EGMS Weekly Newsletter
Outdoor Education is such a fun elective for our 8th graders! This week they learned to put up a tent AND build and properly put out a campfire. We love learning life long skills at EG!
Metrics Olympics in science!
Quick Links to Parent Resources
Parents! We need your help...
We are having trouble with "Air Drops" in the cafeteria during lunch. We would appreciate if you could speak to your child about not doing these and turning off this feature on their phone. We know that kids like having their devices during lunch, but if Air Dropping continues, we will be forced to take a hard look at our policy and re-think this lunch time privilege. Thank you!
EGMS Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones and other electronic devices, including earbuds, airpods and headphones, may NOT be used during the school day. Devices need to be off and away during educational times, including passing periods.
The following are procedural steps put in place when a student brings a phone or another electronic device into the classroom (per trimester):
Phone/Device will be brought to the office by the student. Student may pick up the phone/device at the end of the school day, after the dismissal bell.
Phone/Device will be brought to the office by the student. Student may pick up the phone/device after the 2:08 (1:08 Wed) dismissal bell. A phone call will be made home informing parent/guardian that they will need to pick up the phone/device from school if a 3rd violation occurs.
Phone/Device will be brought to the office by the student. Administration will call and inform that parent/guardian must pick up the phone/device. Student will have a “problem-solving” meeting with administrator. Discipline referral will be written.
Any phone Violation after 3
Phone/Device will be brought to the office by the student. Administration will call and inform the parent/guardian that they must pick up the phone/device. Discipline referral will be written and a cell phone plan put in place.
RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Due to privacy rights and laws, students must not photograph, record or videotape students or staff members without their consent. Doing so will lead to immediate disciplinary action up to out-of-school suspension and law enforcement involvement. Additionally, the posting of footage to the internet without consent is prohibited and will be subject to disciplinary consequences.
EGMS Tardy Policy
We are committed to maximizing student instructional time for all classes. Students are expected to be prepared and ready for class as soon as the tardy bell rings for each class. The following steps will be taken to intervene when students are marked tardy:
Tardy Discipline Ladder
Ladder will be used per class and reset each trimester
1st - 2nd Tardy
Verbal Warning from teacher
Teacher notifies parent of 3rd tardy
Referral Written, Lunch Detention
Notify Dean of Students and work together with student and parents to make a tardy plan.
Tech Talk Corner
Each week there will be a new article on parenting teenagers in this tech world we live in. We hope you find them helpful!
News from Nurse Grubb
Fall Sports Picture Dates
Cross Country Pictures
Monday, September 26 @ 2:30
7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Pictures
Monday, October 3rd @ 2:30
Athletes will bring home a picture envelope that needs to be completed and returned to the photographer on picture day. The office will NOT be taking picture envelopes or money.
2022-2023 EGMS Bell Schedule
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
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.
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.