TEXT 81010@EMHS-DOGS TO JOIN STUDENT COUNCIL (STUCO) REMIND 101 GROUP FOR ACTIVITY REMINDERS.

 

NO FOOD DELIVERIES

Food deliveries may be made by a parent or guardian only. These deliveries may be made according to your school site policy. Please check with your school office for the procedures to do this. All deliveries must go through the school office. No outside food delivery services are permitted. Deliveries made by anyone other than a parent or guardian or by a service will be denied. (Memorial Student Handbook page 19)

CURRENT SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR CLASS STUDENTS AND PARENTS, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO DO THIS SIMPLE ACTION!

From now until graduation, an additional form of communication is utilized for getting reminders to you concerning due dates, opportunities, graduation information, enrollment info and more. This text alert system is often used in conjunction with email pushes, but makes sure you get the information in the fastest & most likely to be read format.

Current Sophomores & Parents: Text @emhs2023 to 81010

Current Juniors & Parents: Text @2022emhs to 81010

Thank you for taking time to enroll!

PSAT RESULTS

If you took the PSAT in October or January, please pick up your results and test booklet in the Counseling Office.
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.

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.

 

In order for us all to stay as safe and healthy as possible, masks and ID badges are mandatory and must be worn appropriately at all times at school. That includes in the hallway during passing period. Masks need to be up over your nose. Thank you for your cooperation!

Seniors and Juniors are eligible to leave campus for lunch ONLY WITH STUDENT ID. Student ID must be shown to Gate Attendant in order to enjoy off-campus lunch privileges.

District policy states there are to be no more than 2 students per vehicle for social distancing.

To allow for more students to leave campus smoothly and efficiently, the West 15th Street gate near the Softball Field will be open for the first 10 minutes of the lunch period. Return as normal through the North or South gates.

CALENDAR

 

Mon 4/5

8:00 – JH Girls Tennis Qualifier @ Heritage Hall

8:00 – V Boys Golf Conf Tournament @ The Greens GC

8:00 – V2 Girls Tennis Tournament @ Broken Arrow

1:00 – V Girls Golf COAC Tournament @ The Greens

5:00 – Youth Wrestling – Wrestling Rooms

5:30 – Girls Basketball Banquet — Lower Commons

6:00 – JV2 Boys Soccer vs McGuiness @ North HS

7:00 – V Baseball @ Bartlesville

Tues 4/6

8:00 – Guthrie JV Boys/Girls Tennis Tournament @ OKCTC

8:00 – JH Boys Tennis Qualifier @ Heritage Hall

8:00 – V2Boys Tennis Tournament @ Broken Arrow

8:15 – ACT for Juniors

8:30 – V/JV Boys Tennis Bulldog Invitational @ Kickingbird

10:45 – Boys Track (V+3) @ Deer Creek

3:30 – Girls Boys Soccer vs Booker T. Washington (Home)

7:00 – V Baseball vs Bartlesville (Home)

Wed 4/7

Virtual Day

8:00 – OSSAA 6A State Vocal Contest @ OU, Norman

8:15 – ACT for Juniors

8:30 – JV Girls Golf @ Kingfisher GC

1:00 – Cheer Clinic – Doghouse

6:00 – Baseball Booster Meeting – Freshman Academy

Thurs 4/8

State Debate Tournament

8:15 – ACT for Juniors

8:00 – JV Boys/Girls Team Tennis Tournament @ Tulsa Union

8:00 – V/JV Girls Golf vs Del City @ Trosper GC

TBA – 9th/V boys/Girls Track COAC @ Yukon

5:00 – 9th/JV2 Baseball DH @ Yukon

5:00 – V Baseball vs Yukon (Home)

6:00 – JV2 Boys Soccer (2 games) @ Mustang

6:00 – Incoming 9th Football Parent Meeting – Freshman Academy

7:00 – Choir Contest Concert – Auditorium

7:00 – JV1 Baseball vs Yukon (Home)

7:00 – V Football Parent Meeting – Freshman Academy

Fri 4/9

State Debate Tournament

Juniors OSTP Science Test

8:30 – Senior Morning – Gym Lobby & Main Gym

3:30 – JV/V Girls/Boys Soccer @ Broken Arrow

4:15 – Cheer Tryouts

4:30 – JV1 Baseball DH vs North (Home)

5:30 – 9th/JV2 Baseball DH @ Enid

6:00 – V Baseball @ Moore

Sat 4/10 – State Debate Tournament

Noon – JV1 Baseball @ Deer Creek

2:30 – 9th/JV2 Baseball @ Deer Creek

ACT & STATE TEST DATES FOR JUNIORS (UPDATED 3/26/21)

Junior Parent/Guardian,

All ACT testing is done in the east gym unless your student has been instructed otherwise. The ACT will begin at 8am. The doors will open at 7:30am for students to enter.

