EGMS Weekly Update

May 7th

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State Testing Opt-Out for Math and Language Arts

Huskies,

If you would like to OPT OUT of state testing in Math and Language Arts, please fill out the waiver and email it to megan.storey@redmondschools.org OR have your student return it to the main office.


ENGLISH OPT OUT FORM


SPANISH OPT OUT FORM


Thank you!

8th grade science state testing opt out

If you have an 8th grader that you would like to opt out of the science test, please find the document here.

Attendance WINNERS of the Week!

This week's winners receive a free pizza from Dominos and a VIP pass to Trampoline Zone for having 100% attendance for the week! They go to Charel Soderstrom, Skye Smoldt & Mason Ortiz.


Go Huskies! We are so proud of you!

Weekly Student Super Stars!

The following students were nominated by their teachers for doing a great job with online school, being in class regularly and having a positive attitude. Congratulations to:


6th graders: Kaidyn Marcial & Freya Snow

7th graders: Allison Brumitt & Connor Warren

8th grade: Chayse Guerra & Billy Jackson


Prizes are coming your way! McDonalds combo meal, 7-11 Slurpee & a Husky sticker


Great job huskies!

From Nurse Grubb's Desk

While COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, there are some key differences between the two:

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**This is not a complete list of all possible symptoms of COVID-19 or seasonal allergies. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. You can have symptoms of both COVID-19 and seasonal allergies at the same time.


Some tips on how to prevent seasonal allergy symptoms:

- Limit exposure to pollens

- Stay indoors and keep windows closed during peak pollen season

- Use a HEPA filter

- Vacuum frequently


How to prevent COVID-19:

- Mask wearing

- Social Distancing

- Hand washing

- Stay home when feeling ill


Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have any questions regarding symptoms and when to stay home.

Sports Update: Basketball starts NEXT WEEK!

Boys Basketball Information

Boys Basketball will start Tuesday May 11th at 1:30. It will be TWO days per week- Tues & Thurs

The season will be May 11th thru May 27th.

Tuesdays are skills days and Thursdays are round robin tourney style 3 on 3 games.

May 27th Tournament at RHS vs OMS on the outside blacktop.

Girls Basketball Information

Girls Basketball will start Thursday May 13th at 1:30. It will be TWO days per week- Mon & Thurs

Girl's season will be May 13th thru May 27th

Mondays will be 3 on 3 games and Thursday's will be skills days.

End of the season 3 on 3 tournament TBA

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Family Resources Available

SNAP:

Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits by clicking here. For more information or support, please contact the Nutrition Services department at 541-923-8238 or nutrition@redmondschools.org.


Pandemic EBT:

ODE has coordinated with DHS to offer a simplified system for distributing information about the Pandemic EBT benefit.

Status of P-EBT for the 2020/2021 School Year

Oregon has submitted a plan to provide P-EBT benefits to eligible students retroactively back to October 2020. Initial P-EBT issuances will start going out by the end of May. Retroactive benefits will be broken out over the first 2 payments. Dates are contingent on final approval from the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service.

A new system is being developed to issue 2020/2021 P-EBT benefits.

Updates regarding P-EBT, including information about how the program will be implemented and when, will be shared at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/P-EBT.aspx as soon as they are available. Contact 211 for general P-EBT questions or to learn more about other food resources available in your area

This webpage is the primary source for information.


**PLEASE NOTE: All students receiving meal benefits (whether Free/Reduced by application or directly certified by the State), including all students enrolled in 2020-21 CEP sites (Lynch, Sage, Vern Patrick, Tuck, & Hartman) are eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits**

EGMS Blueprint

The EGMS blueprint is the plan that we have created for hybrid, in-person learning that aligns with the ODE Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidelines. Please feel free to take a look at what our plan is. Don't hesitate to give us a call or an email if you have any questions. Safety is our number one priority as we bring students back to the building.

Husky or College Gear FRIDAYS

EGMS Students! Let's show our pride on Fridays by wearing EGMS gear or college gear!

*If you need some new Huskey gear, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter and click on the "Order Husky Gear" button.