EMS Raider Student & Family News

August 1 - 5

A Message from Mrs. Venegas

Hello Raider Family!

It's time to start THE RISE UP EXPERIENCE! We are so excited to begin our historic year with 6th - 8th grades all under one roof. We know you and your Raider might be nervous--the building is bigger, the student population has expanded, and the number of classes they have has grown TREMENDOUSLY! I assure you that it will all be ok. We might have experience some bumps along the way, but we will soon get situated and the nerves will be a thing of the past.

Our faculty & staff is ready to welcome your Raider to the first day of what promises to be our best year yet! Thank you for trusting us with your child. We do not take our responsibility to our students and families lightly--we aim for excellence in all we do, and are so grateful for your partnership.

A few reminders about the first day of school:

  • Make sure your Raider goes to bed early and is rested for a busy first day.
  • Your Raider needs to bring an empty backpack and empty pencil pouch. They will be receiving their free school supplies.
  • Please make sure your Raider is in uniform.
  • Review their drop-off/pick-up arrangements with them. If they are riding on the bus, our bus route schedule is below.
  • Drop-off zones are on Album and Chaswood streets only.
  • Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:30 - 8:25 am only. No breakfast in the classroom.
  • School begins at 8:30, so have your Raider there at least by 8:15 am.
  • Student Lists inside our building will show our Raiders which teacher and classroom to report to for first period.
  • Raiders will report to first period and receive a printed schedule there.
  • Student IDs and Chromebooks will be distributed during the first two weeks of school.
  • Dismissal is at 4:00 pm. Please make sure your Raider is on their way home by 4:30 pm.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and we look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces on Monday morning!


Mrs. Venegas

EMS Perimeter Map (Drop-Off & Bus Locations)

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Mark Your Calendars

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Enrollment/Registration & Vaccines

Raiders will NOT be permitted to attend classes on August 1st if online registration and enrollment has not been completed and is accepted by our clerical staff OR if they are not up-to-date with their immunizations. If you have not finalized enrollment or registration, please do so to prevent any obstacles with your Raider attending school. Please make sure we receive your updated immunization record on campus.

We have approximately 95% of our EMS families that have either completed their online enrollment and registration or are in the process of doing so. We have 70 families that have not yet started the registration process. Those students will not be permitted to attend classes without completing registration. We have 89 students who are not up-to-date on their immunizations. These students will not be permitted to attend classes without an updated record on file on campus.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to our clerical staff by calling our main number 915-434-4300, or any of their direct numbers below, from 7:45 am - 4:15 pm to assist you.

Office Clerk & Nurse Contact Information:

Student Last Names A - Gomez

Aida Marquez

(915) 434-4367


Student Last Names Gonzalez - O

Ana Cadena-Medina

(915) 434-4310


Student Last Names P - Z

Heather Borrego

(915) 434-4368


Sched/Registrar Clerk

Melissa Franco

(915) 434-4392


Nurse's Office

(915) 434-4311

This Week's Campus Events

Monday, August 1:


Tuesday, August 2:

  • Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 3: EL PASO STRONG DAY (El Paso Strong shirts allowed)

  • Meet the Teacher Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Cross Country Begins
  • Football, and Volleyball Tryout Window

Thursday, August 4:

  • Band Anti-hazing Meeting 6:00 - 7:00pm Main Gym
  • Football, and Volleyball Tryout Window

Friday, August 5:

  • Football, and Volleyball Tryout Window

Saturday, August 6:

  • Volleyball Scrimmage @ DVMS 9:00 am

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