May 18, 2020
End of Year Exams
Tuesday, May 26th
1st, 2nd & 3rd hour final exams

Wednesday, May 27th
4th & 5th hour final exams

Thursday, May 28th
6th & 7th hour final exams
Missing Books and Materials
If you receive an email telling you that your student has missing
books/items, please login to the  Parent Portal  and use the tutorial below
to see what item(s) are missing. Your student can return the book/item on their designated day (see below) or you can pay for the book/item via the portal.
Materials Drop Off, Graduation Cap & Gown and Yearbook Pickup Schedule
This is taking place on the EHS campus. Please see the schedule below to determine when you should come to the materials drop off and pick up.
12th Grade Materials Drop Off,
Cap & Gown and Yearbook Pickup
Tuesday, May 26th & Wednesday, May 27th
at the Edina High School Campus
12th GRADE STUDENTS
will be dropping off materials and picking up items based on the following schedule:

A – K May 26 from 9:00 - 4:00   Seniors with last names beginning with A - K
L – Z May 27 from 9:00 - 4:00   Seniors with last names beginning with L - Z

  • Drop off any materials such as textbooks, calculators, chrome books, musical instruments, etc.
  • Pay transcript fees (if applicable).
  • Pick up yearbook (if purchased)
  • Pick up cap and gown (Graduates will keep their caps and gowns this year. No return necessary)
11th, 10th & 9th Grade Materials
Drop Off and Yearbook Pickup
Thursday, May 28th & Friday, May 29th
at the Edina High School Campus
9th, 10th, 11th GRADE STUDENTS
will be dropping off materials and picking up items based on the following schedule:

A – K May 28 from 12:30 - 6:30   9th - 11th graders with last names beginning with A - K
(Time change due to end of year exams ending at 12:30)
L – Z May 29 from 9:00 - 4:00   9th - 11th graders with last names beginning with L - Z

The following items of business will be taken care of there:

  • Drop off any materials such as textbooks, musical instruments, etc.
  • Pick up yearbook (if purchased)
  • Any non-working district technology device should be returned.
  • PLEASE KEEP your district issued chromebook, calculator, hot spot, etc. for next year unless you are not returning to EHS. Return non-working items.
Drop Off and Yearbook Pickup Details
TRUNK/HATCH EXCHANGE
All students and family members must stay in their vehicles. Pack all items to be returned in the rear hatch or trunk of your car and then pop it open for staff to retrieve them and place items in.   
 
DISPLAY STUDENT NAME IN DRIVER SIDE WINDOW 
The student(s) name should be visible in large letters in a driver side window of the vehicle for easy identification. You do not need to open the car window. If your ordered a personalized yearbook, please indicate that on the sign as well.
 
All staff and volunteers working at this event will be screened for COVID19 symptoms and be wearing personal protective equipment, gloves and masks. All students and family members in the vehicle must be free of COVID19 symptoms. We can create alternate plans to drop off and pick up items on an individual basis if necessary.   
 
The first step for all students is to enter the South lot of the high school from the East and follow the path marked by cones and signage. There will be several drop off zones.
 
Drop off items include:
  • All textbooks and novels that have been checked out from the school. (All students)
  • All technology checked out from the school such as Chromebooks, chargers, hot spots, and calculators. (Only Seniors and students not returning to EHS. All other students please keep devices.)
  • District-provided technology must have all personalization (ie: stickers) removed and be accompanied by compatible accessories such as a charger.
  • Students who return devices in non-working order will be assigned a fee.
  • Musical instruments that belong to the school. (All Students) 
  • Art supplies that belong to the school. (All Students)
  • Elevator keys checked out from the nurse’s office. Students will also pick-up any medications that are still being stored at school. They will be bagged and labeled at this drop-off table. (All Students)
 
After all items have been dropped off and scanned in by a staff member, your vehicle will be marked, indicating that you are clear to leave the drop-off area and proceed to the pick-up area.
 
The pick-up area will be in the North lot of the high school and will be divided into 6 lanes by alphabet. Students will drive through their lane to receive their cap and gown (Seniors) , yearbooks (if purchased), remaining locker contents (seniors and non-returning students only), etc. Students can purchase a yearbook at this drop-off/pick-up event by bringing a check made out to EHS Whigrean for $100. If you purchased a personalized yearbook, please indicate that on the same paper with the students name in the drivers side window. Students will have the option to proceed to an area set up by the Senior party (more details to come from the Senior party) or follow signs to the exit. Students will return to the South lot and exit onto Valley View Road going right (West) to help with traffic flow. Again, there will be ample signage to help guide drivers.
 
The format for this will be drive-through. Students will not leave their cars.
Class of 2020 Graduation Information
This year the Edina High School 2020 Commencement will be part of a city-wide celebration of our graduates. While it may not look like our traditional commencement exercises, it is our opportunity to come together to celebrate the class of 2020! Edina High School is partnering with our PTO and Senior Party planning committee to make this a unique and amazing experience. The Senior Party committee encourages each family as well as their neighbors to decorate their homes and streets with Edina colors or lights in honor of the class of 2020. We invite everyone to participate! More information from the Senior Party committee will be communicated in the near future.  

