Estacada Middle School: Wk3 S2

THIRD WEEK OF SECOND SEMESTER! GO TIGERS!

School takes place Monday through Thursday from 8:50am-3pm

Students must log into Canvas for Life class by 8:50am each day

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Responses to Questions from Reopening Session

Review the answers to questions posed during 2/9/21's Reopening Q&A by clicking here.

A Return to In-person Learning

On 2/9/21, Principal Hargrave and Vice-Principal Kelley hosted an Q&A session for families. Review the responses to questions here.


EMS began small-group instruction on 2/18. Students and families are being notified privately via email and phone from EMS when to attend small-group in-person instruction. At this time, EMS is using an equity lense to prioritize and identify students who have been disconnected with virtual school; not all students will be attending at once. Over time more students will be phased into in-person instruction. We are opening slowly and safely. Thank you for your patience and perseverance as you wait to be contacted for in-person instruction. If you are not contacted by Mr. Hargrave, continue to engage in school virtually and contact us if you have any concerns or questions.


Estacada Middle School's plan for a return to in-person learning:


  • Families will be contacted by the school when their student will begin
  • Every two weeks additional students will be phased into in-person learning (and in alignment with the county's case rates)
  • Students are a part of either "Track A" or "Track B." You can view this track in PowerSchool
  • Students in Track A attend school in person on Monday and Tuesday
  • Students in Track B attend school in person on Wednesday and Thursday
  • When your student isn't attending in-person, it is expected she/he attend virtually
  • Groups will grow larger every two weeks when the school demonstrates its ability to limit the transmission of the virus
  • When beginning a return to in-person learning, your student will attend school from 10:10 to 3:00. This is the "core block" your student participates in daily.


If you'd like to request to change "Tracks" (so your student attends school on either Mon/Tue or Wed/Thur), you must complete a request form which will be sent to you upon notice that your student is attending in-person instruction.

Click Here to View Bus Route Pick-up Times

SCROLL DOWN TO PAGE 7 TO SEE SECONDARY ROUTES AND TIMES! Call directly to the Department of Transportation 503-630-8606 to confirm address and pick up bus stops. Reminder: If you live 1.5 miles from school, your student is now walking to school.

Monitoring Your Student's Learning

Every two weeks EMS teachers publish one proficiency measure to communicate with you about your student's learning.


Please review PowerSchool and click on the blue "i" next to the student's class so you can see how your student is measured by your student's teachers.

PowerSchool Parent Portal: Communicating Proficiency Grades
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Parent Learning Series! Feedback About Your Student's Learning

Thursday, March 4th, 6pm

This is an online event.

We want to provide you with frequent updates and evidence about how well your student is learning at EMS. Join us for a 5-part series to discuss your student's learning at EMS.


All dates and times are virtual via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar:


--February 18 at 6:00pm: Math (Overall Satisfaction: 4/5)

--March 4 at 6:00pm: Social Studies

--March 16 at 6:00pm: Language Arts

--April 1 at 6:00pm: Science

--April 22 at 6:00pm: PE/Health


In this series, you will learn about what Standards-based Learning means for your student and what tools are used to measure your student's grade-level learning and progress.

Bell Schedule Reminder (See Below)

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Excused Absences

Please remember to inform us of any excused absence if your student is unable to be present online for all or part of a school day, by calling 503-630-8516 or emailing emsinfo@estacada.k12.or.us.


Regardless of their excused absence, your student will continue to be required to submit any work that was missed at the soonest possible opportunity.


We are flexible and here to support you, but we also need to ensure that your student is providing us with evidence of their progress to meet our essential learning standards.

Unexcused Absences

As we progress deeper into the school year, your student's attendance will begin to matter more and more. Let us support you ,and work with you, to help your student attend class. To be marked present, your student must do both of the following:


1.Participate meaningfully in class activities (Fully complete school work, speak up in Zoom sessions, ask questions of their teachers on Zoom and/or in Canvas and finish and submit responses to assignments and/or surveys)


2.Communicate with their teacher or another staff member for each period they attend by responding to their teacher's prompts, sending a private message via Canvas or email about the task or assignment if they are not participating live. This communication is not simply saying, "I'm here." It must show a greater level of engagement to count toward being present that day.


If your student has difficulty accessing videos, Zoom meetings or assignments, please have them email their teacher as soon as possible to receive suggestions for how to resolve the issue, so they can be marked present for that class.


See Teacher contact information below.

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Do You Need Something from EMS? Come in: Safely!

In order to adhere to OHA, ODE and CDC Covid-19 guidelines, we've instituted a new protocol for visits to our main office.

All Visits to the EMS Office:
  • When you arrive at the main door, ring the buzzer to your right and we'll come out to meet you.
  • Please be wearing your mask. If you don't have a mask, we will provide one for you.


Picking Up or Dropping off Items
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  • The District Transportation office has set up a delivery system that will bring items from the school directly to your home the day after a delivery need has been identified.
  • If you need the item sooner than the next day or two, or if you need to drop something off with us, please call our office at 503-630-8516 or email emsinfo@estacada.k12.or.us to arrange a mutually convenient time.


Thanks for your cooperation with this new protocol that we hope will keep all of us safe!
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Estacada Middle School

Our mission is to equip each student with the skills necessary to be resourceful and successful.

Go Tigers!