Bulldog Weekly Blast

October 9-24, 2020

***Softball Regional Champs!!!! Good luck at State October 15 – 17 – Softball Hall of Fame

***PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – The 2nd round of conferences will be October 13th from 4:30-8:00.  Please follow this link for important instructions on how to sign up for this year’s Parent-Teacher Conferences:  https://www.smore.com/65r7u  Thank you for being patient as we explore new ways to experience conference times with our families this year.  We look forward to visiting with you soon!

***CONGRATULATIONS EMHS 2020 Homecoming King and Queen:  Devon Polley & Caroline Smith

*** Deadline to pay for AP EXAMS: October 30.   Exam Fees:  $100 for one exam, $75 each for two or more exams, and $120 for Seminar and Research exams.

If you qualify for Free and Reduced lunches the price for all exams is $10.  You can pay for exams online with a credit card or in the Finance Office with cash or check.   To pay for items online w/ Credit Card:  Log onto the parent payment portal (https://ok-edmond.intouchreceipting.com/).  If the link does not work please copy and paste the link into your browser.  The login ID for InTouch is the student’s EPS student ID Number.  The password is the student’s last name beginning with the capital letter.   Click on your student – Click Items at Student’s School – Click on Testing.  Follow directions on the screen. – Make sure you use the drop-down feature to tell us which test is being paid for.

If you have any questions you can e-mail Mrs. Elerick at tiffany.elerick@edmondschools.net or contact her at the counseling office 405-340-2938

 

***Fall photos 

Retakes for everyone November 3 & 6 

Order photos :
https://www.gradphotonetwork.com/track/e.aspx?2114925-40182-E19048ED3E

To order a  yearbook, please see the attached form or go to:  yearbookordercenter.com

 

***CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN!  Students, it is VERY important that you check your school email OFTEN. There is continuous communication that many times has a “time sensitive” source of information.

 

Mon 10/12 4:00 – Fall Play Rehearsal – Auditorium

5:00 – 9th/JV Football vs Mustang

7:00 – Jazz Fall Concert

Tues 10/13 End of 1st 9 Weeks

8:00 – Girls/Boys Cross Country @ Santa Fe

4:00 – Fall Play Rehearsal

4:30 – Volleyball Regional Tournament (EMHS)

5:30 – MS Football (EMHS)

6:00 – PACE Meeting – Auditorium

Wed 10/14 7:30 – PSAT

9:00 – LAST DAY TO ORDER SENIOR T-SHIRTS/SWEATSHIRTS

4:00 – Fall Play Rehearsal – Auditorium

Thurs 10/15 Conference Break – No School

TBA – Softball State – Hall of Fame Stadium

5:00 – Band Rehearsal – Band Room

7:00 – V Football vs Enid (EMHS)

Fri 10/16 Fall Break – No School

TBA – Softball State – Hall of Fame Stadium

Sat 10/17 9:00 – EYFA (Youth Football) EMHS Field

TBA – Softball State – Hall of Fame Stadium

Mon 10/19 Fall Break – No School

TBA – State Volleyball @ Choctaw

Fall Play Work Day

5:00 – 9th/JV Football @ Enid

Tues 10/20 TBA – State Volleyball @ Choctaw

4:00 – Fall Play Rehearsal

Wed 10/21 All day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals

4-6 Fall Play Rehearsals

6:00 – Boys Soccer Parent Meeting – Freshman Academy

Thurs 10/22 All day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals

4-6 Fall Play Rehearsals

6:00 – Band Rehearsal – Football Field

Fri 10/23 All day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals

4-6 Fall Play Rehearsals

4:30 – Debate Mock Tournament – Various Classrooms

5:00 – Band Rehearsal – Band Room

7:00 – V Football @ Westmoore

Sat 10/24 All Day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals

ACT – EMHS

TBA Boys Cross Country Regionals

TBA – Girls Cross Country Regionals – Irving MS, Norman

ACT
Test Dates:  Oct 24, Oct 25, Dec. 12.  All registration is done through the student account on ACT.org.  Do NOT use your school account for registration or records!
Athletics
**To access all of our team’s schedules, go to http://www.rankonesport.com

**Boys Soccer from Coach Hemphill (hemphilljake@yahoo.com or 405-818-7747) For all boys who are interested in playing high school soccer, tryouts are now set for Tuesday, October 27th, Wednesday, October 28th, and Thursday, October 29th, from 6pm to 8pm at the football stadium on school campus.

