Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
It is hard to believe that it is August and we are sending out the registration dates and times for the 2022-2023 school year. Summer seems to go way too quick around here, especially with how nasty the winter and spring were last year. Let’s not try that again this year.
High School registration for the 2022-2023 school year will be on the dates and times listed below. Freshmen and a parent need to be at ONE of the registration times in our Performing Arts Center. Each freshman session will last about an hour. 10th-12th graders can make an appointment to talk with the counselors during their assigned day if their schedules are not full.
A new thing for parents this year……we need EVERYONE to log into their ParentVUE and do an online registration with updated addresses and phone numbers. This way we can contact you for storm days, early outs or late ins or anything else we need to contact you about. There is information below on exactly how to do this.
We are keeping our 8 period day with a modified block schedule. What this means is that on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, students will have 8 classes….each being 45 minutes. On Wednesdays, students will go to periods 1,2,5,6 for 84 minutes each. On Thursdays, students will go to periods 3,4,7,8 for 84 minutes each. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, there will be a 30 minute FLEX time right before lunch where students who are missing assignments or tests/quizzes will be assigned to that teacher. This will show up in their studentVUE app on their phones and they will also get a text at 9:55, which is right between the morning blocks. If students want extra help from teachers, they are welcome to use FLEX as well. Last year, this decreased the amount of failures by over 5%.
Speaking of phones, we are cracking down on phones this year at the senior high. There will be NO cell phone use in the classrooms at all unless it is directed by the teacher. There are a few instances where cell phone usage is appropriate in the classroom, but we are finding that students are using them WAY too much and student engagement is getting less and less. If students have a cell phone violation, it will be turned in to the office where it will be kept for a minimum of 8 class periods. The amount of time the phone will be kept will increase with each violation. Also, if you are a student/athlete and get a violation, you will not be allowed to practice or play in your event on that day. This rule has been in place for a number of years and it will continue.
Registration Dates & Times by Grade
9th grade registration & orientation---August 22nd 10:00 am OR 7:00 pm. PICK ONE!!!
12th graders--August 23rd 9:00 - 3:00 (appointment recommended*)
11th graders--August 24th 9:00 - 3:00 (appointment recommended*)
10th graders--August 25th 9:00 - 3:00 (appointment recommended*)
*10th-12th Graders: Signing up for an appointment to see the counselors is very easy. This can be done on the school website by going to the Senior High page, then finding the Counselor’s page and following the directions from there. https://sites.google.com/egf.k12.mn.us/egfcounseling/
School Supply List
Headphones that can be used with their computers.
Notebooks: Several subjects worth
Writing utensils-#2 pencils and pens
Scientific calculator for Algebra classes
Protractor, compass & ruler for Geometry classes
NEW & Extremely Important
Online Registration for NEW & RETURNING Students!
In order to keep up with technology, we are implementing Online Registration this year. Every parent of a returning student needs to sign in to their ParentVue starting August 1st and complete the online registration process before school starts. By doing this, you are assuring that the school has all the proper information regarding your child in the event of any emergency or situation. You will be able to update any changes to personal information via this portal. Let’s face it, in this day and age, schools need to know how to reach you!
Parents of Returning Students: Sign in to ParentVue
If you know of any NEW to East Grand Forks Public Schools students who need to get registered, have them visit this link starting August 1st to register: https://www.egf.k12.mn.us/o/senior-high-school/page/student-registration
Attendance will be taken by teachers each day. Students are expected to be engaged and participating in school from 8:30 am - 3:22 pm each day. If your child is sick, please call the office at 218-773-2405 even if they are not in the building for school. For appointments, please call the school before school starts (or send a note) to let us know what time your student is leaving. Then your student can pick up a pass from class before class starts. ADDITIONALLY, when your student returns to school from the appointment, they must have a slip from the doctor/dentist/etc. confirming that they were at an appointment. NEW: you can submit attendance via your ParentVue now. For partial day (appt etc) please make sure to leave specific instructions in the Notes box–what time they are leaving etc.
Fees can be paid online using SchoolPay. They are on our website-here’s a tutorial on how to get started with it. https://www.egf.k12.mn.us/o/senior-high-school/page/schoolpay-paying-fees
Online Grades Access
Parents and students can access their grades online via our ParentVue and StudentVue sign on features on our website or phone app. Make sure that the Parent uses ParentVue and Students use StudentVue. Students need their own for class assignments and other student specific information. If you need these, call or stop by the office 218-773-2405.
