• Updates from Ms. Sloane

     
    July 13, 2020
     

    The District Wants to Hear from Our Students!!

    Please have your child fill out this survey which is asking them how they feel and what they might be concerned about as we work to re-open school in some format.

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=sXLr7NAm_0SV5W620PSjcNG2qP15gTVCutk8B8WsdQVUNjZYNDdJVlgxTEJIUlpTWEdUSUI5QzA5VS4u

     

    What is going on to prepare for the 20-21 school year?

    To quote our Supt. Mary Grow's newsletter; "Our leadership team along with many parents, school board members and teachers have been hard at work planning for numerous scenarios we could be dealing with for the 2020-2021 school year. I want to assure you, no matter what school might look like, the health and safety of our staff and students remains the top priority.

    The first, and preferred model, would have all students back in the classroom.

    There is also the possibility that some students will return to school, while some receive remote learning.

    Finally, we must consider the chance that there will be no students back in school and that all instruction will be distance learning.

    Obviously, these are three extremely different scenarios, and each present a wide range of challenges to deal with. These include transportation, providing meals, cleaning buildings and classrooms and providing adequate and equitable instruction to all our students.

    As we continue to work on how to deal with these solutions, we will continue to keep you updated. The district will be sending out a newsletter soon with more details about what is being done to create a safe and effective learning environment."

    As we know details about programming in the fall it will be communicated to all of you. I highly recommend you also stay up to date by visiting the district's website https://www.eastiron.org/.

     

    Summer Food Information

    The East Irondequoit School Nutrition Program is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program All kids in the community, 18 years and younger, can participate; you need not be an East Irondequoit resident.

    SUMMER OF 2020 (FREE) FOOD PROGRAM

    When: Monday, July 6, through Friday, Aug. 21 (may be extended 1 week)

    What time: Meal Kits with 2 days of Breakfast & Lunch Meals may be Picked up:Monday – Wednesday – Friday11am – 12:30pm

    Where: Look for the School Bus for Distribution at these School Locations: Eastridge HS, Ivan Green, HelendaleRoad, Durand Eastman, Laurelton Pardee. We will also be at Baker Ave/Leicestershire Rd Intersection.

    How much: Free! What’s on the menu: A variety of foods will be included that can be cooked at home. Food Safety/Heating instructions can be found on the District Website. Look for Food Service.

    Info: 339-1575 - There are no income requirements and no registration is necessary. Parents & guardians can also purchase a meal Kit for a nominal

     

    Participate in our Irondequoit Community Book Discussion on 'Stamped'

     

    The district has partnered with the Town or Irondequoit, West Irondequoit CSD, and the Irondequoit Library for a community-wide book discussion on the book 'Stamped; Racism, Antiracism and You.' Please consider getting your children and/or family involved. For more information & to register to participate, visit: https://www.irondequoitlibrary.org/stamped/

    There are also a limited number of copies of the book available to EI families. You can check out a copy at EI Middle School between the hours of 8 am and 2:30 pm. There are also audio and print copies available at the Irondequoit Library.

     

     

    Welcome to the incoming 6th grade class

    Hi - welcome to the middle school. We will be arranging for an orientation for all 6th graders in September....pending the information from the Governor. Until then please watch this video - A Day in the Life of a 6th graders. We will stay in touch and hope to meet you all soon.

     

     

    EIMS "A Day in the Life"

     

     

    Summer Office Hours

    Please remember that the MS building remains closed but if you need anything from the Middle School this summer our hours are 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Thursday. On Friday's the office closes at 2:30 pm. Best phone number to leave a message is 339-1436. We would ask that you call and make an appointment if you need to speak to an administrator. If you are just dropping off an instrument or library books, please feel free to stop by during our office hours.
     

    Still Want a Yearbook?

    There are still yearbooks available. Please call the main office to purchase one.

     

    Do you have any EIMS books?????

    If you have any books at home, textbooks, library books, books you borrowed from your teachers - PLEASE RETURN THEM. You can simply drop that off to the main office from 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday. We want our books back.....and appreciate you returning them.
     

     
    June 29, 2020
     

    The District Wants to Hear from You!!!

    From the District's website: "In the East Irondequoit Central School District we continue to await school re-opening guidance from the New York State Department of Education and the Governor's Office. However, in April we assembled a committee to begin the process of planning for the fall of 2020 in hopes that we will be permitted to open our buildings to students and staff and do what we do best, care for our students while providing them with an outstanding education. As we continue to plan for the fall, we believe that community input is essential in helping us to best understand the concerns and questions from our parents and guardians. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to answer this brief survey by July 10th, as we will consider your valuable input as we continue to work throughout the summer."

     

    Parent Survey About School Reopening in September

     

    In Case you Missed it - Celebrating our 8th Graders via Video

     

    We want to start by thanking all of you for your support and flexibility over the last few

     

    Here is the link to recognize our 8th graders as they move up to Eastridge, the Class of 2024. We wish each of your children the very best. Go Lancers! You did it!!!!!!! Be your best self always!

     

     

     

     

    https://youtu.be/6S6SjjDVyig

     

    Thank you Ms. Groat and Ms. Cornish for putting this video together

     

    Still Want a Yearbook?

    Follow this link- There are still yearbooks available.

     

    https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1455570/East-Irondequoit-Middle-School/

     

    Do you have any EIMS books?????

    If you have any books at home, textbooks, library books, books you borrowed from your teachers - PLEASE RETURN THEM. You can simply drop that off to the main office from 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday. We want our books back.....and appreciate you returning them.
     

    Looking for your locker stuff?

    If you did not get a chance to clean out your locker, staff has gone through and bagged personal items. These bags will be available until July 7th. After that all items will be donated to charity.
     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    We continue to serve meals every day, however, beginning the week of July 6th we will move to a 3-day distribution service and double meals will be provided. Go to the website https://www.eastiron.org/ for more specific information.

    The District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     


     
     
    June 15, 2020
     

    Congratulations 6th and 7th Grade Award Winners!!!!

    We are so proud of the Lancers who are this year's award winners!!! Thank you for all of your hard work and being great students!

     

    Follow this link for Award Winners - EIMS 2020 6th and 7th Grade Awards

     

    Two Days of School Left....and Please VOTE

    With us reaching the last two days of school we need your children to finish out strong with completing all of the assessments assigned. I know the teachers have been emailing, calling, and texting trying to get those last few pieces of work from our Lancers - please help us by setting aside time to have your children finish out the year strong!!! Our last day of classes for students is June 16th. Please check Infinite Campus (IC) to make sure your child has completed all of the required course credit assessments. These assessments, combined with everyday class work, will determine if your child passes or is assigned an incomplete for the year. Let's go LANCERS, you can do it!!!!! The staff believes in you!!!!!

     

    There will be no calendars for the next two weeks. We need those assessments. Thanks

     

    Still time to Mail in your Ballots - please vote - yes your vote matters!! It matters to our students. It matters to our community. It matters to our future! Ballots must be mailed in by TUESDAY, JUNE 16th.

     

    Do you have any EIMS books?????

    If you have any books at home, textbooks, library books, books you borrowed from your teachers - PLEASE RETURN THEM. You can simply drop that off to the main office from 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday. We want our books back.....and appreciate you returning them.
     

    THANK YOU PARENTS!!!!

    I don't think the staff at EIMS can sum up the gratitude we have for all of you parents, guardians, caregivers, who have taken on the teaching of your children under these very strange conditions. We hope this video shows you the appreciation we have for the job you have stepped up to do. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X7oCQp-a3FeSeoXxNS1abBNEdYsywHKc/view?usp=sharing

     

    Lancers Inducted Into National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to all of our Lancers inducted into National Junior Honor Society!!!!!! Please check out this video.

     

    https://eastironcsd-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/csloane_eastiron_monroe_edu/ETHLc1BanlVFvY_rETp2hwUBz9LFDxsInCVnoUOXKZ3MuQ?e=aOGkgI

     

    Eastridge Lancer's IT Student Help Desk

    IT Student Help Desk Office Hours:

    Nicole Mucica is available via message on Schoology or district email Nicole_Mucica@eastiron.monroe.edu if any of your children are still in need of any advice about Schoology uploads as we enter the final few days of students completing their coursework.