Virtual Edmond students must report to school (east gym) on their testing dates for the ACT and other state testing.

As part of state requirements, all juniors will take the ACT along with a science and U.S. History test. All tests are free and require no registration. We will take the tests during the school day on the dates below. At the bottom of this message are links to numerous FREE prep materials.

Test sessions for the ACT will be based on English teacher.

Science and US History tests will be given during the students US History class time.

Your student will be receiving login information from their English teacher to complete the ACT non-test portions before their test date. This is the student’s opportunity to select colleges to receive their scores and complete personal information. If students do not complete this portion before their test date, sending scores will require a fee.

Please do not schedule appointments on these dates if possible!

ACT dates

April 6 — students in Susan Wright and Nicole Damas English classes

April 7 — all virtual students

April 8 — students in Kevin McDonald and Regan Killackey English classes

April 13 — students in Debbie Reichert and Linsey Warthen English classes

Due to the length of the ACT with writing, testing will start at 8:00am each day. All testing students will take second lunch.

Science test dates

April 9 — all students will take the science test through their US History class

April 14 — all virtual students take the science test. Test begins at 9:00am.

U.S. History test dates

April 20 — all students will take the US History test through their US History class

April 21 — all virtual students take the US History test. Test begins at 9:00am.

All students must test on their own Chromebook. Students will need to make sure they have their Chromebook charged on testing day. On their ACT day, they will also need to bring their charging cord since the length of the test may exceed battery life.

Students will complete the non-testing portions, like the interest inventory, before the test date.

 

Below you will find testing resources that will help prepare your student. If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Kysar at 726-6802 or brandon.kysar@edmondschools.net

FREE ACT TEST PREP

PrepSTEP™ is a dynamic online platform that can help students succeed in high school and beyond. It is packed with powerful skill-building resources in English, math, and science—for use in self-directed study. It includes comprehensive preparation for the SAT®, ACT®, and AP® tests. Students can also build workplace skills, explore careers, build basic computer skills, and much more.

To begin using the site, please follow these steps:

 

1. Click this link: www.prepstep.com/highschool

 

2. Sign in to your trial account using the following User Name and Password that I’ve set up for you:

 

 

User Name: EdmondHS@learnx.com Password: password!

ACT short tests

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/english-practice-test-questions.html?page=1&chapter=0

ACT Academy — test prep

https://academy.act.org/

Oklahoma science and US history practice tests

https://okpracticetest.measuredprogress.org/student/login

Parent and student testing guides

https://oklahoma.onlinehelp.cognia.org/parent-student-teacher-guides/

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National Test Dates

April 17

June 12, 2021

All registration is done through the student account on ACT.org. Do NOT use your school account for registration or records!

ATHLETICS

If you plan on playing or are interested in playing softball next year, please attend an important meeting being held on Tuesday, April 13 @ 6:15 in the Freshman Academy. At this meeting you will receive schedules for next year, physical information, paper work to fill out, and fundraiser information.

SPRING PHYSICALS: Monday, May 10, 6 p.m. in the main gym. Enter the south entrance. $20 cash

**To access all of our team’s schedules, go to http://www.rankonesport.com

**Athletic Passes – At this time, we are not selling student athletic passes or the ten-punch card passes. We will let you know when/if we sell them again. We will honor the passes that have already been sold.

