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Main Office Hours for the Summer 2014
Eckstein’s summer office hours are 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. with the following exceptions: 
          6/30-7/25 Office Closed
          7/28-8/1 – 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.


2014 EMS Summer Music
Concert Band/Jazz Band, Choir & Orchestrafor 2014-15 6th graders at Eckstein Middle School, Band and Orchestra: June 23-July 11;Choir: June 30-July 11. 9:00am to Noon. Combined Concert: Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm. Fee: $90 band and orchestra/$60 choir. Scholarships available.  Click HERE to download form.


Eckstein Supply List for 2014-2015
Click HERE to download the Eckstein supply list for 2014-2015.  This list includes the General Supply List, the Advisory Supply List and the list for 8th graders only.  Donations of any of these supplies are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the Main Office.  Thank you.



Eckstein’s Dress Code
Parents and guardians: The following information about Eckstein’s dress code is provided to assist you as you plan back-to-school shopping with your student. Our school’s dress code is designed with the goal of establishing a professional atmosphere focused on learning. When selecting clothing to wear to school, students should consider the question “Would I wear this if I worked in a professional career?” If not, students should make a different wardrobe selection.

All Eckstein students are expected to be appropriately covered between the shoulders and fingertips when the arms are extended at the sides. Students who are in violation of the school dress code will be asked to change clothes or will be provided with appropriate attire. Tardies resulting from dress code violations will not be excused.

Non-professional attire that does not meet Eckstein’s student dress code includes:
-          Exposed undergarments
-          Clothing with holes that expose skin from shoulders to fingertips
-          Clothing with inappropriate language, images or iconography
-          Gang-related paraphanelia, including bandanas or gang-related logos
-          Knit pants (yoga pants, spandex, leggings, etc) without additional clothing such as a long shirt, t-shirt or sweatshirt that covers to the fingertip level

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we strive to maintain a school environment based on respect for self and others, and a learning environment with minimal distractions.

 

The Ways Eckstein Helps 6th Grade Students Transition to Middle School
- 6th Grade Open House  Fri 8/22, 8 - 11 am: This is an opportunity for students to drop in with their parents and guardians to walk around the school on a "self-guided tour," have school pictures taken, order a yearbook, get a student planner, purchase a PE t-shirt and pick up information about clubs, sports, after-school activities, volunteering and more.  There is also an evening session on Thurs 8/21, 5 - 7 pm for parents who aren't able to come during the day.

- W.E.B. ("Where Everyone Belongs")  Mon 8/25, 8 am - 12 pm: Teams of 6th grade students are matched with 8th grade mentors and they spend the morning getting to know one another, doing team-building activities, taking a "behind the scenes" tour of the school from a student's perspective and playing games. Participating in the W.E.B. day really boosts the incoming students' confidence and creates a sense of community, and they will continue to meet with their W.E.B. leaders throughout the year for ongoing support.

- Stepping Up to Success Day  Wed 9/3, 7:50 am - 2:20 pm: This day is all about making 6th graders feel comfortable at Eckstein.  Only 6th graders are in school for the day, and they find their classes, meet their teachers, open their lockers (lots of times!), eat lunch in the cafeteria and get to experience a "practice" school day before the first day of classes on Thursday 9/4.


Eckstein’s 6th Grade Math Placement Information 2014-15
The District will no longer use a single assessment score for course placement. To view the placement matrix, click HERE.


SUMMER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT 8TH GRADERS
There is a unique summer school opportunity for current 8th graders who are entering high school in the fall. It is called the SKILL CENTER SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM which will be held in 3 week sessions at local area schools. This program should provide preparation help for high school and give students an opportunity to earn vocational education credits. Students may sign up for one or two sessions. They are to select a first and second choice for each session. Click HERE to download a copy of the registration form.
 
Note that the grades earned from this program will be entered on student's high school transcripts. The classes are .5 CTE credit, so students have the opportunity to earn 1.0 credit. It might be the first grade on a rising 9th grader's transcript. Applications submitted on the draft Skills Center will be accepted. The application is attached or hard copies are available in the Eckstein Counseling Center. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 30TH! DON'T MISS IT!

Growth Boundaries Information
At the Nov. 20 board meeting, the Seattle School Board approved boundary changes for the 2014-15 school year to help address the district’s growing enrollment.

Information, maps and FAQs are posted at http://bit.ly/GrowthBoundaries. Please see these two attachments as well:

For specific information on where your child will be assigned for next year (2014-15), please go to the Address Look-up Tool  on the district’s web site. This tool will be updated by the end of this week to reflect changes approved by the School Board for the 2014-15 school year.





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