EGMS Weekly Newsletter
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- 11/21-11/25 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
- 12/2 NO SCHOOL- End of 1st Trimester
- 12/19 - 1/2- Winter Break
- 1/3 - Return to School
The Importance of Husky Time
Here at EGMS we start each day of the week, with the exception of Wednesdays, with Husky Time. While this class may not be a core academic class, we want to stress the importance of your student being here, on time, each day for this class. Husky Time runs from 7:30am to 7:57am and we pack some very important content in that time frame.
Mondays: Students start their day with a brief SEL lesson (SEL stands for Social and Emotional Learning). It might be centered around friendships, relationships, kindness, anti-bullying, etc.
Tuesdays: iReady Reading- this is an academic intervention that we have all students participate in. iReady "levels" our students to their reading capabilities and gives them an extra boost in skills, which is something that we have learned we need since coming back from pandemic-style learning.
Thursdays: iReady Reading- It is recommended that the "sweet spot" for this reading intervention is roughly 40 minutes a week so we set aside two Husky Time mornings for this.
Fridays: This can vary from class to class, but some teachers are using this time as a study hall to catch up on missing work, time to organize their binders and some teachers are doing short intervention sessions (giving extra help) to students who are struggling in core classes.
As you can see, it's crucial for our students to be here right at 7:30 so they can benefit from all that Husky Time has to offer! We appreciate your support!
Student Improvement Time
Do you ask every evening, “Do you have any homework?” And get the same answer, “No”.
Try setting up a student improvement time for your child(ren) each evening.
Set a regular student improvement time each school night.
45 - 60 minutes.
Same time as much as possible - build a habit.
Kitchen table or other area where they can be supervised.
Phone and TV off.
Activities for student improvement time:
Complete homework due the next day.
Review grades on Canvas with parents.
Email a teacher asking when they can check in with questions.
Study for tests.
Re do assignments for a higher grade.
Start projects due in a couple weeks.
Organize binder and backpack.
At the end of the day ask your student, “What will you do with your student improvement time tonight?” Don’t ask, “Do you have any homework?”
Have questions about student improvement time? Contact your child’s counselor!
Bullying & Harassment
EGMS has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment—regardless of where it occurs or how severe the offense. Everyone deserves to feel safe at school, and students are expected to treat each other respectfully and civilly. Students are expected to refrain from bringing online interpersonal conflicts (Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) to school; however, such events should be brought to the attention of school personnel in order to support prompt resolution. Incidents of harassment, bullying or threatening behavior will result in disciplinary action. Bullying that involves threats may result in a Risk Assessment Screener with potential referral to Deschutes County Mental Health.
What is being done at EGMS to address bullying?
2. From our investigation we will determine if it is bullying or a conflict between students.
3. Bullying is not tolerated and will be consequenced accordingly.
4. Conflicts are common among middle school students. Students are learning how to navigate relationships as much as they are learning school subjects. We like to take a restorative approach to conflicts and have students sit together with an adult and work out the issue and move on from it when it's possible. There are consequences if conflicts get inappropriate or physical in nature.
5. Counselors are teaching "bully proofing" lessons to each grade level this month.
430 out of 709 had perfect attendance last week
Students who have ZERO absences for an entire week will be entered into a drawing to win a donut the following Monday! There will be one winner per grade, per river team! A DOZEN winners each monday! Yummy! You can do this Huskies!
WINNERS FROM 11/7 to 11/10
6th: Lewallen, Brooklyn
7th: Stonehouse, Emma
8th: Jones, Tori
6th: Quero, Erick
7th: Chain-Coscorrosa, Aiden
8th: Martin, Paxton
6th: Gottschalk, Haddie
8th: Ronning, Ryan
7th: Brinson, Vincent
Tech Talk Corner
Each week there will be a new article on parenting teenagers in this tech world we live in. We hope you find them helpful!
News from Nurse Grubb
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS
Parents and guardians of middle school students who wish to attend high school athletic contests:
Middle school students attending high school games must attend with an adult. Middle school students need to sit in the stands during games. High schools do not have the staffing to supervise middle school students. Just like all Bend/LaPine high schools, Redmond high schools believe that middle school students can successfully achieve this goal. However, in the event that middle school students cannot stay in the stands, they will be required to sit with the adult who brought them to the game or be required to leave. Please help your student enjoy the game by monitoring them while on high school property.
RHS & RVHS Staff
2022-2023 EGMS Bell Schedule
CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY RESOURCES
(updated as often as possible; some resources/numbers may not be current)
Mental Health Resources:
Deschutes County Behavioral Health https://www.deschutes.org/
Information and appointments. 541-322-7500
Deschutes County Crisis Line https://www.deschutes.org/
24 hour crisis support. 541-322-7500 ext. #9 or call 9-1-1
Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+. 866-488-7386 (24 hr)
Oregon Youth Line https://oregonyouthline.org/
Free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. 877-968-8491
Text: teen2teen @ 839863
Central Oregon 2-1-1 www.deschutesunitedway.org
Connections to a wide-range of social services. Dial 2-1-1 or 541-389-6507
Thrive Central Oregon www.thrivecentraloregon.org
Housing, financial insecurity and other resources. 541-728-1022 (Se Habla Español)
Bethlehem Inn (24 hrs) www.bethleheminn.org
Emergency shelter and food for adults and families. 541-322-8768
Family Resource Center of Central Oregon www.frconline.org
Parenting education and support services. 541-389-5468
Latino Community Association (LCA) www.latca.org
Translation and interpretation services, employment services, 541-382-4366 (Se Habla Español)
dental and legal clinics.
Resources for food, energy assistance and shelter. 541-548-2380
Jericho Road https://jerichoroadofredmond.org/
Resources for food, shelter and hope. 541-699-2099
Saving Grace https://www.saving-grace.org/
Comprehensive family / domestic violence and sexual assault 541-382-9227
support services. Hotline available.
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) https://www.deschutes.org/health
Nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, 541-617-4775
referrals and food vouchers for pregnant and postpartum women.