EGMS Weekly Update
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Masks at EGMS
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!
State Testing Opt-Out for Math and Language Arts
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
Boys Basketball Information
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
Family Resources Available
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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**