East High Street Family Flyer

Week of September 13th and 20th

From the Principal's Desk...

Good Afternoon, East High Families!


Below is some important information for East High Street families. Please reach out with any questions you may have!



Kari Bittinger, East High Street Principal

kari_bittinger@etownschools.org

717-361-0099

Information from Back to School Night

Families of students in grades 1 and 2!


Below is the information that was presented during Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/9/21.


Please reach out to Mrs. Bittinger if you have any questions.

2021 - 2022 Grades 1 and 2 Back to School Presentation
East High Title I Presentation 2021

East High Street Comprehensive Planning Team: Parent Interest Form 2021-2022 School Year

We are looking for families who are interested in reviewing the Comprehensive Plan for East High Street Elementary School. Since East High is a Title I school we need to review the plan yearly with all stakeholders.


Our school team is comprised of administrators, professional staff members, parents/guardians, and community stakeholders. We will meet to review the comprehensive plan for East High Street Elementary School during the school day.


If you are interested in attending via Zoom OR wish to have the information sent home for you to review and provide feedback, please complete the form below with your information.


Thank you for your interest in the Title I Comprehensive Planning Team! Please contact Mrs. Bittinger with any questions.

From the art room...

Attention families of students in grades 1 and 2!


Please send in a paint shirts with your child. An old, larger t-shirt works great. Please put the shirt in a bag with your child's name and teacher on the bag.

From the PTO..

The first PTO meeting of the school year will take place in person in the East High lbrary and via Zoom at 6:30 on Thursday, September 23rd.


If you are attending in person, please be aware you must wear a mask when in the building. If you cannot attend in person or are not comfortable wearing a mask, please attend virtually. The Zoom link and agenda will be shared via School Messenger and Seesaw the morning of Thursday, 9/23.

ThoughtExchange - Future of Mill Road and Rheems Elementary Schools

The Elizabethtown Area School District board of education is gearing up for a final decision on whether or not to close Mill Road and or Rheems Elementary Schools. This process has involved tough and necessary discussions on possible school consolidations. At the October 12, 2021, workshop session, the school directors will hold discussions to find a consensus on the best option forward. In addition, before the October 12 workshop session, the school directors will conduct a second community forum on September 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. As part of this forum, the Board will review the pertinent information they will consider in deciding on the future of the schools. As such, the District is conducting this ThoughtExchange to gather final stakeholder perspectives before the school board holds the forum to discuss the possible closing of Mill Road and Rheems Elementary Schools.

We'd love for you to join the conversation. The Exchange closes on September 15 at 4 p.m. Click the link below to offer your thoughts. After submitting your ideas, you will be asked to rate the thoughts that others have submitted. All responses/ratings are anonymous.

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!

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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