From August 10 through 21, the Hall County School District will provide meals at no cost to children under 18 by way of bus delivery. Breakfast and lunch meals will be delivered daily, Monday through Thursday. Thursday deliveries will consist of breakfast and lunch for both Thursday and Friday. Bus deliveries will begin at 8:30am and routes should finish by 9:30am. Please be in view from the road when waiting for meal deliveries. Meal pickups will be available at most schools from 11-11:30. Please check the Hall County Nutrition website for pick up times  https://foodservices.hallco.org/web/.  You may also contact your child’s school regarding meal pick up information. For questions regarding bus routes, please call Transportation at 770-287-0942. For questions related to menus, please call Nutrition at 770-534-1080.

 

**Espanol**

Del 10 al 21 de agosto, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hall proporcionará comidas sin costo a los niños menores de 18 años a través de la entrega del autobús. El desayuno y el almuerzo serán entregados diariamente, de lunes a jueves. Las entregas de los jueves consistirán en desayuno y almuerzo para los jueves y viernes. Las entregas de autobuses comenzarán a las 8:30 a.m. y las rutas deben terminar a las 9:30 a.m. Esté a la vista desde la carretera cuando espere las entregas de comida. Las recogidas de comidas estarán disponibles en la mayoría de las escuelas del 11 al 11:30. Visite el sitio web de Hall County Nutrition para conocer los horarios de recogida  https://foodservices.hallco.org/web/.  También puede comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo con respecto a la información de recogida de comidas. Si tiene preguntas sobre las rutas de autobuses, llame a Transporte al 770-287-0942. Para preguntas relacionadas con los menús, llame a Nutrición al 770-534-1080.

All Hall County Employees, when working with team members or students, will be required to wear a mask and/or face covering.
All students are required to have a face covering. When practical, and per CDC guidelines, students will be required to wear their face covering when not socially distanced from others.

 

***Espanol***

Todos los empleados del Condado de Hall, cuando trabajen con miembros del equipo o estudiantes, deberán usar una máscara y / o cubrirse la cara.
Todos los estudiantes deben cubrirse la cara. Cuando sea práctico, y de acuerdo con las pautas de los CDC, se requerirá que los estudiantes se cubran la cara cuando no estén socialmente distanciados de los demás.

Updated 7/28/2020
The revised First 15 Days of School Calendar has some important changes that warrant highlighting. Please note the following:

  • Preplanning is extended from August 3 through August 21.
  • Orientation dates and times are now as follows:
    • For families who selected the In-Person Instructional Model–Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade, and students new to the Hall County School District: Orientation is scheduled at schools on August 17 (Last Name A-K) and August 18 (Last Name L-Z). Orientation will run from 3:00PM-7:30PM both days. *Please note the change made with regard to the split of the student body by alphabet.
    • All other students enrolled in the In-Person Instructional Model will receive orientation digitally and through zoom meetings on August 19 and August 20. Schools will determine times and student groupings. This information will be posted to school websites.
    • Students enrolled in the Virtual Learning Model will receive orientation information and class expectations from each of their virtual teachers. Additionally, they are invited to attend their respective schools’ digital/zoom orientations on August 19 and 20 to familiarize themselves with school practices and procedures.
  • The first day of school for students is now August 24.
  • The deadline for families to select either In-Person Instruction or Virtual Instruction is August 28.
  • Updated School Year Calendar
HCSD-First-15-Days-of-School-Year-Plan-Revised-7-28-20

EHMS Parents,

As we approach the beginning of the school year, there are certain questions that continue to rise. At this point, it is not mandatory for students to wear a face mask in school for the entirety of the day. Each student will need their own face mask, as of now it is mandatory to wear the mask on the school bus, during class change, and specific times during the school day when social distancing is not practical in order to extend safety to all students.

When in school, students are encouraged to wear the mask in order to continue to help us in protecting each other in this environment. Masks must follow the following guidelines:

  • Mask must have no negative or derogatory messages on it.
  • Mask must not have suggestive messages, drawings, or writing on it.
  • Bandanas cannot be used as mask.

We recommend students acquire a face mask that fits and allows them to be comfortable throughout the school day, if worn.

Students should also have a clear water bottle with them at all times. The water fountains will be turned off throughout the day.

We encourage students to bring their own hand sanitizer to school as we have a limited supply at the moment.

This year, we will be allowing students to take their computers home. We ask that if you are purchasing book bags that you should purchase one with a computer sleeve or something to protect the computer. Ear buds are also on the list of helpful items that kids need.

