Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 10/29/21

End of Term 1 is November 5

State Semi-Final Soccer Information: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 US Bank Stadium

Soccer Semi-Final game time is 10 A.M. Band, Cheer, and Fan buses load at 6:45 and LEAVE at 7:00 A.M. They will not wait for late arrivals.


1. The Pep Band is going to the game. They do not need to purchase a fan bus seat or a ticket. Mr. Grimsby will provide a list for attendance purposes.


2. Missed classes for student attendance at the game will be excused in one of three ways:

a. They are on a roster and we will take care of attendance (team roster, pep band, cheer team roster, or fan bus list). If your student is on one of those lists, please do not send a note or call!

b. The parent/guardian must send a note if the student is traveling to the game and will NOT be on a bus with us. Please use the East Attendance Reporting Form for 11/3/21. We ask that you do not send a note; use this form instead. The number of students missing school for this game (They will miss all day) is massive. This form helps us manage the volume of attendance reporting. We will send the form again on Tuesday.


3. FAN BUS tickets are limited; we have 90 seats open. Seats must be purchased online at Duluth East Hometown Ticketing. *This does NOT include the purchase of a game ticket. Those must be purchased separately and in advance. Fan bus LEAVES at 7:00. Masks are required on the bus, no refunds are given, and tickets are $24 (We are absorbing all fees from online purchasing). Make sure you carefully read and agree to all terms when you purchase a seat.


4. MSHSL is only selling state tickets online. You must purchase in advance at MSHSL Hometown Ticketing. (If you are relying on a fan bus spot, you may want to wait until Tuesday to purchase your game ticket. If we don't fill a bus, we may have to cancel one.)


5. Remember that no matter how you get there, if you are at the game, you are representing the team and our school community in the stands. We expect to see that Greyhound Spirit shine. Stick with positive cheers, clean up after yourself in the stands, and take every chance you can to thank the game workers and chaperones who make this possible. We appreciate how hard many of our students work to remind each other of these things at every game.


Good luck to our Greyhounds!

Purchase MSHSL Game Tickets for State Semi-Final Game

Fan bus ticket purchase is separate. Game tickets are only available online.

US Bank Stadium Rules

No backpacks, duffel bags, briefcases, shoulder bags, etc., other than purses, will be allowed into the facility. *ALL PURSES WILL BE SEARCHED AT U.S. BANK STADIUM and must be 12” x 12” x 6” or smaller


Hand-held signs (no larger than 18’ x 24”), which do not obstruct the view of others, will be permitted provided they are in good taste. Signs not in good taste will be removed


Oversized flags or banners are not permitted. Large signs requiring two people to hold or signs on sticks of any kind are not permitted.


Artificial noisemakers (cowbells, sirens, megaphones of any kind, whistles, thunder sticks, etc.) are not allowed.


Certain items ARE NOT ALLOWED in the stadium. These items include confetti, toilet paper rolls, liquid containers, mechanical air horns, whistles, bells, thundersticks, laser lights, balloons, tri-pods/mono-pods/selfie sticks or any kind of artificial noisemakers. Ushers will confiscate these items at the gate.


Students without shirts or students wearing shirts that are vulgar, obscene or demeaning will be removed from the tournament venue. All spectators must wear shirts that cover the entire torso.


No food, beverages, bottles, coolers or other containers will be allowed to be brought into the facility.

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PAYING FOR COLLEGE

EAST SENIORS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Please join East Counselors this Monday, November 1, 2021,

for FAFSA Completion Information and presentation on how to pay for college:

FAFSA @ 4:45 P.M. in the EHS Media Center

Scholarships @ 6:00 P.M. in the EHS Auditorium


WHAT TO HAVE READY & BRING: CLICK HERE

HOW TO CREATE A FSA ID: CLICK HERE

High School FAFSA Completion Parent FAQs: CLICK HERE

The End of The First Quarter of the 21-22 School Year is Almost Here!

What does this mean for our students?

1. They should work as hard as possible to make sure all quarter 1 work is turned in if it is still open for grading. Teachers' late work policies can vary somewhat.

2. We encourage parents and guardians to take a look at the student's grades in Canvas as much as possible and help with reminders. It was tough to return to school full time; make sure you give them a pat on the back for all they've done so far!

3. GRADES MATTER. There is no "NC" option this year. We are back to traditional grading.

4. Quarter 1, Quarter 2, and the Final Exam will make up the semester grade that lands on their official transcript. You'll only see quarter and exam grades on report cards that are run 4 times per year. If they struggled in Term 1, they can still pass by working hard in Term 2. If they did well in Term 1, they need to keep it up!

5. Quarter grades are used by the school for two things.

a. We use them to determine Honor Roll placement each quarter. (Only one quarter of grades is considered)

b. MSHSL Eligibility: Students who receive an F on this report card are ineligible for competition. They can still practice, but they can't compete. For students who have an F in Term 1, we'll check current grades on December 3. If they are passing at that time, they can compete again. (Remember that students must also be on track earning credits to be eligible to compete.)


Where to Watch for Grades

During the term, grades for assignments, quizzes, and tests are entered in Canvas. This is the learning management system we use. Your student should feel pretty confident using the system by now. If not, check out our resources below. I'll also include the article from September that details how to set up your Canvas Observer Account if you haven't had a chance to do that yet.

