The East Side

January 2022

Parent Notes Replinished

With the start of the second semester comes a new batch of parent notes to be used for student absences. As a reminder, the new CCS Attendance Policy provides four (4) parent notes per semester to excuse student absences not otherwise excused in the CCS policy. If you used one or more parent notes during the first semester, your 'balance' is back to four (4).

Student Spotlight


Below are a few reminders to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, as well as a change to our protocol for students who may test positive for COVID-19:

    • Do not send your child to school if they are experiencing COVID-like symptoms such as fatigue and tiredness, fever, new cough, congestion, runny nose, etc.).
    • Although not currently required, it is strongly recommended that your child wear a mask or facial covering while indoors and in situations when he/she cannot maintain six feet separation from others.
    • Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently.
    • If you suspect your child may have COVID-19, see your health provider for possible testing and next steps.

  • UPDATED PROTOCOL - Beginning Thursday, January 6th, students with COVID-19 should be isolated from school and school activities for 5 calendar days from onset. If they are asymptomatic or if their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours) they may return to school and school activities after 5 calendar days, but it is strongly recommended that they wear a mask the following 5 calendar days to minimize the risk of infecting other students they may encounter.

Release the B.E.A.S.T.

Beginning this month, each grade-level at EES will be in competition to "RELEASE THE B.E.A.S.T." Points will be earned when students meet the monthly challenge, and awards will be given in May. This month, the challenge is being PRESENT, POSITIVE, & PROACTIVE. Let's see which grade-level turns on their B.E.A.S.T. Mode!
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EES Crowns Spelling Bee Champion

Congratulations to Audrey Kate, 2021 EES Spelling Bee Champion! She will represent EES at the Cullman County Spelling Bee in 2022. Audrey Kate (center) is pictured with runner up Khloe (R) and Carter (L), who placed 3rd. We are proud of all class champions who competed for the honor of representing EES in the county competition.

Cullman High School presents Dinner with Devin

Thursday, Jan. 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

510 13th Street Northeast

Cullman, AL

Dinner with Devin Wyman will take place in the CHS Cafeteria 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by his Family Night presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

National Board Certified Teachers

Congratulations to these EES teachers for renewing certification as National Board Certified Teachers:
  • Lindsey Howard - Reading Coach
  • Savannah Wood - Library Media Specialist


January 17 marks Betty White's birthday. The actress would have turned 100. To honor her memory and her advocacy for animals, a social media challenge has been created: #BettyWhiteChallenge. The virtual event asks fans to donate $5 to a local animal shelter. If you participate by donating money, pet food, or supplies to the Cullman County Animal Shelter, post a picture and tag us so that we can share our East Beasts supporting the community animal shelter. Who knows, you might meet your new family pet when visiting the shelter.

No school on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.