EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #1: 9.8.2021

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important Dates


  • Monday, September 13 — Student Pictures during the School Day
  • Monday, September 13 — 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Session 6:00pm PAC - Optional
  • Monday, September 13 — Parent/Guardian Open House to Meet Teachers 6:30pm
  • Friday, October 1 - Teacher Workshop Day - No School for Students
  • Thursday, October 7— Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, October 8 — Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, October 8 — No School

New: Lifetouch Picture Day

Picture Day at Eastview High School is Monday, September 13th. Students in grades 9-11 will be photographed during their English class. Any senior who needs to be photographed can go before or after school.


Make it easy and order your picture packages ahead of time! Go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID: EVT8B7Z77. There are paper forms available in the main office.

New: Eastview High School Open House

EASTVIEW OPEN HOUSE: Monday, September 13, 2021 | 6:30pm 8:45pm

Open House is an opportunity to meet the teachers of your student(s) and learn more about the learning opportunities available at Eastview High. School. The evening will begin with your student’s first period class (the bell will ring promptly at 6:30 p.m.) and will follow your student’s schedule throughout the evening. You will be receiving instructions from your student’s first period teacher regarding specific plans for the evening; then, you will be moving on to follow your student’s class schedule to meet teachers and learn more about the learning opportunities that are available at Eastview High School. There will be an opportunity for you to visit with teachers during “informal time” at the end of the evening (8:30pm-8:45pm).


OPTIONAL PARENT/GUARDIAN SESSION FOR PARENTS OF CURRENT SOPHOMORES (CLASS OF 2024):

Parents/guardians of the Class of 2024 are invited to attend an optional info session in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 6:00pm. This is an opportunity for us to provide an in-person welcome in the absence of a Freshmen Orientation last fall due to COVID-19. The session will include a welcome message from Principal Bruce Miller, an introduction to our School Counselors, and an overview of many of the opportunities available to EVHS students and families. The session will conclude by 6:25pm to provide time to get to your student’s first period classroom.


STUDENT SCHEDULES

Printed schedules for your students will not be available on Monday night. You may follow your student’s digital schedule on your personal smart device by downloading the Campus Parent app, or by clicking Parent Portal, or by communicating with your student. Click here for a planning document with further details and to record your student’s classes/teachers/locations.


PARKING

We expect a large turnout for our Open House; because of this, we ask that only parents join us for the evening. Parents are encouraged to park in the WEST PARKING LOT and enter the WEST DOORS of Eastview High School. Overflow parking will be available in the NORTH LOT (enter NORTH DOORS) or the TEEN CENTER LOT(south of EVHS) (enter WEST DOORS). NOTE: There are in excess of 200 parking spots in the Teen Center Lot, approximately 100 yards directly behind EVHS.


We look forward to seeing you on Monday, September 13th!

New: Yearbooks

If you ordered but haven't picked up your 2020-21 yearbook yet, you can do so in the main office. Please bring a photo ID.


We have some extra 2020-21 yearbooks for sale. If you'd like to purchase one, please bring $85 cash or a check (made out to Eastview High School) to the main office.


2021-22 Yearbooks are now for sale! Go to www.yearbookforever.com and purchase yours today!

New: 2021-22 Eastview Student Planners

2021-22 Eastview Planners are available for purchase in the Main Office. They are $5. Come and get yours and get organized!

New: Educational Benefits Program (formerly Free and Reduced-Price Meals) Application

Students in District 196 will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year due to a grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. All families are still encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Upon approval, these benefits are extended to Activities/Athletics fees and more. A new application must be submitted each year.


Visit the District 196 Food & Nutrition Services website for more information.

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.

PARENT SECTION

NEW: Senior Information

SENIOR PORTRAITS, YEARBOOK SUBMISSION, GRAD ADS

Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing a Grad Ad for your senior.


Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads



2022 SENIOR PARTY

It is not too early to start planning for the 2022 senior party! If you are interested in taking the reins and getting the party started, please contact Suze Fulford at suze.fulford@district196.org



SENIOR STUDENT ID CARDS

Seniors, you can pick up your senior student ID cards during lunch on Friday, September 10th. After Friday, they will be available for pickup at the West Entrance Security Office.

New: Health & Safety

Masks Required on Buses and Inside Schools

State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. The 2021-22 COVID-19 Operational Plan for Families, Students and Visitors to Schools that was unanimously approved by our School Board on August 26 requires all students, staff and visitors in all District 196 buildings to wear a face mask indoors when the local transmission level is “substantial” or “high” as measured by the CDC transmission matrix. Currently, the transmission level in Dakota County is high, meaning face masks will be required in our schools to start the year, just as they are required to enter a growing number of businesses, government buildings and on all public transportation and airline flights.


Your partnership is critical to the success of our students. We expect students, staff and visitors to comply with the mask requirement, as outlined in Administrative Regulation 708.7, COVID-19 Masks, until the COVID-19 spread in Dakota County drops to the “moderate” level of transmission. Masks help reduce spread and give us the best opportunity to provide consistent in-person education all year. Just like last year, students will have opportunities for mask breaks during the day, such as at lunch or while outside. If parents and guardians are concerned about their child’s ability to safely wear a mask, they should refer back to Administrative Regulation 708.7 COVID-19 Masks.

Our district is committed to doing all we can to ensure students can continue learning in person this school year. This includes HEPA filters in all learning spaces, social distancing, recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are eligible to receive them and requiring masks when the local transmission level is substantial or high.


Review and Update Emergency Information

If you haven’t already done so, please update your family’s information on record with the district by completing the online review in your Infinite Campus Parent portal account. This is the one time each year the district asks parents to complete the review to ensure schools have up-to-date contact information, emergency contacts, student health records and more. It is important for schools to have current information in order to be notified in case of emergency, changes in the school schedule and to receive regular communication from the schools and district.


