EGMS Weekly Update

August 20th

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Letter from Principal Nicklous

August 20, 2021

Dear Elton Gregory Families -

As I begin my new role as principal, I want to start by sharing how excited I am to join the Elton Gregory Middle School team and community! I look forward to getting to know your child along with all of you. This will be my 27th year in education. I spent 17 years in the classroom teaching 5th grade and at the middle school level in Sherwood and Sisters. After spending the last nine years as Tumalo Community School principal, I learned the importance of a strong school community. I hope all of you feel the same way about Elton Gregory Middle School. I will work tirelessly to make EGMS a place you are proud to send your child and trust our staff will give their best each and every day.

I want to commend all of you as parents and guardians for doing your best during the last 18 months! We were all forced to take on roles that were new, difficult and often frustrating. Most of our teachers weren’t trained on how to provide education “virtually” and most of you weren’t trained on how to teach your children how to divide fractions, solve algebra problems, find inferences in the text or develop an essay. I can’t thank you enough for the hard work and commitment you made to support your children's education! During this time we were reminded of what we knew; most students learn best from in-person instruction in front of their teachers. Although everything isn’t back to “normal,” I’m pleased that students will be returning to EGMS this fall and will be together with their classmates and teachers.

The start of the year for students is an exciting time as 8th graders take on their last year of middle school and begin final preparations for high school. 7th graders find their groove and can have a large impact on our school culture. In addition, we welcome a new group of 6th graders into the building where they learn to come together and become Huskies! One thing I love about middle school students is seeing them grow into young adults as they navigate through a world with many different perspectives and viewpoints. As adults we know there will be some “bumps” as over 700 students return to the building and face many academic and social challenges. I’m excited to support and witness their academic, social and behavioral growth. They will need to give consistent effort and demonstrate perseverance while receiving encouragement from those around them. Our staff will be some of their fiercest supporters. Our students have faced a scenario early in their life that none of us could have imagined, so I’m hoping our entire Husky community can come together to support, encourage and believe in our Huskies!

I’m honored to be part of the Husky community and lead EGMS through these challenging times. On behalf of the entire EGMS staff, I want you to know we will all do our best to encourage, support, challenge, keep safe and, most importantly, educate your children. We look forward to creating a partnership with you and your family that allows your child to grow and find incredible success here at Elton Gregory Middle School!

Justin Nicklous

Principal, Elton Gregory Middle School

Go Huskies!

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First Day of School!

  • 6th Graders: Tuesday, September 7th
  • 7th & 8th Graders: Wednesday, September 8th

Student Verification Via Parent Vue

Please Complete Enrollment or Verification information for your student(s). This is required of all students, is done every year, and helps ensure we have your current contact information.

If you have never accessed ParentVUE please contact the EGMS office for an activation code. ParentVUE is a valuable resource for parents and students to stay informed about grades and assignments, and allows them to view attendance and provides direct links to email your student’s teachers. Teachers update ParentVue weekly, and a link is on our website or you can go directly to

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EGMS School Supply List

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2021-2022 EGMS Bell Schedules

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Chrombooks at EGMS

All EGMS students will be provided with a Chromebook again this year. Students will keep their chromebook throughout the year.

  • 6th grade students will receive theirs on Tuesday, September 7th, here at school
  • 7th and 8th graders will get their issued on Friday, September 10th.

*Please note: Students will not be able to get their Chromebooks until parents have completed the student verification. Please see note regarding this topic above


Cross Country

Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:00

  • Head Coach - Jason Gruetzmacher

  • Asst. Coach - John Hooper


Open to all 7th and 8th graders

Football camp days: August 31st and September 1st - 3-4:30 PM

Gear hand out: September 2nd - 2-4 PM

1st practice: September 9th - 2:30-4:30 PM

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:30

  • Head Coach: Sean Maloney
  • Asst Coaches: Alan Vellutini, Mark Blanchard


Open to 7th and 8th grade girls

Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 - 4:30

  • Head Coach: Karen Young

  • Asst Coaches: Nathan Saito

Sports Registration, Physical Forms & Payment

Registration must be completed on Family ID. Links can be found on the Elton Gregory Middle School website under the athletics tab or by using the following link.

Physical form: A current copy of your athlete's physical examination must be on file with the Elton Gregory Middle School Office prior to participation. This can be uploaded digitally on Family ID or a hard copy can be delivered to the Elton Gregory Middle School Office.

Payment: All fees must be paid prior to the start of games & competitions. Payments can be made through the Elton Gregory Middle School office. Cash, check, or card are all accepted forms of payment. See below for fees:

Full Price - $125.00

Reduced Lunch Price - $75.00

Free Lunch Price - $50.00

Community Resources


(updated as often as possible; some resources/numbers may not be current)

Mental Health Resources:

Deschutes County Behavioral Health

Information and appointments. 541-322-7500

Deschutes County Crisis Line

24 hour crisis support. 541-322-7500 ext. #9 or call 9-1-1

Trevor Project

Suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+. 866-488-7386 (24 hr)

Oregon Youth Line

Free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. 877-968-8491

Text: teen2teen @ 839863

Other Resources:

Central Oregon 2-1-1

Connections to a wide-range of social services. Dial 2-1-1 or 541-389-6507

Thrive Central Oregon

Housing, financial insecurity and other resources. 541-728-1022 (Se Habla Español)

Bethlehem Inn (24 hrs)

Emergency shelter and food for adults and families. 541-322-8768

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon

Parenting education and support services. 541-389-5468

Latino Community Association (LCA)

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

Resources for food, shelter and hope. 541-699-2099

Saving Grace

Comprehensive family / domestic violence and sexual assault 541-382-9227

support services. Hotline available.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

Nutrition education, breastfeeding support and education, 541-617-4775

referrals and food vouchers for pregnant and postpartum women.