In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

    • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
    • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
    • For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
    • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
    • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.


As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends. 

Luncheon (and Breakfast) is Served! Coronavirus Update ....

As you may have heard, EAWR will be operating a meal program during the COVID-19 closure. We will serve breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger in the community during the weekdays from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Serving will be by sack lunches with all of the Federal meal guidelines followed. 

Pickup service will be held behind the Main Building Library entrance under the canopy (in case of rain). Cafeteria staff will remain at a safe (6 foot distance). with the sacks displayed on a nearby table. We will remind students to watch their social distancing from our staff and each other.

Also, meals will be served at the East Alton and Wood River-Hartford elementary districts. If a student has difficulty in getting to the high school, they may pick up a meal sack, as follows: 

East Alton: Washington Pre-K and Eastwood Elementary/Middle School between 9:00 - 11:00 each day. We have attached a flyer about that below: 

Wood River-Hartford is below:
Lewis and Clark Campus Cafeteria: 8:00am-12:00pm

Hartford Elementary Cafeteria: 8:00am-12:00pm

Round House Parking Lot, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

7th and Lewis, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

West End Park, Wood River (Little Italy): 9:00am-11:00am

6th Street Park, Wood River: 9:00am-11:00am

EAWR's sack lunches and breakfasts will be as follows: 

Breakfast will include: 1 PopTart, 1 Fruit, 1 Juice and 1 Milk
Luncheon will include: * 1 Sandwich, 1 Bag of Chips, 1 Carrot, 1 Fruit, 1 Juice, 1 Milk

* Students with a nut allergy will be offered a sandwich with either ham or turkey, on those days when a PBJ is the main sandwich item. 

  • From The Athletic Dept.
  • Jake Erslon Signs With Lindenwood-Belleville Jake Erslon signed his Letter of Intent Intent on Monday with Lindenwood University-Belleville, to continue his Wrestling career with the Lynx.  He was introduced by Mr. Gockel, who recognized those on the dais. Jake gave some prepared remarks, thanking his parents, students, and coaches for his success in high school wrestling. Coach Tim Donohoo noted his superb accomplishments in his wrestling career at EAWR, reminding those in attendance of his 4th Place finish in the IHSA State Wrestling Final. Lastly, the Asst. Wrestling Coach from Lindenwood publicly welcomed Jake into the Lynx program and talked about how lucky they were to have him. Some candid photos from the signing ... Good Luck, Jake! . 
    Posted Apr 3, 2019, 1:54 PM by John Pearson
  • Spring 2019 Team Schedules Now Available! The team schedules in an easy to read 1-2 page sheet are now uploaded in the Athletic Team Schedules folder under the "Documents" tab (Scroll down the Documents page to find the Athletic Team Schedules folder). Girls Soccer, Softball, Track, and Baseball are all included. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT MANY SPRING DATES AND TIMES MAY BE CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER. Consult the Google Calendar elsewhere on this Website, or call or email the Athletic Director (Mr. Gockel - Ext. 2526) if you have questions about any changes. Thanks.
    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 8:06 AM by John Pearson
  • Oilers Host 2019 Girls Regional - 3A - Finals Moved to Thursday Night! We are proud to be a Regional Basketball host again! The Oilers play Jerseyville on Wed., Feb. 13th at 7:30, following the Sacred Heart-Griffin vs. Jacksonville game, slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:15 on Wednesday.Winners of the Wednesday night semis will meet in the Regional Championship on Thursday, Feb. 14th, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. This is a switch from the original schedule, due to the forecasted snow storm that is supposed to begin late Friday afternoon.
    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 1:06 PM by John Pearson
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East Alton-Wood River H.S.

Latest School Closing News - 3/15/20 5:00 pm

Parents and Community,

The circumstances around COVID-19 (Coronavirus)and the state and school response continue to evolve and change.  Here is the latest news about how EAWR will be handling the school closure this week.  Please check here, your Skyward account,  or listen to calls from the school for the latest and most up to date information.
  • Monday, March 16this a student attendance day with a 2 pm student dismissal. 
  • Starting Tuesday, March 17ththrough Monday, March 30thEAWR and all other public schools in Illinois will NOT be in session.  EAWR is planning to use an e-learning format so it is important for students to check their Google Classroom daily for classroom work and login to Skyward to take attendance between 9 am-noon.  For students who don’t have internet at home paper/pencil work will be available to be picked up from the East Building between 8 am and 1 pm. on school days.  Reminder that Wi-Fi is accessible outside of the campus.
  • There will be no Parent/Teacher Conferences this week; however, teachers will be contacting parents who had a scheduled meeting via email/phone call between the hours of 8 am-1 pm during school days.
  • Starting Tuesday, EAWR will be providing a grab and go breakfast and lunch outside of the library every school day between the hours of 9-11 am for anyone 18 years or younger.
  • This Friday was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day at EAWR because of Parent/Teacher Conferences; however, it will now be an e-learning day and students will be expected to log on Friday.
  • What's new at EAWR!
  • Census - Complete on-line by April 20th! Dear Parents and Community Members,    If you have not done so already, we would like to encourage you to complete your 2020 Census online at or by phone at 1-844-330-2020.   You must have your Census ID, which was mailed to each household by the U.S. Census Bureau. If you prefer to complete a paper Census, they will be mailed out by mid-April to those who have not yet responded.    The 2020 Census aims to count every individual in the United States, and that includes children. The data collected impacts many aspects of your community, including programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:   Special education, Head ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2020, 12:03 PM by John Pearson
  • Remote Learning Press Release Link to story
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 2:00 PM by John Pearson
  • Superintendent's Special Message - Happy April Fools Day! We wish our students and staff well and wish you were back
    Posted Apr 2, 2020, 8:02 AM by John Pearson
  • Remote Learning to Continue Through April 30th Dear Parents and Community Members:I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through April 30 in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19. During this time, on-site learning will remain suspended but EAWR's commitment to learning and education will remain open and learning will continue for all students.While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at EAWR, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and continue to push forward with remote learning, engaging with students and continuing with our food distribution program. I know this ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2020, 1:29 PM by John Pearson
  • Social Distancing - Do's and Don'ts
    Posted Mar 19, 2020, 7:12 AM by John Pearson
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