EGMS Weekly Update

April 30th

To read this newsletter in another language, please look at the bar to the right that says "translate newsletter" and pick your language.


Para leer este boletín en otro idioma, mire la barra a la derecha que dice "traducir boletín" y elija su idioma.

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Teacher Appreciation Week- May 3 - 7

Celebrate your teachers! Please use this link to send any of your teachers a note of gratitude. We will turn them into cards and deliver next week.

State Testing Opt-Out

Huskies,

State testing in the state of Oregon will proceed despite Oregon's attempts to submit a waiver to opt out. If you would like to OPT OUT of state testing, please fill out the waiver and email it to megan.storey@redmondschools.org OR have your student return it to the main office.


ENGLISH OPT OUT FORM


SPANISH OPT OUT FORM


Thank you!

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NEW EGMS BELL SCHEDULES - Starting April 19th

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Attendance WINNERS of the Week!

This week's winners receive a free pizza from Dominos and a VIP pass to Trampoline Zone for having 100% attendance for the week! They go to Kourtney Davis, Skyleigh Enfield & Finnegan Frost.


Go Huskies! We are so proud of you!

Weekly Student Super Stars!

The following students were nominated by their teachers for doing a great job with online school, being in class regularly and having a positive attitude. Congratulations to:


6th graders: Aaliyah York & Lucia Johnson

7th graders: Jayce Evans & Haileigh Cubit

8th grade: Brandon Wood & Tyler Tankersley


Prizes are coming your way! McDonalds combo meal, 7-11 Slurpee & a Husky sticker


Great job huskies!

From Nurse Grubb's Desk

Hello Elton Gregory Families. Just a friendly reminder to please keep your student at home if they are not feeling well. If they become ill at school, please be prepared for the possibility of needing to come get them immediately when called. Let's all continue to use the safety tools we have...masking, distancing and hand washing! Please feel free to call me directly if you have any questions about symptoms or when to stay home. We appreciate your part in helping to keep our community and schools safe!

Sports Update

Family Resources Available

SNAP:

Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits by clicking here. For more information or support, please contact the Nutrition Services department at 541-923-8238 or nutrition@redmondschools.org.


Pandemic EBT:

ODE has coordinated with DHS to offer a simplified system for distributing information about the Pandemic EBT benefit.

Status of P-EBT for the 2020/2021 School Year

Oregon has submitted a plan to provide P-EBT benefits to eligible students retroactively back to October 2020. Initial P-EBT issuances will start going out by the end of May. Retroactive benefits will be broken out over the first 2 payments. Dates are contingent on final approval from the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service.

A new system is being developed to issue 2020/2021 P-EBT benefits.

Updates regarding P-EBT, including information about how the program will be implemented and when, will be shared at https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/P-EBT.aspx as soon as they are available. Contact 211 for general P-EBT questions or to learn more about other food resources available in your area

This webpage is the primary source for information.


**PLEASE NOTE: All students receiving meal benefits (whether Free/Reduced by application or directly certified by the State), including all students enrolled in 2020-21 CEP sites (Lynch, Sage, Vern Patrick, Tuck, & Hartman) are eligible for Pandemic EBT benefits**

EGMS Blueprint

The EGMS blueprint is the plan that we have created for hybrid, in-person learning that aligns with the ODE Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidelines. Please feel free to take a look at what our plan is. Don't hesitate to give us a call or an email if you have any questions. Safety is our number one priority as we bring students back to the building.

Husky or College Gear FRIDAYS

EGMS Students! Let's show our pride on Fridays by wearing EGMS gear or college gear!

*If you need some new Huskey gear, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter and click on the "Order Husky Gear" button.