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Principal's Message

Hello E.M. Downer Families,

Happy New Year! I hope all is well with you and your families. 

New enrollment began on January 19, 2021. If you would like to enroll a new student:

NEW ENROLLMENT: Interested parents of all new students including kindergartners or new students are invited to enroll here:

I am super proud of our whole community who have done such a fabulous job pivoting to a new way of schooling this year. The shift to distance learning has certainly been challenging, but you all have exceeded our expectations! Our children have adapted to distance learning and continue to be active participants in their own learning. Parents, guardians, and/or caregivers have been actively involved in their child's learning on a daily basis, despite ALL of the challenges that we have faced this school year. Our attendance rate is higher this year than it's been for many years. Teachers have done a tremendous job of providing positive classroom environments to meet students' academic and social-emotional needs during these challenging times. Our classified staff has done an amazing job stepping out of their normal roles and responsibilities in order to support all of the needs of students, families, staff, and the community. This new experience has presented us with an opportunity to reimagine what school will look like in the future. Taking the best of both distance learning and the physical school learning experience and creating a more equitable and powerful learning environment for our children. 

Please reach out to us if you need anything, have any questions, or just want to say hi. Our school email is:


Thanks for reading this, 

Chris Read