Dear Parents/Guardians

We will get you the most current information we can pertaining to your student, East High School, classes/learning and events. We ask you to pay attention to the LPS website, along with the East High Website for information as information regarding the 2020/2021 School Year is fluid and changes.

Upcoming Events

  • December 14-22 Final Exams *Please Note, this schedule is different from previous years.
  • December 22- End of Second Quarter
  • December 23-January 4- Winter Brea k, No School
  • December 29-30 Main Office Closed

Finals Schedule

Week One

GroupMonday, December 14thTuesday, December 15thWednesday, December 16thThursday, December 17thFriday, December 18th
A & C Group

Period 1: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 2: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Support: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 3: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Support: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 4: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Support: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 5: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Support: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 6: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Lunch11:00—12:00 p.m.11:00—12:00 p.m.11:00—12:00 p.m.11:00—12:00 p.m.11:00—12:00 p.m.
B & Z Group

Period 1: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 2: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

Support: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 3: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

Support: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 4: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

Support: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 5: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

Support: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 6: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

Week Two

GroupMonday, December 21stTuesday, December 22ndWednesday, December 23rdThursday, December 24thFriday, December 25th
A & C Group

Support: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 7: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Support: 8:00—9:20 a.m.

Period 8: 9:30—10:50 a.m.

Winter Break

No School for Students

Winter Break

No School for Students

Winter Break

No School for Students

Lunch11:00—12:00 p.m.11:00—12:00 p.m.
B & Z Group

Support: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 7: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

Support: 12:10—1:30 p.m.

Period 8: 1:40—3:00 p.m.

December 3/2 Schedule

3/2 Schedule for High Schools

A Day: Students in the A group attend class in person. Students in the B group Zoom-in for instruction.
B Day: Students in the B group attend class in person. Students in the A group Zoom-in for instruction.
Attendance: Attendance will be taken for both in-person and Zoom-in students each day.
Learn more on the LPS Coronavirus Information page.
WeekMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Jan. 11AAABB
Jan. 18NO SCHOOLAABB
Jan. 25AAABB

Grading for Semester 1 (Term 2) Courses

Standard letter grading will apply. There are exceptions in accordance with the LPS Board Regulations when Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades are given. 

Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) Grade:
Students may choose to receive S/U grading until December 22, 2020. 

There will not be a limit on the number of courses a student can elect S/U grading for the first semester of the 20-21 school year (Term 2). 

  • The LPS Board Regulation regarding Honor Roll qualification still applies: Students with a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA on the previous semester’s coursework, including at least 30 graded credits (not included S/U) in a block school and 25 graded credits (not included S/U) in a non-block school are eligible for the Honor Roll .
  • NCAA qualification still applies.
  • NSAA qualification still applies.

To request S/U grading

Please click HERE for a fillable PDF of the S/U grading request form. You must first download the form in order to complete it. Please turn in completed forms to the Counseling Office . For questions, please contact the Counseling office at 402-436-1302 Option 3.

Choices Program

Choices is a drug and alcohol focused prevention and psychoeducational therapy program facilitated by HopeSpoke at North Star, Southeast, Northeast, and East High Schools. This program focuses on substance use awareness, assisting youth in making healthy decisions while finding alternatives to using substances, and addresses mental health issues that may be factors contributing to or resulting from substance use (personal or family related). Students attend weekly individual and weekly group therapy sessions at school with a licensed mental health practitioner who is qualified to be providing these services. If a student is a remote learner, telehealth options are available for both individual and group sessions. Choices not only intervenes to address issues of substance use by the individual and/or family, but also serves as a preventative measure to assist youth in refraining from using substances. Choices is a free service for youth whose family income meets certain income guidelines, which the HopeSpoke therapist can work with the student’s parent(s) to assess. Please contact your student’s school social worker (Lori Crosmer- lcrosme@lps.org or Tami Remboldt t rembol@lps.org ) for additional information or if you would like your child involved in the Choices program.