THE VIRTUAL COMPONENT - SATURDAY, MAY 30TH at 6:00 PM
Since we are not allowed to gather, our commencement speeches from
our student speakers, staff speaker, Superintendent Schultz, Principal Beaton,
and the School Board will be recorded. The link to this recording will be made available to seniors and families on May 30 at 6 p.m.. 
We are also exploring other means of broadcasting these speeches.    
May 31st Celebration Day
THE DISTRIBUTION OF DIPLOMA COVERS - SUNDAY, MAY 31ST

This year, the six EHS administrators as well as Dr. Schultz will be traveling in seven processions, each led by a decorated school bus, to the home of each of our resident and non-resident graduating seniors to deliver their diploma cover in person. The hope is that this approach offers the opportunity for the graduating senior to be celebrated by their families and neighbors.

A photographer will be traveling in each procession to get a photo of the graduate. Family can be included in the photo if desired. We will share these photos with families and also use them in a commencement slideshow which will be released in June. We anticipate that it will take a full day for each procession to visit each home. As soon as we have more information from senior families we will design the routes and give each family a window of time when they can expect the arrival of their graduate’s diploma cover. We certainly do not want graduates to have to wait around all day as they may have other celebrating they wish to do!  

In preparation for the arrival of the procession, we ask that graduates be outside, dressed in their cap and gown, and have a table or some surface on which the diploma can be placed. There can be no handshake but there will be plenty of congratulations and long distance hugs! Unlike when we have names read at Mariucci and a stage to cross during a traditional graduation ceremony, we do not want this event to be quiet and subdued. We want to hear cheers from entire neighborhoods! These seniors have earned it! We understand that this is not the graduation that any of us anticipated, but it is now up to us to make it amazing for the Class of 2020!  
Second Celebration if Possible
If allowed to gather by the governor later in the summer, Edina High School
will hold a senior celebration. More information to come.
Honoring Class of 2020 Graduates
Let's Honor the Class of 2020
Coronavirus has postponed or canceled the events to celebrate high school and college students who have worked hard to graduate as the Class of 2020.

To honor them and acknowledge their accomplishments,
Edina TV will display photos of Class of 2020 members and their plans.
These slides will be shown throughout the day through June.

Edina TV is available to Comcast subscribers on channel 813 (high definition) and channel 16 (standard definition). CenturyLink Prism subscribers can find it on channel 1236 (high definition) and channel 236 (standard definition).
See above for example of how it will be displayed on TV.

How To Include Your Graduate
Please click the link below to fill out the form, including uploading a
senior portrait, graduation portrait or recent photo. 

This is open to Edina residents who attend a local high school, private school,
any college or are home-schooled and are graduating at the
high school or college level as the Class of 2020.

Edina PTO Newsletter
Student & Parent Resources
Student Services Support by phone, email or Google Meet (counselors, social workers, school psychologists)

We want to make sure that students, families are aware that the Student Services Department, which includes our counselors, our School Psychologist and our School Social Worker will remain open for virtual business on all Distance Learning days. The School Counselors, School Psychologist, and our School Social Worker ARE available to connect over the phone or over Google Meet during regular business hours.

Those who would like us to contact them for non-emergency matters should send an email, and we will attempt to get back to them before the end of the day, if possible.
In the case of an emergency, students, families, and staff should contact 911.
Food Distribution
Meal Program  

  • West Edina Curbside Distribution Station: Valley View Middle School Door #1
  • Bagged breakfast & lunch items
  • The food program is for those 18 years of age or under
  • Each child will receive both a breakfast & lunch bag (1 for lunch the day of pick-up & 1 for breakfast the following morning)
  • Pick-up will be Monday-Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm (if you are unable to pick-up meals, please complete this form and someone will contact you to assist)
  • Chartwells will handle all food preparation & distribution
  • Minneapolis families/students may go to their nearest food distribution center so they do not need to drive to Edina daily


Student Meals   - Breakfast and lunch are available for all students ages 18 and under, regardless of eligibility. Pick up meals for a day or a week!
Technology Resources

Tech support is available
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Parents and Students
  • Call Help Desk at 952-848-4915 or email

  • Technical Help 

  • Campus Help 

Support@edinaschools.org  - Email if you need technology assistance or need repair on a district-issued device

Service Request Form  - Please complete if your student needs a Chromebook, iPad or reliable internet, or if you need delivery of meals to your home due to transportation issues.
Important Links






EHS Health Services Support
Edina High School Health Services wants you to know that we are available to support your student throughout distance learning. If new or pre-existing health concerns surface and you feel communication is needed to your students’ educational team, please reach out to us. Examples of appropriate communication may include: concussions, injuries and/or illness. Additional ways we may be able to support you include: connecting with your healthcare provider, with signed consent, to advocate for your student’s needs and help develop an academic related health plan.

includes guidelines for social distancing and links to the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control-great resources for accurate information.
 
We hope you are remaining safe and healthy.
We look forward to the day we will be back together at Edina High School.

Gretchen Gosh, RN General Education, Licensed School Nurse
Deborah Link, RN General Education, Health Service Associate
Anne Lindquist, RN Special Education, Licensed School Nurse 
Donna Dyson, RN Special Education, Health Service Associate
Edina Public Schools Wellness Support
Wellness Support web page offers resources and calming space

Find meditations, calming music, visual relaxation and more on the new Wellness Support web page created specifically to help us all get through these challenging times. The district's mental wellness professionals have collected some of the best resources offering advice and ideas for dealing with issues and emotions that may arise in yourself or your home. A  Virtual Calming Space  offers a place of respite from stress with many choices for adults and children.
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