January Newsletter 2020

Elton Gregory Middle School

Regular School Attendance = School Success

Happy 2020! The new year often brings about new goals and resolutions. At Elton Gregory we have a school wide goal to improve our attendance rate to 95%

95% means that students are missing on average no more than 2 school days in a trimester. In the first trimester we had over 400 students who met this goal!

In December we started a new trimester and we will repeat our trimester attendance incentive. For students who meet the goal of 95% attendance for trimester 2, they will be entered into a raffle to win a skateboard from Redmond Snow and Skate or a scooter from Trinity Bikes.

Each month we will also be celebrating our students who have perfect attendance with small treats and incentives.

Our teachers work very hard to provide a meaningful learning experience for your student each day and we look forward to working with your students in 2020!

Thank you for your generosity!

Elton Gregory in partnership with the Redmond Fire Department were thankful for our student's participation in the annual canned food drive that took place in December. We were able to donate nearly a thousand food items. Goooooo Huskies!

Parent Teacher Conferences January 30th and 31st

Parent Teacher Conferences will be coming up at the end of the month. This is a great time to check in with each of your children's teachers.

Conferences at Elton Gregory will take place Thursday January 30th from 4pm to 7:30pm as well as Friday January 31st from 8am to Noon.

Conferences are drop in and there is no need to schedule an appointment with your children's teachers. Simply find the time that works best for your family and stop in.

In addition to conferences, ParentVue is an excellent way to track your student's grades and attendance. If you need help setting up a ParentVue account, please feel free to contact our school's main office.

Study Table @ Lunch

Each Tuesday and Thursday the EGMS library is open at lunch for students who would like a few extra minutes to catch up on assignments or get some extra help. Students can grab a pass from the office to attend study table and bring their lunch.

Winter Athletics

7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball will begin practicing on Monday January 6th.

6th - 8th Grade Wrestling will begin practicing on Monday January 6th.

Practices for both sports are after school from 2:30-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please note there are no practices on Wednesdays.

In order to be eligible to participate student athletes will need to:

  • Register online through Family ID
  • Have a current Sports Physical turned into the EGMS office.

Fees – Reduced Fees
$125.00 per sport
$75.00 for athletes whose family qualifies for reduced lunches
$50.00 for athletes whose family qualifies for free lunches


State law requires all children in school to have up-to-date immunizations or have a medical or non-medical exemption to stay enrolled. In addition to your family's care provider there are two school-based health clinics that can provide immunizations for students.

School-Based Health Clinics

M.A. Lynch School Based Health Clinic
Operated by Mosaic Medical
Phone: (541) 923-5800

Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Redmond High School School-Based Health Clinic
Operated by Mosaic Medical
Phone: (541) 647-2716

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Behavior Health Services Provided by Deschutes County only 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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In Case of Inclement Weather

How closure/delay decisions are made

Decisions regarding inclement weather delays or school cancellations are made in the early morning. When a forecasted storm arrives overnight, members of the district team are up before 4:00 a.m., checking road conditions from Alfalfa to Terrebonne/Crooked River Ranch and Eagle Crest to Tumalo. They are also communicating with city and county road departments and other school districts in Central Oregon to determine if roads are safe for bus travel. The decision to cancel school for the day, or delay start times, must be made by 5:00 a.m. before buses begin their routes.

If school is delayed the school opens and breakfast is served starting at 9am and classes begin at 9:31am.

How decisions are communicated

Once the decision to delay and/or close has been made, that information is communicated to parents using the district’s automated phone system, on the district website, Facebook and immediately through local media outlets.

We understand that decisions about school schedules and bus route changes have an impact on our families. We appreciate your patience during these situations. While we know that our students and families are best served when we are open, our main concern is the safety of our students and staff. If you feel that current weather conditions are unsafe, the district respects your decision to keep your student(s) home for the day. Please remember to call your student’s school to report the absence. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

District’s automated phone system

Redmond School District uses an autodialer system that calls and texts the phone number you have on file at your child’s school in the event of inclement weather or emergency notifications.

Please ensure that your profile is up to date at your student’s school.

As always, please call our district office at 541-923-5437 if you have any questions.

Month at a Glance

January 6 Welcome back from Winter Break

January 6 Girls Basketball Practice begins 2:30-4:30pm

January 6 Wrestling Practice begins 2:30-4:30pm

January 8 Celebrate December Students with Perfect Attendance

January 8 School Improvement Wednesday Early Release @ 1:15pm

January 9 Husky Pride School Store open 7-7:25am in the EGMS Commons

January 9-10 Honor Band to Bend

January 10 Honor Band Concert at Bend High School Auditorium 7pm

January 15 School Improvement Wednesday Early Release @ 1:15pm

January 20 No School MLK Holiday

January 27 Redmond Community Concert Assoc. Assembly for AVID & Band (3rd Period)

January 30 Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7:30pm

January 31 No School Parent Teacher Conferences 8am - Noon

February 3 No School

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