• Communications

    Alerts

    The district has the ability to call and email all district families. In order to help ensure that you receive these important messages, please go to www.edenpr.org and make sure that we have the correct email address and phone numbers for us to use. You can update your email address and cell phone number yourself by logging into the parent portal and click on "Family Members". Make the necessary changes and click "Update" in each cell that you change. If you have moved or changed your primary home phone number, please contact your students' schools to have that information updated in the system. Contact us with questions at (952) 975-7094 or helpline@edenpr.org.

     
    Families can also receive time-sensitive notifications, such as school closures and weather-related information via the district mobile app. The app is free and available for Apple, Android or Windows devices. 

    Backpack

    Elementary school students frequently bring home information from the classroom and the office for parents/guardians to review. Please watch for this information in your child’s backpack.

    Changes in Student Information

    If you have any address, home or work phone number changes during the school year, it is very important that families notify your child’s teacher and the office. The office needs current telephone numbers in case you need to be reached during the day. Also, these changes will be used to keep school district census information up-to-date. Families will then be assured of receiving all school-related mailings.
     
    You can update your email address and cell phone number yourself by logging into the parent portal and click on "Family Members". Make the necessary changes and click "Update" in each cell that you change. If you have moved or changed your primary home phone number, please contact your students' schools to have that information updated in the system.

    Conferences

    Eden Prairie Schools recognizes the importance of families and teachers working together. Families and teachers communicate and build relationships at conferences. There are two reporting conferences during the school year. Please come prepared with any questions you have concerning your child’s education and social adjustment. This is also an opportunity to meet with art, music, physical education, world language, specialists, or special services teachers.

    Contacting Your Child

    If you need to contact your child during the school day, call your school’s office. Students are not permitted to use cell phones during the day. It is important that you contact your child’s school before 2 p.m. if there are changes to your child’s normal after school routine that affects their mode of transportation. Please do not email teachers with end of the day messages as they may not be received on time.
     

    Email

    Email is one of the most cost-effective, timely, efficient ways for your teacher, principal, and the district administration to communicate with families. You can update your email address and cell phone number yourself by logging into the parent portal and click on "Family Members". Make the necessary changes and click "Update" in each cell that you change. If you have moved or changed your primary home phone number, please contact your students' schools to have that information updated in the system.

    End of Semester Report Cards


    End of semester report cards will be available online by logging onto the district website, www.edenpr.org, with your username and password. If you need assistance with your username or password, contact the website helpline at helpline@edenpr.org or (952) 975-7094. The timeline for grading and reporting will be posted on the district’s website; school officials will inform families when report cards are ready to view.

    Parent Problem Solving How To’s

    Throughout the school year, situations regarding the program at your elementary school may arise which cause concern for parents, teachers, students, or community members. The process described below is structured to promote resolving situations quickly to the satisfaction of all parties involved. This process also encourages those people closest to the situation to examine and develop solutions to concerns. A positive resolution of these situations enhances communication, builds trust between members of the school community, and benefits the educational program for the students. These are the steps designed to resolve problem situations quickly and satisfactorily. Please use these steps if you have a concern:

    • Step 1 – Contact the appropriate staff member: The first step in resolving a concern is to discuss it with the staff member(s) involved, i.e. the teacher, associate principal, principal, etc. More than 95 percent of all concerns are resolved at this level.
    • Step 2 – Contact the principal: If Step 1 does not resolve the concern, discuss it with the principal. He/she is the instructional leader in charge of the school and the person responsible for handling concerns regarding the school’s operation. The principal can share school information and explain policies, guidelines and procedures. He/she is open and willing to listen to your concerns.
    • Step 3 – Contact the appropriate district administrator: If the previous steps have been unsuccessful, contact the appropriate district administrator or the superintendent. We sincerely hope that we can work together to solve problems as they arise. Please know we believe clear, open, honest, and two-way communication is the key to preventing problems, miscommunication, misinterpretations, or other concerns.

    Publications

    Families with students attending Eden Prairie Schools receive print and electronic publications from the district. To ensure you’re receiving electronic communication from the district and your school, log onto the district website, www.edenpr.org. You can update your email address and cell phone number yourself by logging into the parent portal and click on "Family Members". Make the necessary changes and click "Update" in each cell that you change. If you have moved or changed your primary home phone number, please contact your students' schools to have that information updated in the system. Each school uses electronic communication. Communication includes news on upcoming events, changes in school policy, and reminders. Classroom teachers also keep parents informed with electronic communication through websites, Schoology, and e-mails. This information is also posted on your school website and can be obtained through requested hard copy.

    Registering your child

    If your child attended an Eden Prairie School last year, they will automatically be registered for the current school year and you will receive information from your child’s teacher prior to the beginning of the school year. Preschool children who are listed on census information will automatically be sent kindergarten registration information. Census information forms are sent out each year via the district office. If you are new in the area, please contact our District Central Registration Office for registration materials. You may either pick up the forms at the Administrative Services Center or call 952-975-7008 and have them mailed to you.

    Weather-Related Closing

    District families will be notified of any emergency school closures through the emergency phone system and district emails. If you don’t see or hear any announcement, assume that school will be in session. Additional Resources:
    Website: www.edenpr.org Radio: WCCO radio (830 AM)
    Phone: (952) 975-7000 TV Channels: 4, 5, 9, and 11

    Emergency School Closing Forms will be completed by all families at the beginning of the school year, so i​f school dismisses early ​students will have a backup plan in place. Students may not remain at school since staff will also face hazardous travel home. If school dismisses early, the building will be closed for after-school and evening activities (such as sports, scouts, PTO meetings, and community education classes). If your child goes to an after-school program at a location other than school, please check with them regarding their closing policy. Again, have a backup plan in place.

    Website

    Our district website, www.edenpr.org allows you to stay in closer contact with Eden Prairie Schools – click the “Schools” menu to find the website for your school. Information available online includes general information, teacher web pages, supply lists, calendar, lunch menus, newsletters, parent involvement, etc.