EGMS Weekly Update

May 14th

To read this newsletter in another language, please look at the bar to the right that says "translate newsletter" and pick your language.


Para leer este boletín en otro idioma, mire la barra a la derecha que dice "traducir boletín" y elija su idioma.

Masks at EGMS

RSD Families,

As many of you have heard by now, the CDC announced on Thursday that people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer have to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor public spaces. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that the state would follow those guidelines as well.

However, the governor has also said that schools are required to practice mask wearing and social distancing for at least the remainder of this school year. That includes visitors, students, staff and anyone visiting campuses, no matter what their vaccination status may be.

Our schools will continue to require masks and social distancing, and will follow all of the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education COVID-19 policies, including the 14-day quarantine practice for students and staff who are not fully vaccinated. These policies will remain in place through the rest of the school year. We may see changes for the next school year.

We appreciate how hard our students and staff have worked to keep each other safe this year, and we ask everyone to continue to comply with the mask and social distance guidelines as we finish out this school year strong.

Happy Birthday Stacy Wink!

Big picture
Head Secretary Stacy Wink has a birthday on 5/15! We celebrated big. The Huskies are so lucky to have her on the team! Happy birthday Mrs. Wink! Thank you for all you do!

Classroom Fun

Big picture
Mr. Garland's tech class had some fun using a compressor to test how far the cars they built would go down the hall!

State Testing Opt-Out for Math and Language Arts

Huskies,

If you would like to OPT OUT of state testing in Math and Language Arts, please fill out the waiver and email it to megan.storey@redmondschools.org OR have your student return it to the main office.


ENGLISH OPT OUT FORM


SPANISH OPT OUT FORM


Thank you!

Attendance WINNERS of the Week!

This week's winners receive a free pizza from Dominos and a VIP pass to Trampoline Zone for having 100% attendance for the week! They go to Rose Allmand-Abarca, Alex Esteves, and Kaylie Gebo.


Go Huskies! We are so proud of you!

Weekly Student Super Stars!

The following students were nominated by their teachers for doing a great job with online school, being in class regularly and having a positive attitude. Congratulations to:


6th graders: Corbin Jaentsch & Lance Bezdek

7th graders: Emmanual Tablas & Amanda Wirtz

8th grade: Julia Hibberd & Daliyah Faltermeier


Prizes are coming your way! McDonalds combo meal, 7-11 Slurpee & a Husky sticker


Great job huskies!

From Nurse Grubb's Desk

FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-olds

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has now been widened for children ages 12 and up! Below is some information on how to obtain the vaccine:


St. Charles Health System, in partnership with community providers and pharmacies, has updated www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com to highlight a variety of local primary care providers, urgent cares, pharmacies and community pop-up clinics offering vaccinations.


Additionally, Mosaic Medical, is now offering free COVID-19 vaccines to all community members. Patients and non-patients age 12 and older are eligible to walk in or schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Youth ages 12-17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine only.


Walk ins are located:

Mosaic Medical Courtney Clinic

2577 NE Courtney Dr. Ste. 100

M, W, F 8:30-11 am and 1-2 pm

Appointments can also be made at mosaicmedical.org.


There is also a Community Vaccination Clinic event:

Saturday, May 15

Riverbend Park in Bend

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

No Appointment necessary

Big picture

Sports Update

Wrestling

Wrestling starts May 17 through June 11th!

Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 3pm

Upstairs gym at EGMS.


Questions? Please call Coach Rob at 503-812-3221

Boys Basketball Information

Boys Basketball will start Tuesday May 11th at 1:30. It will be TWO days per week- Tues & Thurs

The season will be May 11th thru May 27th.

Tuesdays are skills days and Thursdays are round robin tourney style 3 on 3 games.

May 27th Tournament at RHS vs OMS on the outside blacktop.

Girls Basketball Information

Girls Basketball will start Thursday May 13th at 1:30. It will be TWO days per week- Mon & Thurs

Girl's season will be May 13th thru May 27th

Mondays will be 3 on 3 games and Thursday's will be skills days.

End of the season 3 on 3 tournament TBA

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Family Resources Available

SNAP:

Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits by clicking here. For more information or support, please contact the Nutrition Services department at 541-923-8238 or nutrition@redmondschools.org.


Pandemic EBT:

ODE has coordinated with DHS to offer a simplified system for distributing information about the Pandemic EBT benefit.

Status of P-EBT for the 2020/2021 School Year

Oregon has submitted a plan to provide P-EBT benefits to eligible students retroactively back to October 2020. Initial P-EBT issuances will start going out by the end of May. Retroactive benefits will be broken out over the first 2 payments. Dates are contingent on final approval from the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service.

A new system is being developed to issue 2020/2021 P-EBT benefits.

Updates regarding P-EBT, including information about how the program will be implemented and when, will be shared at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/P-EBT.aspx as soon as they are available. Contact 211 for general P-EBT questions or to learn more about other food resources available in your area

This webpage is the primary source for information.


**PLEASE NOTE: All students receiving meal benefits (whether Free/Reduced by application or directly certified by the State), including all students enrolled in 2020-21 CEP sites (Lynch, Sage, Vern Patrick, Tuck, & Hartman) are eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits**

EGMS Blueprint

The EGMS blueprint is the plan that we have created for hybrid, in-person learning that aligns with the ODE Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidelines. Please feel free to take a look at what our plan is. Don't hesitate to give us a call or an email if you have any questions. Safety is our number one priority as we bring students back to the building.

Husky or College Gear FRIDAYS

EGMS Students! Let's show our pride on Fridays by wearing EGMS gear or college gear!

*If you need some new Huskey gear, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter and click on the "Order Husky Gear" button.