EGMS Weekly Update

November 12

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Letter from Principal Nicklous

EGMS Families,

First off, I want to thank our Veterans for their service to our country! As we took the day off school yesterday, I think it’s important to take time and reach out to someone you know who served our country to simply thank them. Most of us have a family member or close connection to someone who served our country. In my family, both my grandpa and dad served in the Army, while my son in law is currently serving in the Marines.

Developing routines are important for organization and success in school and life. We also know developing consistent routines at home can be difficult with adult work schedules, students who are ill, in quarantine and/or involved in sports or activities. Please work with your child to develop times for dinner, schoolwork and family time. These times may have to vary based on weekly schedules, but talking about and supporting your child with consistent routines will help them find success. We often assume older students have it “figured out” and don’t need our support with routines and organization. Personally, I can tell you my son needed support with organization throughout his school career, even in high school!

Reminder: As we get closer to the end of the trimester (Dec. 2nd) teachers will have a cut off date for late/missing work. Please check in with your child regarding any missing or late work they may have and the cut off dates from their teacher. If they have missing work and are unsure how to correct it, I encourage you to have them email their teacher while you are sitting with them so they don’t “forget” later.

Thanksgiving Break is coming soon and I hope you and those important to you are able to slow down and spend time together!

All my best!

Justin Nicklous

Principal, Elton Gregory MS

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov 22 - 26
  • End of Trimester 1: December 2
  • No School: Teacher Prep Day December 3
  • Winter Break: Dec 20 - Dec 31

Team Building in ASW

Across The Galaxy was a fun game where students had to help each other get across the galaxy- team building and problem solving were the focus of today's activity. All grades were able to participate.
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Glove and Beanie Drive


We will be doing a glove and beanie drive at EGMS the next two weeks before the Thanksgiving break! Please bring new gloves and beanies, with tags to the office where we will have a drop off bin. FAN will distribute these much needed items to people in our community. Thank you for your support!

GOAL: 100 pairs of gloves and 100 beanies! I know we can do this Huskies!

Inventerprise is back!

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Inclement Weather Information

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News from Nurse Grubb

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RSD Annual Health Screening Days

All elementary and middle school students receive free vision screening courtesy of our local Lions Club!

Thursday, December 9th - Elton Gregory Middle School

All students receive dental screening and the possibility of free sealants and/or other dental treatments done at school, courtesy of Advantage Dental! Information on how to qualify for free dental treatments will be sent out separately, closer to the screening dates.

January 31 - February 3, 2022 - Elton Gregory Middle School


Letters recently went out to families with student's missing state required immunizations. Feel free to visit for more information.


Boys Basketball

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:00.


Sports Attendance Policy at EGMS

ATTENDANCE: Student athletes must attend all classes the day of a game/meet. Absences(due to medical/dental)may be excused if they are pre-arranged with the coach. Students must also attend all classes in order to participate in practice that day unless arrangements have been made with the coach beforehand.

Girls Basketball & Wrestling

Sign ups/registration for Girls Basketball & Wrestling will open in FamilyID on December 6th!


Students need to come to school every day with their Chromebooks charged.

Student Improvement Time

Didn’t like what you heard at conferences? Do you ask every evening, “Do you have any homework?” And get the same answer, “No”.

Try setting up a student improvement time for your child(ren) each evening.

  • Set a regular student improvement time each school night.

    • 45 - 60 minutes.

    • Same time as much as possible - build a habit.

    • Kitchen table or other area where they can be supervised.

    • Phone off. Tv off.

  • Activities for student improvement time:

    • Complete homework due the next day.

    • Review notes.

    • Study for tests.

    • Re do assignments for a higher grade.

    • Start projects due in a couple weeks.

    • Organize binder and backpack.

    • Read

  • At the end of the day ask your student, “What will you do with your student improvement time tonight?” Don’t ask, “Do you have any homework?”

Have questions about student improvement time? Contact your child’s counselor!

2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules

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We're on Instagram!

Elton Gregory is now on Instagram! Follow us @eltongregoryms and use the hashtag #EGhuskypride if you have awesome photos to share with us!

Community Resources


(updated as often as possible; some resources/numbers may not be current)

Mental Health Resources:

Deschutes County Behavioral Health

Information and appointments. 541-322-7500

Deschutes County Crisis Line

24 hour crisis support. 541-322-7500 ext. #9 or call 9-1-1

Trevor Project

Suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+. 866-488-7386 (24 hr)

Oregon Youth Line

Free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. 877-968-8491

Text: teen2teen @ 839863

Other Resources:

Central Oregon 2-1-1

Connections to a wide-range of social services. Dial 2-1-1 or 541-389-6507

Thrive Central Oregon

Housing, financial insecurity and other resources. 541-728-1022 (Se Habla Español)

Bethlehem Inn (24 hrs)

Emergency shelter and food for adults and families. 541-322-8768

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon

Parenting education and support services. 541-389-5468

Latino Community Association (LCA)

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

Resources for food, shelter and hope. 541-699-2099

Saving Grace

Comprehensive family / domestic violence and sexual assault 541-382-9227

support services. Hotline available.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

Nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, 541-617-4775

referrals and food vouchers for pregnant and postpartum women.

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