Thank you, EAFAF, for helping us thank our Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week! The East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation helped to provide a very appreciated on-line gift card as a message of thanks for all that our teachers are doing to serve our students well in this on-line context.

Watch our freshman and friends share their thanks for the work of our first responders and essential workers:

  • The East Theater Company Banquet will be on-line May 14th, 6-8pm
  • The Denver East Forensics Team’s on-line banquet will take place Sat., May 16th @ 12:00pm

Annual Family Update:

The Annual Family Update IS A REQUIRED action that all parents must take for students to have their registration at East confirmed for the 2020-21 school year. You can complete this requirement now, to secure your spot for 2020-21 (this is necessary, even for freshman and other new students who have participated in the choice process). Families can access the Annual Family Update by logging into their Parent Portal or by using this link: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment-registration/annual-family-update/

DPS is planning toward the start of the 2020-21 school year. A district committee is researching best practices and developing scenarios for potential opening structures for next school year, with options to be represented as we enter into June. Denver East is working with this timeline to ensure strong planning process for whatever context is presented as we move through the summer and into August.

Thank you to all of the participants in Wednesday and Thursday’s “Woodbury and Wolcott” Speech Competition. These competitions have been running continuously for over 130 years at East High School and we appreciate our Speech and Debate teachers, Noah Kaplan, Katie Hellrung, and Ellie Moran, for ensuring that this awesome tradition has carried on. Congratulations to our Woodbury Award Winner, Casey McCollum and People’s Choice winner Anali Blue, and the Woolcott Award Winner Tess Tippets, who was also the People’s Choice winner for the Woolcott Award.

Congratulations to Joel Noble on being selected as a Woodie Flowers Finalist at one of the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Events! The Woodie Flowers Finalist Award is presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills. You have much to celebrate! Time if we have it!

Tune into the Senior Awards Ceremony on-line on Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 pm- you will be able to view this ceremony at east.dpsk12.org and Facebook Live.

IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION:

The Denver Public Schools is requiring that every school provide a virtual graduation ceremony in May or early June. The East High School Virtual Graduation will be televised on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.! More info to come.

New Important Information!!! Senior Checkout Item Drop-off and Cap and Gown Pick-up!!!

Seniors and Senior Parents, you will have the opportunity to drop-off any items that need to be returned to the school for “ Senior Checkout” during the scheduled time next week (noted below). Items that may be dropped off are:

  • Textbooks and Library Books
  • Athletic or JROTC Uniforms
  • Instruments and Dance/Theater Costumes
  • Electronic Devices (Chromebooks and Hotspots)
  • Anything Else that Belongs at East!

You will also be able to pick up your:

  • Diploma Cover
  • Cap & Gown
  • Cords and Stoles

Yearbooks will not yet be available- distribution time and method tbd

In order to drop-off and pick-up items noted above, seniors or parents must drive up to the front of East using the following guidelines and schedule- schedule is set by “counselor group” and students need to come at the scheduled time.

Guidelines:

  • Social distancing and all safety requirements will be implemented for this process
  • There will be one line that all must use, even if you have nothing to “drop-off”
  • Drivers must approach the front of the school on “City Park Esplanade” from Colfax and drive North on “Esplanade” to drop off and pick up items, as directed
  • Students/Parents/Friends may not exit cars onto the Esplanade or school grounds
  • Noone may enter the school building (locker cleanout may be scheduled at another time)
  • If you would like us to know about items that have been left in your locker, please, bring them listed on a note to give to us
  • Be prepared to pronounce your name for us so that we are certain that it will be pronounced correctly for the virtual graduation ceremony!

Schedule:

  • Kohuth (A-Ce) Monday, May 11, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Brown (Ch-F) Tuesday, May 12, 8:30-9:30 am
  • Vesceri (G-J/Exchange) Tuesday, May 12, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Terry (K-Me) Tuesday, May 12, 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Flageolle (Mi-O) Wednesday, May 13, 8:30-9:30 am
  • Behmke (P-Si) Wednesday, May13, 10:00-11:00 am
  • Curran (Sj-Z & AVID) Wednesday, May 13, 1:30-2:30 pm

Be certain to come for Drop-off and Pick-up at these assigned times!!!

Senior Grading and Checkout Timeline

  • Seniors will be sent a link to the Senior Checkout Hub on Monday, May 11th, by 12 noon (access will also be available at east.dpsk12.org)
  • Senior Checkout requirements must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 13th
  • Tuesday, May 12, by 4:00 pm- Last Day of Remote Learning Classes for Seniors- all assignments for the semester must be turned in to teachers
  • Friday, May 8, by 4:00 pm- Teachers represent Senior grades in Infinite Campus
    • If you are passing the class, you will see a letter grade, A-D, or a P for Pass
    • If you are failing the class, that will be represented as an “ F” or an “I” for incomplete. Contact your teacher immediately if you have an “F” or an “I” so that you may have the opportunity to bring the grade up by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12
  • Tuesday, May 12, by 4:00 pm- Last opportunity to confirm completion of Edgenuity or BYU on-line courses
  • Wednesday, May 13, by 12:00 noon- Semester grades completed by teachers in IC for Senior review
  • Thursday, May 14, by 12 noon- Request for Credit instead of a Grade in a class is made through the Senior Checkout Hub (link sent to Seniors on Monday, May 11th. A request for Credit instead of a Grade will be represented by a “P” for pass in IC. The “ P” will not have a negative effect on the student’s grade point average
  • May 13, by 4:00 pm- All checkout requirements must be completed

