Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #18 - January 22, 2021

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year

The purpose of the section of this newsletter is to provide you with relevant information and timelines related to our “online” registration process for next school year. We are looking with hopeful optimism to all of us being back in school when the 2021-22 school year begins in September. We will be registering in anticipation of this full return, but please know that the district is also actively working with the state of Minnesota on the potential of the continued pandemic-related digital learning options. We are asking students to register as normal for now, anticipating a return to school in the fall.

Given our current circumstances, this approach is new for all of us, so we appreciate your patience as we go through the process of getting your student registered for the 2021-22 school year.

Please keep these dates and times as priorities:

January 18

Feel free to start scanning the various EHS curricular offerings for your student. The EHS Student Registration Guide is online on the EHS web site: https://ehs.district196.org/. Parents can go to the website, scroll down and click on the “Register Online” icon

January 26

Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders will meet in their PAWS classes to receive additional information and instructions related to the “online” registration process. Students will also watch a video geared specifically toward their grade level. We will also make those videos available on the website after the premier on January 26. The registration window will open on this day and be open for 1 week.

January 28

Counselor zooms will be open for drop-in questions from 1-2 PM.

January 29

Current 9th, 10th and 11th graders will watch two videos in their PAWS class. One will focus on elective offerings at EHS and the other will focus on the ISD 196 Career Development program offerings for juniors and seniors.

February 1

Counselor zooms will be open for drop-in questions from 1-2 PM.

February 2

The registration window closes at 11:59 PM.

Eagan High School Graduate to Work in White House on the COVID-19 Response Team


Vidur Sharma, Class of 2010, will serve on the COVID-19 Response Team at the White House.

Eagan High School graduate, Vidur Sharma has been called back to public service by a new U.S. President. Read full article HERE

Here is the link to the White House press release https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:gz1QqmIL3mYJ:https://buildbackbetter.gov/press-releases/president-elect-joe-biden-and-vice-president-elect-kamala-harris-announce-additional-members-of-the-white-house-covid-19-response-team/+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


Here is a message from Vidur sent to Dr. Reikowski today:


Four years ago this week, I fulfilled my appointed position in the White House under the Obama Administration. I had the opportunity to stop by EHS and thank the many teachers who taught, mentored, and influenced me during my formative years. I am writing to share that this week, I returned to the White House under the Biden-Harris Administration as part of the White House COVID-19 Response Team. We have been tasked with coordinating the whole-of-government response to resolve this pandemic. My appointment was announced last Friday by the Biden-Harris Transition Team.


Countless teachers at EHS shaped my development and nurtured my evolving interests. Teachers are playing an outsize role in the student experience in this pandemic -- and I commend you all for your tireless efforts to continue educating and taking care of students in Eagan. I hope you never underestimate the impact your actions have on the development of students in the Eagan community.


Thank you all, for all you continue to do. I hope we are able to meet again in due time.


Vidur

National Letter of Intent Signing Day February 3!

NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT FOR SENIOR ATHLETES:

A National Letter of Intent is a binding commitment by an athlete to play collegiate athletics for a particular college or university in exchange for a scholarship. (This means your son or daughter is signing a commitment to a Division I or Division II school to play a sport and receiving athletic financial aid. This would also mean the college or university has been in contact with you and your son or daughter about the signing the paperwork. )

February 3, 2021 is the second of three signing time periods for prospective senior student-athletes, who have played at Eagan, to sign their National Letters of Intent.

If you have a senior (12th Grade) son or daughter who will be signing to play D1 or D2 college athletics during this time period please contact Eagan’s Athletic Director, Sandra Setter Larsen. Sandra.setter@district196.org

See this site for more information on NLI’s

http://www.nationalletter.org/

Student Government - Matchmaker

Hello Wildcats! Student Government would like to keep the Matchmaker tradition alive in 2021!! Please use the following information to order your Matchmaker form: the online survey can be taken at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRLLMQ8 The link is live now and will close Friday 1/29 at midnight. Please be sure to list an email you check regularly because your results will be sent to you as a pdf and Student Government is picking up the $1.00 cost!! That’s right!! You pay zero, zilch, nothing!! Just our way to say thank you for being your awesome self! Go Wildcats!

Military Recognition Ceremony

Message for students:

Hello Juniors and Seniors!

If you have enlisted in the military and will attend Basic Training this summer or have accepted an ROTC, NROTC, AFROTC, CSPI, Service Academy other military appointment please have them email me at paul.kovach@district196.org to be included in the 5th annual Military Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the Eagan American Legion Daniel R. Olsen Post 594. Ceremony date to be determined but will take place in May. Please email Mr. Kovach as soon as possible for planning purposes.

Thanks,

Mr. Kovach

District 196 Community Education Opportunity

Earn Your CPR/AED Certification

Blended learning provides access to online learning. Remote skills verification allows your instructor to evaluate your skills via your phone video or computer webcam. You will be contacted to arrange a time to pick up and return your manikins and supplies at Falcon Ridge Middle School.

Any Day | Any Date | Any Time | $99 | QCPR-RSV-201

Or

Mon | Jan 25 | 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. | $99 | BHMS | QCPR-201

Meal Distribution- continues at South Entrance

All students are eligible for free seven-day meal kits to support their distance learning. To best meet the needs of our families, meal kits will be available for pick up near the middle/ high schools’ south entrance doors at these times:

· Monday 4:00pm- 5:30pm

· Tuesday 7:30am- 9:00am

· Wednesday 10:00am- 11:00am (Digital Academy Meals will continue)

· Thursday 7:30am- 9:00am

· Friday 10:00am- 11:00am

Look for the banner and sign for the distribution location. Families with children in multiple schools are encouraged to pick-up all seven-day meal kits at one school.

Initially, families will be asked to complete this Seven-Day Meal Kit Interest Survey. This will allow the Food and Nutrition Services department to prepare the number of meal kits needed. The survey only needs to be completed once.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has authorized funding for schools to provide meals at no charge to children, 18 and younger, for the entire school year. All secondary families are encouraged to participate in this opportunity. Any child 18 and younger, or parent/guardian of a child is able pick up these seven-day meal kits. For contactless distribution, the seven-day meal kit boxes will be placed on a 6-foot table with a bag of milk on the side. Families will be able to take as many boxes as needed for their children. Food and Nutrition Staff will monitor and replenish the table as needed.

Books and Needed Materials Pick Up or Drop Off at EHS, Remains Open and Available

Our South Entry Doors, specifically Door #1, and vestibule remain open from 7:30 AM - 6 PM each weekday for pick up or drop off of books, materials or other items.We have a large supply of school supplies and would be pleased to provide them for any student or family. Please let us know if a student needs to pick up a book, textbook or other items so that we can provide it for them. Call 651-683-6900. Additionally, the offices are open each school day and students may come into the building for assistance. Masks are required at all times in the building.

Eagan High School presents . . .

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Video Rentals will stream from Dec. 12 - Jan. 27

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MPR article and photos on Les Miserables at EHS


Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine Article


Letter from the Directors


How to Purchase Tickets & How to Stream

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