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EMS Family Communication 10/26/2020

Dear EMS Families,

This week is Red Ribbon Week and we have many different activities for our students. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to unite and present a visible commitment to a safe, healthy, and drug-free lifestyle.  This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave, Be Drug Free.  You can click on this link to learn more about Red Ribbon Week. The themes for this week are attached and also available on our announcement slideshow that is located on our website.  I also want to send some reminders coming up for in-person and remote learners as well as provide information on our Cardinal Linkup Program that is available to all students.  I apologize for the long email but there is so much information to share. 

Thursday will be our Halloween decoration day.  Students and staff are allowed to wear their costumes but I wanted to make sure everyone knows the rules that they must follow.  Masks must be worn but masks and face paint that are related to their costumes CANNOT be worn during the day.  If they come with the mask for their costume, they just have to put it away when they enter the building and put on the mask that they are required to wear.  Also they will not be allowed to have weapons or anything that represents a weapon.  They must follow the dress code with their costumes.  EMS Booster Club is sponsoring their annual costume contest.  The costumes will be judged at the beginning of the day.  Below is more information on the contest:

Get your costumes ready EMS!!🧑‍🚒👮‍♀️🤴🧚‍♀️🧜‍♀️

Booster club is Sponsoring a Costume contest for all of EMS! 

OCT 29TH during the school day!

Must follow all dress codes and no weapons

🤑Cash Prizes!!! 🤑

10 per grade (6,7,8)

 5 Teacher Prizes 

🎃🎃🎃

All students will get a treat bag during their Soar Hour

Parents there's still time to donate candy!!🍭🍬🍫

💥Remote students submit your costumes pictures to Mr Thomas and please pick up your treat bags with packet pick up.

Special thanks to FBLA for their help!

 Happy Halloween!!

This week and the next two weeks there is NO REMOTE WEDNESDAY for in-person students since we do not have school on Friday which means students will be in-person all four days.  On November 12th from 4pm-8pm and November 13th from 8am-4pm we will be having Parent-Teacher Conferences for in-person students.  We will be doing this in-person but there will sign ups that you must register for.  There will only be 6 slots open per grade level every 45 minutes.  More information on Parent-Teacher Conferences for in-person students will be coming out later this week.

The deadline for remote families to have their students come back in-person is this Friday, October 30th.  We will not be able to allow any remote families to come back in-person after this week until the end of the semester, which will be January 18th.  Any remote family that does come back in-person can go back remote but they would just be required to stay remote until the end of the semester.  Please contact the EMS office if you are wanting to come back in-person.

Cardinal Linkup is an amazing program where Eudora Middle School students, remote and in-person, are matched with an adult community mentor who will meet with them via Zoom before school or during SOAR.  This program is a fantastic way for EMS students to interact with an additional adult role model who encourages them to reach their academic and personal development goals. Mentor/mentee matches are based on personal interests. The program content is structured to help the student discover the best version of him or herself.  A new and exciting component of this program is the opportunity to link up with the outstanding students involved in the Cardinal Corps program at EHS as well.

Any Eudora Middle School student can participate in the program. There are a limited number of mentors and the school will do its best to match students who are interested in the program, a waitlist may be necessary. We encourage EMS students who desire to learn from others and create a network of positive role models to participate in Cardinals LinkUP.  With the partnership with the EHS Cardinal Corps program, we are excited to match middle school students with high school students.  Research shows that students that have 3 or more positive adults in their life, they have more chances of being successful.  We pride ourselves on our staff being those positive role models but expanding that even more with community members and our high schoolers can only help our students grow even more.  If you or your child is interested in this program please contact myself or Mrs. Plegge.  

We hope everyone has an amazing and safe week.  We want to remind all families that washing hands, wearing a mask, and social distancing will continue to play a critical role in our ability to provide an in-person education. Please continue to be mindful of the COVID-19 high-risk symptoms (new cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell), and low-risk symptoms (fever/chills, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, muscle/body aches). Most importantly, if you or your student(s) are not feeling well, stay home.  If your child does stay home, we do need to know what those symptoms are to be assured they are not potential Covid symptoms and that we can properly guide and advise what the next steps are according to the flowchart that is attached.  

Thank you,

Jeremy Thomas, EMS Principal

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