Stay fueled this summer with free meals! Once again, all District 196 students ages 18 and younger are eligible to receive free meals throughout the summer.
The 15th Annual Echo Park Read-a-Thon starts Jan. 25th and goes through Feb. 6th and will end with a celebration of Bingo Night Feb. 4th. 5:30-7:00. Bingo Night will be virtual and more info will be sent home by Dr. Schultz.
Provides kids with nutritious, delicious and relevant is our Focus.
Echo Park Winter After School Class Registration
Dear Families there are 2 Fare for All sales happening in the southeast metro in January that may be of interest to you. They are:
- Tuesday, January 19th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Easter Lutheran by the lake (4545 Pilot Knob Road)
- Wednesday, January 20th from 3pm-5pm at the Diamondhead Education Center (200 Burnsville Parkway)
These are drive through events where you can purchase fresh produce and meat at a fraction of the cost. (40% less than retail)
They have their full schedules posted for February and March, which can be accessed here.
The COVID-19 pandemic made life in the music room a little different this fall. Due to regulations on singing, Echo Park students worked incredibly hard in class and at home to learn the song “Thankful” in American Sign Language. Their hard work not only came together to create a wonderful new piece of art but gave us the chance to look deeper into the way some friends at Echo Park communicate. Even during a pandemic with no singing, we were able to find the silver lining that sometimes the most beautiful performances are seen, not just heard.
Dear Echo Park Families:
At Echo Park, we work hard to ensure students receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day to support their developing brains and bodies. Research shows that children who eat regular, nutritious meals are more likely to attend school and be engaged in learning.
We are excited to collaborate again this year with The Sheridan Story to offer a free weekend food program to all of our students.
The Sheridan Story is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. They strive to make a difference in children’s lives by focusing on food gaps like weekends, school breaks, and summer when children cannot receive meals in school.
This is the Echo Park School Supply list for 2020-2021. All supplies will be for individual use this year with no sharing within classrooms.
This is part of the district’s plan to centralize our content management systems and improve communication between schools and families by providing a consistent, user-focused experience across all school websites.
It will continue to be a work day for employees to complete regular duties that have been deferred while responding to significant staffing challenges caused by COVID-19.
Effective immediately, students and employees who test positive may end isolation after five full days if fever-free and other symptoms have improved.
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, will be a no-school day for all District 196 students and a paid non-duty day for all contracted and scheduled district employees.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11, and on-site testing is available for students and employees at the District Service Center beginning Nov. 9.
Magnet schools offer parents increased choice in their child’s education by providing a concentrated focus that offers innovative ways to meet students’ learning goals through a particular theme.
The first two days will be “snow days” with no regular classes at school or online. Any additional days beyond the first two will be E-Learning Days.
State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. Review these before the first day of school.
Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, the Educational Benefits Program is more than just a free meal application. It also provides critical funding for your child's school.
"We will continue to promote a culture of acceptance, understanding and achievement for all students and families in District 196."
As regulations and executive orders expire with changes in the pandemic, updated protocol include less regulations and requirements, and more personal/family choice and responsibility.
District 196 elementary magnet lottery families who are considering the 196Online virtual school for the 2021-22 school year should consider that enrollment in 196Online will affect their magnet assignment.
Browse our online catalog and register now to ensure your spot in a class that sure to engage, inspire and enrich you and your family!
Interested in your student continuing to learn fully online next school year? Explore our new virtual school, 196Online.
Review this important information about free meals, late start Wednesdays, technology help, transportation and wellness checks.
Grades preK-2 will return on Thursday, January 21 and grades 3-5 will return on Thursday, February 4.