6th graders, it’s time to make your selections for the connections courses you wish to take next year. You will find the instructions on your Math teacher’s School From Home Canvas Page. You only have until the end of this week – March 31 – April 3 – to make your requests. (Note: 7th Graders will make your selections after Spring Break).

7th Connections Planning Guide 20.21

Well, we are finally finishing up the second week of this thing called School From Home.  I must say that everyone has done a terrific job in making school available for the students to continue to learn.  It sort of puts me in the mind of when I was taking online courses and the challenges I had with all of the other distractions I had to endure.

Now that we are settling into new norms for the time being, I just wanted to reach out to the parents and students to reflect on things that we sometimes take for granted in life.  This virus makes me think of how many times I have touched a door knob or picked up a phone or grabbed my steering wheel or shook someones hand out of a greeting or stood next to someone when they sneezed hard or shook someones hand who just came out of the bathroom or even just touched a counter at the checkout line at the grocery store.

I could go on and on about how easily it is to transfer germs from one person to another and how it has been a part of our day to day way for as long as I can remember.

It is my hope and prayer that you and your family continue to practice our new norms so that when I see you again, I can say, hey “I am glad to see you and I am glad you are well.”

God is in Control!  That is what I believe.

I don’t know about you but I tend to sit and think a lot, probably because I finally realize that I am getting old for real.  For example, I went for a run last week, the first time since January, and for a minute there, I was so tired I thought I was getting ready to go see Jesus.  Probably not a good joke, but that is what I was thinking in a weird kind of way.  But in the end, I found out that I was not in the best condition that I could of been in.  I had gotten into bad shape over the winter and it sucks.  I almost saw a Goodyear tire around my waist, then I looked down and could not see my belt-buckle (I seemed to be suffering from the old Dunlap decease).

But through it all, I feel like reflecting on what is going on in our world at this very moment.  Yes, we have a serious virus spreading itself around the world and doing so much damage across the land.  It does not pick and choose who it wants to invade, it has the guts to choose whomever it wants and whenever it wants.  It is amazing at how it is forcing the world of people to do things we started taking for granted.

Like parents seeing how difficult is to teach a room full of teens on a daily basis and having to find ways to deal with their attitude and disrespect everyday.  Now, wanting to send them back to the same school where they seem to be having problems,

Like teachers wanting to get back to school because they miss seeing the students every day (I miss them too)

Like washing our hands whenever we touch something that is not clean.  Wash your hands about 20 seconds.

Like cleaning off the counter tops in your home because of all the germs that settle there.

Like spraying your door knobs to kill the germs that are growing there.

Like coughing into your sleeve and not into the air so the particles don’t have room to travel.

Like helping those who are less fortunate than you

Like calling your neighbor to see if they are okay

Like not going out to restaurants all the time, cooking at home and eating with your family

Like taking family walks together and spending quality time

Like praying as a family for your family, friends and neighbors.

Like coming together as a society and singing a song of love, hope and faith

Yea, we all recognize that we really need each other.  This virus has done one thing for sure, cause us to realize that we are all in this together and we can band together in dire times to fight a battle. But isn’t that what we suppose to do anyway?

Lean on me

When you’re not strong

And I’ll be your friend

I’ll help you carry on

Oh, it won’t be long,

Till I’m gonna need

Somebody to lean on,

Lean on me

School from Home EHMS Visitor Info

(For the Duration of School from Home)

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM-3:00 PM Customer Service Hours (via Phone 770-531-9457)
8:00 AM -12:00 PM Student assistance/pickup (drive-thru, must arrange with your child’s teacher and must call the school in advance)

Controlled Entry into the building
• Front doors will be locked
• Parents should call before coming to the school (drive-thru service only)
• All guests entering the building must be approved by the front desk​

To protect the health of our team members and our community, all Hall County School District buildings will be closed to the public beginning tomorrow – Friday, March 20, 2020.

This does not include our passive recreations areas such as tracks, outside fields, etc.

Our phones will continue to be answered between 8AM – 3PM.

We will begin drive-thru service for parents between 8AM – 12PM, Monday-Friday. However, parents must pre-arrange with a teacher to secure supplies needed before visiting the school. Once you have received confirmation from a teacher that your items are ready, parents should call the school to arrange a pick up time.

Parents must work with the student’s teacher ahead of time to give the request, so we can have pick up the items ready (chromebook, printed copies of School from Home Assignments, etc). Teacher emails can be found on the Grade Level assignment links at on our School from Home web page.

Teachers will communicate with parents when their pick up items are ready. If a teacher has not called in the order, the parent will be turned away.

Friday, March 20, we will be closing the school at 12:00 due to the office being disinfected and sanitized.

Monday, March 23, the office will be closed all day due to fog disinfecting being conducted. The office will reopen for phone calls on Tuesday, 3/24 at 8 AM.

