EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #12: 10.26.2021


Important Dates
  • Tuesday, October 26 - College Application Genius Hour, 7:30am-3:00pm, Learning Commons
  • Friday, November 5 - NO SCHOOL - Professional day for Teachers
  • Friday, November 12 - Last Day of Quarter 1
  • Monday, November 15 - First Day of Quarter 2

Play For Patrick Free Heart Screenings - Oct. 30

Attention All Eastview Students and Families. We are honored to once again be partnering with the Play for Patrick Foundation to be able to provide FREE Heart Screenings on October 30 from 9am-4pm at Eastview High School.

There are still several openings available for students and young adults between the ages of 14-24 for FREE Heart Screens! Register and/or sign-up to volunteer at www.playforpatrick.org Of particular need are Cardiac professionals to help with EKG, Echocardiogram and physician consult. RNs, Echo & EKG Techs, NPs, PAs & Physicians. For more info, contact mike@playforpatrick.org See below for all of the details.

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Eastview Family & Community Connections

We believe ALL students can thrive when we create genuine partnerships with our families and our community. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.

Your voice matters! You can help us determine our parent/family education programming, family/community partnerships, and more by providing your feedback. If you missed last night’s Zoom session on Family and Community Engagement opportunities, please take a couple of minutes to share your thoughts via this survey: bit.ly/EFCCsurvey2021.

Check out the EFCC (Eastview Family & Community Connections) page on our website: https://evhs.district196.org/families/eastview-family-community-connections and follow our EFCC Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/EVHSFamCommunityConnect.

Check Out The Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out the October 20th episode here.


PICKUP - If you ordered but haven't picked up your 2020-21 yearbook yet, you can do so in the main office. Please bring a photo ID.

FORGOT TO ORDER?- We have some extra 2020-21 yearbooks for sale. If you'd like to purchase one, please bring $85 cash or a check (made out to Eastview High School) to the main office.

ORDER - 2021-22 Yearbooks are now for sale! Go to www.yearbookforever.com and purchase yours today!

2021-22 Eastview Student Planners

2021-22 Eastview Planners are available for purchase in the Main Office. They are $5. Come and get yours and get organized!

Educational Benefits Program (formerly Free and Reduced-Price Meals) Application

Students in District 196 will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year due to a grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. All families are still encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Upon approval, these benefits are extended to Activities/Athletics fees and more. A new application must be submitted each year.

Visit the District 196 Food & Nutrition Services website for more information.

Eastview High School and District 196 Text Messages

To opt in to EVHS and District 196 text messages, text Y to 67587. Carrier messaging rates may apply.


Senior Information


Please make sure you're checking out the College & Scholarship Information section weekly for important senior-related information.


Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing a Grad Ad for your senior.

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

*Deadline for submitting your senior photo to the yearbook is JANUARY 1, 2022.

2022 SENIOR PARTY - Party Planners Needed

It is not too early to start planning for the 2022 senior party! If you are interested in taking the reins and getting the party started, please contact Suze Fulford at susanne.fulford@district196.org.


Seniors, you can pick up your senior student ID cards at the West Entrance Security Office.

Health & Safety

Masks Required on Buses and Inside Schools

State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. The 2021-22 COVID-19 Operational Plan for Families, Students and Visitors to Schools that was unanimously approved by our School Board on August 26 requires all students, staff and visitors in all District 196 buildings to wear a face mask indoors when the local transmission level is “substantial” or “high” as measured by the CDC transmission matrix. Currently, the transmission level in Dakota County is high, meaning face masks will be required in our schools to start the year, just as they are required to enter a growing number of businesses, government buildings and on all public transportation and airline flights.

Your partnership is critical to the success of our students. We expect students, staff and visitors to comply with the mask requirement, as outlined in Administrative Regulation 708.7, COVID-19 Masks, until the COVID-19 spread in Dakota County drops to the “moderate” level of transmission. Masks help reduce spread and give us the best opportunity to provide consistent in-person education all year. Just like last year, students will have opportunities for mask breaks during the day, such as at lunch or while outside. If parents and guardians are concerned about their child’s ability to safely wear a mask, they should refer back to Administrative Regulation 708.7 COVID-19 Masks.

