From the Middle EMS and ELA

News from the Principal, January 28, 2021

Hello Parents and Families,

February is just around the corner, which actually means time to start digging into plans for next year. Our 8th graders will meet with the HS counselors next week to get information about registration for high school. Watch for more information from Englewood High School.

Our current 6th and 7th graders will begin registration in about a month--more details will be provided soon.

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

~Annessa Hart, Principal

Basketball Begins!

Because of Covid19, basketball will look very different this year. With the restrictions in place

and sanctions set forth by TriCounty Health we’re only allowed 10 athletes in the gym at a time.

We will be organizing camps during the season split between boys and girls. Boys will be

working out on Mondays/Wednesdays and girls on Tuesdays/Thursdays. Kids will be assigned

days to practice.

All participants must adhere to the following:

- Masks must be worn the entire practice

- Social distancing of 6 feet will remain in effect

- Athletes must use their own water bottles – no sharing

- There will be no late bus. Students will need to be picked up no later than 5:00pm

- No leaving practice and returning. Athletes must remain for the entire practice

- Temperature checks and screening questions before EACH practice

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Thank you for your support as we continue to navigate the pandemic and our responses to positive cases in our school. This week, all 7th graders moved to REMOTE learning due to a presumptive positive case. As long as students are symptom free, they may return to school Monday, February 1.

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

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.


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.

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 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.

Clothes to Kids!

Clothes to Kids of Denver offers free clothing to students in need. Please click this link to be directed to their website and learn more information about their great offers.

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.

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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!

The Value of School Lunch

Check out what is happening in nutrition services!

For the remainder of this school year, ALL students receive a free breakfast and free hot lunch meal each day.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Learn more about our ESEAC--Englewood Special Education Advisory Committee. Parents are always welcome!

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.

Upcoming Sports Seasons

Volleyball 2021

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.

Track 2021

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


PHYSICAL! More info to come.

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.

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.

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.

My School Bucks

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