Announcements–Last Updated, Tuesday 3/26
STUDENT IDS ARE HALF OFF ($2.50) THIS WEEK ONLY!
Don’t forget you need an ID to get into the TWIRP Dance on Saturday and Juniors will need either an ID or Driver’s License for the ACT test on April 9th.
No discounts will be applied during this time.
Please help in congratulating Drew Olson (Senior) and Chayce Patterson (Junior) for winning the Space Settlement Design Competition at NASA’s campus in Houston, Texas! They worked for 22 straight hours, with no sleep, to help build their proposals on the best design for a new Settlement Design in space.
The theme for TWIRP is DISCO! Theme Days are as follows:
Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday – Cops & Robbers
Wednesday – Dress Like Your Date Day
Thursday – Dream Day/Future Career Day
Friday – 70s/Disco
Twirp tickets ($10.00) will be available during all three lunches this week AND online. To purchase, students first must verify eligibility with the attendance department at the designated table in the commons during all three lunches. Once verified, the student may choose to purchase on the spot (ticket is a bracelet that must be worn until the dance for entry), or online with a verified eligibility code (student brings printed ticket to the dance). Here is the website for online ordering: http://ehssc.booktix.com/
|East High School – Online Box Office
If you have an access code, please enter it here first to unlock the offer.
In addition to the dance on Friday there will be a volleyball tournament sponsored by the East High Volleyball Teams; forms are on Ms. Winterlin’s desk in the main office.
The DISCO! Dance is Saturday, March 30th in the Commons from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.
The following dance requirements for a student to attend any upcoming dances (TWIRP in March and Prom in May):
- Maintain 90% or higher school attendance
- Not have a single unexcused block absence
- 7 or less tardies
- No ISS or OSS
- Passing ALL classes
All Naviance must be completed
– -Guest Permission Forms for TWIRP have been attached to the announcements and are due on Wednesday, March 27th at 4:00pm.
Students that would like to be considered to become an MVP (Mentors In Violence Prevention) Leader for the 2019/2020 school year will need to fill out an online application before March 31st. Please email Mrs. Page or Ms. Bielenberg and we will send a link to you for the online application.
Students and Parents just a quick reminder that due to the snow days that we used on January 30th and February 20th we will now have school on April 5th and May 17th. In addition, the end of 3rd quarter changed and will now end this quarter on Friday, March 22nd.
The following is important dates for seniors and their parents. The senior prom will be at the South Sioux City Delta Hotel on Saturday, May 4th from 8:00pm until 11:00pm with the After Prom Party being held at the Long Lines Rec Center until 4:00am on Sunday, May 5th. The After Prom Committee is still in need of donations and parent volunteers. The Seniors Honors Assembly will be on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00pm in the East High Auditorium for seniors with a 3.0 or higher, or seniors earning a career cord. Invitations for this will be sent out at the beginning of May. The last day of school for seniors will be on Wednesday, May 22nd; finals for seniors will tentatively be their last week. The mandatory graduation rehearsal for all seniors planning on walking will be at 8:00am on Friday, May 24th at the Tyson Events Center. Graduation for East High seniors will be on Saturday, May 25th at 6:00pm at the Tyson Events Center, all seniors that are walking must be at the Tyson Events Center by 5:15pm to start lining up for graduation.
There are activity buses for students/athletes who need a ride home from East High. They run on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays at 5:00pm and they pick up at the bus doors on the north-east side of the building. They make stops at each of the Morningside feeder schools, students will decide which stop is closest to their house and then walk home or find another ride home from that school.
Registration for summer driver education classes has started for all students enrolled with the SCCSD with deadline to register on Wednesday, March 29th or until all spots are filled. Forms can be obtained from the main office and must be returned to the bookkeeper with payment in full if you wish to take drivers education at East High School. There are only about dozen spots left in the second session offered. If you have any questions or would like to sign up please feel free to contact East High’s bookkeeper, Mrs. Ulven at (712) 274-4000 ext. 3106 or at email@example.com.
Jazz I will finish out their season at Jazz Championships in Ames on April 2nd and we also have a jazz concert night Tuesday, April 9th in the commons. This will feature both middle school jazz ensembles and both high school ensembles. Olive garden will be catering in case you’re looking for somewhere to eat with great music
Senior Cap & Gowns will be handed out on Wednesday, April 24th from 8:30am until 1:30pm in the commons.
Paying School Fees is Quick and Easy Online: Do you have school fees that need to be paid? Visit www.siouxcityschools.org and click on the “Parents” tab to pay your fees online. On the drop-down menu of the “Parents” tab, you can select either “Pay Curriculum Resource Fees” or “Pay Lunch Balance.” Both links will take you to “My School Bucks” to complete the payment transaction. Payment for curriculum resource fees can be made under the “School Store” by selecting “Categories” and then “Curriculum Fees.” If you have any questions, please contact our school’s bookkeeper. Thank you.
