Cruiser News

October 16, 2020

Important Updates for Students

As most of you are aware, as a public school we are under the authority of state and local government. With the changing COVID-19 situation, we receive directives that allow or disallow various aspects of our traditional programs.

We don't always understand why some things are allowed and others aren't, but we are committed to providing as many safe opportunities as possible for EHS students.

With that in mind, we'd like to announce a few upcoming changes to our Distance Learning model.

Beginning Thursday, October 22nd, our GRITS students will be returning to in-person learning at the farm one day per week. Students will be in small cohorts and following all Department of Health guidelines.

Beginning Monday, October 26th, we will begin providing in-person support to students who meet certain criteria as allowed by the Department of Health and the Decision Tree for K-12 Schools. Students in these categories will be specifically invited by school staff to attend at designated times as space allows. These students will also be in small cohorts and following all Department of Health guidelines.

Students and families who qualify can expect to be contacted next week by phone and email. Following confirmation of attendance, additional information will be sent regarding the specific support plans and other expectations.

Beginning Monday, October 26th, we will begin a modified athletic program under the updated Department of Health guidelines. The guidelines are very clear and strict regarding the group size, social distancing, screening and allowable activities for each sport. Student athletes will be expected to follow all Department of Health guidelines. We will be holding practices/workouts for every sport (except track) between October 26th and December 19th. The schedule for practices/workouts will include no more than two sessions per week for each sport, allowing multi-sport athletes to participate in each of their sports without overlap.

We will not be charging user fees or requiring the purchase of an ASB card during this window. Participation is voluntary and there is no obligation to participate fully in the sport once the regular season begins.

We are hearing from students and understand that many are struggling with loneliness, isolation and deteriorating mental health. We encourage all students to consider participating in this modified athletic program, even if they have not previously participated in sports.

If interested, please begin by completing the parent and student Skyward forms for each sport of interest. Reminder: these forms cannot be accessed via the Skyward app. Upon receipt of the Skyward forms, we will notify you via email (beginning Monday) if your student's physical is current or has expired. Students with expired sports physicals will need to submit an updated physical (sports physicals are good for two years).

Please look for an athletic update next week that will include the practice dates and times for each sport.

Virtual Youth Conference

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 11:30am-5pm

This is an online event.

Consejo Counseling will host "Breaking Through Barriers Virtual Youth Conference 2020." The event is free, but you do need to REGISTER.


Varsity Pizza will host an Eatonville Dollars for Scholars “pizza night & bake sale” on Oct. 30th. A generous portion of every sale is donated to DFS!

Struggling? Please Let us help!

As we come to the end of our first month of Distance Learning, we want to remind students and families of the following:

  • Teachers are available Monday-Friday from 8:15-8:45 and 1:00-2:20 to help students with classwork. Teachers can be reached via Google Meet, Google Chat, email, or by calling the EHS office at 360-879-1200. Parents, please encourage students to reach out if they need anything!
  • Mrs. Baker, our Guidance Counselor, is available to help students and families navigate the challenges of Distance Learning, social isolation, college applications and planning, mental health challenges and more. Please call the EHS Guidance Office at 360-879-1234 or email Mrs. Baker directly.


Please take a minute to acknowledge, through your Skyward account, that you have reviewed the handbook this year. This information is needed for our 20-21 data collection and we have many students and guardians who have not completed it yet. If you need access information, please give us a call - 360.879-1200. Thank you for your assistance!


Friday, Oct. 30th, 2:30pm

EHS office or online

Students who plan to take an AP test in the spring need to register & make payments by 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 30th! The cost is $95 / the fee is waived for students on free/reduced lunches. Payments can be made in the office, through Skyward or by calling 360.879.1200.

Yearbook Sale Going on now through October 31st! Get yours today!

Click on the flyer to order the EHS Yearbook page through Jostens and receive your discounted price.

Newly Announced - K-12 Internet Access Program

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has launched the K-12 Internet Access Program that allows students from low-income families to connect to their learning at no cost to them. OSPI will cover the costs of internet connectivity for eligible students for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Click HERE for more information.


Current and former students can now request a transcript online! Just click the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page for instructions.

EHS Transcripts:

  • Used for jobs, confirmation of courses completed and specific grades earned.

  • Used for job promotions (Yes, the work you do in high school could affect the rest of your life.)

  • Used for college admissions (may include SAT/ACT test scores if available.)

  • Used to confirm if a student graduated.

  • Used for identification or confirmation of ID.

  • Used for security checks and clearance

Official Transcripts:

  • SAT/ACT test scores included
  • Sealed in an envelope sent through the US mail

Unofficial Transcript:

  • No test scores included (but scores can be sent)
  • Sent electronically by email
  • Can be sent by fax
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Important Information

Principal: Amy Sturdivant

Assistant Principal: Sheelah Ridgway

Secretary: Shannon Hirska

Attendance Secretary: Heather Kimball

Guidance Counselor: MaryAnn Baker

Graduation Specialist: Cathy Kerr

Guidance Secretary: Tally Hull

Athletic Director: Gavin Kralik

Athletic Secretary: Heather Kimball