Evergreen Community Update
September 28, 2020
Hello EMS Community,
I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend. With week three beginning, I'm hoping that your student has gotten into a routine and flow for their daily schedule. As teachers begin to dive deeper into academic content and push students to critically think more than ever, a daily routine will be key. If you haven't already, please look for student asynchronous work and/or applied learning to be posted for students to complete outside of classtime. Many students that I've spoken with have assumed that their school day is over after their 12:30 advisory class. Please help students to understand that teachers will be posting homework on their Google Classroom pages each day. Students should continue on and complete the posted work each afternoon after classes wrap up.
All core content teachers have Office Hours each day from 2:30-3pm. Students are encouraged to join the teacher's Google Meet link at that time if they need extra support or have questions. Each teacher's Office Hour meet link is posted on their Google Classroom.
Below you'll find more information about the current happenings around Evergreen. Be sure to check out our new clubs and opportunities for students at the bottom of the Newsletter.
Have a great week!
Chromebooks, Textbooks, Hotspots and Yearbooks
- 506 Chromebooks
- 42 Hotspots
- 276 Math Books
- 400 Yearbooks
If you find your student in need of any resource that would help to make their online experience successful, please let us know. We have someone in the office all all times during work hours.
Disregard the Hotspot Cycle Ending Message
IMPORTANT: Teacher Office Hours
It's an opportunity for students to get individual support as well as ask clarifying questions.
If a students misses class earlier that day, it's also a way to have their attendance counted as "present" for that day.
7th Graders, your former elementary teachers and staff are asking that you please return all of your textbooks (6th Grade CPM Books) from last year as soon as possible. You can drop them into our dropbox here at EMS and we'll return them for you.
8th Graders, please return all of last year's textbooks as soon as possible. We still have so many that have yet to be returned.
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGES
When you look at attendance percentages, whether it is a school or individual, here is how it compares if you received a grade for attendance.
- <90 =F (Chronically absent)
So looking below at last week's attendance, we met our goal two of the five school days. Our goal is to reach the A level each day of each week. When students are in attendance, it makes everything run more smoothly.
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Click on the link below to see different activities that our EMS counselors have created as a way for students to get involved in activities outside of their classes.
Evergreen Virtual Running Club
Calling all runners and walkers! Even if you are not a walker or runner, but you would like to
be a little more active and want some help along the way, this club is for YOU! Evergreen is
hosting a virtual running club this school year! Our goal is to encourage members to reach 100
miles by summer break.
Click on the links below for more information...
Middle School Theater Club
The High school theatre clubs and teachers are offering a virtual Middle School Theatre Club (MSTC). We look forward to seeing those of you who would like to enjoy some creative fun as a part of the new Middle School Club. Our first virtual meeting is at 4:00 pm on Tuesday. Below is some information to get you started.
Join the Google Classroom set up for this club – code zhf3e3r. Meeting and performance information will get posted there.
Hope to see you soon!
Student Lunch Hangouts - For Students Looking to Connect
COUNSELOR LUNCHES can be accessed via the 7th and 8th grade counseling classrooms at 1pm using the link in the banner.
Mondays and Fridays, grade level counselor lunch for open socialization.
Tuesday: Ms. Russell read aloud with time to discuss if desired. ALL welcome. We are starting this week with Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish (see below)
Thursday: Q lunch (students can email Ms. Russell or fill out the Q lunch survey to get the code)
Staff Weekly Communications
Team Willamette Weekly Communications - 8th Grade
Team McKenzie Weekly Communications - 8th Grade
PE/Health Weekly Communications - 7th/8th Grade
Electives (Art & Technology) Weekly Communications - 7th/8th Grade