August Event Reminders 8.19.22

Jump Start, Hound Pack, Open House

Jump Start Volunteers Needed!

We need help! Jump Start is a major event and we can't do it without you. Please consider coming in to help out for 2 hours that day. THANK YOU!

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Make sure all forms below are completed by Jump Start!

Required Back-to-School Forms

REQUIRED FOR EVERY STUDENT: To be completed and submitted by Jump Start (Wednesday, August 24, 2022) in order to pick up schedules and locker information. Thank you for taking the time each year to learn about our policies and procedures and to help us learn about your student! If you don’t attend Jump Start these forms must all be completed by Friday, September 9, 2022.


Option 1: ONLINE FORM COMPLETION


Option 2: PRINTABLE OPTION - request copies from the office at 218-336-8845 or stop in to the office or print from here:

  1. Academic Honesty Agreement (signature is included in Handbook Consent Form)
  2. Attendance Policy and Procedure Summary

Jump Start is Scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 12:00-5:45 P.M.

Please click the link above if you're able to help with Jump Start!


Jump Start registration will take place on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 12:00-5:45 P.M. This year to control the flow and lines, we are again asking that you sign up for a time slot. Please click here or on the button below to sign up: Jump Start 2022

*DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY; the doors will not be opened until 12:00.


What is Jump Start?

  • Students will receive their schedule and locker assignments. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join their students at Jump Start.
  • All students in grades 9-12 will have their school pictures taken on this day. For grades 9-11 this photo is for the yearbook and a new student ID. Seniors are required to get their photo taken for an ID that all students MUST have. You must be recognizable, no face paint, hats or sunglasses.
  • All required forms are linked in this newsletter and can be found on our website. We ask that you complete the forms prior to Jump Start, but they are all REQUIRED to be completed by Friday, September 9, 2022. If you are unable to complete the forms online, we will have paper forms available at Jump Start and in the office during open hours.
  • Visit our Activity Fair! It will be also open again during Open House. This is an amazing chance to visit tables set up around our commons area and learn more about the incredible opportunities to participate in activities outside the classroom.
  • If you are entering grades 10, 11, or 12 and are new to our building, we will have students available on Jump Start Day to take you on a tour. Take the opportunity to find your classes and learn your way around. (9th grade students will have full tours during Hound Pack on August 31.)
  • Unless you are on a guided tour, you may not be anywhere else in the building that day. Please come to Open House to find your locker, follow your schedule, etc.

Printed Planners will be available for all students again this year. Pick up at Jump Start or in the Main Office after Jump Start.

Click the flyer above to place an online order for school photos!

The link above is active for 48 hours after picture day. Once this code expires, families can still order pictures through MyLifetouch.com for their students with the codes (Portrait ID & Access Code) that are provided on the proof sheet. These proof sheets come with the bulk shipment of packages approximately 3-4 weeks after picture day. Every student who had a picture taken will receive a proof sheet.

If you have questions about their order, or are having troubles ordering, contact LIfetouch Customer Care at 1-800-736-4753. The hours are Monday - Friday. 8 A.M.-8 P.M., EST.

DRAFT Schedules only at Jump Start

You'll be able to pick up a copy of your TENTATIVE schedule at Jump Start. After that time, you'll be able to schedule an appointment to see your counselor if changes are NEEDED. If you miss Jump Start, schedules will be open to view in Infinite Campus beginning at 4 P.M. on Friday, September 2.


SCHEDULES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. As changes are made, we often need to re-balance classes. The classes you have shouldn't change, but the hour and teacher might. You'll get a fresh copy of your final schedule when you report to your WIN teacher right away on the first day of school.


Schedule changes will ONLY be made if a form is completed and turned in (NO EMAIL OR PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED)


Any student who meets any of the allowed circumstances may pick up a schedule change request form that must be signed before it is turned in to the counseling office. Please be patient when requesting a schedule change. Counselors are unable to meet with everyone on the first day and you may have to wait for an appointment. Students should report to their assigned class until the meeting with their counselor to see if a change is possible.
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Senior portraits are due to the yearbook by October 28, 2022

It’s time to have your student’s senior portrait taken if you haven’t already.


Pictures are due to the yearbook staff by October 28, 2022. Portraits received after are not guaranteed to be included in the yearbook.


While most major photography studios in the area already have these specifications, please have your photographer make or send digitally a print that matches the following:

  • Head-and-shoulder shots only.

  • No full body photos, no pets, & no props!

  • Photos must be VERTICAL.

  • COLOR or BLACK & WHITE photos; however, please note, the photo we receive is what we’ll use. With over 350 seniors, we need you to give us the exact photo to use. We may have to zoom in or out of the photo to fit the predetermined size for the portrait pages, but otherwise, your photo will not be touched.


NOTE: Any senior who needs to have a portrait taken can have one done by the Lifetouch photographers at Jumpstart or at the make up day in September.


Please e-mail pictures to the Birch Log staff at dulutheastbirchlog@gmail.com


Your photographer or company who took your photo may be sending them to us. You'll need to check with them. If not, you can just email us at the email posted above.


** If you have a paper (printed out) photo, mail it to Duluth East Birch Log c/o Heidi Bohlmann, 301 N 40th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55804. You'll want to write on the envelope "Photos- Do Not Bend."


Special note to photographers:

If you are planning to submit photos digitally, they must a minimum of 300 dpi. They can be submitted on CD (mailed to East) or online to dulutheastbirchlog@gmail.com.


*** During the month of October, when many are sending the images, we will email you back as soon as we can that we've received. If you do not receive a note of receipt, email or call us. The Yearbook office phone number is: 218.336.8845 ext. 2163.

Duluth East High School

Principal: Danette Seboe

Assistant Principals: Jon Flaa, Kyle Rock

Activities Director: Shawn Roed