From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, December 1, 2020

Hello Parents and Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones. We are thankful for our amazing Englewood students. Our teachers are continuing to see great work from our students even amidst the difficulties of remote learning. Our hope is to be back in-person in January, and we will continue to watch the numbers from Tri-County Health as well as the evolving guidance from the state with regards to safety and health regulations. Thank you for your patience as we are all continuing to navigate the pandemic.

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

~Annessa Hart, Principal

Attendance Competition!

As we finish off semester two, we are running a competition next week, 12/7--12/11!

Each student with perfect attendance (which means on time, camera on, and participating/engaged in class) will be entered to win a fabulous prize pack* with prizes such as: Starbucks card, Amazon gift card, King Soopers gift card, board games, pickleball racquets, and much more!

*Each prize pack is unique and will contain different various prizes.

Free E-Books and E-Audio Books

"During this time of remote learning our virtual library is more important than ever. EMS and ELA students can access free eBooks and eAudio books anytime on our library webpage or by using this link. Students will use the first half of their school email address (without "") as their username and their school Chromebook password to log-in. Any questions please contact"

Free meals during remote learning

Click on the links below for more information on daily food service during remote learning.

Meal Service FAQ

Servicio de comida

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Next SAC Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the SAC (School Accountability Committee) meeting. We discuss all things related to EMS and ELA.

We will be focusing on remote learning topics, the upcoming budget (and report out from our DAC members), as well as time for Q and A.

If you can attend for even a few minutes, we would love to have your join.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 980 0040 3064

Passcode: 706363

Technology Support During Rolling Remote

Send an email to with your students' names and a brief description of the problem. You can also call the Tech hotline @ 303-806-6883.


Please keep in mind that attendance in daily Zoom meetings is essential and required.

If your student or household is dealing with Covid, please leave a message on our attendance line so we can continue to track Covid in our community.

  • Students who do not login will be counted absent.
  • Students need to be on time to their zoom call. Missing too much of the Zoom call will result in an absence.
  • If your child will not be present in remote learning, please call the attendance line to excuse their absence (within 24 hours of the absence).
  • One point of confusion for students has been which day and which zoom. We are on a rotation schedule just like we were while in-person. If students struggle with getting on Zoom, they should email their teachers immediately so teachers can help problem-solve.
EMS/ELA Online Learning Expectations

Rules and expectations for our students when they are in a remote learning environment.

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.

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.

When is it safe to be in-person or remote? (click here)

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.

My School Bucks

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