East Side Press Family Newsletter

April 18, 2021



Junior Prom and Senior Ball

Attention Junior and Senior students and families -

We will be hosting a Senior Ball for the Senior Class of 2021 and a Junior Prom for the Junior Class of 2022. We are in the beginning stages of planning. Details for both events will be communicated as soon as they are finalized.

Senior students and parents were sent a survey on 4/14 to determine specific interest in a catered meal and grand march. However, knowing that time is of the essence for your personal planning, this communication is intended for students and families to Save the Date:

Senior Ball

Saturday, May 15 | 6:30 pm - 10 pm (tentative time depending on any catered meal)

East High School

Ticket Cost: TBD depending on inclusion of catered meal ($15-$60)

Junior Prom

Saturday, May 22 | 7:30 pm - 10 pm

Grand March in Theatre (7:30-8 pm)

Dance (8 - 10 pm)

Tickets: $15

Protocols and Expectations

  • Students will be expected to wear masks during the entirety of the event except for the Grand March when they cross the stage.

  • Masks must be worn during the dance. Students failing to properly wear masks will be asked to leave.

  • In the event of a need to contact trace due to a positive case of COVID-19 for someone in attendance, the school district nursing staff will be contacted and students will be quarantined as needed.

Who can Attend

  • Only East High School students can attend these events. No outside guests from other schools, graduates, or students from other schools.

  • Juniors can invite other East students from any grade to Prom

  • Seniors can invite other East students from any grade to Senior Ball

Last Call for Yearbooks!

Yearbooks may be purchased online at yearbookforever.com or by calling the office. Online purchasing will close Friday, April 30, 2021 or when stock is sold out, whichever comes first.

Tech Ed Open Shop

On April 24th, we are having an Open Shop for adults in the new Tech Ed facility. Hoppe Tree Service's Urban Wood Lab will be in the parking lot selling their locally sourced, kiln-dried hardwood and you can come into the woodshop to use the equipment. Feel free to also bring your own materials for that project of yours at home! Please sign up on the Tosa Rec Dept website and contact grifficr@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us if you have any questions!



Zoom Troubleshooting

Students can use the following troubleshooting steps if they have issues with login:

  • Make sure the account is activated. The activation process is very simple and is demonstrated here.
  • Make sure the student is not logged in to Zoom with another account.
  • Check that the student is using the Zoom app (not just the website).
  • Ensure the student is using the "Sign in with Google" button on the app.

Follow this troubleshooting guide or contact Mrs. Oliver with any questions.

Canvas Observer Accounts For Families

Families are encouraged to create a Canvas Observer account to actively engage in their student’s learning. Please review the Canvas Observer course for a getting started tutorial and other helpful tips. The link to the course can also be found on the District website.

Tosa Connected

  • Needing a little support with your Wauwatosa Virtual Academy (WVA) courses? Check out this resource sheet.
  • Don't forget that our Academic Resource Center (ARC) staff is available to provide support. Please check out their schedule here.
  • If you are unable to attend your live virtual class, please make sure that you call the East attendance line (414-773-2002) to report the absence.



2021 Senior Graduation

Important dates and information for seniors:

  • Final assessments: June 1-4, 2021
  • Final day for senior attendance: Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Graduation practice: Friday, June 11. Time TBD.
  • Graduation weekend: Saturday, June 12 (Rain date June 13)

Where is graduation?

We are planning for an outdoor graduation this year at Wauwatosa West. Tosa East's ceremony will be held at 11:00am; Tosa West's ceremony will be held at 2:00pm.

Why at Tosa West?

Hart Park is not available all weekend and the north field at East does not have adequate bleacher seating. Indoor graduation does not appear to be feasible this year.

How many tickets can families get?

At this time, we do not know exactly how many tickets students will be given, but attendance will be limited. We estimate 2-4 tickets per graduate.

Will it be streamed?

We are planning to have graduation streamed live for those who cannot attend.