Yearbooks are available for $75.00 at https://yearbookforever.com/schools/east_high_school_buy_yearbook_5025/v6Q67lgsHXpH5xB7QdrIa9NC until the 30th of April.
-If you are interested in viewing any of the activities, please visit: http://www.missouririverconf.org.
Visit East High Activities on Twitter at @BlackRaiderEHS for all of your activity and school information.
Tuesday, March 26th during Homeroom – PBIS Student of the Month Announcement on Facebook Live
Tuesday, March 26th during Homeroom – Softball Meeting in the Media Center (any interested student should attend)
Tuesday, March 26th @ 3:00pm – Gay-Straight Alliance Club Meeting in Ms. Fielding’s room 217 until 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 26th @ 3:05pm – After School Study Session in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Wednesday, March 27th @ 7:20am – FCA meeting in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208 (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, March 27th during Homeroom – Root Beer Floats by the Multicultural Club in the Commons (students will need a pass from their homeroom teacher to attend)
Wednesday, March 27th @ 3:05pm – After School Study Session in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Thursday, March 28th @ 7:20am – Environmental Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, March 28th during Homeroom – Jazz I Performance in the Auditorium (any interested student can attend with homeroom teachers permission)
Thursday, March 21st @ 3:05pm – After School Study Session in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Friday, March 23rd @ 10:00am – Hispanic Focus Group with Ms. Moyle in room 219 (invitations will be sent to students that are to attend)
Monday, April 1st during Lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, April 1st during Lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
UPCOMING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
Seniors – Please note the Scholarship Deadlines that are due THIS WEEK! (See attachment)
Scholarship Deadlines are fast approaching. Please check your Naviance under Scholarships for more information or see Mrs. Ericson in the Main Office/Counseling Area.
– Visits will be located in the upstairs Counseling Center. If you are interested in visiting with any representatives, go to Naviance under College > College Visits and Register. You will sign in during your visit. In order to visit with the college representatives we need you to register before they arrive. Contact the Counseling Department with Questions.
Seniors – You will need to complete the attached form and get it back into Mrs. Ericson in the Main Office by April 3rd (next Friday). You will be given a copy to finish the back side for Scholarship – that is to be turned in by April 24th to ensure we meet deadlines for the Sioux City Journal. You will also need to make sure you have your Senior Pictures turned into Mrs. Shultz. Questions, see Mrs. Ericson.
April 24th will also be the FINAL day we will be accepting the Scholarship Information /Release of Information sheets.
The Sioux City Community School District will be hosting the ACT exam for all Juniors at each High School on Tuesday, April 9th in order to encourage college readiness and preparedness for the work force. Data from this exam will inform the District on how current curriculum aligns with the ACT, as well as suggest areas of improvement. It will also assist in providing students with a smoother transition into college and increase their potential for future success. Additionally, in order to eliminate distractions and secure proctors for the exam, 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will not have school on this date.
Attention Juniors!!! Now is the time to sign up for the April college visits planned with GEAR UP. The April schedule includes visits to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Augustana University, and Grandview University. If you are interested in attending any of these visits please sign up here: GEAR UP College Visits for April. Remember- college visits through GEAR UP are free and they count as an excused activity absence!
In addition to your school counselors, you can visit http://yourlifeiowa.org, call 1-855-851-8111 or text 1-855-895-3898 (between 2:00pm and 10:00pm) if you or a friend is being bullied (in-person or cyber bullying) or needing to talk about teen suicide. In addition you can visit http://www.caasaonline.org or call 1-877-362-4612 for sexual assault concerns or call 1-800-382-5603 to discuss teen dating violence.
Visit East High Counseling on Twitter at @_EHS_Counseling for all of your Scholarship, College, and testing information.
STUDENT NEWS & INFORMATION:
There have been many recent changes at East High. The Main Office has moved to the old art rooms (room 201 & 203), so if you are coming in the main doors please turn left and follow the signs. We also adopted a new phone system. To reach East High we have five main phone lines. The attendance line is (712) 274-4001, all calls regarding attendance can be reached directly through this number. The registrar can be reached at (712) 274-4002; she can handle any enrollment questions or concerns. Activities and athletics can be reached at (712) 274-4008; they can help with anything sports related. The Counseling Office can be reached directly by dialing (712) 274-4009; they can help you with anything from student concerns, schedules, and college/scholarship information. Lastly, the main line will be (712) 274-4000, from there you may be transferred to any staff member, even teachers directly.
