From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, July 30, 2020

Hello Parents and Families,

Hopefully you are continuing to receive the updates and information from Englewood Schools. As we get closer to the beginning of the school year, this newsletter will be my main form of communication, and the district website as well as district emails will be the best way to find the most current information.

If you know of neighbors and other family members who are not receiving these communications, please pass along this newsletter. Parents and guardians can update email information at any time on the Parent Portal so you receive these emails.

Hopefully you received my letter to families yesterday. You will find it linked here.

The most important piece of that letter is our request that parents and students choose either in-person or remote learning for back to school in August. This choice can be changed at quarter if necessary. The survey is also linked below:

Englewood Schools Return Survey

If at anytime, you have questions, please email me.

~Annessa Hart, Principal

Englewood Schools Return Website (Click Here)

We will continue to develop plans for the 20-21 school year with guidance from CDPHE, Tri-County Health, CDE, and the governor's office. Recommendations change daily, and our plan will be flexible and responsive to the changing guidance.

Parent and Student Choice

As we work to plan our approach during this pandemic, Englewood Schools fully recognizes the need for parent voice and choice. All students can choose between In-Person Learning or E-Learning for the 20-21 school year. We ask that students participate in their chosen approach for at least a quarter (9 weeks) so transitions from one option or the other can be made smoothly and when grading periods end.

In-Person Learning will include "rolling remote" based on state and city mandates as well as outbreaks within the district and/or school.

E-Learning will be fully online for all subjects/classes.

Option 1: In-Person Learning (Linked Here)

For the 20-21 school year, in-person learning will also include "rolling remote." If a school experiences an outbreak or if the state or city deems Stay at Home orders are necessary, in-person students and staff will move to remote learning.

Option 2: Englewood E-Learning (Linked Here)

Englewood Families interested in online learning for 20-21 will join the E-Learning School. If students/families want to move to in-person learning, this can be done at quarter. Students do not lose their spots at EMS/ELA for in-person learning.

State Guidance for In-Person Learning

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In order to better navigate the changing guidance based on health data, we have created three plans in accordance with the most recent recommendations. The Colorado Department of Education has created guidance to fit within the various phases/tiers that our state is following to properly respond to the pandemic outbreak.

Currently, our state is in level two, "Safer at Home."

Our three plans below address the newest regulations specific to in-person learning models.

Level 1: Stay at Home = Rolling Remote (click here)

If our state, county, or city is placed in "Stay at Home" restrictions, all in-person students and staff will move to "Rolling Remote." This approach is more robust than our emergency remote approach from last spring as we have had time to plan.

Level 2: Safer at Home = Restricted In-Person (linked)

Level 2 includes: 1. Daily temp checks/health screens, 2. Staff/students wearing masks full time and social distancing, 3. Frequent surface cleaning and hand washing, 4. Small cohorts with restricted adult interaction (3 adults per group).

Level 3: Protect Our Neighbor = Reduced Limits (linked)

When we are on level 3, the state recommendations are less restrictive. This In-Person learning plans allows for a more typical school day, including a 7-period schedule and larger cohorts.


It is now time to register your students for the 2020/2021 school year.

Log into your Infinite Campus - Parent Portal to complete online registration. Infinite Campus - Parent Portal LINK

Once you are logged in, scroll down toward the bottom of the screen and click on

More > Online Registration> Select:

Option 1: Existing Student Registration

Option 2: New Student Registration

If you need assistance with Infinite Campus Parent Portal or Online Registration for 2020-21, please contact our office at 303-806-2100 to leave a message or email to and I will be in touch as soon as possible or you may send a message to the following district staff for support as well.

Vivian Cifuentes, District Registrar,

Lori Martinez, Student Information System Specialist,

Jill Rogers, Student Information System Specialist,

*Mobile devices are not recommended to complete and submit online registration.

*Disable pop up blockers on our computer before you begin.

My School Bucks

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