Eastview High School

Back to School Update: August 26, 2022

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Eastview High School, I am excited to welcome you to a new school year. Our Eastview Scholars will return to school on Wednesday, August 31. Please note the special schedule and accommodated bus transportation for our first day of school.

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the information provided here. The start of each new school year is filled with excitement and anticipation and we are excited for all of our students to be here at Eastview. The information included with this message will help you and your child prepare for the the new school year. We are here to partner with you! Our dedicated teachers want to work with you as a team to ensure your children, our students, have all the necessary supports to make their learning experience a successful one.

Bruce Miller


Information Included:

  • First days of school schedule information
  • Important Dates for Quarter 1
  • Daily Bell Schedule
  • Parking Permits
  • Student Schedule Review
  • Athletic Registration
  • Attendance Matters
  • Educational Benefits
  • School Meals
  • District-issued iPad Protection Plan
  • School Safety & Security
  • Volunteer Information
  • Back to School Immunization Information
  • Email & Text Communications

Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1

The purpose of these days is to welcome students back to Eastview High School, create classroom connections, introduce course information and establish Eastview expectations.

Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 31.

  • On Wednesday, August 31, 9th grade students will attend school all day, from 7:40am-2:30pm. All students will attend from 11:05am-2:30pm (10-12th grade students will begin their day at 11:05am).

  • On Thursday, September 1, all students will attend school for a normal school day.

Bus Transportation Times on Wednesday, August 31

Bus transportation will be available for a later, second pick up time on Wednesday, August 31 to accommodate the late start time for 10-12 grade students needing transportation to school. Bus routes will return to normal at the end of the day for all students.

9th grade students will have a normal bus pickup time on Wednesday, August 31.

For 10th-12th grade students needed bus transportation a modified pick up route has been created. Please see the pickup times and locations below for students needing bus transportation on August 31.

All students will have normal bus routes returning home from Eastview on August 31.

EAGAN PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATIONS (see photo of map below)

  • 10:28 pick up time at Thomas Lake Road & Thomas Lake Point Road (stop #1)
  • 10:31 pick up time at Clemson Drive & Oak Ridge Circle (stop #2)
  • 10:35 pick up time at Blackhawk Road and Trailway Drive (stop #3)
  • 10:39 pick up time for 2140 Cliff Hill Lane (stop #4)
  • 10:41 pick up time for Erin Drive & Villa Parkway (stop #5)
  • 10:43 pick up time for Cinnamon Ridge Trail & Slater Road (stop #6)
  • 10:55 arrival at Eastview High School ((stop #7)


  • 10:43 pick up time at 153rd and Flower Way (stop #1)
  • 10:45 pick up time at 158th and Entrance to Hearthstone Apartments (stop #2)
  • 10:46 pick up time at 157th Street West & Kingston Green Apartments-Middle Entrance (stop #3)
  • 10:50 pick up time at Upper 147th Street West & Evergreen Trail (stop #4)
  • 10:55 arrival at Eastview High School (stop #5)

NOTE: All pickup times and routes will return to normal on Thursday, September 1.

If you have questions, please call 952-431-8900.

Schedule for Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1

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Career Development Students on Wednesday and Thursday, August 31 and September 1.

Students enrolled in Career Development courses will attend school at EVHS and report to the Performing Arts Center during their Career Development periods on August 31 for an orientation. Career Development students will begin attending their Career Development classes at their specific locations on Thursday, September 1.

There is so school on Friday, September 2-Monday, September 5.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 6. The daily class and bell schedule is below. We will follow the Wednesday schedule on September 7.

Important Dates through Quarter 1:

  • Monday, July 18: Online Athletic Registration Opens
  • Monday, August 1: Parking Permits Available for Purchase
  • Friday, August 12: Course Schedule Review Begins
  • Monday, August 15: Fall Athletic Practices Begin
  • Monday, August 29: 9th Grade and New Student Orientation @ 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 31 — First Day of School
  • Friday, September 2 — No School
  • Monday, September 5 — No School
  • Tuesday, September 6 — School resumes
  • Monday, September 12 — Student Pictures (Grades 9-11) during the School Day
  • Monday, September 12 — Parent/Guardian Open House to Meet Teachers
  • Week of September 26-October 1 — Homecoming Week
  • Week of October 3-6— Quarter Mid-Term Week
  • Thursday, October 6— Teacher Conferences evening
  • Friday, October 7 — Teacher Conferences morning
  • Friday, October 7 — No School
  • Thursday & Friday, October 20 & 21 — No School for students
  • Friday, November 11 — Final day of Quarter 1

Daily Bell Schedule (Beginning Tuesday, September 6)

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Parking Permits for Student Lots West of EVHS

  • Permits for Q1/Q2 (August 31-January 27) are available for purchase beginning Monday, August 1.
  • Permits may be picked up in the EVHS Learning Commons between 12:30pm-2:00pm on Thursday, August 25 and Monday, August 29.


Follow the steps below to purchase a parking permit.

1. Go to the MyPaymentsPlus and Login: Click here or below for MyPaymentsPlus

2. Under Events/Activities Type “Parking” in the Search Box
3. Select “22-23 EVHS Parking Permit (Semester 1)“ for the student who will be driving.
4. Click on “Add to Cart” button“ (lower right corner)
5. Complete the application and click on the “Save” button (lower left screen) to proceed to the payment screen.

Student Schedule Review

Beginning Friday, August 12 and ending Friday, August 19, students (grade 10-12) and parents will review class schedules. The purpose of this schedule review is to check for accuracy based upon requests made during the registration process in January and February. Freshman and new students will receive their schedules at our Orientation on Monday, August 29 at 6:30pm.

