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

  • Sunday, November 1- Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Monday, November 2nd & 3rd – No School for East High Students
  • Thursday, November 5th – Normal B Day Schedule (Updated- No longer early release)
  • November 25th-27th- Thanksgiving Break (11/25 the Main Office will be open 7am-3:30pm, 11/26 and 11/27 the Main Office will be closed.)

November 3/2 Schedule

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.

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Welcome

Welcome to new East High staff members, Officer Mike Holm- School Resource Officer and Lori Dondlinger- Paraeducator.

Business

Congratulations to East FBLA on their success at the UNO Business Competition! The East High School FBLA Team placed 2nd overall and the students below received the following awards:

  • Minjae Song 1st, Economics
  • Zoran Curgus 4th, Economics
  • Saket Reddy 1st, Intro to Business-1st, Intro to IT
  • Shrey Agarwal 3rd, Intro it IT
  • Harley Paprocki 3rd, Marketing

World Language

Congratulations to Yulia Evans, East High German Teacher, on being named the German Teacher of the Year at the Nebraska International Languages Association Conference in early October!

Congratulations to Sef Sarroub-Le Sueur (2020 East graduate) earned the Seal of Biliteracy from the State of Nebraska. This is a nationally recognized award that requires that a student demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one language other than English. Sef had to satisfy a number of requirements to earn this award, including extensive study of a world language.

Counseling Center

  • Seniors
  • Juniors and Seniors
    • College Reps and Military Reps are hosting Zoom visits! Please encourage your student to check the College/Military Visits topic in the grad class google classroom
  • Sophomores and Juniors
    • Interested in exploring a career pathway? Attend an informational session to gather information about different career pathways, tour the facility, and experience what The Career Academy is all about! All sessions are held at 8800 ‘O’ St. from 5:30PM–6:30PM and are for all pathways.
      • Wednesday, November 11
      • Thursday, November 12
      • Tuesday, November 17
      • Thursday, November 19
  • ALL Students
    • Students should be checking their Graduation Year Google Classroom for updates and information from the School Counselors!

Native American Success Coach

Congratulations to Veranda Johnson on her new role as the Native American Success Coach for East High School. She will be providing mentorship and support to Native American students at East. Ms. Johnson is also the sponsor of our new Native American Culture Club. The club will have its first meeting on Wednesday, November 4 at 3:15pm. Students can find more information by joining the club’s Google Classroom wj3n4u6.

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.

100% Remote Learner Meal Pick Up

100% Remote Learners meals for the week can be picked up on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at three locations. Families can choose any of the three sites and students are not required to be present. The person picking up the meals must have the student ID number(s).
Each site will have breakfasts and lunches for each student based on their Free, Reduced, or Full-Pay status similar to the school day. Full-pay and reduced priced meals will be purchased through the student’s My School Bucks account.Families must park and enter the building as described on the maps. Face coverings are required. Meal Distribution Sites are listed below:

Lincoln High School
2229 J St, Lincoln, NE 68510
Door Number 3 on the East Side of the building
View the map here

Lincoln North Star
5801 North 33rd St
Door Number 10 on the West side of the building
View the map here

Lincoln Southeast
2930 S 37th St, Lincoln, NE 68506
Door Number 18 on the East side of the building
View the map here

East High School Library

Diverse Books for All!

Are you looking for books with diverse characters and themes? The MOSAIC is an annual collection of high interest diverse books for preschool through high school students reviewed by LPS librarians.

  • Look for the MOSAIC Multicultural Book Display link on your school library website.
  • Browse the collection and download the ebooks or audiobooks.
  • Want a print copy of a book? Ask your school librarian!

Digital Citizenship Tips

Would you like to have a conversation with your student about staying safe online? Here are some questions to get the conversation started:

  • What information should we share with others online and what information should we avoid sharing online (address, phone number, passwords, and other personal information)?
  • What websites should we use when we go online?
  • How can you protect your digital reputation?

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). Zoom Link for Academic Hour – https://lps.zoom.us/j/8202059609

Computing Services

Screen Time

During these days of increased opportunities for remote learning, it’s important to recognize that not all screen time is the same. There is a significant difference between “active” screen time (engaging in focused production of content) and “passive” screen time (consuming entertainment media). The American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends families have thoughtful conversations around the
purposes for using digital media and offers an online tool for creating a “personalized family media use plan.” https://lps.org/go/y8ov.

See the LPS Parent Guide to Student Chromebook Use in LPS for more helpful information and strategies to support your student’s Chromebook use at home. https://lps.org/go/o9bk

ParentVUE

Synergy ParentVUE is increasingly becoming your “one-stop shop” for information about your student’s teachers and classes. In addition to providing parents/guardians secure access to student grades (secondary), assignments, attendance, and class information, ParentVUE is also the avenue for parents/guardians to verify student enrollment in LPS. New this year, secondary parents can pay fees via ParentVUE.

The District’s goal is to ensure at least one parent/guardian per household has activated their ParentVUE account. If you haven’t yet activated yours, please contact the school office for an activation key, 402-436-1302.

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 on the Remote Learning site is filled with valuable information designed to help you help your student. Be sure to look through 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.