Message to Community: Happy December! With the holidays upon us, there are many reasons to be joyful. It's a time for sharing, laughter, giving back, and creating memories with family and friends. The holidays, however, can also be stressful. We may be making plans to visit loved ones, managing our budget for gifts, or coordinating events with our community. With an already-packed schedule, these additional tasks can add stress to our lives. Celebrating and connecting with family is important during the holiday season, but it's also essential to care for your mental health. National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month brings awareness to the harmful effects of stress and reminds everyone to take care of themselves as they approach the holidays. Here are some helpful tips for a more stress-free holiday season: Make modifications to holiday traditions. Consider ways to modify traditions that may negatively impact your mental health. It can be nice to stick with holiday traditions, but your mental health should take priority. Don't forget the power of "no." It's okay to say no to plans if you are feeling overwhelmed. Plan ahead. Keeping a calendar of events can help you stay on track and prepare for events. It can be stressful to shop on the same day as an event, so keep a list of tasks to prevent the rush. Talk about your feelings. You might be overwhelmed or missing a loved one. Talking about your feelings with a trusted friend or family member is okay. You are not in this alone. Take time for self-care. It's important to take care of ourselves before caring for others. This holiday season, make time for yourself. Find a therapist. Acknowledge your feelings and talk to a professional when needed. If you would like help finding a mental health care provider, use Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential coordination service provided by Eastmont School District: Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. Visit www.caresolace.com/eastmont and either search on your own or click "Book Appointment" for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. We wish you a joyous and stress-free holiday season! Mes nacional de vacaciones familiares sin estrés Mensaje a la Comunidad: ¡Feliz diciembre! Con las vacaciones a la vuelta de la esquina, hay muchos motivos para estar alegres. Es un momento para compartir, reír, retribuir y crear recuerdos con familiares y amigos. Sin embargo, las vacaciones también pueden ser estresantes. Es posible que estemos haciendo planes para visitar a nuestros seres queridos, administrando nuestro presupuesto para regalos o coordinando eventos con nuestra comunidad. Con una agenda ya apretada, estas tareas adicionales pueden agregar estrés a nuestras vidas. Celebrar y conectar con la familia es importante durante la temporada navideña, pero también es fundamental cuidar tu salud mental. El Mes Nacional de Vacaciones Familiares Sin Estrés crea conciencia sobre los efectos nocivos del estrés y recuerda a todos que deben cuidarse a medida que se acercan las vacaciones. A continuación se ofrecen algunos consejos útiles para una temporada navideña más libre de estrés: Haga modificaciones a las tradiciones navideñas. Considere formas de modificar las tradiciones que puedan afectar negativamente su salud mental. Puede ser bueno seguir las tradiciones navideñas, pero su salud mental debe tener prioridad. No olvides el poder del "no". Está bien decir no a los planes si se siente abrumado. Planifique con anticipación. Mantener un calendario de eventos puede ayudarle a mantenerse encaminado y prepararse para los eventos. Puede resultar estresante comprar el mismo día de un evento, así que mantenga una lista de tareas para evitar las prisas. Habla de tus sentimientos. Es posible que se sienta abrumado o extrañe a un ser querido. Está bien hablar de sus sentimientos con un amigo o familiar de confianza. No estás solo en esto. Tómese el tiempo para el cuidado personal. Es importante cuidarnos a nosotros mismos antes de cuidar a los demás. En estas fiestas, tómate un tiempo para ti. Encuentra un terapeuta. Reconozca sus sentimientos y hable con un profesional cuando sea necesario. Si desea ayuda para encontrar un proveedor de atención de salud mental, utilice Care Solace, un servicio de coordinación gratuito y confidencial proporcionado por Eastmont School District: Llame al 888-515-0595. El soporte multilingüe está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, los 365 días del año. Visite www.caresolace.com/eastmont y busque por su cuenta o haga clic en "Reservar cita" para obtener ayuda por video chat, correo electrónico o teléfono. ¡Le deseamos unas felices fiestas y sin estrés!
Parents, Guardians and Staff of the Eastmont School District, We are writing to share a change in our visitor entry process for Eastmont Schools, beginning Monday, October 30th. When you arrive at your child’s school you already are asked to press the button and speak with the office. A new step will be requiring visitors to show identification to the camera located at the entrance. We realize this may seem intrusive or unnecessary and want to explain why we are making this change: Requiring visitors to enter through one location allows us to monitor and best protect our students and staff from potentially dangerous individuals. On several occasions we have allowed individuals into the school assuming they were parents. In most instances they were visiting on legitimate business but in a few cases they were not. When you provide your identification and the name of the student you are connected to, staff will quickly verify in our student record system that you are visiting for legitimate circumstances. If you visit a school frequently and office staff know you as a parent of a student you will not be required to show identification each time you visit. Please give us grace as we learn names/faces of our parents, particularly if you are new to a school or unable to visit often. Our goal will be to eventually greet you with a “Welcome Ms. Garcia or Mr. Smith.” Thank you for your continued support and vigilance in keeping our students safe.