Each student has their own lunch account. Each student will use their new Student ID/Lunch card to scan at the lunch line. Make sure your student brings their ID daily. You can deposit money into their account in the office or on SchoolPay. You can apply for Free/Reduced lunch accounts via this online link: www.LunchApplications.com OR you can access the application form on our website.
Course Fees & Material Fees
Students enrolled in an ART or SHOP class will pay a $10 course fee to help cover the cost of supplies. Some band members will also pay either an instrument rental fee ($50) if using a school owned instrument or a Percussion Fee ($20) to cover mallet/stick replacement costs. You can pay in SchoolPay. Also, some teachers provide some optional supplies or materials that students can purchase from them.
The Senior High offers many extracurricular activities. If your student is going to participate in an extracurricular activity, they must be signed up on our https://1967a.cf.wordwareinc.com/. For athletic activities, they must be signed up BEFORE the first practice and we MUST have a current (less than 3 years old) sports physical on file at the school. Download the sports physical form here: MN Sports Physical Form 2022-23.
Fall Sports: Football $125, Volleyball $110, Soccer $110, Cross Country $110, Girls Tennis $110
Minnesota requires that your student is up to date on their immunizations before attending school. Your child cannot attend school if these are not current or the proper waiver is on file with our school nurse. You should have received a sheet with your son/daughters report card talking about which immunizations were necessary.
The student season pass is $30 and the adult season pass is $60. These can be purchased at www.schoolpay.com and will be mailed out to you or students will get a special punch on their student ID. Single game admission is $4 for students and $6 for adults. (not eligible for tournament games)
Student Email Accounts
Each student is assigned a Google email…..it looks like this…..email@example.com. This is the way staff communicate with students so make sure you are checking your email frequently. This will keep you updated on all things Green Wave!!!
Homecoming Dance 2022
Our Homecoming Dance will be September 23rd directly following the FB game in the cafeteria. This is an informal dance open to all 9-12th graders. More information will be made available when plans are in place.
Drivers Education is offered to students based on their Date of Birth. You register and pay the $325 fee online at the website listed below(subject to board approval 8/8/22). This fee covers both the classroom portion and the behind the wheel portion. Detailed information can be found on our website.
To Register use this link:
Register for Drivers Education
Chromebook Insurance (Technology Fee)
All 9th-12th grade students are issued a school chromebook computer. You can purchase optional insurance for $20 to cover the cost of miscellaneous repairs. Please see this link for all the details on what is covered and possible costs of repair/replacement. Whether or not you choose to purchase insurance, you must complete the online contract or complete a paper one at Registration time.
When you sign in to your ParentVue, click on Student Fees. All 9th -12th graders will have the optional fee added to their fees. You can then click on the Technology Fee to be brought into SchoolPay to finish the Chromebook Contract and make your insurance choice.
Online Activities Calendar
All of our schools grades K-12 use an online activities calendar. Please use this link to see the events going on at any given time. You can even sign up for notifications on specific events! This calendar is always the MOST UP-TO-DATE resource for events. https://region8mn.org/public/genie/58/school/1904/
You can use SchoolPay.com to pay your student’s fees and to deposit lunch money into their account. For first time users, go to www.schoolpay.com and hit the “Create an Account” button. It will walk you through the setup process. If you have trouble, call the school office at 218-773-2405.
All incoming Seniors need to have their immunizations updated. Our school nurse should have contacted you or sent home information about this.
All Seniors will pay a $45 fee that will be used to pay for their banquet on Graduation day as well as other miscellaneous expenses for Graduation.
Q1 Dates to keep in mind
9/6/22 8:30-First Day of School for Freshmen
9/7/22 8:30-First Day of School for 10th-12th
9/23/22-Homecoming Dance after FB game
9/28/22-Early Release Day
10/19/22-Early Release Day
10/22 & 10/23-No School-EdMN
11/4/21 Last Day of Quarter 1
11/7/21 No School-Curriculum Day
Common student fees for this school year:
Applies to my student(s)?
Art Course Fee
Shop Course Fee
Technology Fee (Opt)
Instrument Rental Fee
Any band student using school owned instrument
Any band student in the percussion section
$50+ tax = 54.07
First Day of School & Freshmen Soft Start
Freshmen (9th Graders) will begin on Tuesday, September 6th-8:30am. Only Freshmen will attend this day. This gives our Freshmen a chance to figure out where their classrooms are without crowded hallways.
Wednesday, Sept. 7th, the 10th-12th graders will start (8:30am) and everyone will be in session.
Block Schedule for Senior High
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday