EGMS Weekly Update

October 29

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Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • Thursday, Nov 4: Picture ReTakes
  • Thursday, Nov 11: No School Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov 22 - 26

EGMS Band Performance

Enjoy two songs by our amazing 8th grade band, directed by the fabulous Mrs. Withers!

  • Song 1: Count Rockula
  • Song 2: Ghosts in the Graveyard

Egms Halloween band performance 2021
Band performance 2

Spirit Week Fun!

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Chess Club at EGMS!

Chess Club will start November 2nd and end the last week before Spring Break. Sign ups will be on a first-come first-serve basis. There are no fees to join the club and students will be provided materials. Club will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-3:15 in Mr. Meisen's classroom (room 210). There are also two Saturday tournaments held throughout the season and winners of the Regional Tournament will play in the State Tournament. Chess Club is open to all students who want to participate regardless of skill level.

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.

    • Review notes.

    • Study for tests.

    • Re do assignments for a higher grade.

    • Start projects due in a couple weeks.

    • Organize binder and backpack.

    • Read

  • 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!


Students need to come to school every day with their Chromebooks charged.

School Supplies

Parents/Guardians! Now is the time to take a quick peek at your student's school supplies. We recommend taking a peek once per month to make sure students have enough pencils, highlighters, and loose leaf paper.

Thank you for your support!

News from Nurse Grubb

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Sports Attendance Policy at EGMS

ATTENDANCE: Student athletes must attend all classes the day of a game/meet. Absences(due to medical/dental)may be excused if they are pre-arranged with the coach. Students must also attend all classes in order to participate in practice that day unless arrangements have been made with the coach beforehand.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Registration for 7th & 8th grade is open in FamilyID.

Practice starts Nov. 1st

Tryouts Nov. 1st & Nov 2nd.

Practice M/T/TH/F 2:30-4:00

Girls Basketball & Wrestling

Sign ups/registration for Girls Basketball & Wrestling will open in FamilyID on December 6th!

2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules

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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.

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