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Student Welcome Letter 2018-2019

posted Aug 8, 2018, 3:26 PM by East Burke High School

East Burke High School

3695 East Burke Boulevard Katie Moore, Principal

Connelly Springs, NC  28612 Phone: 828-397-5541

Fax: 828-397-7652

August 6, 2018

Dear East Burke Student and Parent:

Summer break is quickly coming to an end and it is time to beginning looking ahead to the start of another school year.  Enclosed with this letter is a copy of your schedule for the 2018/2019 school year. Please note your schedule may not include all the courses you selected.  This is due to classes being taught at the same time. Some online courses through NCVPS and Western Piedmont Community College dual enrollment courses are still available.  Our master schedule and course offerings are built on student requests and there is limited movement available to accommodate changes.

Also, some student schedule changes may occur between now and August 27 to balance classes.  Students will be given a new or final copy of their schedule on the first student day which is August 27.  If you requested to be a “student assistant”, only seniors are considered and those assignments are on a limited basis.

Students that have outstanding fees from last year will not receive their schedule until the first day of school.  Fees may include but are not limited to cafeteria debt, parking fines, student fees, etc. Students may pay their debt during regular school office hours.  Once debts are paid, students will receive a copy of their schedule at that time.

Counselors will complete schedule changes before the school year begins.  Changes will only be made for the following reasons:

  1. Incomplete schedule/computer error

  2. Graduation requirement for seniors

  3. Failure of a pre-requisite course

  4. Balance academic courses

These schedule change reasons will be strictly enforced and will be made on the following schedule:

Seniors             August 14 8:00 - 3:00pm

Juniors August 15 8:00 - 3:00pm

Sophomores & Freshmen        August 16 8:00 - 3:00pm

If you need a schedule change, report to the lobby area behind the school office on the assigned day.  Administrators will be present to approve any needed schedule changes before you see a counselor. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL ABOUT SCHEDULE CHANGES.  IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ON THESE DAYS, YOU WILL NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO REQUEST A CHANGE TO YOUR SCHEDULE.

Back to School/Open House Event will be Tuesday, August 21, 4:00-6:00 pm.  All students will have the opportunity to visit their classes and meet with their teachers.  Information booths will be set up to answer questions about buses, athletics, clubs, cafeteria, etc.


Parking stickers will be sold on August 14 and August 15 from 8:00 - 3:00 pm.  The cost is $50. Please come by the school prior to these dates to pick up a parking registration form which must have a signature from a parent.  This form, a valid driver license, and no outstanding fees owed are required to purchase a parking sticker. All students will park in the back lots.  Seniors must pay $15 senior fee prior to purchasing a parking permit.

Students should come to school appropriately dressed.  Per the Burke County School Board Policy on dress code, the following attire is not allowed:  

  • Midriff tops, short skirts or short-shorts will not be allowed.

  • Dresses and skirts must come to at least mid-thigh.  No exceptions.

  • All shorts must come to mid thigh including athletic shorts.  No exceptions.

  • Female cleavage must be covered

  • No cut-out backs, bare shoulders or spaghetti strap shirts allowed

  • No muscle shirts

  • No bandanas or large hats will be allowed

  • Jeans with rips, tears, or holes above the knee that expose undergarments or skin will not be allowed

  • Lounging pants/pajama pants are not to be worn

  • No blankets allowed

**Students who are in violation of the dress code policy will be sent to ISS until a change of appropriate clothing has been provided.

Cell Phone Policy:  Students will not be allowed to keep their cell phones on their person during class time.  All students will be required to place their cell phones in their book bags or a basket or container upon entering all classrooms.  

Tardy Policy:  There is a new tardy policy in place beginning this school year.  The updated policy can be found in the student handbook.  


Attendance:  In order to be counted present for a 90-minute class, a student must be in attendance for 60 minutes to receive class credit. Students missing more than five (5) days per semester will not receive credit for the course. Students will be given an opportunity to appeal to the attendance review committee to earn back credit.

Student Handbook:  Be sure to read the policies and information in the East Burke High School student handbook.  The handbook can be found online on the East Burke homepage. A copy of the handbook will also be shared with parents and students electronically by email.  The handbook contains information about the Prom, graduation requirements, field trips, athletics, and much more. After reading through the handbook If you have any questions, please contact the school.  

The East Burke High School staff looks forward to working with you this school year.


Katie Moore