Eastlake Credo: At Eastlake, through intentional actions, we create an environment where students and staff feel safe, appreciated and loved.This is Eastlake.This is home. This is family.
Dear Wolves,

Thank you for all your efforts to support students during this difficult time. Enjoy your weekend.

Wolf Strong, Pack Strong

Chris Bede, Principal
News From The Den
Eastlake Daily Schedule and Open Building Hours

Daily Schedule - Week of February 22nd-26th.

Daily schedules for the remainder of the school year are posted on the Eastlake website here.

Parent/Student Access Into Eastlake During Open Hours - Hours and directions here. Building will not be open during winter break for parents/student access.

Technology Support While School is Remote - link here
Wolf Time Socials

On Tuesday, February 23rd, we will be holding our second Wolf Time Social during Flex 1 of Wolf Time (10:20 – 10:45am). On Monday afternoon, you can check the EHS website under Academics, and Wolf Time to find a list of topics. Then on Tuesday, go to the same page and click on the link next to the topic to join! If you want to talk about something that isn’t listed, send an email to Mr. Barrett at to propose an idea.
Students with Life-threatening Conditions

Students with life-threatening health conditions participating in athletics or in-person learning are asked to send all paperwork to the school right away. This includes:
  1. Individual Health Plans – updated and signed by a parent.
  2. Medical Authorization Forms – completed and signed by a doctor and signed by a parent.

Additionally, your student will need to SELF-CARRY their emergency medication anytime they are on campus for a school event such as after-school sports. Please ensure your provider approves the ability to self-carry on the Medication Authorization form. Students that self-carry medications still need their IHP and Medication Authorization turned into the school PRIOR to being able to attend any on campus activity per Washington state law RCW 28A.210.320.

Life-threatening health conditions include:
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy/seizure disorder
  • Asthma – with medications or inhaler
  • Cardiac/heart conditions
  • Allergy – epinephrine injector

Students with missing immunizations

Washington State law requires that all children have immunization records in order to attend school. These records must be on file at the school on or before the first day of attendance. Valid documentation includes medical records showing vaccination, evidence of immunity to the disease the vaccine prevents, or a completed Certificate of Exemption (COE) form.

If you have any questions, please email the nurse – Shelley O’Rourke at sorourke@lwsd.org
Equity at Eastlake

“Inoculation was introduced to America by black man"
Inoculation is a process by which immunity is produced by introducing infectious agents onto an absorptive skin surface instead of inserting the substance into the tissues using a hollow needle like an injection. It has many uses, one use is to add effective bacteria to the host plant seed before planting it so that there is enough of certain helpful bacteria in the soil to help plants stay healthy. This process was introduced to America by an enslaved person from Africa. His name is Onesimus. He was a gift to the Puritan church minister, Cotton Mather, from his congregation in 1706.

Onesimus told Mather about a tradition where infectious diseases like small pox were deliberately introduced to uninfected people by extracting the material from an infected person and scratching it into the skin of an uninfected person to increase immunity. Mathers then convinced Dr Zabdiel Boylston to experiment with the procedure when a smallpox epidemic hit Boston in 1721 and over 240 people were inoculated. This procedure was used on American soldiers during the Revolutionary War, which introduced this concept to the United States.”

Due to historic and institutional racism, the African American community and other marginalized communities have been disproportionally impacted by COVID 19 and thus vaccines are important more than ever during this current pandemic.

We would also like to call attention to those struggling during the Houston snow storm. If you are able here is a list of places to provide help to those in need.

-Rachelle Horner
Eastlake Athletics

Eastlake Fall Sports Begin

Traditional Fall sports plus Dance and Cheer ware openfor registration via FinalForms . This registration is separate from the Sports Conditioning sign up. If you have already registered for a Fall Sport you can check your account in FinalForms to make sure your registration is complete. FinalForms registration directions are on the EHS website – Athletics. If you have signed up for a Fall sports and have chosen not to participate please log into your FF account and un-select the sport or email Amy Hill and I will remove you from the roster.

LWSD online payment system is currently down. We will notify you once it is up and running again so you can make your payments. Sports Fees are all paid through the LWSD online payment system not through FinalForms.You may also pay by cash through our bookkeeper Karen Guinasso. See the Eastlake website Athletics for the steps to make the payment.

Running Start students have received an email from Amy Hill letting them know what documentation is required through their LWSD email account. All Running Start paper work must be turned in prior to the first day of participation.If you attend any other school besides Eastlake, you must email Amy Hill so I can get you the proper paperwork, there is documentation that must be provided per the WIAA.

Please refer to your sports specific websites for more detailed information.

Football practice begins February 24th - registration closes Monday February 22nd. All other sports begin March 1st.-registration closes Thursday February 25th.

Fall Sports include:
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf - Boys
  • Slow-pitch softball
  • Soccer - Girls
  • Swim & Dive – Girls
  • Tennis - Boys
  • Volleyball

Dance and Cheer Information Sessions for Spring 2021 Season

Interested in the Eastlake Dance or Cheer-leading team? Both teams are having their Spring 2021 Season interest meetings on Monday, February 22nd via Microsoft Teams. These meetings are for both interested athletes and parents/ guardians to learn more about the responsibilities and expectations of being on the Eastlake Dance or Cheer teams this Spring.

  • Teams information session will start at 8pm on Monday, February 22nd
  • The link to join the meeting will be emailed on Monday afternoon. If you would like to be added to our email list, and have not signed up already, please complete the following form: Microsoft Form.
Wolf of the Month - January 2021

Wolf of the Month is a tradition at Eastlake recognizing excellence in students. This may include excellence in academics, effort, and citizenship. Every month students are nominated per category by their teachers/department. The Wolves of the Month will receive their recognition letter and certificate in the mail.

