EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #8: 10.30.2020

Watch your inbox and EVHS website for a learning change announcement coming later today - 10/30/2020


Important Dates

November 4 - Non Student Contact Day - Professional Development Day for Staff

(New) Lifetouch Picture Retake Day - All Cohorts Wednesday, November 18th

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day for ALL cohorts will be Wednesday, November 18th from 8am-3:30pm. Photos will be taken by appointment in the South Gym. This schedule helps maintain physical distancing in the gym.

Students getting their pictures retaken should bring their picture packages with them to give to the photographers. To order new picture packages, go here.

(New) Lifetouch Picture Pickup/ID Cards

Digital Academy

Digital Academy students who were photographed by Lifetouch on September 30th can pick up their envelopes and ID cards at the West Entrance anytime during school hours (8am-3:30pm).

If you pre-ordered pictures online before picture day, your envelope will have your package order. If you didn't pre-order pictures but still were photographed, your envelope will contain a picture proof and ordering information.

If you didn't get your photo taken on picture day, RETAKE DAY is Wednesday, November 18th. Please sign up here for an appointment time.

Cohorts A and B

Cohorts A and B students who were photographed by Lifetouch on September 28th and 29th were given their picture envelopes during their Spark Advisory. If you didn't get yours, you can now pick up the envelopes at the West Entrance anytime during school hours (8am-3:30pm).

If you pre-ordered pictures online before picture day, your envelope will have your package order. If you didn't pre-order pictures but still were photographed, your envelope will contain a picture proof and ordering information.

ID Cards will be given out in Spark Advisory this week.

If you didn't get your photo taken on picture day, RETAKE DAY is Wednesday, November 18th. Please sign up here for an appointment time.

(New) Eastview Color Days

Eastview will celebrate our Color Day tradition next Thursday (11/5) and Friday (11/6). To those of you that are new to Eastview, Color Day is traditionally celebrated on the Friday of Homecoming Week and culminates in a raucous pepfest in the gymnasium.

Due to COVID and our cohort hybrid schedule we will celebrate on both Thursday and Friday next week, but without the pepfest.

Grade 9: wears the color white

Grade 10: wears the color grey

Grade 11: wears the color blue

Grade 12: wears the color black

We will be giving SPARK SPIRIT awards to the most spirited advisories, so:

  • Cohort A – wear your spiritwear on Thursday, November 5th
  • Cohort B – wear your spiritwear on Friday, November 6th
  • Cohort C/Digital Academy – wear your spiritwear on Friday, November 6th

More info will follow from your SPARK advisor. Get your spirit on!

(New) Teacher and Clerical Substitutes Needed

District 196 is in need of both Teacher and Clerical Substitutes. You can substitute teach with a 4 year degree in District 196 by obtaining a Short Call Substitute License at https://mn.gov/pelsb/. Along with that license, you will need to attend an orientation for Short Call Substitutes with District 196. Please consider signing up at https://www.district196.org/services/human-resources/substitute-teaching.

Clerical subbing covers a wide variety of duties with very flexible hours. Please consider your availability and if you're able to help out. To attend an orientation, visit https://www.district196.org/services/human-resources/clerical-substitutes. All questions can be directed to Barb Hall barb.hall@district196.org

(New) USDA Funding Allows For Free Student Meals Through the End of the School Year

The USDA has extended funding for free student breakfasts and lunches to the end of the school year. Students will not need to stop at the cashier to scan their meal-ID badge. However, students will continue to use the meal-ID for ala carte and adult meals will continue to be charged at full price.

Students will go through the cafeteria quicker without stopping at the cashier to scan their meal-ID. The same accounting will be implemented at the end of the day for take home meals. This new process should speed up the lunch lines and, hopefully, will increase participation.

(New) Panera Fundraising Night for EVHS Comp Cheer

The Apple Valley Panera is hosting a fundraiser night for the Eastview Competition Cheer Team on Friday, November 6 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Show this flyer on your smartphone or paper or let the cashier know you are supporting Eastview Cheer. For online orders, use code PRFUND before checkout in 'promo' field. Thank you for your support!

Student Support & Intervention Wednesdays

Our teachers and staff are available on Wednesdays to help students with their learning. Eastview offers additional student support and intervention that is available and accessible to all students. The goal is to dedicate time to increase our student achievement and success. We will use this time to supplement the interventions already happening every day for our students through individual or small group time (Zoom or in-person) to meet the learning needs of our students. Click the link below for more information.

Click here for more information about Student Support on Wednesdays

Last Year Locker Pickup

Did you get all your locker belongings at the end of the school year last year? For students that have not received their items from their locker, see Mr. Habeck in Student Services. We have your belongings available for pick up.

Eastview School Store

Did you know Eastview has an online store where you can purchase Eastview apparel and accessories? All orders placed online will be available for pick up at the west entrance security desk, usually within 48 hours. Check it out at https://eastview-school-store.square.site/ . You can also find the link on the Eastview High School home page under Community. Happy shopping!

Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals

District 196 provides healthy meals each day for all students. And your family may qualify for free or reduced-priced school meals. If you participated in this program last school year and wish to participate again this year, you must submit a new application each year. This program also waives co-curricular activity fees for the student.

Federal funds and school-related fees are determined with this information. The failure to complete the application could result in the loss of millions of dollars to our school system, which would negatively affect teaching and learning in a significant way.

All students in our district are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through the extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free meals program through the end of the school year, however, to be eligible for other benefits, it is important families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals still apply this year.

