From the Middle EMS and ELA
News from the Principal, October 26, 2020
Hello Parents and Families,
Thank you parents and students for navigating our first official remote snow day...even though it was unexpected, and our first day of quarter two, our day was a success! Typically our attendance rate hovers around 92%. Our remote snow day was slightly below this average at 88%.
Rolling remote schedules are included in this newsletter and on our website. Students and teachers communicate through Zoom (at designated times) and Google Classroom.
In order to be counted present on any remote learning day, students must attend each of their classes on Zoom.
Also, speaking of Zoom, it is very important that students use their real names and turn on the video. This is to ensure that we keep our online presence safe and secure, and that we don't have anyone accessing the class who shouldn't be there. Please discuss this with your students to make sure they understand the expectations. Our online etiquette and agreements are linked below.
If at any time you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.
~Annessa Hart, Principal
Rules and expectations for our students when they are in a remote learning environment.
For Halloween, students are allowed to wear costumes as long as they fit our dress code and do not contain any blood, gore, or weapons. Also, students should not wear any masks other than the Covid masks required this year. The costume should allow students to comfortably participate in their regular activities during the school day. If the costume becomes a distraction, students will be expected to change out of their costume.
Festival of Nations
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.
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you can attend for even a few minutes, we would love to have your join.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 980 0040 3064
All Health Network--Parent Support Group
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FREE Covid Testing Sites
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.
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.
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.