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

  • February 4- Parent Teacher Conferences via Zoom
  • Week of February 8- Parent Teacher Conferences- Teacher Phone Calls
  • February 15- No School

February 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
Feb. 22AAABB
Mar. 1AABBB
Mar. 8NO SCHOOLNO SCHOOLNO SCHOOLNO SCHOOLNO SCHOOL

Grading for Semester 1 (Term 2) Courses

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 4th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. You will sign up for conference slots on SignUp Genius and speak with teachers via Zoom. The SignUp Genius deadline is 10 PM on Monday, February 1st. We encourage you to review student progress through Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVUE to best plan which teachers to meet with before signing up for conferences. All of the links to sign up for conferences, as well as a directory of teacher’s Zoom links to use on the night of conferences, can be found at https://ehs.lps.org/winter-2021-parent-teacher-conferences/.

Phone conferences- staff will be at school making phone calls during the week of February 8th and sending out email updates to families during this time. If you would like to personally connect with your student’s teachers, please reach out to them via email or phone. In the end, you can expect to receive at least one form of communication regarding your student’s progress in their courses from their teachers. There are multiple ways for you to learn more about how things are going at school. Please see below for details about how you can stay connected to your student’s progress this term.

Synergy ParentVue

The quickest way to check student progress is to look over grades and attendance in the Synergy ParentVue application. Here you will find assignments that have been turned in, the corresponding grades, which assignments are missing, and the overall course grade.

Class websites are also available through Synergy ParentVue. Each course website provides you with access to the course syllabus, an overview of the course, assessment practices and information about the course objectives.
Please contact the Main Office if you do not have ParentVue access- 402-436-1302 Option 2.

ACT at East- April 6th

This spring, all Lincoln East Juniors will be taking the ACT in the building. Testing will take place the morning of Tuesday, April 6th. This will be a non-school day for current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors– only those students taking the ACT will need to report to school that day. Classes will resume as normal on the following day, April 7th. The areas tested will be English, Math, Reading, Writing, and Science.

Juniors will receive important testing information via their LPS email about the test and day-of activities. Information will also be posted within their graduating google classroom.

2021-2022 Remote Learning Program

Parents of any LPS student who will be in grades kindergarten–12 during the 2021–2022 school year, may voluntarily elect for their child to participate in the LPS Remote Learning Program (RLP). Student schedules will be created for the entire school year. Requested changes during a semester will align with the district’s permit process. Please submit a separate form for each child that will attend the Remote Learning Program. This form must be submitted by February 19, 2021. Submission of this form is required to indicate that your child will attend school remotely. To register your student for the one-year Remote Learning Program, please complete this FORM.

To learn more about the one-year Remote Learning Program, please visit the webpage: https://rlp.lps.org.

Music Department

Special shout-out to Lincoln East 11th grader BENJAMIN JACOBSEN.
Last summer, Ben was selected to the ALL-NATIONAL HONOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. It’s a BIG DEAL! He is the first Lincoln East musician ever selected for a NAfME All-National ensemble. He is the only Lincoln musician selected for the Symphony Orchestra this year. He is one of only two from Nebraska selected this year. Congratulations, Ben!

Family and Consumer Sciences

The Nebraska Builders Home and Garden show has been postponed to March 12-14. Any Interior Design student whose final project was going to competition will still go, but not until March. Email Mrs. Wiley bstaack@lps.org with any questions or concerns.

Skilled and Technical Sciences

The fall semester of the Woods 3 class went well. Students worked in teams to build both a wall unit and island for a basement bar for a community client. Here is a set of images regarding that project.

Also, students spent time designing with CAD their individual projects that they started to create in quarter 2 and will continue to work on in the spring semester. Many of the individual projects will be entered in the AWFS national furniture contest for a chance to win a trip to the convention/showcase in Las Vegas in July. One of those individual projects that was completed before the winter break is this chair by student, Joe Miles.

DECA

Lincoln East DECA was one of three Nebraska chapters recognized by DECA, Inc for earning Thrive status in DECA’s Chapter Campaigns. The chapter conducted a wide array of activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week and DECA’s Promotion and Community Service Campaigns. One of the activities was even featured in DECA’s quarterly magazine, DECA Direct. The Thrive recognition qualifies two students to attend the Thrive Leadership Institute with other high performing chapters at DECA’s International Career Development Conference.

DECA is gearing up for a virtual competition season as we compete in district, state, and international competitions. Judges are currently being recruited to role play business scenarios with students and evaluate their performance. If you are interested in serving as a judge for the district or state competition, via Zoom, please contact Lincoln East DECA advisor Matt Maw at imaw@lps.org.

Lincoln East DECA is one of two Career & Technical Student Organizations at Lincoln East with a business focus. Students are welcome to join anytime throughout the year and can contact Mr. Maw for more information.

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 trembol@lps.org) for additional information or if you would like your child involved in the Choices program.

Counseling Center

Seniors: Have you filed your FAFSA? There are many benefits to doing your FAFSA, and you can learn more about it on EducationQuest’s website.

Need help with FAFSA or other Financial Aid questions? Sign up to meet with Amanda Ludwig, our Ed Quest Rep, via Zoom here.

Looking for scholarships? View or sign up to receive our weekly Counseling Bulletin/Scholarship Info here.

Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen: Course Request for next year is beginning. See the schedule for when students will meet with counselors and all other information to help make course selections.

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

Access Amazing Library Resources from Home!

Did you know many of our fabulous library resources can be accessed from home? If your student is looking for educational games to play or fun activities to do online, we encourage them to check out the library resources at home! The library provides access to fun educational sites for students for free. To do this, go to your school library website and click on “Home Access” to get the login information. Many of the library’s resources can also be accessed by logging into the portal from home. Go to the LPS Portal and type in your student’s LPS ID number and password to see what is available for your student to access from home!

Digital Citizenship Tips

LPS teachers instruct students about digital law when they help students explore how terms of service agreements and privacy policies are important and have real-world implications. Topics for a family discussion might include:

  • What are terms of service agreements? (Rules you must follow when using an app or digital tool.)
  • Why should you be aware of terms of service agreements? What are the consequences of using apps not intended for students your age? (Many terms of service agreements include age requirements for the app or digital tool. If you use a tool that you are not old enough to use, your account may be canceled, your safety may be compromised, and you may see inappropriate content.)

LPS has procedures in place to ensure the apps and websites students are using adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

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

Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs) in LPS

LPS believes that effective instruction can and should include the appropriate use of instructional technology to support learning. To that end, a District Instructional Technology Tool (ITT) Committee works to identify ITTs that are safe for student use, support district learning goals, and encourage innovative teaching and learning. All reviewed ITTs are cataloged in the LPS ITT Matrix.

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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