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-virtualfor 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 onFacebook 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-561-7370 if you have any questions.