     

    Looking for your locker stuff?

    If you did not get a chance to clean out your locker, staff has gone through and bagged personal items. These bags will be available until June 18th. After that all items will be donated to charity. Also, there there are many item outside the nurse's office to be claimed from this past year's lost and found. It has all been washed and it is ready to go.
     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    And the District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     
     
     

     
     
    June 8, 2020
     

    Our year is coming to an end....

    It is hard to believe but we are coming to the end of our school year. What an unusual year to say the least. The last day of classes for students is June 16th. Please check Infinite Campus (IC) to make sure your child has completed all of the required course credit assessments. These assessments, combined with everyday class work, will determine if your child passes or is assigned an incomplete for the year. All of the work your child and you the parent have done at home since March 13th, is totally appreciated. We need to give our students a final push to finish all the work they owe, but especially a push to get those assessments completed. Let's go LANCERS, you can do it!!!!! The staff believes in you!!!!!

     

    We also are very aware that the discourse in our community continues, protests continue, with the goal to bring about a better understanding of the injustices we have witness. EIMS staff believes that getting the most out of your education is critical and we pledge to continue to educate the whole child. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." EIMS is a beautifully diverse school community and we embrace that with pride. Sadly, our students live in a world where racism exists and it is up to us as educators to work to change this narrative. We at EIMS pledge to work at building a safer community for all of our children to live in without our history repeating itself.

     

    Resources if needed:

    NYS Office of Mental Health emotional support hotline at 1-844-863-9314.

    https://www.liberty-resources.org
    Urban League of Rochester. Their website is http://www.ulr.org/AboutUs.aspx

     

    8th Grade Parents - Town Hall - Special Guest Principal Heaphy

    Parents of 8th Graders

    Join us on June 11th at 6pm for a Town Hall meeting, special guess Principal Heaphy! Below is the zoom information for that meetings

    Chris Sloane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Chris Sloane's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jun 11, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/9087339471

     

    Meeting ID: 908 733 9471

    Password: EIMS

     

    6th and 7th grade parents Town Hall Meeting June 11, 5pm

    Join us for one last Town Hall meeting as the school year comes to a nontraditional end.

     

    Chris Sloane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Chris Sloane's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/9087339471

     

     

    Meeting ID: 908 733 9471

    Password: EIMS

     

    THANK YOU PARENTS!!!!

    I don't think the staff at EIMS can sum up the gratitude we have for all of you parents, guardians, caregivers, who have taken on the teaching of your children under these very strange conditions. We hope this video shows you the appreciation we have for the job you have stepped up to do. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X7oCQp-a3FeSeoXxNS1abBNEdYsywHKc/view?usp=sharing

     

    THANK YOU to the PTSA Officers leaving EIMS

    The staff at EIMS would like to give a huge THANK you to the following PTSA officers as they move on to the high school or other volunteer opportunities....you have been wonderful to work with and will be truly missed. Jeanne Dotres - President, Paula Gullo - Vice President, Megan Fess - Treasurer, Tarra Lavere - Secretary.
     

    Lancers Inducted Into National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to all of our Lancers inducted into National Junior Honor Society this week!!!!!! Please check out this video.

     

    https://eastironcsd-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/csloane_eastiron_monroe_edu/ETHLc1BanlVFvY_rETp2hwUBz9LFDxsInCVnoUOXKZ3MuQ?e=aOGkgI

     

     

    Lancer Families - Please read - Course Credit Assessments

    The school building remains closed per the NYS Governor. Our last day of learning/classes is Tuesday, June 16th for all students in the middle school.

     

    June is HERE and you should be hearing from your children that they have taken a Course Credit Assessment, a unit test, or it might be called a unit project, whatever the teacher is labeling it, these assessments are critical in determining a student's progress. If a student has not completed a majority of Course Credit Assessments by the end of the year, your child may receive an incomplete for that class, which will mean they will be doing summer work with one of the EIMS administrators, or have an altered schedule in the fall. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress. If you are uncertain about these assessments, check IC, or have your children contact their teachers.

     

    We continue to encourage you to reach out, if you can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress please contact jacqueline_walker@eastiron.monroe.edu.

    Here is a video to help guide you regarding IC

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video.

    In the portal you should be able to view two columns. One for daily or weekly assignments and the other for any assessments given.

     

    Eastridge Lancer's IT students offer tech help to the middle school!!!

    Tuesday June 9th 5:30 - 6:30 office hours for any IT needs.

     

    Thursday June 11th 1 – 2 p.m. This is last day for zoom office hours where high school students who work the Helpdesk will be available to answer any Schoology related questions.

     

    Here is the Zoom login information:

     

    Topic: Student Helpdesk Office Hours

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/94259690052?pwd=RkIvcHNPZHhYQ0ozM2kwQlhiWHAwdz09

     

    Meeting ID: 942 5969 0052

    Password: help

     

    Do you have any EIMS books?????

    If you have any books at home, textbooks, library books, books you borrowed from your teachers - PLEASE RETURN THEM. You can simply drop that off to the main office from 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday. We want our books back.....and appreciate you returning them.

     

    Looking for your locker stuff?

    If you did not get a chance to clean out your locker, staff has gone through and bagged personal items. These bags will be available until June 18th. After that all items will be donated to charity. Also, there there are many item outside the nurse's office to be claimed from this past year's lost and found. It has all been washed and it is ready to go.
     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    And the District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     
     
     

     
    June 1, 2020
     

    Nelson Mandela is quoted as saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation."

     

    The EIMS staff wants you to know that whether in person or as we travel through education online together, we believe education is one of the places to have these hard conversations about social issues, like racism. We want all of our families to know we are concerned and will do our part as educators to "tip the world towards love." The events in the our community are stressful, and listed below are some resources in case the stress has become overwhelming for your child or your family. It is time to lean into each other for support and create change in our world for our children!!!! Our children deserve our help moving the world from fear/hate to one full of love.

     

    NYS Office of Mental Health emotional support hotline at 1-844-863-9314.

    https://www.liberty-resources.org
    Urban League of Rochester. Their website is http://www.ulr.org/AboutUs.aspx

     

    THANK YOU PARENTS!!!!

    I don't think the staff at EIMS can sum up the gratitude we have for all of you parents, guardians, caregivers, who have taken on the teaching of your children under these very strange conditions. We hope this video shows you the appreciation we have for the job you have stepped up to do. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X7oCQp-a3FeSeoXxNS1abBNEdYsywHKc/view?usp=sharing

     

     

    THANK YOU to the PTSA Officers leaving EIMS

    The staff at EIMS would like to give a huge THANK you to the following PTSA officers as they move on to the high school or other volunteer opportunities....you have been wonderful to work with and will be truly missed. Jeanne Dotres - President, Paula Gullo - Vice President, Megan Fess - Treasurer, Tarra Lavere - Secretary.
     
     

    Lancers Inducted Into National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to all of our Lancers inducted into National Junior Honor Society this week!!!!!! Please check out this video.

     

    https://eastironcsd-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/csloane_eastiron_monroe_edu/ETHLc1BanlVFvY_rETp2hwUBz9LFDxsInCVnoUOXKZ3MuQ?e=aOGkgI

     

     

    Lancer Families - Please read - Course Credit Assessments

    The school building remains closed per the NYS Governor. Our last day of learning/classes is Tuesday, June 16th for all students in the middle school.

     

    June is HERE and you should be hearing from your children that they have taken a Course Credit Assessment, a unit test, or it might be called a unit project, whatever the teacher is labeling it, these assessments are critical in determining a student's progress. If a student has not completed a majority of Course Credit Assessments by the end of the year, your child may receive an incomplete for that class, which will mean they will be doing summer work with one of the EIMS administrators, or have an altered schedule in the fall. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress. If you are uncertain about these assessments, check IC, or have your children contact their teachers.

     

    We continue to encourage you to reach out, if you can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress please contact jacqueline_walker@eastiron.monroe.edu.

    Here is a video to help guide you regarding IC

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video.

    In the portal you should be able to view two columns. One for daily or weekly assignments and the other for any assessments given.

     

    Whatever help you can lend in getting your children to understand the building is closed, but learning continues is CRITICAL and so appreciated, as we know that this is not what you signed up for as a parent.