Suggested School Supply List

***Spanish***

Buenos dias padres

A medida que nos acercamos al comienzo del año escolar, hay ciertas preguntas que continúan aumentando. En este punto, no es obligatorio que los estudiantes usen una máscara facial en la escuela durante todo el día. Cada estudiante necesitará su propia máscara facial, a partir de ahora es obligatorio usar la máscara en el autobús escolar, durante el cambio de clase y en momentos específicos durante el día escolar cuando el distanciamiento social no es práctico para extender la seguridad a todos los estudiantes.

Cuando están en la escuela, se alienta a los estudiantes a usar la máscara para continuar ayudándonos a protegernos mutuamente en este entorno. Las máscaras deben seguir las siguientes pautas:

  • La máscara no debe tener mensajes negativos o despectivos.
  • La máscara no debe tener mensajes sugerentes, dibujos o escritos en ella.
  • Bandanas no se pueden usar como máscara

Recomendamos que los estudiantes adquieran una máscara facial que se ajuste y les permita sentirse cómodos durante el día escolar, si se usan.

Los estudiantes también deben tener una botella de agua clara con ellos en todo momento. Las fuentes de agua estarán cerradas durante todo el día.

Alentamos a los estudiantes a traer su propio desinfectante para manos a la escuela ya que tenemos un suministro limitado en este momento.

Este año, permitiremos que los estudiantes lleven sus computadoras a casa. Si compra bolsas de libros, le pedimos que compre una con una funda para computadora o algo para protegerla. Los auriculares también están en la lista de artículos útiles que los niños necesitan.

Lista de útiles escolares sugeridos

East Hall Middle Parents,

This is a reminder that East Hall Middle School will be conducting an in-person registration for new EHMS students on Tuesday, July 28th and Thursday, July 30, 2020. The event will go from 8:30 AM -1:00 PM both days.

Registration will be held under the breezeway at the bus entrance at EHMS.

Also, if you have chosen for your child to be a car rider for the semester, we will also have car rider registration and tag pick up at that time. Please wear a face mask and practice Social Distance during your visit.

As a reminder, we are asking that all students bring hand sanitizer, a clear water bottle and face mask when school begins.

If you have any questions, please call the school.

East Hall Middle School
770-531-9457

****Spanish****

Padres de East Hall,

Este es un recordatorio de que East Hall Middle School llevará a cabo una inscripción en persona el martes 28 de julio y el jueves 30 de julio de 2020. El evento se realizará de 8:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.

La inscripción se llevará a cabo bajo la vía de acceso en la entrada del autobús.

Además, si ha elegido que su hijo sea un conductor de automóvil durante el semestre, también tendremos el registro del conductor del automóvil y la recogida de etiquetas en ese momento. Use una máscara facial y practique la distancia social durante su visita.

Como recordatorio, pedimos que todos los estudiantes traigan desinfectante para manos, una botella de agua transparente y una mascarilla facial cuando comience la escuela.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame a la escuela.

East Hall Middle School

770-531-9457

All parents who have chosen Virtual Learning (or In-Person Learning) for the semester should still fill out a free or reduced meals application for their student. This can be done at https://schoolmeals.hallco.org

***Spanish****
Todos los padres que hayan elegido el Aprendizaje virtual (o Aprendizaje en persona) durante el semestre aún deben completar una solicitud de comidas gratis o de precio reducido para su estudiante. Esto se puede hacer en https://schoolmeals.hallco.org

 

Nutrition

Last night the Hall County School District released Back to School Guidelines for the upcoming school year. These guidelines can be viewed on the district’s Reconnect Hall web page. Please follow the link below to access the guidelines.

https://www.hallco.org/web/july-20-2020-back-to-school-guidelines/#tab-id-1

Stay up to date with current details at https://www.hallco.org/web/reconnect-hall/

 

 

***Spanish****

Anoche, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hall publicó las Pautas de Regreso a la Escuela para el próximo año escolar. Estas pautas se pueden ver en la página web Reconnect Hall del distrito. Siga el enlace a continuación para acceder a las pautas.

Español – https://www.hallco.org/web/july-20-2020-back-to-school-guidelines/#tab-id-2

Manténgase actualizado con los detalles actuales en https://www.hallco.org/web/reconnect-hall/

 

English Pages 1-2                       Páginas en español 3-4

Back to school guidelines English and Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

-How do I sign my child up for Virtual Learning
(When you answer “yes” to virtual on the survey, we are going to automatically sign you up.)
-Once my child began Virtual, can they change back to in-person if they don’t like it?
(They will have until the end of August 21st to make their final choice.  After that, they will not have another opportunity to change until the end of the semester.)
-Can a student who chooses Virtual get a chromebook from the school?
(Yes, contact the school to arrange to sign out a chromebook for virtual learning)
-Can a student who chooses Virtual take pictures for the yearbook?
(Virtual students are still considered members of the school and are able to take pictures)
-Can Virtual students play sports?
(Yes)

 

Research shows that wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of COVID19. The Hall County School District is strongly encouraging students to wear masks in an effort to protect the health of staff and classmates. In preparation for the start of the new school year, we recommend students acquire a couple of masks that allow them to be comfortable throughout the school day.

