EGMS Weekly Newsletter
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This week in Outdoor Ed, Mr. Blanchard and Mr. Miesen teach our 8th graders how to build a fire, but most importantly, how to extinguish a fire properly. Fire safety is so important!
Did you know that learning can also be delicious?
Homework Club Begins OCTOBER 5th!
Lost and Found
Our lost and found table is growing by the day! To help us keep the pile manageable, we ask that students write their names on the inside of their lunch boxes, on water bottles and in tags on their sweatshirts so we can easily locate their owner. Remember, all unclaimed lost and found gets donated to charity at the end of each trimester!
462 Students out of 716 have missed one day or less so far this year!
• Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
• Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or
facing some other potentially serious diffculty.
• By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
• By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
• Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
• Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
• Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
Quick Links to Parent Resources
Tech Talk Corner
Each week there will be a new article on parenting teenagers in this tech world we live in. We hope you find them helpful!
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News from Nurse Grubb
Registration for Winter Sports will open in FamilyID on October 1st.
Winter sports offered here at EGMS are:
7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball which will run from Nov. 1-Dec. 16th
Wrestling (6th, 7th & 8th grade) and 7th & 8th grade Girls Basketball which will tentatively run from Jan 3rd- Feb 24th
Athletes wanting to participate will need to be registered in FamilyID and have a current sports physical on file.
Fall Sports Picture Dates
7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Pictures
Monday, October 3rd @ 2:30
Athletes will bring home a picture envelope that needs to be completed and returned to the photographer on picture day. The office will NOT be taking picture envelopes or money.
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
Parents! We need your help...
We are having trouble with "Air Drops" in the cafeteria during lunch. We would appreciate if you could speak to your child about not doing these and turning off this feature on their phone. We know that kids like having their devices during lunch, but if Air Dropping continues, we will be forced to take a hard look at our policy and re-think this lunch time privilege. Thank you!
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.