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,

This week I will follow in the steps of the previous Inglewood Principal, Tim Patterson, and have a short and long version of my introduction (no bullet points though).

We understand some agree and others disagree with the announcement that high school will stay remote for the remainder of the year.

Overall, remote learning has had some success because of our incredibly talented and hard-working staff, the unbelievable support of our parents, and the resilience of our students. However, we understand that remote learning has been very difficult in other ways, and it is clearly more inequitable and impersonal.

Bottom line is that Eastlake will continue to improve the remote learning experience for students, and even though we will not reopen entirely, we are committed to providing more students with in-person learning experiences. Sports have now started. We have students who have really struggled in this remote setting receiving additional in-person support on Wednesdays. As the rest of the year unfolds, we are excited to increase the number and frequency of these in-person experiences.

We want to thank you for all your efforts to make this work.

Wolf Strong, Pack Strong

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

Daily Schedule - March 1st - 5th

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.

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

Wolf Time Social will be held again this coming Tuesday (March 2nd) 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 debarrett@lwsd.org to propose an idea.
Staff Spotlight

Do you want to express your gratitude for an Eastlake staff member who helped you in a time of need? Do you want to recognize an Eastlake staff member who has helped you develop your character or inspired you to contribute more to our Eastlake community? Do you want to recognize an Eastlake teacher who designed an amazing lesson that inspired you to learn and grow? Eastlake remains a special place and we want to continue an attitude of gratitude. We also want to ensure that we publicly recognize and celebrate the success of our incredibly talented and dedicated staff. We will reserve a section in the Wolves Weekly Update for these expressions of gratitude. Send a Staff Spotlight to Amy Hill (amhill@lwsd.org) by Thursday at 4 PM, explaining the impact this Eastlake staff member had on you, and it will appear in the next Wolves Weekly Update.
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

“No Japanese Americans were ever charged, much less convicted, of espionage or sabotage against the United States. Yet they were targeted, rounded up, and imprisoned for years, simply for having the ‘face of the enemy.’“ (JACL)

Last Friday, February 19, marked the Day of Remembrance. This date commemorates the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese descent. Most of them lived in Washington, Oregon and California and over 60% of them were American citizens. This violation of human rights included anyone who was at least 1/16th Japanese, 17,000 children under the age of 10, the elderly and those with disabilities.

The first Day of Remembrance was observed in Washington State in November 1978 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. In 1942, this location was called the Puyallup Assembly Center and was home to almost 7,500 Japanese Americans from Western Washington and Alaska. They lived in the barracks and renovated horse stalls for months until they were transferred to Minidoka, an internment camp in Idaho.

In March 1942, Japanese Americans were classified as “enemy aliens” and were not allowed to enlist in the US military. Although many Nisei (children born in the US to Japanese immigrants) were discouraged by the discrimination they faced as American citizens, they still wanted to help. Students in Hawaii “became the ‘Varsity Victory Volunteers,’ or ‘Triple V’ – a manual labor support group for the US Army. They picked up shovels and hammers…[and] they built barracks, dug ditches, quarried rock and surfaced roads…” (Go For Broke) When they were finally allowed to enlist, more than 12,000 American citizens of Japanese descent volunteered to join the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a segregated Japanese American army combat unit. The 442nd is the most decorated unit for its size in the entire history of the US military earning 9,486 Purple Hearts, 21 Medals of Honor and 7 Presidential Unit Citations.

Many Japanese Americans work “with other communities of color that have experienced forced removal, detention, deportation, separation of families, and other forms of racial and state violence (Tsuru for Solidarity)” so that they can “be the allies that the Japanese Americans didn’t have (Crosscut).” Local groups have called for an end to immigrant detention by demonstrating across the country, from the Northwest Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Tacoma to Fort Sill Army post in Oklahoma, which was scheduled to serve as a detention center for 1,400 immigrant and refugee children.

To learn more:
  • Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial—“An outdoor exhibit commemorating the interment of the Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island in the state of Washington. It is a unit of the Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho.”
  • Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)—"The oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States.”
  • The Silent Fair”preview—video of Puyallup Fairgrounds as an Internment Camp
  • Go For Broke National Education Center—"Educates the public on the valor of Japanese American veterans of World War II and their contributions to our nation.”

-Alicia Egashira
Eastlake Athletics

Eastlake "Fall" Sports Begin! - Practices and try-outs are set for Monday March 1st

Registration for our Fall Sport season deadline was Thursday February 25th and registration is now closed.

