EPS students receive high marks on National Latin Exam, Assistant Superintendent announced, community commencement celebration, and more!
In the Know
April 30, 2020
SNAPSHOT: The art department at South View Middle School has been working hard on a digital art gallery to showcase student work created earlier this year and during distance learning. View the South View Digital Art Gallery.
Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Randy Smasal as Assistant Superintendent. Smasal has been the district’s Director of Teaching and Learning for the past eight years, and has held leadership positions in several other districts.
In case you missed it, a message went to all district families this morning outlining plans for an Edina Community Commencement Celebration! Members of the class will all graduate on the same day, even while physically apart. Click the headline to read the message!
Twenty-six Edina Public Schools students are being recognized for their achievements in the National Latin Exam. The 40-question multiple-choice test, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, promotes the study of Latin and encourages individual students.
Chartwells Registered Dietician Alex Turnbull has created informative videos for simple, healthy recipes that rival your favorite Food Network show! Alex, in coordination with the district's Wellness Committee, began taste testings at schools several years ago to encourage students to try new things and find healthy options for snacking.
Student Meals continue during Distance Learning!
All students ages 18 and under may receive breakfast and lunch everyday, regardless of eligibility! Visit theFood & Nutrition Services pagefor details.
Child care available for healthcare, emergency workers
As part of the state's response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Walz has directed school districts to provide school age care for children of healthcare and emergency workers. EPS is providing care for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Edina emergency workers.Learn more.
Updates are posted to the EPS Distance Learning webpage.
School Board Update
Next Regular School Board meeting: Monday, May 18, 7 p.m.
Board meetings to be virtual during pandemic
Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, School Board meetings will be held virtually, live streamed and recorded as usual. School Board Work Sessions will also be held virtually and live streamed to accommodate public access. (Work Sessions are not recorded). Visit theSchool Board Meetings webpageto learn more about Virtual School Board Meetings.
Public Comment at virtual Board meetings
Members of the public may provide comments regarding items on the Board Meeting agenda by sending an email toSchoolBoard@edinaschools.org, Subject line: Board Meeting Comment. Comments must be received by noon on the day of the Board Meeting. The Board will designate an individual to read a representative sample of the comments at the Board meeting. Comments must include the sender’s name and contact information. Anonymous comments will not be read. The public will not be given an opportunity to be heard in person at the Board meetings. This temporarily supersedes Section IV of Policy 206.
Dates and agendasfor Regular Meetings and Board Work Sessions are posted in the Agenda and Minutes section of the School Board Meetings page three days prior to the meeting. Meeting agendas, dates and times are subject to change.
Edina Reads: Virtual visit with author Pete Hautman
Edina Reads is a community-wide reading program that encourages active reading, lifelong learning, and thoughtful conversation. During these historic times middle and high school readers (and the adults in their lives) are invited to a virtual event with National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman. Visit with Pete online on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m. on the Edina Community Education YouTube channel. Questions can be submitted in advance (preferred) or during the live stream. Visit the Community Education website for more details.
Megan Phillip, an EHS senior and four-time state gold medalist, was recently announced as a recipient of the 2020 Athena Award. The award honors outstanding female high school senior student-athletes for their athletic achievements.