Our district is committed to doing all we can to ensure students can continue learning in person this school year. This includes HEPA filters in all learning spaces, social distancing, recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are eligible to receive them and requiring masks when the local transmission level is substantial or high.

Review and Update Emergency Information

If you haven’t already done so, please update your family’s information on record with the district by completing the online review in your Infinite Campus Parent portal account. This is the one time each year the district asks parents to complete the review to ensure schools have up-to-date contact information, emergency contacts, student health records and more. It is important for schools to have current information in order to be notified in case of emergency, changes in the school schedule and to receive regular communication from the schools and district.

All District 196 parents and guardians are encouraged to have an Infinite Campus Parent account of their own to stay involved in their child’s education, and to access end-of-term report cards, transcripts, attendance and other important information. Parents who do not have their own Infinite Campus Parent account can request an activation key from the office at their child’s school. For information on setting up an Infinite Campus Parent account and completing the online review, visit the Family Resources page on our district website.

We look forward to partnering with you to make 2021-22 a safe, fun and productive school year for all of our students and families.


Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check back in this space for the most up-to-date counseling news!

Friday, October 15th Newsletter

Counseling Office Newsletter Archives

Reminders for SENIORS and Their Families

Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).

View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.

View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
  • Schoology Class of 2022 → Resources→ College Resources

Upcoming Dates to Note

Monday, November 8th: Paying for College Night

  • 6:30pm-8pm: Performing Art Center

Join us for an evening with Chris George, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Olaf College. He will be presenting important information on paying for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and understanding college financial aid award packages (ex. grants, loans, scholarships, and work study).

College Knowledge Month

2021-2022 Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities

As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. There are many opportunities for students to apply to MN institutions for free.

To see the complete list of MN postsecondary institutions waiving their application fee in the month of October, click here.

For more information on College Knowledge Month and college planning resources, click here.

Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter

Minnesota Private Colleges are having a number of events this fall. Check it out if you're interested! Click here for more info!

College Financial Aid information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1st. Please go to www.fafsa.gov to complete this application. Information to assist in completing the application are also available on the FAFSA website. All seniors attending ANY type of post-secondary institution should complete the FAFSA.

Schedule of 2021-22 ACT Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

December 11, 2021 November 5

February 12, 2022 January 7

April 2, 2022 February 25

June 11, 2022 May 6

July 16, 2022 June 17

Registration and additional information can be found at www.actstudent.org.

2021-22 Administration Dates and Deadline for the SAT

SAT Test Registration Deadline

December 4, 2021 November 4

March 12, 2022 February 11

May 7, 2022 April 8

June 4, 2022 May 5

Registration and additional information can be found at www.collegeboard.org.

New: Upcoming College and University Visits

Students should stop by the Counseling Office and get a pass to attend the college/university/military Rep Visit prior to the right visit. These university/college or military visits are small group meetings typically lasting 20-30 minutes. These admission reps are often times the same people that review college applications, so it's a great connection for students.


7:40am - University of Wisconsin - Platteville

11:20am - Army Reserves

12:45pm - Gonzaga University


9:30am - Iowa State University

9:30am - University of Minnesota-Morris

1:40pm - Xavier University


7:40am - St Olaf College

9:30am - Winona State University

9:30am - Spelman College


8:35am - Minnesota State University Moorhead

9:30am - University of Wisconsin-Superior

9:30am - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

1:40pm - University of Minnesota-Duluth


10:25am - Northland College

1:40pm - University of Nebraska-Lincoln


9:30am - Carroll University


New: Boys Swimming & Diving Team Meeting

All Boys Swimmers and Divers: We will have a preseason team meeting for all boys swimmers and divers on Wednesday, October 27th at 2:35 pm in classroom A209. All prospective team members should attend this short (10 minute) meeting.