At the end of each term, teachers will transfer the final quarter grades from Canvas into Infinite Campus. This is the system we use for all other student information tracking. Attendance is in here, transcripts, credits earned, final grades, and fees and fines can all be found in Infinite Campus. Teachers will enter final grades for Term 1 by November 10. The office takes a little time to officially verify everything and then report cards are generated. During the year we typically hand them out in Monday WINs. If your student doesn't have a WIN (part time and shared time students), we will mail it home.

ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools Canvas LogIn

This is the link for all students, staff, and families of Duluth Public Schools.

Setting Up an Observer Account in Canvas

All grading will be housed in Canvas during the semester. Final grades will be posted to Infinite Campus, but you'll have to monitor Canvas to keep an eye on your student's progress.


Create a Canvas Observer Account

Parents and guardians can create an Observer account to track and support their student's progress.


You will need a Pairing Code in order to create an Observer account. This code is available in your student's Canvas account. When your student is signed in to Canvas, click Account and choose Settings. There will be a Pair with Observer button on the far right. Clicking this option will display your six-digit Pairing Code.


Your Pairing Code will be active for 7 days before it expires. Set up your Observer account soon so that your code is not expired when you are creating your Observer account.


This video tutorial will guide you through creating a Canvas Observer account using the steps described above.


Canvas Parent/Guardian Guides

The Canvas Parent Guide is a detailed PDF covering how to use the Canvas Parent app and its features on your device.



STUDENT CANVAS TUTORIAL

Here is a link to a student guide for Canvas. This document includes how students should log on to Canvas and videos about different student features in Canvas.

Saturday School and Prescription for Success are back!

Saturday School and Prescription for Success are an opportunity for students to make up time from unexcused absences/unexcused tardies, complete unfinished school work, projects or tests/quizzes and 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.


Saturday School Dates for 21-22 School Year:

  • October 30, 2021
  • November 20, 2021
  • December 18, 2021
  • January 15, 2022
  • February 12, 2022
  • March 5, 2022
  • March 26, 2022
  • April 9, 2022
  • May 7, 2022
  • May 21, 2022


East Unexcused Absence Procedures:

  • Infinite Campus automatically calls contacts when there is an unexcused absence recorded
  • After 3 Unexcused Absences, a letter comes home from the Attendance Office
  • After 5 Unexcused Absences, the student is brought in to create an Attendance Contract with an administrator. The contract and information about Saturday School are sent home with the student. An Incomplete is placed on the grade until time is made up in Saturday School. 48 minutes of Saturday School is required for all absences beyond 5.
  • After 8 Tardies a student will also be required to attend Saturday School. They are notified that they need to attend 15 minutes of Saturday School for any Tardies beyond 8.
  • Saturday School is only required for credit bearing classes.
  • After 7 Unexcused Absences, a second letter comes home from the Attendance Office
  • After 9 Unexcused Absences, the student may lose credit for the class and be required to make it up in Credit Recovery if it is a requirement of graduation
  • ALC options may be recommended to allow the student to continue to make progress toward graduation


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

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COVID: State Case List

We want to let you know that East High School is listed on the state's "Cases in PreK through Grade 12 Schools" list. This means the school has reported 5 or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or staff who were in the building while infectious during a two-week reporting period.

Per the state's website, families can continue to send their children to school even if the school is listed.


School buildings that have not reported a new case for 28 days will be removed.
Check the MN Department of Health Website Q&A for more detailed information.

By wearing a mask, getting vaccinated and getting tested regularly, we can help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep our schools and school activities open.

The combination of continuing to follow COVID safety protocols and the availability of vaccines is helping schools, athletics and activities, hospitals, nursing homes, area businesses - everyone. It’s amazing to see what can be done when our community works together.

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 Enter DECC parking lot east gate. Enter DECC Door D, to Paulucci Hall.

Please stay home if you're sick!

If your student is showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, we are asking that you please keep them home and get tested or consult your healthcare provider for an alternative diagnosis. We are still seeing strep, influenza, and RSV circulating around the state and our area. It is imperative that they remain home when symptomatic to help us protect the integrity of in-person learning. We thank you for your help in keeping our school community safe. When in doubt, call our health office at 218.336.8845 ext 2114.


COVID19 Signs & Symptoms:

Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

New cough or a cough that gets worse

Difficulty/hard time breathing

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Muscle pain

Extreme fatigue/feeling very tired

Severe/very bad headache

Chills

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:

https://css709tutor.setmore.com

Counseling Office Notes

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR COUNSELOR OR SOCIAL WORKER


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, ext TBD, kerri.persons@isd709.org

Boundless is Back!

Boundless is a student activity group for students. They meet to support one another, discuss positive coping strategies, make connections, and promote awareness, all in the interest of mental health. They meet Tuesdays at 8:00 in Ms. Warmanen's room 2172.
Winter Sports and Activity Information

It's almost time for WINTER ACTIVITIES to start! Click here to learn about start dates, tryouts, and meetings.

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.

Duluth East High School

Principal: Danette Seboe

Assistant Principals: Jon Flaa, Kyle Rock

Activities Director: Shawn Roed