Eagan High School Newsletter
Newsletter #5 September 29, 2020
Calendar Change–All High School Students- Cohorts A, B and C
In order to address the loss of Cohort B synchronous instruction in the week of October 5-9, and the October 12-14 partial week, the District is agreeing to adjust the schedule as follows:
· Friday, October 9 - Modified Cohort B and Normal Cohort C day
o Students in Cohort B will attend all classes (1-7) in shorter class periods from 8:00 AM – 1:40 PM. This was a no school day for students, but will now be a full day for Cohort B students and the usual Friday Cohort C sessions will take place from 2:00-3:00 PM.
· Monday, October 12 - Modified Cohort A and Cohort C day
o Students in Cohort A will attend all classes (1-7) in shorter class periods from 8:00 AM – 1:40 PM. Students in Cohort C will attend periods 1, 2, 3 and 4 classes in shortened Zoom sessions from 1:50 PM – 3:10 PM.
· Tuesday, October 13 - Modified Cohort B and Cohort C day
o Students in Cohort B will attend all classes (1-7) in shorter class periods from 8:00 AM – 1:40 PM. Students in Cohort C will attend periods 5, 6, 7 classes in shortened Zoom sessions from 1:50 PM – 3:10 PM.
· Wednesday, October 14 - No School day for All Cohorts
o This replaces October 9 as a day allowing for the hours of parent-teacher conferences.
Student Schedule for the Week of October 5-9, 2020
- * Students in grades 11-12 who have been dismissed from their 4th and 5th period study halls will to report to their regular study hall and not go home.
- There will be no PAWS on these days for Cohort B.
- Students will follow a 5th period lunch schedule that will be posted by teachers
ACT and PreACT at EHS on October 6 & 7
Next week on October 6 and 7 we will be hosting the ACT (NO Writing) for Seniors only on October 6 and Practice ACT for Juniors only on October 7. Those tests are available to all students in those grades and for all cohorts. Students in cohort C, Digital Academy are allowed to come into the building to test and can ride the bus. In order to accomplish this safely the other grades will be staying home on October 6.
Students will be expected to come to school and head directly to their testing sites. We will send those sites out through Schoology on Thursday, October 1 and will post them around the building so students know exactly what room to go to. Students with accommodated testing will have an email sent directly to them to help them know what room to which they should report. More specific directions will also be included to that group.
The tests will start at 8:00 promptly and students do not need to pre-register this year. Students will have the option to have the test sent to 4 Colleges of their choice at no cost. This test is not required and students will not be marked absent from school if they do not attend. Busses will be available to run for the Juniors (7th) and Seniors (6th) and lunch will be available after the test. Busses will run at the normal times. Students are allowed to leave school once the test is over. We estimate the test finishing around 11:30 for standard time testing.
Students must wear a mask in the building with the exception of lunch. Students will not be able to eat during their break but can bring water to drink. Students individually can step out into the hallway to take a drink during testing. If students stay for lunch they should head to the lunchroom right after their test is over.
Finally, students should bring their calculator and 2 sharpened #2 pencils (not mechanical pencils). Students should get a great night of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before the test begins.
If you have questions contact Mr. Thompson at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 651-683-6906.
Student Schedule for the Week of October 12-16, 2020
- Students in grades 11-12 who have been dismissed from their 4th or 5th period study halls will need to report to study hall, as students will not be allowed to exit and re-enter the building on the same school day.
- There will be no PAWS on these days.
- Students will follow a 5th period lunch schedule that will be posted by teachers.
- Career Development classes will follow this schedule.
Parent- Teacher Conferences for Eagan HS
We will complete our third week with our students as of October 9. Although it is a bit early for “midterms” we are offering in-progress updates for our parents/guardians, and an opportunity to connect virtually in Zoom with our teachers. Please know the following:
· All teachers will send an email to parents/guardians through Campus prior to Monday, October 12. Teachers will include a brief introduction and an update on the course in which students are enrolled.
· Parents/Guardians are expected to review, with the student, the Schoology gradebook and assignments for each course to view work completed and current status.
· Teachers will provide open Zoom meeting rooms for parents/guardians to have brief,
3-5 min. conferences, if there are questions to address. These will be Monday, October 12 from
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM and Wednesday, October 14 from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.
Parents/guardians will enter a waiting room in Zoom for a teacher and be admitted – please use your full name and open the video in order to be admitted.
Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council Planning
Initially, the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council would be a council of students, graduates, and parents who provide recommendations and feedback on school decisions and help shape the direction of antiracism efforts. This council will be an advisory group at EHS, with discussions focusing on the following:
- School culture
- School policies (attendance, discipline, etc.)
- Professional development efforts for faculty and staff
- Curriculum review (offering feedback on standards as applied to EHS)
The council will have no more than 15 members and will meet each month via Zoom in the evening. There will be EHS faculty/staff who are additional participants on this council.
Does your student need a cloth mask?
Greetings from the Kitchen! Meals for Students:
You may not have heard that the USDA has announced a short-term extension to its free meals program and will provide school meals at no cost to all students. The program will last until funding runs out. We will announce when the program ends. Until then, all District 196 students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every school day, whether in school or distance learning at home.
To order meals for your child to bring home for distance learning days, complete the take-home meal kit survey. Those meals can be picked up at the south doors as the students exit at the end of the day.
If your child is enrolled in the Digital Academy: Cohort C and you would like to receive a five-day meal kit each week, complete the 196 Digital Academy five-day meal kit survey. These meal boxes are picked up in the south lot every Wednesday from 10-11am.
EHS/DHMS Nutrition Services Site Manager