EGMS Weekly Update

October 1

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Letter from Principal Nicklous

Principal Thoughts

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

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Fall is here Huskies! We're so grateful for such a beautiful campus.

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

Throughout the week our incredible Huskies put their Pride Tickets they earn from teachers into a bucket to be in a drawing on Friday. Today 12 awesome students were pulled and got a delicious donut! We are so proud of the great things that are happening in our building. Keep up the great work Huskies!
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Thursday, October 21st from 4:30 - 8:00

Friday, October 22nd from 8:00 - noon

Conferences will be VIRTUAL again this year. Look for an invite with sign up information coming soon!

Noise Parade!

Good Afternoon, my name is Natalie Phanco, the Junior Class President at Redmond High, and involved in RHS leadership. Every year we put on a Noise Parade that goes through downtown Redmond, and we would like you and your students to join the community in watching the parade. The Noise Parade is October 20th and will start its route through downtown Redmond. The parade starts at Redmond High School at 5 pm and ends at Redmond High school (about a 45-minute route) with a bonfire immediately after. Redmond High School will be riding floats while spreading out school spirit and throwing out candy.

We would love to see your students there!

Thank you,

Natalie Phanco


Masks are required on all school buses. Thank you for your support.

Recess fun at EGMS

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Mr. Hower cannot believe he's losing...

News from Nurse Grubb

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Don't forget your water bottle!

EGMS has awesome bottle fill stations. Don't forget your refillable water bottles each day!

2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules

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If you have a student participating in Cross Country, Football or Volleyball this year and have not yet paid their Pay to Play fee, you can call our front office @ 541-526-6440 to make a credit/debit card payment. You can also pay by check or cash. All payments are made through our front office.

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!

Cross Country

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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.