Estacada Middle School: Wk1 S1

The New Know-whats & Know-hows to Start Distance Learning!

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The First Clicks Your Student Makes

We are going to have a great year. I am confident and proud of our program at EMS!

On Tuesday, September 8 at 8:55 your student must click into Canvas. Then, accept their Life class invitation. And finally, click into the Life class to view the link to Zoom.

If you run into any problems on September 8, please give us a call!

See the instructions below to view how to log into your Chromebook. Your student's email and login information is printed for you in your student's academic planner we handed out during Chromebook pick-up.

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View Distance, Virtual Learning Bell Schedule Below

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Upcoming Canvas Parent Tutorials

We want you to be prepared. We want you to feel comfortable. We want to support you.

We are planning to introduce you to Canvas - your student's homepage to their virtual classroom experience - in upcoming tutorials.

Please be available on September 8th at 6:00pm or September 10th at 7:00pm. These tutorials will help guide you through understanding what your student is being asked to do in each of their classes and how to oversee their work!

Go Tigers!

Understanding Your Student's Canvas Account: Click Here

THE FUNDAMENTAL 5! Click here to view resources and learn about what will be expected of your student online this Fall.

Seven Tips for Observers (Parents) in Canvas

Learn how to view your student's Canvas account as an observer. Receive notifications and up-to-date information about your student's learning.

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Family-Student-Teacher Office Hours

To Support the Family: If needed, please contact your student's teacher (see email list below) or email us at to set up a time and meet with your student's teacher. Teachers will be available from 8:30 to 9:00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays to conference with you.

To Support the Student: Your student may email, Google Chat, or Canvas message their teacher at any time. And, when your student is scheduled to meet with their teacher during their class period with said teacher, they will have between 15 and 25 minutes to check-in and ask questions.

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Meet Our Math Teachers! This Video Is GREAT!

Learn About Your Math Teachers and Why You Should Be Excited About Math Class!

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Get to Know Our PE Teachers at Estacada Middle School!

Click Here or View the Video Below to Learn About Your Student's Physical Education Experience

EMS PE, 20/21 introduction video
Meet our Social Studies Team! View the Video Below

Click Here or View the Video Below to Learn About Your Student's Social Studies Experience!

Social Studies PLC Introduction
Meet our Learning Specialists! View the Video Below

Click Here or View the Video Below to Meet Our Learning Specialists who Support Our Students with Individualized Education Programs

Estacada Middle School Learning Specialist Welcome Video 2020/2021
Learn About Our Music Program from Ms. Hubbard!

Click Here or View the Video Below to Meet Ms. Hubbard and Learn About What Music Class and "Specials" will be like this year.

Music at Estacada Middle School
Meet Your Science Teachers, Learn About Science Class!

Click Here or View the Video Below to Meet your Science Teachers. Go Scientists!

Science PLC Video - Fall 2020
Get to Know Our Language Arts Team at EMS

Click Here or View Below to Meet Your ELA Teachers and Hear About Their Goals for You

EMS ELA Introduction

Collective, Mutual Responsibilities and Expectations

We want you, your student, your student's teachers, and our community to have as positive of an experience as possible. And, we believe we can accomplish a high-quality learning opportunity for your student when we work together.

Clear is kind, unclear is unkind.

Please open these links and review what is expected of each of us to provide your student with the learning they deserve and need to be successful at the next level:

--Administrator Expectations

--Teacher and Department Responsibilities and Expectations

--Student Responsibilities

--Family Responsibilities

I'd like to remind you that Comprehensive Distance Learning is school. We have expectations of one another including daily attendance, daily assignment turn-in, and daily communication. We can - and will - do this together! I am very optimistic and confident.

Video: Mr. Kelley Explains the Schedule

View this video to learn about your student's schedule.

Video: Mr. Hargrave's Welcome Back!

View this video to hear Mr. Hargrave's "Welcome Back". Go Tigers!

Estacada School District is a Winner of Top Workplaces Competition

Our District has been recognized as a Winner of the Oregonian/Oregon Live "Top Workplaces" competition.

Thank you to our teachers, our paraeducators, counselors, secretaries, kitchen staff, maintenance and grounds staff, custodial staff, administration, students, and families for working together to create a top-place-to-work culture.

Read the article below to learn more about this award and recognition! Go Tigers!

Estacada Middle School

Our mission is to equip each student with the skills necessary to be resourceful and successful.