From the Middle EMS and ELA
News from the Principal, February 9, 2021
Hello Parents and Families,
I hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy. Our EMS 8th graders are on "rolling remote" this week and are attending classes on Zoom each day. We continue to maintain social distancing and mask wearing in order to reduce the spread of COVID. Our students and staff have done an amazing job of working through all the health regulations. Thank you!!
This Friday (2-12) and the following Monday (2-15) we do not have school.
If at any time you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.
~Annessa Hart, Principal
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: February 24 and 25
CHOICE ENROLLMENT WINDOW IS OPEN!
Reserve your spot for next year--the deadline is soon!
If you live outside of Englewood, and plan to continue in Englewood Schools for 2021/2022 school year, you MUST complete the Choice Enrollment application now in order to attend an Englewood School next year. Those who live out of district and who do not complete a choice enrollment application will not be able to attend Englewood schools in the fall.
Round 1: January 4, 2021 through February 1, 2021
Round 2: February 15, 2021 through August 31, 2021
Englewood offers unique and customized learning opportunities at each school, so you're sure to find one that suits your student. Space is limited, so please fill out the Open Enrollment Application and Agreement (en español) as soon as you have made a decision.
Return the form to the District Registrar at 4101 S. Bannock St. or to Vivian_Cifuentes@engschools.net during the choice enrollment window.
Final decisions will be made within two weeks of the closing of the enrollment window and families will be notified by mail.
If you have questions, please reach out to Trish Tucker in our main office at 303-806-2100.
WISH WEEK IS COMING!
QUARANTINES AND ROLLING REMOTE LEARNING
When we have a COVID case, you will receive one letter specific to your student's situation:
Letter One--your student was exposed and needs to quarantine (in most cases, this is isolated to just one cohort)
Letter Two--your student was not exposed, but needs to attend school online in "rolling remote." This means that your student's cohort was not exposed, but we do not have the staff available to continue in-person learning during the quarantine.
I will also send a letter to the entire community just to keep everyone informed--this letter is for those who are not impacted by the quarantine or rolling remote.
When students are on "rolling remote" learning, school is still mandatory and zoom meetings are required for students to be counted present (please see below).
Remote Learning Reminders
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.
Family Resource: Hearing the Call
Parent Involvement Opportunities
ESEAC is a committee of staff members, parents and community members from Englewood Schools that meets monthly to discuss the way the district meets the needs of special education students and their families.
Clothes to Kids!
The free wardrobe includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks. Students are invited to select clothing in a welcoming, store-like setting or can order a wardrobe for contactless curbside pick-up.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TALENT SHOW
Who: All EMS and ELA students
What: Middle School Talent Show
When: Auditions Wednesday, Feb 3 in the Black Box from 3:45 - 5:30 PM.
Where: Rehearsals in Black Box from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursday Feb. 4, Wednesday Feb 10, Thursday Feb 11, Final Dress Rehearsal Wednesday Feb 17. Live-Streamed performance on Thursday, Feb 18 at 6:00 PM, call-time 5:00 PM.
All students will be masked during all rehearsals and performances and social distancing must be observed at all times.
DETAILS: Calling all singers, actors, dancers, comedians, magicians, ventriloquists, contortionists, gymnasts and performers. Prepare your 3 minute or less act and come audition for the Talent Show!
Performers must bring to the audition any music necessary loaded onto a phone or tablet, must bring any necessary props or show items, all acts must be free from profanity, and all musical content must be school-appropriate.
Come sign up for an audition slot on the Black Box door. All acts must be prepared and memorized by the audition date. Break a leg!
Upcoming Sports Seasons
Girls volleyball season will be starting the beginning of March. Like basketball, we do not know
if we be allowed to participate against other schools. Be looking for more info.
As of now, we are anticipating having a track season. We will be competing against other
schools. The difference this year is that the meets will be smaller than in the past and there is a
chance we MAY not be able to have spectators. Track will be starting just after Spring Break. IF
YOUR STUDENT WISHES TO PARTICIPATE IN TRACK THEY WILL NEED TO HAVE A SPORTS
PHYSICAL! More info to come.
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.
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.
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.