     

    What do the teachers need? All students to complete the Course Credit Assessment in each of their classes.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars were sent out Monday, June 1st and will be sent out for the last time Monday, June 8th. No new material will be required of your children starting June 15th. We do need them to complete the work they still owe their teachers and complete the Course Credit Assessments required.

     

    Eastridge Lancer's IT students offer tech help to the middle school!!!

    Students and Parents-In need of real time help with Schoology? Have other questions about using other apps like Notability? Students from the Eastridge IT Help Desk are now available for office hours to help with questions.

     

    Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30

    Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00

     

    Follow the link below to zoom in each week to get your questions answered!

     

    Topic: Middle School Helpdesk Office Hours

    https://zoom.us/j/98494373589

    Meeting ID: 984 9437 3589

     

     

    This service will continue this summer as per the following: the Student Helpdesk will hold summer “office hours” at Eastridge High School (Tuesday, Thursday from 8 am to Noon) beginning July 7th to address any device related issues your student may have over the summer.

     

    Do you have any EIMS books?????

    If you have any books at home, textbooks, library books, books you borrowed from your teachers - PLEASE RETURN THEM. You can simply drop that off to the main office from 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday. We want our books back.....and appreciate you returning them.

     

    Looking for your locker stuff?

    If you did not get a chance to clean out your locker, staff has gone through and bagged personal items. These bags will be available until June 18th. After that all items will be donated to charity. Also, there there are many item outside the nurse's office to be claimed from this past year's lost and found. It has all been washed and it is ready to go.
     
     

    8th Grade Parents - Town Hall - Special Guest Principal Heaphy

    Parents of 8th Graders

    Join us on June 11th at 6pm for a Town Hall meeting, special guess Principal Heaphy! Below is the zoom information for that meetings

    Chris Sloane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Chris Sloane's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jun 11, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/9087339471

     

    Meeting ID: 908 733 9471

    Password: EIMS

     

    6th and 7th grade parents Town Hall Meeting June 11, 5pm

    Join us for one last Town Hall meeting as the school year comes to an nontraditional end.

     

    Chris Sloane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Chris Sloane's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/9087339471

     

     

    Meeting ID: 908 733 9471

    Password: EIMS

     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    And the District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.

     

    May 26, 2020
     

    Lancers Inducted Into National Junior Honor Society

    Congratulations to all of our Lancers inducted into National Junior Honor Society this week!!!!!! Please check out this video.

     

    https://eastironcsd-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/csloane_eastiron_monroe_edu/ETHLc1BanlVFvY_rETp2hwUBz9LFDxsInCVnoUOXKZ3MuQ?e=aOGkgI

     

     

    Lancer Families - Please read - Course Credit Assessments

    Just a reminder that school is closed for the remainder of the school year per the NYS Governor. We will be allowing students in per our schedule, see below, to clean out lockers, once those are cleaned out, the building remains closed.

     

    June is right around the corner, you should be hearing from your children that they have taken a Course Credit Assessment, a unit test, or it might be called a unit project, whatever the teacher is labeling it, these assessments are critical in determining a student's progress. If a student has not completed a majority of Course Credit Assessments by the end of the year, your child may receive an incomplete for that class, which will mean they will be doing summer work with one of the EIMS administrators, or have an altered schedule in the fall. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress. If you are uncertain about these assessments, check IC, or have your children contact their teachers.

     

    We continue to encourage you to reach out, if you can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress please contact jacqueline_walker@eastiron.monroe.edu.

    Here is a video to help guide you regarding IC

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video.

    In the portal you should be able to view two columns. One for daily or weekly assignments and the other for any assessments given.

     

    Whatever help you can lend in getting your children to understand the building is closed, but learning continues is CRITICAL and so appreciated, as we know that this is not what you signed up for as a parent.

     

    What do the teachers need? For you to pass on this important message to your children, the LEARNING CONTINUES and work is no longer just review or enrichment, it counts. It won't be graded in the traditional sense, but it will be counted as stated above.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars are sent out each week. Each week you should see just the one calendar, not pages of calendars. Please feel free to continue to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

     

    Eastridge Lancer's IT students offer tech help to the middle school!!!

    Students and Parents-In need of real time help with Schoology? Have other questions about using other apps like Notability? Students from the Eastridge IT Help Desk are now available for office hours to help with questions.

     

    Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30

    Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00

     

    Follow the link below to zoom in each week to get your questions answered!

     

    Topic: Middle School Helpdesk Office Hours

    https://zoom.us/j/98494373589

    Meeting ID: 984 9437 3589

     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year. If we do not get volunteers for these roles, our PTSA may not exist. Please consider, the various roles as they really do not take up a ton of time.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

     

    EIMS Locker Clean Out - Dates and Times - and BOOK return

    Please review the available dates and time slots in this sign up genius for locker clean out. There will be staff to supervise the hallways and answer questions. Please wear masks and keep in mind that social distancing rules are still valid. As much as we all miss the students, and as hard as it will be, we can not hug them.In addition, please be aware there is no access to the bathrooms. If you chose not to clean out your son/daughter's locker, it will be bagged by a staff member and remain available for pick up until June 19th. After that the contents will be donated, if appropriate, or simply thrown away. I would ask your child how much they actually kept in their locker - as many of the students took important materials home already. If you have questions about locker clean out, please contact Jacqueline_Walker@eastiron.monroe.edu or leave a message at 339-1436 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

     

    When you come into clean your locker - bring back any textbooks, library books, and materials you know you need to return to the school. There will be a drop table as you enter by the nurse's office for those materials to be deposited. We will have a staff member there to give you 'receipt" for the items returned. Getting our materials back is so important and totally appreciated by all.

     

    SIGN UP BELOW - first come basis

     

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0544A9AB2DA2F94-eims

     

    Learning from Home- District Expectations

    Please read the following information about the expectations the District has developed for our time that we all need to be learning from home. The information is clear and concise. In fact I would have my son/daughter read these expectations with me. The students need to know this information as well as you, their parent/guardian. The critical piece - there are still essential standards that our Lancers need to demonstrate they understand. The LEARNING CONTINUES!!!!

    https://www.eastiron.org/cms/lib/NY02214279/Centricity/Domain/1300/learning%20from%20home%20expectations%20newsletter%206-12.pdf

     

    Just a reminder as we continue our online learning we will be asking our students to be more accountable to the work teachers are assigning. Teachers will be entering the following codes into Infinite Campus (IC) which should help you as a parent track your child's progress.

     

    T: Turned In. Turned in means a student has submitted the work and it meets or exceeds the minimum expectations or criteria for success. Teachers will certainly use feedback to let students know what they did well in their work.
    I: Incomplete. Incomplete means a student has turned the work in but it does not meet the minimum criteria for success. The teacher will use feedback to enable the student to see what to improve and allow the student to redo the work, particularly the course credit assessments.
    M: Missing. This code means the student has not turned in the work. It is missing. The teacher will communicate to students and you the parent about missing work, particularly course credit assessments. As a parent you can also refer to Infinite Campus (IC) to check on missing assignments.
     

    8th Grade Parents - Town Hall - Special Guest Principal Heaphy

    Parents of 8th Graders

    Join us on June 11th at 6pm for a Town Hall meeting, special guess Principal Heaphy! Below is the zoom information for that meetings

    Chris Sloane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Chris Sloane's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jun 11, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/9087339471

    Meeting ID: 908 733 9471
    One tap mobile
    +16468769923,,9087339471# US (New York)

     

    6th and 7th grade parents Town Hall Meeting June 11, 5pm

    Join us for one last Town Hall meeting as the school year comes to an nontraditional end.

     

    Chris Sloane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Chris Sloane's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/9087339471

    Meeting ID: 908 733 9471
    One tap mobile
    +16468769923,,9087339471# US (New York)

     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    And the District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     

    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    This youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Canceled and Regents Exams Canceled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • All Regents Exams and Checkpoint A exams in Spanish and French
     
     
     
    May 18, 2020
     

    Lancer Families - Please read - Course Credit Assessments

    I am sure as of now you are aware that school is closed for the remainder of the school year per the NYS Governor.

