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Homework Document

It is back! See the link below for this week's homework document:

Week of August 14th Homework Document

If you have any questions contact your child's teacher.

Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a partial solar eclipse with take place. It is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States. East is planning a voluntary viewing opportunity for students to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. We have purchased eclipse viewing glasses for students, faculty and staff and safety is always our top priority. We will take all precautionary measures to make this experience both safe and enjoyable.

Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Students will not be permitted to look at the partially eclipsed sun through unfiltered cameras, telescopes, binoculars, naked eye or other optical devices, with or without glasses. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness.

Because of the safety concerns, a parent or guardian signature is required to authorize his/her student to participate. Students whose parents do not complete this form will not be able to participate. Those without forms will stay inside and view the eclipse via a live feed provided by NASA.

Forms will come home tomorrow and are due Friday. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.

All Pro Dads is Coming to East

Join us for our first All Pro Dads meeting of the year on August 25th at 6 am in the Middle School East LGI room. Entry will be through Door 5. You can RSVP by clicking on the link below:

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From the Desk of the Athletic Coordinator

Greetings Flashes Fans,

The 2017/18 athletic campaign kicks off this week with all sports at East and West in action. Be sure to follow @FTMSAthletics on Twitter to get final scores and more throughout the school year.

Sports Picture days are scheduled for FTMS West on Monday, August 21st, 2017 and FTMS East on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 after school beginning at 3pm. All football pictures will be held at FTMS East.

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Bring Your Own Device Update For The 2018-2019 School Year

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Click on the following link to see staff member photos, school phone numbers, school e-mails, and also learn something new about a Flash Staff Member!

East TV Weekly Report

The FTMS East Media Aide class publishes a weekly video on upcoming events at East.
EasTV Aug 11 2017

Student Newsletter

Did you know our Media Aide students create a monthly newsletter? Check it out:

We need help to pull off our best Book Fair ever! Even an hour of your time would help. Sign up now!

Reminder!!!!! Registration Forms

All beginning of the year forms (medical, residency, etc) are available to be filled out online. Simply log-in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and click registration. Please ensure that you have your Infinite Campus username and password. These are required to fill out the necessary forms.

Infinite Campus login information can be obtained by emailing Additional information on accessing Infinite Campus is below.

All students, whether new or returning, are required to complete this process.

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From the School Counselors!

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon

All 6th Grade

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Mrs. Sarah Ready

All 8th Grade

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Students can make a request to see their counselor from any device with internet access! Simply click here! Parents can also request an appointment by using this request form.

For school counseling news and resources, visit the school counseling website by clicking here!

Spirit Wear Orders

Our PTC has once again put together an online spirit wear store. Check out the link below for more information. THE FINAL DAY TO ORDER IS AUGUST 25TH!

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Box Tops

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Text Book Rental

Textbook fees are now live in Infinite Campus, and can be accessed by logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Textbook fees can be paid in two ways:

1) With cash or check in the front office. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.. Also, textbook rental and other items (such as gym uniforms) cannot be paid for with the same check.

2) With a credit card via RevTrak. Go to: , create an account, and confirm your student's information. Instructions for paying student fees can be accessed within RevTrak by clicking Payment Guide. The Payment Guide is also pictured below.

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PTC Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 7pm

10440 Indian Creek Road South

Indianapolis, IN

We hope you can join us for our first PTC meeting of the year!

When: August 15th @ 7pm

Where: FTMSE Media Center

Questions: Contact our PTC at

PTC Spirit Night at Chicago's and Redline

Wednesday, Aug. 23rd, 5pm

5920 East Stop 11 Road

Indianapolis, IN

Mark your calendars! August 23rd is a PTC Spirit Night at Chicago's and Redline. 20% of all register receipts (dine in and carry-out) go back to our PTC. You just have to mention FTMS East when you pay. Thanks for supporting our PTC!!!!