ATTENDANCE

There have been new state and district mandated changes to attendance this year! Our district office will be sending you more detailed information soon, but here are some important highlights you should know now:

  1. The high school exemption policy for final exams has been eliminated. All students will take their finals in all classes.
  2. Excused absences are coded ONLY for the following reasons with DocumentationDeath in the Immediate Family (phone call & memorial brochure from service), Judicial (phone call & court document), Medical (phone call & provider’s note faxed /emailed from provider or original note for file), Religious (phone call & documentation from service or religious leader), and Family Emergency (approval of letter to administrator required). Parents should always notify the school of a student’s absence with a specific reason and may then follow up with documentation within the following week. If an absence is due to an illness which doesn’t require a physician’s visit, supporting comments will be entered in the student’s record with a code of ILL.
  3. COVID 19 related absences should be reported immediately to memorial.attendance@edmondschools.net whether for exposure, diagnosis, questions or concerns. Attendance accommodations may be possible. Documentation for this illness (test results, dr. notes, etc) should also be submitted to same email address.
  4. Parent contacts for Full – Day absences for all grades may now either be emailed to memorial.attendance@edmondschools.net or phoned in to the appropriate office. Emails will be forwarded to correct office. Freshman Office – 340-2851 Sophomore-Senior Office 340-2861
  5. If your student is a registered driver and must check out during the day due to illness or appointment, call the Attendance Office @ 340-2861 for a pass to be prepared. Students who are NOT drivers must be signed out by an adult. Please call the Welcome Center for grades 10-12 @ 340-2850 or the Freshman Academy office @ 340-2851 if the pick-up is not scheduled at a class break time and a check out pass will be needed.
  6. Please always leave a voice mail if you reach the attendance phone line, or send an email to above address. We want to talk to you and will follow up or return your call as soon as possible.

BAND FUNDRAISER

Please join the Big Bad Bulldog Band in our Virtual 5K Band on the Run in ’21! You can walk, bike, jog, dance, or, even run, to show your support.

Registration is $30. If you register by April 4, you will receive a custom Memorial Bulldog mask and a Band on the Run in ’21 t-shirt. The dates of the “run” are April 25 to May 9, so you have plenty of time to do it! You can register anytime, but be sure to meet the April 4 deadline to get your t-shirt!

To register, go to http://www.edmondmemorialband.com and click on the Band on the Run tab.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Amy Peters at AJacobsonPeters@uco.edu or Shannon Medley at Shannon.medley@yahoo.com

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CAFETERIA

FREE offer for ALL students 18 and younger, a free breakfast and lunch through June 30, 2021. Pick up behind the Freshman Academy and main building between 10:15 and 11:00 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.

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COUNSELING/CAREER

Turning Point Ministries is accepting applications for their Teen Board. The application is due April 15. Turning Point Ministries Oklahoma Teen Board Application

Are you a junior or a senior? Do you want to be a teacher? If so, you can go to the Future Teacher’s Day at Oklahoma Christian University. More information about this day and how to register are in an email from Mrs. Elerick.

The attached newsletter contains a Virtual Career Experience for the 27 Career Training Programs at Francis Tuttle. A fillable PDF application can also be found in the newsletter, student may also come to the main counseling office to get a paper application if they prefer.

Career Experience and Application for Francis Tuttle Career Training Programs. If you have any questions please see the Memorial website under Counseling-Francis Tuttle or contact Tiffany.Elerick@edmondschools.net

NEW INFORMATION: Francis Tuttle Career Development presents “Family Matters” informational parent meeting next week at Edmond Public Schools Administration Center (EPSAC) to help discover what Francis Tuttle Technology Center has for your student to impact his or her future. Please check flyers for registration link:

Career Development Family Matters

Spanish – Career Development Family Matters

Scholarships and Opportunities Please visit our site with recommended scholarship resources, notable regional scholarships, and helpful links, dates, and college assistance information. The site updates as new scholarships and opportunities are available.

https://sites.google.com/edmondschools.net/emhscounselorscorner/home

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.

Unofficial copies can be emailed to a student’s school email or picked up in the Counseling Office. As of Jan. 1, official transcripts can be sent electronically to Oklahoma colleges ONLY. You will need to have submitted your application already when you request it. If you need it for an out of state school, you will need to request a physical copy to pick up in the Counseling Office and send it to them yourself. Please bring ID. There is no cost. We’re hoping to have more options for out of state by the summer.

**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.**

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MEDIA CENTER

Please return your overdue library books to the media center. We are not charging fines for late books but we do have people waiting on books to be returned so they can read them.

Start a new book! Read more! We have lots of new books in the library and we are ready to help you find something you will enjoy.

