EGMS Weekly Update
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.
Letter from Principal Nicklous
I hope this year’s return to in person learning for your child has been positive! We know things aren’t back to “normal” but it feels great to have students back in the building. The beginning of the year is one of my favorite times of the school year as the energy and excitement our students bring to the building is contagious.
As students begin to acclimate to school and the routine of in person classes, we want to make sure that scheduling a time each night for homework becomes part of their “school routine” at home. This may be challenging as a consistent “routine” has been hard to come by over the last couple years! Most students have some form of work to complete throughout the week or should begin working on long term projects. Please check with your child to review their binder and their teacher’s Canvas page to stay connected to the work expectations for each class. I also encourage you to help your child self advocate by checking in and/or emailing their teacher if they have questions that didn’t get answered in class. In addition, I encourage all parents to reach out to your child’s teacher or one of our counselors if you have questions on how to best support your child. We are here to help!
We can use your help! We are noticing that some students are struggling with appropriate interactions with their peers. This is generally showing up with rude, mean and/or hurtful words toward others. As adults it’s important for us to remember that middle school is an important time for young people to learn how to appropriately interact socially and they’ve lost some of that time and practice. Please try to listen with a non-judgmental, non-emotional lens and share ideas with them on how they may try and work through their struggles with another classmate or situation. Posting negative comments on social media, spreading rumors, writing mean notes and/or violence are reactions we want students to avoid! Please know our counselors and office staff are available to support your child if they need help from an adult at school.
Pick-up/drop-off: Everyone is doing a great job and things are moving much faster! Please remember to pull as far forward as you can and make sure your child has their stuff ready once you stop. We’re asking students to wait at the crosswalk until cars pull up and stop so we can get as many cars in at one time.
Health/Safety: Please remind your child to consistently wear their mask correctly and wash their hands regularly. We currently have a high number of students ill or in quarantine. This creates a significant challenge for students, staff and parents. We need everyone to work as a team to limit our ill and quarantined students.
We look forward to helping your child grow academically and socially each day!
Justin Nicklous (Mr. Nick)
Principal, Elton Gregory MS
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
- Friday, Oct. 8: No School- Statewide Inservice Day
- Thursday, Oct 21: Parent Conferences
- Friday, Oct 22: No School- Parent Conferences
Husky Pride Drawings
We would love to see your students there!
Recess fun at EGMS
News from Nurse Grubb
2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules
Fall Sports Picture Dates
Cross Country Pictures
Tuesday, October 5th @ 2:30
7th & 8th Grade Football Pictures
Monday, October 11th @ 2:30
7th Grade Volleyball Pictures
Thursday, October 14th @ 2:30
8th Grade Volleyball Pictures
Tuesday, October 12th @ 2:30
Athletes will bring home an order form. Please return the order form with payment to the photographer on picture day. THE OFFICE CANNOT MAKE CHANGE!
Click here to view meet schedule:
Click here to view game schedule:
Click Here to view game 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.