In The Know
August 16, 2018
SNAPSHOT: It has been another busy summer all around EPS with activities, construction and, of course, learning happening every day. Check out the latest EPS In Focus for a look at Summer 2018!
Latest Headlines
Edina High School teacher Lindsey Smaka has been selected as a recipient of the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms program. Smaka, a science teacher, is one of 76 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Fellowship, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Edina 212, an EHS student leadership group, has been awarded a grant of $3,050 as part a new partnership with the Walser Foundation. The grant will be used to establish the presence of the club, increase participation, and offset the cost of supplies for service projects.
The Minnesota Department of Education in collaboration with the  Minnesota Centers of Excellence has selected the Early Learning Center for funding for an innovation program. Implementation of the  Pyramid Model , designed to support social emotional competence in infants and young children, will begin this fall.
Back-to-school Reminders
New Start/End Times for 2018-19
New school start and end times for seven schools begin this fall:

  • 7:50 a.m. – 2:25 p.m. Concord, Cornelia, Countryside, Creek Valley, Highlands
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. EHS
  • 8:40 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Normandale
  • 9:20 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. South View, Valley View 

For information about new before and after school programming, visit edinaschools.org/youth
Get Connected and Open House dates
Reconnect with school and friends at Get Connected and Open House events at your students' schools. Check school websites for more details.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Valley View Get Connected, Noon-7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23 - South View Get Connected, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 27 - EHS Get Connected, Noon-8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 30 - Elementary Open Houses
  • Concord 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Normandale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (by appointment)
  • Creek Valley 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Countryside 8-10 a.m.
  • Cornelia 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Highlands 4-5:30 p.m.

In an effort to continue to make life easier for busy families, Edina Public Schools has shifted to Campus Food Service and Online Payments beginning this school year. By providing these new tools parents will be able to access information right from the  Infinite Campus  icon in the portal!

Students from families with limited incomes may qualify for free breakfast and lunch at school. You are encouraged to apply for Educational Benefits now, before school begins. If you qualified last year it is important to know that you must complete a new application each year. These benefits are through the Minnesota Department of Education.
Looking for something?

For links to important forms, information and help accessing the portal, visit the Family Resources page on the district website.
Did You Know?
Edina Give and Go is one of the district's mission-aligned, non-profit partners. It removes financial barriers for students to participate in academic, athletic and arts activities. Learn more and donate at edinagiveandgo.org
In The News

Edina High School tops the list of high schools sending students to three elite universities.
School Board Update
Board Meeting Highlights
Aug. 13 Regular Meeting
Highlights from the Aug. 13 regular meeting of the School Board include:
  • Discussion on a number of policy updates
  • Approval of Superintendent Goals for 2018-19
  • Approval of TIES reorganization and agreements

A complete meeting agenda is posted three days prior to the meeting. The next regular meeting of the School Board is Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., ECC Room 349.
Members of the Edina School Board
A Q&A session will be held prior to regular Board meetings, beginning at 6:30 p.m. View more information about Q&A sessions and the form to submit questions. Questions must be submitted by 3 p.m. one week prior to each session.
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.)
Opportunities
Are you awesome?
Edina Public Schools has part-time positions available in before and after school programs, and as building aides during events and activities. To learn more and to apply visit the the employment page on the district website.
TechnovationMN seeks volunteers
TechnovationMN is a non-profit organization that supports middle and high school girls in developing their interests in technology and coding. They are seeking volunteers interested in mentoring teams or judging competitions. If you would like more information, contact Julie Haddad.
Upcoming Events
Check the Community Bulletin Board for postings
about fundraisers and other opportunities!
Sept. 3: No School/Labor Day
Sept. 4: First Day of School - Grades 1-12
Sept. 5: First Day of School - Kindergarten and Early Learning Center
Sept. 21: EHS Homecoming
  • Parade, 4:30 p.m., Wooddale Avenue
  • Football Game, 7 p.m., Kuhlman Field