EDMS Community Newsletter

October 12th, 2020

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Happy Monday everyone! We have already arrived at the last week of the 1st Quarter and we definitely feel like there is cause for some celebration. Families, students, teachers, and staff have all worked very hard to adjust to distance learning and it has not been without some growing pains. We sincerely appreciate all of the support and effort our students have received from their families and those at home working with them. Please be sure to be checking Homelink to track your students' progress and reach out to teachers if you have questions. If you do not have your verification code to access Homelink please click here. Be sure to reach out to your teachers if you have any concerns or questions. We hope you all have a great week this week!


We are having our second Dine & Donate event this Wed 10/14 at Dairy Queen on Clayton Rd from 11-9pm. Come out and get a tasty dipped cone or Blizzard!


We are looking at setting some dates for November/December for students to come and take their school photos in a safe, socially distanced manner. Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon.


We are scheduled to get in the products ordered during our Fall Fundraiser the week of Oct 26th. We will let you know as soon as they are delivered.


Please see the link below for Parent EDU trainings being offered through the district. The flyer has dates and times for the upcoming week.

*If you know of someone who does not receive this newsletter, have them visit our school website here and fill in their email address to subscribe to it.

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Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school.

Online Application Request Periods for the 2021- 2022 School Year. The application for Secondary Grades 6-12 will be available: October 15, 2020 - November 15, 2020.

Please note your next home school if you are moving from 5th-6th grade or 8th-9th grade.

Student Services will have a limited number of laptops available in the Board Room on October 15, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:00pm for families that need assistance completing the application.

Elementary Grades TK-5 (including Two Way Dual Immersion and Bilingual Program transfer requests): February 10, 2021 - March 10, 2021

Learning Together...


Join us on Tuesday 10/20 for our first Talking w/ Toro Grown-Ups training where we will be learning more about Homelink and Google Classroom and how to track your student's progress online. There will be 2 different sessions one at 8-9 am and the other 5-6 pm. Please attend whichever one works with your schedule. More details will be coming out soon.


Students, join our amazing counselors, Ms. Grant and Ms. Finch for Wellness Wednesdays. See below for how to join. See you there!

6th Grade Wellness Wednesday, 11:35 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 840 7274 3217
Passcode: edms

7th & 8th Grade Wellness Wednesday, 12:10 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 838 4875 5718
Passcode: edms

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Food Services...

Meal distribution is happening MWF with Grab and Go Free Meals for breakfast and lunch. The new hours are 8:00-12:30 and 3:30-5:00. Families can still complete a food services application which can be found here. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Teachers are recording your child's attendance through the codes provided by CA State to represent their highest level of participation for that day:

  • P = Present: Online synchronous instruction, 1:1 office hours

  • 4 = Online Activity: Completed a test, turning in assignments, etc
  • 3 = Communication w/ Certificated Staff: 2-way communication with student and/or parent online or by email
  • A = Absent (none of the above engagement)
Support Staff Code:
  • 6 = Support Service Access: Speech Therapy, OT, PT, Counseling


  • Students must log-in using their MDUSD.NET email account
  • Log-on to Zoom/Google Meet five minutes prior to class starting
  • Have First and Last name correctly spelled on your Zoom/Google Meet window (students may not be let into their class meeting if their names are not correct)
  • We encourage students to have their cameras on (if possible) and microphones on mute unless speaking to teacher or as directed by teacher.
  • Students should be in appropriate school attire during online meetings
  • Use the Chat appropriately (To ask questions, connect to teacher)

Technology and Chromebook Support

Upcoming Dates/Events

[please click here to subscribe to our school calendar]

Tues, Oct 13th: Parent University: All Things Distance Learning: 2 Sessions: 8-9am and 5-6pm.

Tues, Oct 13th: Site Council Training 1:15

Wed, Oct 14th: Dine and Donate: Dairy Queen 11-9

Tues, Oct 20th: Toro Training w/ Grown Ups 8-9 am or 5-6 pm.

Wed, Oct 21st: PFC Meeting 5:30 [Zoom link to be posted]

Tues, Oct 27: Site Council Meeting 1:15