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PARKING

REMINDER: Please remind students who are leaving for a group activity during the day and are parking on campus before they leave… they must park in Student Parking – ONLY – even on Wednesdays. Students will be ticketed should they park in Faculty/Staff, No Parking Zones, Handicap, Fire Lane, etc.

Please go to the EMHS website under Parking for more information.

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SENIORS 2021

 

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have joined remind 101, please text @emhs2021 to 81010 for the latest senior updates

Seniors and families,

We are doing our best to plan a great graduation and other senior activities. However, things are evolving and changing as COVID guidelines change. Please be flexible with us as we navigate through everything. Below are the most common questions being asked. If you have anything else, please email christy.nieves@edmondschools.net or call at (405)726-6920.

Kindest Regards,

Christy Nieves

Senior Sponsor

When does my senior receive their cap/gown?

  • We have a tradition called Senior Morning where all seniors attend and pick up their gowns, they will try them on and make sure everything fits. Jostens will be here to solve any gown issues. After this, they will have their picture taken for the Official Class of 2021 Panoramic picture. They will be dressed in normal clothes, no gowns. They will take individual pictures and then be photoshopped together. Then we will have our final senior assembly and your senior will receive the final calendar of dates.
  • This meeting is April 9th from 9:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the gym or auditorium, we will let you know for social distancing measures
  • All virtual Edmond seniors are asked to attend this meeting
  • If you are concurrent please speak with your professor to asked to be excused from class to come to this meeting
  • If you attend Francis Tuttle, we will be notifying them of this meeting and you are expected to attend this meeting instead of attending FT on this day. You will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork from Francis Tuttle for missing class
  • THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUPS FOR THIS MEETING

What events will be held to celebrate our seniors?

  • Prom is happening and more info will be given at the meeting. It is scheduled for April 24th.
  • Senior Sunset and Senior Picnic will be held Thursday, May 20th in the evening.
  • Senior Graduation Practice, May 21st at 10:20 – ALL SENIORS MUST ATTEND PRACTICE if they are planning on participating in graduation.
  • Graduation, May 21st at 7 p.m. at EMHS Stadium – seniors will need to report at 6:20 to the holding room
  • At this time, we are still waiting to hear about baccalaureate.

Will tickets be required for families to attend graduation?

  • No, but we ask that you consider bringing immediate family only. Both the home and visitor side will be available for seating

Is graduation mandatory?

  • We would love for all seniors to participate in graduation, but it is completely voluntary and not a requirement.

My senior is a valedictorian/salutatorian or legacy, can they pick up their cowl early for pictures?

  • We will have two dates that seniors can pick them up. The first will be at the senior meeting on April 9th. It is $5 to rent the cowl and it MUST be returned by the Tuesday after graduation.
  • The second date will be the week before graduation and more info will be provided at the meeting
  • If you would like to purchase the val/sal cowl – it is $50
  • If you would like to purchase the legacy cowl – it is $20
  • Cash or checks made out to EMHS are accepted.

I never reserved a legacy cowl first semester, can I still get one?

  • No, we only ordered those who submitted legacy forms during the first semester

What is a legacy?

  • Those seniors who had previous generations graduate from Memorial, parents, grandparents,

Can I still purchase a yearbook and when will I get mine?

  • Yearbook delivery will take place on May 20, and we want seniors to bring their yearbook to the Senior Sunset for classmates to sign. You can still purchase a yearbook, they are $80 and can be purchased in the finance office. Any other yearbook questions need to be sent to elanna.dobbs@edmondschools.net

TECHNOLOGY

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

· StudentEdTech Website

· Student Help Sheet

· Accessing Free or Home WiFi

· Chromebook printing

· Updating Student Chromebook Operating Systems

· Basic Chromebook Troubleshooting steps

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

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https://yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/17386 Please consider ordering your student’s Bulldog YEARBOOK now! In a year where students yearn to feel unified and connected more than ever, students’ yearbooks may be a great source of comfort. Perhaps this can be part of your early holiday shopping list! 2020-21 Yearbook Flyer Order yours by following the highlighted link at the top of the message.

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.

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.

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4/16 – April Day – No School

4/20 – NHS Induction

4/24 – PROM

4/27 – Awards Night