Posted November 13, 2023
Dear Angels Community,
As always, thank you for your support of our East Community and follow our active student body on Instagram @eastangels_madamprincipal and @denvereasths.
Important Upcoming Dates
Nov 11 East NHS Make A Difference Day
Nov 13 First Day of Winter Sports
Nov 13 Spring Musical Auditions (4:00-7:00pm)
Nov 13 Jazz Solo Night (Postponed to Jan. 17)
Nov 14 Early Release Day
Nov 14 10th and 11th College Night (6:00- 7:00 pm)
Nov 15 Spring Musical Auditions (4:00-7:00pm)
Nov 15 PTSA meeting
Nov 16 Rock & Jock (tutorial)
Nov 16 Level 1 Performance @ 6:00 pm
Nov 16 Empty Bowls (5:00-7:00)
Nov 17 Thriftcon Clothing Exchange (after school 4-5:30)
Nov 28 Movie night (6:30-8:30)
Nov 29 Performing Arts Assembly
Nov 29 Coffee House Rehearsal (4:00-8:00 pm)
Nov 30 9th grade elections
Nov 30 Coffee House Performance @ 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Nov 30 Colorado Gives Day Fundraising Kickoff Event (6:00-8:00pm)
Dec 01 Coffee House Performance @ 7:00 pm
Dec 04 Instrumental Music Concert @ 7:00 pm
Dec 05 Early Release Day
Dec 05 Choir Concert @ Presbyterian Church 7:00 pm
Dec 05 Social Emotional Learning Parent Night (Commons 5:30pm)
Dec 06 Instrumental Music Concert @ 7:00 pm
Dec 06 Duet Competition (4:00-6:30 pm)
Dec 07 Middle School Feeder Concert (6:30pm)
Dec 07 Coco & Cram with Link Crew 4:00-6:00pm
Dec 08 Snow Ball (7:00-9:00 pm)
❄️ Weather Update ❄️
With the shift in weather, temperatures are dropping, and we want to ensure the comfort and well-being of our students. For those seeking refuge from the chill, you now have the option to enter the building through the Detroit Street entrance; however, please be advised that students are required to stay in the Commons until the building officially opens.
Please join us for an East PTSA Meeting on Wed Nov 15 at 6:30pm. Join us for a historic tour of East and hear from Principal Walker and get updated from parents about PTSA initiatives and how you can support our beloved school!
Lunch is FREE for ALL students regardless of students free or reduced price meal benefit status; however, it is still very important that families continue to complete the Household Application for Student Meal Benefits to determine lunch eligibility status.
Native American Heritage Month
Future Center News
Financial aid season is right around the corner. For students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, the FAFSA is the application you and your student will complete to apply for financial aid. For students who are undocumented, you will complete the CASFA application. The applications will open in December (the exact date has not yet been released). It is important that your family completes the application, so we hope to help you get prepared ahead of time.
If your student will be completing the FAFSA this year, you will need to create your own FSA ID, which is the electronic signature you’ll use to complete your part of the form. It consists of a username and password. You can get started on this task now if you have a social security number. If you don’t have a social security number, there will be a process for you to create an FSA ID soon – look for more information from the Future Center coming around December!
For those filling out the CASFA, you can create your login here.
Padres de estudiantes del 12º grado
La temporada de ayuda financiera está a la vuelta de la esquina. Para los estudiantes que son ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos o residentes permanentes, la FAFSA es la aplicación que usted y su estudiante completarán para solicitar ayuda financiera. Para los estudiantes indocumentados, completarán la aplicación de CASFA.Las aplicaciones se abren en diciembre (aunque aún no sabemos la fecha exacta). Es importante que su familia complete la solicitud de ayuda financiera (FAFSA o CASFA), y estamos aquí para ayudarles a prepararse con tiempo.
Si su estudiante va a llenar la FAFSA este año, necesitará crear su propia identificación de la FSA, que es la firma electrónica que utilizará para completar su parte del formulario. Si usted tiene un número de Seguro Social, puede comenzar ahora. Si no lo tiene, no se preocupen, habrá un proceso para que puedan crear su FSA ID pronto. Cuando estemos mas cerca de diciembre, tendremos más información en el DSF Future Center para usted y su estudiante.
Para aquellos que están completando la CASFA, pueden crear su inicio de sesión aquí.
DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is in the process of hiring a College Advisor at East. Click here to see the job description.