Counseling Center

Schedule changes for Second Semester: Students need to make an appointment with their school counselor before Dec. 20 . Students can access the S chool Counselor Appointment Calendars in their graduation class Google classroom under the topic “Appointment Request”. Note: Schedule change requests are not guaranteed to be met, and the changed schedule could be altered due to adjustments in the master schedule. 

Seniors and Parent/Guardians will be receiving a SENIOR MEMO email from the counseling center on the 15th of each month starting in December and through the end of the school year. There will be very important information about Scholarships, FAFSA, Graduation, and other Senior News! 

Be sure to check the Counseling Center Website for up to date information regarding Academic Planning, College/Career opportunities, and Social/Emotional Supports! 

Nutrition Services

Student Meals

Due to the pandemic, the USDA is federally funding breakfast and lunch at ​no charge to all students while the federal funding lasts​. All LPS students in preschool – 12th grade and Independence Academy students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no charge starting Monday, September 14, 2020. A la carte food items including milk and second entrees will still be available to purchase with money in the meal account or cash. LPS will communicate when the program is coming to an end for families to plan around breakfast and lunch purchases.

A/B Student Meal Pick Up

Meals are available for all students in the cafeteria for 15 minutes after school gets out on the last day of in-person learning for that student. Meals are currently FREE for all students because of USDA federal funding. Students may pick up breakfast, lunch or both. Meal distribution will be available as long as LPS high schools are using the 50% Capacity Plan 3/2 schedule.

East High School Library

Library News

Do you remember the print edition of the World Book Encyclopedia that you may have consulted when you were in school? Your student still has access to this resource today – just in a different online format. World Book Web is bigger and better than ever and has components that serve preschool through adults. Your student can access this from their LPS portal.

  • World Book Student for middle school learners
  • World Advanced for high school through adult learners

Have your student go to this database to see these resources and more!

Digital Citizenship Tips

LPS teachers instruct students about their digital identity and help them learn how the use of digital tools can have both positive and negative effects on personal well being. You may want to work together to create a plan that balances time spent online and offline. Talk with your remote learners about the importance of taking digital breaks when not in Zoom classes.

Academic Support for All Students

East offers academic support for all students throughout the day. Staff is available during the lunchtime in Lunch Hubs! During the first 10 or last 10 minutes of periods 4, 5 & 6, teachers are available for help with homework, explaining a concept, practice of an instrument, etc. Need Help? Hop to a Hub! 

In addition to Learning Hubs we offer Academic Hour (after school help) on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Media Center. Academic Hour offers specific help for students in the areas of Math, English, etc. Academic Hour is available in person & zoom for all students (A, B and Z students).

Computing Services

Personal Computing Devices

This time of year often brings questions about whether students are allowed to use personal computing devices instead of the district issued Chromebook. Where completing school work is concerned, the answer to this question is “no.” There are a number of reasons for this, but you should be aware that the LPS Chromebook comes with limits on the web sites that can be visited and the applications that can be accessed. You can support teachers’ efforts in managing a consistent learning environment by encouraging your student to use the district issued Chromebook.

Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs) in LPS

LPS believes that high-quality curriculum and instruction can be enhanced with effective use of Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs). To that end, a district committee continually works to identify ITTs that are safe for student use, support district learning goals, and encourage innovative teaching and learning. The most frequently used, approved ITTs are made available to students and staff in the LPS Portal. Learn more about the LPS Portal here. Need a conversation starter with your student? Ask them for a tour of their LPS Portal and which ITTs they’re currently using in class.

Remote Learning Supports

Stop by the LPS website and enter the word “remote” into the Search, Keyword field in the top-right. The “Student Support” page on the Remote Learning site has links to valuable resources to support your student while learning from home. Make sure your students are familiar with the information about how to successfully connect with their teachers using StudentVue. The “Parent and Guardian Support” page is filled with valuable information designed to help you help your student. Familiarize yourself with the “10 Remote Learning Things to Know.”

LPS Help Desk is available

Is your student having trouble connecting to their classes? The LPS Help Desk is available to help! Call 402-436-1735 between 7:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

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