In The Know| Sept. 7, 2017
Snapshot: Welcome back to school, Edina Public Schools! See photos from the first days of school.
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Vote Nov. 7
District sets two Levy Referendum Community Conversations
Families, staff and community are invited to come together to learn more about district finances and have conversation about Edina Public Schools’ future at upcoming Operating Levy Community Conversations set for next month.

2017 Operating Levy Community Conversations:
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Edina Community Center, Room 349
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Edina High School, Community Room

School Board Elections
Get to know Board candidates at upcoming forums
The 12 candidates for four open positions on the Edina School Board have been invited to participate in two candidate forums:


Links to candidate information is available on the district website at www.edinaschools.org/board election
Student leaders ensure a warm welcome at Edina High School
While District staff were kicking off their school year Aug. 30, about 200 Edina High School juniors and seniors gathered in the South View Middle School gym for preparations of their own. These students comprise the  Edina Link Crew, a new yearlong transition program aimed at helping new students transition to life at EHS. Link Crew leaders serve as positive role models and guides for first-year students, which this year includes both 9th and 10th grades. Read more
Awards luncheon recognizes staff achievements across district
Edina Public Schools honored more than 50 staff members at an awards luncheon Aug. 31 at the Edina Community Center. Honorees included bus drivers who reached years of safety milestones, staff with 25 years of service to the district, and certified staff achieving tenure. See photos and lists of honored staff members here.
Construction Update
Construction Update in 80
Students are back and are learning in new spaces that were under construction all summer. Watch the most recent "Update in 80" videos below. See previous videos for other summer construction projects .
South View Middle School
Early Learning Center
Transportation Facility
Construction projects on track and on budget
The district's most intense period of construction has finished and with 85 percent of facilities referendum projects bid, the construction budget remains on track. Read more about the construction budget .
More News
Reading Corps literacy tutor positions available
There are open positions at three EPS elementary schools and the Early Learning Center for Literacy Tutors through the Reading Corps. Learn more about the positions here.
Geek Squad opt out forms available
This year, families may opt out of Geek Squad services for devices they have purchased for their students. Through the district’s technology agreement with Best Buy, the Geek Squad provides tech support at the district’s secondary schools. If families DO NOT wish to have the Geek Squad service a device they have personally paid for, they should print the online form and return it their school.
Join in the Tweet-versation
#IAmEPS
Show your EPS Pride with the #IAmEPS hashtag! Amazing things are happening every day in our schools and we want others to know it. Tag your tweets with the relaunched #IAmEPS hashtag to join the conversation about the people that make Edina Public Schools such an amazing place to work and learn!
 
#EPSNewGuy
A new superintendent calls for a new hashtag! Has Dr. Schultz visited your building or classroom recently? Are you working with Dr. Schultz as he advances the Next Generation of Edina Public Schools? Tag any tweets related to Dr. Schultz with #EPSNewGuy and share what our new guy is up to!
Check out the online Community Bulletin Board
The district's online Community Bulletin Board provides a space for non-profit partners of EPS to post information about meetings and events. Send posting requests to comedu@edinaschools.org and visit the Bulletin Board to see what is going on around the community.
Save the Date
Sept. 18 | School Board Candidate Forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Edina City Hall Council Chambers

Sept. 25 | School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., ECC Room 349

Sept. 28 | EHS Homecoming Parade, 4:30 p.m., Wooddale Avenue
         Football game, 7 p.m., Kuhlman Stadium
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