Week 7, S1: EMS Family Newsletter

The What-to-Knows at Estacada Middle School for Families

Week 7 at EMS: October 18 to Oct 22

Review Last Week's Newsletter, Here

Learn About Last Week's Information, Here.

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Schoolwide Reading Supplemental

View this video to see how your student will be practicing reading when at school. Your student can read from home, too! And, we encourage it.

Taking Action For Your Students' Learning in Reading and Math

Why? Below this text box are two images which describe our students' Reading and Math skills. Reading: 26% of our students are reading at or above grade-level and 74% of our students are reading below grade-level. Math: 13% of our students are answering grade-level prompts correctly whereas 87% of our students are unable to answer grade-level prompts correctly. Your Student's Scores: On Tuesday last week you will received your students' individual scores via ParentSquare.


What? Beginning on Tuesday, October 19 all students will be enrolled into a course which either provides enrichment or intervention for Math or Reading. Your student will be grouped with peers (in the same grade level) who have similar strengths so we can intentionally target Reading and Math learning. We will be using Imagine Reading as well as Corrective Reading to teach lagging reading techniques as well as iReady to develop Math skills.


How? Your student's schedules are ready to be viewed in PowerSchool. Your student will receive a hard-copy schedule on Monday AND Tuesday prior to beginning this new class. In January/February your student will be measured again with the iReady Diagnostic. We will either see growth or regression based on the work we have done throughout the year to determine whether or not these interventions are functioning as we intend. Your student can also practice reading from home. View this video to see what your student will be engaging in.

Grade-level Reading Data

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Grade-level Math Data

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Science Classes and MESA at EMS

Join A Club At EMS! See Below!

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Positive Covid-19 Test During the Weekend? Let us know!

Call the weekend COIVD-19 case hotline on the weekend. It is self-automated; select the right school (per the prompt) and leave a message. The voicemail you leave will be directed to our Vice-Principal, Mr. Kelley so we can begin to identify potential close contacts.


The number you need to call to notify us about your student's positive case is: 971-220-6594. Thank you for partnering with use to keep our students in the classroom with as little interruption as possible.

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Estacada Middle School

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