From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, November 4, 2020

Hello Parents and Families,

Thank you for the support and feedback regarding rolling remote. We are all very sad to move to rolling remote, but unfortunately the numbers of positive cases and hospitalizations in Englewood and Arapahoe county have risen in the last 10 days to a very alarming level. While we haven't had very many cases (only 2) at EMS and ELA, the community is suffering from severe numbers.

Due to agreements made with our teachers, these numbers from Tri-County health dictate that we must close in-person school until the numbers stabilize. This will hopefully be a proactive move to keep schools doing great, and will give us more time for in-person down the road.

I know that our teachers have a great handle on rolling remote and we are doing everything to ensure students are continuing with great instruction during remote learning. And, my hope is that we are back in two weeks. What it will take is the community of Englewood and Arapahoe county to wear masks, cut down on social interaction, and so forth.

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

~Annessa Hart, Principal

Change your learning environment for Semester 2

The deadline for requesting a CHANGE to your students learning environment for semester 2 is Monday, November 9. You only need to fill out the form if you would like to request a change--complete one form per student.

Technology Support During Rolling Remote

Send an email to with your students' names and a brief description of the problem. You can also call the Tech hotline @ 303-806-6883.

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EMS/ELA Online Learning Expectations

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

Follow Us!

You can find more information about our schools on our website and social media.

Facebook: Englewood Middle School

Instagram: @emspirates

SAC (School Accountability Committee)

Last week, we held our first EMS/ELA parent committee meeting for the 20-21 school year. We discussed a variety of topics including the Academic Advancement Initiative, equity in our schools, and social-emotional learning (SEL) and resources for staff, students, and parents. Our next meeting will be in early December.

All are welcome to attend! We appreciate your voices in guiding our school improvement efforts.

Next SAC Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the SAC (School Accountability Committee) meeting. We discuss all things related to EMS and ELA.

The agenda for our meeting will be determined in the next few weeks. If you have a topic you'd like to add to our agenda, please email Mrs. Hart. (

If you can attend for even a few minutes, we would love to have your join.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 980 0040 3064

Passcode: 706363

All Health Network--Parent Support Group

Join the parent support group discussions offered by our partners at All Health Network. Interactive Zoom Discussions every Monday in November.

Click the image below to sign up.

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.