 

La investigación muestra que usar una máscara puede ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID19. El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hall está alentando a los estudiantes a usar máscaras en un esfuerzo por proteger la salud del personal y los compañeros de clase. En preparación para el comienzo del nuevo año escolar, recomendamos que los estudiantes adquieran un par de máscaras que les permitan sentirse cómodos durante el día escolar.

Parents,

I hope you are having a great and safe summer so far.  As the opening of school is getting closer, I want to address some much needed information to you as we begin to see a clear picture of how we will operate.  Our intent is to have a complete focus on the safety of all students and teachers during this unusual time.  Along with that, we intend to continue to provide the best instruction for all students and a learning environment that they all can be successful.  So here are a few notes for you.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jefferey.chandler@hallco.org and I will get an answer to your question.

  • If you have not completed the HCSD online survey to choose your method of school for the year, you will receive a phone call from the school so we can get your choice. This is very important so that we can better plan for students on the first day.
  • Hall County Schools will conduct face-to-face orientations for K, 6th, and 9th grade families as well as new students. Virtual orientations will be provided for all other families during the same time as listed.
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT ONLY NEW 6TH GRADERS AND NEW STUDENTS TO HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO ATTEND THE IN-PERSON ORIENTATION. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Open House (Orientation) will be held on 2 days: Aug 10th and Aug 11th.

       -On Aug 10th, we will welcome students whose last name is from A-M

       -On Aug 11th, we will welcome students whose last name is from N-Z

-All orientation times are from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

-6th grade Orientation will be the only grade level that is in-person here at EHMS.

During the 6th grade Orientation, the only people allowed to enter the building will be the parents and the student who will be attending the school.  No other family members will be allowed to enter the building.

-All other grade level Orientation will be online by ZOOM, on the same days. Your childs’ homeroom teacher will be contacting you with the date, time and ZOOM link for the orientation

On Aug 10th, we will welcome students whose last name is from A-M

-On Aug 11th, we will welcome students whose last name is from N-Z

  • On Aug 12th and 13th, we will have Day 1 and Day 2 of school.

-Both days will be full days with half of the students.  These days are designed for us to reestablish relationships, build student trust about the school process and implement the safety measures that we are requiring at the school.

-Students whose last name start with A-M will come to school on Aug 12th

-Students whose last name start with N-Z will come to school on Aug 13th

Bus transportation has not been finalize yet from Transportation

  • Aug 14th is a NO School Friday. We will have a closeout faculty meeting to go over things learned since the first meeting and talk about what we need to address before the first full day of school
  • Face covering will be required for all school faculty when in the presence of others in the school, to include the classroom, no exception. A decision will be announced regarding face masks for students before teachers return to school on Aug 3rd.
  • We will be sending families videos on hand washing, social distancing, wearing and caring for face coverings prior to teachers returning to school on Aug 3rd. We are soliciting the help of all families to make this as successful as possible.
  • Each family is encouraged to procure a water bottle and a face mask for your child. The water fountains will be turned off to prevent contamination.  The only fountains that will be operational are the filtered fountains for students to get water in their water bottles.  We ask that the water bottles be clear bottles so that we can monitor the substance in the bottle.  Students will need to have a face mask for instances when social distancing in not possible, for instance, when changing classes or doing small group work.
  • Chromebooks will be available for all students for a 1 to 1 issue. If students have their own personal machine, they can use it for simplicity.  If students have elected to be virtual learners, they can sign out a chromebook or use their own.
  • At this point, buses will implement social distancing as much as practical. Students are asked to wear a mask while riding the school bus.
  • The cafeteria will provide meals for breakfast and lunch. Students will “grab and go” for breakfast and eat the meal in their classroom.  Because of the social distance rule in the cafeteria, students will alternate eating in the cafeteria while some will eat in the classroom.  At some point, students will be served a box lunch.  Those events are still being discussed with the Food Service Team.

There are still a lot of questions that we will need to address, but we will do whatever it takes at EHMS to ensure that we are being safe and wise for the entire East Hall family.  So please be patient and continue to work with us as we navigate through these new processes and school norms

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Hope you are staying safe.