• 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.  

     

    Publications

    Families with students attending Eden Prairie Schools receive print and electronic publications from the district. To ensure you’re receiving electronic newsletters from the district and EPHS, 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.

    Contacting Your Student

    Calls requesting that a message be given to a student during the school day must be limited to parents/guardians. Employers, friends, and siblings are not allowed to leave messages. Paging students to pick up messages is limited to passing times, before and after school only. Messages not picked up by students will be discarded at the end of the day. Students are responsible, once paged, to report to their student center to pick up their message. Calling into a classroom is reserved for emergencies only. All emergency calls will be referred to the health office, the student’s dean, counselor, or principal’s office.

    Deliveries for Students

    Deliveries will be accepted only from parents/guardians and only items related to school (lunches, books, etc) will be delivered. Deliveries will be made to the Student Center South. Non-school related material or sealed items may not be left for students.

    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.

    Newsletter-The Eagle Nation News

    Parent volunteers at EPHS publish the Eagle Nation News newsletter every month during the school year. It contains news on upcoming events, changes in school policy, reminders, and more. The newsletter is posted on our school website and can be obtained through requested hard copy.

    Publication of Student Information

    Students’ names and photographs will appear in the EPHS yearbook and may also appear in other school district publications. If you do not wish to have your child’s information included, indicate this on the annual “Directory Release Form” located on the parent portal by October 1. If you need a hard copy of the form, please contact your child's school. Hard copies of the form should be turned into the school office by October 1. More information is available under the Directory Information heading in this handbook.

    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


    If school dismisses early, students will be told to go home on their regular buses – please be sure your child has 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

    Students and parents have access to student information by logging onto the Eden Prairie Schools website at www.edenpr.org. Within that website, the following student information is available: attendance, grades, final report cards, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, the daily bulletin, the Eagles Nest (newsletter), calendar information, and time sensitive news releases are available. If there are problems logging into the website, call 952-975-7094 or email helpline@edenpr.org.

    Conferences/Progress Reports

    The Eden Prairie School District recognizes the importance of families and teachers working together. Students and their parents/guardians will have several opportunities to meet with teachers during the school year. Student Progress Reports include a letter grade, specific reasons for that grade (for example, test scores, missing work, etc.), and space for comments about behavior, performance, and attitude. Conferences are held in October, December, February/March. First, Second, and Third Term conferences are set-up through an on-line scheduler for the teachers/staff you’d like to meet with. Information and details are sent home by the second week of each term.

    Parent communication with EPHS staff

    As a community of learners, EPHS parents, teachers, and students work together to build a positive learning environment. Communicating with students and parents about student progress, school events, and classroom activities builds and maintains the learning environment. All staff members respond to requests for information and assistance in a timely and professional manner. Some tips for communicating effectively with teachers:

    • Log in to the Parent Portal to access academic or attendance information.
    • Utilize email and voicemail whenever possible to contact teachers; you can expect a response within two working days.
    • Call the teacher in advance to schedule a meeting if you would like to discuss something with the teacher regarding your student.
    • Strive to resolve a conflict directly with a teacher first; you are welcome to contact building administration if you are dissatisfied with the resolution.

     

    Webpage

    Each classroom teacher is assigned a web page that contains basic general information about the classes he/she teaches. Teachers may include more specific information regarding class activities, homework, links to related information on the internet, and other information. Teachers and students will set expectations about how to use the teacher’s website at the beginning of the year.