EHS September Family Newsletter
Back-To-School Edition
My message this month is focused around communication, involvement and support. I encourage all students, parents, and guardians to get connected and stay informed by regularly reading the Purgolder Press (emailed weekly to students, staff, and parents and archived on the East Website ), following us on Twitter (@MadisonEastHS), Facebook (@purgolderpride), Instagram (@purgolderpride) and using the school website. There are various opportunities for students to get involved in Sports and Clubs & Activities . Additionally, East is lucky to have an incredible group of parent volunteers and we are continually looking for more! Consider any one of these parent groups when thinking about getting involved:

Also, please note that this year's Back to School Night is on Monday, September 23rd - I look forward to seeing you there. The partnership that we have with our community is very powerful. Our goal is to always support families in their mission to reinforce continual growth when it comes to our young people.

Attendance and Excused Absences
Did you know coming to school in the first month of school can predict good attendance through the school year?
Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. Find out more on the MMSD Attendance Website.
Did you know parents can report excused absences and tardies online?
Parents are welcome to continue to call the student's Neighborhood Office, email their Neighborhood Secretary, or send a note with their student. The online form is simply an additional option for attendance reporting. Please remember that only Board Approved reasons can be accepted as excused absences or tardies. Reference Board Policy 4031 on page 38 of the District Policy Guide.
School Information
Have a question about policies and procedures at East High School? 
Chances are it is covered in our East High School Supplement To The District Policy Guide . In addition to the District Policy Guide and the Behavior Education Plan , this resource has a wealth of information specifically related to East High School including topics such as attendance, safety and security, extra-curricular activities, grading, credit requirements, lockers, parking, and more.
Staff Contact Information
Our staff are here to support our students and families.
Our Administrative & Support Staff, Student Services, and Neighborhood Contact Information can all be found online. There is also a printable quick reference version of Neighborhood information available online and in the main office.
Get Connected, Stay Informed
Communications @ East High School
The "Campus Student" and "Campus Parent" apps are designed to provide real-time access to student information. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.
  • Announcements - Quickly see district announcements as they are posted.
  • Assignments - Browse assignments by specific class or due date.
  • Attendance - Review attendance events in summary and detail form.
  • Grades - Immediate access to grades as they are posted.
  • Schedule - Review schedules from anywhere, at any time.

The same information can also be accessed on the web through the Parent/Student Portal online.

The  Purgolder Press is a weekly newsletter sent to East High School students, parents, and staff with information about events and announcements for the upcoming week. The link to the information will be emailed each Friday, previewing the upcoming week. It will also be  available on the East website and previous weeks will be  archived on the East website.

Our social media platforms are used to provide timely information and highlight and celebrate the diversity and achievements of our East High School Community.
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