From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, February 23, 2021

Hello Parents and Families,

Spring is definitely just around the corner--today's weather is such a welcomed change from last week's cold and snow; and more snow is on the way. This is why we love Colorado.

We have a lot of exciting opportunities coming up--see below for all the great work happening at EMS and ELA, as well as some very important announcements.

Just a reminder that we do not have school on FRIDAY, February 26th, but we DO have school Thursday, February 25th.

If at any time you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

~Annessa Hart, Principal


Parent-Teacher Conferences are tomorrow and Thursday evening. All conferences are held on Zoom and required pre-registration. If you still need to sign up for conferences, please reach out to your student's team lead teacher.

EMS Grade 7:

EMS Grade 8:

ELA Narwhals:

ELA Sharks:

ELA Firebirds:

ELA Dragons:


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Englewood Middle School is excited to host it’s third Wish Week March 8-12. Wish Week is a part of the Kids for Wish Kids program for Make-A-Wish Colorado.

Schools spend one week raising money through a variety of fundraisers to help grant wishes to children with critical illnesses. Currently, Make-A-Wish Colorado has more kids waiting for a wish than ever before. This year we have the opportunity to raise money on behalf of kids like Cliff, he is a 4 year old with congenital heart disease and because of COVID, his wish is on hold.

Cliff loves the colors pink and green, Star Trek, Sir Patrick Stewart, Guardians of the Galaxy and the Minnesota Vikings. We will have a variety of fundraisers to participate in and we would love your support!

Mark your calendars for these fundraiser opportunities:

Monday, March 8--Papa Johns (all day, all locations and online)

Tuesday, March 9--Noodles and Company off Hampden (4--8 pm)

Wednesday, March 10--Chipotle off Hampden (4--8 pm)

Thursday, March 11--Panda Express (all day, all locations and online)


The Englewood Special Education Advisory Committee meets monthly. Here is the latest newsletter from this wonderful group.


Reserve your spot for next year--the deadline is soon!

If you live outside of Englewood, and plan to continue in Englewood Schools for 2021/2022 school year, you MUST complete the Choice Enrollment application now in order to attend an Englewood School next year. Those who live out of district and who do not complete a choice enrollment application will not be able to attend Englewood schools in the fall.

Round 1: January 4, 2021 through February 1, 2021

Round 2: February 15, 2021 through August 31, 2021

Englewood offers unique and customized learning opportunities at each school, so you're sure to find one that suits your student. Space is limited, so please fill out the Open Enrollment Application and Agreement (en español) as soon as you have made a decision.

Return the form to the District Registrar at 4101 S. Bannock St. or to during the choice enrollment window.

Final decisions will be made within two weeks of the closing of the enrollment window and families will be notified by mail.

If you have questions, please reach out to Trish Tucker in our main office at 303-806-2100.

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The rental assistance program applies to all families. The application does not ask about citizenship, residency, social security #, etc.

The rental assistance can also help with unpaid months dating back to last March.

Clothes to Kids!

Clothes to Kids of Denver offers free clothing to students in need. Please click this link to be directed to their website and learn more information about their great offers.

The free wardrobe includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks. Students are invited to select clothing in a welcoming, store-like setting or can order a wardrobe for contactless curbside pick-up.

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Upcoming Sports Seasons

Volleyball 2021

Girls volleyball season will be starting the beginning of March. Like basketball, we do not know

if we be allowed to participate against other schools. Be looking for more info.

Track 2021

As of now, we are anticipating having a track season. We will be competing against other

schools. The difference this year is that the meets will be smaller than in the past and there is a

chance we MAY not be able to have spectators. Track will be starting just after Spring Break. IF


PHYSICAL! More info to come.

Follow Us!

You can find more information about our schools on our website and social media.

Facebook: Englewood Middle School

Instagram: @emspirates

FREE Covid Testing Sites

If you or your family members are in need of free COVID testing, follow these links for more information.

People who take advantage of these tests do not need to be Denver residents.

In the Pirate's Cove parking lot, free testing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Testing requires pre-registration.

When is it safe to be in-person or remote? (click here)

Englewood Schools uses four metrics (with Arapahoe County data) to determine if we must shift from In-Person learning to Remote learning. These metrics are based on science, facts and the best interests of our students and staff.

Delay Start Schedule for EMS/ELA

In the event the district calls a delay start to school, the building will open 90 minutes later than usual. Linked here is the delay start schedule for both EMS and ELA.

My School Bucks

Follow this link to add money to your student's lunch account.