As the end of summer approaches, Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) is preparing to host several back-to-school events. Check for your student’s sessions below.
Students and families are invited to attend open house nights to walk around their elementary schools, find their classrooms, and meet staff and teachers.
Cedar Ridge Elementary: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.
Eden Lake Elementary: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.
Forest Hills Elementary: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.
Oak Point Elementary: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.
Prairie View Elementary: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.
Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion: Thursday, Sept. 1, 4-6 p.m.
Central Middle School (CMS)
CMS will host separate back-to-school open houses for each of the three grade levels.
Students will receive schedules and locker information, have their school pictures taken, and will be able to walk around the school to find their classrooms. They will also be able to add money to their lunch accounts and order a yearbook.
Families will be asked to watch a presentation video regarding changes to the school handbook and other important things to know. Students will receive prizes of wristbands after completing open house activities.
The activities office will be there to talk with students about extracurricular opportunities. The tech department will be on hand to answer questions and distribute iPads to new students.
Families can also visit the health office to turn in forms and register medication.
6th grade: Open house for students and their families will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1.
7th grade: Open house for students and their families will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.
8th grade: Open house for students and their families will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.
Students who cannot attend their grade level Open House may attend one of the other open houses.
Eden Prairie High School (EPHS)
EPHS is hosting events for incoming freshmen and students new to the district, ramp-up days for all students, and a mandatory meeting for students who plan to play a fall sport.
Parent/Athlete/Coaches (PAC) Meeting: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Main Gym.
This meeting is required for any EPHS student who plans to play a fall sport. Students and at least one of their parents or guardians must attend.
CANCELLED: 9th Grade and New Student Open House: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. This event has been replaced by the Aug. 25 ramp-up day (see below).
9th Grade Orientation: 8:35 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.
This will be the first day of school for incoming freshmen in order to welcome and acclimate them to the high school. The first day of school for sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be Wednesday, Sept. 7.
9th Grade Parent Night: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 (Performing Arts Center).
EPHS Ramp Up Days (all students)
Students can pick up laptops if needed, receive schedules and locker information, and walk around the school to familiarize themselves with the layout.
School pictures will also be taken of all students. Even if a student does not plan to order a photo package, these pictures are needed for student I.D. and yearbooks.
The Eagle’s Nest school store will also be open for anyone wishing to purchase school spirit items, including T-shirts, caps, and other clothing.
Students are welcome to come to the school anytime during the hours listed below.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 12:30-5 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29, 3-7 p.m.
EP Online will host a virtual open house with Principal Nick Kremer at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Kremer will give a short presentation about the program, followed by Q&A about online learning, schedules, and enrollment.
EP Online K-12 in-person kickoff event: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at CMS. Enter through Door 2 next to the CMS Performing Arts Center.
This event is for all EP Online students and their families. Students will be able to learn about their teachers, schedules, and meet staff. They will also receive a free EP Online T-shirt.
Workbooks and classroom materials will be handed out to K-5 students, and district iPads and laptops will be given or swapped as needed for new students as well as 5th and 9th graders.
School pictures will be taken for all students K-12. Free vision and hearing screening will also be available if wanted.
EP Online back-to-school webinars will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31. More information will be sent to EP Online families.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated Tuesday, Aug. 11, with more back-to-school information.