EIMS Lancer Update

January 14, 2022

Lancer Update

Lancer Families,

Hello from EIMS-

On Monday, we take time to pay homage to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s efforts to fight for equality on all fronts is a great reminder for us all on how we can continue in our efforts to form a more perfect union. Having a holiday is a great opportunity to do something in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. As he stated,

“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”

Here is a link of local events and celebrations happening on Monday: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/2021/01/17/mlk-day-rochester-ny-virtual-events/4171862001/

Reminder- We are close to the end of the second quarter. Please remember to check the parent portal. This is a great way to see how your child's grades, attendance and all things EIMS. If you are unsure how to check the parent portal, please contact jacqueline_walker@eastiron.monroe.edu

If your child is vaccinated, please notify the school nurse, by sending your vaccination information to susan_green@eastiron.monroe.edu. Just a reminder, if your child is vaccinated and happens to be exposed to COVID, they can still attend school, if symptom free. If your child is not vaccinated and is exposed to COVID, they must stay home 5 days (as of today but this information may change) from the date of exposure.

We continue to have students more focused on Snapchat then learning. If your son/daughter is distracted by his/her phone, our staff has permission to ask for the phone for the period. We are asking parents to speak to your child(ren) about keeping their phone away during class. If a staff member should ask for the student's phone, it is critical that they not argue with the staff member. The phone will be returned at the end of the period. Refusal to follow a staff member's request can lead to discipline. Our goal is improving skills and increasing content for all of our students, and right now phones are a barrier to these goals being met by all.

We will be giving benchmark assessments in all grades for both ELA and Math at the end of this month, specifically, Math will be given on the 26th and ELA will be given between January 24th - 27th depending on your child's teacher.

The Bivona lessons will be presented in health classes February 15th - 18th. More details to follow soon.

We are well aware and are working with district security as well as the director of buildings and grounds about pickup and drop off traffic. Please continue to pick up your child at the school and not on Densmore. Having students cross without a crossing guard, or marked crossing lanes, is extremely dangerous. IPD has been notified that this is a trend, so please wait to pick up your child off the sidewalk attached to the school. (see attached picture)

If you are dropping food off for your son or daughter, it needs to be during lunch time:

6th Grade Lunch- 10:45

7th Grade Lunch- 11:25

8th Grade Lunch- 12:10

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N95 Masks will be available at the security desk Tuesday for students who would like one.

What to do if are exposed to COVID

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NEW - Rapid PCR testing Machines - Check it out

Beginning on Monday, November 22nd East Irondequoit schools will begin offering the Rapid PCR test option. We have three rapid testing machines at both of our primary schools and our middle school. Due to the limited number of testing machines, any parent/guardian who chooses to have their student tested must work with their student’s nurse to schedule a time for testing. No test will be administered without the consent of the parent or guardian.

The Rapid PCR testing option will be considered after a symptomatic student is assessed by the school nurse. An adult will need to pick the student up from school. With consent, the student will be rapid PCR tested while waiting to be picked up. Before the following day, the adult will know the result of the test, and if negative, the student can return to school once symptoms have resolved.

The Rapid PCR testing machines can process up to two tests each hour. Although we can access test results in a shorter amount of time, we are still limited in the volume that can be processed on any given day.

Considerations for the use of the COVID 19, Rapid PCR Test option:

  1. The tests are for testing students, only.
  2. Tests are to be used in situations where a student is symptomatic in school and will need clearance from a doctor or a negative PCR test result to return to school.
  3. Testing will be performed on students during normal school hours or by appointment depending on individual nurse schedules.

Please continue to screen your children before they get on the bus, walk, or ride to school. Use the pamphlet above to help guide your decisions. Thank You!

Parent and Family Engagement

The district strongly encourages parent and family member engagement in all school programs. The district believes that a partnership between school and parents/families is essential for the success of all students in every aspect of their education. The district works to involve parents and families in the development of all Federal and State grants. The district will work with the PTA/PTSA units to identify parent/family representatives from each school to meet at least once a year with the Title I Coordinator to review the Title I program. Through coordinated efforts by the Office of Instruction, building principals, Site Based teams and PTA/PTSA Representatives, the district will assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent/family involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Various assessment tools, effective practices information and resource support programs for parents/families will be used to implement these activities. The district will send information to parents/families in a plain language format intended to be understood by all parents/family members. We are always happy to translate any district communication as needed!

To view the full district policy, follow this link: https://www.eastiron.org/Page/6002

Job Opportunities in District

The district is hiring for transportation, food service, and building aide positions. Join the Lancer family. Come join the EIMS staff - we need food service workers and building aide....


Important Phone Numbers

Nurse - 339 -1404
Security Desk - 339 - 1531
Ms. Sloane - Principal - 339 -1402
Mr. Zeller - Assistant Principal Lightning Team - 339 - 1589

Dr. Whipple- Assistant Principal Thunder Team- 339-1587

Emily Austin - Counseling Secretary- 339-1405
Mrs. Harnden - 6th grade counselor - 339-1410
Ms. Potter - Lightning 7th & 8th- 339 - 1412
Mrs. Patterson - Thunder 7th & 8th- 339 - 1414
Mrs. Haritatos - Social Worker - 339 - 1438

Ms. O'Brien- Social Worker Thunder Team- 339-1403
Mrs. Nowakowski - Social Worker Lightning Team - 339 - 1415

Ms. O'Leary- School Psychologist- 339-1419

Technology Help Desk - 339 -1204
Cafeteria Manager - 339 -1424