Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - September 4, 2022

We'll send Trail Talk to families weekly via PowerSchool emails. It will contain upcoming events, important information, and celebrations.


  • 9/5 = No School - Labor Day
  • 9/8 = Fall School Pictures
  • 9/13 = Human Growth & Development 7th Grade Parent Informational Meeting 6:30 PM @ Stansberry Leadership Center



Please remind students to charge their Chromebooks each night. Students should bring their Chromebooks to school fully charged every day. Thanks!

Walkers and Bike-Riders

Students who are walking or riding a bike to school may not arrive on campus until 8:05 AM (9:05 AM on late-start Fridays).

Bus Notes

Students who need to ride a different bus home than the one assigned to them will need to bring a signed parent/guardian note stating the change. If a student is planning to ride home on another student’s bus, both parties must bring a note stating the information with a parent/guardian signature.

All signed notes should be turned in to STAD by noon so the office can prepare a one-day ride pass for the student.

Car Rider Drop Off & Pick Up

  • Please do not use the west entrance - this will be blocked, and only buses will be allowed through.
  • Students are not allowed to cross into the parking lot; please use the car rider line for drop-off and pick-up.
  • Morning drop-off time is 8:05 AM (9:05 AM on Fridays). Please do not release students until instructed by a staff member.

Student Absences

If your student will be absent from school, please call in the absence by 9:30 AM to the Attendance Secretary at 816-986-2577.

Fundraiser - Chocolate Sales

  • This is the ONLY fundraiser at ETMS
  • Every student receives a FREE yearbook
  • Runs September 6th-19th
  • Sell 4 boxes = Chiefs Stadium & Locker Rm Tour
  • Turn-in $ to Homeroom teachers
  • You can still get chocolate boxes - see permission slip



Students may join clubs after fall sports (Cross Country, football, etc.). Even if students aren't starting until after fall sports, it's helpful if students turned in permission slips or filled out interest forms now.

Puzzle Club - ALL GRADES

  • First Meeting: Monday, Sept 12 from 3:30-4:30 PM, C102
  • Mrs. Shultz, sponsor
  • Return registration form to Mr. Shultz (7th grade pod) by 9/9

MasterMinds Memory Club - 6th Grade

  • First Meeting: Wed, Sept. 7 from 7:15 -8:05 AM, Room D103
  • Mr. Cunningham, sponsor
  • Upcoming dates: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28


  • First Meeting: Tuesday, Sept 20 from 3:30-4:30 PM, Art Rooms
  • Mrs. Fresia, sponsor
  • Return registration form to Ms. Garwood or Mrs. Fresia by 9/14

D&D Club - All grades

  • First Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM, 6th Grade Pod
  • Mr. Hollingsworth, sponsor
Big picture

2022-23 East Trails Middle School PTSA

Interested in applying for one of the PTSA Officer Positions? Please click on the

2022-23 East Trails MS Nominating Committee Officer Interest Form below.

LSR7 Strategic Planning Committee

LSR7 is preparing to launch a strategic planning process and is soliciting volunteers to take part in shaping the future of extra curricular programs across the district. If you would like to be considered, please complete the information form (below) so that we may consider your inclusion.

The evening meeting dates are:

  • 9/27 = 7:00-9:00 PM @ ETMS Commons
  • 10/13 = 7:00-8:30 PM @ Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC)
  • 10/18 = 7:00 pm-8:00 PM @ Stansberry Leadership Center (SLC)


reminders & repeated items

School Lunch

COVID protocols

If your child is COVID positive, please keep your child home for a minimum of 5 days. They may return to school on day 6, if symptoms are resolving, and should wear a mask through day 10. Please contact the office to let us know, so that we may support your child while away from school.

*still under construction