Greyhound News Bi-Weekly 11/12/21

Winter Sports and Activities Seasons Start in November!

Winter Sports and Activity Information

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

Report Cards for Term 1

Report cards for Term 1 will be distributed to students during WIN on Monday, November 15, and will be viewable in Infinite Campus.

Some reminders about report cards this year:

1. We are back to regular grading. The options implemented during distance learning, including a 50% minimum F and an NC (No Credit) in place of an F, are gone. We are back to regular grading. Grade scales are set by teachers and were communicated in their syllabus at the beginning of the year.

2. This grade is 43% of their Semester 1 grade. Term 2 will be 43%, and the final exam will be 14%.

3. Students who have an F on this report card are ineligible to compete in an MSHSL activity. They may regain eligibility if they are passing all classes on December 3, the grade check date for ineligible students. (We only check grades for ineligible students on that date.) If they are failing any classes still at that time, they are ineligible until the Term 2 report cards are released.

4. TERM GPA is only used to calculate Honor Roll. The SEMESTER GPA is calculated into their Cumulative GPA, which is what becomes part of their official transcript and is used for ranking at graduation.

5. If you have questions about a grade, please contact the teacher.

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Sources of Strength is Back!

Please consider serving as a Peer Leader for Sources of Strength. All grades are welcome to be Peer Leaders!

Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.

Learn more about the program here.

Fill out the interest form found at

Save the Date--Friday, Dec. 3 (Period 3-5) Peer Leader Training. Pick up a permission slip in the Counseling Office, and they are due on Monday, Nov. 29th. If you have questions, you can contact Laura Horton, Jessica Forsman, or Jamie Savre. They are the Sources of Strength Advisors this year.

Hound Pack Calendar Fundraiser

This year our Hound Pack leaders are trying a new fundraiser to support their work with our 9th graders. They are selling calendars with photographs done by East student Colin Willemson! Colin is a 16-year-old landscape, adventure, and water photographer based in Duluth, Minnesota. He works to find and photograph unique locations as well as showcase the unseen beauty of popular areas on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Colin attends Duluth East High School.

Colin's description:

"The calendar starts off in January with a photo of the Palisade Head cliffs, with sea smoke on a sub-zero morning. The sea smoke theme is continued in February with sun-lit sea smoke drifting between an island, this was taken on a -25º F morning. For March we see the Northern Lights dancing over the shoreline of Tettegouche State Park. As spring slowly starts in Minnesota, I included two waterfall photographs. A large, raging waterfall, and the next month a small trickle next to a delicate display of ferns. In June, you will see a photo taken from in Lake Superior. With my wet suit, underwater housing, and paddle-board I captured an amazing sunrise reflection at Split Rock Lighthouse. In July the calendar displays a waterfall from a Minnesota slot canyon. The Milky Way Galaxy over Ellingson Island at Split Rock State Park brings the stars to the month of August. Fall starts and we see the fall colors at a beautiful stone bridge and a display below a large cliff in the BWCA. For November, I chose a windy and wavy day on Lake Superior. Finally for December, a rime ice-filled forest on a ski trail at Spirit Mountain."

Click to purchase Hound Pack Calendars!

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.


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 Reminder

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.

Remaining Saturday School Dates for 21-22 School Year:

  • 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,

Jon Flaa: Assistant Principal Ext. 2325,

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: 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


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.

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:

Counseling Office Notes


Click for resources both at East and in our local community for supporting student and family mental health.

Counseling Office Contacts:


Jenn LaBelle, Registrar: ext 2143,

Jamie Savre, Counselor (A-E): ext 2154,

Jessica Forsman, Counselor (F-La): ext 2041,

Morgan Costley, Counselor (Le-Re), ext 1262,

Laura Horton, Counselor (Rh-Z,) ext 1121,

Kerri Persons, Counselor (9th Grade), ext 1345,

Order Your Tickets for the A'la Carte Concert Event!

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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. We will have paper copies available.

Duluth East High School

Principal: Danette Seboe

Assistant Principals: Jon Flaa, Kyle Rock

Activities Director: Shawn Roed