EGMS Weekly Update
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Letter from Principal Nicklous
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!
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
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!
Inclement Weather Information
News from Nurse Grubb
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 Oregon.gov for more information. https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED/Pages/SchRequiredImm.aspx
Sports Attendance Policy at EGMS
Girls Basketball & Wrestling
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.
Study for tests.
Re do assignments for a higher grade.
Start projects due in a couple weeks.
Organize binder and backpack.
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
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.