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Welcome Back Students and Families!
Friday, August 16, 2019 9:20 AM

Belong, Believe, Become

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Ma ubaahantahay turjubaan? Xulo luqad hoosta "Fasiro Boggan" (oo laga helo dhinaca midig ee bogga ugu weyn boggeena).

Dear Edison students and families,

We are so excited to welcome our new and returning students to the 2019-20 school year at Thomas Edison High School!  Please take some time to review this back to school newsletter—it includes important dates and information for all.

First Day Late Start for 10th-12th Graders

In order to welcome our incoming 9th graders to Edison, the start time for 10th-12th graders will be 10am on Tuesday, September 3rd.  9th graders should arrive to start promptly at 8:15 on that day. 

Edison Construction and Transportation Updates

After some significant construction at Edison over the summer, the crews are putting finishing touches on the new front entry, upgraded kitchen and additional restrooms.  The school will be ready to open for the August 29th Open House.

We anticipate that work on Monroe Street will continue, with major work beginning September 3rd.

During the approximately three weeks of street work, we anticipate that Metro buses will be rerouted to 22nd Avenue along Jackson Park. Parking will be restricted around Edison, and Monroe Street will likely be inaccessible for a time.  

Edison School Improvement Strategies

Our school improvement plan calls us to pursue increases in our graduation rate, student attendance and engagement, and in ACT scores.  To achieve these goals, we will:

  • strengthen core instruction through professional collaboration;
  • build Social Emotional Learning curriculum and practices;
  • recognize and challenge the biases in ourselves and our system that contribute to inequitable results for our students.

Important Dates

Welcome Back

Thursday, August 29th

  • Bus Cards 1:30-7pm
  • Volleyball 2:30, 4pm
  • NE BBQ 3:30-7:30pm
  • Open House 4-6pm
  • Football 6pm

First Day of Classes

Tuesday, September 3

  • 9th Grade starts at 8:15am
  • 10th-12th Grades start at 10am

Regular School Day

  • Doors open at 7:45am
  • Start time is 8:15am
  • Dismissal is at 3pm

Picture Day

  • Friday, September 6th

Activities Fair

  • Friday, September 13th

12th Grade Parent Meeting

  • Thursday, September 26, 6-8pm


  • Kick-Off Assembly: 9/26
  • Spirit Week: 9/30-10/4
  • Convocation: 9/30
  • Pep Fest: 10/4
  • Football Game: 10/4, 6pm
  • Homecoming Dance: 10/5, 6pm

Parent Teacher Conferences

  • October 15, 4-8pm
  • October 16, 10am-2pm

MEA Break

  • October 16-18

Quarter 1 Final Schedule

  • October 29: Periods 2, 4 & 6
  • October 30: Periods 3 & 5
  • October 31: Periods 1 & 7

Quarter 1 Break

  • Friday, November 1

Belong Believe Become Day

Class meetings and activities

  • Friday, November 15
  • Revised bell schedule
  • Sadie Hawkins Dance 6pm


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