We are focused on and committed to our students' learning.

Principal: Sue Lehna
Assistant Principal:  Michael Emerson
Assistant Principal: Jodi Stacken
Dean of Students: Stephanie Jasperson-Aagenes

Phone:  218-336-8940
Fax:  218-336-8949
Attendance: 218-336-8940 Ext. 4201

A Day/B Day Schedule


You can find the A/B Day calendar here!



Free Online Tutoring

Dear ISD 709 families, free tutoring for K-12 students is available through the CSS/ISD 709 Tutor Program. We have tutors in most grade levels and subjects. They have completed training and are ready to work with Duluth students! 

Go to this web address: https://css709tutor.setmore.com/ to book tutoring appointments.  Once there you will be able to choose the grade level needed, the content, the tutor and the time they are available. Once you book a tutoring session you will receive an email with the details of your appointment.  Appointments are online.  A link to the video conference session will be sent with the email.  

If you have any questions please feel free to email Beth LaVigne at blavigne@css.edu


Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is served daily and will be free for all students. Lunch will not be free to all students. That means that families will need to complete the Free and Reduced-price Family application to qualify for free or reduce-price meals. Students who do not qualify for free or reducepriced meals must pay full price for lunch. Lunch prices are: Elementary Schools--$2.70 Middle and High Schools--$2.95 Students that wish to bring lunch from home and purchase milk from the school, the price for milk is $.50. 

February Lunch Menu

Lunch plate


The Ordean Times

You can find the newest edition of The Ordean Times by visiting their website!

Click on this link to view.

Duluth East 9th Grade
Open House

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Presentation at 5:00 p.m.*
Duluth East High School Auditorium

East High School will be hosting an Open House for incoming 9th grade students (current 8th graders) and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, from 5:00 - 6:30p.m.
At the Open House, students and families will attend a presentation given by school counselors and administrators, followed by an opportunity to tour the building. The presentation will include information on high school graduation requirements, academic course offerings for the 2023-24 school year, procedures for online registration and additional information on what to expect and how to access resources as students transition to high school. Tours will be offered by current Hound Pack Leaders, or you can explore the building on your own.
Following the tour you are invited to stay and be a part of the “Greyhound Experience” by attending the boys varsity basketball game vs. Forest Lake. Students attending open house get in FREE with a paid adult and will have the opportunity to see firsthand some of the amazing activities East has to offer! This is a great opportunity to spark school spirit within your student before their high school career begins!
We highly encourage students and parents/guardians to attend this informational evening.

We look forward to hosting the Class of 2027 and their families!

*Presentation will be at 5:00 p.m. in the Duluth East High School Auditorium. Families who can not tour after the presentation are welcome to come early at 4:30 p.m. and tour prior to the presentation. For questions, please contact the Duluth East Counseling Office at 218-336-8845 Ext. 2143.


Snow Club image

Hello Snow Enthusiasts! 

Session 1: Thursday Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2 (In case of cancellation: Make up date 2/9/23)

Session 2: Thursday Feb. 16, March 2, 9  (In case of cancellation: Make up date 3/16/23)

If you have gear and equipment you may store it in room 2131 between the gyms. It will be locked in the day and again when we leave in case you would like to leave any instruments or backpacks there while we go to Spirit Mtn. Remember to wear layers and bring all your warm snow gear and a snack! 

The bus will leave Ordean East at 3:30 p.m. and leave Spirit Mtn at 7:30 p.m. We will arrive at Ordean by approximately 8:00 PM.


Attendance Procedures & Information 

Students begin their school day at 8:45AM and end the day at 3:15PM.  

If your child is going be absent or tardy for any reason, please contact the school at
218-336-8940 ext. 4201 or email ordeanattendance@isd709.org.  For your convenience, the Attendance Hotline is available 24 hours a day. If you are unable to call that day, please send a written note explaining the absence upon the student’s return. This note should include the date(s) of absence, the reason of the absence, the parent/guardian signature, and a phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached for possible verification. Failure to notify the school by phone or with a written explanation of your child’s absence will result in an unexcused absence.

Students leaving early MUST come to the office with a note before school to get a pass to leave. Due to the volume of calls each day, we ask that families not call during the day to ask for a pass to be sent. This is disruptive to the classroom and we may not be able to deliver it in time.

If the student does not have a note then the parent/guardian will need to come into the front office to sign out the student, at which time we will call the student to the office. All students coming or going during the day MUST sign in or out through the front office.

COVID-19 Resources for Families


ISD709 Student COVID Reporting Form

ISD 709 Employee COVID Reporting Form


Often Used Links


Infinite Campus

Welcome to Middle School

To all new incoming students, parents and families, we are so excited to have you join our OEMS family in the Fall. Information will be coming about 6th Grade Day Camp & 7th/8th Grade New Student Orientation

Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant Opportunities

Dare to Dream Grants: fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, & outdoors/wilderness experiences for girls in grades 4 through 12, allowing them to begin exploring the outside world and begin recognizing their own abilities, values and strengths in the process.

Let Me Play Grants: fund sport, athletic, & dance equipment or participation fees for girls in grades K through 12,  giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther—on the field and off.

Our grant application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 each year. 



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