Estacada Middle School: Wk 6 S1

Info: Your Feedback, Student Attendance, and PowerSchool

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

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

Friday: No School

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Family Engagement Survey

Our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work, and families to send their children for a good education. In this effort, we appreciate your support. It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth. Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.


You will need to take one survey for every building your children attend school.


Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization. The data from the survey will be sent to each school and the Superintendent. Then, the results of the survey will be shared with parents and the community.


The survey can be accessed online at: Estacada School District Parent Satisfaction Survey.


The survey will be open until October 30th.


Thank you for your interest in and support of your child’s education with us. Please contact me if you have any questions concerning the survey.

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Weekly Update 10/19 - 10/22: Mr. Stanton's Math 8 Class
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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 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 emsinfo@estacada.k12.or.us.


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
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  • 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 emsinfo@estacada.k12.or.us to arrange a mutually convenient time.


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

Mari Saint-Pierre says Goodbye!

Mari Saint-Pierre (Our Building's Secretary) Says Goodbye!

With much regret, Mari is saying, "Goodbye" after two wonderful years at EMS serving our students and families. It's hard to part, but Mari is off to a new adventure in Independence, Oregon.


Mari writes, "Thank you for welcoming me so warmly into the Estacada fold, and for letting me help support your child's educational experience. I wish you all the best during the rest of this academic year!"


FYI, all of the photos enclosed in this newsletter were taken with great passion and love by Mari for this gorgeous landscape we all get to enjoy in and around Estacada.

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:


--Broken,

--Missing keys,

--Not charging,

--Videocamera isn't working, and/or

--Dirty


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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View Our District's Wildfire Info & Resources Page

Read daily updates about our schools and procedures during the Riverside Fire wildfire evacuation.

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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!

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