East High Street Family Flyer

Week of November 8th and 15th

From the Principal's Desk...

Good Afternoon, Families!

Please review the information for the next two weeks of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Have a great weekend!

Kari Bittinger, East High Street Principal



Upcoming Important Dates

Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Spirit Day - Wear Red, White and Blue or Camouflage!

Monday, November 15, 2021

  • World Kindness Day! Complete random acts of kindness throughout the day!

Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Spirit Day - Leadership Shirt day!

Wednesday, November 24-Monday, November 29, 2021 - Fall Recess

  • No school for students

School resumes for students on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Elizabethtown Learning Options

As we are approaching the end of the first trimester, the K-2 principals wanted to give families, who are interested, the opportunity to change their child’s learning option for school.

If you are interested in changing your child's learning option, please contact Mrs. Bittinger no later than Friday, November 12, 2021.

Habit 1: Be Proactive written by Val and Marley from Mrs. Maiorino's Class

Being proactive means to be responsible and take initiative. Here are some examples: Obey the school rules. Clean up after yourself. Obey your adult. You should be proactive!

School Picture Retakes - Wednesday, December 8, 2021

School pictures were sent home with students this week. If you have not yet received them, please contact your child's teacher. Picture retakes will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up

Information about signing up for a parent/teacher conference will be sent from the district soon! Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, 12/9 from 1:00-7:30 PM (students have a 12:30 early dismissal on 12/9) and on Friday, 12/10 from 8:00-3:30 PM (no school for students on 12/10).

Here are a few things to note:

  • In order to streamline the process it is assumed that families will attend in person. If you would prefer a virtual option, please reach out directly to your child’s teacher after you have scheduled your conference time. Just as a reminder, face coverings are required for all in person conferences.
  • To access the online scheduler, visit www.etownschools.org and click on your child's school. Next, click on the scheduling app in the "ANNOUNCEMENTS" section of each school homepage.
  • Parents may begin scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences using the online scheduler system on Monday, November 15. The scheduler will not be available until this date!
  • If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance in scheduling a conference, please contact your child's school office.

First Grade Zones of Regulation Information

Please review the information below about the lessons your first grade child received during CUBS class or the school counselor this past cycle.

Second Grade Zones of Regulation Information

Please review the information below about the lessons your second grade child received during CUBS class this past cycle.

Information from the PTO

Consider Joining the PTO!

The PTO is looking for people to join our Committee as well as co chair in certain areas. We currently have 4 open co-positions. One purpose of the co-positions is to train individuals on certain activities to take ownership or help co chair this year or next year. For co-chairs for different areas, you don’t have to be on the committee to assist or be in charge. We will go over our different areas of PTO activities below. Anyone with an interest in these positions can send a message to EastHighStreetPTO@gmail.com.

PTO Spirit Wear Sale

The PTO is selling East High Street gear just in time for the holidays! Various items are for sale including this year’s Leadership shirt! The store is open now until November 15th. Delivery will be the week of December 13, 2021.
Order your Spirit Wear by Clicking Here!

Orders are due by November 15, 2021!

East High PTO Teacher and Staff Holiday Raffle Sign up

Last Holiday season with amazing help from our families, we were able to put together an awesome raffle event for our Teachers and Staff! We would love your help once again to show our support to our wonderful Teachers and Staff!

Please use the sign-up Genius below if you wish to donate items to the raffle.

Sign up donated items may be dropped off at the East High Office anytime between November 8th to 16th.

We thank you so much for your help with this Holiday Raffle!

Click here to access the Sign-up Genius for the Raffle!

Items are may be sent in to the East High office by Tuesday, 11/16!

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We need volunteers to help with the Jingle Bear Shop in December!

The PTO is excited to be able to have the Jingle Bear Shop open to students this holiday season! The Jingle Bear Shop is an exciting event for the students as they are able to shop for their immediate family members. The best part of this experience is that the students do not pay for anything! All items are shopped for throughout the school year so the students can enjoy the gift of giving during the holiday season.

In order to make all of this happen, we would love the help of some Jingle Bear Shop volunteers. Below you will find time slot options to assist with the actual set up of the shop and times for helping during class shopping times. If you can help with a longer shift, please sign up for any additional slots that may be open.

Please note that in order to be able to volunteer, you must have clearances on file with the district office and be on the volunteer list. If you are unsure if you are already on the approved volunteer list, please contact the East High office.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Home Testing Option (Rapid Antigen Test) for Asymptomatic Close Contacts only!

Several constituents had reached out to District Administration regarding the high costs of Covid Tests at regional facilities for asymptomatic students who have been placed in quarantine as close contacts. The constituents requested that the District review the alternative option of "over the counter" take-home tests for students to be able to return to school in a more efficient /cost-effective manner. The health services team met with our school physician on the effectiveness of the Home Testing Option (Rapid Antigen Test) and how the District would verify results to enable students who are asymptomatic AND yield a negative test to return to school. We are pleased to announce that effective Monday, September 27, 2021, the District will begin accepting the results of an over-the-counter at-home test (Rapid Antigen Test) for asymptomatic close contacts only. To exercise this option, a photograph, which includes the student's name, date of the test, and the visual result, would need to be uploaded via email/text to the specific building nurse or the appropriate District designated Covid Point of Contact (POC). Please feel free to reach out directly to these individuals if you are interested in this option.

Bainbridge, East High Street, Mill Road & Rheems Elementary Schools
Nurse: 717-537-8594
Covid POC: 717-537-8379

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.

Upcoming Spirit Days

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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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