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Letter from the Principal
Dear EMS Families & Community,
As we conclude the first quarter of the school year, you have likely been hearing from your student about project due dates, quizzes, makeup work, and upcoming schedule changes. Teachers across all teams have been working hard to support students in ending the quarter successfully, as we appreciate your support in helping learners complete and turn in any missing assignments, review for assessments, and completing homework.
Parent-teacher conferences are coming up on 11/21 and 11/22, but as you will see below, sign-up begins NOW. Please be sure to check out the section on conferences, instructions for how to sign up, and links to other valuable resources. You’ll see that a feedback form is also linked in the conferences section below. Please consider filling this out after you’ve completed your conference; your feedback is invaluable, and we make changes from year to year based on students’ and families’ input.
Finally, I want to make sure you are aware of the work being done in BSD to promote antiracist teaching and leadership. During last week’s Early Release Day, all secondary faculty and staff participated in training aligned to antiracist educational practices – there will be several other sessions of these trainings over the course of the year. In addition, building and district leaders are also engaged in antiracist leadership training. I also want to remind you of the Equity Ticket system created and monitored by the Office of Equity; this is a simple system that students and parents can use to report inequities and unfair issues that students may be experiencing in our buildings. The Office of Equity is committed to responding quickly, and partners with building leaders to ensure that all schools are abiding by our responsibility to create inclusive, safe and welcoming learning environments.
Thank you for your partnership and support. And please don’t forget to get out and VOTE!