EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #20: 11.23.2021

Important Dates
  • Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

New Absence Reporting System

In an effort to streamline the process for reporting a student absence at Eastview, families may now complete and submit a single online form.

Beginning November 19, our new District 196 Online Absence Notification System will allow families to report an illness or other absence, sign a student out, and alert staff of a late arrival. Once submitted, the system will directly notify your school.

The form may be accessed by clicking here. (See Button Below)

The form is also located on our Eastview website; under Families>Attendance Information, and under Contact, as well as on ALL district websites.

For ESPAÑOL and SOOMAALI language pages, which can be accessed in the top black utility bar of all websites, the form is available on the Attendance and Contact pages.

Please be aware that this new system will replace the steps previously taken to report an absence. During this transition, you may continue to send notes to our attendance office. However, we ask that you begin using the new absence notification system as soon as possible.

TONIGHT! EV Boys Hockey Fundraising Night at Jersey Mike's 11/23/21

Please support the Boys Hockey team and the start of their season with purchase from Jersey Mike’s in Apple Valley. 50% of all sales will go back to fund the hockey program. Tuesday evening, November 23rd, from 4-8pm. Click this flyer for more information.

Eastview Trip to Spain & Morocco, March 2023

Attention current 10th and 11th grade students. There will be an informational meeting for current 10th and 11th grade students interested in traveling to Spain and Morocco during Eastview’s spring break in March 2023. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 7:00 am in Room C332. Please contact Dr. Beach via email with questions at todd.beach@district196.org

Take the Minnesota Safe Learning Survey

The University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Education are inviting students in grades 6-12, families and educators to share their experiences with school over the past year. The Minnesota Safe Learning Survey, which was also administered in February and May 2021, is being given this last time to provide a picture of the landscape in education across Minnesota. Districts will receive local information to compare with statewide data. The survey closes November 24. Take the Minnesota Safe Learning Survey.

Attention, Seniors - Submit your Senior Portrait for the Yearbook

The deadline for senior portrait submission for the yearbook is Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing an optional Grad Ad for your senior.

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

Eastview School Store Now Open

Need some new Eastview gear? The Eastview Online Apparel Store is now open! You can choose from a wide variety of sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and mittens with additional new items arriving in the upcoming weeks. All items that are purchased through our online store are usually available for pick within 48 hours at the west door security desk between the hours of 7:40-3:30.

Beginning December 1st, the Eastview School store will also be open for in person visits on Wednesdays from 7:00-7:30 and during lunch. Stop down at the east end of the commons during those times to check out everything we have to offer.

Below is the link to the online store. Be sure to check the website often and order your Eastview spirit wear today!


**PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the online store will not be accepting orders 11-19 thru 11-27. We will reopen the online store Sunday, November 28 and begin fulfilling orders starting on Monday, November 29. Thank you for your patience.

Check Out The Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out the November 17th episode here.


ORDER - 2021-22 Yearbooks are now for sale! Go to www.yearbookforever.com and purchase yours today!

Educational Benefits Program (formerly Free and Reduced-Price Meals) Application

Students in District 196 will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year due to a grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. All families are still encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Upon approval, these benefits are extended to Activities/Athletics fees and more. A new application must be submitted each year.

Visit the District 196 Food & Nutrition Services website for more information.

Eastview High School and District 196 Text Messages

To opt in to EVHS and District 196 text messages, text Y to 67587. Carrier messaging rates may apply.


Senior Information


Please make sure you're checking out the College & Scholarship Information section weekly for important senior-related information.


Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing a Grad Ad for your senior.

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

*Deadline for submitting your senior photo to the yearbook is JANUARY 1, 2022.


Seniors, you can pick up your senior student ID cards at the West Entrance Security Office.

Health & Safety

Masks Required on Buses and Inside Schools

State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. The 2021-22 COVID-19 Operational Plan for Families, Students and Visitors to Schools that was unanimously approved by our School Board on August 26 requires all students, staff and visitors in all District 196 buildings to wear a face mask indoors when the local transmission level is “substantial” or “high” as measured by the CDC transmission matrix. Currently, the transmission level in Dakota County is high, meaning face masks will be required in our schools to start the year, just as they are required to enter a growing number of businesses, government buildings and on all public transportation and airline flights.

Your partnership is critical to the success of our students. We expect students, staff and visitors to comply with the mask requirement, as outlined in Administrative Regulation 708.7, COVID-19 Masks, until the COVID-19 spread in Dakota County drops to the “moderate” level of transmission. Masks help reduce spread and give us the best opportunity to provide consistent in-person education all year. Just like last year, students will have opportunities for mask breaks during the day, such as at lunch or while outside. If parents and guardians are concerned about their child’s ability to safely wear a mask, they should refer back to Administrative Regulation 708.7 COVID-19 Masks.

