Cougar Communication


Updates/Reminders 📣

Band Parent Meeting and Super Lesson

  • Tuesday, September 19th, 6:00pm at EES
  • 5th Grade Beginning Band 1st Lesson/Parent Meeting

    • Very 1st Beginning Band Lesson!!

    • Students need their instrument by this date.

    • Rented instruments will be handed out at this event.

Building Family Memories with Grandparents and Grand Friends (details below)

  • Friday, September 22nd

Early Release Day - Friday, September 22nd

  • Students will be dismissed at 11:30am

Homecoming Week is September 18th - 22nd (details below)

  • We are coordinating our dress up days with EJSHS students for Homecoming!

Grand-Parent and Grand-Friends Day!

We will be celebrating grandparents day on Friday, September 22nd.

Please call Eastland Elementary Office at 815-864-2300 to RSVP!

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Eastland Elementary School - Homecoming Dress Up Days!

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EJSHS HOCO Dress Up Days

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ALICE - Intruder Drill

Eastland School District will be conducting Blue Point Alarm and A.L.I.C.E.simulation drills throughout the district on Monday, September 25, 2023. The Blue Point Alarm is the system used to notify law enforcement of an active intruder in the school.

On September 25, 2023 we will be holding a Blue Point Alarm system test so students are aware of what the alarm sounds like. When the system test is complete, I will come over the PA system and announce “Please enter Lockdown. Locks, Lights, Out of Sight.” We will then practice the physical act of the lockdown with students in the classroom. Law Enforcement, Administration, and Support Staff will sweep the school and clear rooms before the lockdown is considered clear. This process should take no more than 5-10 minutes. When the lockdown is complete, teachers will discuss different scenarios with students. If the alarm sounds when not simulating a drill, immediate lockdown (locks, lights, out of sight) is in place until the location of the intruder is known, then A.L.I.C.E. protocols begin. Teachers will highlight the other letters in A.L.I.C.E. and when it would be appropriate use and what to do.

A.L.I.C.E. stands for:

A - Alert

L - Lockdown

I - Inform

C - Counter

E - Evacuate

Here is the link to Julia Cook’s book, I m Not Scared, I m Prepared, to help prepare students for the A.L.I.C.E. drill and scenarios.

Accelerated Reader (AR)

Parents and Guardians,

You have the ability to get an email each time your student takes an Accelerated Reader Quiz. If you would like to sign up for the emails please go to and then click on the Student/Teacher Clever Login button at the bottom.

When you get to the Clever Log in screen, type in Eastland where it asks for the school name. Once you have chosen your student's school click the Log in with Google button and enter (or have your child enter) your student's school email address and password. Once you are logged in you will see Renaissance Home Connect at the top of the page. Click the Get email updates link to receive an email on your student's progress.

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📱Important Phone Numbers to Know

Main Office of EES - 815-864-2300

Transportation Office - 815-493-6410

Main Office of EJSHS - 815-493-6341