EGMS Weekly Update

September 3rd

To read this newsletter in another language, please look at the bar to the right that says "translate newsletter" and pick your language.


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Here is our Husky staff working tirelessly to make sure your return to school is amazing! See you next week! Go Huskies!

First Day of School!

  • 6th Graders: Tuesday, September 7th
  • 7th & 8th Graders: Wednesday, September 8th


Doors open at 7am. There will be no supervision or access to the inside of the building before 7am so we ask that you do not drop your students off earlier. Thank you

Meet & Greet Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Meet & Greet! It was so wonderful to see our Huskies. If you were not able to attend and pick up your schedule, don't worry! We will make sure it's ready for you when you arrive next week.

Student Helpers Wanted

We have a few openings for responsible, caring and kind 7th and 8th grade student helpers in our Independent Life Skills program. If you would like to spend one elective period helping other students this is the elective for you!


Please email john.hooper@redmondschools.org if this sounds like the elective for you!

Student Verification Via Parent Vue

Please Complete Enrollment or Verification information for your student(s). This is required of all students, is done every year, and helps ensure we have your current contact information.


If you have never accessed ParentVUE please contact the EGMS office for an activation code. ParentVUE is a valuable resource for parents and students to stay informed about grades and assignments, and allows them to view attendance and provides direct links to email your student’s teachers. Teachers update ParentVue weekly, and a link is on our website or you can go directly to www.redmondparents.org

Band

Huskies!

Our incredible Band Director has openings in her band program this year. This is your chance to learn an instrument, play amazing music, and meet some awesome new friends. If you are interested in joining band as one of your electives this year, please reach out to Ms. Withers!

renee.withers@redmondschools.org

AVID Elective Has Openings!

The AVID Elective for the 2021-2022 school year currently has openings for 7th and 8th grade students! If you want to learn skills that will help you pass classes, graduate high school and prepare you for your future, this is your place. AVID elective continues through high school and the friends you make there become like family. In addition to hard work, there tons of fun to be had in this elective.


If you're interested, please email our AVID Coordinator cyd.wheeler@redmondschools.org

Masks

We know students learn best in person so our goal at EGMS is to keep our doors open. To make sure we do this, we need to comply with the mask mandate, regardless of our personal opinions on the issue.



  • Students must wear masks indoors
  • Students must wear masks on buses
  • Students can take them off when they are outside for PE, lunch, etc.
  • Masks may not be mesh or see through and must cover the nose to the chin


We acknowledge that wearing masks is no fun for anyone but we thank you for understanding that we are required to do it. Your support is greatly appreciated.

EGMS School Supply List

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Don't forget your water bottle!

EGMS has awesome bottle fill stations. Don't forget your refillable water bottles when school starts.

2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules

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Chrombooks at EGMS

All EGMS students will be provided with a Chromebook again this year. Students will keep their chromebook throughout the year.


  • 6th grade students will receive theirs on Tuesday, September 7th, here at school
  • 7th and 8th graders will get their issued on Friday, September 10th.


*Please note: Students will not be able to get their Chromebooks until parents have completed the student verification. Please see note regarding this topic above

Sports

Cross Country

Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:00

  • Head Coach - Jason Gruetzmacher

  • Asst. Coach - John Hooper

Football

Open to all 7th and 8th graders

Football camp days: August 31st and September 1st - 3-4:30 PM

Gear hand out: September 2nd - 2-4 PM

1st practice: September 9th - 2:30-4:30 PM


Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:30


  • Head Coach: Sean Maloney
  • Asst Coaches: Alan Vellutini, Mark Blanchard

Volleyball

Open to 7th and 8th grade girls

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:30

  • Head Coach: Karen Young

  • Asst Coaches: Nathan Saito

Sports Registration, Physical Forms & Payment

Registration must be completed on Family ID. Links can be found on the Elton Gregory Middle School website under the athletics tab or by using the following link.

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/elton-gregory-middle-school


Physical form: A current copy of your athlete's physical examination must be on file with the Elton Gregory Middle School Office prior to participation. This can be uploaded digitally on Family ID or a hard copy can be delivered to the Elton Gregory Middle School Office.


Payment: All fees must be paid prior to the start of games & competitions. Payments can be made through the Elton Gregory Middle School office. Cash, check, or card are all accepted forms of payment. See below for fees:


Full Price - $125.00

Reduced Lunch Price - $75.00

Free Lunch Price - $50.00

Community Resources

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


Other Resources:


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.


NeighborImpact www.neighborimpact.org

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.