EGMS Weekly Update
October 5 - 9
Video from Principal Lowe
Please fill out the upcoming survey about what kind of conference you will need: open house style to see what's happening in class OR one-on-one with teachers. Surveys will be sent MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th
You may have noticed that we may not have as many grades as we would normally have. We are working through some unexpected technology challenges. As we have all likely found out this year, sometimes technology makes our lives easier and sometimes not so much. Thanks for your grace and patience as we navigate the new grading challenges.
2020/2021 Parent Volunteer(s) Needed!
We need your help. We are in need of a yearbook advisor this year. Someone who can get creative about what this very unique year's book should look like. If you're interested, please reach out to assistant principal, Megan Storey @ firstname.lastname@example.org
CDL Learning Continues
It is not too late to join Band!
Even though we are online at the moment, 6th grade band is up and running!
Come join Band to learn how to play a flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion etc....
No prior knowledge needed!
Take a chance on a fun, lifelong activity! You'll be glad that you did!
Financial assistance is available for School instrument rentals!
Contact Mrs. Withers to Join!
We are teaching your students about the importance of agendas. In your child's AVID class next week they will learn about our own electronic EGMS Agenda and will make a copy for themselves to begin writing in. Eventually, in AVID we will have agenda checks where we will be making sure our students are regularly writing in their agenda. Keep an eye out for your child's agenda and make sure they are writing in it.
Click below to download a PDF on how to create a parent Canvas account
There is no need to call in an excused absence for appointments because your student has all day to access classwork- teachers will take attendance the following day, around 7am. If they accessed Canvas and did classwork, they will not be marked absent. **If you feel it will not be possible for your student to complete any work in that time frame, please contact Kay Crafton, EMGS Attendance Secretary, at 541-526-6443 so she can mark the absence excused.
How do I get into StudentVue?
Please call our office for assistance! Our front office will be happy to help you get into StudentVue or ParentVue. Please call 541-526-6440
There is also an app you can access from your phone. Search your app store to find and download.
When you do get in and are looking at schedules, make sure you're not looking at "today" and you're looking at T1 so you can see the schedule.
Nurse Kim's Corner
As of just this morning, the USDA has extended free meals for kids under the Summer Food Service Program through December 31, 2020.
RSD Nutrition Services will provide curbside school meal pickup for all children 18 & under on planned school days 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. outside at these 10 school locations:
Redmond High School
Ridgeview High School
Tom McCall Elementary
John Tuck Elementary
Vern Patrick Elementary
Hugh Hartman Elementary
M.A. Lynch Elementary
Additionally, we will provide access to meals at two outlying locations
At the bus stop (behind the fire station on Quail & Shad Rds) on CRR 9AM-9:30AM
At Diamond Bar Ranch Park (NE) 10:30AM-11AM
These meals will be grab & go (non-congregate) and breakfast and lunch will be packaged together. They may be picked up by either children themselves or a parent/guardian on their behalf at NO CHARGE through December 31, 2020. No identification will be necessary.
Please be patient as we adjust our staff, production, and operations to best meet the needs of our community and also understand that we too are facing unprecedented supply chain issues and rising food costs. Given our resources, we’ve tried to make school meal pick-up as safe and convenient as we possibly can. Please also consider that your participation in our program extends your personal food budget, may be a comforting routine for students, is confidential and not just for low-income families, helps to utilize existing inventory (less food waste), and helps us to keep our local school meal program financially afloat.
As a last reminder, understand that under the National School Lunch Program, which will presumably resume if/when students return from Holiday break in January 2021, meals will return to being charged based on meal benefit eligibility status. Therefore, meal benefit applications are currently being processed for the 2020-21 school year and can be completed either on-line using a computer (not optimized for mobile devices) or via print/mail by visiting the RSD Nutrition Services webpage at http://redmond.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition/.
We look forward to getting our students back in our school cafeterias!