October 2019

Elton Gregory Middle School

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Everyday Matters

Regular school attendance is strongly connected to a student learning and how a student feels about going to school. When students miss school regularly it can make them feel disconnected from their peers and what is going on in the classroom. This disconnect can lead to anxiety, which may show as stomach aches and sometimes negative behavior. We are asking you to support your student by committing to regular school attendance.

Our team is happy to support your family in any way that we can. Some of our team members who may be of assistance in supporting your family include our

FAN (Family Access Network) Advocate, Tammy Gates tamira.gates@redmondschools.org

School Counselor Last names A-K, Peter Hower peter.hower@redmondschools.org

School Counselor Last names L-Z, Elizabeth Platt elizabeth.platt@redmondschools.org

Dean of Students, Troy Capps troy.capps@redmondschools.org

School Nurse, Kim Kirk kim.kirk@redmondschools.org

School's Psychologist, Sarah Stahlberg sarah.stahlberg@redmondschools.org

ParentVue Update

ParentVUE and StudentVUE for Redmond School District have a new web address as of August 2019.

What you need to know:

  1. The web addresses redmondparents.org and redmondstudents.org have been forwarded to the new web address. You can login with the same credentials.
  2. If you bookmarked or saved the direct web address, please update your bookmark to: https://or-hi-psv.edupoint.com.
  3. If you and your family use the Synergy mobile apps—ParentVUE, StudentVUE—you will need to delete and reinstall the app OR change the web address (URL) in the app:
    1. On the login screen (purple for PVUE and green for SVUE), click the gear icon in the lower left corner.
    2. Click the “Add another district URL” button.
    3. Enter 97756 in the “Zip Code” box.
    4. Redmond School District (with the updated web address listed above) should be the first result. Click on that line.
    5. Click “Yes” to the message asking if you want to save that as your district.
    6. Login using the same credentials as before.

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Kindness Committee meets every Monday at Lunch

Kindness Committee is a club for students who are interested in getting involved at Elton Gregory. Students are welcome to attend on Mondays during their lunch. Meetings are held in the library. Kindness Committee students are responsible for many activities throughout the school year and various acts of kindness. If you have questions regarding getting your student involved in Kindness Committee feel free to reach out to Mrs. Platt our school counselor.

Study Table @ Lunch

Each Tuesday and Thursday students are welcome to bring their lunch to our school library to get a little extra help on assignments or simply have a quiet place to finish up school work. Study table is offered during both lunches.

If students get school lunch they will want to grab a pass from the front office ahead of time so they are able to exit the commons and attend Study Table.

Husky Pride School Store

Thanks to our wonderful parent volunteers we are able to offer our students the Husky Pride School store. Each Thursday morning before school from 7-7:25am students are able to purchase various school supply items. There are items that students may purchase with their earned Husky Pride tickets and other items that may be purchased with money. The Husky Pride School Store is a fundraiser for various student activities that we hold throughout the year.
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Husky Heroes Parent Meeting Monday October 7th

We will have a beginning of the year Husky Heroes Parent Meeting on Monday October 7th after school from 2:30-3:15pm in our school library. We will talk through some of the events and activities for the 2019-20 school year and the various opportunities for parents and families to get involved.

Volunteer Applications

The volunteer applications have been moved over to an online process this year. Please click here to access the volunteer application. Once it has been approved it will be good for one school year. This is needed in order to volunteer at the school in any capacity.

Winter Sports Registration Opens on October 7th

Winter sports registration will open on October 7th and stay open for registrations through January 6th. If your student plans to participate in one of the winter sports please register them at FamilyID.

Winter sports include the following:

Boys Basketball for 7th and 8th Grade - Season begins early November through December

Girls Basketball for 7th and 8th Grade - Season begins January through February

Wrestling for 6th - 8th Grade - Season begins January through February

Students need a current Sports Physical on file to participate. Please call our Athletic Secretary Rhonda Ayling or Athletic Director Troy Capps with any questions regarding winter sports. Our office phone number is 541-526-6440.

Book Fair

EGMS will be hosting our annual book fair October 14th through the 18th. The book fair will be located in our school library. It will be open during regular library hours during the day. It will also be open during conferences on the evening of October 17th and the morning of October 18th.
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Parent Teacher Conferences October 17th & 18th

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on the evening of October 17th from 4-7:30pm and the morning of October 18th from 8am to Noon. There is no need to schedule an appointment with your children's teachers. Simply choose a time that works for your family and stop in to meet your children's teachers and learn about their progress during the first month and half of the school year.
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Spirit Week October 28th to November 1st

Monday October 28th Favorite T-Shirt

Tuesday October 29th - Sports Day

Wednesday October 30th - Twin Day

Thursday October 31st - Costume Day

Friday November 1st - Husky Pride Day

Halloween at Elton Gregory

During the week that Halloween takes place Elton Gregory will host a spirit week encouraging different themes each day of the week. Students may choose to participate in the spirit week by wearing their costume on Halloween. Our expectation for all spirit days is that students do not wear anything that will cover their face. Costumes must also meet our school dress code. Any weapons associated with a costume are not welcome at school. If you have any questions feel free to call our school office.

Month at a Glance

  • 10/1 Volleyball at HOME v. LaPine Middle School (4pm)
  • 10/1 7th grade Football at Crook County Middle School (4:30pm)

  • 10/1 8th grade Football at HOME v. Crook County Middle School (4:30pm)

  • 10/1 Cross Country at Canyon Rim Park, Redmond (3:45pm)

  • 10/2 National Custodian's Day

  • 10/2 EGMS will Celebrate Student's with Perfect Attendance in the month of September

  • 10/3 Volleyball at Warm Springs K-8 Academy (4pm)

  • 10/7 Husky Heroes Parent Meeting (2:30-3:15pm)

  • 10/8 Volleyball at Obsidian Middle School (3:30pm)

  • 10/8 Cross Country at Pacific Crest Middle School (4:30pm)

  • 10/9 7th grade Football at Pilot Butte Middle School (4:30pm)

  • 10/9 8th grade Football at HOME v. Pilot Butte Middle School (4:30pm)

  • 10/9 School Improvement Wednesday: School releases at 1:15pm

  • 10/11 No School: State In-Service Work Day for School Staff

  • 10/15 Volleyball at Culver Middle School (4pm)

  • 10/15 7th grade Football at HOME v. Cascade Middle School (4:30)

  • 10/15 8th grade Football at Cascade Middle School (4:30)

  • 10/15 Cross Country at Pine Nursery, Bend (4pm)

  • 10/16 Volleyball at Sisters Middle School (4pm)

  • 10/16 School Improvement Wednesday: School Releases at 1:15pm

  • 10/17 Parent Teacher Conferences (4-7:30pm)

  • 10/18 Parent Teacher Conferences (8am-12pm)

  • 10/21 Volleyball at High Desert Middle School (4pm)

  • 10/22 Cross Country District Meet at Juniper Hills, Madras (10am)

  • 10/22 Volleyball at HOME v. Sky View Middle School (4pm)

  • 10/23 7th grade Football v. Obsidian Middle School at Ridgeview High School (4:30pm)

  • 10/23 8th grade Football v. Obsidian Middle School at Ridgeview High School (Approximately 6:00pm - Game will begin after the end of the 7th grade game)

  • 10/23 School Improvement Wednesday: School Releases at 1:15pm

  • 10/29 Band Jamboree for 8th Grade Band Only

  • 10/30 School Improvement Wednesday: School Releases at 1:15pm