Estacada Middle School: Wk8 S2

EIGHTH WEEK OF SECOND SEMESTER! GO TIGERS!

School takes place Monday through Thursday from 8:50am-3pm

Students must log into Canvas for Life class by 8:50am each day


Hybrid Learning:

Students in Track A attend in-person on Monday and Tuesday an online on Wed/Thur

Students in Track B attend in=person on Wednesday and Thursday an online on Mon/Tu

Students in Track C attend Virtually M-Th

*Urgent* Tell Us Of Your Learning Preference

Changes to physical distancing rules have allowed for our school to increase the amount of students we serve in person each day. To determine how we can safely increase student days in school, please update your preference for learning.


Your choice of learning model (either all-virtual, two-day hybrid, or four-day in-person) will be final for the remainder of the year. To prepare for a change will take additional time. We will organize and plan to ensure we can serve your student safely, efficiently, and effectively.


Attention #1: If you choose four-day in-person, it is highly likely your student's schedule, including teacher assignment, will change. Because the restructuring of the academic day takes time, it may be a couple of weeks to prepare for four-day in-person instruction.


Attention #2: For all families - Because we want to serve our families in the capacity which meets their needs best, we may also need to make slight changes to the bell schedule.


Attention #3: All COVID precautions must continue to be met according to "Ready Schools, Safe Learners." In-person school will continue to look, feel different than a traditional school year.

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Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences: Coming Soon!

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, April 14th, 11am to Thursday, April 15th, 4pm

This is an online event.

We are excited to inform you about how well your student is learning in school. Conferences is a great opportunity to speak privately, and directly with our staff about learning progress and gains.


Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on April 14 and April 15. There is no school on April 14 and April 15 because we will host conferences, virtually.


April 14: 11am to 7pm

April 15: 8am to 4pm


We will be using PTCfast.com for families to sign up for conferences. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be ten minutes in length. All conferences are on Zoom.


Please use your student's Chromebook to access their Zoom accounts.

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Virtual Outdoor School Information

Outdoor School is Virtual This Year in Periods 6, 7, 8

Track and Field at EMS

EMS will be offering Track and Field this year. Sign up virtually, on Family ID at (https://www.familyid.com/programs/2020-2021-estacada-middle-school-athletic-registration) and click register now. Our first practice will be on Monday April 12th, and the season will run until the middle of May. There is no sports fee this year but all student athletes need to have a current physical on file at EMS and sign the athletic code of conduct form.

ParentSquare Notifications And Communication

We use ParentSquare to notify families of emergencies, upcoming key events, and reminders. If you are not receiving ParentSquare notifications, please email: parentsquare@estacada.k12.or.us.
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Student Health Survey: April 6

Students will be taking the Student Health Survey on 4/6/21.


The Student Health Survey (SHS) is a collaborative effort with the Oregon Department of Education to improve the health and well-being of all Oregon students to help them succeed. Good health is an essential educational tool. No curriculum is brilliant enough to compensate for a hungry stomach or distracted mind. Trauma, hunger, mental health challenges, bullying and lack of access to necessary medical care make it difficult for Oregon youth to reach their full potential.

Research shows that healthy students have better attendance, get higher grades and test scores and are less likely to skip school, drop out or engage in risky behaviors. The Student Health Survey is the only source of statewide data that gives a snapshot of how students are doing physically, emotionally and socially.

Parent Opt Out Form and Info Student Health Survey

If you do not want your student to take this survey: Print and send back with your student. Or scan and send with your signature.

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Sports!

Currently the Mt. Hood/ The Gorge middle school league is planning to follow OSAA policies as closely as possible. The league has set the official start of practices for volleyball and cross country on March 1st. We are following the state guides, found at https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3461.pdf and in the attached pictures. Currently Clackamas county is in the Yellow (Moderate Risk) and can have both indoor and outdoor practices for sports.


Seasons:

Volleyball & Cross Country -

March 1st - April 8th

Track & Field -

April 12th- May 20th

Basketball & Wrestling - (Schedule still to come)

May 10th - June 26th (tentative)

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Excused Absences

Please remember to inform us of any excused absence if your student is unable to be present online for all or part of a school day, by calling 503-630-8516 or emailing emsinfo@estacada.k12.or.us.


Regardless of their excused absence, your student will continue to be required to submit any work that was missed at the soonest possible opportunity.


We are flexible and here to support you, but we also need to ensure that your student is providing us with evidence of their progress to meet our essential learning standards.

Unexcused Absences

As we progress deeper into the school year, your student's attendance will begin to matter more and more. Let us support you ,and work with you, to help your student attend class. To be marked present, your student must do both of the following:


1.Participate meaningfully in class activities (Fully complete school work, speak up in Zoom sessions, ask questions of their teachers on Zoom and/or in Canvas and finish and submit responses to assignments and/or surveys)


2.Communicate with their teacher or another staff member for each period they attend by responding to their teacher's prompts, sending a private message via Canvas or email about the task or assignment if they are not participating live. This communication is not simply saying, "I'm here." It must show a greater level of engagement to count toward being present that day.


If your student has difficulty accessing videos, Zoom meetings or assignments, please have them email their teacher as soon as possible to receive suggestions for how to resolve the issue, so they can be marked present for that class.


See Teacher contact information below.

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Estacada Middle School

Our mission is to equip each student with the skills necessary to be resourceful and successful.

Go Tigers!