Eastmont Families, Due to road construction, a section of NW Cascade Ave. will be inaccessible on October 10th and 11th, at the intersection of 22nd St. NW. There is one stop on 22nd St. NW that will be temporarily relocated to the other end of 22nd St NW (west end) while construction continues. If your student uses this stop to ride Bus 44, please see the map below to locate the temporary stop. The pick up time will remain the same. If you have any questions, please call the Transportation Department at 509-884-4621. Thank you!
Eastmont Families, Due to low ridership, Route 7 is now merged into Route 50 for students in 7th - 12th grade, and 6th Grade Jumpstart students. Route 7 will no longer exist, and Route 50 will now take it's place. Some stops and times may have changed, so please review the stops and times below to make sure you have the correct pick up time and stop for you student. If you have any questions or need assistance please call the Eastmont Transportation Department at 509-884-4621. Thank you! ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Familias de Eastmont, Debido al bajo número de pasajeros, la Ruta 7 ahora se combinó con la Ruta 50 para estudiantes de 7.º a 12.º grado y estudiantes de Jumpstart de 6.º grado. La Ruta 7 ya no existirá y la Ruta 50 ahora ocupará su lugar. Es posible que algunas paradas y horarios hayan cambiado, así que revise las paradas y horarios a continuación para asegurarse de tener la hora de recogida y la parada correctas para su estudiante. Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, llame al Departamento de Transporte de Eastmont al 509-884-4621. ¡Gracias! Route 50 - N Baker/Eastmont Ave/Sunset Hwy 6:48 AM Eastmont Ave @ 11th St NE 6:49 AM Eastmont Ave @ 13th St NE 6:51 AM Eastmont Ave@15th St NE 6:53 AM Braiarwood Ter @ Hannah Way 6:55 AM N Grover Ave @ Clarissa Ln 6:59 AM 19th St NE @ Country Club Dr 7:00 AM N Baker Ave @ Autumn Dr 7:02 AM N Baker Ave @ 21st St NE 7:03 AM N Baker Ave@23rd St NE 7:05 AM N Baker Ave @ 25th St NE 7:06 AM N Baker Ave @ 27th St NE 7:11 AM 2440 Sunset Hwy 7:12 AM Sunset Hwy@22nd St NE 7:21 AM Eastmont Junior High School 7:27 AM Eastmont High School 7:34 AM Sterling Middle School
Dear Eastmont Families and Community Members, This year, we are beginning a new Strategic Planning process, involving a committee of roughly sixty stakeholders, (including students). We also want to include your voice, as we develop our Portrait of an Eastmont Graduate. We want to ensure that each and every one of our students can capitalize upon their promise and potential as they graduate from the Eastmont School District. As we take this crucial first step in shaping our Portrait, I invite you to participate in this ThoughtExchange. Please share your insights, concerns, and aspirations for our students. Think of the essential skills, character traits, and behaviors of a student who is prepared for career, college and life. Every one of your voices are essential to the success of this endeavor. Our Strategic Planning Committee will carefully consider your input as part of their process. Here is the link to join the conversation: https://tejoin.com/scroll/915193647 This exchange is open through October 9th. In service, Becky Berg
Transition Newsletter | September/October 2023
Important Dates September 5 Project SEARCH Signing Day September 6 Project SEARCH Interns 1st Day September 12 Meet your Case Manager (EHS) September 14 Meet the Pros Family Information Night September 25 Project SEARCH 1st Internships Begin October 12 ASVAB Testing (EHS) October 13 No School October 24 Tech Center Field Trip (EHS) October 26/27 No School
Welcome to the 2023/24 School Year! Hello! Welcome to the 2023/24 school year! We are excited to start our school year off strong and hope to meet many of you throughout the year; whether it be at Meet the Pros family information nights, community events, IEP meetings, or on school campus. This school year, we will produce a bi-monthly Transition Newsletters. The newsletters will include upcoming important dates, announcements, and community resources for all ages within our school district.
What is happening in Transition at EHS?
