East High Street Family Flyer

Week of October 11th and October 18th

From the Principal's Desk...

Good Afternoon, East High Families!


Please review the information below about some important upcoming dates and events at East High!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Kari Bittinger, East High Street Principal

kari_bittinger@etownschools.org

717-361-0099

Upcoming Important Dates

Week of October 11th

Monday, October 11, 2021

  • No school for students - Teacher inservice day


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Leadership Assembly Kickoff! Students will be receiving their leadership shirts for the 2021-2022 school year. The PTO has also provided a small gift for every student. Any student who attends E-town Cyber real time or independent may stop by the East High office for their shirt. A HUGE THANK YOU to the PTO!


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Stomp Out Bullying! Wear blue to School!


Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • School Picture Day - Wear your best smiles to school!


Week of October 18th

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Unity Day/Misfit Sock Day - Wear your unmatched socks and/or orange to school!

School Pictures on Thursday, 10/14/21!

All East High Street in person students will have their pictures taken on Thursday, 10/14.


Any students who are in our E-town Cyber independent or real-time option may participate as well! Please reach out to Mrs. Bittinger if you are interested in having your child's picture taken.


Picture order forms were sent home during the week of 10/4. Families can also order pictures online by using the information and the link below.

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ACTION REQUIRED BY ALL FAMILIES!

There are many families who have not completed the parent/student acknowledgement and/or the medication permission/first aid form for the 2021-2022 school year!


Please log-in to your Community Portal account (link is below) and follow the steps below:


  1. On the left, select student data forms.
  2. If you have forms listed under "Forms Awaiting Completion" please select each form listed and complete the information.
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Giving Tree Information

This holiday season East High Elementary, along with the PTO, would like to invite families to participate in our Giving Tree Holiday program. This program provides special gifts for the children of some of our East High families who find themselves in financial need during this time of year.


If you are in need of holiday gift help please scan the QR code and complete the form online or download, print and return the completed form below to the school with your child.


Please complete the form (one for each child in your family) no later than Friday, October 15th.


Gift pickup will take place on Thursday, December 16th from 4:00-5:30 pm at East High Street Elementary School.


All donors and recipients are confidential and this information will only be known by appropriate school personnel. If your family is already receiving Christmas help from Elizabethtown Area High School, Middle School, or Bear Creek, please do not submit a form to East High.


If you have any questions please contact Meredith Engebretson, School Counselor at 717-361-0099 ext. 50580 or meredith_engebretson@etownschools.org

Second Grade Zones of Regulation Information from 10/5/21

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From the PTO...

Please consider donating money to sponsor your child during the Fall Walkathon sponsored by the East High PTO! See the flyer below for more information.
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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.

Upcoming Spirit Days

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Family Events

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

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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