ADL Announcements 4/08/2021
(These are sent each Thursday school is in session.)
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Testing:
We will begin administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBACs) in grades 6-8 on Monday, April 12th. These assessments will be administered during students in-person days April 12th -30th.
- Mon-Fri, April 19-23, Spring Break (no school)
Important Outcomes for Equity
Students, teachers, school leaders and community members are invited to participate in focus groups to help the EWSD continue to make progress towards becoming an equitable, anti-racist school district.
District leadership wants to be able to best tell the story of where we are succeeding and where we need to continue to change and grow. As we look to issue an annual equity report, we need community input to decide what information goes into the report, how best to present it, and how to make sure it is helping us reach our vision.
We hope you will join us for one of the upcoming focus groups on April 29, May 3 or May 11 from 5:30-7PM. (All groups will be held virtually via Zoom.) Click here to register.
FUNDS FOR GROCERIES AVAILABLE!
Families that qualify for free/reduced meals might also be eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds!! In order to receive these additional P-EBT funds, families MUST first have an approved free or reduced meal application on file. If you have not submitted an application yet, please consider doing so by going to MySchoolApps.com or visiting the EWSD Child Nutrition Website for more information on qualifying.
If you already have an approved application on file from last school year or this school year, you do not need to submit another application.
For more information please visit this list of frequently asked questions on P-EBT benefits.
If you have questions about the free and reduced meal application, please contact the EWSD Child nutrition office at email@example.com.
Do you love the Marvel Universe? Here's a new student-run club you might like!
A description from the founders: "In Marvel Club we will meet once a week to talk about upcoming shows or movies or comic books and theories people have behind them. Anyone could post things on the club classroom (like blogs or quizzes they made or their Marvel art). It will just be a fun space for Marvel fans to talk." This club will meet virtually on Wednesdays.
Contact Ms. Classen if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
The E.Y.E. (Essex Youth Empowerment) Club
Meets virtually every Wednesday at 10:00 (meet.google.com/cne-sihd-poa). This is a new club with a goal to empower youth to be advocates for healthy choices in their own lives and in their communities. We welcome new members any time. Nurse Jenna is the advisor. We hope to see you at the next meeting!
Library Assistant Mrs. Donahey will be the Yearbook advisor this year. Please email Mrs. Donahey at email@example.com if you'd like to help with the Yearbook. Students from all grades are needed, so email Mrs. Donahey if you think you might be interested.
Do you like history? Fascinated by different eras? Are you an expert on a particular event?
Then you should join the History Club! This is a new, student-run club that will meet virtually on Wednesdays. If you'd like to join, please contact Ms. Classen in the library. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Zimmerman is starting the math club virtually on Mondays! It will be from 3:30 until 4:15. Please email Mrs. Zimmerman for the meeting invite. email@example.com
PRIDE club will be meeting on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:00 in the band room. There is a limit for in-person attendance so please let us know if you are attending. If you are interested in attending virtually we can send you the link. Please email : Samantha Donahey firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Williams email@example.com. Hopefully we will see you soon.
There will be two sessions of after school art club starting in January for Cohort B students. The club will run for 8 weeks from 3:15-4:30.
There are only 20 spots available so if you are interested, please email Mrs. Logan. Sign up will be first come first serve. firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School MetroRock (540910 E)
Calling all thrill seekers! MetroRock’s five week climbing and adventure program is the place to be. With 16,000 square feet of climbing and a high ropes adventure course with over 20 different elements, the possibilities are endless. Join us as your child builds confidence, makes new friends, stays active and has a blast.
Grades 6-8 | MetroRock
Wed, April 28 – May 26 | 9:30-11:30AM
Instructor: MetroRock Instructors
Middle School Tennis (540913 E)
Let the staff from the Edge of Essex give your child a fun, active hour of tennis. Children will learn basic tennis skills while playing fun games. Racquets can be provided if needed. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothing and sneakers for this program.
Grades 6-8 | Maple Street Tennis Courts
Wed, April 28 – May 26 | 12:30-1:30PM
Instructor: The Edge of Essex Staff
Teen Center April Calendar
Here is the April activities registration form. You can change your response throughout the month if needed. Or if your youth is no longer going to do an activity let us know ahead of time so we don't waste food or materials.
April Registration: https://forms.gle/2pLxdDE8neShSerW6
Open the link below to view the calendar:
If your youth is new to our program and you haven't completed the consent form please do.
Consent Form: https://forms.gle/W5A7N1dSBWzFdjf28
Outlet is for LGBTQ+ or questioning youth and allies. The group is a safe place for youth to talk about what is going in their lives and ask questions about gender identity or LGBTQ+ topics in an age appropriate way.
Outlet meets on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.
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