National Wireless Emergency Alert Test on Oct. 3
All Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) capable phones that are turned on will receive a national test alert from the National Weather Service at 1:18 p.m. on October 3. Most wireless phones are WEA capable and the alert may cause some interruptions or confusion when received.
For more information, please see the following link: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.
Patrons taken Through the Decades at PAC rededication
On September 16, 2018, the newly renovated USD 490 Performing Arts Center opened its doors to patrons for the first time for the Rededication Ceremony. Students and staff treated guests to a performance that took them Through the Decades – Serving Students of El Dorado Since 1937 as they reviewed the building’s history and highlights from the decades students traversed its halls.
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USD 490 Performing Arts Center Rededication Ceremony cast
Nearly 1200 grandparents visit USD 490 during grandparents day activities
Grandparents of USD 490 students attended Grandparents’ Day celebrations at EHS and EMS on September 7 and the elementary schools on September 10.
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El Dorado High School
El Dorado Middle School
Skelly, Grandview, and Blackmore Elementary Schools
Orion Education offers path to diploma completion
Did you leave school before earning a high school diploma? Orion Education (formerly Encore) offers an adult diploma completion program. It is not a GED, it is an actual USD 490 diploma offered through Orion's online program.
Click here for more information.
Nominate a USD 490 teacher for District Teacher of the Year
Do you know a USD 490 teacher that dedicates and inspires their students? Do they play an active, constructive role in the community? Do they garner the respect of their students, parents, and colleagues? Nominate them for 2019 District Teacher of the Year!
Click here for a full list of qualification guidelines and other nomination information.
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The Connection Section will feature a different opportunity each month for parents
and/or community members to connect with our schools.
Parent-Teacher conferences are more than just a check-in on student grades. They are an opportunity to show your students that you care about their education and to learn more about what they do on a day-to-day basis at school. Student progress is more than just a letter on a grade scale or a score on a test; it is about how hard they work to improve reading fluency, finally figuring out that tough math concept, or how well they are navigating the social and behavioral aspects of school. These conferences provide parents with a chance to learn more about the people who are educating your child and experience the environment children spend the majority of their day in. Attending these conferences tells you children you are interested in their schoolwork and helps bridge the gap between school and home.
Information about Parent-Teacher conference sign-up is sent home the week before conferences. Feel free to reach out to teachers anytime by email or set up an in-person appointment. Teacher email addresses can be found by logging into the PowerSchool parent portal or by contacting your child’s school office.
This year's Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for
October 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m and October 25, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.