From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, January 5, 2021

Hello Parents and Families,

Happy New Year--and aren't we all so glad to say goodbye to 2020!

Even though the year has presented immense challenges, I'm sure we all have some highlights and great learning that came from the hardships. We are all hopeful for a great new year!

We are excited to welcome our students back to in-person learning on January 11th. Semester two officially begins REMOTELY on Thursday, January 7th. Students should check their email and Google Classrooms for ZOOM LINKS.

Classes begin at 8:30 am and attendance is mandatory in all Zoom classes at this time. Please see the schedules below for additional information about remote learning for January 7th and 8th.

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

~Annessa Hart, Principal

Food Services for Englewood Students

You can find updated information here!

Budget Survey

Thank you for your feedback on the Budget Survey. The results helped us identified our needs as we plan for the 21-22 school year.

We will focus our budget priorities on Electives offerings (maintaining our programs and variety of selection for students) as well as our Social-Emotional learning and support for students and staff.

EMS/ELA Online Learning Expectations

Rules and expectations for our students when they are in a remote learning environment.


Please keep in mind that attendance in daily Zoom meetings is essential and required.

If your student or household is dealing with Covid, please leave a message on our attendance line so we can continue to track Covid in our community.

  • Students who do not login will be counted absent.
  • Students need to be on time to their zoom call. Missing too much of the Zoom call will result in an absence.
  • If your child will not be present in remote learning, please call the attendance line to excuse their absence (within 24 hours of the absence).
  • One point of confusion for students has been which day and which zoom. We are on a rotation schedule just like we were while in-person. If students struggle with getting on Zoom, they should email their teachers immediately so teachers can help problem-solve.

Free E-Books and E-Audio Books

"During this time of remote learning our virtual library is more important than ever. EMS and ELA students can access free eBooks and eAudio books anytime on our library webpage or by using this link. Students will use the first half of their school email address (without "") as their username and their school Chromebook password to log-in. Any questions please contact"

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.

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.

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.