EGMS Weekly Update
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Upcoming Dates to Remember:
- End of Trimester 1: December 2
- No School: Teacher Prep Day December 3
- Spirit Week: Dec. 13 - Dec. 17
- Winter Break: Dec 20 - Dec 31
Trimester 2 Starts Monday!
If you have a class change next trimester you can view it on ParentVue and StudentVue. You will also receive a printed schedule on Monday, December 6th in ASW
Letter From Principal Nicklous
I hope each of you were able to find some extra time to take care of yourself, your family and those in “your circle” during the Thanksgiving Break. Each holiday season I’m reminded how important it is to slow down and enjoy the people in our lives who we don’t see often enough!
Teachers, staff and students made a quick transition back to classroom and school routines after Thanksgiving Break. We have two weeks of uninterrupted time for teachers to deliver valuable, high quality lessons and students to work on acquiring new knowledge and skills. In addition, we are making a change during ASW classes to strengthen our students' math skills. Your child will now spend 20 minutes, two days a week, working on a program called iReady. This is an adaptive math program that many students are familiar with from elementary school. iReady allows students to start at their level and then work to improve their skills. Our belief is this extra math work will allow our students to catch up on some of the math skills they fell behind on during the pandemic. Each student will have an individualized growth goal they will work to achieve by the end of the year.
In addition to the hard work our students and staff will be doing over the next couple weeks in the classroom, we want to have some fun too! We will have a “Spirit Week” December 13th-17th here at EGMS. Please see the information below for the details on each day and encourage your child to show their school spirit!
Principal, Elton Gregory MS
Please Bring Your Water bottles
Mr. Brown's 6th graders are "playing in the sandbox" as they call it. They are learning about landforms and elevation with this awesome contraption that was built by RHS high school students. So cool!
Working on communication skills in AVID School Wide. Students were challenged to make a copy of an image. The challenge was they could not see the image. They had to rely on their partner to give them clear directions about how to draw the picture. Students learn important communication skills for working in a group through this activity.
Time to Check the Lost and Found!
All items will be donated during winter break. There are so many coats, water bottles, lunch boxes and shoes in the pile! Please check for any lost items before they are gone!
Screen Time and Teens
Parent Volunteers Needed
Please email Megan Storey for more details
Please don't text your students at school...
Please don't send your students text messages during the school day. It puts your student in an impossible position- they are not allowed to have phones out, with the exception of lunch, and there are consequences for using a phone during school time.
If you have an urgent message, please call our office at 541-526-6440 and we will get the message right to your student.
Thank you for your help in this one! We appreciate your partnership.
News from Nurse Grubb
RSD Annual Health Screening Days
RSD Annual Health Screening Days
All elementary and middle school students receive free vision screening courtesy of our local Lions Club!
Thursday, December 9th - Elton Gregory Middle School
*Please remind your student to bring their glasses to school on this day. This is an automatic opt-in, please send a verbal or written communication to me prior to screening day if you do not want your student to participate.
All students receive dental screening and the possibility of free sealants and/or other dental treatments done at school, courtesy of Advantage Dental! Information on how to qualify for free dental treatments will be sent out separately, closer to the screening dates.
January 31 - February 3, 2022 - Elton Gregory Middle School
Girls Basketball and Wrestling registration in FamilyID opens Dec. 6th. Students need to be registered in FamilyID and have a current physical on file in the office to start Practice/Tryouts on Tuesday, January 4th. More information regarding Girls Bball and Wrestling can be found on our website under the Athletics Tab., then click on Athletic Info.
Sports Attendance Policy at EGMS
2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules
Inclement Weather Information
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.