Estacada Middle School: Wk8 S1

The Know-whats and the Know-hows at Estacada Middle School

School takes place Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm

Students must log into Canvas for Life class by 9:00am each day

Friday: No School

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Virtual, Digital on November 23 and 24

Virtual, Digital Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 23 (12 to 8pm), November 24 (8am to 4pm).

This year our conferences at Estacada Middle School will be virtual, digital.

You will have an opportunity to schedule an individual 10 minute conference with any of your student's teachers.

We will use the website PTCFast (Parent, Teacher Conferences Fast) to schedule conferences.

Confused About Canvas or PowerSchool? Look Here!

View this "T-Chart" to learn why you must view Canvas or PowerSchool. Go Tigers!

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Estacada Schools Delivery Services

Our Department of Transportation will continue to offer deliveries from our school to your front door.

When you are scheduled to receive a delivery, you will be alerted in PowerSchool ParentSquare that a delivery is on it's way.

Deliveries from Estacada Middle School have included, and will continue to include:

--Yearbooks from 2019-2020

--School Pictures

--Awards and gift-cards from teachers and administrators

--Band instruments

--Science Lab Kits

--Art supplies

SecondStep Life Class Lessons

We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, students also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others.

This week we begin Second Step® Middle School, a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve students’ social-emotional skills, such as emotion management, impulse control, problem solving, and empathy. For the next seven weeks the Second Step skills and concepts will be designed to help students both in and out of school regarding the following concepts:

Mindsets and Goals: Students learn how to develop a growth mindset and apply research-based goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.
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EMS Counseling Department: Canvas Center

All students have been invited to access the "EMS Counseling" Canvas Center (this appears on your student's dashboard).

Within this selection, your student is able to schedule a time to meet with our counselors just as they may do when attending the traditional brick-and-mortar school.

Our counseling department is here to support your student with academic guidance, career and college discussions, social-emotional health and well-being questions or concerns, to report any incident of which an adult needs to be aware, or to check in and say, "Hi."

We are excited our students have more heroes at their side to encourage, inspire, and support throughout their learning journey. Go Tigers!

EMS Counseling Canvas Page Information

View Your Student's Canvas Account! See Instructions Below:

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How to Set up a Canvas Observer Account

Student PowerSchool Login Video

This week during Life Class we will be helping students log into their PowerSchool profile to learn about their proficiency scores/grades. Please see the data below: many of our students know how to review their proficiency scores. Does your student know how?

Watch this video with your students. And, view the images below the video to understand where your student "stands" in her/his achievement in their academic classes.

Student: PowerSchool Login Video
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Excused Absences

Please remember to inform us of any excused absence if your student is unable to be present online for all or part of a school day, by calling 503-630-8516 or emailing

Regardless of their excused absence, your student will continue to be required to submit any work that was missed at the soonest possible opportunity.

We are flexible and here to support you, but we also need to ensure that your student is providing us with evidence of their progress to meet our essential learning standards.

Unexcused Absences

As we progress deeper into the school year, your student's attendance will begin to matter more and more. Let us support you ,and work with you, to help your student attend class. To be marked present, your student must do both of the following:

1.Participate meaningfully in class activities (Fully complete school work, speak up in Zoom sessions, ask questions of their teachers on Zoom and/or in Canvas and finish and submit responses to assignments and/or surveys)

2.Communicate with their teacher or another staff member for each period they attend by responding to their teacher's prompts, sending a private message via Canvas or email about the task or assignment if they are not participating live. This communication is not simply saying, "I'm here." It must show a greater level of engagement to count toward being present that day.

If your student has difficulty accessing videos, Zoom meetings or assignments, please have them email their teacher as soon as possible to receive suggestions for how to resolve the issue, so they can be marked present for that class.

See Teacher contact information below.

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Do You Need Something from EMS? Come in: Safely!

In order to adhere to OHA, ODE and CDC Covid-19 guidelines, we've instituted a new protocol for visits to our main office.

All Visits to the EMS Office:
  • When you arrive at the main door, ring the buzzer to your right and we'll come out to meet you.
  • Please be wearing your mask. If you don't have a mask, we will provide one for you.

Picking Up or Dropping off Items
  • The District Transportation office has set up a delivery system that will bring items from the school directly to your home the day after a delivery need has been identified.
  • If you need the item sooner than the next day or two, or if you need to drop something off with us, please call our office at 503-630-8516 or email to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Thanks for your cooperation with this new protocol that we hope will keep all of us safe!
Click Here for CANVAS FAQs

View the Video Below to Learn More About Your Student's Canvas Account

Click Here for 7 Helpful CANVAS Tips

View the Video Below to Learn How to Observe Your Student's Work and Schedule in Canvas

Chromebook Problems or Concerns?

If your student's Chromebook is:


--Missing keys,

--Not charging,

--Videocamera isn't working, and/or


Please let us make this right. Call: (503) 630-8515 x3000.

The Department of Technology is also available from 8am to 8pm at Estacada High School in the Commons to help you with your technology needs. Please wear your mask upon entry.

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Estacada Middle School

Our mission is to equip each student with the skills necessary to be resourceful and successful.

Go Tigers!