Estacada Middle School: Wk1 S2
FIRST 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
Friday: No School!
A Return to In-person Learning
EMS will begin small-group instruction on 2/16. 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. 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
- Small groups of students will begin attending in-person learning on 2/16
- 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 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.
The Start of the 2nd Semester
Why: The end of the semester brings you an opportunity to determine the learning progress your student is making. For all of your student's classes (except their elective), the learning measurement will continue to be influenced by upcoming assignments and assessments. When you view your student's proficiency measures, please do so alongside your student: See below.
How: Please sign into PowerSchool to view your student's proficiency measures. If you notice an "M" or a "1" this should be an alert, red flag for you to communicate with your student's teachers or administrators.
- M: Your student did not show any evidence of learning and the professional cannot make a determination about whether or not your student is capable of grade-level skills.
- 1: Your student is not demonstrating at all any grade-level skills. Your student's learning is incomplete with many gaps.
- 2: Your student is progressing toward grade-level skills. Your student's learning may demonstrate some grade-level skills and weaknesses on other skills.
- 3: Your student is demonstrating grade-level skills.
- 4: Your student is excelling and demonstrating mastery on grade-level skills.
Reminder: Please sign into PowerSchool weekly to view your student's progress. Consider attending Spring Conferences on April 14 and 15. Please plan on attending the "Parent Learning Series" at 6:00pm beginning on 2/18 via Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live to learn about the academic expectations we have set for your student.
Parent Learning Series! Feedback About Your Student's Learning
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6pm
This is an online event.
All dates and times are virtual via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar:
--February 18 at 6:00pm: Math
--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.
Now Hiring Substitutes
Thank You to the City of Estacada for Supporting a Safe Route to and from School!
Safe Routes to School: City of Estacada Supports Safe Routes to EMS!
During construction, use alternate routes if possible. The project should be completed by early March at the latest.
The redesign of the intersection will shorten the crosswalk on Main Street from 80’ to 34’.
The time it takes for pedestrians and vehicles to cross the intersection will decrease significantly. Visibility of pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the street will be improved. A crosswalk will be installed on NE 6th at Main Street with ADA ramps (there is no marked crosswalk there currently)
Other projects completed by the City to improve pedestrian safety in the vicinity of the schools:
- Addition of the pedestrian bridge over Wade Creek on NE 6th near Cemetery Road
- Replaced diagonal crosswalk west of the high school driveway with perpendicular crosswalk and continental markings and signs
- Finished sidewalks on the south side of NE 6th Avenue between NE Wade Street and NE Zobrist Street
- Realigned the crosswalk at NE 6th and NE Wade Street
In the City’s Active Transportation Plan it notes some benefits of using this design.
- Makes pedestrians feel more comfortable and safe
- Provides more pedestrian area at the corner
- Shortens the crossing distance
- Requires vehicles to move more slowly around the corner
This realignment will work better for buses and large vehicles trying to negotiate the right turn from Main St onto NE 6th. It will not hinder vehicles making the right turn from NE 6th onto Main. Removal of the right turn lanes will add more on-street parking spaces.
Bell Schedule Reminder (See Below)
For any questions about your parent or student access to PowerSchool, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call us at (503) 630-8516.
You can also call us at (503) 630-8516.
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.
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.
Do You Need Something from EMS? Come in: Safely!
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:
- 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 email@example.com to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Thanks for your cooperation with this new protocol that we hope will keep all of us safe!
Athletics Update at EMS
All Oregon middle schools are following the state guides on the pictures below. Currently Clackamas county is in the red (extreme risk) and can only have outdoor practices with no more than 50 people total (for minimal to medium contact sports). Full contact sports may only condition/ train within these rules.