Our district is committed to doing all we can to ensure students can continue learning in person this school year. This includes HEPA filters in all learning spaces, social distancing, recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are eligible to receive them and requiring masks when the local transmission level is substantial or high.

Review and Update Emergency Information

If you haven’t already done so, please update your family’s information on record with the district by completing the online review in your Infinite Campus Parent portal account. This is the one time each year the district asks parents to complete the review to ensure schools have up-to-date contact information, emergency contacts, student health records and more. It is important for schools to have current information in order to be notified in case of emergency, changes in the school schedule and to receive regular communication from the schools and district.

All District 196 parents and guardians are encouraged to have an Infinite Campus Parent account of their own to stay involved in their child’s education, and to access end-of-term report cards, transcripts, attendance and other important information. Parents who do not have their own Infinite Campus Parent account can request an activation key from the office at their child’s school. For information on setting up an Infinite Campus Parent account and completing the online review, visit the Family Resources page on our district website.

We look forward to partnering with you to make 2021-22 a safe, fun and productive school year for all of our students and families.


Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check back in this space for the most up-to-date counseling news!

Wednesday November 24 Newsletter

Counseling Office Newsletter Archives

Peer Tutoring in Math

Every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm

Learning Commons

All students/math levels welcome!

NOTE: NO tutoring sessions on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Reminders for SENIORS and Their Families

Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).

View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.

View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
  • Schoology Class of 2022 → Resources→ College Resources

College Knowledge Month

Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter

Minnesota Private Colleges are having a number of events this fall. Check it out if you're interested! Click here for more info!

College Financial Aid information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Please go to www.fafsa.gov to complete this application. Information to assist in completing the application are also available on the FAFSA website. All seniors attending ANY type of post-secondary institution should complete the FAFSA.

New: Upcoming College and University Visits

Students should stop by the Counseling Office and get a pass to attend the college/university/military Rep Visit prior to the right visit. These university/college or military visits are small group meetings typically lasting 20-30 minutes. These admission reps are often times the same people that review college applications, so it's a great connection for students.


9:30am Gustavus Adolphus College


11:20am Army Reserves


12:45pm University of North Dakota


9:30am Saint Cloud State University

11:20am U.S. Air Force

Schedule of 2021-22 ACT Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

February 12, 2022 January 7

April 2, 2022 February 25

June 11, 2022 May 6

July 16, 2022 June 17

Registration and additional information can be found at www.actstudent.org.

2021-22 Administration Dates and Deadline for the SAT

SAT Test Registration Deadline

March 12, 2022 February 11

May 7, 2022 April 8

June 4, 2022 May 5

Registration and additional information can be found at www.collegeboard.org.


Winter Super Group

Winter super group start date: Monday Nov. 15th

End date: Thursday March 10th

Cost: $50.00(register through MyPaymentsPlus)

Training days each school day of the week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Start time: 2:45

End time: about 4:15

We will meet up at the northwest corner of our indoor track.

Contact Coach Swanson with any questions.




New: One Act Play Auditions

One Act Play auditions are tonight at 6:00pm in the PAC. Sign up and get materials in the main office.

New: BPA Meeting

Business Professionals of America – Contest Selection Meeting - Tuesday, 11/23 in C239, 7:15 a.m. or 2:35 p.m.

New: Ice Fishing Club info Meeting

Do you like to ice fish, try out new lakes, and meet other kids who like to do the same? Come to the ice fishing club meeting today, November 23rd, at 2:35pm in room B124.

New: National Speech and Debate National Tournament Qualifiers

Congratulations to senior Allison Champ and junior Sami Tesfaye for qualifying to to the 2022 National Speech and Debate National Tournament in Congressional Debate, held in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

Senior Ria Koppikar and sophomore Tirsit Enbackom also had a great tournament, as both placed as first alternates in their respective events. As a team, Eastview placed first overall and won the Central Minnesota District Sweepstakes Award in Congressional Debate.

In the next few weeks, many EVHS debaters will continue competing in other post-season events, including the Classic State Debate Tournament and the Public Forum Debate National Qualifying Tournament.

FCCLA Chapter Project Work Time

All FCCLA members are invited to come after school on Tuesday, November 23rd from 2:30-3:30pm in C139 to work on our next chapter project. Hope to see you there!

Interested in Writing for the School Newspaper?

If you are interested in writing for the Lightning Press, there will be a writers meeting in C236 on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 7:10 AM. If you have questions, please see Mr. Currie in C236.

Get Your Tickets for Eastview's Winter Musical

Eastview Performing Arts Department is proud to announce the winter musical, Urinetown!

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

December 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:00 p.m.

December 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets prices are:

Adults - $9

Seniors (62+) - $7

Students - $5

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.vancoevents.com/XME

Eastview Performing Arts Website

About Eastview High School

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