Friday, January 7, 2022
Website outages
Our website host and provider, Finalsite, is currently experiencing an outage due to disruption of certain computer systems on its network which is impacting thousands of schools worldwide. Finalsite is working to restore full functionality to its systems as quickly and safely as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Links to important platforms for students are provided here:


Upcoming vaccination clinic
Eden Prairie Schools is providing information for an upcoming vaccination clinic on behalf of Hennepin County. It is not required. However, vaccination is very effective at protecting individuals against COVID-19. Pfizer vaccinations will be available for any individual ages 5 and older, and Pfizer boosters will be available for ages 16 and older. Parents or legal guardians must accompany minors. The vaccine is free, no insurance is required.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Rd
4:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Rd
4:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is preferred. Limited walk-ins will be accepted. For help registering, please call 612-348-8900. Help is available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong.

To view the brochure, please click on the following links:
Additional vaccination clinic event
Dr. Emily Rose is a local physician who has been organizing vaccination clinics for families, including one on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Eden Prairie Schools is not involved with this clinic, but since it is close to our community, we are sharing this information as a courtesy. 
The clinic is at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Pfizer and Moderna will be offered.
An additional resource that may be helpful in finding a vaccine clinic can be found at the Minnesota Vaccine Connector tool
More than 1,900 test kits were provided to students
During winter break, families could pick up a free COVID-19 test kit for their students enrolled in Eden Prairie Schools. More than 1,900 test kits were provided. Eden Prairie Schools’ test kits are now being used to support classrooms and the operation of schools.

We expect that the Minnesota Department of Health will provide direction soon on “test to stay” which would allow the district to offer COVID tests to avoid a student quarantine. Watch for more information in the Parent Post, where we’ll share details on this guidance. 

Available to everyone are free tests from the state of Minnesota and many local, community testing sites.

Quarantine and isolation procedures updated
On Jan. 5, the Minnesota Department of Health affirmed the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control regarding COVID-19 quarantine and isolation. Eden Prairie Schools has incorporated them into district practices. The procedures will be posted to the Safe Learning Plan. Due to an outage with our website vendor this week, refer to this document. The website will be updated as soon as it is fully functional.

KN95 face coverings
In addition to district-provided cloth face coverings and single-use, disposable face coverings, Eden Prairie Schools has a supply of KN95 face coverings available for students who prefer this option. When worn properly, KN95 face coverings can offer a higher level of protection. In addition, we expect smaller-sized KN95s to be available later next week. They can be requested from your school’s main office.

If students have a cold, flu or other symptoms, please keep them home
We love to see our students each day, but if they are not feeling well, they should stay home for the health of other students and staff. We need a student to stay home for any of the following:
  • If a student is unable to participate in routine activities.
  • If a student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (without fever-reducing medication).
  • If a student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • If a student has any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with a physician before sending the student to school.
  • If a student is unusually tired, has uncontrolled coughing, unexplained irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or other unusual signs for the student. Do not send to school until a health care provider has done an evaluation to rule out severe illness.

The COVID-19 decision tree for schools can help you evaluate symptoms and decide what to do.
Track your student's bus using the My Stop bus app
Chilly temperatures means Eden Prairie Schools' Transportation department recently unveiled a new app, Versatrans My Stop, for families to use to track their student's bus location and other information. View the video below to find out how to get the app on your phone!
EPHS Key Club Presents "Benefit The Bridge" Concert
Key Club is hosting the Benefit “The Bridge” Concert on January 16, 2022 in the EPHS Performing Arts Center from 5-6 p.m.

Come for a fun night of music while supporting a great cause! Proceeds will be donated to The Bridge for Youth, a non-profit in the Twin Cities that aids homeless youth.

Tickets are $5. Bring your family, friends – anyone who is interested!

Don’t miss Kindergarten Parent Panels held at your student’s elementary school this month!
What do parents/guardians wish they knew before their child started kindergarten? This event is a chance for you to find out the need-to-know details for the year ahead, take a tour and hear from current parents/guardians at your child’s school. Parent Panels will be held at 6 p.m.
  • Cedar Ridge: Jan. 10
  • EP Online (virtual): Jan. 12; 
  • Register online to receive the link. 
  • Eden Lake: Jan. 13
  • Forest Hills: Jan. 18
  • Oak Point: Jan. 20
  • Eagle Heights/EHSI Online: Jan. 25
  • Prairie View: Jan. 31
  • Oak Point Elementary student, Adam Scott, recently recited a speech by Herb Brooks, a legendary Minnesota hockey coach that led the U.S. Olympic Hockey team to victory against Russia. The speech was given at the Winter Classic at Target Field. View part of his speech on WCCO. We're proud of you, Adam!

Mental health resources are available through Eden Prairie Schools
Eden Prairie is a community that provides many resources and supports for families. For many different reasons, you may be experiencing stresses that are new or especially difficult. No one needs to feel alone going through hard times. If your student needs support, or simply someone to talk to, contact a principal, social worker or counselor at your school. We are committed to inspiring each student. We will do all that we can to support their success.
January 17, 2022: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19, 2022: Vaccine Clinic at EPHS (4:45 - 8:30 p.m.)
January 27, 2022: End of 2nd quarter/end of 1st semester & Special Education Advisory Council Meeting
January 28, 2022: No School: Grading Day
February 9, 2022: Vaccine Clinic at EPHS (4:45 - 8:30 p.m.)
February 15, 2022: Elementary Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.) 
February 17, 2022: Elementary Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.) 
February 19, 2022: Vaccine Clinic at Minnetonka Community Center (4:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
February 18, 2022: No School – Elementary Conferences grades K-5 & Professional Development grades 6-12 
February 21, 2022: No School: Presidents Day
February 23, 2022: High School Conferences (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) 
February 24, 2022: Middle School Conferences
February 28, 2022: High School Conferences (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) 
2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Words in Action Contest
Calling All Eden Prairie youth! Consider participating in the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Words in Action Contest! The City of Eden Prairie invites youth of all ages to select an MLK, Jr. quote and reflect on what it means to them personally and what action can be taken (individually or as a community) to carry forward MLK, Jr.’s legacy of racial justice. 
Youth can submit a written reflection, piece of art, or an audio or video recording between January 18-31, 2022. Cash prizes will be awarded and winners will be recognized on February 15, 2022, at the Eden Prairie City Council meeting. 
Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation Job Fair for High School Students
Explore part-time, seasonal and summer internship opportunities at the Eden Prairie Parks and Recreation job fair on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at the Eden Prairie Community Center. The job fair is from 2:00–7:00 p.m and is geared toward high school and college students. 
The job fair will be a great way to connect with current staff to learn more about the wide variety of positions Parks and Recreation offers, including lifeguard, summer camp counselor, tennis instructor, rink attendant and more.
Give your baby a strong start! These FREE classes are for designed for newborns through babies age 12 months and their significant caregivers/guardians. Please pre-register before arriving to class. All classes are held at Lower Campus located at 8100 School Road. Enter Door 1B – Little Eagles.
Important January Events: 
  • Baby Sign Language – Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 6-7 p.m. 
  • Infant Massage – Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 6-7 p.m. 
  • Welcome Baby Brunch, Story Time & Gifts – Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.