If you have registered and still need to either submit a physical or electronically sign forms in FinalForms you will have until 9 AM on Monday March 1st to complete everything and be fully cleared to participate in the first practice or try-out on March 1st! Payment is also due for non-cut sports please see below.

LWSD Online Payment System is Back Up and Accepting Payment

Payments for sports can now be made online https://payments.lwsd.org/

Thank you for your patience while the system was down, please use the link to login and pay for ASB Cards & Non-Cut sports Participation fees – Football, Cross Country, Slow Pitch, Boys Tennis. ASB payments for CHEER and Dance Payments are also required. ASB Card fees for cut sports will happen after rosters are set.

Instructions for Online payment are on the Eastlake Athletics page here. Just a reminder that payments are made through LWSD online payments not in FinalForms.

Please refer to your sports specific websites for more detailed information for you specific sport regarding the first day of practice or try-outs!

Eastlake Wrestling - New Head Coach

Please welcome Richard Cole, the new head coach for the Eastlake Wrestling program. More on wrestling and Winter Sports registration coming in the next few weeks.
Sammamish Rotary Student of the Month – February 2021

The Science Department is proud to announce the February Rotary Student of the Month – Maisy Wagner. Ms. Sullivan says: “Maisy has combined her passion for the environment with knowledge gained from Eastlake science classes and her experience as a Zoo Corp member at Woodland Park Zoo to start a climate justice activism group, called “Dear Earth.” Comprised of fellow climate activist students at Eastlake, Dear Earth focuses on community-based changes that work toward sustainability. Maisy’s dedication and outreach earned her a meeting with the Washington State Senior Policy Advisor for Ocean Health & Water Quality. Her strong curiosity, creativity, and drive will carry her to success beyond her time at Eastlake. We are excited to see what she and her Dear Earth Team will do next!” Maisy would like to pursue studies in Environmental Science and Zoology as well as continue to be an activist for the current climate crisis and a speaker at the United Nations.

Congratulations Maisy - We are thrilled to have you in the Pack!
Club News

Podcast Club

Have you always wanted to be a part of a podcast? Here’s your chance! Eastlake’s podcasting club meets every other Monday at 2 PM. We are a team that collaborates to make a new episode every month while having fun! If you would like to join, email either Avni or Sri (s-avnrao@lwsd.org, s-ssivaramakrishnan@lwsd.org)


Junior Orthopedic Guild (JOG) Club is holding their annual school wide Crayon Drive on Wednesday March 3rd from 12:30 – 4:00 PM. Drive through the Eastlake Parking Lot and drop off new, unopened boxes of crayons. All crayons will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Earn 1 hour of community service from JOG for each box donated and earn 1 event credit for National Honors Society for 24 crayons. This event is open to all Eastlake students. Please remain in your car, someone wearing a mask will come to you!
Eastlake’s Counseling Center News

Contacting Your Counselor
Ms. Bailey has a new email! Please contact her at sbailey@lwsd.org moving forward. If you have a question for your alpha counselor, visit HERE to find their email address.

Social Worker Available to Meet in Person or on Teams
Hello Everyone! I wanted to remind you that I'm here if you find yourself struggling mental-health wise, needing resources or support, or just want someone to talk to! I am available on Microsoft Teams (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm) and you may email me for an appointment slot (c-scampiche@lwsd.org). The social workers of LWSD high schools are also offering several online groups regarding various mental health topics (see link for details: https://www.evergreenhealth.com/lwsd-partnership) and even including a parent support group! I am also available in-person by appointment every Wednesday at Eastlake (email for appointment for between hours of 9am-3pm)! Take care!

-Suzanne Campiche, LICSW (social worker)

Free Opportunity with YES
For parents/caregivers there is a no cost, Educational Resource from Youth Eastside Services. Held on a Saturday of each month from 9:30am-12:30pm is our virtual Alcohol Drug Education Class. This is a great way for parents and students (12-19 y.o.) to attend together to gain information on the dangers of current substance abuse trends, effects of substances on the developing body and brain (including the dangers of mixing substances), how to get help, where to turn for help with substance abuse & mental health issues and students will gain tools and skills to make more informed decisions for their futures. Go to youtheastsideservices.org/adec to register for this FREE educational opportunity for parents and students to attend together. Next class dates are February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22 & June 19. All classes are no cost to families, on Saturdays, and run virtually from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Thank you for spreading the word about this important resource! Questions? Contact Andrea Frost at 425-747-4937.

