In the Know
August 1, 2019
SNAPSHOT: Learning continues throughout the summer with special opportunities for students transitioning to new levels of learning. Little learners are getting ready for kindergarten at Community Education's Kindergarten Camp. Likewise, Summer Bridge is helping a group of rising sixth and ninth grade students prepare for the transition to middle and high school.
Back to School

Start your back to school planning with the new, online 2019 Family Handbook. You’ll find links to information, resources and forms, important dates, a printable Back To School Checklist, and links to Back To School pages on each school website.
Latest Headlines

A new school year means many new faces in Edina Public Schools. So far, approximately 40 new teachers and staff have been hired for positions throughout the district and the hiring will continue through August for a variety of open positions.

Special Olympics Minnesota has named South View Middle School the 2019 Unified Champion School of the Year. The award will be presented at SOMN’s annual Distinguished Service Awards event on Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.
Edina Public Schools will implement e-Learning Days beginning in the 2019-2020 school year to ensure continuity of learning despite school cancellation. Specifically, EPS will begin to take advantage of 2017 Legislation that amended the Length of School Year; Hours of Instruction to include the option of e-Learning days due to inclement weather.
School Board Update

The filing period for Edina School Board candidates is July 30 through Aug. 13. Voters in the Edina school district will elect three members to the School Board in November. Those interested in running for an open Board position must file an Affidavit of Candidacy at the Edina Public Schools District Office.

Next Board meeting: Monday, August 12
The meeting begins at 7 p.m., in ECC Room 349. A complete meeting agenda is posted three days prior to the meeting. Regular meetings of the School Board are live streamed on the district's YouTube channel. To watch, click on the YouTube icon at the bottom of every district website page, or find the link on the School Board meetings web page.

Meeting schedule, dates and times are subject to change. For the most current information, view the Board Meeting calendar , and meeting notices and agendas on the district website. (Agendas are posted three days prior to meetings)
Did You Know?
Get kids ready for activities at Gear Swap Sept. 7 & 8

Edina Give and Go will hold a Gear Swap, Sept. 7 and 8 to support student involvement in activities and sports. Give gear on Sept. 7 at the Edina Community Center Big Gym (Door 7), and return Sept. 8 to get gear your kids need to get involved! More information at
Appreciating summer staff

Throughout the summer, EPS has been recognizing staff who are hard at work all summer long. Make sure to follow us on social media, so you don't miss the recognition!
Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
*Visit school websites for details on Open House and Get Connected Days
Aug 26: First Day of School
Aug 27: First Day of School for Kindergarten
Sep 2: Labor Day, No School
Sep 3: First Day of School ELC and ECSE