Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #19 - January 29, 2021

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Eagan High School Athletic Website

Remember to use this URL to access the EHS Athletic Website.

https://www.eaganwildcats.org/

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:


Feel free to scan 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.

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/

Boys Volleyball

Interested in playing boys volleyball this spring? Please fill out the Google form below to receive information and updates about the upcoming season. Open gyms either at Blackhawk or Dakota Hills Middle Schools will begin 2/14, with tryouts on 3/14. No prior experience required. Fill out the Google form link below to receive an email with more information about the season and locations.

https://forms.gle/x1hncqqrq32VXcv29

Also, follow @EaganBoysVB on Twitter for updates! Contact coach Kelly Schlagel (Kelly.schlagel@district196.org) with questions.

Eagan Community Foundation Scholarship Application Now Available

(Eagan, MN January 27, 2021) The Eagan Community Foundation announcesthat over 100 scholarships (totaling in excess of $120,000) are now available to graduating high school seniors living in Eagan or attending a high school located in Eagan. The application system is available at www.eaganfoundation.org until 11:59 p.m. on February 19, 2021.


Eligible students graduating in 2021 can complete a single application on the Eagan Community Foundation's website at www.eaganfoundation.org. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of donor-specified criteria including student financial need, career interest, club/sport participation, and more. There are also scholarships available that are not dependent on GPA, but recognize talented young individuals who have persevered through hardships in life or have demonstrated strong community leadership. All graduating high school seniors living in or attending school in Eagan are encouraged to apply. Students will automatically be considered for any scholarship for which they qualify but may only receive one scholarship. There are typically about 300 applicants.


Scholarships are funded through donations from community members, area businesses, school organizations, family foundations, and nonprofits. "We're honored to be a steward of the Eagan community's generosity. Since our program began in 1991, we estimate about 100 different donors have sponsored nearly $1,900,000 in scholarships. We're honored to partner with so many great donors and are excited to hit our $2 million mark in scholarships this year", said Executive Director, Jamie Hopkins. "While we have lost scholarship funds this year in response to the pandemic and economic crisis, some new donors have stepped up. We appreciate the donors' commitment to ensure the class of 2021 receives the recognition they deserve" Hopkins continues.


About the Eagan Foundation

The Eagan Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-building organization with a vision to make Eagan a better place to live, learn, work, and play for all residents. Its mission is investing together in Eagan's future by providing community connections, grants, and scholarships. The Eagan Community Foundation was founded in 1990 to encourage, supports, and enhance ideas, funding, and collaborative action to meet community needs. To date, the Foundation has raised and reinvested over $2 million in the community through its scholarship, community initiatives, and community grants programs. For additional information or to learn how you can volunteer for the Eagan Community Foundation, visit www.eaganfoundation.org or emailjamie.hopkins@eaganfoundation.org.

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

Road Improvement Project- Diffley Road Project

The Diffley Road School Area Improvements project team would like to invite you to an online information opportunity and virtual events to share the final plans. The online information opportunity will be held on the project’s website and will be available starting this Friday Jan. 29th through Friday Feb. 12th. Three virtual events will be held the week of Feb. 1 and registration links are available on the project website.

Information presented will include the final design layout, anticipated construction schedule, recommendations for enhanced pedestrian crossings at the Daniel Drive and Braddock Trail roundabouts, and the preliminary Safe Routes to School planning recommendations.

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.

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