Athletic/Activities Registration

Students participating in fall athletics may register with the MyPaymentsPlus link on the Eastview webpage. Fall Sports begin on Monday, August 15 and each student-athlete must have a current physical on file in order to be able to register.

Attendance Matters

Our district and school districts across the country are looking at the relationship between chronic absenteeism and student academic success. We know that attendance and engagement in school are important factors in a student's learning and social/emotional development. Students who are absent from school miss out on the valuable learning activities that take place in the classroom, both with the teacher and with peers. Even strong students with good grades can fall off course in school if they miss too many classes; lessons build on one another and move more quickly in the upper grades. While students may complete some or even all of the work missed, the learning experience is significantly altered. When students miss a class, it is difficult to simulate the missed teacher instruction, peer discussions and classroom experiences.

All Families Are Encouraged to Apply for Educational Benefits

All families are encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Your children may qualify!

State funds help pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no cost. State funds also help pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students receive breakfast at no cost. A NEW application must be submitted each year.

If a household meets the State/Federal guidelines and is approved this provides students with school meal benefits and supports your child’s school. Your approved application provides critical funding to our school district. This compensatory aid helps increase funding for teachers, paraprofessionals and social workers to include math and reading support. An approval for educational benefits also allows families to receive discounted Activities/Community Education fees. Learn more about the Educational Benefits Program >

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School Meals

The special funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provided student meals at no charge has expired. For the 2022-2023 school year, prices will be as follows:

  • High school (9-12) lunch is $2.65 and breakfast is $1.60.
  • A la carte items vary by price, second entrees are $3.00, and additional milk is $0.40.

There is no charge for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch. A second full breakfast or lunch for a student is the same price as an adult breakfast ($2.05) and lunch ($3.85).

Milk is included with all meals, but for additional cartons of milk or if purchased separately, it is an Ala Carte charge of $0.40 each for all eligibility levels.

For questions about your student’s meal account or balance information, please contact Ryan Koslrud, our food services manager, at ryan.kolsrud.district196.org.

District-Issued iPad Protection Plan

After waiving the fee the last two years, District 196 is once again offering an optional iPad Protection Plan for the 2022-23 school year to help protect against unexpected costs for accidental damage to or loss of a district-issued iPad. Prior to 2020-21 and again this upcoming school year, families may opt into the protection plan for $20 per iPad for the entire school year. There is a reduced fee for students eligible for the Educational Benefits Program, so it is recommended that parents and guardians complete that application first. Go to https://www.district196.org and select Services/Food and Nutrition Services.

All families are asked to accept or decline the optional iPad Protection Plan by Monday, September 19, at which time a non-response will be considered declining the offer. To make their choice, parents and guardians log into their MyPaymentsPlus account, do a search for “iPad” and select one of only two options presented: to accept the protection plan or to decline it. Both options include the Student User Agreement for review and acknowledgement. For directions on using MyPaymentsPlus or creating an account, go to https://www.district196.org and select Community/Family Resources. For assistance, families should contact their child’s school.

For more information, click the link below.

School Safety & Security

Safety and security of our students is important. In a continued effort to enhance student and facility security the West-Lower/Main Entrance (door #1) is the single point of entry while school is in session (between 7:40am – 2:30pm). Individuals may use both the West and North (door #8) entrance before school until 7:40am. Visitor parking will also be available in the West/Main Parking Lot for convenient parent access.

Parent & Family Engagement: Volunteer Opportunities

Eastview is very appreciative of our many volunteers. Family involvement is at the heart of the quality of the Eastview Learning Community. There are numerous options and opportunities for engagement. Click below to learn more and indicate your desire to volunteer.

Back to School Immunization Clinics Available for Students

District 196 has partnered with Homeland Health to offer free back-to-school immunization clinics for students beginning August 24. Participation in these clinics is voluntary, with the purpose to bring students up-to-date with their immunizations. The clinics are funded through COVID-19 relief funding. No appointments are necessary, and no insurance, state ID or other form of documentation is required. (Homeland Health Specialists does request insurance be provided if the child is insured.) All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and the adult must give consent.

To enroll in child care, early childhood programs and school in Minnesota, parents or guardians must show that their child has received the required immunizations for their age or file a legal exemption. Parents may file a medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a conscientious objection signed by a parent or guardian and notarized. This information must be on file with the school nurse before the first day of school.

All required school vaccinations and the COVID-19 vaccination will be available at these events. No appointments are necessary. For more information about immunizations, visit the Health Services webpage, District196.org/services/health-services/immunizations.

August 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road, Apple Valley

August 29, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Valley Middle of STEM, 900 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley

August 31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Oak Ridge Elementary School, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan

August 31, 1-3 p.m.

Echo Park Elementary School, 14100 County Road 11, Burnsville

August 31, 4-6:30 p.m.

Cedar Park Elementary School, 7500 Whitney Drive, Apple Valley

September 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cedar Park Elementary School, 7500 Whitney Drive, Apple Valley

September 1, 1-3 p.m.

Echo Park Elementary School, 14100 County Road 11, Burnsville

September 1, 4-6:30 p.m.

Oak Ridge Elementary School, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan

Email & Text Communication

Through the current email which we have in your Campus Parent portal, you will receive weekly and timely school information. If necessary, you may update your email in your Campus Parent portal account.

You may also choose to receive less frequent text messages for more urgent information or timely reminders from District 196 and Eastview High School by texting “Y” to 67587. You may text “N” to 67587 to stop the messages.