We will let you know when we have information about locker cleanout, text or library book, and uniform drop-off- date and process still to be decided

Fees and Fines may be paid NOW and must be paid by 4pm, May 13th via myschoolbucks.com

A couple of important notes on “credit (marked as pass)” and “ no-credit (marked as incomplete):

After a request is received from the student to change an A-D grade to a “credit,” the teacher will document the “grade” in IC as a “pass,” representing that the student will receive credit that will not affect gpa. Feel free to document as “pass” prior to the e-mail request if you know that is the interest

The teacher will represent an “F” as an “I” in IC. An “ F” will default to an “I” at some point, and will not affect gpa


From our Health Team:
Self-Care Tips: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Times of Uncertainty: https://afsp.org/story/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty


Annual Family Update:

The Annual Family Update IS A REQUIRED action that all parents must take for students to have their registration at East confirmed for the 2020-21 school year. You can complete this requirement now, to secure your spot for 2020-21 (this is necessary, even for freshman and other new students who have participated in the choice process). Families can access the Annual Family Update by logging into their Parent Portal or by using this link: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment-registration/annual-family-update/


Information for Your Planning: The Final Week of the 2019-20 school year: While we will not have a traditional “ finals week,” the last full week of school this year, May 18-22, will be a full week of the Remote Learning Schedule that you are continuing to follow. The very last opportunity for students to turn in assignments for a grade or credit this semester will be Tuesday, May 26, at 12 noon. Students will have a chance to request “credit” instead of a “grade” during the week of May 26- more details will follow on that process.

Seniors and Senior Parents- the end of year calendar is being updated constantly… and, keep looking for e-mails from Tee for all updated information- here are a few important dates:

Classes continue for seniors through May 12th and teachers may require assignments to be due through May 12th.

Seniors will have an indication of whether they will gain a grade or a no credit for a class on Friday, May 8th

Seniors may request “credit” instead of a grade by May 13th- process to be communicated

You have until May 13th to complete all checkout requirements as you head toward graduation!

We will let you know when we have information about locker cleanout, text or library book, and uniform dropoff- date and process still tbd

Fees and Fines may be paid NOW and must be paid by 4pm, May 13th via myschoolbucks.com

Seniors will be sent a link to the Senior Checkout Hub on Monday, May 11th, and all Senior Checkout requirements must be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 13th


Food Security Survey: THRIVE Partners is conducting a survey to understand the changes in household food security and the demand for food assistance programs in the Denver Metro region due to the COVID-19 economic and public health crisis. Data from the survey will be anonymously aggregated at a neighborhood level to better understand emerging trends, critical needs and hot spots in vulnerable communities affected by COVID-19. The survey can be found here: https://thrive-partners.typeform.com/to/m4FA11


Library and textbook drop-off on hold until district direction on date and process for dropoff, locker cleanout, etc- guidance to district provided by the Department of Public Health and Environment.

School-Based Health Centers are here to care for all DPS students during this time. We are open for both in-person and telehealth appointments (at limited sites) for both new and existing patients. In many cases, patients won’t even need to come into the clinic for their care. For in-person appointments, we are taking every precaution to keep our clinics clean and patient safe. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Some of the services they provide are:

  • Well child checks, immunizations, medication refills
  • Answer any non-urgent medical questions
  • Individual & Family therapy services
  • Reproductive health services
  • Assist families with obtaining insurance coverage

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4pm
Phone: (303) 602-8958 OR (720) 424-2050
Email: SBHC@dhha.org
Remember: Our health services are provided at NO COST to all DPS families!

Remote Learning Questions and Answers for Students and Parents:

  • Are all activities cancelled for April and May? At this point, yes, all activities related to East are cancelled, as we are unable to bring groups together. We may be able to engage some activities on-line- planning for those kinds of experiences is now beginning.
  • How will finals work? There will not be a traditional finals week. The last week of the “on-line learning schedule,” will be May 18-22 with all work for the semester to be completed and turned in to the teacher no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Locker Cleanout: There will be an opportunity to retrieve items from lockers- this has not been scheduled and we will let people know when that will occur.
  • SAT and PSAT: PSAT and SAT tests have been cancelled. There is not yet information on next opportunities to take these assessments.
  • Prom: Superintendent Cordova announced the cancellation of proms through the school district.
  • Senior Checkout: There will be a senior checkout process that will be announced by the beginning of May. Payment of fees and other charges may be made now at the MySchoolBucks website.
  • Current Fees and Fines: Fees and fines may be paid at the MySchoolBucks website- info at east.dpsk12.org or at the Parent/Student portals.
  • Graduation: We are not certain when a graduation ceremony may be able to occur or what it may look like, but we will find a way to celebrate and appreciate the incredible successes of this class!
  • Yearbooks: The 2020 Yearbooks will be distributed in May, although we do not yet know the means or process of distribution.
  • Summer School: A decision on whether or not Summer School at East will occur soon, please standby for further information.
  • Revised Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021: There have been no updates in regard to revised graduation requirements for the Class of 2021.

During Remote Learning, no staff will be present on campus and no classes, games, meetings or gatherings will take place on campus. Also, no students are able to access classrooms, lockers, or any part of the school or campus until further notice.

DPS continues to provide nutrition support for students and families. More information is available at https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/food-distribution/