Senior Cap and Gown

Jostens has collected the in school orders for graduation materials. If you missed the opportunity, you can complete the order packet and send it directly to Jostens. There is also an online ordering opportunity. Please use the steps below to order items:

  • Go to jostens.com and choose the tab for “Shop High School”
  • Enter your correct school name and choose it. (Wauwatosa East High School)
  • Choose the “Graduation Tab”
  • From there you can go to available packages or scroll down to individual items

Virtual Peer Tutoring Program

With the help of upperclassmen, the Student Services Department is rolling out a Virtual Peer Tutoring Program. Hour-long tutoring sessions via Zoom are available at various times and days. If students have questions, they should reach out to their school counselor.

While we are learning virtually, our student services team is still accessible to support students. Please send an email to set up a session.

Student Services Team

Mrs. Bratcher - School Counselor

Mrs. Carter - School Counselor

Mr. Linscott - School Counselor

Ms. Merg - School Counselor

Ms. Phillips - School Social Worker

Ms. Schmidt - School Counselor Intern

Mrs. Morgan - Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Taylor - Career Center Coordinator

Club Central

Interested in joining a club? Contact an advisor today!



Library Resources Available

It’s that time of year - lots of research projects, papers, and other summatives where students need to access quality information. Our Secondary Libraries have purchased the EBSCO Discovery Service, which indexes and houses all our databases, ebooks, and other resources.

When students click the Library Resources button on Canvas or go to the East Library Google Site from Classlink Launchpad, they will be able to scroll down and enter a search term. This will then allow them to get ideas, research starters, and access EBSCO and Badgerlink databases as well as log into our other databases.

If students are working from home, they can go to East Library Website and EBSCO One-Search box and log in with their Google credentials.



Spring Athletics

Five of our Spring sports begin Monday, April 19th. If your athlete has not yet gotten their clearance card, please make sure that is done by the end of school on 4/19 for girls and boys track, softball, baseball, and boys golf.

Girls soccer begins on Monday, April 26th and boys tennis begins on Monday, May 2nd. Please contact Sue Flatley at 414-773-2032 with any questions.

Spectator Guidelines

Please review the information below regarding spring athlete and spectator procedures.

Wauwatosa School District Spring Spectator Guidelines

Greater Metro Conference Spectator Guidelines

As a reminder, only 2 family members per athlete are allowed at most events.

Contact Us



Wondering where to direct your question(s)?

Main line: (414) 773-2000

Tosa East Administrative Team

  • Principal: Nick Hughes; (414) 773-2010
  • Associate Principal (students with last names A-K): Betsy McGinnity; (414) 773-2011
  • Associate Principal (students with last names L-Z): Jordan Stein; (414) 773-2012

Additional Staff Resources

  • Athletic Director: Michelle Guyant-Holloway; (414) 773-2014
  • Attendance: Gina Obscherning; (414) 773-2002
  • Infinte Campus Parent Portal Support: Liz Hughes; (414) 773-2005
  • School Fees (including athletic fees and enrollment fees): Sue Flatley; (414) 773-2032
  • Student Services (transcripts, address changes, etc.): Janice Morgan; (414) 773-2030

Our Tosa East Main Office is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-4:00pm



Summer School

Elementary and middle school registration opens for in-district and Wauwatosa families on Monday, March 29. Registration for high school students is now closed. Please contact your high school student’s counselor in order to register. This year, summer school will be held in person, with the exception of classes that specifically indicate they are online or hybrid. More information is available at www.wauwatosaschools.org/summerschool.

2021-22 School Year: At-a-Glance Calendar

As we approach the 2021-22 school year, you can find the year’s at-a-glance calendar here. The calendar can also be found in the Quick Links section on the district website and on each school’s website.

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Friday, June 11, 2021 for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, which is scheduled as a half-day of school. Please see graduation section earlier in newsletter for senior students' schedules.

Please note the following arrival and dismissal times:

  • High School: 8:00 - 11:30 am

  • Middle School: 8:10 - 11:40 am

  • Elementary + Montessori School: 8:20 - 11:50 am

Recreation Department

The Summer Activity Guide is available to view here. Check out the Recreation Department website for all Summer Activities Registration dates. With warmer spring weather around the corner, why not get out on the golf course and sharpen up your game?! Click here for Adult Golf classes available for registration.