East High Street Family Flyer

Week of January 24th and January 31st

From the Principal's Desk...

Good Afternoon, East High Families!

Please review the upcoming events at East High Street for the next 2 weeks of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you!

Kari Bittinger, East High Street Principal



Upcoming Important Dates

Friday, January 28, 2022

  • Wear your Leadership Shirt to School

Habit 4 from Mrs. McDermott's AM Kindergarten Class

"Think win-win means sharing and making sure that other's get a turn. It means we care about other people's feelings. We can also think win-win by being helpful and cleaning up after ourselves at school and at home."

Congratulations to our January Leaders of the Month!

The students below have demonstrated the 7 habits in their daily lives!

We are so proud of you!

Families - Please complete the district's ThoughtExchange!

Students have a better chance of success in school and life after graduation when schools, families, and communities work together. As such, the Elizabethtown Area School District is conducting a ThoughtExchange to gain stakeholder insight into our communities' hopes and dreams for our children and what they expect from the public school district experiences. ThoughtExchange promotes stakeholder engagement through a user-friendly, online tool that allows community members to share their thoughts and ideas on a specific topic. We'd love for you to join the conversation. The Exchange closes on January 31 at 4 p.m. Click the link below to offer your thoughts and/or see what others in our community are saying. All responses and ratings are anonymous.

Click here to complete the ThoughtExchange!

The Exchange closes on January 31 at 4 p.m. Click the link below to offer your thoughts and/or see what others in our community are saying. All responses and ratings are anonymous.

Reminders about Chromebooks for students in Grades 1 and 2

  • The devices are being sent home daily with students in grades 1 and 2.
  • Chromebooks will be sent home with kindergarteners soon! Stay tuned for more information.
  • Devices need to come to school fully charged each day!
  • Students need to bring the chromebook, charger and case to school daily in order for instruction to occur in school.
  • Families - Please consider taking off the long strap on the Chromebook case. Most students are not using the long strap and are using the handles. We have had many students trip over their straps in the hallways when walking in and out of school.

Winter Recess Reminder

Students go outside for recess on cold winter days as long as the feels like temperature is 20 degrees or above at the time of recess.

A heavier coat, gloves and/or a hat is recommended.

Always remember to label your child's things so lost items can be returned!

COVID Vaccination Verification for Students

If your child has received the COVID vaccination, please consider providing the school with a copy of the vaccination card. This will help

You can email a picture of the vaccination card to East High's health room nurse, Stacie Randolph at Stacie_Randolph@etownschools.org or upload a copy to your child's Community Portal account.

PTO Volunteers Needed!

  • Creativity needed!! Volunteers to assist with teacher and staff appreciation for Jan, February, March and April. Have a cute/creative idea for showing appreciation? Pick a month and get involved in showing the school teachers and staff just how much we cherish them!
  • Love Books? We need a Book Fair Co-Chairperson willing to cover at least half of the fair so we can hold an in-school fair in the Spring (~5 days - ½ day commitment). The kiddos get so excited to come shop for their own books and we really want to support that in the Spring, but need your help to make that happen!
  • Ready for Spring already? We need ideas and Co-Chair volunteers for fun Spring activities- possible examples being Family Movie Night, Spring Carnival, Bingo, etc.

Please email us at EastHighStreetPTO@gmail.com if you are interested!

Come Join the Fun!

UpBeat! Preschool Music Program for Families of Children ages 3-5

Please consider attending our Up Beat Preschool Program!

Visit the site below for more information and to sign up to attend an event!

CLICK HERE for the link to the site!

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Does your child need an individual counseling session with the School Counselor?

Is your child...

  • very sad, confused, angry, or worried.

  • experiencing severe behavior changes.

  • having difficulty dealing with family changes or situations.

  • stating something is bothering him/her to the point of distraction or intense anxiety

  • dealing with a loss of a family member or friend

  • experiencing stressors at home that are affecting school performance or self-concept

If you would like to notify the School Counselor, Mrs. Engebretson, that you think an individual appointment is needed, click on the link below. Once your child has been seen by the School Counselor, she will contact you to follow up about future support options.

This form SHOULD NOT be used for concerns about abuse, self harm, or suicide ideation. For those situations call any of the following:

Safe to Say: 1-844-723-2729; www.safe2saypa.org; use the Safe2Say mobile app

Police: 911

Crisis Intervention: 717-394-2631

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741, https://www.crisistextline.org/

Click here to make an appointment.

If you would like to notify the School Counselor that you think an individual appointment is needed, click on the link. Once your child has been seen by the School Counselor, she will contact you to follow up about future support options.

Do you have questions about Leader in Me? Please visit the site below for more information about the program!

Click here to access the information on the District's website!

You can also visit East High's Leadership Day website from the 2020-2021 school year for more information on how Leader in Me is used in our school! Click on the link below for more information.

Click here to visit East High's Leadership Day website!

This site is from the 2020-2021 school year!

East High Street Procedures for the 2021-2022 school year!

Please review the below information which will outline all of East High's procedures for the 2021-2022 school year. Here will find specific information on arrival/dismissal, car rider, lunch, attendance/educational trip requests, reporting absences and many more topics.

Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Changes in transportation or schedule

If you need to change the transportation for your child, please email the attendance email and your child’s teacher with your request prior to 9:00 AM. You can also call the main office at 717-361-0099 with the change.

Please note: If you have a transportation change after 9:00 AM, please only call the main office and DO NOT email the teacher or the attendance email. We cannot guarantee the email will be received throughout the day.

We send children home the way they are assigned so any changes in transportation need to be communicated in a timely manner.

Reporting your Child Absent

If your child will be absent from school there are 2 ways to report the absence:

  • Call the East High office (717-361-0099) and press option 7. Please state your name, your child’s name, teacher’s name and reason for absence.
  • Email the attendance email and provide your name, your child’s name, teacher’s name and reason for absence.
  • East High Families: EH_Attendance@etownschools.org

Educational Trips for the 2021-2022 School Year

If your family is taking an educational trip during the school year a form must be completed at least 5 days prior of leaving for the trip. This is so we can ensure teachers have adequate time to prepare any materials you child(ren) may need.

Information about the Form:

  • The completed form must be received in the building principal's office at least five (5) days in advance of the tour or trip.
  • Check the status of your request on EASD's online Community Portal on the attendance link. You are able to check future absences.
  • Forms that are received with less than 5 days notice may be coded as illegal absences

Click here to access the Educational Trip Form

This link can also be found on the East High page on the District website.

Parent/Guardian Technology Center

EASD students use electronic devices to access online resources for classroom instruction. Students in grades K-2 use iPads and Chromebooks while students in grades 3-12 use Chromebooks. Upon registering in the district, student technology accounts are created automatically so they are able to log in to district devices and access online instructional resources. Please read the information in the Technology Center to learn more about the student devices, technology accounts and troubleshooting measures.

Parents are encouraged to create their own technology accounts in our school systems to access their student's demographic information, digital report cards, and daily classroom instruction and grades.

For more specific information, such as where to find your student's Schoology Parent Access code please email techsupport@etownschools.org.

2021-2022 School District Calendar

Click the PDF below to download a calendar for this school year!
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