Student Career Guide
The English and Spanish versions of the ’23-’24 DPS Career Guide are here! Please use them to give yourself a comprehensive overview of the career readiness services your student has access to at East. Remember, your student can connect with Ellie Jacques, firstname.lastname@example.org, and other career services by joining the East High School Career Center on Schoology, using the code: XXKF-RG67-QNFH3. You and your student can also review a complete list of Career Ready Action Items. You might consider focusing on one career action per month or one per “season” with your student to help them start to plan their future.
The Resume How-To Guide is a resource for resume and cover letters. Use it in preparation for career searches, interviews and on-the-spot networking opportunities.
10th and 11th College Night
East Counseling Staff will be presenting College Night for 10th and 11th graders and their guardians on November 14 at 6pm in the auditorium. Come to hear recommendations on what your student should be doing to prepare for their plans for after East!
Family & Community Engagement Update
Support East’s Amazon Wishlist:
Can’t participate in the PTSA? No problem, you can grant our wishes anyway! Click HERE to send materials to benefit our student body and staff.
Please remember, all volunteers need to complete a background check prior to volunteering within the school and classroom. The purple Volunteer Background Check Portal tab is hyperlinked to the Sterling Volunteers DPS prepaid account landing page. When using this link, payment is not required. The DPS Online Volunteer Background Check is located at the following link – https://equity.dpsk12.org/get-involved/volunteer-services/
The boys2MEN Fall Workshop; College & Life Readiness, is designed for Young Kings to architect a clear vision from High School to College. Young Kings will engage in Life Readiness courses during the first part of the day, then directly with college recruiters to learn about admission requirements and campus life.
The workshop is Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The link to apply to be a Young King is HERE
Athlete of the Week:
Congratulations to Liam Sloan on being selected as the Athlete of the Week. Coach stated that Liam has anchored a defense that has not allowed a goal in the playoffs this season. He had a crucial penalty kick save in the semi finals, that save along with all 5 goals scored by his teammates in the shootout put his team back in the State Championship game. Liam’s Leadership style is always “to do what is needed” and using his voice to inspire others to be their best. Good work Liam and go get them at state!
Highlights & upcoming events:
Winter Sports Registration is now open! Use this LINK for more information on how to get registered.
Senior Hub: The senior hub is now up on the website. The senior fee ($25) can now be paid through the hub.
The Student Board Of Education is having a warm clothing drive which began on Nov. 1st and runs through the 17th. Please drop off your warm gently used or new items in room 100
The Women of East are having a period product drive this week from
Nov. 6-10. Those items can also be dropped off in room 100.
Class T-shirts: 10th & 11th grade class t-shirts are available in room 100 only $10
Make a Difference Day: On Saturday, Nov 11th our National Honor Society is hosting an East Cleanup Project from 8:00-1:00pm. Come out and help keep our campus beautiful!
Thriftcon Clothing Exchange: This event will take place on Nov. 17th after school. Students can bring gently used clothes to swap, sell or donate to Clothes 4 Kids.
East High Nike Hats: There are two versions of these hats; the senior hat which is white with the original East logo & a red version of the hat without the senior part under the logo. These are also available in room 100.
Club List 23-24: Here you can access all of the amazing club opportunities we have this school year. Feel free to reach out to club sponsors or Tee MacDonald email@example.com for more information.
HOW SICK IS TOO SICK?
There are three main reasons for children to stay/go home:
1. The child could infect others with a contagious illness, either because of symptoms, a diagnosis, or recent exposure to a contagious illness (COVID, Cold, Flu, RSV, Strep, chickenpox, GI issues, measles, etc)
2. The child member does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, intense head/stomach ache, fever, chills, or vomiting.
3. A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
When to seek emergency medical attention
● Trouble breathing
● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
● Inability to wake or stay awake
● Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
These are not all possible indications of a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1 or your healthcare provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Flu vaccines are available for DPS students only.
Each student will need an appointment and a current consent for the Denver Health School Based Clinic. DenverHealth.org/services/school-based-health-centers/e-consent
School-Based will not be offering the COVID vaccine to DH employees, DPS staff, parents or community. Feel free to visit your PCP, Public Health, Walgreens, etc., for your COVID vaccine.
Schedule Today! https://mychart.denverhealth.org/mychart/openscheduling
East High School’s Spirit Store is located on the second floor just south of the Main Office.
Operating hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – during lunch
Friday – during seventh period
The Spirit Store is run by volunteers and will be closed if a volunteer is not available. If you would like to confirm store hours, volunteer, or ask questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Spirit Store proceeds support the East Angel Friends & Alumni Foundation. For more on EAFAF, visit eastangelfriends.org. Go Angels!