Thursday, April 16
Eagle Excellence
Alumni Accolades:

EPHS graduate and University of Minnesota sophomore Nibir Sarma advances to the final round of Jeopardy! College Championship with his winning performance Tuesday, April 14. Eden Prairie Schools featured Nibir, class of 2018, in a video segment that year.
CMS teacher Sue Frei sews masks for community members to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Canceled
Under guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments / Minnesota Test of Academic Skills will not be administered for the 2019-2020 school year .
Board Approves Construction Bids for CMS
On April 13, the School Board unanimously approved a package of bids for additions and renovations at Central Middle School. Construction is expected to start May 1. As part of the bond referendum approved by voters last year, 6th grade students will move to CMS in fall 2021. To support this plan, the district will construct a classroom wing, an additional gymnasium, expand the lunchroom and add a theater.
Distance Learning Survey Results
Last week, parents were invited to complete a survey about their first week's experience with distance learning. More than 650 parents have responded, representing more than 1150 students. Across all grade levels, parents reported the amount of work to be just right or longer than expected, but still appropriate. While some parents did experience challenges accessing Schoology, more than 90 percent used the tool with no issues. Results and written comments are being reviewed and will be shared by school with principals so that appropriate adjustments can be made.
School Start Times Community Zoom Meeting - Pre-Registration Required
Eden Prairie Schools is continuing to build collective knowledge around school start and end times. Based on the plan outlined by the superintendent , this school year is the time for learning, and a decision will be considered in the fall of 2020. This Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m., in a Zoom meeting, Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom of the University of Minnesota will present information on school start times. She is a leading researcher on the topic and her work has informed the decisions of many school districts. Depending on the number of people in this meeting, participants may be assigned to breakout rooms for small group discussions based on the information shared by Dr. Wahlstrom. The presentation will be recorded and shared. You can review an earlier presentation by Dr. Conrad Iber on our  Start and End Time webpage .

Please register in advance for Tuesday’s meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Hiring Starts Now for the 2020-21 School Year
Eden Prairie Schools is posting teacher career opportunities for the 2020-21 school year, including special education, math, science, social studies, art, FACS, world language, Spanish, social worker, school psychologist, and licensed school nurse. Check out the most recent postings at .