From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, March 17, 2021

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Hello Parents and Families,

First off, thank you so much for helping us weather this storm and for your patience and flexibility as we continue to learn how to best respond to the pandemic. There's a lot of "trickle down" in the responses, including our need to close school last Friday. We struggled with this decision, as we feel that every day in-person learning can happen is ESSENTIAL. However, we had so many staff out due to vaccine related side effects, we couldn't hold school. We are grateful for your flexibility and are happy to be through this milestone.

Nearly all our staff at EMS and ELA have been able to receive both doses of the COVID vaccine at this time, which will allow us to have fewer disruptions in students' learning.

Speaking of weather, what a storm that was! Spring is definitely here in Colorado when we get so much wet, heavy snow.

Just a reminder that we do not have school next week for Spring Break. Students return TUESDAY, March 30th.

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

~Annessa Hart, Principal


EMS--Principal for a Day

Earlier in February, we held an attendance competition for EMS and ELA students. Students with perfect attendance during that week were entered into a drawing.

10 students received prizes including a gift card to Subway. Our grand prize--principal for a day--was awarded to Nayeli Rangel--an 8th grader at EMS.

Miss Rangel helped deliver our Monthly Pirate Pride awards, called for a Pajama Day, handed out cookies to her 8th grade team, and picked the lunchroom music playlist. She had a very busy day with all her duties!

We are looking forward to our ELA student Principal for a Day in April.

Choir Festival--Streaming Live!

The District Choir MIOSM Stream Performance is this Thursday, March 18th starting at 6:30 pm.

  • Theme: “Music of Hope, Inspiration, & Unity".
  • Date & Time: THIS Thursday, March 18th, 6:30pm
  • Viewing - LIVE STREAM: available Thursday via No special link needed.
  • Who: Englewood District Choirs, Solos/Duets/Ensembles, Piano, & other Music Groups from Elementary, Middle- and High Schools will be featured.
  • Fun Fact: Our first performance since COVID 1 year ago (!) - bringing music back to the concert "stages" (literally or online) of our schools!

WISH WEEK --Make your final pledge this week!

Pledges are collected directly onto our Make-A-Wish fundraising site for the student’s team – 7, 8 or ELA. Thank you!

Walk-A-Thon for Wish Week

On Tuesday, March 9th, we took advantage of the BEAUTIFUL spring day and raised money for our Wish Kid Cliff with our Walk-A-Thon.

We had some amazing top walkers/runners. Many of our staff completed over 5 miles, with Mr. Rodrigue running 11 miles! We also had many students complete 8 miles in the two hour walk-a-thon, with our top performer running 10 miles (40 laps!)



Check out the flyer and use the QR code to sign up. All teens in Englewood are invited to participate.


Thank you to all who participated in the Wish Week fundraiser. We exceeded our goal of $5000, which is the highest donation total in the history of the Englewood Schools Wish Week.

Many participated through the read-a-thon and walk-a-thon, the restaurant nights, and the online game challenges. We will finish our Wish Week fundraising efforts this week and celebrate our success with a virtual assembly. During the virtual assembly, teachers will be completing their "dares". In particular,

I'll include pictures of these crazy competitions next week.

A HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to the EMS student council group for planning this amazing week to support Make-A-Wish foundation in honor of our Wish Kid Cliff.

A special thanks to our 8th Grade Team:

Kayla Allen

Yoshigue Alvarez

Kaleb Hernandez-Salvador

Aubrey Johnson

Josh Jones

Harper Robinson

Taleah Shockey

Sebastian Vignola

and our wonderful leader of leaders Ms. Crispino.

This smallest group of Wish Week planners raised the most money so far in our history of the Wish Week event.


The Arc is hosting a virtual old-fashioned games competition. Click the flyer for the registration link.


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.