Social and Emotional Health Screens will be between April 8th and May 24th. Students in 9th and 11th grade will be invited to complete a Social and Emotional Health screening. This is a survey that asks students questions about their social and emotional health, family and school safety. If you do not wish to have your student participate in the Social and Emotional Health screening, please complete the PPRA Notice form found online in the District Forms by April 5, 2019.
Students and Parents of students driving on a minor school permit should read over the school driving permit (http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/resources/MM690_MSLCard.pdf). A quick few bullet points are:
- Students must take the most direct route from their home to their school and vice versa.
- Students can only travel to and from their school between the hours of 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM; this rule supersedes the curfew law.
- Students can ONLY travel to an activity they are involved in as long as the school is a bordering school to the Sioux City Community School District and not more than 25 miles away.
o Students cannot drive to an activity they are not participating in even if it is at their school of enrollment.
o Once the student’s activity is over, the student must go home (for example, a JV player cannot stay to attend a Varsity game).
- Students can have one minor household member in their vehicle at a time as long as they are traveling to the same school.
- Students can stop for fuel at the closest station to their route home or to school
If you have any questions about these rules, please call the Iowa DOT at (515) 244-8725.
Students and Parents of incoming 9th Graders: According to Iowa law, all Iowa children enrolling for the first time in 9th grade must have a dental screening on file. It’s required per Iowa law! According to this law: Screening must occur no earlier than 1 year before enrollment and no later than 4 months after enrollment. If you think you have already sent this form to school, please double check with your student to make sure that they have turned it into the nurse’s office. Screenings can be performed by dentists or dental hygienists. Here is a link to the dental form. http://www.siouxcityschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Certificate_of_Dental_Screening_9.13.12.pdf. Please have this form filled out by your dental provider and turned in to your high school.
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS: Senior Prom will be here before we know it!! Have you been waiting for a “buy-out” option to fundraising for this great event? Please click here to submit your tax deductible donation to the cause and spread the word to your friends and family so we can give the Class of 2019 a great send off!
Parent of Junior Students there are state requirements for your student’s immunizations status when they start school. This was effective as of January 11, 2017, the state law required a one-time dose of meningococcal vaccine received after the age of 16. Several students have a date on file that was given before the age of 16 so this does not meet our compliance for entry to school. What does this mean for you? You will need to call your physician’s office to check on your status and make an appointment to get this done or attend a clinic where you can obtain this immunization. Per Iowa law, there is no exemption to this date or grace period so it needs to be done by the start of the school year so your child can attend school. If you wait to do this until August, you may not get into your clinic before this date due to an increase in requirements for several grade levels. If you already have proof of this meningococcal immunization (after the age of 16), please bring it or fax it to East High School at (712)274-4670 and we will update our records. Thank you in advance for your assistance in assuring your child’s immunizations are up to date. Please contact the School Nurse, Nancy Treft, R.N. by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her at (712) 274-4000 ext. 3113.
Student Handbook Reminder: Students should not be in the halls or classrooms before 7:45am and after 3:05pm unless they have a pass from a teacher or are involved in the current season’s activity. At the end of the day we expect students who are not involved in school activities to leave the school grounds by 3:05 pm. (As always, if you child is needing to be in the school before or after hours and they are not in a current activity please don’t hesitate to call the school and make proper arrangements. Student safety is one of the many goals that East High strives for at all times.)
Student Handbook Reminder: The Sioux City Community School District has a Closed Campus Policy. Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch (see School Board Policy 505.14). Students may purchase a lunch or bring a lunch from home. Outside commercial food is not allowed or to be brought to students for lunch. Students are not to be in the hallways during lunch unless they have a pass from a staff member.
Students just a quick reminder that when you are crossing the street to please use the appropriate crosswalks, this keeps you safe as we have a lot of traffic passing through every day. If you are dropping someone off, please make sure that you do not park over a crosswalk so that students can cross the parking lot safely.
The East High Thrift Shop is located downstairs in the AEC. There is clothing available if needed for any occasion. Did you forget your gym clothes? We can help! Can’t find a coat? We can help! Visit us through the big double doors located downstairs and remember all of the items are FREE! Mrs. Elder is glad to help.
Students that are in need of Food For Thought bags can head down to the AEC during 4th period to get the food on the last school day of the week. These bags are for home use, if opened at school students will no longer be allowed to receive one.
Students, as you may have noticed there are signs on the doors reminding you to not let anyone in the school. Due to recent events we would really like for visitors and students to ring the doorbell to get in the building. If we all follow this protocol we can monitor who is coming into our school at all times. Also, please do not remove these signs from the doors.