Everyone attending will need to bring THEIR OWN water as we can’t put out water bottles due to Covid restrictions. If you can’t make tryouts due to Covid related issues, please let me know so we can set up a makeup tryout.

Depending on how many boys show up will determine if we form a JV-2 team or not. After the teams are selected, we will set up a parents meeting to discuss the upcoming season. (Dates to follow)

Physicals and Rank one:  These forms HAVE to be turned in PRIOR to tryouts.  Here is the link for the forms:   Rank One Sport Plus Health   If you don’t turn these in you will NOT be able to practice. If you have the forms ready now you can drop them off to one of my Assistant Coaches, Coach Frank, in room 269.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email, text, or call me at any time.

**Boys Track Practice begins November 9th, at the track facility during 7th hour. Email or see Coach Lowrey for more information. chris.lowrey@edmondschools.net

**Reminder:  If you are attending a football game, please remember these important safety guidelines!  EPS Football Game Fan Protocol  Parking for football games is available on the west side of the building near softball fields, or on the south behind the freshman academy.  Handicap accessible parking is located in the Welcome Center and in limited areas near the stadium entrance off 15th Street or Scott Street on the visitor side.  All Memorial fans MUST ENTER AT THE HOME GATE at the front of the stadium, regardless of parking area used!  The Visitor Gate (and allotted tickets) are for the visiting team only!  Patrons may not cross over between sides once inside the stadium fence.  All students and guests must exit the campus immediately following the game, so please make sure rides have pre-arranged meeting locations prior to that time at the FRESHMAN ACADEMY.  Correct change for tickets is appreciated at the gate ($5.00 per ticket for everyone grades kindergarten – senior adult).  Those with pre-purchased tickets or passes may go directly to the gate, however stadium capacity is firmly set and gates will be closed when we reach that limit.  Please arrive early!  Ticket booth and gates will open at 5:00 for 7:00 game time.

Bulldog Athletic Passes are now available for students and parents!  Students must bring ID badge to the Finance Office window to have the sticker adhered to the current year’s badge.  Student passes and adult punch cards may be used at all HOME athletic events except for OSSAA State Tournaments.

Student Passes – $40

Student Athlete Passes – $25 (athletes must show schedule with ID badge to obtain)

Adult/family Pass/Punch Cards – $40 for 10 “punch” tickets (saves $1 per ticket) which may be used by anyone the holder designates.  Punch cards may be purchased at the Finance Office or at the gate during any home sports activity, however you’re encouraged to pre-purchase prior to the event when possible to avoid a delay at the gate.

Senior Adult Passes are available to senior residents who pay Edmond utilities and must be obtained from the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center (EPSAC) at Kelly & Danforth in the Athletic Director’s office.  Residents must show a current utility bill and driver’s license to obtain this pass, and it may be used at all home events.

Note:  Faculty Passes will not be issued this year.  In lieu of paper passes, EPS employees must show employee ID badges at the gate for home and away Edmond school events.  The employee must be present with family member(s) to use the ID Badge for entry.

 

Bids for Bulldogs (formerly Taste of Memorial) – Save the date!  Thursday, November 12.  Taste of Memorial is virtual this year!  Look for more information in November.  All proceeds from the auction go directly to support participating sports at Edmond Memorial!  Email emabc2020@gmail.com to donate.

Attendance
Next Thursday, October 15th, is the end of our first quarter of instruction!  Time is flying past!

