Week 10, S1: EMS Family Newsletter

The What-to-Knows at Estacada Middle School for Families

Week 10 at EMS: Nov 8-Nov 10 (No School Thursday or Friday)

Review Last Week's Newsletter, Here

Learn About Last Week's Information, Here.

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Congratulations to Our Students of the Month!

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Student Engagement Roll-out

Why? We want to collect our students' voices about what we do well and what needs improvement (and how).


What? Students identified by their peers were selected to council our administration about what is working well and what needs improvement at EMS. Mr. Kelley "rolled out" the highest and lowest-rated indicators in our school's student engagement survey.


How? Students voted on the highest-leverage actions we can begin to implement now based off the student-generated list. The lowest-rated indicators we are working to improve are: a) Learning is fun at my school and b) Students treat each other with respect at my school.

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Virtual Snow School Days Are Coming

As winter weather approaches, our district is prepared to transition in-person learning to distance learning to keep school going even during inclement weather. This means that instead of having no school during snow days, your child’s academic progress won’t skip a beat. Students will transition to virtual learning.


Prepare your children by ensuring that they are bringing their school device home every evening, and contact your child’s school if you need a hotspot or additional support to ensure that you have home internet access.


Learn More About Virtual Snow Days

Click on this button to view information about our Virtual Snow Days, How your student attends learning, and Why we are implementing Virtual Snow Days

Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 12pm to Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 4pm

This is an online event.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are virtual for the 21-22 school year. We are looking forward to informing you about how well your student is learning at EMS as well as building open and honest communication.


EMS will be utilizing zoom links to host 10-minute conferences. To sign up for a 10-minute time slot, you will use PTCfast.


Sign-ups will begin on Sunday, November 14, one week prior to the onset of conferences. Please see the image below to learn about what to expect.

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Positive Covid-19 Test During the Weekend? Let us know!

Call the weekend COIVD-19 case hotline on the weekend. It is self-automated; select the right school (per the prompt) and leave a message. The voicemail you leave will be directed to our Vice-Principal, Mr. Kelley so we can begin to identify potential close contacts.


The number you need to call to notify us about your student's positive case is: 971-220-6594. Thank you for partnering with use to keep our students in the classroom with as little interruption as possible.

Estacada Middle School

Our mission is to equip each student with the skills necessary to be resourceful and successful.
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Go Tigers!