Students just a quick reminder that you must have your student ID on you at all times, especially during lunch. Students that do not have their ID will either need to purchase an ID or have a day pass on them. If you need to purchase a day pass or a student ID, please see Mrs. Franco before the start of second block. Day passes are $1.00 if you purchase them before the start of second block, students that do not come before the start of second block will now be charged $2.00 for a day pass. If you do not have money to purchase an ID or a day pass, please visit with an administrator in the lunch room and they will help you receive lunch. Students you will never be refused lunch, please just make sure that you are following the correct steps to get into the cafeteria area.
VAPES ARE ILLEGAL regardless of what is in them. Getting caught in possession with one is a violation of the student code and will result in school consequences, an athletic code violation (making you ineligible for athletics and activities), and a $50 ticket plus a mandatory court appearance from the police. YOUR AGE DOES NOT MATTER, it is a violation for all students. SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURES OF YOU VAPING CAN LEAD TO THESE SAME CONSEQUENCES.
This includes “Juuling”, Juul pods are not permitted on school grounds and the consequences are the same as any other tobacco products.
PARKING NOTICE: Just a reminder to students that there is to be no parking along or on any yellow curb, on a sidewalk, in front of any entrance, on the grass, in front of any gate leading to any part of the school grounds, in visitor parking or handicap parking, or where any cones have been set up, etc. The bottom line, students should be parking in actual parking spots and not making up their own parking spots. This is so O&M, contractors, delivery drivers, bus drivers and (if necessary) emergency personnel can easily access those parts of the building and grounds. Students that are parking incorrectly may not be warned going forward and take the risk of being towed. Also, if you are parking on the street please make sure that you are not parking in front any of East High’s neighbors driveways, mailboxes, etc.
SILVER CORD OPPORTUNITIES:
Attention Seniors!!! Please have your Silver Cord Hours submitted to Mrs. Benson in the main office by May 1, 2019. Your hours will then be signed and approved by Mr. Dreessen. Seniors who currently have 40 or more hours logged have been sent notes with your total hours submitted so far. You need a total of 120 hours submitted by May 1st to earn your silver cords for 2019. If you have any questions, please stop by and see Mrs. Benson in the main office.
The Boys and Girls Home is looking for volunteers to help on Saturdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm with their Thrift Store. Volunteers would assist with inventory and processing or donations, if you are interested please contact Terry Dooley at email@example.com.
Beyond the Bell is always looking for volunteers to help with their afterschool and before school program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
There is a terrific resource for students who are working on earning their Silver Cord or meeting community service requirements. This is an online volunteer center for Siouxland, there are now more than 100 nonprofit organizations on VolunteerSiouxland.org, with more than 50 active needs for volunteers on any given day. It is absolutely the EASIEST way for students to find and sign up for volunteer opportunities. It’s also the easiest way to track their volunteer hours – confirmed by the organization. We’ve even added a field to volunteer profiles so they can identify which school they attend, allowing us to provide reports to the schools. And, it’s completely free for the organizations and the volunteers! Finding volunteer opportunities has NEVER been easier!
All senior silver cord hours are due to Mrs. Benson if you would like to receive the cord for the graduation ceremony. Here is the silver cord form link: http://www.siouxcityschools.org/east-high-school/general-academic-information-2/
Please see Ms. Benson in the upper Counseling Office for Silver Cord opportunities.*
*This material is neither endorsed nor sponsored by East High School or the Sioux City Community School District.
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El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City es una institución de empleo con oportunidad equitativa y acción afirmativa. Es una práctica injusta o discriminatoria de cualquier institución educativa de discriminar basado en raza, credo, color, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad de género, origen nacional, religión, edad (para empleo), discapacidad, condición socioeconómica (para programas), estado civil (para programas), o estatus de veterano en cualquier programa educacional o práctica de empleo. Las preguntas o quejas pueden ser dirigidas a Jen Gomez, Directora de Actividades Estudiantiles y Educación de Igualdad al 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101 (712) 279-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org
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School District Community Sioux City waa fursad loo wada siman / shaqo-tallaabo ku raaca. Waa dhaqanka aan caddaalad ahayn ama takoor waayo hay’ad walba oo waxbarasho si takoor ku salaysan jinsiyad, caqiido, midab, nooca, nooca galmada, aqoonsiga jinsiga, asal qaran, diin, da ‘(shaqo), naafanimada, xaaladda dhaqaale (barnaamijyada) , xaaladda guurka (barnaamijyada), ama xaaladda halyeeyga barnaamijyadeeda waxbarasho iyo dhaqanka shaqada ay. Su’aalaha ama cabashooyinka lagu hagaajin karaa Jen Gomez, Agaasimaha Adeegyada Ardayda & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org.