El Dorado MS Community Newsletter

5th Grade Special Edition

Hello Future Toro Family Members,

If you are receiving this email, it means that we have you in our database to attend El Dorado Middle School in the upcoming 2020-21 school year. We are excited to welcome you to our Toro Family and are very eager to meet all of you. As the end of this year has come under very unique circumstances, we can safely assume that the start to the year will be unique as well. We want to reassure and support families and our students during their transition to middle school, especially during these unprecedented times. While we still are not certain what the Fall will bring, we will continue to communicate with you any new information as it becomes available concerning our start in August.


Transitioning to Middle School can already be challenging and add in the extra stress of our current situation and the thought of it can seem daunting. We want to be here to support all of you and your families through this time of change and uncertainty. We will do everything we can to help our students be successful in this difficult time. This includes introducing systems and procedures that make learning at school and/or at home easier, providing them with clear instruction, support, and technology, spending time reviewing and "easing" them back into school, as well as supporting them mentally and emotionally through providing a strong culture of relationships and caring for one another.


We hope that you and your families have been safe and healthy during this SIP time. We are greatly looking forward to meeting you all and ask that you check below and reserve this Wed night, 5/20 at 5:00 to meet some of your Toro Family. Please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have questions at any point.


Be Well,


Chris Clausen, Principal

clausenc@mdusd.org


Megan Gemma, Vice Principal

gemmam@mdusd.org


Megan O'Malley, Vice Principal

omalleym@mdusd.org


Julie Grant, Counselor

grantjk@mdusd.org


Kari Finch, Counselor

finchk@mdusd.org

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Incoming 6th Graders [5th Grade] Info Night Virtual Meeting

Join us this Wednesday, 5/20 at 5:00pm for a chance to learn, ask questions, and get to know some of our Toro Family. We will be going through some of the necessary information for incoming 6th graders, taking a virtual tour of the school and introducing some of our 6th grade team and staff. Join us on Zoom by clicking this link. We hope you will join us. If you know of incoming parents, please let them know. A separate email will be sent as well.

6th Grade Classes

6th Grade Classes

All 6th graders take the following classes every day:

  1. Reading
  2. English
  3. History
  4. Math
  5. Science
  6. PE
  7. Elective Class
    -- Elective Rotation: Computers; Art; AVID; World Cultures, Woodshop (Each of these elective rotation classes is one quarter long), OR
    -- Band/Choir Elective (All Year)


School starts at 8:15 am and ends at 2:50 pm every day except Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, we have early release and get out at 1:00 pm. Our Bell Schedule can be found here.

Upcoming Dates/Events...

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May 20th: Incoming 6th Grade Virtual Parent Night/Open House 5:00 pm [click here]

August 6th: 6th Grade Walkthrough

August 13th: First Day of School

August 19th: Back to School Night


Obviously, these dates are subject to change depending on the shelter-in-place, etc. We will update families in June, July, and August as we get new information and finalize plans.

El Dorado Middle School

Be Well,

Chris Clausen, Principal

@edmstoros (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)