Estacada Middle School: Wk7 S2

SEVENTH 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


Hybrid Learning:

Students in Track A attend in-person on Monday and Tuesday an online on Wed/Thur

Students in Track B attend in=person on Wednesday and Thursday an online on Mon/Tu

Students in Track C attend Virtually M-Th

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ParentSquare Notifications And Communication

We use ParentSquare to notify families of emergencies, upcoming key events, and reminders. If you are not receiving ParentSquare notifications, please email: parentsquare@estacada.k12.or.us.

"Specials" Rotation

Monday, March 29th, 10am

This is an online event.

Beginning the week immediately after Spring Break, your student will change to the last "Specials" class of the academic year.


6th Graders: Beginning on 3/29 you will be enrolled in Mr. Grochowsky's PE class.

7th Graders: Beginning on 3/29 you will be enrolled in Ms. Hubbard's Music class.

8th Graders: Beginning on 3/29 you will be enrolled in Ms. Rossos' PE class.


Your student's "Specials" class is during your student's core block and does not impact their elective course.

Student Health Survey: April 6

Students will be taking the Student Health Survey on 4/6/21.


The Student Health Survey (SHS) is a collaborative effort with the Oregon Department of Education to improve the health and well-being of all Oregon students to help them succeed. Good health is an essential educational tool. No curriculum is brilliant enough to compensate for a hungry stomach or distracted mind. Trauma, hunger, mental health challenges, bullying and lack of access to necessary medical care make it difficult for Oregon youth to reach their full potential.

Research shows that healthy students have better attendance, get higher grades and test scores and are less likely to skip school, drop out or engage in risky behaviors. The Student Health Survey is the only source of statewide data that gives a snapshot of how students are doing physically, emotionally and socially.

Parent Opt Out Form and Info Student Health Survey

If you do not want your student to take this survey: Print and send back with your student. Or scan and send with your signature.

Parent Learning Series! Feedback About Your Student's Learning

Thursday, April 1st, 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.

Food and Nutrition Update: Free and Reduced Meals

The State of Oregon is preparing to collect information from all school districts to offer another

round of Pandemic EBT Cards to eligible families. To ensure that every eligible student

receives funds through this additional benefit opportunity, a current free and reduced

meal application must be received in our office before April 15, 2021.


If you are unsure as to whether you have a current application on file, or if you might qualify for

free and reduced benefits, we encourage you to fill out the 2020/2021 Free and Reduced

Meal application online with the button below.


If you have any questions regarding the P-EBT card program, please contact Nutrition Services

at 503-630-6871 x2900, or by email at: theanderj@estacada.k12.or.us

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Click Here To Submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application

Sports!

Currently the Mt. Hood/ The Gorge middle school league is planning to follow OSAA policies as closely as possible. The league has set the official start of practices for volleyball and cross country on March 1st. We are following the state guides, found at https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3461.pdf and in the attached pictures. Currently Clackamas county is in the Yellow (Moderate Risk) and can have both indoor and outdoor practices for sports.


Seasons:

Volleyball & Cross Country -

March 1st - April 8th

Track & Field -

April 12th- May 20th

Basketball & Wrestling - (Schedule still to come)

May 10th - June 26th (tentative)

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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.

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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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Estacada Middle School

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

Go Tigers!