Back to School Information - 2021-22 School YearWelcome to Erie's Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year!The first day of school for students is Monday, August 30, 2021.Please click here for an important Back-to-School letter from Superintendent Brian Polito.Below, you'll find additional information to help get your family get ready for the school year.Educational Option Selection FormErie's Public Schools will be offering in-person learning, EPS Cyber Choice Academy, and, for our students in K-6, synchronous virtual learning for the first quarter of 2021-22. Families are asked to click here to complete a selection form by Aug. 20. If you do not select an option by Aug. 20, your child will be enrolled in in-person learning OR, if your child is currently a student in Erie's Public Schools Cyber Choice Academy, will continue to be enrolled in the Cyber Choice Academy. To read descriptions of each learning option, click here.School Day ScheduleThe following schedules will be used at the beginning and end of each school day this year:Elementary School: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Middle School: 8:40 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.High School: 8:40 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
COVID-19 Updates, Masking and Social Distancing
Families can find the latest COVID-19 information and updates from the district here.
As we have since the onset of the pandemic, Erie’s Public Schools will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Following current guidance, all staff and students, regardless of vaccination status, will wear masks while indoors in district buildings. The district will adhere to 3 feet of social distancing, consistent with CDC guidance.
Our complete Health & Safety Plan is available here. The plan will be updated as necessary if and when new guidance becomes available.Dress Code
Erie's Public Schools has relaxed the dress code for 2021-2022, eliminating specific requirements (style of shirts, for example) in favor of general guidelines.
Students should not:
- Wear clothes that are revealing or suggestive.
- Wear clothing, jewelry, and other accessories that promote, encourage, or depict any form of drugs (including alcohol), obscene, lewd or vulgar language or action, or promote any illegal activity.
- Wear clothing which could potentially cause harm to another person, damage to property, or create an unsafe environment.
- Wear shorts and skirts with hems shorter than two inches above the knee.
- Pants must be secured around the waist. Pants may not be “distressed” (e.g. have rips or holes).
The complete dress code can be found in the Student Handbook & Code of Conduct and Family Information Guide once published.
TransportationPlease visit www.eriesd.org/transportation for important information new to the 2021-22 school year, including instructions for applying for a student bus pass.School Supply ListsSchool supply lists often vary by school and grade. Please contact your child's school to obtain a full list of school supplies for the 2021-22 school year.Open House EventsMark your calendars now for our districtwide Open House event on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Visit your children's schools on one night, meet our teachers, learn about our programs, and see why success starts at EPS! Check out all the info here.Familes who need transportation to and from schools and/or between schools on Open House Night can find information here.Families who are unable to attend their home school's Open House are welcome to call their child's school and schedule a tour at another time that is convenient for them.2021-22 School CalendarClick here to download a copy of the 2021-2022 school calendar.Student Class SchedulesPlease be aware that student scheduling information for the 2021-22 school year will not be available on the Infinite Campus portal until the weekend before school starts (Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 29).Class schedules are typically released the weekend before school starts to ensure that students and families are receiving the most accurate schedule possible before the start of classes.Important information for our new EPS students and families:School Information and EnrollmentClick here to view a list of our 16 public schools and links to their individual pages. Please note that some school pages are under construction as they update, and we ask that you call your child's school for any specific questions you may have regarding information that may not be listed on their websites.If you are new to Erie's Public Schools and need to enroll your student, we strongly encourage you to do so prior to the first day of school to avoid any unnecessary delays for your student. All information needed to enroll and/or transfer is available on our Child Accounting page or by calling 814-874-6150.Families can use interactive maps to input their address and determine where it falls in the school boundaries (click on the photos below). Students who live very close to the boundary line between two schools should call the Child Accounting Office at 814-874-6150 to confirm their placement.EPS Elementary School Boundary for 2021-22 (click photo for interactive map)EPS Middle School Boundary for 2021-22 (click photo for interactive map)Immunization InformationClick here for a list of all required immunizations for students.Please check this page regularly for more updates and added information.Thank you for supporting Erie's Public Schools!