We will continue to provide you updates as we get them from the Central Office.

****Spanish***

EHMS Escuela desde casa, Información para el visitante

De Lunes a Viernes
De 8:00 AM a 3: 00 PM Horario de atención al cliente (a través del teléfono 770-531-9457)
De 8:00 AM a 12: 00 PM Asistencia para el estudiante/ recoger información (en persona, debe llamar con anticipación)

Control de la entrada al edificio
• Las puertas del frente estarán cerradas
• Todos los usuarios deben tocar el timbre para entrar al edificio
• Los padres deben llamar antes de venir a la escuela.

Escuela desde casa
Para proteger la salud de los miembros de nuestro equipo y nuestra comunidad, todos los edificios del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hall estarán cerrados al público a partir de mañana, viernes 20 de marzo de 2020.

Esto no incluye nuestras áreas de recreación, como pistas para caminar o correr, actividades al aire libre, etc.

Nuestros teléfonos continuarán siendo atendidos entre las 8 a.m. y las 3 p.m.

Comenzaremos el servicio para atender a los padres entre las 8 a.m. y las 12 p.m., de lunes a viernes. Sin embargo, los padres deben ponerse de acuerdo previamente con el maestro para asegurar las entregas de artículos que  necesiten antes de visitar la escuela. Una vez que haya recibido la confirmación del maestro de que sus artículos están listos, los padres deben llamar a la escuela para confirmar una hora para recoger los artículos.

Los padres deben hablar con el maestro del estudiante con anticipación para obtener la solicitud, para que puedan recoger los artículos (Chromebook, copias impresas de las asignaciones de la escuela desde el hogar, etc.). Los correos electrónicos de los maestros se pueden encontrar en los enlaces de asignación de nivel de grado en http://tinyurl.com/ehms2020sfh2

Los maestros se comunicarán con los padres cuando sus artículos requeridos estén listos. Si el maestro no ha llamado y confirmado que padre va a venir a recoger el artículo, el padre será rechazado.

El viernes 20 de marzo cerraremos la escuela a las 12:00 debido a la desinfección de la oficina.

El lunes 23 de marzo, la oficina permanecerá cerrada todo el día debido a la desinfección por niebla que se realizara. La oficina volverá a abrir para llamadas telefónicas el martes a las 8 AM.

Continuaremos actualizándoles informaciones  a medida que las obtengamos de la Oficina Central.

coronavirus update March 17_Spanish and English

Visit our EHMS School From Home web page.  Then click on the student’s grade to see the “School From Home” assignments linked by teacher. You can also see teacher “office hours” on the linked page for each teacher.

Work will be posted on each Teacher’s “School from Home” Canvas page by 8 AM on the date the work is to be completed.

In an effort to meet the needs of our students who rely on school meals, the Hall County School District has a plan in place to provide meals during school from home days. From March 16th through the 20th, our school nutrition team members will prepare meals to be delivered to student residences by our transportation department. Bus drivers will follow regular routes once a day beginning at 8:15 in order to deliver these meals.

Families may also elect to pick up these meals at any local elementary school from 10:00AM to 11:00AM daily at a designated spot outside the school building. Note: this also applies to middle and high school students who need to pick up meals; they can report to any elementary school.

The Hall County School District is prepared to continue to provide this service to our students should school from home be extended beyond March 20th.

For further inquiries, please contact Chery Jones, Director of School Nutrition:

Cheryl.jones@hallco.org

***Spanish****
En un esfuerzo por satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes que experimentan inseguridad alimentaria durante los días de escuela desde casa, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hall tiene un plan establecido para proporcionar comidas. Del 16 al 20 de marzo, los miembros de nuestro equipo de nutrición escolar prepararan las comidas para ser entregadas a las residencies de estudiantes por medio de nuestro departamento de transporte. Los conductores de autobuses seguirán sus rutas regulares una vez al día a las 8:15AM para entregar estas comidas.

Las familias pueden elegir recoger estas comidas en su escuela primaria local en caso de que 10:00AM-11:00AM. Nota: esto también se aplica a los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria que necesitan recoger comidas; deberán reportarse a la escuela primaria más cercana de su grupo.

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hall está preparado para continuar brindando este servicio a los estudiantes en caso de que la escuela desde casa se extienda más allá del 20 de marzo

Para consultas adicionales, comuníquese con Cheryl Jones, Directora de Nutrición Escolar:

Cheryl.jones@hallco.org

Please follow the link below to a video from Mr. Schofield regarding our updated protocols addressing COVID-19.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c8vTVsh3brAIJxJpWfGYmaFhB3qD-UhT/view

We continue to follow the guidance of the CDC, the Department of Health, and the Georgia Department of Education.

Under Georgia Department of Education guidelines, we are still at level zero which is the prevention and preparation stage.

There is also an additional policy concerning those attending extracurricular events.

COVID19 Statement Eng-Spa