To apply, click here, or visit https://paypams.com/Applynowisd196 or call 651-683-6958 if you need assistance filling out the application.

Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Today

Orders are now being taken for the 2020-2021 Eastview yearbooks. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

More information about yearbooks, senior photo submission and senior grad ads can be found at www.yearbookforever.com.

Senior Photo Submission and Grad Ads

The deadline for submitting senior photos for inclusion in the yearbook is Friday, January 1st, 2021. You also have the option to purchase a Grad Ad for your senior.

Portrait Submission and Grad Ad Information

Submit Your Portrait or Purchase a Grad Ad

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.


Our school nurse is Melissa Persigehl, RN, BSN, LSN, PHN. Her contacts are melissa.persigehl@district196.org and 952-431-8923. This is monitored each day of the week and weekend.

  • We will be diligent in providing a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff.
  • Everyone has a responsibility in achieving a school that is safe.
  • The face covering policy and physical distancing (6 feet) protocol will be strictly enforced.
  • When students arrive to school in the morning, they will either eat breakfast (distanced in Student Commons) or go directly to their first class for the day. At the end of the day, students will leave the building unless they are waiting for a practice or activity that will begin at 3:15 pm.
  • The doors are unlocked at 7:30am for students to enter. Students should not arrive before 7:30am.

Parent/Guardians at Eastview

  • To ensure and protect the health and safety of our students and faculty/staff, parents & guardians will visit Eastview by appointment only. We will do what we can to accommodate meetings through Zoom call.
  • Parents & Guardians may continue to drop off items for students during the school day at our security office at our student entrance (door #1).

Let's commit to each other to (Refer to SMASH image below)

  • Be Aware and Monitor our health each day (see link below for a symptoms checklist)
  • Wash our hands properly.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance.
  • Wear masks/face coverings.
  • Show care for our community-#EastviewTogether!


From Community Education

The sky’s the limit! Lifelong learning. Find your passion now.

Do you like kids? Do you want to earn some money? Become certified to be a lifeguard or swim lesson instructor and apply to work in our pools!

Lifeguarding plus Waterpark Module Blended Learning (ages 15+)

Mon, Tue & Wed | Dec 28, 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 3 sessions | $270 | BHMS

Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning (ages 16+)
Mon, Tue & Wed | Dec 28, 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 3 sessions | $280 | BHMS


(New) Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check out this week's Counseling Newsletter today!

Class of 2021 College Process Documents and Instructions

  • Watch the "Intro to the College Process" video here!
  • View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.
  • Watch the "How to Request a Transcript" video here!
  • View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.
  • Watch the "How to Apply via Common App" video here!
  • View the steps to submit College Applications here. (NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)
  • Watch the "How to Apply to College" video here!
  • View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here
  • Watch the "How to Request Recommendations" video here!
  • Students can find these resources:
- Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
- Schoology Class of 2021 → Resources→ College Resources

Virtual College Events

View all upcoming Virtual College Visit Events or go to Naviance under “What’s New".


Nordic Ski Info Meeting

SNOW! It must be getting close to the start of the Nordic Ski season! Our 2020-21 season is scheduled to begin November 30.

Visit https://isd196nordic.shutterfly.com/ if you're interested in a fun and safe sport this winter. Follow instructions on the website to join or for additional information simply email us at isd196nordicskiteam@gmail.com. Registration is also live at MyPaymentsPlus.

The orientation meeting for the ISD 196 (Apple Valley, Eagan, Eastview, & Rosemount) Nordic Ski teams will be held Sunday evening, November 1st, via Zoom Meeting (see below) based on the following schedule:

New Skiers & Parents 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Returning Skiers & Parents 7:30 - 8:30 PM

All skiers and at least one parent must attend the Zoom Meeting. Contact Coach Abery for Zoom meeting info. Please join us for updated information, even if you haven't fully committed to joining (registration through MyPaymentsPlus required by the first day of practice). Email invites for attendance will be sent after completing the Team Enrollment Form on the website. New skiers will be asked to join from 6:30-7:30 and returning skiers from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

If you have a conflict and are unable to attend, please contact Coach Abery at abery001@umn.edu

Student and Parent/Guardian Fall Sports Surveys

Thanks to all of our students and families who participated in Fall Athletic programs at EVHS this year. It was most certainly an “unknown” if we would have or season or get through a full season, but thankful for our students to have the opportunity. For those who have concluded their seasons already or will be in the next couple of weeks with their culminating Section Tournaments we ask that you take a few minutes to fill out our STUDENT and PARENT/GUARDIAN Surveys.

Student-Athlete Survey: https://forms.gle/xYZzFwnVbAf1vH8P8

Parent/Guardian Survey: https://forms.gle/K8zBvRZPAsShwkTc7


(New) Join the EVHS Speech Team

Do you like to discuss? Do you like to act? Do you like to research? Then the EVHS speech team is for you. If you are interested in joining, here is the information packet:

Speech Information Packet

There will be help sessions from team members via zoom on November 3 and 5. See Instagram: evhs.speech and twitter: evhsspeech.

Other questions, please contact ryan.roseen@district196.org

(New) EVHS Lightning Press

We are proud of our Lightning Press staff for their most recent edition of our student-led, produced, and written publication. Click here to read the Lightning Press. Congratulations to our featured writers listed below for the new articles.

Akshara Molleti

Thor Reimann

Akansha Kamineni

Alli Hering

Vikash Giritharan

Rimika Dhara

Julia Prewitt

Rhea Rajvansh

Anushka Chaudhari

Sohan Addagudi

Thomas Nelson