EGMS Weekly Update

January 15th

Message from Principal Lowe

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Hybrid Calendar

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EGMS Bell Schedules

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EGMS Blueprint

The EGMS blueprint is the plan that we have created for hybrid, in-person learning that aligns with the ODE Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidelines. Please feel free to take a look at what our plan is. Don't hesitate to give us a call or an email if you have any questions. Safety is our number one priority as we bring students back to the building.

What do I need when I come back for in-person learning?

Students will NOT have lockers when we return to in-person learning. They will need a back pack to carry their items.

  • Face masks that cover mouth and nose & and an extra just in case
  • CHARGED Chromebook everyday
  • Head phones
  • Notebook paper and pencils
  • Refillable water bottle

Student Super Stars!

The following students were nominated by their teachers for doing a great job with online school, being in class regularly and having a positive attitude. Congratulations to:

6th graders: Finnegan Frost, Lucy Johnson

7th graders: Noland Landon, Hailey Solomon

8th grade: Leo Lee, Edison Medlock

Prizes are coming your way! Great job huskies!

Nurse Kim's Corner

Seasonal affective disorder and the pandemic

Dark winter days can make us feel down, unmotivated and sluggish. Those low, gray skies zap our energy and enthusiasm. In about one person in 20, these feelings can be symptoms of seasonal depression, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Many more people get the winter blues, a milder version of SAD.

This winter, with many of us feeling added stress and anxiety from the pandemic, brighter days might seem very far away. If managing your mental and emotional health this winter feels like more of a challenge, you are not alone. Find mental and emotional health supports on the Safe + Strong website.

You could also try these suggestions to manage SAD this winter:

  • Set a daily routine and stick to it. Getting up and going to bed at consistent times helps regulate your sleep.

  • Take a daily walk, preferably just after sunrise. Exercise and outdoor light can boost your spirits.

  • Connect with other people, by phone, or on physically distanced walks.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider about lightbox therapy and other treatments that could work for you.

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Yearbook News

Good Day! My name is Jennifer Wachs, and I am the EGMS Yearbook coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year. I am looking for pictures of your students from earlier (or currently) this school year, starting in September of 2020. Themes that I would love: Sports/Outdoor activities, Online learning/work area, extra curricular (Choir, Spanish, Band, Art, Etc.), Friends, a single pet picture, or any other picture you think is fun and exciting. The picture must include name of student(s), and grade levels, so I can label that information in the Yearbook. Please send pictures to:

Thank you so much!

Jennifer Wachs

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The 2019-2020 yearbooks are available for sale! Limited amount to be sold on a first come first serve basis, Mon-Fri, 7:00 - 3:00pm through the front office for $30. Payments can be made by phone (541-526-6440) ahead of pick up.

8th Grade Only

Hello Eighth Grade Parents,

I am writing this email to let you know about a fun opportunity for you to acknowledge your 8th Grader in the Yearbook.

You may send in a picture 4" x 6" or smaller, of your 8th grader as a baby or toddler. Pictures may be submitted digitally, by old school snail mail, or you may send an envelope to the school with your 8th Grader. Please include the picture (unless you submitted it digitally with the child's name), money, and written words of wisdom/love/support, that is two to three sentences in length. These will appear in it's own special place in the yearbook. Cost: $20 for submission. Make checks payable to: EGMS Yearbook. Thank you!!

Snail Mail Address:

Elton Gregory Middle School

1220 NW Upas Ave

Redmond, OR 97756

Digital Submission:

Here is an example of my daughter's submission, way back in 2017!

Bus Drivers and Monitors Wanted!

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, the Redmond School District might have the right fit for you. In particular, we are seeking bus drivers and bus monitors to join our team. No experience is necessary, and we offer paid training and a $500 bonus when you complete your first 90 days! Join our team:
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Husky or College Gear FRIDAYS

EGMS Students! Let's show our pride on Fridays by wearing EGMS gear or college gear!

*If you need some new Huskey gear, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter and click on the "Order Husky Gear" button.