From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, August 25, 2020

Hello Parents and Families,

On your mark, get ready, get set...

Are we all ready to kick off the 2020-21 school year?!

We hope you and your students are feeling ready. We are working through our final details and are definitely EXCITED to welcome students back.

Below you see links to our Virtual Back to School Nights--this Tuesday and Wednesday. These zoom meetings will provide an opportunity to hear about all the plans and ask questions.

For Day One, students need to know the following:

Which door do they enter? (See image of map below, also you find door assignments in Parent Portal)

What time is lunch!? (see schedule linked below) Hot lunch is available and students can bring their own lunch, but we do not have microwaves available in the commons for health protocols. Students will sit THREE to a table in order to accommodate six foot distancing.

What to bring? For the first day, students can just bring one notebook or paper and something to write with. Teachers will give more details later.

~Annessa Hart, Principal


We are excited to welcome our families to our Back to School Night events. All the meetings will be virtual (on Zoom) and the details are listed below.

EMS 8th Grade Back to School Night

Topic: 8th Grade Back to School Night
Time: TUESDAY, Aug 25, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 1438 9201
Passcode: 8N71FV

EMS 7th Grade Back to School Night

Topic: 7th Grade Back to School Night

Time: WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2020 5:30 PM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 663 136 0738

Passcode: 308819


Friday, August 28th is Picture Day for all ELA and EMS students. Students will receive their ID cards at this time. ID cards are required to be worn every day while at school and in order to ride the Englewood Schools busses.

Follow this link for more information about ordering pictures from Life Touch.

Picture day ID # is EVTNSX2HS.

Entry Process for EMS/ELA Students

Parents can drop students off in the front parking lots--HS or MS lots off Logan. The back parking lot is the bus loop and we ask that parents do not drive in that area.

In order to maintain the safest environment possible, we are assigning students to entry points to complete health screens in small numbers. You will find your child's door assignment on Parent Portal that correspond with the map included below.

And of course, we will all be out on Thursday morning helping students who have questions. No need to worry--we've got you covered.

Students who want breakfast (FREE to everyone) any day can go in through door K (north-facing, lower commons door) instead of their assigned door.

If students come late (after 8:25 am) or forget their ID, they will need to enter through Door A (our Main Entrance).

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Englewood Schools Return Website (Click Here)

We will continue to develop plans for the 20-21 school year with guidance from CDPHE, Tri-County Health, CDE, and the governor's office. Recommendations change daily, and our plan will be flexible and responsive to the changing guidance.

Englewood Schools 20-21 Calendar

Click Here to find the revised district calendar for our school year.

The first day of school for all EMS/ELA students will be Thursday, August 27th.

Students can arrive starting at 8:00 am. More details coming soon.

Student Supplies

In order to make sure we don't spread germs by using shared supplies in our classes, we are asking students to provide their own supplies that they should bring with them every day. All students need the following:

Pencil Bag

Pencil sharpener (small, handheld)


Pens (at least 10--leave some at home)

Pencils (at least 20--leave some at home)

Colored Pencils

Highlighters (at least 2 colors)


Glue Sticks

3" to 4" Three-Ring Binder

Graph Paper

Calculator--preferably the TI-30ii (linked here)

Headphones to connect to Chromebook for listening activities

Preparations Under Way

As we prepare for in-person learning during the Covid Pandemic, we have some very important procedures and health regulations that we will follow every day, all day.

1. Students and staff are required to wear masks at all times while in the building. No exceptions.

2. Students will report in the morning to the same assigned door every day. We will run a "soft start" to our morning. Students can enter the building starting at 8:00 am and either eat breakfast or go directly to the first classroom for study hall. Period one starts at 8:25 am.

3. Students and staff will complete health screens and temperatures checks every day before coming into the building.

4. Students will use the hallways for passing periods on staggered schedule.

5. We will maintain our small cohorts all day long--in classes, in hallways, and at lunch. Cohorts consist of less than 20 students.

6. Students will go through their classes on a BLOCK schedule. Students will have 2 core classes a day (Lang Arts, Math, Science, History), which will rotate every other day. Students will have just 1 elective each quarter that they will attend every day.

7. We will not be allowing visitors (including parents and siblings) in our building for the time being.

8. School will be dismissed in a "rolling release" fashion dependent on how they leave school (by walking, by bus, etc.). This is to ensure that we don't have large groups congregating.

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.

My School Bucks

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