Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Eagle Excellence
  • Eden Prairie High School POM Squad won third place at the Spirit of America competition in Minneapolis on Jan. 11.

Eden Prairie High School boys basketball and boys hockey were mentioned in the  Star Tribune
Community conversation around school start/end times Feb. 6
Eden Prairie Schools invites parents/guardians, students and staff to participate in a facilitated conversation around start and end times across our district.  The Feb. 6 meeting is at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., in the Heritage Rooms.  The meeting will include remarks from  Dr. Conrad Iber , Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Following Dr. Iber’s presentation, attendees will participate in a  world café . This discussion format allows large groups to synthesize and analyze information effectively. Data from community conversations will be collected by Eden Prairie Schools and used as part of a months-long process to decide whether the district should change its start and end times.

No decisions have been made. Eden Prairie Schools is gathering academic research, parent/guardian and employee input and feedback from community sessions to determine next steps. If a change is to be made, the decision would be made in fall of 2020 and go into effect for the 2021-22 school year. A task force that is representative of Eden Prairie Schools will be convened in March to study the matter in depth. Individuals interested in the task force should look for an application form on Feb. 7 at .

Additional community sessions will be conducted on the following dates, all are 6-8 p.m.:
  • March 12, Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road;
  • April 9, Eden Prairie High School East Commons;
  • April 21, Eden Prairie High School East Commons; and
  • May 14, Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road. 
Kindergarten Registration Deadline Jan. 31
The deadline for Kindergarten registration and to be included in the Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion lottery, is Friday, Jan. 31. Start here to enroll now, or you can contact or call 952-975-7008 with questions.
Open House for 2020-21 Eden Prairie High School Registration
2020-21 EPHS families are invited to the Eden Prairie High School Registration Open House, Jan. 29, 6–9 p.m. at EPHS. All incoming 9th-12th grade families are welcome to join us to learn more about the excellent course opportunities available at EPHS. Visit our variety of department displays with time for Q&A. Families of incoming 9th graders are invited to a special information session in the PAC either at 6 or 7 p.m.
6th Grade Orientation
Current 6th grade parents and guardians are invited to Central Middle School to learn more about the 2020-21 school year. General information as well as individual sessions for Hispanic families, Somali families, and families interested in special education or enriched/advanced/honors courses, will be held between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Check the CMS calendar for specific session times.
Making Summer Plans?
Remember, the 2020-21 school year starts August 31, 2020 and ends May 28, 2021. The full year calendar is scheduled to be approved in February.
Referendum Tax Rate - Good News
Last year, Eden Prairie voters approved a referendum to fund Designing Pathways, the plan to achieve our academic vision. Budget preparations recently completed for the 2020-21 school year show that the tax impact on the average home will be nearly 60 percent less than estimated in May 2019.
Eden Prairie Schools has great opportunities available for licensed elementary teachers interested in serving as a long-term substitute until the end of the school year. Please share this  link  with family, friends, and colleagues.
Jan. 20: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 21: Kindergarten Registration Night, Eagle Heights
Jan. 23: Kindergarten Registration Night, Oak Point
Jan. 24: Mosaic Application Deadline
Jan. 24: End of 2nd Quarter
Jan. 27: No School, Grading Day
Jan. 28: Kindergarten Registration Night, Prairie View
Jan. 29: EPHS Registration Open House
Jan. 31: Kindergarten Registration Deadline
Feb. 6: Community Meeting School Start Times
Feb. 11 & 13: Elementary Conferences
Feb 14: No School, Elementary Conferences/Professional Development 7-12
Feb. 17: No School, President's Day
Feb. 26: High School Conferences
Feb. 27: Middle School Conferences