East High Street Family Flyer

Week of November 22nd and November 29th

From the Principal's Desk...

Good Afternoon, Families!

Please review the information for the next two weeks of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving break and you can enjoy the time with your family.

Kari Bittinger, East High Street Principal



Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, November 24-Monday, November 29, 2021 - Fall Recess

  • No school for students

School resumes for students on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Families - Please review/sign the East High Title 1 Family/School Compact!

East High Street Elementary School recognizes that family engagement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by participating in Title I programs. East High Street Elementary views the education of students as a cooperative effort among the school, parents and community.

The Google Form below contains a list of ways school staff, your child, and you can each share in the responsibility for high academic achievement.

Please read and discuss this compact with your child. You and your child can mark the appropriate student and parent sections with electronic signatures and return to school by clicking Submit.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind! Have a Plan!

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School Picture Retakes - Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Picture retakes will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up

Information about signing up for a parent/teacher conference will be sent from the district soon! Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, 12/9 from 1:00-7:30 PM (students have a 12:30 early dismissal on 12/9) and on Friday, 12/10 from 8:00-3:30 PM (no school for students on 12/10).

Here are a few things to note:

  • In order to streamline the process it is assumed that families will attend in person. If you would prefer a virtual option, please reach out directly to your child’s teacher after you have scheduled your conference time.
  • To access the ONLINE SCHEDULER, please click the link below. A building password is needed to access the Online Scheduler. Passwords are unique to each building and are as follows: East High Elementary School password: east
  • Parents may register and/or edit an existing conference date from Monday, November 15, 2021 through Monday, November 29, 2021.
  • Once the scheduling window has closed, please contact the East High office to schedule or edit a conference.
  • If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance in scheduling a conference, please contact the East High office at 717-361-0099.
Click here to access the Online Scheduler!

Parents may register and/or edit an existing conference date from Monday, November 15, 2021 through Monday, November 29, 2021.

Giving Tree and Food Drive Information

Giving Tree Information for Families

Giving Tree Holiday Gift Pick-Up

We can feel it in the air here at East High Elementary School… the holidays are quickly approaching! If you have volunteered to support one of our East High Families by purchasing gifts, please remember to drop your gifts off December 6th through 10th at East High’s front office.

If your child(ren) is signed up to receive gifts, there will be some special gifts waiting here at East High Elementary. We would like to remind you that in order for your child(ren) to receive these gifts, we need you to come to East High Elementary School on Thursday, December 16th from 4-5:30 pm. Please come to the main entrance of the school and we will bring the gifts out to you. At that time you will be given the gifts for your child(ren) as well as a box of food that was gathered to provide a meal for your family.

If you have any questions, or cannot come to the school at the scheduled time frames, please contact the School Counselor, Meredith Engebretson at 717-361-0099 Ext 50580 or Meredith_engebretson@etownschools.org.

Consider donating to our East High Food Drive! Check out the video below!

East High 2021 Food Drive
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Zones of Regulation (Las ZONAS de Regulación)

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Information from the PTO

Consider Joining the PTO!

The PTO is looking for people to join our Committee as well as co chair in certain areas. We currently have 4 open co-positions. One purpose of the co-positions is to train individuals on certain activities to take ownership or help co chair this year or next year. For co-chairs for different areas, you don’t have to be on the committee to assist or be in charge. We will go over our different areas of PTO activities below. Anyone with an interest in these positions can send a message to EastHighStreetPTO@gmail.com.

We need volunteers to help with the Jingle Bear Shop in December!

The PTO is excited to be able to have the Jingle Bear Shop open to students this holiday season! The Jingle Bear Shop is an exciting event for the students as they are able to shop for their immediate family members. The best part of this experience is that the students do not pay for anything! All items are shopped for throughout the school year so the students can enjoy the gift of giving during the holiday season.

In order to make all of this happen, we would love the help of some Jingle Bear Shop volunteers. Below you will find time slot options to assist with the actual set up of the shop and times for helping during class shopping times. If you can help with a longer shift, please sign up for any additional slots that may be open.

Please note that in order to be able to volunteer, you must have clearances on file with the district office and be on the volunteer list. If you are unsure if you are already on the approved volunteer list, please contact the East High office.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

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Home Testing Option (Rapid Antigen Test) for Asymptomatic Close Contacts only!