Junior Meetings
Juniors, you will be invited via Flexisched to attend your Junior Meeting presentation during Wolf Time A on Tuesday, March 2nd. Join the Wolf Time Junior Meeting Teams session HERE. All Juniors should be attending this meeting. Wolf Time B session will be open for you to sign up to see teachers. This presentation will provide you information on post high school options, resources and the process for completing individual meetings with your EHS Counselor in March.

In order to provide your Counselor some information on your post high school plans and prepare for your Junior Meeting, please go to this LINK and complete the Junior Meeting Survey by March 2nd.

Junior Meeting Parent Night
Please join Paula Olson, Counselor, Carol McGuigan, College & Career Specialist and Jessica Strange, Special Projects Counselor for the Junior Meeting Parent Night on Wednesday, March 3rd to be held on MS Teams from 7-8pm. Please join the meeting by signing in to this MEETING LINK. We will share the Junior Meeting presentation given to Juniors on March 2nd, provide valuable resources to help your student with future planning and hold a Q & A session. Afterward, all materials will be posted on the EHS website.

We look forward to having you there!

World Language Testing

We have two World Language proficiency test dates left for the 2020-21 school year. The remaining test dates are:
  • March 31 at LWHS (registration closes Feb. 28)
  • April 14 at the LWSD Resource Center (Registration closes March 26)

College & Career Center News

Destination Day
May 1 Submission Deadline
Congratulations Seniors! Whether it's college, technical school, the military, an apprenticeship, a job, gap year or something else, Eastlake’s Destination Day celebrates the many future directions of the Class of 2021. As you begin to make decisions, let us know what's next for you by completing the Destination Day Student Submission Form to be included in our Class of 2021 Destination Day video celebration later this spring. If you don’t have an LWSD email address, please email us your next destination and photo to EHS-DestinationDay@lwsd.org. We can't wait to celebrate you!

Live Wednesday
Food Careers Panel, Wednesday, March 3, 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 food careers including Bridget Milligan Food (Safety Manager PCC Community Markets), Chef Breanna Beike (Owner and Chef Heritage Restaurant & Bar), and Heather Hodge (Co-Owner and Culinary Director of the Pastry Project. The Pastry Project is a community workspace providing free baking and pastry training to individuals with barriers giving both opportunity and a learning space). Join us Live or watch the post-session recording by following the same link after the event.

Opportunity Spotlight
Girls Who Code Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP)
The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program will be running virtually in 2021. The 2-week opportunity is available to rising sophomore, junior, and senior girls—trans and cis—and non-binary students. No prior computer science experience is required. Students learn how to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding skills. Not a coder yet? Not a problem. Participants gain exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive network of girls in tech. Join a webinar, check out this flyer and the FAQ page for more information.

Scholarship Spotlight
Eastlake PTSA Scholarships, Deadline March 30, 2021 at 3 pm

  • Katherine Siddoway Scholarship – established in honor of the founding principal of Eastlake High School. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded. This scholarship for graduating seniors is based on the following criteria: Evidence of academic motivation (applicants must have a current and verified GPA of at least 3.4, impact on the Eastlake High School community and/or community at large, and indication of meaningful education and professional/vocational goals.
  • Community Service Award - This award is open to all grade level students (two financial scholarships to seniors and all other grade winners earn Certificates of Community Service). The Eastlake PTSA strongly advocates volunteerism which is a testament to character of the students at any grade level. The community service award is in recognition of outstanding contributions made to the Eastlake and/or Sammamish community. For seniors, the financial award of $1000 is comprised of a $900 academic scholarship and $100 donated to the recipient’s charity of choice. Freshman, sophomore, and junior recipients are honored with Certificates. This scholarship is assessed based on ability to demonstrate a history of commitment to school and/or community through community services and leadership activities and maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the current school year.
  • Stan Chapin (Perseverance) Scholarship – This $1000 scholarship honors Stan Chapin, a longtime Resource officer at our school, whose significant dedication supported students and helped them find the strength to overcome their challenges. The Perseverance Scholarship is awarded to an Eastlake graduating senior who has demonstrated a turnaround in their life and/or overcome adversity with a positive attitude, integrity and concern for others, along with movement toward meeting educational and personal goals. This scholarship is assessed on the senior's ability to overcome adversities in life, document their struggles and how they have and/or are overcoming it anytime during their high school years. Students must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA in the current school year.

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