Josie La Scala designed "Don't Text and Drive" signs that will be put up at various Englewood Schools. Here she poses with members of Englewood City Council and Transportation Department along with Craig Ferguson, Principal of Charles Hay World School and Thomas Rode, her sixth grade teacher.
Contribute Your Voice to the Future of Englewood Schools
Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your input is valuable and important to the future of Englewood Schools! Below, there are two ways that you can contribute your voice to the future of Englewood Schools. First, is a quick survey about Englewood's core values. Next, is a longer commitment in helping with long-range planning in regard to Englewood Schools' facilities. Thank you for your consideration and contributions!

Core Values Survey (Time commitment: Five minutes)
Since taking on the role of Superintendent of Englewood Schools, Wendy Rubin has been meeting with Parent Teacher Organizations, School Accountability Committees, and staff members in an effort to begin long-range, strategic planning. The first step in making a strategic plan is understanding what our community values most. In her meetings with these groups, each individual was asked to write down the core values they think most represent the foundation of our work in service to students, our community and one another. The most commonly listed values are posted in the survey. We are asking you to help us narrow this list even further by selecting the FIVE most important core values that you feel represent Englewood Schools. Please feel free to speak to your student to get his or her ideas in addition to your own as you make your selections. We appreciate your feedback!

Facilities Long-Range Planning Committee (Time commitment: Ongoing)
The Englewood Schools' Facilities Long-Range Planning Committee will serve in an advisory capacity to district administration and the Englewood Schools' Board of Education.  This group will be tasked with the study of community and school demographic information as it impacts the school district.  Additional work will include examination of facilities and property owned by Englewood Schools and how these facilities and properties can best factor into the future of Englewood Schools as a school district where all students belong and thrive.  The committee will be empaneled no later than mid-February, 2016.  Members should expect a bi-weekly commitment through the spring of 2016, with the potential of moving to once-monthly meetings beginning fall of 2016.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please fill out the form below. Please sign up today in order to be considered.

Don't Text and Drive Signs
Josie La Scala, a 7th grader at EMS, became passionate about warning others about the dangers of texting and driving after making it the topic of her 6th grade IB Exhibition project while she was attending Charles Hay World School.

Josie worked with the City of Englewood's City Council and Transportation Department to design a sign that will be installed at several Englewood Schools. The first sign was installed at Charles Hay World School in January.

We are very proud of Josie for her passion, dedication and hard work!
PBiS Monthly Focus: Attendance
Englewood is a PBiS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) district which means that each school is focused on encouraging and upholding positive behavior expectations for students and staff in order to create a supportive school climate. A positive school climate helps students feel safe and supported so they can engage in learning. When families, schools, and communities work together, kids succeed!

Each month, check here for resources and strategies from the district PBiS team. To learn more about PBiS in your child's school, feel free to reach out to teachers and staff!

Monthly focus: Attendance
Attendance matters!   It's important to have kids in school, on time, every day.  Englewood Schools recognize good attendance.  Here are a few things that are happening in district to support good attendance.
  • Student awards to honor consistent and improved attendance
  • Grade level and class competitions for highest attendance rates
  • ECE (Early Childhood Education) reminds us to get attendance started as a good habit!  ECE will be hosting a parent night February 10th with our Truancy Intervention Specialist.
Here are some school attendance facts:
  • Students with good attendance make up a vast majority of those who are at the top of the class for grades and tests.  
  • Good attendance is the most reliable predictor for graduating high school.  
  • Coming on time and staying all day builds community and helps students succeed.
Kindergarten in Englewood Schools
Englewood Schools is now enrolling kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year! All four Englewood elementary schools offer free full day kindergarten for all students. The video below outlines why a full day of kindergarten is important, and what Englewood Schools offers. For more information, or to enroll, visit

Englewood Schools Kindergarten

Unity for Bridges - Elementary Math Program
Kindergarten through fifth graders are using a new math program for the 2015-16 school year called Bridges. We are in the first year of implementation and are seeing great success!

In addition to Bridges, the teachers use Unity to house each student's math data or scores. The benefit of using Unity is two-fold. Unity allows the teacher to see exactly which standards the students is proficient and which standards he/she may need reteaching. It has streamlined the report card process for teachers by allowing them to easily communicate with parents if a student is proficient, basic, below basic, or well below basic. Guiding instruction is the other benefit of Unity.

As one teacher stated, "I cannot even begin to tell you how this [Unity] has helped me." Next time you have teacher conferences or want in-depth information on your K-5th grade student's math progress, ask your teacher to show you the progress your student is making by looking at Unity.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 2: Board of Education Regular Meeting
The Venue at TEC (3800 S. Logan St.)
Conversation with the Board - 6:00 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3: 8th Grade Parent Night at EHS
The Venue at TEC (3800 S. Logan St.)
6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 12: Early Release Day

Monday, February 15: No School - President's Day

Friday, February 19: Blood Drive at TEC
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Register online by February 13

February 24 & March 1: FAFSA Completion Days
Feb 24 @ EHS from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March 1 @ CFHSC from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.