New: Nordic Skiing Informational Meeting

Join the ISD 196 Nordic Ski Team! Nordic Skiing is a safe and fun winter sport and is a great offseason training option. Open to grades 7th through 12th. No experience necessary. Learn more at the Parent/Skier Information Meeting on Monday, November 1st at 7:00 pm at Eastview High School. For more information, visit www.isd196nordicski.org or email isd196nordicskiteam@gmail.com

Online Ticketing for Sporting Events

Planning to attend any home athletic events as a spectator? You can now buy your tickets online at: https://www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/eastviewhighschool?embed=1

Reminder that District 196 Students in grades 9-12 are free with a student ID except at football and Senior Citizens 62+ are free to all regular season events!

Fall Sport Athletes and Parents/Guardians

FALL SPORT ATHLETES AND PARENT/GUARDIANS: In order to assist us in our continuous improvement of all of our athletic programs, please take time to fill out the end-of-season surveys at the links below. One is for parent/guardians and the other is for student athletes. Thanks!

Student-Athlete Survey: https://forms.gle/fahSLAkhsDnzSagb9

Parent Survey: https://forms.gle/6uaJrrx6V8WcSgk18




Congratulations to our boys cross country team for representing Eastview as true student-athletes! Once again, our Section squad will earn the Minnesota Coaches Association Gold ranking with a 3.96 team GPA. Furthermore, the GPA for the full team is 3.71 and, most impressive; we also have three National Merit Semifinalists on this year’s squad – Hunter Dunne, Max Leach, and Isaiah Dalzell! Congratulations to all for prioritizing education and representing Eastview well.



Boys volleyball has open gym again this Sunday night from 6-8 pm in the south gym. Come check it out if you want to learn more or you want to play next spring!


New: Intramural Basketball Informational Meetings

Intramural Basketball will have informational meetings on Thursday, Nov. 18th before school at 7:00am, and after school, at 2:35pm in C350. Registration will open on MyPaymentsPlus on Monday, Nov. 22nd, and remain open until Friday, December 17th. The cost is $100. Contact Mr. Pat Strey with any questions.


New: Eastview's Debate and Speech Team Ranked 3rd in the Nation

The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) has released its annual ranking of debate and speech programs in the country. Eastview High School ranked 3rd out of over 3,000 schools nationwide for the 2020-2021 school year. The NSDA ranks programs by assessing both the quantity and quality of speech and debate team members; Eastview HS ranks highly because it has one of the nation's largest debate and speech programs and its students are competitively successful.

In June 2021, Eastview was named a National School of Outstanding Distinction in Speech and Debate for the second year in a row at the NSDA National Tournament (held virtually). This award, based only on competition results at the national tournament, placed Eastview in the Top 10 out of more than 1400 participating schools.

Our in-district teacher coaches are below:

· Zach Prax (debate and speech)

· Greta Thomas (debate and speech)

· Todd Hering (debate and speech)

· Ryan Roseen (speech)

· Kelli Donais (speech)

· Brady Beckman (speech)

· Ben Tully (speech)

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New: Next Investment Club Meeting

The Investment Club will be meeting tomorrow (10/27) at 2:35 in Room C239.

New: Knowledge Bowl / Quiz Bowl Informational Meeting

Knowledge Bowl/Quiz Bowl Informational Meeting: Thursday, October 28 at 2:30 PM in C232. More details about the season at the informational meeting. See Mr. Kelly in C232 or email (john.kelly@district196.org) if you have any questions.

Next Ski & Snowboard Trip Meeting

Ski and Snowboard Trip Meeting #3 will take place on Wednesday, Oct 27 at 2:35 in room B126. $ Deposit $ is due by this date to secure your spot on the trip. See Mr G with questions or email him: Scott.Gustafson@district196.org

Climate Action Club Meeting

Climate Action Club will be meeting on Thursday Oct 28th in C337 at 2:35 pm. Everyone is welcome.


Wanted: Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Looking for a fun way to earn some extra money and make an impact on lots of children in our community? The Community Education Aquatics Program is looking for those that are comfortable with their own swimming abilities to help teach swim lessons. Also, any lifeguards that are willing and able to work, we have shifts available for you also. Applications are available at http://tinyurl.com/y4bvzu9a.

About Eastview High School

Eastview High School's announcements are sent out bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. An announcement archive can be found at www.evhs.district196.org.