All District 196 parents and guardians are encouraged to have an Infinite Campus Parent account of their own to stay involved in their child’s education, and to access end-of-term report cards, transcripts, attendance and other important information. Parents who do not have their own Infinite Campus Parent account can request an activation key from the office at their child’s school. For information on setting up an Infinite Campus Parent account and completing the online review, visit the Family Resources page on our district website.


We look forward to partnering with you to make 2021-22 a safe, fun and productive school year for all of our students and families.

COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check back in this space for the most up-to-date counseling news!


Counseling Office CLIMATE CHANGE Newsletter Archives

New: Senior Parent College Application Planning Night

The Senior Parent College Application Planning Night will be held on Monday, September 20th at 6:30 pm in the EVHS Performing Arts Center (enter EVHS through Door #8 on the north side of EVHS).


This parent presentation will include important topics related to the college application and admission process, sending materials and transcripts, and a timeline for senior year. This information will also be covered in senior small groups for students the week of September 20th.


We look forward to seeing you there!

New: PSAT Registration Now Open

On WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021, Juniors at EVHS are encouraged to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam. (High achieving Sophomores are also encouraged to take the PSAT as practice only.) The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) provides feedback about college-readiness, is excellent practice for the SAT, and is also used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to determine National Merit Scholarship recipients in the class of 2023.


Test Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time: 8:00-11:45 a.m.

Location: Eastview High School


Registration opens Wednesday, September 8th and closes Wednesday, September 27th, or when registration is full.


The cost is $25.00. Registration and payment must be made through MyPaymentsPlus.


IMPORTANT: After you have registered, you must come to the Counseling office during 5th period to see Suze Fulford. She will verify your PSAT registration and payment and you will be able to pick up your PSAT Official Student Guide. Your test site location will be communicated via email by Thursday, October 7th.


Preparation resources, including sample questions and a full length practice test are available at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice If you have any questions, please contact Suze Fulford in the Counseling Office at suze.fulford@district196.org or at 952-431-8915.

ATHLETICS

New: Varsity Competition Cheerleading

Eastview Varsity Competition Cheerleading: Are you interested in cheerleading, meeting new friends, do you like competition and spreading school spirit then the varsity competition cheer team is looking for you. We are looking for team members grades 9th-12th (No experience or tumbling necessary).


If you are interested and want more information please reach out to:

eastviewcheerteam@gmail.com

New: Sports Results/Scoreboard

VARSITY SPORTS

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY OPENS 2021-22 SEASON

The boys cross country team opened their 2021 season at the St. Olaf Showcase Thursday morning. On a perfect day for cross country (cloudy and 60’s) the Lightning had several solid individual performances in the 30 team invitational.


The stand out performance on the day belonged to junior Nate Buckley who finished 14th out of nearly 400 runners in the JV race, running a personal best time of 19:14, an almost 2 minute PR. His younger brother Ben Buckley (9th) and fellow freshman Brock Taylor had strong performances for their first ever 5k run in high school who finished as the #3 and #4 runners on Eastview’s JV team today. Senior John Kronkvist ran a 5 second PR to have a strong start to his senior season of running.


In the varsity race the Lightning were lead by senior Nate Getman in 17:08.7. Fellow senior Hunter Dunne had an equipment malfunction 200m into the race when his shoe slipped off. Despite running 4800m of the race on one show and one barefoot, he still managed an impressive time of 17:24.5. The other scoring members for the Lightning were seniors Max Leach and PJ Lasota, each of whom broke 18 minutes, and senior Ethan Agoranos. The Lightning finished in 17th place overall.


For complete results please visit our schedule/results page. The team is next in competition on Thursday, Sept 9th at the Hopkins Invite.



JV SPORTS

JV Football score: Lakeville North 28 Eastview 0


JV's next game is at Woodbury on Saturday, September 11th at 10:00am.

CLUB SPORTS

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

There will be an informational boys volleyball meeting for all new and returning athletes next Tuesday, September 14. Anyone interested in playing volleyball in the spring should attend one of the two meetings. There are two options, one before school at 7:15am and one after school at 2:30pm, both in room C250. If you are unable to make either meeting, email or stop and talk to Coach Dehnel. Ryan.dehnel@district196.org

ARTS & ACTIVITIES

New: Winter Musical Auditions

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.



Audition information for the winter musical, Urinetown, is available on the EVHS Performing Arts Website.

New: EVHS Marching Band Competition

The Eastview Marching Band Competition is this Saturday, September 11th starting at 5pm at Eagan High School. There will be 15 bands participating. Root on the Eastview Marching Band!

New: FCCLA Kickoff Meeting

Come and join us for our FCCLA Kick Off meeting Tuesday night September 14th at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend, have some treats and find out all about the great events we have planned for the year. Our first community event will be at Feed My Starving Children September 28th at 6:00pm If you are unable to come please see or e-mail Ms. Battistone for more information mia.battistone@district196.org

New: Best Buddies Info Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for Best Buddies on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:20am in C250.

New: Ski & Snowboard Trip

There will be a ski and snowboard trip informational meeting on Thursday, October 16 from 2:45-3:00 in room b126. All are welcome! See Mr. Gustafson in the B1 cluster with questions.

DISTRICT 196 COMMUNITY EDUCATION

NEW: Wanted: Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Looking for a fun way to earn some extra money and make an impact on lots of children in our community? The Community Education Aquatics Program is looking for those that are comfortable with their own swimming abilities to help teach swim lessons. Also, any lifeguards that are willing and able to work, we have shifts available for you also. Applications are available at http://tinyurl.com/y4bvzu9a.