Weekly Updates

August 1
On Thursday, we will have Orientation for all students.  Parents and students can drop in any time between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Orientation will allow students to meet their teachers, visit their classrooms, and check out their Chromebooks.  Additionally this is a time to pay school fees - $16 for the student handbook, locker and the Chromebook.
Students can also pre-order the 2023 Yearbook for $45.  Checks for the yearbook order must be written separately.  
Parents who need to set up their Public Portal accounts will have access to a computer lab and someone will be available to answer any questions.
The school supply list can be found on our website under Latest News (scroll down to the bottom of the main page).  
Just a reminder, this weekend is Virginia’s Tax Free Weekend.  School supplies and other items will be sold without sales tax.
 
 
 
Welcome to a New School Year!
July 27 - Orientation & Public Portal
On Thursday, August 4th, we will have Orientation for all students.  You can drop in any time between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Orientation will allow students to meet their teachers, visit their classrooms, and check out their Chromebooks.  Additionally this is a time to pay school fees - $16 for the student handbook, locker and the Chromebook.
 
You can also pre-order the 2023 Yearbook for $45.
 
Orientation takes the place of “registration.”  All student information is online in the Public Portal.  Parents who do not have access should call the school to get the necessary information to set-up your account.  If you had an account last year, it is still active.
 
Parents should login to the Public Portal to review their student’s information.  If your child was a student in Washington County Schools in the past, you will not need to upload specific documents such as a birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.  If those are missing from your child's file, we will contact you.  If your child is new to Washington County Schools, you will need to upload the various documents requested.
 
To update your information (such as new address, phone number, contact information), please log into your Public Portal account.  Under “Navigation” (on the left side), select “Forms.”  Then select “Enrollment”.  There are several tabs with a variety of forms listed.  Click on each tab and review it.  If no changes need to be made or a form does not apply, continue to the next tab until you have reviewed all of them.  Do not click “Submit” if you don’t make any changes.
 
If you do need to make a change or a form needs to be completed, enter the information and then click “Submit” at the bottom of the screen.  The information will then be reviewed and updated in PowerSchool.  
 
During Orientation, we will have a computer lab open and someone to help you with your Public Portal account and updates.
 
If you have any questions, please call the school at 276-739-3300.
 
 
 
6th Grade JumpStart / Orientation
Welcome to EBSMS!
We invite all 6th graders to attend the JumpStart / Orientation on either July 18th or July 19th.
We have posted the schedule on our website under Latest News.   
On that day, students will receive their class schedule and after lunch, will be able to check out their Chromebook; pre-order their yearbook ($40), and pay their general fees ($16 for lockers & Chromebooks).
One parent per student may also attend.  We will have some informational sessions for parents too. 
We continually update our website and encourage you to check it often.  For example, our Supply List is also on our website under Latest News.   
We look forward to seeing you either on July 18th or 19th.  
 
 
July 13 - Student Schedules
At this time, we are still working on students’ class schedules.  We are checking schedules and are working to ensure all class sizes are equitable and students are in the correct sections.  
Parents and students may be able to see schedules on the Public Portal but these may change as we continue to make updates.  Please be patient.  We hope to have these completed as soon as possible.