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Important Back to School Information

Greetings EASTERN Family,


The school year will begin in just a few weeks. Here are some important details to help as you prepare:


The first student day at EASTERN is Wednesday, September 7th.


Doors open at 7:30 am for the morning session that begins at 7:45 am and ends at 10:30.


Doors open at 11:45 am for the afternoon session that begins at 12 noon and ends at 2:45.  


If you have questions about your student’s schedule, please contact Eileen Collins (


Transportation to and from EASTERN is provided by the sending school districts. Please contact your school district with any transportation related questions.


Student parking is available for 12th grade students only. The link to our online application and more details will be emailed to you and available on the EASTERN website ( near the end of August.


If you plan to drive your student to EASTERN, please follow the signs in the parking lot and look for staff members who will be helping with traffic.


You should have received an email a few weeks ago that included information about supplies and uniforms for each program. If you did not receive that email, please contact Michele Zimmerman ( and she can forward the information to you.


You will be receiving an email that includes a link to an online form so that you can provide information about your student (parent contact, medical issues, etc.). It will be important for you to complete and submit that form before the beginning of the school year. The form will be sent to you near the end of August. Your student will not be permitted to work in shop areas until the forms are completed.


Parent Portal user names and passwords will be automatically generated from our Student Information.  An email with instructions will be sent after the first day of school.


Additional Administrative Contacts Dr. Cathleen Plesnarski (, Mr. Joe Greb, Assistant Director (


I look forward to the school year and helping your student continue on a path toward their future goals.


Have a great day!





Gerry Rooney

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education

Eastern Center for Arts & Technology


215.784.4801 (fax)