First-grade students at Bishop Elementary got a big surprise last month! Bikes and helmets for each of them! A big thank you to Wish For Wheels and Verizon for donating the new bikes and helmets. Shown: Superintendent Wendy Rubin helping a student ride her new bike.

Feedback Requested: New Graduation Requirements
Per state statute, the Englewood Board of Education will be adopting new graduation requirements. Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, students will need to demonstrate proficiency in English and math as well as earn 23 credits in specific academic content areas. The new requirements will go into effect next school year with the 2017-18 ninth-grade students.

Your feedback on the proposed requirements is important to us and will help inform the Board's decision-making process. Please join us on  November 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at The Englewood Campus (TEC) in the Venue for a Graduation Requirements Community Forum. We will discuss the Colorado menu of proficiency demonstration options as well as proposed revisions to the credits required to graduate from Englewood High School. 
If you are unable to join us on November 9, please review the proposed requirements:
Please provide feedback or comments to by November 10. Click here to read a communication from Superintendent Wendy Rubin on the graduation requirement changes.

2016 Bond and Mill Levy:
What the Election Means for Our Schools
Election Day is just around the corner! Have questions about the Englewood Schools Bond and Mill Levy ballot questions? So do our students! An Englewood High School student and journalist with the school's paper, the Pirateer, interviewed Superintendent Wendy Rubin about the Bond and Mill Levy:

Click here to find out which needs and recommendations apply to your student's elementary school and how the Bond and Mill Levy would impact families.

Englewood Students Demonstrate Academic Achievement Growth
Students in Englewood Schools demonstrated academic achievement growth since last year, according to preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The preliminary CDE data for the state's  School Performance Framework (SPF)  show Englewood Schools are improving overall in terms of academic achievement. Students posted achievement gains in the 2016 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessment, including a 12 percent increase in the number of third-grade students who are meeting or exceeding expectations in English Language Arts (reading and writing) in 2016 compared to 2015. Third-grade reading is a key academic achievement indicator, and students who are proficient readers in third grade are  four times more likely to graduate  than those who aren't proficient in third grade. Additionally, 17% more third-grade students are meeting or exceeding expectations in math than in 2015. 

PowerSchool Parent Portal is Live! Access Your Student's Information Online
The SchoolPower Parent Portal is now live and ready for parents to use!

Parents can create their own  PowerSchool Parent Portal account online and through the PowerSchool application. This will give you access to your student's grades, assignments, attendance, fees/fines, links to make payments online, and important school information. 

Click here to get started. Contact your student's school with questions. 
NOTE: Grades may not be available if a school/class does not publish grades to GradeBook. Please check with your student's school if you have questions.

Upcoming Events
November 4, 2016:  Early Release Friday

November 8, 2016: Election Day!  Make sure your voice is heard and vote.

November 10, 2016: Englewood High School Choirs Vocal Arts Gala. Tickets still available.

November 15, 2016: Board of Education Meeting 6:00-9:00 p.m.

November 18, 2016: Early Release Friday

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break -- Happy Holiday! 

November 29, 2016: District Accountability Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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