Students, it is important that you check attendance in your portal as soon as possible to be sure everything looks correct.  If you see something that doesn’t look right, you need to EMAIL THE TEACHER immediately, including the date and hour of the potential issue and a brief description of what you think has happened.  (Your schedule in the portal will have quick link for all teacher emails.  For Francis Tuttle classes, contact Mrs. Elerick.  Concurrent issues should be directed to the counselor of record on your student schedule.)  Teachers will forward the messages to the office if corrections are needed.  We are still noticing some random “virtual participation not verified” absence codes, but only the teacher can check his/her gradebook for whether the mark was intentional or accidental, so please contact teachers directly to make corrections before contacting your grade level attendance office.  Everyone will be happy to help clean up the record, but it MUST be done immediately since we will be locked out of making corrections after next week.

Please also make sure you have turned in ALL documentation for Judicial (court or DMV appointments), Medical, Religious, College Visit, or Bereavement, as these must be coded properly before the end of the quarter.  You may forward documentation to our email and it will be sent to the proper office if necessary:  memorial.attendance@edmondschools.net   Please be sure to include the student’s name and grade in the email subject line.

Cafeteria
ALL students and siblings under the age of 18 are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch through December 31st (or until the funding for the program ends).  This is available for ANY children in your household every day of the week, whether students are on Blended schedules or total Virtual Ed.

Students wishing to obtain second lunches, extra entrees, or a la carte must purchase those items, but a free tray is available to all students on school days.  Parents (or students on virtual schedules) may drive through the breezeway behind the Freshman Academy and main building between 10:15 and 11:15 daily to pick up meals for all vehicle occupants ages 18 and under.  Drivers must enter campus from the stoplight on 15th Street to access the pick-up area.  Please visit the Child Nutrition website for more information:   https://edmondschools.net/district/departments/child-nutrition/

 

Chromebook Information / Assistance
If you are on campus, you may come to Room 258 (Book Room) for assistance.

If you are off campus, you may request help by using the “Online Support Request” on the EPS Technology web page to enter a support request.  We will do our best to respond to support requests within 1 business day.

Technology Helpline is available at (405) 726-3333 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Tech Central is located on Rankin between the YMCA and the baseball field if you need to go see a tech in person.

Please visit the Student EdTech webstite for many helpful resources to help your student.

Update from our Technology teacher:  It seems we are having some Canvas file upload/download issues for some students. If students are experiencing difficulty, complete the following steps:

Report A Problem With Canvas

  • Use the Canvas Help button (question mark @ bottom left-hand side of Canvas) and choose “Report a Problem.”
  • List your name, class, assignment and any other important information on your issue.
Counseling/Career
You are encouraged to EMAIL the counselor’s office for assistance, since staff may be unavailable to take your call at that moment and can then follow up as soon as possible.  Your message will be forwarded to all appropriate personnel.  Be sure to include your student’s name and grade in the subject line.  Please EMAIL memorial.counseling@edmondschools.net for assistance.

9th Grade:  Dawnetta Russell

A-G:  Stacey Tate

H-O:  Bethany Knight

P-Z:  Natalie Ryan

Career/Francis Tuttle:  Tiffany Elerick

Student Assistance:  Kelly Barnes

NEED A TRANSCRIPT? Please use our Transcript Request Form

Requests will be processed within 24 hours.  We can email an unofficial one to a student’s school email. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to most colleges after you have applied. A physical copy of either can also be picked up in the Counseling Office. Please bring ID. There is no cost.   **This form can also be accessed on the main Memorial website, click ‘Menu’ at the top and then ‘Transcript Request’ at the bottom.  There are also QR codes posted by the Counseling Office.**

NEED A DRIVER’S LETTER?  Please fill out our Driver’s Letter Request Form.

Requests will be processed within 24 hours. They will not be emailed. You can pick them up in the Counseling Office. **This can also be found on the Counseling Office section of Memorial’s website.  There are also QR codes posted by the Counseling Office.**

Fundraisers
Due to CDC regulations regarding Covid 19,  fundraising will be done virtually this year.

