Honoring traditions and displaying school pride, the Englewood Homecoming Parade took over Logan St. on Friday, September 14.
Parent & Community Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Activities and Upcoming Events
  • Safety Procedures in Englewood Schools
  • District Field Day
  • Partner with Your Child's School
  • Free Tutoring at the Library
  • Facts and Answers: Amendment 73
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Program
  • Gifted Education Program
  • Construction Updates
Activities & Upcoming Events
Englewood Schools Events for the Month of October:

  • Thursday, October 4: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot at the Englewood Campus - 8:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • EMS/ELA Parents4Parents Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 5: Clayton Elementary Fun Run
  • Monday, October 8: Cherrelyn SAC Meeting 4:30 p.m.
  • Charles Hay PTSA Meeting 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10: EHS, EMS and ELA evening parent/teacher conferences
  • Mental Health Resource Night 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at The Englewood Campus
  • Thursday, October 11: EHS, EMS and ELA parent/teacher conferences - No school for EMS or ELA
  • Clayton SAC Meeting 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 12: Teacher Work Day - No School
  • Tuesday, October 16: Board of Education Work Session 6:00 p.m. at 4101 S. Bannock St.
  • Wednesday, October 17: Elementary school evening parent/teacher conferences
  • Thursday, October 18: No school for elementary students - all day parent/teacher conferences
  • Friday, October 19: No school - Conference compensation day
  • Wednesday, October 24: Colorado's Finest SAC Meeting 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25: ECE Wellness Family Night 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26: Bishop Fall Festival 5:30 p.m.

You can also see these events on the Englewood Schools district events calendar.

Free or Low-Cost Family Activities in October:

Safety Procedures in Englewood Schools
In Englewood Schools, the safety and security of our staff and students is our top priority. That's why we have safety plans in place, and regularly practice those plans with students through drills.

To ensure clear communication and procedures during an emergency, we use what is called the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). The SRP is based on four possible actions in case of an emergency: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter. In the event of an emergency, the action and appropriate direction will be called out on the PA system in a school.

LOCKOUT - "Secure the Perimeter"
LOCKDOWN - "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight"
EVACUATE - "To the Announced Location"
SHELTER - "For a Hazard Using a Safety Strategy"

All of our staff and students are trained to be familiar with these actions through practice and drills.

This handout explains more in-depth each action and when each action is used. Please familiarize yourself with these phrases, as when an emergency arises, we will communicate with parents explaining the action that has been taken to keep students and staff safe during an emergency.
District Field Days
All four elementary schools came together once again at the Englewood Campus for our annual district field days on September 20 and 21.

These days promote wellness, movement and fun as students participate in a variety of fun athletic activities at Pirate Stadium.

Thank you to our staff members and volunteers that once again made this year's field days successful!

To see more photos, please visit our district Facebook page.
Partner with Your Child's School
Schools and families can work together to help children succeed. Building a strong partnership with your child's school can help him or her be successful.

You can see the full list of parent involvement tips by clicking here.
Free Tutoring at the Library
Englewood Public Library offers free, high-quality tutoring in math, science and test prep the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Help is available for elementary school through advanced college coursework. You can drop in or RSVP by calling (720) 943-7304.

Englewood Public Library also offers many other educational and fun activities for families. Find the full list of programs and events by clicking here.
Facts & Answers: Amendment 73
Election day is coming up on November 6, 2018. Voters will be able to weigh in on many important issues.

One such ballot question will be in regard to school funding. Many parents and communities have questions about this ballot initiative, so we'd like to provide some factual information.

Known as Great Schools, Thriving Communities, Amendment 73 is a statewide school funding initiative that will increase income taxes for 8% of tax filers in Colorado and for C corporations, while decreasing property taxes for business property owners, farmers and ranchers.

Arguments for:
  • The state needs a sustainable source of revenue to adequately and equitably fund public education.
  • The measure provides property tax relief for business property owners, farmers, and ranchers who have paid an increasingly higher proportion of property taxes compared to residential property owners.
  • One of government's most important functions is to provide children with a high-quality education.
  • Stabilizing the local share of required school formula funding and creating a dedicated source of state revenue for education provide additional flexibility for the state to use more of its general operating budget on other core programs, such as transportation, public safety, and health care.

Arguments against:
  • The measure imposes a tax increase without any guarantee of increased academic achievement.
  • Increasing the state income tax rate could negatively impact the state’s economy. Businesses will have less money to invest in their workers and individuals will have less money to spend, save, and invest.
  • The measure complicates an already complicated property tax system. By creating one assessed value for school districts and another assessed value for all other local taxing entities, the measure will lead to confusion among taxpayers and further complicate tax administration for state and local governments.
  • The measure does not allow the state legislature to adjust the income tax thresholds to account for inflation.

Don't forget to make your voice heard and vote this November!
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Program
The English Learner newsletter has a new name, and a new look! Now known as the CLD News, this month's newsletter includes:

  • Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Meet our newest CLDE teachers

Also, did you know about the Englewood Schools Language Development Council?

Englewood’s Language Development Council (LDC) will meet monthly during the 2018-2019 school year. These meetings are facilitated by the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Department, and are open to Englewood teachers, parents, and students.

The LDC meetings will be held the third Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00PM. Locations change each month. The meeting dates are:

Wednesday, October 17th (Maddox ECE)
Wednesday, November 14th (Charles Hay)
Wednesday, December 19th (The Englewood Campus)
Wednesday, January 16th (Colorado’s FInest)
Wednesday, February 20th (Maddox ECE)
Wednesday, March 20th (Cherrelyn)
Wednesday, April 17th (TBA)
Wednesday, May 15th (TBA)

For more information or to become involved, please contact Lorenzo Moreno, at: Lorenzo_Moreno@engschools.ne t or 303-806-2117.
Gifted Education Program
The newsletter for families of Gifted Learners now comes out quarterly. Please watch the Gifted Education website for any timely updates in between newsletters.

Questions? Contact the Gifted Education Administrator, Matt Hoganson at matt_hoganson@engschools.net.
Construction Updates
Visit our  Bond Projects and Construction web pages  to find updated information on each school construction project. There, you can view weekly construction updates, aerial photos, live videos of the construction at Maddox ,   project budget updates project timelines  and more!

Visit our  construction pages by clicking here , or by going to the Discover menu on our district website and selecting 2016 Bond Projects.
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