EGMS Weekly Update

May 21st

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Mask Update

  • Outdoors: Students, staff, volunteers, and visitors are not required to wear face coverings outdoors (including, but not limited to: Outdoor PE, outdoor music, recess, and arrival & dismissal). Until additional updates are provided, all RSSL physical distancing and other related requirements still apply.

Last Day of School Information

The last day of school at EGMS will be June 17th. This is a HALF day. Students will be released at 10:10 and our buses depart at 10:16.


Due to COVID restrictions, there are no events planned around 8th graders promoting to high school. We will celebrate at school with treats, yearbook signing time and postcards.

AVID at EGMS

EGMS AVID students toured OSU Cascades campus on May 18th. They got to hear from college students, see a real dorm and take a tour. #collegebound #gohuskies
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Mummified Chicken

Two years ago we started our unit on Ancient Egypt and mummifed a chicken. It was a 40-day process before wrapping it with layers and layers of gauze and precious "amulets and jewels" - think Hello Kitty rings. Prior to wrapping, the students completely immersed the chicken in salt. Each week we removed all salt, analyzed the chicken for changes in size, appearance, texture, odor, and then covered it in salt for another week. Those first few weeks were pretty gross! Today, those once-upon-a-time 6th graders finally got to see what remained. Normally, my students are invited back one year later to see what is left of their chicken. Alas, we all know how 2020 worked out.

- Madeline Tanner 6th Grade

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Attendance WINNERS of the Week!

This week's winners receive a free pizza from Dominos, McDonalds Meal Card and a Slurpee for having 100% attendance for the week! They go to Isaiah Hibberd, Aspen Koontz, & Avery Lugo.


Go Huskies! We are so proud of you!

Weekly Student Super Stars!

The following students were nominated by their teachers for doing a great job with online school, being in class regularly and having a positive attitude. Congratulations to:


6th graders: Tori Johns & Jacob Otten

7th graders: Cheyanna Horn & Makenna Robison

8th grade: Natalie Alexander & Evan Emanuel


Prizes are coming your way! McDonalds combo meal, 7-11 Slurpee & a Husky sticker


Great job huskies!

State Testing Opt-Out for Math and Language Arts

Huskies,

If you would like to OPT OUT of state testing in Math and Language Arts, please fill out the waiver and email it to megan.storey@redmondschools.org OR have your student return it to the main office.


ENGLISH OPT OUT FORM


SPANISH OPT OUT FORM


Thank you!

From Nurse Grubb's Desk

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Sports Update

Wrestling

Wrestling starts May 17 through June 11th!

Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 3pm

Upstairs gym at EGMS.


Questions? Please call Coach Rob at 503-812-3221

Boys Basketball Information

Boys Basketball will start Tuesday May 11th at 1:30. It will be TWO days per week- Tues & Thurs

The season will be May 11th thru May 27th.

Tuesdays are skills days and Thursdays are round robin tourney style 3 on 3 games.

May 27th Tournament at RHS vs OMS on the outside blacktop.

Girls Basketball Information

Girls Basketball will start Thursday May 13th at 1:30. It will be TWO days per week- Mon & Thurs

Girl's season will be May 13th thru May 27th

Mondays will be 3 on 3 games and Thursday's will be skills days.

End of the season 3 on 3 tournament TBA

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Family Resources Available

SNAP:

Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits by clicking here. For more information or support, please contact the Nutrition Services department at 541-923-8238 or nutrition@redmondschools.org.


Pandemic EBT:

ODE has coordinated with DHS to offer a simplified system for distributing information about the Pandemic EBT benefit.

Status of P-EBT for the 2020/2021 School Year

Oregon has submitted a plan to provide P-EBT benefits to eligible students retroactively back to October 2020. Initial P-EBT issuances will start going out by the end of May. Retroactive benefits will be broken out over the first 2 payments. Dates are contingent on final approval from the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service.

A new system is being developed to issue 2020/2021 P-EBT benefits.

Updates regarding P-EBT, including information about how the program will be implemented and when, will be shared at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/P-EBT.aspx as soon as they are available. Contact 211 for general P-EBT questions or to learn more about other food resources available in your area

This webpage is the primary source for information.


**PLEASE NOTE: All students receiving meal benefits (whether Free/Reduced by application or directly certified by the State), including all students enrolled in 2020-21 CEP sites (Lynch, Sage, Vern Patrick, Tuck, & Hartman) are eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits**

EGMS Blueprint

The EGMS blueprint is the plan that we have created for hybrid, in-person learning that aligns with the ODE Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidelines. Please feel free to take a look at what our plan is. Don't hesitate to give us a call or an email if you have any questions. Safety is our number one priority as we bring students back to the building.

Husky or College Gear FRIDAYS

EGMS Students! Let's show our pride on Fridays by wearing EGMS gear or college gear!

*If you need some new Huskey gear, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter and click on the "Order Husky Gear" button.