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Updates - May 10th

Updates - May 10th
Beginning Monday, May 11th, the office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Our hours for this week are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The last day of school is May 18th.  
Students may return and pick-up items during the week of May 18th through May 22nd.  The building will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that week.  Report cards will be one of the items available for pick-up.  For more details, please see the EBSMS webpage.
Students should bring any damaged or not working properly Chromebooks back to school for repairs.
The last day for meal pick-up and delivery for the school year will be Thursday, May 21st.  (this will include meals for Friday, May 22.  Meal services will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. The Summer Feeding program will begin on Tuesday, May 26th and will be for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Meals will be available for pick-up only from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Breakfast and lunch will be distributed  on Tuesday (for Tuesday and Wednesday) and Thursday (for Thursday, Friday and Monday).  E. B. Stanley Middle School will be one of the summer feeding sites.  More information will be included in the meals on Monday, May 11th.
Updates May 5th
The last day of school is May 18th.  Students are encouraged to schedule their classes for next year.  All information is under the link for Documents.
Beginning Monday, May 11th the office will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Our hours will remain the same; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until further notice.  The office will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.
Meal Deliveries and Pick-ups will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.   Parents and students have been notified if they owe money on their lunch accounts.  We ask that you pay these as soon as possible.  Any money in current lunch accounts will roll over to next year. 
The VDSS will issue P-EBT cards to eligible households with a total benefit of $370 per eligible student. Benefits will be provided for eligible enrolled students only and not for other children in the household.  All students who received free and reduced priced meal benefits and are enrolled in E. B. Stanley Middle School will be issued a P-EBT Card from VDSS.  Those with SNAP benefits, will have money placed on their current EBT card, those without SNAP will receive the EBTcard in the mail. Distribution should begin mid-May. 
Updates April 4th
Here are some updates from E. B. Stanley Middle School:
The school office will be closed for the rest of this week and is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, April 15th.  Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   
Meal Deliveries and Pick-ups will continue on Wednesday, April 8th and Thursday, April 9th.  There will be no meal delivery or pick-up on Monday, April 13th. Pick-up times for meals are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The deadline for Junior Washington County Community Scholars has been extended to April 8th. The form can be mailed in - 297 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 - or emailed to trsmith@wcs.k12.va.us (a picture of the form will be fine). You can use the form that is online - (just change the dates).  The form is linked on the Guidance Page and on the main page under Latest News.  Celebrations will be scheduled later.    
Our school has extended our Internet access so that it is now available in the parking lot where buses drop off students.  You can park in the bus parking lot and access the WCS Guest account. The password is wcpswifi and this is posted on our marquee.  
Distance Learning with new information will begin on Tuesday, April 14th.  Students need to check their Google Classroom. Additionally, teachers are contacting students through Google Classroom and email.  We are asking all students to check Google Classroom and their emails and to respond to their teachers.
We have posted a letter from the school division on our EBSMS website concerning grading and end of the year grades.  This is linked under Latest News.
Eighth graders are reminded to schedule their courses for 9th grade.  All information is linked on our Documents page of the EBSMS website. Deadline to schedule is April 16th.
Scheduling for current sixth and seventh graders will begin on Monday, April 20th.  Information will be posted on the Documents page soon.
At this time, we do not have a plan to allow students to get things from their lockers.  This will happen later in the Spring. 
Parents who need PowerSchool Public Portal Access (formerly Parent Portal) can email Dr. Austin at raustin@wcs.k12.va.us.  
The last day of school is May 18th.
Please continue to check our EBSMS website for updates.  We will do our best to keep you informed.
Thank you.  
Letter to Parents March 30th
Dear Parents,

We hope you and your family are well.  We want to share the latest updates with you.  The original packet we shared was designed to provide review materials until a decision could be made concerning the continuation of instruction.

Teachers are collaborating and preparing instructional materials.  We are planning to begin Distance Learning starting on Tuesday, April 14th.  Teachers are currently reaching out to their students and preparing online course delivery.  If your child has not heard from his/her teachers, please have him/her check his/her school email.  All communication between teachers and students will be electronic through Google Classroom and school email.

At this time, we have all been asked to remain at home.  Please know your teachers and your school staff are working on ensuring a continuation of learning for your children.  We plan to provide instruction on all essential material not covered by March 13th. We want to ensure that your child is ready for the next level when we return in the fall.

Your child’s teacher will also have “office hours” in which they will be online checking emails and their Google classroom pages.  Additionally, some teachers may set up a Zoom meeting. While teachers will respond as best they can to your child’s inquiries for help, additional information, etc.; during their office hours, students will get an immediate response.  

For updated meals information, please check this website - https://www.wcpsvacncafe.com.  All changes will be posted there.

At present, the building will be open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This is subject to change with the Governor’s Executive Order to Stay-at-Home. Please monitor our EBSMS Website.  We will continue to update information there under Latest News.  

Take care of yourself and your family.   

Scott Allen & Becky Austin 


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