Congratulations to the Wolf of the Month Nominees for January 2021 Click here to view

New Item Alert! - Get your EHS Face Masks- just $8! 3-Layer, Washable, Reversible EHS Mask! Wolf Head Logo on one side- All Black on reverse. One size- W4.5" X H6.25". Click on the Eastlake Sprit Wear link above to purchase! You will receive an email when your items are ready for pick up at EHS, usually 1-2 days after your order.
Mental Health

As we continue our Mental Health Unit in our 9th grade health and fitness class, we want to extend an opportunity for you to be able to engage in the content too!

In class we are challenging students to recognize factors in their own life that impact their personal mental wellness, learn what they can do to reduce the risk for themselves, and work on building self-esteem and resilience. We have decided to show Angst to help this content come to life since it is very relevant for our students.
This is a documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. The main goal of the film is to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. We believe by not only showing this to our students but also by providing you the opportunity, we are doing our part in that goal!

We will be showing this to our students in class on Feb 25th/26th but we have also provided an option for the community to view the documentary on their own during those two days as well.

A big thank you to the EHS PTSA, the EHS administration, as well as the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and Overlake Hospital for partnering with us financially to help provide this learning opportunity for our students. It is amazing to know the support that this class, our EHS staff, and our students have as we take on topics like mental health in our classrooms.

-The EHS Wellness Department
Eastlake’s Counseling Center News

Bookings for Counselors:
Counselors are now using Bookings for meetings! To schedule a time to meet with your counselor, please visit our website to book a time to meet! https://ehs.lwsd.org/counseling

AP Late Registration-Closes February 26th at noon!
For students interested in taking an AP test this spring, College Board will be accepting Late AP registrations from February 8th - February 26th.

  • Step 1- Register: Contact Mrs. Strange at jstrange@lwsd.org to let her know you have decided to take your AP exam/s. She will give you an AP join code at that time (if you haven't already joined).
  • Step 2- Payment: Once you have emailed Mrs. Strange to confirm testing, you will be directed to Mrs. Guinasso for payment options. AP exams are $96 + an additional $50 late payment fee. If you need financial assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know! All payments and financial aid requests must be completed by Friday, Feb 26 at Noon.

AP Test Dates
LWSD is working closely with College Board in deciding which administration date/s students will be taking their AP exams and in what format. While there is no final decision made yet, we should know by the first week of March what that will look like and will inform students and families with more information as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience in the matter!

Requesting Transcripts
Requesting a transcript is quick and easy! For those needing an official or unofficial high school transcript, please click HERE.

Running Start
If you are interested in learning more about Running Start, but missed the informational meeting, we have a presentation available HERE to learn more about it and if it is the right fit for you.

SAAFT (Strong African American Families- Teen Program)- is a program primarily for families of African American students entering high school that combines individual youth skills building, parenting skills training, and family interaction training. Incentive Crave Box flyer here.

Junior Parent Meeting- Parents of Juniors, please save the date for Wednesday, March 3rd at 7pm. Join the EHS Counseling Team via Teams to hear about post high school planning information and Junior Meetings beginning with students the month of March. Junior Meetings are an important time for students to meet with their Counselor, discuss future plans and get prepared for their upcoming senior year and beyond!

College & Career Center News

ASVAB Test Offered at Eastlake
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am Check-In
Eastlake High School will host the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test Administration on the Eastlake campus with COVID safety protocols for interested seniors. The ASVAB can be used for career exploration, enlistment and/or to meet graduation pathway requirements in the Lake Washington School District without any military obligation. Interested seniors should sign-up by March 10th.

Live Wednesday
Psychology and Counseling Panel, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
The next LWSD College and Career Specialist Live Wednesday Career Panel features professionals from the world of Psychology and Counseling including Lindsay McMeins (Social Worker with Evergreen Health), Dr. Kenyatta Etchison (PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. Dr. Etchison specializes in community mental health, children’s hospital, juvenile detention, family treatment court and psychiatric prison) and Beth Salaguinto (Senior Consultant in Organization Psychology at Instar Performance). Join us Live or watch the post-session recording by following the same link.

Opportunity Spotlight
Changemaker Challenge, Deadline April 8, 2021 at 9 pm
The T-Mobile Foundation, T-Mobile and Ashoka, are teaming to kick off the third Changemaker Challenge. This nationwide opportunity gives young leaders the chance to take their ideas on how to create more connected, sustainable and inclusive communities and make them a reality. Teams may enter the Challenge from now through April 8, 2021. Learn more.

UW Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Spring Conferences
Discover resources, connect with UW admissions counselors and current students, and make connections that will last throughout the admissions process through the Native American Student Day (NASD), Rising SEA Conference (to empower Southeast Asian students to pursue higher education), Esperanza En Educacion (EEE Conference), and Polynesian Day scheduled in March and April. Learn more.

Scholarship Spotlight
Inglewood Middle School PTSA Alumni Scholarship, Deadline April 16, 2021 at 1 pm
The IMS PTSA has made a significant investment in the seniors of our community by expanding their alumni scholarship program to three $1,500 Alumni Scholarships this year. Criteria includes extra-curricular and community service activities, character references, essay response, and academic diligence and motivation (2.5+ GPA). Find the application and details here.

College and Career Calendar
Find the latest on events, contests, scholarships and more on the College and Career Center calendar.
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