     

    As we near Memorial Day and with June right around the corner, you should be hearing from your children that they have taken a Course Credit Assessment, a unit test, or it might be called a unit project, whatever the teacher is labeling it, these assessments are critical in determining a student's progress. Every two weeks students should be asked to complete a course credit assessment which will be developed by each teacher. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress. If you are uncertain about these assessments, check IC, or have your children contact their teachers.

     

    We continue to encourage you to reach out, if you have any questions or can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress. Contact sherry_petote@eastiron.monroe.edu if you have an issue signing on to IC. Here is a video to help guide you regarding IC

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video.

    In the portal you should be able to view two columns. One for daily or weekly assignments and the other for any assessments given.

     

    Whatever help you can lend in getting your children to understand the building is closed, but learning continues is CRITICAL and so appreciated, as we know that this is not what you signed up for as a parent.

     

    What do the teachers need? For you to pass on this important message to your children, the LEARNING CONTINUES and work is no longer just review or enrichment, it counts. It won't be graded in the traditional sense, but it will be counted as stated above.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars are sent out each week. Each week you should see just the one calendar, not pages of calendars. Please feel free to continue to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

     

    Eastridge Lancer's IT students offer tech help to the middle school!!!

    Students and Parents-In need of real time help with Schoology? Have other questions about using other apps like Notability? Students from the Eastridge IT Help Desk are now available for office hours to help with questions.

     

    Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30

    Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00

     

    Follow the link below to zoom in each week to get your questions answered!

     

    Topic: Middle School Helpdesk Office Hours

    https://zoom.us/j/98494373589

    Meeting ID: 984 9437 3589

     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year. If we do not get volunteers for these roles, our PTSA may not exist. Please consider, the various roles as they really do not take up a ton of time.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

     

    Interested in MARCHING BAND - see below!!!!!

    Hi Everyone, it's that time of year when we ask students to turn in marching band contracts so that we know how many students to write the drill for. If you plan on marching this fall, ALL members (new or returning) must fill out this google form by May 22nd: https://forms.gle/VqbqZXhkihekbQxEA

     

    EIMS Locker Clean Out - Dates and Times - and BOOK return

    Please review the available dates and time slots in this sign up genius for locker clean out. There will be staff to supervise the hallways and answer questions. Please wear masks and keep in mind that social distancing rules are still valid. As much as we all miss the students, and as hard as it will be, we can not hug them. If you chose not to clean out your son/daughter's locker, it will be bagged by a staff member and remain available for pick up until June 19th. After that the contents will be donated, if appropriate, or simply thrown away. I would ask your child how much they actually kept in their locker - as many of the students took important materials home already. If you have questions about locker clean out, please contact Jacqueline_Walker@eastiron.monroe.edu or leave a message at 339-1436 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

     

    When you come into clean your locker - bring back any textbooks, library books, and materials you know you need to return to the school. There will be a drop table as you enter by the nurse's office for those materials to be deposited. We will have a staff member there to give you 'receipt" for the items returned. Getting our materials back is so important and totally appreciated by all.

     

    SIGN UP BELOW - first come basis

     

    www.signupgenius.com

     

    Learning from Home- District Expectations

    Please read the following information about the expectations the District has developed for our time that we all need to be learning from home. The information is clear and concise. In fact I would have my son/daughter read these expectations with me. The students need to know this information as well as you, their parent/guardian. The critical piece - there are still essential standards that our Lancers need to demonstrate they understand. The LEARNING CONTINUES!!!!

    https://www.eastiron.org/cms/lib/NY02214279/Centricity/Domain/1300/learning%20from%20home%20expectations%20newsletter%206-12.pdf

     

    Just a reminder as we continue our online learning we will be asking our students to be more accountable to the work teachers are assigning. Teachers will be entering the following codes into Infinite Campus (IC) which should help you as a parent track your child's progress.

     

    T: Turned In. Turned in means a student has submitted the work and it meets or exceeds the minimum expectations or criteria for success. Teachers will certainly use feedback to let students know what they did well in their work.
    I: Incomplete. Incomplete means a student has turned the work in but it does not meet the minimum criteria for success. The teacher will use feedback to enable the student to see what to improve and allow the student to redo the work, particularly the course credit assessments.
    M: Missing. This code means the student has not turned in the work. It is missing. The teacher will communicate to students and you the parent about missing work, particularly course credit assessments. As a parent you can also refer to Infinite Campus (IC) to check on missing assignments.
     

    8th Grade Parents - A Message from the HS Principal!

    Parents of 8th Graders

    Eastridge is excited to welcome your children in the fall. Normally, we would have held a parent/guardian orientation about a month ago. Instead, we will move the parent/guardian meeting to late in the summer – just before the opening of school (date not yet set). There will be a separate student orientation in the morning of September 2. You will get details as summer begins. Be well.

    Timothy Heaphy, Eastridge High School Principal

     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    And the District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     

    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    This youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Canceled and Regents Exams Canceled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • All Regents Exams and Checkpoint A exams in Spanish and French

     



    May 11, 2020

     

    Lancer Families - Please read - The Learning Continues until June

    I am sure as of now you are aware that school is closed for the remainder of the school year per the NYS Governor.

     

    We continue to encourage you to reach out, if you have any questions or can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress. Contact sherry_petote@eastiron.monroe.edu if you have an issue signing on to IC. Here is a video to help guide you regarding IC

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video.

    In the portal you should be able to view two columns. One for daily or weekly assignments and the other for any assessments given.

     

    Whatever help you can lend in getting your children to understand the building is closed, but learning continues is CRITICAL and so appreciated, as we know that this is not what you signed up for as a parent.

     

    Just a reminder as we continue our online learning we will be asking our students to be more accountable to the work teachers are assigning. Teachers will be entering the following codes into Infinite Campus (IC) which should help you as a parent track your child's progress.

     

    T: Turned In. Turned in means a student has submitted the work and it meets or exceeds the minimum expectations or criteria for success. Teachers will certainly use feedback to let students know what they did well in their work.
    I: Incomplete. Incomplete means a student has turned the work in but it does not meet the minimum criteria for success. The teacher will use feedback to enable the student to see what to improve and allow the student to redo the work, particularly the course credit assessments.
    M: Missing. This code means the student has not turned in the work. It is missing. The teacher will communicate to students and you the parent about missing work, particularly course credit assessments. As a parent you can also refer to Infinite Campus (IC) to check on missing assignments.

     

    Every two weeks students will be asked to complete a course credit assessment which will be developed by each teacher. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress.

     

    What do the teachers need? For you to pass on this important message to your children, the LEARNING CONTINUES and work is no longer just review or enrichment, it counts. It won't be graded in the traditional sense, but it will be counted as stated above.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars are sent out each week. Each week you should see just the one calendar, not pages of calendars. Please feel free to continue to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year. If we do not get volunteers for these roles, our PTSA may not exist. Please consider, the various roles as they really do not take up a ton of time.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

     

    Interested in MARCHING BAND - see below!!!!!

    Hi Everyone, it's that time of year when we ask students to turn in marching band contracts so that we know how many students to write the drill for. If you plan on marching this fall, ALL members (new or returning) must fill out this google form by May 22nd: https://forms.gle/VqbqZXhkihekbQxEA

     

    Learning from Home- District Expectations

    Please read the following information about the expectations the District has developed for our time that we all need to be learning from home. The information is clear and concise. In fact I would have my son/daughter read these expectations with me. The students need to know this information as well as you, their parent/guardian. The critical piece - there are still essential standards that our Lancers need to demonstrate they understand. The LEARNING CONTINUES!!!!

    https://www.eastiron.org/cms/lib/NY02214279/Centricity/Domain/1300/learning%20from%20home%20expectations%20newsletter%206-12.pdf

     

    8th Grade Parents - A Message from the HS Principal!

    Parents of 8th Graders

    Eastridge is excited to welcome your children in the fall. Normally, we would have held a parent/guardian orientation about a month ago. Instead, we will move the parent/guardian meeting to late in the summer – just before the opening of school (date not yet set). There will be a separate student orientation in the morning of September 2. You will get details as summer begins. Be well.

