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EMS Phase Announcement & 6th Grade Orientation

Dear Eudora Families,

In an effort to provide families with a definitive vision for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, per the direction of the Eudora Board of Education, we will begin the school year in the Green Phase with On-Site Learning. This decision was based on directives provided by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (LDCHD), on Thursday, August 20, 2020. According to LDCHD metrics, Douglas County is in the Green Phase, with a 14-day COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate rolling average of 4.0%. The decision to begin school in the On-site model is in alignment with the LDCHD’s gating criteria and plan. For more information on the LDCHD’s Smart and Safe Schools Reopening Guidance, please visit https://ldchealth.org/457/Smart-and-Safe-School-Reopening.

We will continue with our plans to meet with Cohort A for a half-day on September 3 and Cohort B on September 4. All students will meet for on-site learning each day, the week of September 8 through September 11, 2020. The Board will review the LDCHD metrics and directives at their regular Board meeting, scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020. Should changes be deemed necessary, we will be sure to communicate this to you. 

Parents wishing to sign their student(s) up for the 100% Remote Learning Parent Option, make do so by clicking here. The form has been re-opened. There is no deadline for your decision.

Activities play a significant role in the overall educational experience for our students. For some, it is a chance to develop and grow interpersonal skills and improve work ethic. For others, it can lead to opportunities beyond high school. Activities, both athletic and academic, are important. The Board also voted to continue full participation in activities with mitigation strategies. The Board will continue to reevaluate participation in activities, as it relates to the LDCHD’s gating criteria and plan. As changes or developments occur, we will be sure to keep you informed. 

The decision to open school and allow full participation was a very difficult decision. Each family, student, and teacher, along with their health and safety is, and will continue to be a priority. We will continue our efforts to keep you informed. Thank you for your support, understanding, and grace as we work through these unique times. 

6th Grade Orientation:

We are excited to announce an opportunity for incoming 6th grade students to get a sneak peak of Eudora Middle School before the school year begins.  Space will be limited for each session, please sign up for a time that will work best for you.  There are 25 slots available per session (1 slot is for one student and this includes one parent/guardian to accompany)
 
 
 Here is what you can expect during the 6th Grade Orientation Session:
  • A brief overview of what to expect at EMS this year
  • A tour of the building
  • Obtain a copy of your class schedule
**If one of the options does not work for you, please let us know so that we can make alternate arrangements. 
 
Please Note:  Masks are required while you are in the building as well as appropriate social distancing.  Temperature checks and screening questions will be required upon arrival at the entrance.

Respectfully,

Steve Splichal 

Superintendent of Schools

Eudora USD 491