EGMS Weekly Update
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Upcoming Dates to Remember:
- Conferences - Jan. 27 4pm to 7:30pm and Jan. 28 8am to noon
- No School- Jan. 28
- Kemple Dental Screenings- Jan. 31
- No School- Feb. 7 District Wide Curriculum Day
EGMS Conference Information
Parent Teacher Conferences
Elton Gregory Middle School is excited to offer online appointment scheduling for Parent-Teacher conferences. In an effort to provide a more efficient system, parents/guardians must now choose a specific appointment time through Synergy’s ParentVue. Please watch this short video for instructions on how to set up your conference appointments. Please schedule only one conference per teacher even if your student has the teacher for multiple classes. All courses with that teacher will be discussed in one 15 minute conference slot.
Due to COVID, conferences will be conducted through a phone call or a virtual meeting-- the choice is yours but both will be conducted via Google Meets.
If, for some reason, you cannot find an appointment time that works for your schedule, please contact your student’s teacher directly to get more information about your student’s progress. Your student’s schedule can also be found through the Synergy ParentVue portal. Conferences will be held virtually on the evening of January 27th, and the morning of January 28th for most teachers.
If you have never accessed your ParentVue account, here are the instructions to do so.
Conferencias de Otoño para Padres y Maestros
Elton Gregory Middle School se complace en ofrecer la programación de citas en línea para las conferencias de padres y maestros. En un esfuerzo por proporcionar un sistema más eficiente, los padres/tutores ahora deben elegir una hora de cita específica a través de ParentVue de Synergy. Mire este breve video para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo programar sus citas para conferencias. Programe solo una conferencia por maestro, incluso si su estudiante tiene el maestro para varias clases. Todos los cursos con ese maestro se discutirán en un espacio de conferencia de 15 minutos.
Debido a COVID, las conferencias se llevarán a cabo a través de una llamada telefónica o una reunión virtual; la elección es suya.
Si, por alguna razón, no puede encontrar una hora de cita que se ajuste a su horario, comuníquese directamente con el maestro de su estudiante para obtener más información sobre el progreso de su estudiante. El horario de su estudiante también se puede encontrar a través del portal Synergy ParentVue. Las conferencias se llevarán a cabo virtualmente la noche del 27 de enero y la mañana del 28 de enero para la mayoría de los maestros.
Si nunca ha accedido a su cuenta de ParentVue, aquí están las instrucciones en español para hacerlo .
Si necesita un intérprete, envíe un correo electrónico a Monica Altamirano al firstname.lastname@example.org o llame a 541-977-6926.
Parent Drop Off & Pick Up
Please drop your child off and pick them up along the curb in front of EGMS. As you enter the loop, please pull as far forward as possible, up near the gym entrance. *We have a few parents pulling through the parking lot and dropping kids off. This presents a safety concern as your child must cross traffic and it rarely saves time. In addition, it slows the traffic flow through the loop as cars stop for students crossing the street. We appreciate your help!
Masks are still required to be worn in all indoor spaces in Oregon. That includes EGMS. With COVID cases rising in our county we need to be diligent about wearing our masks correctly. Please help us in reminding your student of this expectation. We know it's not fun to wear a mask but we want to remain healthy and keep our doors open. Thank you!
Navigating Social Media
Dear Husky Families:
Recently, we’ve had students and families report an uptick in inappropriate, harmful, anonymous, or impersonating social media accounts where student/staff pictures are being taken and posted without consent. Some accounts with cruel and hurtful themes tag students on posts.
We ask that you talk with your student(s) about their presence on social media.This is also an opportunity to engage in conversations around empathy and standing up for others. An easy way to help resolve this problem is for students to stop following these malicious accounts, and also to have students and parents report the accounts to Instagram.
We currently have 11 pages we are aware of that are using our EGMS logo without permission and we are teaming with district officials and law enforcement to get these accounts removed. Our official EGMS Instagram page is @eltongregoryms.
The vast and ever-changing landscape of social media is often accompanied with students having to face peer and societal pressures. Students too easily get wrapped up in the ease of acting from behind a screen, instead of demonstrating compassion and empathy for their peers and others. At EGMS, we strive to ensure a sense of belonging for all students and are committed to having a supportive and safe community within our schools. Managing social media in today’s culture is a challenge and all of us need to support our youth in making responsible choices. We expect students to respect one another and demonstrate good citizenship both at school and within the community. Your assistance with helping to create this environment is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, have information to share, or would like to discuss these concerns further, please contact us any time.
Thank you for your partnership!
Here are some helpful links for navigating your student's social media:
Hello Elton Gregory Families,
My name is Emily and I am the yearbook coordinator for our school this year! This year is already off to a great start. I am reaching out to see if anyone is interested in sending some great photos of their students during Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations this year. Please feel free to send me photos of your students at email@example.com.
TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!
News from Nurse Grubb
RSD Annual Health Screening Days
All students receive dental screening and the possibility of free sealants and/or other dental treatments done at school January 31 - February 3, 2022, courtesy of Advantage Dental! Information on how to qualify for free dental treatments and the option to opt-out, was sent home this week. Please return forms no later than January 24th.
Vision referral letters were mailed out recently, if your student does not receive a letter, that means their vision was within normal range. If your student is complaining of any vision issues, it is worth seeing an eye care professional. Spot is able to detect a variety of vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It can also detect unequal vision power (anisometropia), eye misalignment (amblyopia), unequal pupil size (anisocoria), and eye structure problems.
Exclusion day is February 16, 2022. Please respond by either providing proof of immunization, or doing the steps for exemption. Feel free to visit Oregon.gov for more information on how to do an exemption https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PreventionWellness/VaccinesImmunization/GettingImmunized/Pages/SchExemption.aspx
New Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines
The Redmond school district has implemented the reduced five-day quarantine and isolation that has been approved by the CDC/OHA/ODE.
Girls Basketball Schedule
Sports Attendance Policy at EGMS
2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules
Inclement Weather Information
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.