Several constituents had reached out to District Administration regarding the high costs of Covid Tests at regional facilities for asymptomatic students who have been placed in quarantine as close contacts. The constituents requested that the District review the alternative option of "over the counter" take-home tests for students to be able to return to school in a more efficient /cost-effective manner. The health services team met with our school physician on the effectiveness of the Home Testing Option (Rapid Antigen Test) and how the District would verify results to enable students who are asymptomatic AND yield a negative test to return to school. We are pleased to announce that effective Monday, September 27, 2021, the District will begin accepting the results of an over-the-counter at-home test (Rapid Antigen Test) for asymptomatic close contacts only. To exercise this option, a photograph, which includes the student's name, date of the test, and the visual result, would need to be uploaded via email/text to the specific building nurse or the appropriate District designated Covid Point of Contact (POC). Please feel free to reach out directly to these individuals if you are interested in this option.

Bainbridge, East High Street, Mill Road & Rheems Elementary Schools
Nurse: 717-537-8594
Covid POC: 717-537-8379

Does your child need an individual counseling session with the School Counselor?

Is your child...

  • very sad, confused, angry, or worried.

  • experiencing severe behavior changes.

  • having difficulty dealing with family changes or situations.

  • stating something is bothering him/her to the point of distraction or intense anxiety

  • dealing with a loss of a family member or friend

  • experiencing stressors at home that are affecting school performance or self-concept

If you would like to notify the School Counselor, Mrs. Engebretson, that you think an individual appointment is needed, click on the link below. Once your child has been seen by the School Counselor, she will contact you to follow up about future support options.

This form SHOULD NOT be used for concerns about abuse, self harm, or suicide ideation. For those situations call any of the following:

Safe to Say: 1-844-723-2729; www.safe2saypa.org; use the Safe2Say mobile app

Police: 911

Crisis Intervention: 717-394-2631

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741, https://www.crisistextline.org/

Click here to make an appointment.

If you would like to notify the School Counselor that you think an individual appointment is needed, click on the link. Once your child has been seen by the School Counselor, she will contact you to follow up about future support options.

Do you have questions about Leader in Me? Please visit the site below for more information about the program!

Click here to access the information on the District's website!

You can also visit East High's Leadership Day website from the 2020-2021 school year for more information on how Leader in Me is used in our school! Click on the link below for more information.

Click here to visit East High's Leadership Day website!

This site is from the 2020-2021 school year!

East High Street Procedures for the 2021-2022 school year!

Please review the below information which will outline all of East High's procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. Here will find specific information on arrival/dismissal, car rider, lunch, attendance/educational trip requests, reporting absences and many more topics.

Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Changes in transportation or schedule

If you need to change the transportation for your child, please email the attendance email and your child’s teacher with your request prior to 9:00 AM. You can also call the main office at 717-361-0099 with the change.

Please note: If you have a transportation change after 9:00 AM, please only call the main office and DO NOT email the teacher or the attendance email. We cannot guarantee the email will be received throughout the day.

We send children home the way they are assigned so any changes in transportation need to be communicated in a timely manner.

Reporting your Child Absent

If your child will be absent from school there are 2 ways to report the absence:

  • Call the East High office (717-361-0099) and press option 7. Please state your name, your child’s name, teacher’s name and reason for absence.
  • Email the attendance email and provide your name, your child’s name, teacher’s name and reason for absence.
  • East High Families: EH_Attendance@etownschools.org

Educational Trips for the 2021-2022 School Year

If your family is taking an educational trip during the school year a form must be completed at least 5 days prior of leaving for the trip. This is so we can ensure teachers have adequate time to prepare any materials you child(ren) may need.

Information about the Form:

  • The completed form must be received in the building principal's office at least five (5) days in advance of the tour or trip.
  • Check the status of your request on EASD's online Community Portal on the attendance link. You are able to check future absences.
  • Forms that are received with less than 5 days notice may be coded as illegal absences

Click here to access the Educational Trip Form

This link can also be found on the East High page on the District website.

Parent/Guardian Technology Center

EASD students use electronic devices to access online resources for classroom instruction. Students in grades K-2 use iPads and Chromebooks while students in grades 3-12 use Chromebooks. Upon registering in the district, student technology accounts are created automatically so they are able to log in to district devices and access online instructional resources. Please read the information in the Technology Center to learn more about the student devices, technology accounts and troubleshooting measures.

Parents are encouraged to create their own technology accounts in our school systems to access their student's demographic information, digital report cards, and daily classroom instruction and grades.

For more specific information, such as where to find your student's Schoology Parent Access code please email techsupport@etownschools.org.

2021-2022 School District Calendar

Click the PDF below to download a calendar for this school year!
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