Remote Learning Through May 6th, Grades and Graduation

East High Families,

With the latest information about the Coronavirus COVID-19, Lincoln Public Schools officials announce they will continue with Remote Learning until at least May 6. There will be no student classes or activities in school buildings during this time, and a decision for the remainder of the school year will be made as more information becomes available.

As high school students wrap up review materials and begin new coursework, Lincoln Public Schools is outlining the following grading and graduation guidelines during the period of Coronavirus Pandemic Remote Learning.

During fourth quarter, all grades will either be Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory based on work completed and a special Coronavirus Pandemic Closure designation will be noted in student transcripts. For high school classes that run on a semester schedule, students will have the option of using their third quarter letter grade for their semester grade. To switch the grade to a letter grade, students will need to go to fill out the form found in their East High School Graduation Class Google classroom or on the East High Homepage.
Google Form

Students have until April 10 to work with their teachers to turn in missing assignments from third quarter and work on improving their grades. For all students who ended the third quarter with an incomplete or an F, teachers have been working with students since March 23 to support students in successfully completing course material.

For students enrolled in eLearning courses, we will be converting Satisfactory grades into letter grades if a letter grade is requested by the student.

There will not be fall academic honors due to the unique fourth quarter circumstances. This will be noted on student transcripts as due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Closure.

The following changes are being implemented for graduating seniors at LPS this year:

  • Courses that placed students in the community, such as Government and Politics required volunteer hours, work experience, and/or internship courses, will have those service requirements waived.
  • School counselors will complete graduation checks and work individually with students. Students who are short on meeting requirements can fulfill needed coursework through eLearning courses, summer school, or independent study as identified by the counselor.
  • Final class rank is the students’ Semester 1 rank. There will be no Semester 2 class rank calculated for seniors at the end of the school year.

If students remain engaged during this unique situation and put forth effort, they will be able to move on academically and graduate on time.

Susan Cassata
Principal

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LPS Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists and Psychotherapists Available

The East High School Counselors and School Social workers will be able to meet with students via Zoom by request.

How to set up a meeting:
1. If you want meet with your School Counselor: Email your alpha counselor (check synergy for their name/email) and say that you request a Zoom Meeting and for what purpose.
2. If you want to meet with a School Social Worker: Email our SSW (Check the link below for their email) and say that you request a Zoom Meeting and for what purpose.
3. We will respond via email with an invitation for a meeting including: Date, Time and Instructions for how to connect. All meeting times will be 15 minutes, either AM (9-11) or PM (1-3) based on counselor/social worker availability.

If you just have a quick question and do not need a zoom meeting, feel free to email your counselor for that too.

Click the link below for information about how to request a Zoom Conference:
Zoom Conferences

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Have an Issue with a Student Chromebook?

You can get assistance by submitting  a ‘Help Ticket’ online! If you are unable to log into your Chromebook, use another device and begin at LPS.ORG, search Keyword ‘Portal’ then follow the remaining steps.

  • Log into the Chromebook with your Student ID and Password

  • Open Chrome (You should be in the Portal now.)

  • Search for the STUHELP App

  • Click on your device under ‘Quick Tickets’

  • Select the category that describes your issue and enter a description.

  • Scroll down and click ‘Submit’. (You do not need to fill in the room number, location, or Student ID.)

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Update on Scholarships

Scholarships that were listed in the last edition of the Counseling Center’s March 5th eBulletin as “Pick up in the Counseling Center” are now available online to access as a writable PDF.

The Heartland Athletic Conference Scholarship (HAC) (due April 1st) and the Wendy Henrich’s scholarship should be sent to Mr. Limbach at zlimbac@lps.org.

Important Note: During the current LPS school closure, our registrar Ms. Kelley is unable to mail or provide printed transcripts. PDF transcripts can be emailed and she will attempt to submit transcripts to schools via email. To request a transcript click on Transcripts page.

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July 7 State ACT Canceled

All NSCAS testing, which includes the State ACT, are canceled for the 2019-20 school year. For more information visit the Nebraska Department of Education at https://www.education.ne.gov/assessment/

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Student Pickup of Items/Chromebooks from Lockers

On March 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  students may pick up of items/chromebooks from lockers, materials they may need for classes and clothing from athletic locker rooms- enter through door #1.

Counselors will not be seeing students.

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Youth Leadership Lincoln

Youth Leadership Lincoln applications are now available for current 9th grade students.  The program provides an interactive, hands-on experience to build leadership skills and a life-long commitment to community service.  The application deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020. You can also download the application at  http://www.leadershiplincoln.org/programs/actioncenter/youth.html.

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Canceled: Spring Area College Fairs

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, EducationQuest Foundation has canceled these upcoming events:

Lincoln Area College Fair scheduled for March 29 at Southeast Community College in Lincoln

Omaha Area College Fair scheduled for April 5 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

EducationQuest Symposium scheduled for April 16 in Lincoln

If you have questions about the College Fairs, contact Les Monroe, Lincoln or Joan Jurek, Omaha.

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New Scholarships

Check out the new scholarships for this week here.

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Camp Assistants Add to Bright Lights Experience

Do you like to work with youth or aspire to become a teacher? Get plugged into a weeklong volunteer opportunity in June or July as a Camp  Assistant, providing support to Bright Lights teachers and engaging students in grades post-K-8th as they explore a topic of interest to them. Students can start applying March 2 by visiting BrightLights.org.

Camp Weeks: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10
Choose Your Shift: Morning, afternoon or all-day

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