    Timothy Heaphy, Eastridge High School Principal

     

    Meal Reminder - EI and the Community Food Pantry can help

    The Irondequoit Community Cupboard (ICC) is available to help anyone with food shortages, please call 336-9107.

    And the District offers to all children 18 and under, pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!

     

    First Ever Virtual Talent Show - let's have some fun while we are home Lancers!!!!

    SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT LANCERS! SINGING, DANCING, LIP SYNCING, INSTRUMENTALS , ART WORK, COMEDY, Best ATHLETIC Moves AND MORE !

    Talent videos due Wednesday, May 15th!!

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed - what about locker clean out???

    The school building is currently closed through the end of JUNE. We do know you will need to gather belongings out of lockers and are working on a schedule to allow students to come with his/her parent to clean out the locker. Please look for a sign up sheet in your email at the end of this week with dates and times for locker clean out. Each session will allow a limited number of students in the building at one time. We will be enforcing social distancing rules and everyone will need to wear a mask. After the sign up form is sent out, we know there might be questions, so feel free to email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.

     

    If you or your child does not come in to clean out his/her locker, the materials will be bagged and available for pick up at the end of June.

     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    This youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Canceled and Regents Exams Canceled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • All Regents Exams and Checkpoint A exams in Spanish and French

     


     
     
    May 4, 2020

     

    It Is TEACHER APPRECIATION Week!!!!!!

    We are so thankful and blessed at EIMS to have a group of people who dedicate their time, talent, and love to our students. If you can email, tweet, Schoology, FB, Instagram, or TikToc your appreciation for our teachers this week - I know they would consider it very special. Reach out to them personally or as a group - come on Lancers - show your EIMS staff some LOVE. It is so deserved.
     

    Lancer Families - Please read - The Learning Continues until June

    I am sure as of now you are aware that school is closed for the remainder of the school year per the NYS Governor.

     

    We continue to encourage you to reach out, if you have any questions or can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress. Contact sherry_petote@eastiron.monroe.edu if you have an issue signing on to IC. Here is a video to help guide you regarding IC

    Infinite Campus Parent Portal Video.

    In the portal you should be able to view two columns. One for daily or weekly assignments and the other for any assessments given.

     

    Whatever help you can lend in getting your children to understand the building is closed, but learning continues is CRITICAL and so appreciated, as we know that this is not what you signed up for as a parent.

     

    Just a reminder as we continue our online learning we will be asking our students to be more accountable to the work teachers are assigning. Teachers will be entering the following codes into Infinite Campus (IC) which should help you as a parent track your child's progress.

     

    T: Turned In. Turned in means a student has submitted the work and it meets or exceeds the minimum expectations or criteria for success. Teachers will certainly use feedback to let students know what they did well in their work.
    I: Incomplete. Incomplete means a student has turned the work in but it does not meet the minimum criteria for success. The teacher will use feedback to enable the student to see what to improve and allow the student to redo the work, particularly the course credit assessments.
    M: Missing. This code means the student has not turned in the work. It is missing. The teacher will communicate to students and you the parent about missing work, particularly course credit assessments. As a parent you can also refer to Infinite Campus (IC) to check on missing assignments.

     

    Every two weeks students will be asked to complete a course credit assessment which will be developed by each teacher. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress.

     

    What do the teachers need? For you to pass on this important message to your children, the LEARNING CONTINUES and work is no longer just review or enrichment, it counts. It won't be graded in the traditional sense, but it will be counted as stated above.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars are sent out each week. Each week you should see just the one calendar, not pages of calendars. Please feel free to continue to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

     

    Learning from Home- District Expectations

    Please read the following information about the expectations the District has developed for our time that we all need to be learning from home. The information is clear and concise. In fact I would have my son/daughter read these expectations with me. The students need to know this information as well as you, their parent/guardian. The critical piece - there are still essential standards that our Lancers need to demonstrate they understand. The LEARNING CONTINUES!!!!

    https://www.eastiron.org/cms/lib/NY02214279/Centricity/Domain/1300/learning%20from%20home%20expectations%20newsletter%206-12.pdf

     

    TOWN HALL Meeting for grades 6 and 7 to be held on Zoom this week!!! Join us!

    Mr. Kurdziel, Mr. Zeller, and I will be hosting a 7th grade town hall meeting and a 6th grade town hall meeting for parents. See the times and zoom information below. We can't wait to see you all!!!!! Please submit your questions ahead of time so all questions can get answered. You can also ask questions that night. Use the forms listed with each grade level below to submit questions. In addition if you join us, please place yourself on mute, as this helps with the background noise, allowing everyone to hear.

     

    Topic: EIMS 7th Grade Town Hall

    Time: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time

     

    7th Grade Parents please submit questions to:

     

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=sXLr7NAm_0SV5W620PSjcPCb_lgvF9BJtqLZeAIw3QtUMzBFU0w3NkU2U0o3VTYwMjc0RUNCTFlUMi4u

     

     

    7th grade - Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/94090962992

     

    Topic: EIMS 6th grade Town Hall

    Time: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time

     

    6th Grade Parents please submit questions to:

     

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=sXLr7NAm_0SV5W620PSjcPCb_lgvF9BJtqLZeAIw3QtUNlVVVzJBUFRMTVdKM0NLQkNIQURTRlM4TS4u

     


    6th grade - Join Zoom Meeting

     

    https://zoom.us/j/98850674068

     

    8th Grade Parents - A Message from the HS Principal!

    Parents of 8th Graders

    Eastridge is excited to welcome your children in the fall. Normally, we would have held a parent/guardian orientation about a month ago. Instead, we will move the parent/guardian meeting to late in the summer – just before the opening of school (date not yet set). There will be a separate student orientation in the morning of September 2. You will get details as summer begins. Be well.

    Timothy Heaphy, Eastridge High School Principal

     

    Meal Reminder - EI is still serving meals!!!

    All children 18 and under can pick up grab-and-go meals at every school, except EIMS. There is also a new location beginning Monday, March 30, on the corner of Baker Rd. and Leicestershire Rd from 11am-1pm. Adults are also able to purchase these meals - $2 for breakfast, $4 for lunch. You do not need to be an East Irondequoit student or resident to take advantage of this program. Need a meal - please get a grab-and-go!!!!!!
     

    First Ever Virtual Talent Show - let's have some fun while we are home Lancers!!!!

    SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT LANCERS! SINGING, DANCING, LIP SYNCING, INSTRUMENTALS , ART WORK, COMEDY, Best ATHLETIC Moves AND MORE !

    Talent videos due Wednesday, May 15th!!

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed - what about locker clean out???

    The school building is currently closed through the end of JUNE. We do know you will need to gather belongings out of lockers and are working on a schedule to allow students to come with his/her parent to clean out the locker. More information will be available next week.

     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    This youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Canceled and Regents Exams Canceled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • All Regents Exams and Checkpoint A exams in Spanish and French
     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

    The current PTSA Officers hope you are all healthy and well, and are following the stay at home orders that are in place. It's the only way we can beat this virus!

     


     

    April 27, 2020

     

    Lancer Families - Please read - The Learning Continues!

    I am sure as of now you are aware that school is closed until May 15th per the NYS Governor.

     

    We had our first week with this system and encourage you to reach out, if you have any questions or can't access Infinite Campus to check in on your child's progress. Contact sherry_petote@eastiron.monroe.edu if you have a issue signing on to IC. To restate from last week, as we continue our online learning we will be asking our students to be more accountable to the work teachers are assigning. Teachers will be entering the following codes into Infinite Campus (IC) which should help you as a parent track your child's progress.

     

    T: Turned In. Turned in means a student has submitted the work and it meets or exceeds the minimum expectations or criteria for success. Teachers will certainly use feedback to let students know what they did well in their work.
    I: Incomplete. Incomplete means a student has turned the work in but it does not meet the minimum criteria for success. The teacher will use feedback to enable the student to see what to improve and allow the student to redo the work, particularly the course credit assessments.
    M: Missing. This code means the student has not turned in the work. It is missing. The teacher will communicate to students and you the parent about missing work, particularly course credit assessments. As a parent you can also refer to Infinite Campus (IC) to check on missing assignments.

     

    Every two weeks students will be asked to complete a course credit assessment which will be developed by each teacher. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress. We are breaking the school year into two week intervals, to align with the Governor's potential timeline of opening school May 15th.

