Week 5, S1: EMS Family Newsletter

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

Week 5 at EMS: October 4 to October 7 (NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY)!

Virtual Open House & iReady Data for Schedules
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Virtual Open House and Learning Series

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 6-8pm

This is an online event.

Join EMS faculty to discuss how well your child is learning at school. We want you to know exactly what is expected for your student, why it is expected of your student, and how we are going to ensure your student will meet their learning goals.


You will meet your student's teachers by using your student's Chromebook or personal device and signing into Canvas classes to click on Zoom links.


This opportunity will be for you to familiarize yourself with what "right looks like" so you know what is being asked of your student throughout the year.

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our district is working each day to provide a great place for students to learn, teachers to teach, employees to work, and parents to send their children for an excellent education. We are committed to listening and responding to your experiences as a parent in our district. Our partners at Huron/Studer Education are providing an opportunity for you to provide feedback anonymously, at the link below.


Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent/Family Satisfaction Survey at this link: https://app.keysurvey.com/f/41560968/75a9/


The survey is scheduled to open October 4th and remain open through October 19th.


Your feedback will be used to celebrate our successes and to create action plans. Your input is valuable.


Thank you for your commitment to our district’s success.

iReady Reading and Math Opportunity

THIS WEEK: We will measure students on Math skills throughout this week of school. The data we collect from these assessment opportunities will determine what interventions or enrichments your student receives on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


Please discuss the importance of your student's effort with these opportunities. We want for your student's experience to be timely and meaningful!


Reading Data (See Below): The impacts of the pandemic and the influences throughout the academic year can be viewed by the reading scores below. What these graphs show are students who are on grade level (green), one year below grade level (yellow), and two or more grades below grade level (red). Our master schedule is set up in a way to support students' reading skills. Beginning on October 18, we will be providing your student with timely, reading intervention and enrichment.


You will also receive an individualized copy of your students' scores from both the Reading and Math Diagnostic. We want you to know where your student stands and how well they are learning at EMS.

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What Is Measured With iReady Diagnostic?

Your student has strengths in certain skills. Your student has opportunities for learning in certain skills. We want to know how to support your student. To pinpoint exactly what your student needs, we need a tool to determine your student's needs.

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.

After School Club Sign-Ups

Clock on this link or scan the QR Code below to sign up for after school clubs. Parent pick-up or walk-home at this time only (we are working to secure transportation, later)

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Apply! Free & Reduced Meals (Even Though Free Meals)

Even though all meals at EMS are free this year, it is important to apply. Your application supports our school's ability to access grants and may help you qualify for reduced costs for extracurricular activities.

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Registration is now open for our 2021-2022 Estacada Youth Basketball season. You can register at www.estacadayouthbasketball.org.


Also, this league wouldn't run without our volunteers, coaches, and sponsors. So if you're interested in coaching, helping out, sponsoring a team or making a donation, please contact us at estacadayouthbasketball@gmail.com.

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!