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Welcome to East Lake High School

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    1300 Silver Eagle Drive
    Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688
    Office: (727) 942-5419
    Fax: (727) 942-5441



    This is Dan Schmittdiel, Principal of East Lake High School with your Sunday updates for the upcoming week. Only four more days until the end of the 2022-23 school year – let’s finish strong! 

    Final Exams

    Tomorrow will begin our four days of final exams. Because of that, we’ll have a modified bell schedule every day. This can be found on the school’s website but is also attached to the email. If your student doesn’t have an exam during the second half of the day because they qualified for an exemption or it is an Advanced Placement/AICE/EOC course (Algebra 1/Geometry/Biology/US History) and you allow them to leave for the day after the first exam block, please call or email ahead of time to get a Permit to Leave for your student. Students will need to stay in their testing site during the entire testing block and will not be permitted to leave campus during each exam period, which will consist of review and testing. Also remember that the last day of school, Thursday, May 25th, our school day ends two hours early at 11:55am. 


    Locker Cleanout, Book Return, and Laptop Renewal

    If your student hasn’t done so yet please ensure that they remove all of their belongings from their locker tomorrow morning and take their lock home with them, as items will be disposed of during summer cleaning. Any textbooks that haven’t been returned yet need to be returned to their teachers ASAP as to avoid incurring a fee. Additionally, if your student is a rising 10-12th grader, remaining at East Lake next year and has a PCS laptop checked out to them currently, they will need to self-renew the laptop. There is a new icon on student laptops titled “Student Device Self-Renewal”. Double-click on this icon and it will bring up the renewal prompt. Once this new window opens there is a green button which says, “Renew Device Checkout”. If all of the paperwork is in place and the current device is assigned to your student, the renewal will be successful. Please refer to the message sent by Mr. Anderson for more information if needed.

    If your student is a recent ELHS graduate or will be moving out of the area next year, please return their school-issued laptop tomorrow.


    2023 Summer Bridge and Summer Credit Recovery

    As a reminder, now is the time to start registering for our different Summer APEX Credit Recovery, Summer Bridge, and/or our Summer Freshman Prep Bootcamp courses available beginning as early as May 30th. If one or more of the programs listed in the email apply to your student(s), please take the time to complete the Microsoft Forms survey below to register ASAP!

    • Available Programs: 
      • SUMMER APEX CR: Apex Credit Recovery (5/31-7/13) - current 9th-12th grade needing core academic CR
      • SUMMER BRIDGE: Algebra 1 Credit Recovery (6/5-6/22) - current 9th-12th grade needing Algebra 1 CR
      • SUMMER BRIDGE: Algebra 1 EOC Prep (6/26-7/13) - current 9th grade needing testing concordance
      • SUMMER BRIDGE: ACT ELA Prep (6/26-7/13) - current 10th-12th grade needing testing concordance
      • SUMMER BRIDGE: ACT Math Prep (6/26-7/13) - current 10th-12th grade needing testing concordance
      • Freshman Prep Bootcamp (7/10-7/13 OR 7/17-7/20) - any rising 9th grade student



    Join us for our final FAFSA event of the school year on Saturday, June 3rd at Northeast High School in the Media Center from 9am to noon. There you can complete your FAFSA, plan your future with colleges and trade schools present, meet local organizations with internship opportunities, and possibly walk away with some giveaways. Register using the hyperlink below:




    Class of 2024 Senior Portraits

    It’s time for rising seniors to begin scheduling their senior portraits. For more information, reference the attached senior portrait letter.


    2023-24 Bus Transportation Update

    If you haven’t yet, please make sure to complete the 2023-24 Ridership Campaign Survey surrounding transportation needs for next school year – see the flier for details.


    JV Cheer Tryouts

    From May 30th through June 1st, JV cheer tryouts will run from 2:15-3:30pm. Show up on the 30th if interested!

    If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Assistant Principal or Counselor. Have an amazing rest of your weekend, stay safe, and GO EAGLES!


    Dan Schmittdiel, Principal 

    East Lake High School



    Our Vision 
    100% student success

    Our Mission 
    The community of East Lake High School will develop productive and responsible students who are prepared for post-secondary education, the workforce and citizenship.

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