View the instructions here.
  • View the scholarship review rubric here.
  • See all documents and the application in Schoology Class of 2021→ Resources → EVCF Scholarship Information and Naviance → Homepage → Pages

Check out the Alumni Videos

  • Zerubabel tells us to ‘Go For It’ here!
  • Harita shares why you should apply here!
  • Cullen talks about how easy it is to apply for multiple awards here!
  • Sophia shares some college advice here!

Videos are 1 min or less!

Please contact the following individuals if you have any questions or concerns:

Eastview Community Foundation: Laurel.Gerber@evcf.org or Jessica.Sahota@evcf.org

Eastview High School Counseling: Laura.Horton@district196.org or Molly.Wellik@district196.org

Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check out the December 11th Counseling Newsletter today!

Virtual College Events

View all upcoming Virtual College Visit Events or go to Naviance under “What’s New".



Boys Volleyball Winter Training

The Eastview Boys Volleyball program is beginning winter off-season training at the start of December. Any male athletes who are interested in possibly playing in the spring should contact Coach Ryan Dehnel to get information about the season in the spring and the winter training opportunities by emailing him at ryan.dehnel@district196.org.