Cardinal Connection

East Parent/Caregiver Newsletter 9/2

Greetings East High School scholars, families, and caregivers,

The first day of school is around the corner and we are extremely excited to open East doors to all our new and returning scholars. We have spent the last couple of weeks preparing for their arrival and we can’t wait to see them in our classrooms, in the Commons, and in our new learning communities. See you on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:35 am. Go Cardinals!!

Orientation Information from Parents' nights

Thank you to all of our parents who attend our orientation nights. If you were not able to attend, here are the links to our family orientation by grade level.




We are looking forward to working with you this school year.

IDs and Athletic Pass Stickers

If you did not attend registration and need your picture taken, we will have a makeup day on Monday, September 12th for students to get their IDs.

Athletic Pass stickers for students who have purchased one after their ID picture was taken will be given to students at the end of the first week of school.

Yearbook Orders

Information about Purchasing a 2023 Yearbook:

Go to Type in “Sun Prairie” and make sure you click on Sun Prairie EAST. The yearbooks for East and West high schools will be different this year, so it is very important that you purchase the correct one.

You may also visit the following link:

Yearbooks must be pre-ordered to be guaranteed a copy of the 2023 Yearbook.

The price for the full-color book is $65 and will remain so until Nov. 20; the price at that time will be $70 until we place the final pre-order in January.

Senior Pictures for the yearbook

All senior portraits are due by November 1, 2022.

More information and specific details will be forthcoming. If you have any questions or concerns in the meanwhile, please contact Amanda Davis at (608) 834-6743 for Sun Prairie EAST.

Senior Ads for the yearbook

Purchasing Senior Ads:

To purchase a senior recognition ad, your submission of your Grad Ad is due by December 1, 2022.

You will purchase these at the same link where you can purchase the yearbook. Simply scroll down and click the button that says “Create My Ad.” Again, if you have any questions or concerns in the meanwhile, please contact Amanda Davis (EAST HS) at (608) 834-6743.

Parking Permit Process

What do I need to bring to apply for a parking permit?

  • Make, model and color of any cars the students would drive to school

  • A valid driver’s license

What is the process in determining who will get a permit?

In order to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to apply for a parking permit, students can apply at registration or during lunches on September 6th and 7th. On September 8th/9th, we will evaluate how many students have applied and randomly match students with a parking spot. If we do not have enough parking for students who applied, seniors will get first priority, then juniors and then as many sophomores as possible. Lottery drawings will be held at the sophomore level, if needed.

When will I find out if I get a parking permit?

Students/families will receive an email that they have a parking spot and that fees have been entered in IC by September 13th. Parking permits will be issued on Friday, September 16th for anyone who has paid the parking permit fee. Parking enforcement will begin on Monday, September 19th. The first two weeks of school numbered parking spots will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Parking Permit Guidelines

Bus Information

Buses will drop off at Door 16 in the morning

Students will get on the bus after school at the following locations

Routes #501-508 will pick up at Door 16

Routes #509-515 will pick up by Doors 8, 9, and 10

Buses will leave at 3:55pm

Students who did not pick up their bus tags during registration, can get them during lunches on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th

Athletics Updates

We look forward to a fantastic year in athletics and activities! A couple of quick updates/clarifications:

  • Athletes are not exempt from purchasing athletic passes if they plan on attending Sun Prairie East home athletic events. Athletes will need to purchase an athletic pass if they would like to have one.

  • Students who are dual enrolled at East and West can only purchase a pass for their "home" school.

Reminders for schedule changes

There have been a few changes in Infinite Campus since last Friday. Please check Infinite Campus for the most updated schedule. If you notice an error on your schedule or need to make a change (see our policy) then you can enter that here in the Schedule Change Request Form.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, September 6th - First day of school!
  • Tuesday, September 13th - 6 pm - 7:30 pm - Back to School Night
  • Monday, September 19th - Sun Prairie East High School Community Open House
  • Tuesday, October 18th-Picture Retake Day