     

    What do the teachers need? For you to pass on this important message to your children, the LEARNING CONTINUES and work is no longer just review or enrichment, it counts. It won't be graded in the traditional sense, but it will be counted as stated above.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Gratitude Project:

    We have a team working on putting the submissions to our Padlet together into videos. As soon as they are done we will proudly display them. What an awesome turn out this project yielded. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars are sent out each week. This week you should see just the one calendar, not pages of calendars. Please feel free to continue to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

     

    Learning from Home- District Expectations

    Please read the following information about the expectations the District has developed for our time that we all need to be learning from home. The information is clear and concise. In fact I would have my son/daughter read these expectations with me. The students need to know this information as well as you, their parent/guardian. We will send this along to our Lancers via schoology Monday, April 27th. The critical piece - there are still essential standards that our Lancers need to demonstrate they understand. The LEARNING CONTINUES!!!!

    https://www.eastiron.org/cms/lib/NY02214279/Centricity/Domain/1300/learning%20from%20home%20expectations%20newsletter%206-12.pdf

     

    First TOWN HALL Meeting to be held on Zoom this week!!! Join us!

    Mr. Kurdziel, Mr. Zeller, and I will be hosting a town hall meeting for all 8th grade parents on Thrusday, April 30th at 6:30 pm. Please submit your questions ahead of time so all questions can get answered. Use this form to submit questions

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=sXLr7NAm_0SV5W620PSjcPCb_lgvF9BJtqLZeAIw3QtUM0pJRkpUNE9FMzRFQURDUDgzT1dDTzVGRi4u

    In addition if you join us, please place yourself on mute, as this helps with the background noise, allowing everyone to hear.

     

    Topic: EIMS 8th Grade Town Hall

     

    Time: Apr 30, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/92277828285
     

    National Junior Honor Society Applications Due May 1.

    The NJHS applications are due May 1. We hope to be back in school to hold an induction ceremony, if not we are working on how to do our induction virtually. This announcement is for those students who had been contacted prior to school ended on March 13th. The application is not the priority, we are looking for the essay part to be submitted to either nancy_krueger@eastiron.monroe.edu or lindsay_falzano@eastiron.monroe.edu. If you wish to send the entire application in, please send that to chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu if you can scan it or to 155 Densmore Rd. if you wish to mail it in.
     

    First Ever Virtual Talent Show - let's have some fun while we are home Lancers!!!!

    SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT LANCERS! SINGING, DANCING, LIP SYNCING, INSTRUMENTALS , ART WORK, COMEDY, Best ATHLETIC Moves AND MORE !

    Interest forms due Wednesday, April 29th

    Talent videos due Wednesday, May 15th!!

     

    Interest Form link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwdNvV1aYrN6VURwobSHRhvPu5v6G6zOd-T2oBX4A7k_MlmQ/viewform

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed

    The school building is currently closed through May 15th. Meals will be served from a bus, from 11am to 1pm each day at Laurelton Pardee School. The EIMS location is now closed.

     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    this youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Canceled and Regents Exams Canceled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • All Regents Exams and Checkpoint A exams in Spanish and French
     

    Burpee Challenge - what is that?

    We are challenging each student to try a burpee and do as many as they can each day. We know that the students will be busy with school work, family time, and maybe some video games or on their phones with social media apps. This is our way to encourage the students to do something physical everyday. Just have them watch this video if they don't know what a burpee is, keep track of how many they do, turn in that total number when we return to school - there will be prizes!!!!!! So everybody BURPEE! https://youtu.be/mUYJqe_sJFE
     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

    The current PTSA Officers hope you are all healthy and well, and are following the stay at home orders that are in place. It's the only way we can beat this virus!

     
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    April 20, 2020

    Lancer Families - Please read - School is Open!

    I am sure as of now you are aware that school is closed until May 15th per the NYS Governor.

     

    As we continue our online learning we will be asking our students to be more accountable to the work teachers are assigning. Teachers will be entering the following codes into Infinite Campus (IC) which should help you as a parent track your child's progress.

     

    T: Turned In. Turned in means a student has submitted the work and it meets or exceeds the minimum expectations or criteria for success. Teachers will certainly use feedback to let students know what they did well in their work.
    I: Incomplete. Incomplete means a student has turned the work in but it does not meet the minimum criteria for success. The teacher will use feedback to enable the student to see what to improve and allow the student to redo the work, particularly the course credit assessments.
    M: Missing. This code means the student has not turned in the work. It is missing. The teacher will communicate to students and you the parent about missing work, particularly course credit assessments. As a parent you can also refer to Infinite Campus (IC) to check on missing assignments.

     

    Every two weeks students will be asked to complete a course credit assessment which will be developed by each teacher. The work provided during the week in conjunction with the course credit assessment, will be used to determine a student's progress. We are breaking the school year into two week intervals, to align with the Governor's timeline for when we might open school, as you know the current open school date is May 15th.

     

    What do the teachers need? For you to pass on this important message to your child, school is open and work is no longer just review or enrichment, it counts. It won't be graded in the traditional sense, but it will be counted as stated above.

     

    In addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    Gratitude Project:

    This is the last week to submit an entry to our padlet for the Gratitude Project. There was no set amount of entries for this project - just know the more we get the more we can share with our essential workers. April 28th is Pay It Forward Day. This is the day we hope to send our Gratitude Project entries to the various essential worker groups. If your child has already submitted or chosen not to, that's fine, we just appreciate the time spent on any of the entries.

     

    Many of us are home, doing our best to stay healthy. While many of the community are working to keep us safe. The nurses, doctors, firefighters, police, local business, garbage workers, and so many others, are risking their health everyday to maintain our lives. This was when the staff stopped, reflected, and said 'how can we say Thank you to these people doing this work everyday to keep us safe." The Gratitude Project was born. The goal is for our staff and students to show their gratitude to others and you can help. The students should be able to explain what gratitude is and express it in some way that they choose, to our community. We are defining gratitude as the ability to show appreciation for and to return kindness: the quality of being thankful.

    Why: As we go through this worldwide pandemic. all of our lives have been impacted. This Project will give our students the opportunity to give back to those who are going above and beyond to keep us safe. This project gives the students a chance to demonstrate empathy, gratefulness, kindness, and caring.

    What: Students are being asked to create in whatever format that speaks to them a way to say thank you. A poem, song, letter, picture, photograph. whatever media they wish to choose.

    Who: Our students and you as a family member, are the creators. We will then share out all of the artifacts that we collect to our community members like, nurses, Drs, food service employees, UPS drivers, and others. The more artifacts we get the more we can share.

    Where: Once you or your child has created an artifact upload it to this link and we will sort them to send them out. Everyone in the family can participate and create.


    https://padlet.com/chender61/3sqsb0acs4fi

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars were sent out last week and again today. Please feel free to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home. We will discuss if we can figure out a way to embed the assignments into the calendar as requested by a couple of parents. I am just not sure if it is possible.

    6th Grade Lightning Weekly Assignments - Friga, Fetes, Turner, Lewin

    6th Grade Thunder Weekly Assignments - Rovitelli, Henderson, Radley, Bonafede

    7th Grade Weekly Assignments - All 7th grade teachers

    8th Grade Lightning Weekly Assignments - Oski/Chinappi, Cripps/Yandow, Johnson/Groat, Romanchik/Pearson

    8th Grade Thunder Weekly Assignments - Weg/Chinnapi, Davis/Wadhams, Rutherford/Romanchik, Cornish/Alfierri


    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed

    The school building is currently closed through May 15th. Meals will be served from a bus, from 11am to 1pm each day at Laurelton Pardee School. The EIMS location is now closed.
     

    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    this youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     

    2020 Fall Washington Trip Postponed - will happen in the Spring

    The Washington Trip has been postponed. We have set April 7-9 as new dates for the trip. This will allow us to fund raise in the fall and set a new schedule for payments. If you have made a payment, the money will stay in your account with First Choice Travel. A payment was planned for this week - that payment does not need to be made. A new payment schedule will be ready by end of this school year. If you should have questions, please email me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu.
     
