From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, May 3, 2021

Hello Parents and Families,

Wow! Where has the time gone. May is here!

Thank you for your continued patience and perseverance around our quarantine needs. Our students are amazing and resilient, and we thank you for supporting them through the difficulties around school during this pandemic.

Please keep in mind that if your student is exposed to COVID outside of school or if your student or anyone in your family is exhibiting COVID symptoms, to please keep your student home until receiving a negative COVID test (or begin quarantine for 10 days).

As you have maybe heard in the news, teenagers generally exhibit minor symptoms, which makes it difficult to know when to quarantine or get tested. However, please don't assume it is "just a headache" or "just seasonal allergies." If the symptoms persist beyond 24 hours, Tri-County Health Department recommends a COVID test for minor symptoms such as these.

Thank you for all you are doing!

~Annessa Hart, Principal


On Wednesday, May 19th we will host an amazing IN-PERSON family event to celebrate the end of our year. All current EMS and ELA families are invited, as well as our Englewood 6th grade families. We will be displaying our student art, hosting games and activities, and we will also have food and snacks. The Colorado Symphony will also be here with artists and dancers.

The event is totally free and you do not need to RSVP, and it will all happen outside in the courtyard on the east side of the building.

Our event goes from 5:00 pm--7:00 pm. Come anytime and enjoy the entertainment.


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We are in need of YOUR VOICE as we prepare for our May 19th Middle School Family Event.

Our event is all about COMMUNITY, and you are a very important part of our school community. We truly want voices from all throughout our community represented, which is why we are asking you to share your experiences.

We would love to display pictures of families from our community as well as brief stories or poetry, or even small pieces of art that reflect our families and community. This piece should represent you--parents, guardians, caretakers--of our middle school kids.

Please submit your creative piece to by May 15th.

You can also bring your creative piece to the event and add it to the display that night.


STEM Summer Camp


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.

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.

My School Bucks

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

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.