Titan Times

Eastlake High School

Greetings from Eastlake High School

Dear Titans:

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! My name is Ricardo Cooke and I have the honor of being the incoming principal for our amazing school. I had the good fortune of working with many of our students and community members over the last two years as the principal of Eastlake Middle School. I plan to hold a community meeting soon to promote our partnership in the academic and social progress of your student. I will work with our talented staff to make our school an inclusive, supportive and positive place for each student. I will primarily use this newsletter as a means of communication. You will find valuable information including the week at a glance section for planning purposes. In addition, you can find updated and important information on our website (elh.sweetwaterschools.org). You can always email me directly or call the school with questions, concerns and/or comments.

Each new school year presents an awesome opportunity to accomplish new goals, meet new people and to start exploring life after high school. Our counselors, teachers, administrators and classified staff are here to help you and your students during this journey. In order for us to become stronger partners and advocates for each other, I do ask parents and guardians to please consider some of the professional norms that I expect of our staff:

1. Assume Positive Intentions. We are here to do our best and at times there can be miscommunication or misunderstandings about expectations. Engage in a positive and professional dialogue with your concerns. We will provide our students and community members with the Titan Expectations Handbook at the beginning of the school year. Please familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures.

2. Seek Solutions Together. We are committed to a constructive and positive partnership. Often, there is information that we are not privy to in regards to your student. Let us use our resources at school to assist you and make accommodations to the best of our ability. We are a team. I will host regular Coffee (sometimes Pizza or Carne) with the Principal. This is also a great time for your voice to be heard.

3. Stay Involved. We hope you will join us regularly at school events and be a part of our parent-teacher organization. Continue to ask your students what they were learning, how they learned it/demonstrated mastery and why they were learning it. Check in about social and emotional needs - We have tremendous resources to assist as needed. Your students need you no matter what they might say!

You and your child matter to me and this staff. I promise to give you my best in creating positive and lasting memories at Eastlake High School. You are a part of a tremendous legacy of excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Help us to improve every day. I look forward to our time together and as always, Go Titans!

In Service,

Ricardo Cooke, Ed.D.

Key Dates for the School Opening

School front office personnel will be at school starting July 8th to assist with questions about registration or school procedures.

Freshmen Orientation: Friday July 12, 7:50 am to 12:30 pm.

Gear Up Day (Textbook, Pictures, Spirit Gear, Join PTSA) - please visit the school website for maps. If you have issues with these dates, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you:

Incoming 9th Graders


A-L 8 am – 10 am – Meet in the gym

M-Z 10:30 am -12:30 pm – Meet in the gym

12th Graders

7/15 1 pm - 2 pm

10th Graders

7/16 8 am - 10 am

11th Graders

7/16 11 am -12 pm

First Day: July 22nd at 7:45 AM. Please plan appropriately.

New Start and End Time

Please be aware that this year, Eastlake High School will start at 7:45 and end at 2:40. We will update the website with the new bell schedules as well as important dates. Plan accordingly for heavy traffic around the school during the beginning of the school day.

Interested in Football and Other Fall Sports?

If your son or daughter wishes to play football, they can join us at the Eastlake weight room at 7:45 am Monday through Thursday, to sign up and join summer conditioning. Please contact Coach Mac at john.mcfadden@sweetwaterschools.org. There will be information about all Fall sports and tryout dates during the first week of school. All students will need a physical on file and the completed sports packet (available here: http://elh.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/). You can contact the athletic director, Mr. Mario Ramirez, for more information. He can be reached at mario.ramirez@sweetwaterschools.org. Also, check the website from time to time for updates. School personnel will be on the office this Monday the 8th to assist you.