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Canceled and Regents Exams Canceled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • All Regents Exams and Checkpoint A exams in Spanish and French
     

    Burpee Challenge - what is that?

    We are challenging each student to try a burpee and do as many as they can each day. We know that the students will be busy with school work, family time, and maybe some video games or on their phones with social media apps. This is our way to encourage the students to do something physical everyday. Just have them watch this video if they don't know what a burpee is, keep track of how many they do, turn in that total number when we return to school - there will be prizes!!!!!! So everybody BURPEE! https://youtu.be/mUYJqe_sJFE
     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

    The current PTSA Officers hope you are all healthy and well, and are following the stay at home orders that are in place. It's the only way we can beat this virus!

     

    National Junior Honor Society Applications Due May 1.

    The NJHS applications are due May 1. We hope to be back in school to hold an induction ceremony, if not we are working on how to do our induction virtually. This announcement is for those students who had been contacted prior to school ended on March 13th. The application is not the priority, we are looking for the essay part to be submitted to either nancy_krueger@eastiron.monroe.edu or lindsay_falzano@eastiron.monroe.edu. If you wish to send the entire application in, please send that to chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu if you can scan it or to 155 Densmore Rd. if you wish to mail it in.

     

     

     

    April 13, 2020

     

    Lancer Families - we love and miss you!!!!

    As you know we are closed until April 29th per the NYS Governor. In addition, students enrolled in Living Environment, Algebra, Spanish 8, and French 8 will not have to take the Regents/Checkpoint A exams in June, as they have been canceled. Teachers and school counselors will work together to ensure that course credits are awarded based on the achievement of the course outcomes. Another way to say this is, all students will need to demonstrate progress on essential learning in the provided coursework. Parents it is critical that your children complete the work assigned to them by the teachers. School is OPEN!!!

     

    Also please in addition to getting your children to complete their work - please remind them to check their school email once a day and Schoology at least once a day. Thank you!

     

    EIMS staff will be discussing this week how to award credit and we will keep you updated as we work through state and district expectations about how to document your child's progress. Please don't make this a source of stress, more information about this topic will be available, we just need to figure out what passing will look like while doing instruction Schoology and via Zoom. We got this - don't worry. Your patience is very much appreciated.

     

    Gratitude Project:

     

    Many of us are home, doing our best to stay healthy. While many of the community are working to keep us safe. The nurses, doctors, firefighters, police, local business, garbage workers, and so many others, are risking their health everyday to maintain our lives. This was when the staff stopped, reflected, and said 'how can we say Thank you to these people doing this work everyday to keep us safe." The Gratitude Project was born. The goal is for our staff and students to show their gratitude to others and you can help. The students should be able to explain what gratitude is and express it in some way that they choose, to our community. We are defining gratitude as the ability to show appreciation for and to return kindness: the quality of being thankful.

    Why: As we go through this worldwide pandemic. all of our lives have been impacted. This Project will give our students the opportunity to give back to those who are going above and beyond to keep us safe. This project gives the students a chance to demonstrate empathy, gratefulness, kindness, and caring.

    What: Students are being asked to create in whatever format that speaks to them a way to say thank you. A poem, song, letter, picture, photograph. whatever media they wish to choose.

    Who: Our students and you as a family member, are the creators. We will then share out all of the artifacts that we collect to our community members like, nurses, Drs, food service employees, UPS drivers, and others. The more artifacts we get the more we can share.

    Where: Once you or your child has created an artifact upload it to this link and we will sort them to send them out. Everyone in the family can participate and create.


    https://padlet.com/chender61/3sqsb0acs4fi

     

    See a simple example of what could be submitted below.

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    Grade level calendars were sent out last week and again today. Please feel free to provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

    6th Grade Lightning Schedule

    6th Grade Thunder Schedule

    7th Grade Schedule

    8th Grade Lightning Schedule

    8th Grade Thunder Schedule


     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed

    The school building is currently closed through April 29th. Meals will be served from a bus, from 11am to 1pm each day at Laurelton Pardee School. The EIMS location is now closed.

     

     


     

    April 6, 2020

     

    Online Learning - Gratitude Project and New Calendar Help

    Hi Lancer Families!! Hang in there Lancer Families - we love and miss you!!!

     

    Gratitude Project:

     

    Many of us are home, doing our best to stay healthy. While many of the community are working to keep us safe. The nurses, doctors, firefighters, police, local business, garbage workers, and so many others, are risking their healthy everyday to maintain our lives. This was when the staff stopped, reflected, and said 'how can we say Thank you to these people doing this work everyday to keep us safe." The Gratitude Project was born. The goal is for our staff and students to show their gratitude to others and you can help. The students should be able to explain what gratitude is and express it in some way that they choose, to our community. We are defining gratitude as the ability to show appreciation for and to return kindness: the quality of being thankful.

    Why: As we go through this worldwide pandemic. all of our lives have been impacted. This Project will give our students the opportunity to give back to those who are going above and beyond to keep us safe. This project gives the students a chance to demonstrate empathy, gratefulness, kindness, and caring.

    What: Students are being asked to create in whatever format that speaks to them a way to say thank you. A poem, song, letter, picture, photograph. whatever media they wish to choose.

    Who: Our students and you as a family member, are the creators. We will then share out all of the artifacts that we collect to our community members like, nurses, Drs, food service employees, UPS drivers, and others. The more artifacts we get the more we can share.

    Where: Once you or your child has created an artifact upload it to this link and we will sort them to send them out. Everyone in the family can participate and create.


    https://padlet.com/chender61/3sqsb0acs4fi

     

    See a simple example of what could be submitted below.

     

    Grade Level Calendars:

    We have heard you loud and clear that organization of assignments is an issue. As a staff we will be working in teams to send one calendar out on Sunday nights. We are hopeful that this will help your child with finding what the assignments are and when they are due. In addition, the staff is doing the best job they can to communicate more as a team. For example, instead of all assignments due on a Friday, the teams will work on a system that has work due on different days of the week. As we get feedback from you as a parent, we get to work in attempts to make this fluid system of education work the best we can make it work for our students. Please provide feedback on the calendars to me at chris_sloane@eastiron.monroe.edu. We will continue throughout this time that we are teaching through distance learning to work on systems to make it less stressful at home.

    Sixth Grade Lightning Weekly Schedule
    8th Grade Thunder Calendar

     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

     


     
     

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed

    The school building is currently closed through April 15th. Meals will be served from a bus, from 11am to 1pm each day at Laurelton Pardee School. The EIMS location is now closed.
     
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    Technology Help is on the way.....

    Please follow the series of steps on this file located at the bottom of this page to help your son/daughter access their school email on their IPAD. We will continue to send out helpful information like this as often as we get it developed. Thank you for your patience.

     

    this youtube video will help you as a parent learn the basics to navigating Schoology

    https://youtu.be/I2z2c8f5e9Y

     

    This youtube video will help your child upload assignments. Hopefully you find it helpful. https://youtu.be/9QT2Ck7eXY8

     

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.

     
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Cancelled - UPDATE for Living Environment Students

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • The 1200 minute lab requirement has been eliminated. Students can still take the Regents if they do not get your lab minutes completed.
     

    Burpee Challenge - what is that?

    We are challenging each student to try a burpee and do as many as they can each day. We know that the students will be busy with school work, family time, and maybe some video games or on their phones with social media apps. This is our way to encourage the students to do something physical everyday. Just have them watch this video if they don't know what a burpee is, keep track of how many they do, turn in that total number when we return to school - there will be prizes!!!!!! So everybody BURPEE! https://youtu.be/mUYJqe_sJFE
     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

    The current PTSA Officers hope you are all healthy and well, and are following the stay at home orders that are in place. It's the only way we can beat this virus!

     

    National Junior Honor Society Applications

    The NJHS applications will not be due until we return to school. Please do not stress over the application at this time. We will announce a due date as soon as we know when we will return to school.
     
     

    March 30, 2020

    Online Learning - Trying Your Best!

