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Back to School Night - Thursday August 29th at 6:00 pm. Hear the "State of School" Address, Visit our booths, Tour classrooms, Meet teachers, and drop off school supplies.

A Peculiar People - Hear more from the Superintendent Mrs. Detweiler about the theme for this school year.  [Read Letter]

Elementary Letter - Informational letter from Principal Mr. Bates  [Read Letter]

Middle/High School Letter - Informational letter from Principal Mr. Bartlow  [Read Letter]

Bus Registration - Albany Shuttle Bus available from Kohls Store on Airport Road in Albany. If you are interested in bus transportation from Albany Kohls, please fill out the form.  [Download Form]

Sycamore - Sycamore is the family portal to student grades, schedule, lunch account, and other information. Each family has an account if you do not know what your user and password then email Kim at or stop by the Admin office.

Communication and News - There are several avenues of communication from the school. If you are not receiving any of the below or have a communication question, then contact Mrs. Rickman at

* Daily Announcements are read in class to the students and posted in Sycamore for parents to read.

* East Linn Connection is a bi-monthly newsletter sent to families via email. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles or other relatives are welcomed to receive the newsletter.

* Email is the most valuable source of communication at the school. You can expect 1 to 4 emails a week, but teachers might email you on occasions concerning your student or class projects. We try our best to keep the emails down to a minimum.

* School Text is used for selected information such as: School Delays, Emergencies, and Special Notices.

Lunches - The Lunch Schedule will be posted in Sycamore and the cost of lunch is $3.25 without bottle water and $3.50 with bottle water. The Middle and High School students will have access to additional items from the store. You can view and add funds to your lunch account using Sycamore.

Pre-School & Elementary

Pre-School & Elementary Supply List  [View List]

Before & After School Care - East Linn Christian Academy desires to provide families and students options for extended care. Prices are listed on the form.   [Download Form]

Dress Code - Understand the Dress Code - see Rules & Policy section.

Middle & High

Middle & High School Supply List listed on the second page of the school supply list. [View List]

Community Service Verification Form for high school students.  [Download Form]

Dress Code - Understand the Dress Code - see Rules & Policy section.

Chromebooks - New Students and 6th Graders will be asked to sign up for a date and time to attend a Chromebook orientation class that student and one parent must attend. Chromebook Leasing: Read the more about the program and the benefits, in a letter from Mr. Baker (Technology Director).  [Click Here]

Middle School Math There are higher level math courses for middle school students. Read the letter explaining this option from Ms. Reister (Academic Advisor). [Read Letter]

Electives The links below list the electives available for each grade. Please do not delay in getting in your choices. Ms. Reister uses these choices to develop your students schedule. Elective classes do have limited space.

Families who have completed their registration, paid fees, and payment plan in place have been emailed their elective links. If you have not completed your registration, you will need to do so to get the elective links.

Elective Questions:

Mrs. Rickman ( if you have completed your registration and have not gotten your elective email.

Mrs. Lockwood ( for registration status and to complete your registration.

Ms. Reister ( for addition questions on the elective choices and what they entail.


Middle School Choices: [Please click grade below]
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

  • High School Choices: [Please click grade below]
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th grade

  • Resources
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Course Descriptions

  • Lockers - We can only assign lockers directly to a student or their parents. All students 6th - 11th grade will share lockers. It is recommended that students come August 21st & 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm to sign up for a locker. Students will need to either come to the MS/HS office or email to get a locker assigned to them.

    Senior Class Retreat Camp Out Information from Mr. Reardon on Senior Camp Out.  [View Information]

    Senior Information from Ms. Reister. Links to read: [Letter to Seniors and Parents]  [View Newsletter]


    Sports Informational Letter from Athletic Director Kellen Peters on upcoming sports and coaches with a reminder to have your Middle and High School athlete to get their physical.  [Read Letter]

    Sports Registration can be done at

    Athletic Sports Fees for East Linn Students are: Middle School ($130) & High School ($150 - Additional Fee for Golf)

    School Hours

    First Day of School for all grades is Tuesday, September 3rd.

    Pre School
    Doors open @ 8:00 am
    Full Day - 8:10 am to 2:30 pm
    Half Day - 8:10 am to 11:00 am

    Doors open @ 8:00 am
    Full Day - 8:10 am to 2:45 pm

    Middle & High
    Doors open @ 7:30 am
    Full Day - 8:05 am to 3:10 pm

    Before & After School Care
    Mornings - 7:30 am to 8:00 am
    Afternoons - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Rules & Policy

    Dress Code Guidelines for appropriate clothing to be worn during school and at any school event, including sports events. [View Policy]

    Cell Phones and Devices Policy for understanding phone & device use along with consequences of not following the rules. [View Policy]

    Student Handbook for enrolled students can be downloaded off Sycamore or available in the Administration Office.

    SALT / Volunteers

    Volunteers are required to have a criminal background check. If you have not filled one out, then download the form and bring it to the Administration office.
    [Download Form]

    S.A.L.T (Serving And Laboring Together) are volunteer hours that a family provides to assist the school.

    The everyday operations of East Linn Christian Academy depend on the active involvement of all its families. The SALT program was established to promote parent partnership and reduce expenses that directly affect the cost of tution. Each family are asked to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per school year (15 hours for Preschool & single parent families). Families who do not fulfill this enrollment requirement prior to the close of the school year (June 30th) will be subject to a fee.

    How do I find out what I can do for SALT HOURS? The bi-monthly newsletter and special emails will list SALT hour opportunities as they become available. You can earn SALT hours by volunteering for various tasks like concessions, cleaning a classroom, helping at events, or even weed the grounds. If there is a specific event or task you would like to help with, then contact Mrs. Rickman at, she coordinates volunteers and SALT.

    Need a SALT FORM? [Download Form]

    School Basic Calendar

    You can print our basic calendar by downloading it - [Download]

    You can also view our more updated online calendar by visiting "Quick Links" on our website menu. [Click Here] for the Quick Links page.