East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, October 16, 2020
NO SCHOOL - Friday, October 23rd - Staff Only
Virtual Open House Night - Tuesday, October 20th
We are excited to invite you to our Virtual Open House Night on Tuesday, October, 20th from 6:00-8:00pm. Parents will have an opportunity to follow their student’s schedule and enter Zoom meetings with all of their student’s teachers. Teachers will share information about their courses, ways they are engaging students virtually, and be available to answer questions. Tech support sessions for adults who wish to gain more skills that will help to support their students at home will also be available. Information about how to locate student's schedules in IC, how to navigate the zoom links for the night, and more will be shared on Monday.
Virtual Clubs & Activities For Students
MSCR is offering two FREE online fitness classes for high school students. All skill/experience levels welcome! Contact Mayder Lor for more information.

Yoga & Mindfulness - Mondays 3:30-4:30pm - ZOOM LINK
Tai Chi - Tuesdays 5:15-6:00pm - ZOOM LINK

MSCR Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is offering a series of outings for MMSD high school students this fall.  These trips include some hikes in local parks, kayaking, and climbing at a high ropes course. All trips are FREE and registration is first come, first served. Students may choose to register in any or all of the trips, it is not required to attend all trips. Tuesday, October 20th is hiking at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. For more information, contact Dane Gottschall.

Join MSCR Purgolder Unified, a Unified Champion School club Wednesday's after school from 4:00pm-5:00pm. The club provides students with the opportunity to bring inclusion in school to life. Students with and without disabilities are invited to participate in this after school club that focuses on personal well-being, fun physical activity, and friendship. Student leadership opportunities available. Contact Ms. Schaefer for more details

Looking for an opportunity to participate in activities regarding mental health, support people with mental health disorders, and educate others about different mental health topics? Mental Health Club meets Mondays during Lunch (12:00-12:50pm) and is geared towards those with mental health problems, anyone who knows someone with mental health problems, or anyone who wants to learn more about mental health. All students are welcome and encouraged to come. Respectful perspectives only. Contact Ms. Schaefer for more details.
Food Resources
Our Mobile Food Pantry at East is open on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm in the back parking lot near the field house entrance. Each household gets approximately 25 lbs of shelf-stable food, 10-20 lbs of dairy/produce, a gallon of milk, and 10 lbs of frozen meat in prepared boxes/bags. You will be asked to (pop) open your trunk or unlock it so we can load food directly into your trunk. If your trunk does not work or if food must go in the back seat of your vehicle, please pull your vehicle just beyond the pickup area and a volunteer will place the food beside your vehicle for you to load after the volunteer has walked away. We must follow social distancing at all times. We are unable to serve families before 3:30pm. We will close the pickup if we run out of food before the end of the pickup period and we will order more food to be delivered the next week. Please contact our social worker, Ms. Lennertz, with any questions at salennertz@madison.k12.wi.us.

Additionally, during Virtual Learning, MMSD Food & Nutrition is offering once per week pickup of Market Box meals at 40 school sites. 

The pick up date and time for East High School is Mondays, 10:00-11:45am, but any student/family can go to any of the 40 sites.

MMSD added an additional pickup site with evening hours for families who are unable to attend during the workday. Tuesdays, from 4-6pm, families can pick up a meal box at the MMSD Food Production Center, 4711 Pflaum Rd.
Senior Future Planning Weeks Continue
Class of 2021 Senior Future Planning Weeks continue during the week of October 19th. Workshops will cover topics such as specific college applications, essays, voting, resumes, and apprenticeships. You are welcome to come to as many workshops as you can fit in your schedule. Contact your Counselor if you have any questions or need additional support.
Quick Links & Helpful Resources