    Hi Lancer Families!! As you know we remain out of school until April 15th. As we continue to have school online, we as a staff continue to work on ways to make the communication more consistent and organized. Continue to reinforce with your children not to get stressed about the work assigned and make sure if they are stressed to contact their teachers. As we extend our time with online learning, please remember that teachers will revisit the material. The teachers are also learning this "new normal" and expect to hear from the students. Please encourage your children to get online and do the best work possible. If getting online does nothing else, it will get them reconnected with teachers and their classmates, which should help with their mental health. Hang in there Lancer Families - we love and miss you!!!

     

    Schoology Help Needed -

    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/STUDENTS: Please make sure under your SETTINGS in Schoology that you have your notifications "turned on" for course comments on updates, assignments or discussions. During this time away from school your teachers are trying to provide you feedback on your work and we want to make sure you are getting the notification to look at the feedback. There is a screen shot at the bottom of this newsletter for you to see. Make sure after you select "on" that you "save changes".

     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed

    The school building is currently closed through April 15th. Meals will be served from a bus, from 11am to 1pm each day at Laurelton Pardee School. The EIMS location is now closed.
     
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    Technology Help

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.
     
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Cancelled - UPDATE for Living Environment Students

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
    • The 1200 minute lab requirement has been eliminated. Students can still take the Regents if they do not get your lab minutes completed.
     

    Burpee Challenge - what is that?

    We are challenging each student to try a burpee and do as many as they can each day. We know that the students will be busy with school work, family time, and maybe some video games or on their phones with social media apps. This is our way to encourage the students to do something physical everyday. Just have them watch this video if they don't know what a burpee is, keep track of how many they do, turn in that total number when we return to school - there will be prizes!!!!!! So everybody BURPEE! https://youtu.be/mUYJqe_sJFE
     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

    The current PTSA Officers hope you are all healthy and well, and are following the stay at home orders that are in place. It's the only way we can beat this virus!

     

    National Junior Honor Society Applications

    The NJHS applications will not be due until we return to school. Please do not stress over the application at this time. We will announce a due date as soon as we know when we will return to school.
     
     

    March 26, 2020

     

    Please see the following video from Ms. Sloane:

    https://youtu.be/q4hIk05v6-I

     


    March 23, 2020

     

     

    To Our Lancer Family,

     

    We are sure that over the last week yMaou have been feeling the impact of school closing and how it has disrupted your lives.  We want you to know that the adults in your lives, whether at school, in your home, or the community, care a great deal about you!  Closing school and cancelling the events is a way to keep you and the wider community healthy and safe, because that is our number one priority.

     

    Several students have questions about the impact of the Coronavirus on future school events.  Currently, we have canceled what we were mandated to through April 1st.   Outside of that timeline, some trips after April 1st were cancelled by sponsoring agencies or because they include going to locations where we will not be able to travel.  Please understand that the recommendations to postpone or cancel events were made by the medical professionals at the county and state level with everyone’s safety in mind.  We also know that the effort to slow the spread of the virus may lead to more adjustments, postponements, and cancellations in the future.  If that happens, we will continue to reschedule as much as we can.  You are important and we want you to be honored and celebrated.

     

    This crisis is evolving and continues to change daily.  It is likely that the adults in your life don’t have a lot the answers but please, keep asking the questions, and check our website for frequent updates, www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure.  You may also email school administrators, counselors, or social workers who will attempt to assist you.

     

    By this time, your teachers have reached out to you through email, ZOOM, or Schoology to explain how they will support your education. Although we have been using technology in learning for years at EIMS, we have never faced something quite like this.  I encourage you to follow the lead of your teachers as they do their best to stay connected with you and support your education.  We suggest that as much as possible, you set up schedule for each day that includes academics, exercise, remote socialization, and other healthy routines.  We challenge you to use your extra time to look for ways to safely help a neighbor, your parents, guardians or siblings.  It will make you feel pretty good to help someone else!  Please take care of yourselves and each other and follow the “social distancing” advice that is being provided by the health professionals. 

     

    Free meals are available for people who are eighteen years old and younger at every East Irondequoit School from 11 am – 1 pm each weekday.  They are “grab and go”.  Meals at EIMS and the elementary schools are being given out of a school bus, follow the signs and look for the bus to pick up meals at those locations.   The Eastridge meal location remains the same.  Adults may get breakfast ($2) and lunch ($4), too.   

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mary Grow                                                                                  Chris Sloane 

    East Irondequoit Superintendent                                                   EIMS School Principal


     

    March 23, 2020

     

    Online Learning - Trying Your Best!

    As you know this fluid situation is very unique, one I hope we never have to face again ever. The teachers are working diligently to learn how to present content online, manage their own lives, and stay connected with all of our students. We will get through this and we are asking that you try not to stress over the work assigned. Please tell your child to do their best with their assignments (which at this point should be either for review or enrichment), to reach out their teachers on Schoology, and take it one day at a time. Make sure your family time come first, that your child gets outside to play or exercise, and maintains a good attitude about the work in front of them. We will get through this - we are EIMS tough!

     

    Feel free to refer to this website for updates regarding the school closing: www.eastiron.org/schoolclosure

     

    East Irondequoit Middle School is closed

    The school building is currently closed through April 1st. Meals will be served from a bus, from 11am to 1pm each day.
     

    Technology Help

    If your child faces a technology issues, have them email EIhelpdesk@eastiron.monroe.edu. Please know, to keep all EI employees safe, technicians are only on campus one day a week. Every effort to resolve any technology issues may take a few days.
     
     

    New York State 3-8 Testing Cancelled

    NYS has cancelled the following tests for the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    • 3-8 English Language Arts Tests
    • 3-8 Mathematics Tests
    • Grade 8 Science Test
    • English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12
     

    Burpee Challenge - what is that?

    We are challenging each student to try a burpee and do as many as they can each day. We know that the students will be busy with school work, family time, and maybe some video games or on their phones with social media apps. This is our way to encourage the students to do something physical everyday. Just have them watch this video if they don't know what a burpee is, keep track of how many they do, turn in that total number when we return to school - there will be prizes!!!!!! So everybody BURPEE! https://youtu.be/mUYJqe_sJFE
     

    The PTSA needs YOU!!!!

    The EIMS PTSA is still in need of parents/guardians to join the PTSA board for the 2020-2021 school year. All current officers are parents of 8th graders who will be moving on to high school next year.

    If you are interested in learning more about the EIMS PTSA and/or the open positions, please email our President, Jeanine Dotres, at dotresfamily@yahoo.com or me at anlmom0306@gmail.com.

    The current PTSA Officers hope you are all healthy and well, and are following the stay at home orders that are in place. It's the only way we can beat this virus!

     


    March 16, 2020

     

    Dear Lancers:

     

    Hope each of you are staying healthy and taking precautions at home.

     

    Gov. Cuomo announced today that schools throughout NY State will be closed at least through Wednesday April 1, 2020 to assist in COVID-19 prevention. Our district will be providing updates as we have them between now and then.

     

    A few notes on questions about academic work. Please check Schoology and stay in touch with your child’s teachers during this time away from school. While we cannot replicate a classroom experience with direct instruction, we have a dedicated collection of teachers who want to maintain a continuity of learning with your children. The resources that have been and will be posted on Schoology courses in the coming days are meant to maintain open lines of communication regarding learning. If you need assistance reaching a teacher or have a question you need answered immediately, please let me know.

     

    Some other tools that are helpful during this time-please follow us on Twitter @eastironms, where we are regularly posting and retweeting information. The district’s website, eastiron.org, is being updated regularly on plans during the school closure. You may also want to download the district’s EICSD app-it contains a lot of information that is easily navigable on your phone.

     

    A reminder that starting tomorrow, March 17, breakfast for school age children will be offered at no charge from 8AM to 10AM and lunch at no charge from 11AM to 1PM.  The price for adult servings will be $2.00 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch. Please use the Gymnasium parking at the south end of the building and door to enter for pickup.

     

    Other important notes:

    • For any student who left an iPad at school, you can pick them up by calling the main office for an appointment between 7:30 and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 3/17 and Weds. 3/18. After this date we will be delivering them home through our transportation department.
    • All school grounds, including playgrounds, are closed to the public.
    • If you need to pick up your child’s medication, please call the main office at 339-1436 to schedule a pick-up time.
    • If you have any questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me at 339-1436. We will do our best to help during this time of uncertainty.

     

    Go Lancers,

    Chris Sloane