Important Information for 8th Grade Families

Greetings parents and guardians of our 8th grade students!

Please read this entire post, as it contains extremely important information regarding your student’s last week of school. This information can also be found on our school website.

On Tuesday, 8th graders who are on track for attendance, academics, and behavior are attending Elitch Gardens for their end-of-year celebration. Off-track students will be working independently at school to complete make-up hours and missing assignments to get back on track for the Continuation ceremony. Many 8th graders have still not turned in their Elitch Gardens permission slips and $35 fees and must do turn it in or contact the school for financial assistance by 4 PM on Friday, May 26.

Continuation practice at East High School is mandatory and will begin promptly at 9 AM on Wednesday, May 31 at East High School. Students will be walking to East High School from Morey, but may arrive at East no later than 9 AM without going to Morey first if they choose. Students who do not attend Continuation practice will not be allowed to participate in the Continuation ceremony. After the practice, students are required to return to Morey, but may go home without any attendance penalty with a permission slip available in the main office. Please remember that participation in Continuation is a privilege, and depends upon students having taken the initiative to earn that privilege through coming to school, working hard, and making good decisions, or by making up work or putting in the time to earn that privilege back. School leaders will be making phone calls home on Friday to families with 8th graders who are in danger of not participating in Continuation. Please make sure your contact information listed with the school is correct.

Next Wednesday night, May 31, the East auditorium doors will open at 6 PM, and all on-track 8th graders are required to be there and in their correct seats no later than 6:15 PM. I look forward to shaking the hands of each and every one of your amazing kids next Wednesday night at 6:30 PM.

Principal Noah Tonk