 

PACE (Performing Arts Council of Edmond): It’s Butter Braid time!!!  Fundraiser for the EMHS Vocal Music and Drama departments. Students from choir, drama and stagecraft will be selling the famous frozen pastries from through 10/26. The delivery date will be 11/19, curbside pickup from 2:30-5:30 at the auditorium. Orders can also be placed by emailing Nancy Dean at nadnad64@aol.com or Gretchen Latham at gretchenlatham@yahoo.com

EMHS Wrestling:  hoodies or sweatshirts https://edmondwrestlingfan20.itemorder.com/ Deadline 10/18

EMHS Girls Basketball: Our biggest fundraiser of the year selling DISCOUNT CARDS – good until October 1 of 2021 – $20.00 each! If you want to support the program, and get a pretty great card to last you throughout the year, please consider buying one from any player or email Rachel.crabaugh@edmondschools.net One will be delivered to you. (See attached)

EMHS Soccer:  https://www.promoplace.com/avalanche-print-company/spirit-shops.htm   Access Code: 1845000

EMHS Softball:   https://www.bonfire.com/store/emhs-softball/  New items for fall

EMHS Baseball:  Home | Edmond Bulldog Baseball ClubEMHS Baseball Team Shop closes 10/23

EMHS Boys Cross Country & Track:  Cross Country Merchandise Order Info

EMHS Girls’ Cross Country:  https://405threads.com/products/emhs-bulldog-sticker-20

EMHS Girls Soccer: Soccer Order for Electronic QR Code Payment  or  Soccer Or der Form for Payment by Check

Media Center
This school year the library will host a Virtual Book Club. The club will meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Prior to each meeting students will be sent a link to join the book discussions via Google Meets. Students that are interested in participating in the book club this year can join the Remind group texts (text @2cg8fh to 81010).

 

Celebrate TeenTober with the Edmond Memorial Library. Click on the link below for a list of activities and other library services/information.

https://memorial.edmondschools.net/library-media-center-2-2/

The library is also offering Curbside Delivery for VE students and on-campus students as well as on-demand Book Recommendations. The links and details can also be found on the library webpage.

Parking Information
Parking passes are available for Sophomores through Seniors only when the following items have been submitted via email to memorial.parking@edmondschools.net and approved:

1) Parking Application (attach here)

2) Picture of Driver’s License

3) Picture of Vehicle License Plate

4) Copy of current Vehicle Insurance Verification Form

5) Payment of $30 either electronically or by cash/check

Requests will be processed & you will be notified when the sticker is ready for pick-up.  Please contact the above email link with all questions, requests for temporary stickers, and all parking matters.

Seniors 2021
**2021 SENIOR GRADUATION DATE:  May 21 @ 7 p.m. at EMHS Stadium

**Senior Salute, Senior Picture and Yearbook Information Attached

**Seniors – we heard you and we are doing a reorder of senior shirts and sweatshirts. Last day to order is Oct. 14 at 9 am. The link is – https://405threads.com/products/emhs-seniors-ro-20?variant=36482525462682

Technology
Below are some resources that you and your student can use as they navigate the world of remote learning.

Additional information about the technology your students will be using can be found on the Edmond Public School website under Technology.

Bulldog Weekly Blast Submission Process

If you would like to have information included in the Bulldog Weekly Blast, please send to janna.brinkoetter@edmondschools.net before noon each Tuesday.

For any attachments that need to be included, copy also to Jodi.weaver@edmondschools.net.

 

We strive to keep each student’s parent and emergency contact information current.

To update or make changes to your phone or e-mail information,

please contact Jenny.Brumley@edmondschools.net.

 

Looking Ahead
October 29 & 30 – Fall Play “You Can’t Take it With You”

October 30 – Last day to order cap/gown

November 5 – Fall Choir Concert

November 12 – Bids for Bulldogs (formerly Taste of Memorial)

November 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)