School Policy Guide
The School Policy Guide is a supplement to the District Policy Guide, and is customized for each school. It may include important phone numbers, transportation information, and after-school childcare options. This guide was formerly known as the school handbook.
- Key Policies and Guidelines
- Academics and Student Achievement
- Extracurricular Activities
- Health Office
- ID Policy
- Library Media Center
- Lost and Found
- Parking Lot
- Safety and Security
- Scholarship/Financial Aids
- Student Support Services
- Student Transcripts
- Student Visitor Request
- Withdrawal from Class Policy
The Library Media Center (LMC) staff is able to assist students and staff with resources, both print and electronic, for class assignments and other needs. We are also able to collaborate with teachers to co-teach information, literacy skills, do book talks, offer professional development on technology and library resources. Library Media Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All lockers & locks in East High School are the property of East High and are assigned to students to protect their school materials, coats, books, etc. A student may use only the locker that is assigned. If a locker is damaged and needs repair, the student may be assigned another locker in the Main Office, room 1037. Students’ personal possessions and money should not be left in an unlocked locker. Students are advised not to bring large sums of money, expensive jewelry, or other valuable articles to school. Lockers should be locked at all times.
East High School Student Services Department is a collaborative team of school professionals working with students, parents, and school staff to support students’ academic and social-emotional needs. This department is comprised of school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and nurses. These professionals collaborate through teams to work together to best meet the needs of students. The Student Services Department is located in room 2031.
The student’s transcript contains the following information: student’s name, date of birth, courses, grades, credits, grade point average, and date of graduation. Updated transcripts are available at the end of each semester in Infinite Campus. Official transcripts will be sent directly from Parchment.com to the college/university. Unofficial transcripts may be given directly to the student or parent or printed directly by the parent or student in Infinite Campus.
In order for a student to bring a guest to accompany him/her to classes on a specific day, the following requirements must be met and approved by the Neighborhood Principal.
- The visitor must be a non-MMSD high school student at a school that is not in session on the date of the visit. No children under high school age will be permitted to visit.
- Students must receive all written permissions prior to submitting the form for principal approval.
- Students must obtain approval from the Neighborhood office Principal at least 3 school days prior to the day for which a visitor pass is desired.
- The visitor must obtain and wear a Visitor Pass name tag throughout the day.
- Student is expected to be with his/her guest at all times and is responsible for making sure that the visitor follows all East High rules.
With parent/guardian, teacher, counselor & principal permission, a student may drop/withdraw from a class through the seventh week of first or second semester, as long as the drop does not put the student below the required number of credits and courses for the semester and school year. No grade is given for a class dropped during that time. Students should contact their counselor for the exact procedures.
A message from the appropriate school personnel or the building principal may come to your home by way of the automated dial out process. This is one way the school can efficiently communicate information that all students and their families need to know. An example of information that might be shared this way is a reminder when there is no school.
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Peppy’s Periodical, a newsletter for parents, guardians, staff and community containing articles by principals, teachers, other school district staff, and parents is published and emailed monthly to students, parents, and staff and is available on the East website. The newsletter contains grade level information, student achievements, curricular programs, college and career information, extracurricular activities, parent-teacher-student network activities, and community activities.
The Purgolder Press, a weekly newsletter for students, parents, guardians, staff and community containing information about the upcoming weeks events, is emailed to students, parents, and staff each Friday and is available on the East website.
- Academic Supports
- Grades and Grading
- Honor Roll
- National Honor Society
- Service “E” Awards
- Student Achievement Night
- World Language Honor Society
East High School Academic Supports include a Peer Tutor Registry, Homework Clubs, Study Tables, and various individual and group programs with community partners. A list of these programs can be found on the East website or students can contact their Counselor for more information.
