EGMS Weekly Newsletter
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- 11/11 NO SCHOOL- Veterans Day
- 11/16 NO HOMEWORK CLUB
- 11/21-11/25 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break
- 12/2 NO SCHOOL- End of 1st Trimester
The Importance of Husky Time
Here at EGMS we start each day of the week, with the exception of Wednesdays, with Husky Time. While this class may not be a core academic class, we want to stress the importance of your student being here, on time, each day for this class. Husky Time runs from 7:30am to 7:57am and we pack some very important content in that time frame.
Mondays: Students start their day with a brief SEL lesson (SEL stands for Social and Emotional Learning). It might be centered around friendships, relationships, kindness, anti-bullying, etc.
Tuesdays: iReady Reading- this is an academic intervention that we have all students participate in. iReady "levels" our students to their reading capabilities and gives them an extra boost in skills, which is something that we have learned we need since coming back from pandemic-style learning.
Thursdays: iReady Reading- It is recommended that the "sweet spot" for this reading intervention is roughly 40 minutes a week so we set aside two Husky Time mornings for this.
Fridays: This can vary from class to class, but some teachers are using this time as a study hall to catch up on missing work, time to organize their binders and some teachers are doing short intervention sessions (giving extra help) to students who are struggling in core classes.
As you can see, it's crucial for our students to be here right at 7:30 so they can benefit from all that Husky Time has to offer! We appreciate your support!
New Husky Gear!
Looking for some fresh, affordable good lookin' new EGMS gear? Click the button below to order! The photos are just a few examples of what the store has to offer. The store is only open until Tuesday, Nov. 15! Order soon Huskies!
8th Grade AVID Tutorials
Our 8th grade AVID class, taught by Mr. Young, is hard at work doing a tutorial session! Tutorials are where students bring a POC (Point of Confusion) they had in one of their classes during the week and share with their group. They put their heads together to ask thought provoking questions to help solve the POC. Go Huskies!
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!
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.
What is being done at EGMS to address bullying?
2. From our investigation we will determine if it is bullying or a conflict between students.
3. Bullying is not tolerated and will be consequenced accordingly.
4. Conflicts are common among middle school students. Students are learning how to navigate relationships as much as they are learning school subjects. We like to take a restorative approach to conflicts and have students sit together with an adult and work out the issue and move on from it when it's possible. There are consequences if conflicts get inappropriate or physical in nature.
5. Counselors are teaching "bully proofing" lessons to each grade level this month.
467 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 10/31 to 11/4
6th:Espinoza Valdovinos, Christopher
8th: Lafitte, Jameson
6th: Wisell, Natalie
7th: Kurner Ovalles, Kira
8th: Perry, Nathan
6th: Kindle, Jonathan
8th: Schile, Tyler
6th: Patricio Hernandez
8th:Gutierrez Gonzalez, Giovanny
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!
News from Nurse Grubb
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
No Homework club this Wednesday, Nov. 16th
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.
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.