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East High School - Sioux City, Iowa


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A Message from your Principal ~

Welcome back Raiders! I realize how confusing the first two weeks of school were with the Hybrid Model and now Tuesday, September 8, 2020, we return to a regular Face-to-Face Model with all students attending (except for students in the SCCSD Virtual School). We will return to having four blocks each day and lunch during your third block. Tuesday will be a B-Day and students will be traveling to Career Academy and Harry Hopkins. The bus leaves from Door 8 for those classes.

Homecoming will look different this year because of COVID-19. We will have Coronation Tuesday, September 22 at 9:30 AM. It will be limited to Royalty and four family members, however we will live stream the Coronation ceremony. The football game is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM. There will be Theme Days for the students to dress up, but we will not be able to have a dance, pep assembly, or parade.

The last day for students to change to, or return to, the SCCSD Virtual School will be Friday, September 4. The last day to add or drop a high school or WIT on-line class is Friday, September 11. Students taking an on campus WIT class only have until Tuesday, September 8 to drop the course. Electives are limited this year. The counselors are not be able to go over enrollment caps. This is why registration in the spring is important; it determines the number of sections we can offer.

A change this year is that all Physical Educations classes’ count toward GPA and freshmen are required to take Physical & Health Education. The Physical & Health Education class meets the States requirement for Health.

We are adapting to the many changes COVID-19 has brought to all of us. Thank you very being patient and understanding as we navigate the world with COVID-19. I want to thank the students and staff for following social distancing expectations and mask/shield requirements. You are making a difference!

Richard O. Todd
East High School Principal


National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Please congratulate Jaydn Roder on her selection as a 2021 National Merit Scholarship program semifinalists for the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship. She is one of 16,000 semifinalist out of the over 1.5 million juniors in 21,000 high schools who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). EHS wishes Jaydn the best as she will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

National Honor for “The Headliners”

The EHS Vocal Music Department is proud to announce that “The Headliners” have been invited to perform on the 2021 National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. To be considered, video recordings were submitted from the last three years, which were adjudicated by a “blind” panel. The ACDA hosts a National Convention every other year, and to be invited to perform is widely regarded as the pinnacle achievement for an American choir. We could not be prouder of our students and all their hard work that made this possible.

Unfortunately, as you might expect, the Convention – which was supposed to be in Dallas next March – has been moved to a virtual format. So, while our students will not get the experience of performing live, a professional video (which we’ll spend the next few months producing) will be shown to thousands of choral conductors and musicians from around the world as part of the Virtual Convention in March.

Thank you to the Sioux City and East High communities for your continued support of Vocal Music at EHS!



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Notes from the Nurse -


This is Mrs. Treft, your school nurse from East High. This message is regarding immunization requirements for your student’s senior year at East High. Iowa law has requirements that affect your student.

Your senior student needs to have (1) dose of meningitis vaccine after the age of 16. Your student may have already had one required dose of this in middle school, however, you need to make sure a second one was given after the age of 16.

You will probably need to check with your physician’s office to see what your status is. If you have a copy at home or receive a new copy from your Dr’s office with an update, please send it to me at East High. Our fax number is 712-274-4670.

This is very important to take care of before August 25th as Iowa law states this is mandatory before admittance to their senior year.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

JUNIORS - Important Information - ACT Testing

Next EHS Test Date & Registration Deadline

Test Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Registration Deadline: September 17, 2020 - REGISTER ONLINE at

Questions, please email your Counselor.

Please see ACT 2020 / 2021 Calendar on the bulletin boards to see other upcoming ACT Testing and Deadline Dates.


East High has school supplies and backpacks in a variety of colors available for students. If your student is in need of one or both items, please have the student stop by and see Ms. Heath in Office 107. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Heath at 712.274.4000 ext 3110 she will be happy to assist you and get one to your student.

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The Sioux City Community School District is currently hiring for the following positions:

· Substitute School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Assistants

· Substitute Building Service Technicians

· Substitute Teachers and Substitute Instructional Assistants

· Substitute Food Service Workers

The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. To learn more about job qualifications and our available opportunities, please visit our website:

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.

The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment. Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.

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East High School exists to empower our students to EXCEL in activities, ACHIEVE in academics
and SUCCEED in reaching their full potential through long standing TRADITION.