Honor Roll recognition is designed to honor our high-achieving students. The program is held as part of the Student Achievement Night. Categories for recognition are as follows:
- Honors with Distinction: 3.8 or above for a semester
- Honors: 3.5-3.79 for a semester
- Academic Letter: Students who have earned Honors or Honors with Distinction for at least five semesters
- Academic Pin: Students who have earned Honors or Honors with Distinction for at least six semester
NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Four main pillars have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These pillars also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
Juniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above at the end of their first semester will receive an invitation to apply to NHS. Invitations will be sent to students after the first semester grades have been posted. All students who apply to NHS must have 30 hours of community service hours completed and properly documented, a complete application and faculty evaluations on file by the deadline in March. If selected by the faculty committee for induction, students will be invited to attend the induction ceremony, which will be held in April. Once inducted, National Honor Society members will be expected to attend meetings throughout the school year, complete NHS sponsored service projects and adhere to the written National Honor Society Code of Conduct.
The Service “E” is an award in the form of a certificate and/or a pin given at Student Achievement Night as recognition of service to the school or community. Service “E” is the highest non-academic honor a student may earn at East High. Service “E” pins are non-academic pins that may be worn at graduation.
Student Achievement Night recognizes student achievements in the areas of Honor Roll, Service E, attendance and other school based awards. The evening serves as a wonderful opportunity for family and to gather and honor the many accomplishments of the students in grades 9 through 12. The achievement night is held in the spring at East High School.
- Extracurricular Activity Guidelines
- Drama Productions
- Fine Arts Week
- Student Clubs
- Student Congress
- Work Permits
- Extracurricular activities (including dances) at East High School are a privilege.
- Students on the NO PASS LIST will be ineligible to attend activities.
- A current East ID card must be presented at the door. Once students have entered the activity, they may not leave and return again.
- Students must leave school premises 15 minutes after the activity is concluded.
- All provisions of the Behavior Education Plan (i.e. dress, behavior, harassment, etc.) apply at the activity.
- The purpose of these events is to provide social activities for East students. Some of these activities are closed to the general public.
Madison East High School has an outstanding athletic tradition. The following are the sports that are currently offered:
- Fall Sports: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf (Girls), Poms, Soccer (Boys), Swimming (Girls), Tennis (Girls), Volleyball
- Winter Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Hockey, Poms, Swimming (Boys), Wrestling
- Spring Sports: Baseball, Golf (Boys), Soccer (Girls), Softball, Tennis (Boys), Track & Field
Contact the Athletic Department for tryout and other information.
Homecoming Week is the biggest all school festival in the fall. The social committee of Student Congress organizes all aspects of the week’s activities. All students, staff, and parents are eligible to participate in the activities, including the Homecoming spirit dress up days, pep rally, parade, football game, half time events, and dance.
Prom is a Junior/Senior dance held in the spring. It’s our most formal of dances and very memorable for all. It is sponsored by the Junior Class. With principal permission, East Sophomores may attend prom if accompanied by an East Junior or East Senior. East and non-East Freshmen are not allowed to attend Prom. Guests (High school age or no older than 19) may come to Prom and Homecoming with appropriate forms completed. Dances end at 10:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Work Permits are required for minors UNDER 16 years old and are processed during the school day as a courtesy to East students for the State of Wisconsin. Permit requests received before 8:15am will be available for pick up at lunch. Requests dropped off after 8:15am may not be available until after school, or the next school day. Students should bring the following items (all documents must be original - no photocopies can be accepted) to the Main Office, room 1037:
- Proof of age: One of the following - minor’s birth certificate, State ID card, or passport
- Minor’s social security card
- Written letter from the employer on their letterhead expressing intent to hire (must have minor’s name on letter), describing job duties & hours of work
- Written parent consent
- $10.00 permit fee – cash or check payable to East High School
Note that many items in these guides are specific to teaching and learning within school buildings, and we know that adjustments will need to be made as we go. Please use this as a starting point and connect with your school if you have specific questions about how things will be handled in a virtual setting.