Estacada Middle School: Wk17 S1

The Know-whats and the Know-hows at Estacada Middle School

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!

Seven (7) Academic Days Remaining Before the End of S1!

End of Semester Announcement and Report Cards: Seven (7) Days Remaining!

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 3pm

This is an online event.

The end of the semester is on February 4 (Last Day For Student is 2/3) and the beginning of the second semester is on February 8.

Reminder: Your student's last day of the semester is February 3, 2021.

You can expect Report Cards to be sent electronically by Wednesday, February 10.

Bell Schedule Reminder (See Below)

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Math iReady Diagnostic Assessment

Beginning tomorrow on January 25, your student will start the second "iReady Diagnostic" assessment. This is a tool for us (the parent, the student, the teacher, and the administrator) to learn about your student's strengths and areas for development.

It is very important that your student try their best and answer truthfully and honestly throughout the assessment because individualized instruction is developed from the results of this tool.

Last Thursday we provided you with more information during a Facebook Live Webinar on Thursday 1/21 at 6:15pm. See the video below or view this link here to learn more about the Diagnostic at EMS.

Guidance for Families Administering Diagnostic from Home 1
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View Your Student's Classroom and Activities in Canvas (See How Below)

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Using My Observer Account
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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

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
  • 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 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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Athletics Update at EMS

Currently the Mt. Hood/The Gorge middle school league is planning to follow OSAA policies as closely as possible. The league has set a tentative date to begin official practices for volleyball and cross country on March 1st.

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.

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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!