Project SEARCH - Stemilt
Project SEARCH Stemilt is starting their 2nd year! Project SEARCH is a 9 month employment preparation program for student interns with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are entering their last year of school. Interns participate in three internships to explore a variety of career paths and are completely immersed into the workplace at Stemilt. This immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The focus is teaching student interns employability skills with the program culminating in individualized job development. The goal is for student interns to gain competitive employment. Stemilt Project SEARCH is a collaborative partnership between Stemilt, Eastmont, Project SEARCH, the Chelan Douglass Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDD), the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Link Transit, and the interns and their families . Want more information? Contact us! Meet the Pros - Navigating the Future - Family Information Nights Eastmont School District, Wenatchee School District, and Chelan Douglas Developmental Disabilities (CDDD) program invite you to join us for our family information evenings! We will bring the local resources to you! Information below. Pre Employment Transition Services (PreETS) Workshops Eastmont High School, Division of Social & Health Services (DSHS), Division of Vocation al Rehabilitation (DVR), and partnering agencies, are providing our students with 3 on campus PreETS workshops. PreETS workshops provide workplace readiness training, work based learning, self-advocacy, and the possibility of paid internships to our students! This school year, we are partnering with SkillSource, HERO (Honor, Education, & Respecting Others), and A Better Track (ABT). Community Based Work Experience (CBWE) Our Life Skills classes are participating in CBWE's! A community based work experience is a team approach where Eastmont students work in small groups at a local business under the guidance of an Eastmont Paraeducator. Students are able to work in a variety of employment settings to gain transferrable employability skills. Together, we can prepare our student by providing real, supported, work experiences and vocational skills they can use while navigating their futures. Our first semester CBWE are partnering with the following local businesses: Eastmont School District Maintenance & Transportation Department, Pat Armstrong Ford, Grocery Outlet, and Fairfield Inn & Suites.
What Are Transition Services?
Transition Services are put into place to help students prepare to become independent, young adults; now and in the future. We offer both individual and group resources. While services are individualized and base on students' transition goals, much of the transition services will be spent covering career and/or college awareness and exploration, self awareness, and self-advocacy. Transition Services are discussed in the student's IEP meetings.
Events & Resources
Meet the Pros Navigating the Future
Our family information nights are back! Join us for light refreshments and Meet the Pros from different local agencies to help you and your family discuss, learn, and navigate the future. These informational events will held in person and offered live on Zoom. Light refreshments will be provided. Meet the Pros 2023/24 Calendar Community Resources *c lick on the links below*
Eastmont Transition Program
Project SEARCH LinkedIn
P roject SEARCH Instagram
Project SEARCH Facebook
The Brave Warrior Project
WA State Special Olympics
The Upper Valley Connection
Eastmont Parks & Rec
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Eastmont High School Transition Team Michelle Sadewasser Transition Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 509.888.1276 Tina Gorman Transition Specialist email@example.com 509.888.1277
Eastmont Families, We are excited to welcome students back to school and back on the bus! Please use the following link to find your bus stop and route. Please remember to have your student at their bus stop 5 minutes early. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Transportation Department at 509-884-4621. All Bus Routes: https://www.eastmont206.org/departments/transportation/bus-routes/index Thank you! ______________________ Familias de Eastmont, ¡Estamos emocionados de darles la bienvenida a los estudiantes de regreso a la escuela y de regreso al autobús! Utilice el siguiente enlace para encontrar su parada y ruta de autobús. Recuerde tener a su estudiante en la parada de autobús 5 minutos antes. Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, llame al Departamento de Transporte al 509-884-4621. Todas las rutas de autobús: https://www.eastmont206.org/departments/transportation/bus-routes/index ¡Gracias!
Hello Eastmont Families! We have a lot of unclaimed items at the Transportation Office that were left on buses throughout the school year. We would love to see these items returned to their owners if possible. Please feel free to come by the Transportation Office to see if any of your student's lost items were recovered on a bus. The last day to retrieve lost items will be July 14th. Any unclaimed items will be donated. Please call 509-884-4621 to let us know you are coming, and to make sure we can assist you in locating any lost items. We are located at: Eastmont Maintenance and Transportation 345 6th Street NE East Wenatchee, WA 98802 Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday Please note this is not the District Office! Thank you!
Youth Night- Ages 13-18yrs old- Flyer in English & Spanish Eastmont School District does not sponsor or endorse this event/information nor does the district assume any liability for it. In consideration of the privilege to distribute materials, the Eastmont School District will be held harmless from any cause of action filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards. El Distrito Escolar de Eastmont no patrocina ni aprueba este evento/información, ni asume el distrito responsabilidad por ello. En consideración del privilegio para distribuir materiales, el Distrito Escolar de Eastmont se mantendrá indemne de cualquier acción tomada en cualquier corte o tribunal administrativo a causa de la distribución de esta materia, incluyendo costos, cuota para abogados, juicios o premios.
Students have the option of participating in Band, Choir, or Strings at one of the Jr High Schools during their 6th Grade Year. This occurs daily during 1st period 7:45-8:44am. Students may ride the secondary bus route to the Junior High Schools and then they will be transported to their Elementary School at the conclusion. Typically, students arrive at their Elementary School around 9:05am. For more information, please visit https://www.eastmont206.org/students/6th-grade-optional-instrumental-and-choral-music Please complete the form by Friday, June 9th, 2023. [Monday, Jun 5 at 10:50 AM] A reminder to sign up your soon to be 6th grade student for the Optional 6th Grade Instrumental and Choral Music program for the 2023-2024 School Year if interested. [Monday, Jun 12 at 9:28 AM] Some of you may have received a message regarding your form submission saying it has been deleted. This was an error on our part. All students who have submitted the form have been received and will be signed up for the chosen music class at the Jr. High. Thank you!