Patriot News

September 3, 2021

Message from Principal Dr. Gideon and Assistant Principal Mr. Cowart

Eisenhower Students and Families,

The faculty at Eisenhower are super excited to welcome you during this upcoming school year, where our emphasis will be focused on building relationships and engaging students. We want to ensure academic recovery and excellence while providing a lot of care and support. This week students were back on campus, picked up schedules, and toured Eisenhower campus during Patriots Day on August 31. Mr. Cowart, the staff, and I were so happy to see so many faces. Also, this week, the faculty returned, and we were immersed in planning and preparation to welcome students back to the first day of school next week on Wednesday, September 8. (Student Calendar 21-22)

Our focus on the first five days of school is to ensure we build relationships with our students. We want the students to feel safe, comfortable, and supported as we welcome them back to school.

Below is essential information we would like to share for students and families to be ready when you enter on the first day of school.

Students get excited, I can't wait to see you!

Educationally Yours,


Dr. Gideon

Assistant Principal

Mr. Cowart

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Important Dates

On September 22, we will be hosting our curriculum night between 5-7 PM on the Eisenhower campus, which is an excellent opportunity to meet your child's teacher and get to know all of the beautiful things your teachers are offering your students.

Laptop Distribution

Chromebooks will be distributed during the first three days of school for students who do not have one. To get a Chromebook, both student and parent MUST fill out this form and sign it.

Student Technology Use Agreement (English) - Technology Hand Book

School Hours

School Bell Schedule:

Regular Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Learning Improvement Friday: 8:15 a.m.- 1:42 p.m.

Eisenhower Bell and Lunch Schedule

Parent Lot Student Drop Off Directions

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Breakfast and Lunch

Menus – To find out the menu for breakfast and lunch at your child's school, please visit our "My School Menus" website.

Meal Pricing - School meals are offered at no charge for all students on-site during the 2021-22 school year. The meal program is federally funded and the USDA reimburses meals costs.

Free and Reduced Meals Applications - Even though meals are free this year, families are still encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application. Free and reduced approved applications help fund other programs and help waive additional fees for your family.

  • Free and reduced meals online application is linked here.

  • Paper applications will be available at your child's school beginning in August.

More information about school meals is available on our Food & Nutrition Department webpage.


K-12 students who live more than a one-mile radius from school are eligible to ride a school bus. To find your school and bus route please visit the transportation webpage.

Parent Technology Tools

CANVAS - Canvas is a learning management system (Canvas LMS) that equips teachers and students with a dynamic, easily accessible content portal. Parents may use the Canvas Parent App to keep track of their child's classes in Canva.

HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC) - Home Access Center is an online application where K-12 students and parents go to:

  • update their own phone number or email information

  • enroll another child in school

  • complete annual update forms including emergency contacts, family military status, home language and more

  • access attendance, discipline, test results, IEP plans and transportation information

GRADEBOOK FOR FAMILIES - Gradebook offers parents and students secure online access to real-time information about how students in your family are doing in school. Gradebook allows guardians of students to sign up for email subscriptions to grade and assignment reports, view their student's current grades, assignments and attendance.

Please visit our Technology webpage for more information and to view frequently asked questions.


As staff and students return to buildings this fall, we will continue to follow requirements set by the Washington State Department of Health.

Masks - We understand there are many different philosophies on requiring students and staff to wear masks while in school. Our utmost concern is for the health and safety of our students and staff. With the increasing number of COVID cases and the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID, our state superintendent of schools and governor have mandated masks be worn in school when we start in September 2021.

This is a requirement for all students and staff who are working where children are present regardless of vaccination status. This is a requirement by law and is not at the discretion of local school boards, local superintendents or principals, therefore, Everett Public School students and staff (while children are present) will be wearing masks. Similar to last year, there will be accommodations made if a student has a disability that prevents them from masking.

Social Distancing - While students are at school, there will be social distancing protocol in place. The requirement for schools is to "maintain physical distance of three feet or more between students in a classroom setting to the degree possible and reasonable, that allows for full-time, in-person learning for all students" (Department of Health requirements for K-12 schools). Our classrooms will be set up to provide three (3) feet of social distancing at a minimum.

Extra safety measures - Per requirements for all school districts, school ventilation systems are inspected, cleaned and repaired as needed. Restrooms have increased exhaust ventilation as well. There are hand sanitizing options available throughout schools, and protocols in place in case a child gets sick at school. More details will be available before school starts.

Please review the following Covid Family Safety Handbook 21-22.

Robotics TEAM

Dear Eisenhower Parents,

  • Is your student passionate about coding in Scratch?

  • Is your student excited about designing, building, and coding Spike Prime robots?

  • Is your student interested in conducting a research project about a real-world problem and designing unique solutions?

  • Is your student interested in being part of a close-knit team for the next several months?

If so, the Eisenhower Robotics Team might be the perfect fit!!!

If participation in this team peaks your student's interest, please have *your child* complete and submit this Eisenhower Robotics Team Application by next Friday, September 10.

*Please note​* - the success of this team is dependent upon the members' abilities to take initiative, follow-through and problem solve. It is important that YOUR CHILD complete and submit this form. If it seems like something your child would benefit from, please encourage him/her to apply.

Important logistics to consider as a family:

  • Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday 2:55-5:00. Some optional Saturday morning practices will also be scheduled later in the season. Students may take the activity bus home at 4:00 if transportation at 5:00 cannot be provided.

  • The season will run from September 14 until AT LEAST mid-December, possible extending through January if the team qualifies for semi-finals.

  • Some work at home will likely be necessary.

  • Parents will be asked to contribute $35 toward season expenses (team shirts, competition props, lunch on competition day).

  • Parents will be responsible for transportation to and from practices and competitions.


Anne Gamache


All information regarding athletics has been updated on the school's website. You can find schedules, how to register for sports, and how to turn in a physical format:

Question about athletics? - Contact Jon Cowart, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director