Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #23 - February 26, 2021

February is Black History Month

Black History Month Continues at EHS

A group of teachers, administrators, students and community members are half way through a series of anti racism trainings and restorative practices. Since Jan 31 this group has been working with Talaya Tolefree of the Koinonia Leadership Academy (https://www.koinonialeadershipacademy.com/about-us) out of the Twin Cities and Tamika Fuller of Education Reform Enterprises (https://www.educationreforme.org/) out of Texas. We are hoping to create additional trainings for EHS students and staff.

Did Your Student Miss School Photos in August? Do You Want to Have a Student Photo in the Yearbook?

Lifetouch will be providing an opportunity for student photos on Wednesday, March 3 at the South Entrance (Door 1) during the school day. Students may arrive anytime between 7:45 AM and 3 PM for a photo session. Open the link below for online access to view and order photos.

These grade 9, 10 and 11 photos will be added to our Yearbook as well. Students will be in the building in the hallway by the Auditorium for the photo stations.


Wednesdays - Student Support and Help Offered at EHS - Teachers will be in Classrooms! Winter Trimester ends on Friday, March 12.

Each Wednesday - March 3 and March 10 ANY EHS student may come into the school between 9:30 AM and 1:45 PM for support. Teachers will be available in their classrooms during those times.

Breakfast and lunch will be served - free for students.

Buses will travel the usual routes but two hours later in the morning pickup.

As we near the end of the trimester, please do come to EHS to catch up, make up missing work and get more support for your classes.

Questions and Answers about the Hybrid/Digital Change and Students

Continue to check in this newsletter for Q and A's based on new questions being submitted


8th Annual Interact Club Jeans/Pants/Laundry Detergent Drive February 22-March 1.

We have extended our drive through Monday, March 1

Let’s kickoff our new Hybrid Learning week with an effort to help others. Do you have any jeans/pants/sweatpants that you can donate to our drive? All pants will be donated to the Mission Outpost in Burnsville. All sizes/styles of pants are appreciated. We will also be collecting Laundry Detergent that will be donated to The Open Door. Both organizations have an increased need for these items. The Open Door has asked for laundry detergent bottles smaller than 96 ounces (in an effort to support more families). Donated items can be placed in Interact Club tubs at both EHS Entrances (or, students can bring donations up to Room 236 – Mr. Wirsbinski’s classroom).

“Be the change you want to see”… in our community.

Boys Track & Field

Inviting all young men grades 9-12, it’s Track & Field Time!!!

If you have an interest in knowing more about the Boys Track and Field team, please share your contacts on our new track & field webpage at https://www.eaganwildcats.org/page/show/5773999-boys-track-and-field so we can share preseason information with you. This is the primary way to stay up to date with EHS Boys Track and Field info during the preseason.

Contact Coach Copeland with any questions. adam.copeland@district196.org

Opportunities From District 196 Community Education

Lifeguard Training

Become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools and waterparks, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Lifeguard. Blended Learning combines online learning with on-site skill sessions for skill practice and assessment.

Mon-Wed | Mar 22- 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m. | 3 sessions | $280 | Online & BHMS

Fewer than 5 spots left!

Earn Your CPR/AED Certification

Blended learning provides access to online learning. Remote skills verification allows your instructor to evaluate your skills via your phone video or computer webcam. You will be contacted to arrange a time to pick up and return your manikins and supplies at Falcon Ridge Middle School.

Any Day | Any Date | Any Time | $99 | QCPR-RSV-201

Emergency Nutritional Benefits

Families in our district who qualify for free or reduced-price meals are now eligible for additional emergency nutritional benefits offered from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

If you have already qualified for free or reduced-price meals earlier this school year, you don’t need to do anything because your family will automatically receive these new benefits.

However, if your family income has been affected by the pandemic and you have not completed an Application for Education Benefits (free or reduced-price meal application) for this school year, please complete and submit your application by Feb. 28, 2021.

These benefits are provided by Federal “Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer” funds (P-EBT) and will be provided to any family who qualifies for free and reduced-price meals this school year. These additional benefits will be retroactive to September 2020. We urge families to apply right away.

Families who qualify will receive separate electronic grocery cards for each student in the family. The cards may include funds (approximately $6.82/day) for each day your student was in distance learning during the school year. Cards will be mailed from the State of Minnesota in late March 2021.

If you haven’t already done so, complete and submit your Application for Educational Benefits. Please review the FAQ about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer web page.

Spring Trimester 2021 Student Parking Information

Online application and payment for the Spring Trimester 2021 Parking Permit began on Monday February 22, 2021 at 5 PM for Seniors only. Application and payment for Juniors begins on Monday March 1, 2021 at 5 PM. Parents and guardians can pay the Parking Tag fee ($32) from the convenience of your computer, via MyPaymentsPlus. Please follow this link: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

Parking permits for Trimester 3 Spring Trimester will be distributed on Monday, March 15 thru Friday March 19 from 7:30 – 8:30 AM in the lower east entrance of EHS and during all lunch periods in the student commons. Please remember that we only have 450 parking permits available for students during the Spring Trimester. When completing the application please indicate which cohort (A or B) you will be attending this spring. Those students in cohort C do not need to purchase a parking permit. Parking permits are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Sophomores are not eligible for parking permits.

Please know that Fall Trimester permits received partial refunds to the card used to purchase once we went to Distance Learning in November and are not valid as we go into Spring Trimester.

Have a Concern to Report to Eagan HS?

We have a reporting system available 24/7 called Reportit.com.

This can be an anonymous report about a problem or unsafe behavior that needs to be dealt with at our school. The link will be on all Newsletters at the bottom of the page or on our EHS website under Families/Bullying Prevention.

Books and Needed Materials Pick Up or Drop Off at EHS, Remains Open and Available

Our South Entry Doors, specifically Door #1, and vestibule remain open from 7:30 AM - 6 PM each weekday for pick up or drop off of books, materials or other items.We have a large supply of school supplies and would be pleased to provide them for any student or family. Please let us know if a student needs to pick up a book, textbook or other items so that we can provide it for them. Call 651-683-6900. Additionally, the offices are open each school day and students may come into the building for assistance. Masks are required at all times in the building.

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Eagan High School is committed to engaging students in activities that foster the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary to be active learners, purposeful thinkers and responsible citizens.

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