EGMS Weekly Newsletter
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- 1/26- Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30pm to 7:30pm
- 1/27- No School- Parent Teacher Conferences 8am to Noon
- 2/6- No School - District Inservice Day
Middle School & High School Parent Teacher Conferences
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. Conferences will be at the school sites IN PERSON and BY APPOINTMENT. You may begin scheduling your conference appointments through ParentVue starting Wednesday, January 18th. Conference slots are limited.
Conferences times are::
Thursday, January 26th, 4-7:30 pm, In Person at the school, Appointment required
Friday, January 27th, 8am-12pm, In Person at the school, Appointment required
Conference appointments will become live and available on Wednesday, January 18th at 12:01 am. You will receive a conference reminder from each teacher you have scheduled with by January 25th.
Please watch this short video for instructions on how to set up your conference appointments through ParentVue. Conferences need to be scheduled via browser, but can be viewed on your smartphone once they are scheduled by going to the Conferences tab in the ParentVue app.
Please schedule only one conference per teacher even if your student has that teacher for multiple classes; multiple classes can be discussed within one conference slot. Also note, be cautious about scheduling times back to back as you may need to allow for travel time to the next conference.
If, for some reason, you cannot find an appointment time that works for your schedule, please contact your student’s teacher directly to get more information about your student’s progress.
If you have never accessed your ParentVue account, here are the instructions to do so.
Pre-Conference Guide for Families
Conferences can be a stressful time for both students and families. Talking as a family
before conferences can help reduce stress, and take away any surprises that may come up during
conferences. This document is an attempt to provide an outline of ideas and questions that can
be discussed in order to set your conference up for success!
Questions to Ask Your Child Before Conferences (For Parents)
(Many of these questions were generated by our own Tumalo students! They were asked what
they would want their parents to ask, and this was their list.)
➔ What is your teacher going to tell me that would surprise me?
➔ Are you proud of your grades?
➔ Did you put in maximum effort in class?
➔ Do you think your behavior is what it should be?
➔ Do you work well with others?
➔ What are you struggling with at school?
➔ What are you doing well? What are you falling behind on?
➔ Do you need any extra help with anything?
➔ What could you work harder at?
➔ Is your behavior different at school than at home? If so, how?
Students who have ZERO absences for an entire week will be entered into a drawing to win a donut the following Monday! There will be one winner per grade, per river team! A DOZEN winners each monday! Yummy! You can do this Huskies!
WINNERS FROM 1/9 to 1/13
6th: Beverly, Tyson
Bullying & Harassment
EGMS has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment—regardless of where it occurs or how severe the offense. Everyone deserves to feel safe at school, and students are expected to treat each other respectfully and civilly. Students are expected to refrain from bringing online interpersonal conflicts (Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) to school; however, such events should be brought to the attention of school personnel in order to support prompt resolution. Incidents of harassment, bullying or threatening behavior will result in disciplinary action. Bullying that involves threats may result in a Risk Assessment Screener with potential referral to Deschutes County Mental Health.
What is being done at EGMS to address bullying?
2. From our investigation we will determine if it is bullying or a conflict between students.
3. Bullying is not tolerated and will be consequenced accordingly.
4. Conflicts are common among middle school students. Students are learning how to navigate relationships as much as they are learning school subjects. We like to take a restorative approach to conflicts and have students sit together with an adult and work out the issue and move on from it when it's possible. There are consequences if conflicts get inappropriate or physical in nature.
5. Counselors are teaching "bully proofing" lessons to each grade level this month.
Tech Talk Corner
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News from Nurse Grubb
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS
Parents and guardians of middle school students who wish to attend high school athletic contests:
Middle school students attending high school games must attend with an adult. Middle school students need to sit in the stands during games. High schools do not have the staffing to supervise middle school students. Just like all Bend/LaPine high schools, Redmond high schools believe that middle school students can successfully achieve this goal. However, in the event that middle school students cannot stay in the stands, they will be required to sit with the adult who brought them to the game or be required to leave. Please help your student enjoy the game by monitoring them while on high school property.
RHS & RVHS Staff
2022-2023 EGMS Bell Schedule
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.