March 15, 2020

Dear EPS Families,

All EPS schools will be closed beginning tomorrow, March 16 through March 20. We will be using this time to plan for continuity of learning and services in the event that the closure is extended following our Spring Break. (Buildings and programs are also closed over Spring Break, March 23-27.) This closure includes all activities, athletic practices, childcare, Early Learning programs and Community Education classes.

Monday, March 16

This is a staff-only planning day. Students should not come to school Monday. A separate message to Staff will be sent.

Tuesday, March 17

We are planning a process for students and families to stop in on Tuesday to pick-up personal items, books, technology and medication. Information about Tuesday’s plan will come tomorrow.

Nutritional Support

We will be providing breakfasts and lunches for families who receive free and reduced price lunch benefits, and any child under age 18 who needs meal support. Curbside pick-up of bagged meals will begin tomorrow, March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the main doors of South View and Valley View Middle Schools. (Minneapolis students: You may pick up a meal at the school closest to you if you do not wish to come to Edina.) If you do not have transportation and need delivery of meals to your home, please complete this Google Form and someone will contact you.

Technology Support

Students in grades 3-5 who do not have access to a computer at home may check-out a district device. Please complete this Google Form.

First Responders, Healthcare Providers and Teachers

We have a team working to quickly create a system to provide childcare services so that you may continue to support the community at-large while your children are out of school. Those details will be released soon!

COVID-19 Concerns

If you are concerned that you or a family member may have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health Hotline: 651-201-392 (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Watch for More Information

We are continuing to plan and expect to have more information for you tomorrow and in the coming days. Continue to watch your emails for updates! Thank you for your patience and understanding. Continue to watch your emails for updates and check this School Closure webpage.

If you would like a translation of this letter, please click here and scroll to “Messages from EPS.” Select the message you want to view and use the Translate option at the top of the web page to read in your preferred language. If you have questions, please contact your Cultural Liaison.

Si quiere traducir esta carta haga clic aquí y vaya a “Messages from EPS”. Seleccione el mensaje que quiere ver y use la opción de traducción (Translate) en la parte superior de la pagina de internet para leerlo en su lenguaje de preferencia. Si tiene preguntas contacte por favor a su Enlace Cultura: Blanca Diaz De Leon

Hadii aad doonayso warqadan oo tarjuman, fadlan halkan deg-sii    kadib hoose u daadag si  si aad u argot “Fariimaha ka yimid EPS.”  Dooro fariinta aad rabto in aad aragtid kadib dooro qaybta tarjumaada ee qaybta kora ee hoga si aad u aqriso luuqada aad rabtid. Hadii aad su’aal qabto, fadlan la xiriir isku xirayaasha dhawamada ee Degamada.  Abdikadir Ibrahim