EGMS Weekly Newsletter
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- 10/31-11/4 Spirit Week - See flyer below
- 11/4 Fall Ball- EGMS Fall Dance 5:30 - 7:00pm
- 11/11 NO SCHOOL- Veterans Day
- 11/21-11/25 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
Child Tax Credit Reminder
Many low-income families and individuals have not claimed Child Tax Credits or the Third Stimulus payment due to them. Families have until November 15, 2022 to claim the credit.
Nearly 90% of children in the U.S. are eligible for the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC), which provides up to $3,600 per child. Additional income like the CTC is associated with stronger educational performance, improved health, and reduced stress among kids in families with low incomes. Unfortunately, too many kids are at risk of missing out. You do not have to be tax experts to help!
While the tax filing deadline has passed, families with no or low incomes can still file without penalty and claim the full CTC (or the remaining half if they received 2021 advance payments).
Families have until mid-November to claim the credit on their own through the simplified filing portal, GetCTC.org/orschools. After that, families can still claim the 2021 CTC, but must file full tax returns. They have until April 15, 2025, to do so.
Things You Can Do Now
- View flyers.
- Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a new federal benefit that helps families pay for internet service and a computer or tablet. You can find more resources on the ACP here.
Reduce Barriers to File:
Code For America has created a tool, GetCTC.org, to reduce barriers to people without filing requirements. This tool enables people to claim the Child Tax Credit and third stimulus payment (up to $5,000 per eligible child) - and people can sign up in 15 minutes or less on their mobile devices in English or Spanish. People must file before November 15 to easily get this money this year.
Student Improvement Time
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 and TV off.
Activities for student improvement time:
Complete homework due the next day.
Review grades on Canvas with parents.
Email a teacher asking when they can check in with questions.
Study for tests.
Re do assignments for a higher grade.
Start projects due in a couple weeks.
Organize binder and backpack.
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!
Save $30/month on Internet with the Affordable Connectivity Program
We are excited to share news about a program that many of our families can take advantage of to save some money on their home internet costs. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help households pay for home internet services.
Households that are eligible for free or reduced priced meals qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program. Qualifying households receive $30 off of their home internet bill from participating internet providers.
We highly encourage all eligible households to apply for the ACP and talk to their internet provider to see if they offer the ACP discount. Directions on how to apply for ACP are provided below. If your household qualifies, the FCC will email you a discount code that you submit to your internet provider for the discount to be applied.
Ahorre $30/mes en Internet con el Programa de Conectividad Asequible
Nos complace compartir noticias sobre un programa que muchas de nuestras familias pueden aprovechar para ahorrar algo de dinero en los costos de Internet de su hogar. El Programa de Conectividad Asequible (ACP) es un programa del gobierno de los EE. UU. dirigido por el programa de la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC) para ayudar a los hogares a pagar los servicios de Internet en el hogar.
Los hogares que son elegibles para comidas gratis o a precio reducido califican para el Programa de Conectividad Asequible.Los hogares que califican reciben $30 de descuento en la factura de Internet de su hogar de los proveedores de Internet participantes.
Recomendamos encarecidamente a todos los hogares elegibles que soliciten el ACP y hablen con su proveedor de Internet para ver si ofrecen el descuento del ACP. Las instrucciones sobre cómo solicitar ACP se proporcionan a continuación. Si su hogar califica, la FCC le enviará por correo electrónico un código de descuento que debe enviar a su proveedor de Internet para que se aplique el descuento.
Bullying & Harassment
EGMS has zero tolerance for bullying and harassment—regardless of where it occurs or how severe the offense. Everyone deserves to feel safe at school, and students are expected to treat each other respectfully and civilly. Students are expected to refrain from bringing online interpersonal conflicts (Instagram, Snapchat, etc.) to school; however, such events should be brought to the attention of school personnel in order to support prompt resolution. Incidents of harassment, bullying or threatening behavior will result in disciplinary action. Bullying that involves threats may result in a Risk Assessment Screener with potential referral to Deschutes County Mental Health.
544 out of 709 had perfect attendance last week!
Students who have ZERO absences for an entire week will be entered into a drawing to win a donut the following Monday! There will be one winner per grade, per river team! A DOZEN winners each monday! Yummy! You can do this Huskies!
WINNERS FROM 10/17 to 10/20
6th: Alvarez, Deandre
7th: Van Matre, Rhylie
8th: Mayfield, Henley
6th: Scott, Trevor
7th: Sheppard, Brayden
8th: Medina, Gael
6th: Spencer, Shianna
7th: Hamell, Ellee
8th: Keating, Shaelyn
6th: Gonzales-Neverick, Geremy
7th: Boggs, Mya
8th: James-Farrow, Shelby
Tech Talk Corner
Each week there will be a new article on parenting teenagers in this tech world we live in. We hope you find them helpful!
Treering has extended it's 10% off through October!
News from Nurse Grubb
7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Try-Outs
Dates: Monday, 10/31 & Tuesday, 11/1
Additional Info: Cuts made, if necessary & announced by the end of the day on Wednesday 11/2.
A/B Teams announced by Monday 11/7.
Girls Basketball and Wrestling will start in Jan. with more details to come. Registration for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Wrestling are now open in FamilyID.
6th Grade Boys Intramural Basketball
We will be offering 6th grade boys basketball. Info is as follows. Pricing $75 (other pricing may apply if you have filled out Free & Reduced paperwork for the CURRENT school year and have qualified) See schedule below:
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS
Parents and guardians of middle school students who wish to attend high school athletic contests:
Middle school students attending high school games must attend with an adult. Middle school students need to sit in the stands during games. High schools do not have the staffing to supervise middle school students. Just like all Bend/LaPine high schools, Redmond high schools believe that middle school students can successfully achieve this goal. However, in the event that middle school students cannot stay in the stands, they will be required to sit with the adult who brought them to the game or be required to leave. Please help your student enjoy the game by monitoring them while on high school property.
RHS & RVHS Staff
2022-2023 EGMS Bell 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.