Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Vaccine Update for Families

The State of Minnesota has announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, which is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit our EP News page.
  • Three EPHS students helped develop a new elective, Literary Voices of Color, after seeing the need for expanding literature works to authors of color. More here.

  • Maddie Ishaug, a EPHS senior, was selected to represent Minnesota at the All- American girls high school soccer game in St Louis, Missouri, in May.
Secondary Students Returning to In-Person Full Time

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Minnesota state leaders shared updated guidance on how to bring secondary students (grades 7-12) back to in-person learning full time. Eden Prairie Schools has been planning for this transition. To be ready to welcome students, we are updating classroom and social distance designs, routing transportation, arranging to serve additional lunches and breakfasts, and working on other operational considerations. View the announcement online here.
School Board Recognition Week highlights the following board members for their service to Eden Prairie Schools! Thank you for all that you do!
School Board Recognition Week is February 22-26
ECFE Family Outreach highlight video

Our ECFE parent educators are incredible people, so we've created a highlight video to look at how they spread the inspiration to each student through fun learning materials, arts and crafts and digital story time during the pandemic.
FEPS Virtual Red and Black Gala - Tickets on sale now!

Please join the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools (FEPS) on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for its Virtual Red & Black Gala. The online event starts at 6:45 p.m. with Tom Butler, Fox9 News Anchor, kicking the virtual game night off. An online silent auction is open for bidding March 6-14 and can be viewed here. We hope to see you there!
CMS Theatre Walkthrough shows exciting new growth
Knutson Construction released a video showing progress on CMS, which includes the building of a performing arts center with a state-of-the-art theater. Also included in the construction is a cafeteria expansion, student resource area, new classrooms and building-wide updates. Check out the links below!

  • Designing Pathways Program

  • Live Construction Feed: Link
News Highlight
Dr. Raymond Diaz, director of EP Online, was recently featured in the Star Tribune on online learning: "Minnesota schools fast-track plans for online learning options."
Student Surveys
Eden Prairie Schools will be conducting district-wide surveys next week with students in grades 3-12 to help the district improve the experiences of students in our schools. The surveys will be completed during school hours and will be collected anonymously.
Featured Opportunities:

  • Paraprofessionals: Do you take pride in watching students grow and discover new things? If so, apply to be a paraprofessional with Eden Prairie Schools. We are hiring multiple paraprofessionals. Check out our website for more details.

  • Substitute teacher: Have your bachelor’s degree? Looking for something new to try with a flexible schedule? Become a substitute teacher! Individuals with bachelor’s degrees can apply to be a substitute teacher. More information about how to obtain substitute teaching licenses can be found at here. Or, reach out to Brenda Nielsen in our Human Resources Department @
Feb. 22 – Mar 5: District-wide student survey, grades 3-12
Feb 22 – 26: School Board Recognition Week
Mar 19: No school - Professional Development K-6; Grading Day 7-12
Mar 29 – April 2: Spring Break