Weekly Updates

The following messages have been sent through SchoolMessenger as phone calls, emails, and text messages.  If you are not getting our messages, please login to PublicPortal (also known as Parent Portal) and following the directions on this handout to update your preferences. 
September 20
E. B. Stanley Middle School teachers are busying grading and recording grades in PowerSchool.  We encourage parents to check their child’s grades.  If there are missing assignments or zeros in place of grades, students will have the opportunity to make up the missing or incomplete assignments.  Please work with your child's teacher(s) to determine next steps in completing assignments.  Also please note, it does time to grade and record the grades.  Thursday, September 24th is the midpoint of the 1st 9 weeks.  
Parents who do not have ParentPortal access are asked to email or call the school office.  We will provide you with the information to set-up your account.
Washington County Schools is providing technical support to students and parents through the Remote Learning Help Center.  Parents and students may call 739-3115 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Additionally, teachers are providing Academic Help on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Students and parents may call 739-3115 for help and to schedule an appointment if needed.  The Remote Learning Help Center is located within the Washington County Career and Technical Center.  
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., meals are available for pick-up.  Additionally, students who reserve a library book will be able to pick these up at the same time.  We are continuing to expand our eBook collection and encourage students to check the library page of our website for more details.
September 13
Meals Extended for All Children & Project Lit
E. B. Stanley Middle School Food Services have been hard at work preparing meals for the students.  This program has expanded to include any child under the age of 18.  Meals may be picked up each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   If you have any questions, please contact our Cafeteria Manager Mrs. Deel at 739-3314 or by email at kdeel@wcs.k12.va.us.
The Washington County Public Library is inviting all students and community members to participate in Project Lit.  This year’s program will start virtually with Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime.  A direct link to additional information has been posted on our EBSMS Library page or you can visit the padlet directly - http://padlet.com/wcplys/m5j44tyjb3x9g8d2.  
The EBSMS Library is providing students with the opportunity to check out books each week.  See the library page for more details.  Additionally, students are encouraged to check out the ebook collection.  We have added a lot of new titles.
This Week - August 31
E. B. Stanley Middle School students have gotten off to a great start.  We appreciate all of your efforts and your patience.  
We do ask that students review their assignments carefully.  Some of our teachers are noticing that students aren’t completing all components of the assignments.  Teachers are providing written and often video instructions for the students to ensure that students know what to do.  Additionally, teachers are emailing students when they are missing assignments.  
Parents, as teachers enter grades, you may notice an “incomplete” or a “zero”.  This indicates that students have not completed the assignment.  Teachers want students to submit these assignments and will change their grades when the assignment has been completed.   Please encourage your student to complete all assignments in a timely manner.
Washington County Schools is also providing enrichment modules for students.  These enrichment modules are for any student who would like to complete activities that pertain to interest areas. Students do not have to be identified as gifted to participate. The modules are located on the WCPS website under the link for "District" select "Instruction". Click on “Gifted" in the menu on the right and then on that page click on "Enrichment Modules for All Students." These modules are optional and should be completed after any required coursework. New interest area enrichment activities will be posted each week.  Please click here to access these activities directly: https://www.wcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1653572&type=d&pREC_ID=2053881
EBSMS 6th graders who attended Watauga Elementary School and who ordered a yearbook can pick up their yearbook this Friday.  WES will be having a drive-thru pick-up on Friday, September 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If any WES student did not get a chance to order a yearbook, they do have a few extra.  These can be purchased on Friday for $25.  Checks should be written to WES or have the exact amount in cash.  No change will be given.   
School will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.  There will be no classes on that day.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 8th.  The English Support Zooms for next week will be held on Tuesday in addition to the Math Support Zooms.  Teachers will share additional information on their class pages.
Updates - August 24, 2020
E. B. Stanley Middle School reminds students and parents that Monday, August 24th is the first day of school.  All classes will be online.  Students should check their email for additional information including how to access their classes.  Teachers are posting instructional videos and assignments on their classroom pages either through Google Classroom or Schoology. 
Teachers will Zoom live providing extra support for their classes each week.  Each day will focus on different subjects:  
Mondays are for English
Tuesdays are for math
Thursdays are for Science and Social Studies (History, Civics, and World Geography)
Fridays are for exploratory classes
Teachers will share the Zoom link on their classroom pages.  Students are not required to participate in the live Zoom but can use this to ask questions and get extra help.
On Tuesday and Thursday, meals will be available for pick-up from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  All enrolled students are eligible for free meals.  To help us with the numbers, parents are asked to complete a meal survey. This is linked on our website under “Latest News.”
Students may check out library books during the next six weeks.  Visit the Library page on our website for details on how to place a hold and check out books.  Books will be available for pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.   Additionally, the library has a collection of ebooks.  Just login with your student id and start reading anytime.  
We are posting information about remote learning resources on our Parents link on our website.  Washington County Schools has a Help Center for technical support and links to Remote Learning Help.  
Parents and students are reminded that students should participate in their online classes each day and that assignments will be graded.  If you have any questions, please contact us.