East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, January 8th, 2021
Virtual Start To Third Quarter and Reopening Info
Earlier today, MMSD announced the plan to start the third quarter by remaining all-virtual for every grade level. If at any time conditions for bringing students back improve, we will implement a plan to safely return students back to in-person learning in a phased approach. Join us and some representatives from our expert panel on Facebook Live to discuss the state of COVID-19 in our community with our families and staff, and to answer your questions Thursday, January 14th at 6:00pm. Note that you do not need a Facebook account to watch. Live interpretation will be available in Spanish and Hmong.
Bridge Week January 18th-22nd
Formerly "Final Exams" week, the last week of the semester will be a “Bridge” week between the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2. No exams will be given. During this week students should focus on finishing the semester strong and teachers will prioritize meeting with students who are failing or near failure. All students should check email communication from teachers on or before January 18th to determine if they are expected to meet with a teacher(s) during Bridge Week. 

  • Monday, January 18th, 2021
  • NO SCHOOL - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
  • Normal Tuesday schedule with live Zoom classes for identified students
  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
  • Normal asynchronous Wednesday, no live Zoom classes
  • Thursday, January 21st, 2021
  • Normal Thursday schedule with live Zoom classes for identified students
  • Friday, January 22nd, 2021
  • NO SCHOOL - Staff only grading day

  • Monday, January 25th, 2021
  • Semester 2 Begins - Normal Monday schedule with live Zoom classes for all students

Semester 2 Schedule Change Requests
The final day to add a Semester 2 course is Friday, February 12th. Beginning Monday, February 15th, counselors will accept DROP REQUESTS only. All courses dropped beginning on that date will be replaced with Study Hall. All schedule change requests must be made using THIS GOOGLE FORM to be considered.
Senior Scholarship Application
The East High School Senior Scholarship Application deadline is January 22nd, 2021. East High School has the largest scholarship fund in Dane county. Completing this application makes students eligible for 90+ scholarships that have been made possible by many generous donors in our community (many of them with roots here on the east side!) Here are the slides from the virtual informational session on December 15th, 2020 which explains how to complete the application, along with other helpful tips to ensure successful application submission. Please reach out to School Counselor, Robin Murphy-Sinha, at rlmurphy@madison.k12.wi.us or 608-561-7370 if you have any questions.
Early College STEM Academy Application
High school sophomores can apply for the Early College STEM Academy through January 29th, 2021. A selection team will review applications, interview applicants and decide who will be accepted into the program by the end of February. Check out the ESCA Information Session Presentation and ESCA Brochures in English and Spanish for more information.
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