from the principal
In a typical spring semester at Eastside, campus bustles with life as students challenge themselves with AP classes, compete in soccer games and track meets, and put the finishing touches on our spring drama and dance performances. This spring has been very different, as the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down for all of us.
Eastside’s campus is closed, but our faculty has been working hard to run an effective and engaging distance learning program. While this has certainly been challenging, the task is made easier by our students who are tackling their remote coursework with the same determination and energy that they have always brought to campus. They remain committed to their goal of becoming first-generation college students, and we will continue doing all we can to support them in this journey.
We’ve provided laptops for students who do not have them at home, and are solving other technology issues as they emerge, so that all of our students are able to participate in distance learning. We are also distributing packaged meals and other forms of emergency assistance to help our students and alumni get through this difficult time.
We want to thank everyone who is helping us ensure the health and safety of our students and making distance learning possible. We’re grateful to our entire community.