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Mankato East High School Back to School Information

July 25, 2018

Dear Mankato East Students and Families,

A new chool year at Mankato East High School is quickly approaching!  The purpose of this letter is to provide timely information regarding back-to-school events and activities at East HS this fall.

The Back-to-School Kickoff Days for students entering Grades 9-12 are on Wednesday Aug 22 and Thursday Aug 23 from 8:00am - 3:00pm. This is an opportunity for students and parents to take care of schedule corrections, take school pictures, pick-up Junior/Senior Privileges Forms, lunch paperwork, textbook checkout, pick-up activities passes purchased online, and 1:1 Chromebook distribution.

On Monday Aug 20th at 9:00am, the Infinite Campus portal will be opened for students and parents to view their academic schedule.

Should there be mistakes or if you have requests regarding your schedule, counselors will be available at East HS to help answer questions and make adjustments on both Kickoff Days (Wednesday Aug 22 and Thursday Aug 23) from 8:00am - 3:00pm.  

In making requests, please remember a few important details.  Since the master schedule has been built with all students’ requests in mind, schedule changes are discouraged and will only be approved, pending the availability of space, for the following reasons:

The following are regarded as justifiable reasons for schedule change requests:

1.  To correct computer error.

2.  To correct graduation deficiencies.

3.  To correct class imbalance.

4.  To make necessary changes due to summer school attendance.

5.  To resolve scheduling conflicts.

6.  To provide for placement in Special Ed. classes or to implement a student's I.E.P.


Schedules WILL NOT be adjusted for the following conditions:

1.   Preference for a different teacher.

2.   Preference for a different period or term.

3.   Preference to be with friends in class.


Student Pictures:

Enclosed you will find a packet for student pictures for students in Grades 9-11.  Please make sure you bring this packet with you to Back-to-School Kickoff Days (Wed Aug 22 and Thurs Aug 23).  While these are the only two days for initial student pictures, we will have a picture retake day on Thursday, Sept 27th

Chromebook Distribution:

Chromebook distribution will be available during our Kickoff days (Wed Aug 22 and Thu Aug 23)  and during Open House (Wed Aug 29). Your family should have received an initial communication regarding Infinite Campus Online Census Verification on Thursday Jul 12. *This online form MUST be completed in order to receive your Chromebook. If you did not receive this communication, or if you have additional questions, please contact our district’s technology office at 507-387-7698.

Grade 9 - Link Crew Orientation Day:

Freshmen will be given their schedules on the morning of Wed Aug 29 at their Link Crew Orientation Day.  Information regarding Link Crew Orientation Day will be mailed separately. All Grade 9 students should report to the East HS gymnasium at 8:00 am on Wed Aug 29 for Link Crew activities.

East High School (Grades 9-12) Open House Night will take place on Wed Aug 29 from 6:30 - 8:00pm.  Open House provides students an opportunity to walk through the building with their schedule, locate classrooms and lockers, and meet teachers. In addition, Chromebook distribution will be available during the Open House event.

Parking Permit Registration/Payment:

Registration and payments for parking permits will be completed online at  Students and families should use their student’s school-provided Google login and password to access the website. This website should also be used to register and pay for school activities as well as Activities Passes for our students.

School begins Tue Sep 4, 2018!  The first day will include an all-school assembly in the gymnasium.  Schedules, student ID’s, and health forms will all be taken care of in your first period classes.

I am excited for the 2018-19 school year and look forward to meeting you in the fall!  Enjoy the final days of your summer vacation!


Mr. Jeff Dahline, Principal

Mankato East High School

“Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world”


Letter Summary



For Whom



Back-to-School Kickoff Days

Students entering Grades 9-12

Wed Aug 22 & Thu Aug 23 8:00am - 3:00pm

Take care of back-to-school items

Link Crew Orientation

Students entering

Grade 9

Wed Aug 29

8:00am - 1:00pm

*Information mailed separately to 9th grade families

Open House Night

All students entering Grades 9-12

Wed Aug 29

6:30pm  - 8:00pm

Meet teachers, locate classrooms and lockers, Chromebook distribution