New Student / Transfer Student Resource Guide

Hello New to East Angels and Families,  

If you were recently accepted to East and missed our incoming Angel events on April 11th, 12th and 13th welcome to the East community and we are so excited to meet you in the fall! If you are new to Denver Public Schools and do not know your district assigned student ID number yet, please reach out to our registrar, Yvonne_Catbagan@dpsk12.net 

For those of you who previously attended our virtual events and have already completed your class choice form, please continue reading below for more information regarding important dates, our bell schedule, summer reading, school supplies, bus passes, class schedules, athletics and involvement information, and more. 

We realize this is a lot of information to sort through. We value your time and want your student to start in August feeling prepared and ready to start at East. We encourage you to bookmark or save this link so you are able to reference this as a resource guide throughout the school year.  

Thank you for joining our East community. We greatly appreciate your support, look forward to partnering with you and can’t wait to get to know your student in the 2022-2023 school year!  

Sincerely, 

Denver East Counseling Team

 EAST WITHDRAWAL FORM

If you are no longer planning to attend East High School please submit this DPS School Choice withdrawal form as soon as possible. You will continue to receive East communication until you submit this form and it is processed by our registrar. tinyurl.com/EastWithdrawal2022

CLASS CHOICE REGISTRATION FORM LINKS

See the course information below and fill out the COS form:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T4ztUdIZ-eQXi1N8rKP4hXj5NZKJsFy4UUm8kUSdy8g/edit?usp=sharing

Presentation Slides for Choice of Studies:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1W_uu-PfMSulDVv2XuM-oKOXlKhjLl2MkchlXc_uW_6I/edit?usp=sharing 

Class descriptions of all current 9th-12th grade course offerings https://east.dpsk12.org/choice-of-studies/

ANNUAL FAMILY UPDATE/ EAST REGISTRATION

Every East family must complete our Annual Family Update for EACH NEW & RETURNING STUDENT to secure your spot at East. This will open in my Parent Portal at the end of July. Please complete this between late July and before the first day of school on August 23rd. The parent/guardian listed as the #1 contact for the student in Infinite Campus will need to complete this process. You do not need to come in to East for walk-in registration unless you are having issues navigating this system. Our walk-in East registration days and times are Thursday, August 11th and Friday, August 12th from 8:00-3:00 pm. You may also contact our East registrar with any questions or issues you are having at Yvonne_Catbagan@dpsk12.net.  If you have additional registration questions please look at this link: https://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment/online-registration/ For more information and links to our Family Navigation Guides that can be accessed in multiple languages please go to: https://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment/online-registration/

IMPORTANT DATES

Late Summer/Early August- Complete your East Athletic Registration on the East website and get a CURRENT physical exam (must be current within 1 year) if you want to participate in fall sports

Late July- Mid August- Complete Annual Family Update/East Registration before August 23rd 

July 25th- Fall Sports Student Athlete & Parent/Guardian VIRTUAL MEETING @ 6:00 pm- Check East athletics website for details & link to join 

Early August- Schedules ready to view in Student/Parent Portal in Infinite Campus

 *Schedule change requests will occur during 9th Grade Academy week & the first week of school

August 8th- First day of fall sports

August 22nd- First full day of school for 9TH GRADERS ONLY 8:05-3:20

August 23th- First day of school for ALL 9th-12th Grade Students 8:05-3:20September 13th- Clubs Fair Outside on the “E” at Lunchtime for all students

CLASS CHOICE & 9TH GRADE ACADEMY REGISTRATION FORM LINKS

Before completing the two links below we encourage you to click through our East welcome presentation slides and incoming 9th grade class selection slides that were shared at our incoming Angel events in April. 

The two most important forms to complete ASAP, if you haven’t already, are:

1. Our 9th Grade Class Choice Form AND

2. 9th Grade Academy Registration

Español:

Enlaces de grado 9 en español:

  1. Formulario de elección de Estudios del noveno grado
  2. Registro de la academia de noveno grado
EAST BELL SCHEDULE
SUMMER READING/SUMMER COURSE WORK

Transfer Students/Upperclassmen Summer Reading Assignments can be found here: https://east.dpsk12.org/summer-reading/

The only summer reading for ALL incoming 9th graders is to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. The summer reading assignment has changed since our incoming Angel events in April. Please do your best to have this book read by the first day of school for 9th graders on August 22nd. A free PDF copy of the book can be accessed here.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES/ RTD BUS PASSES

Teachers will let students know what school supplies they need for their classes during the first few days of school. Here is a recommended school supply list for incoming transfer students (same for each grade) for your reference as a starting point.  If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they will also be able to get school supplies for free in our Student Assistance Fund office in the library. Our Student Assistance Fund also sells reduced price RTD bus passes for East students.

CLASS OF INFORMATION / COMMUNICATION

Updates about school activities and opportunities will be shared through schoology email and posting to your ‘class of’ group.  Make sure you are checking schoology daily!  Additionally, our counseling tab on the East website has links for you to find resources specific to your class.  https://east.dpsk12.org/counseling/class-of/.

2022-23 ACCESSING CLASS SCHEDULES/ TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Student schedules will be viewable in Student/Parent Portal in early August. Directions on how to access your Student/Parent Portal and how to set up your DPS Google/Gmail student account can be found here. If your student did not get into their top elective class choices or currently has any gaps in their schedule, schedule change requests will occur via google form that will be sent out in August.

ATHLETICS AND CLUB INFORMATION- GET INVOLVED

East Athletics Director Contact- Michael_Tasker@dpsk12.net 

East Athletics Webpage

2022-23 CHSAA Calendar w/ Season Start Dates

Coaches Contact Information 

*Please reach out directly to the coaches if you have any questions or would like more information regarding pre-season conditioning, practices or tryouts. Many fall sports offer summer conditioning and it is a great way for your student to make connections and get involved before the school year even begins! 

Fall sports include: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Boys Golf, Gymnastics, Boys Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Poms, Boys Tennis, Girls Volleyball

PLEASE NOTE: BEFORE your student can participate in official East athletics practices or tryouts you must have the following completed: 

  1. East Athletic Registration (found on East Athletics webpage) AND
  2. Have a CURRENT PHYSICAL EXAM on file. You may reach out to our school-based Denver Health clinic to make a free physical appointment for your student. Call 303-602-8958 or email SBHC@Dhha.org to make an appointment. 

CLUBS- There will be a club fair on September 13th offered for all students outside on the “E” at lunch time. If you have questions about clubs or would like to start your own club, please reach out to our activities director, Tee MacDonald, at Theresa_MacDonald@dpsk12.net or find her in room 100 (right inside the main entrance) once school starts.

PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND FAMILIES

East Family & Community Liaison- Please contact Ariel Ruempolhamer at ariel_canada@dpsk12.net or at 720.423.8426 

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)- Eastptsa.org

East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation (EAFAF)- Eastangelfriends.org

DENVER HEALTH SCHOOL BASED CLINIC

Access to free healthcare for DPS students with valid DPS ID

STUDENT ASSISTANCE FUND

Provides free school supplies and reduced cost bus passes.  Please see link for more information  https://east.dpsk12.org/students/student-assistance/

EAST CALENDAR & SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES

Please continue to check our East calendar and get connected with us on social media to stay up to date with current East High School announcements and information.

East Instagram Pages to Follow:

@DenverEastHS

@denvereast_counseling

@eastangels_madamprincipal

@east_angels_athletics

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Email is usually the best and quickest way to reach East staff once we return to East after summer break. Counselors return to East and will begin replying to emails and calls from incoming students and families beginning on August 1st.  Teachers return to East after summer break on August 15th. Thank you in advance for your patience as we respond to incoming students and families.  Counselors are assigned by student last name and please use this link to find your counselor’s email  https://east.dpsk12.org/counseling/meet-our-staff/.


STAFF DIRECTORY & CONTACT INFO: https://east.dpsk12.org/about/staff-directory/

Español

Para soporte en español, envíe un correo electrónico aValeria_AcostaFlores@dpsk12.net, Ilse_Chavez@dpsk12.net