Message from Principal Jackson
How crazy is it that we are ¾ of the way through this school year?!?! Let's make the fourth quarter the best one yet!!
Spring Break is next week. We will see everyone back on campus March 18th.
Report cards will be viewable on HAC on March 20th.
Hoops for Heart has been a HUGE success and our goal has been met. Thank you so much for supporting such an incredible cause. It is so worth getting the pie to the face during half time of our Hoops for Heart Staff vs. Panthers basketball game! ☺.
It is looking like the crazy Texas weather is going to allow us to take advantage of a "bad weather day", so plan something fun with the fam on March 29th and take advantage of that extra three-day weekend.
Important info for next semester:
6th Graders need to update shots this school year to attend 7th grade next year. Winter break is a great time to go get those vaccines. 6th graders need to have a Tetanus Booster and a Meningococcal vaccine within the past 5 years to be compliant for 7th grade.
McKinney ISD Warns Students and Parents of Consequences of E-Cigs
McKinney ISD and school districts across the United States are dealing with a serious issue related to student possession and usage of electronic cigarettes, also known as vape pens or vapes. Electronic cigarettes are showing up in our schools in a variety of shapes and sizes (learn more about what to look for by clicking on the links below). E-Cigs can easily be mistaken as flash drives or thumb drives and one E-Cig pod (refillable liquid) can be equivalent to 20 cigarettes. In many cases, 4-5 refill pods can be purchased for under $20. If McKinney ISD students are caught with E-Cigs they will face suspension and placement in an alternative school. Students will also be referred to our local courts for being a minor in possession of tobacco.
We are now beginning to confiscate more E-Cigs that are testing positive for THC, the chemical found in Marijuana. Students have become extremely ill as a result of the high concentration of the drug in the oils and its impact on developing body chemistry. These are extremely dangerous and students found in possession will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law allows.
If students are caught with THC pens, or they are under the influence while on a McKinney ISD campus, they will immediately be referred to the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Placement (JJAEP), face expulsion from McKinney ISD, and face charges that could result in a state jail felony. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil or products with CBD or THC will not be administered by the nurse or other school personnel, stored in the clinic or allowed to be carried by students. These items fall under the MISD No Tolerance Policy. McKinney ISD staff, teachers and our School Resource Officers will continue to be diligent in holding students responsible, and we will continue random drug dog searches at our schools.
Parents can help by talking to your children about the dangers of electronic cigarettes and the seriousness of the consequences (suspension, expulsion, and possible felony charges). In addition, be diligent and aware of the contents of your child's backpack, clothing, vehicle and room. We will continue to update you on trends in our community and warnings from the McKinney Police Department and the Surgeon General. In addition, we invite you to learn more about the dangers of e-cigarretes and what to look for by visiting the following links:
Vaping - What Every Parent Needs to Know (video)
Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/O8Y1AEOx7Zk
Keep Sick Children Home
We are seeing increasing numbers of student absences related to influenza like illness. Yes, we are starting to get some that are the Flu. We are also experiencing absences related to stomach viruses, allergies and strep throat.
MISD is doing their part to keep your students healthy by encouraging hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, stressing cough etiquette and sending students who have a fever over 100 degrees or influenza like symptoms home.
MISD would like to remind you, the parents, the important role you play in protecting our students. It is pertinent that you follow our communicable disease guidelines: Keep your student home until a fever of over 100 degrees has subsided for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications, such as Tylenol or Motrin. Students need to also be vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hours without the aid of medications. Please do not send your child to school medicated with Tylenol or Motrin for a fever. Do not send your child to school with flu like symptoms such as fever over 100 degrees, body aches, chills, headache, cough and sore throat.
Thank for your cooperation.......
Healthy Students Make Better Learners!
The Evans PTO is offering new spirit wear as well as bringing back some old favorites. There is a long-sleeved t-shirt option as well as short-sleeved and glitter designs. The order form is attached or you can order online at www.evanspto.com. Spirit wear sales at school are scheduled for:
If you'd like to skip the line entirely, you can do everything online at www.evanspto.com.
Support Evans as you Shop! (Amazon & Kroger)
Do you shop at Kroger? Evans Middle School PTO is now enrolled with Kroger's Community Rewards program. If you already have a Kroger Rewards Card, log in to your account at www.kroger.com and then click Enroll. You can search for Evans Middle School PTO or enter our code, AF012. New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card. You must have a registered Kroger Rewards Card account to link it to our school. If you don't have a card, they a
re available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Then each time you shop at Kroger, swipe your card or use the phone number related to your card. Then PTO will take the proceeds to help our students and staff!
When you shop through AmazonSmile, Evans Middle School PTO will receive 0.5% of most purchases to fund programs, events, and grants at our school. To get started, designate Evans PTO as your charitable organization by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1206927. Then every time you shop, start at smile.amazon.com and our school will benefit (at no cost to you!).
Please share these ways to support Evans Middle School with friends. Thanks for your support!
Volunteering in MISD requires Application every School Year
We are so lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers who make it possible for us to make our school the very best it can be! Please remember that if you are a returning volunteer, or maybe a first time MISD volunteer, that you must go online to fill out a Volunteer Application and be approved before you can serve in any capacity where you will have contact with students. Sometimes this takes a couple of weeks, so please do it as soon as possible! We need you!!!
Click HERE to go directly to the link. Thank you so very much! We look forward to having you on our campus!
Volunteer applications may take up to two weeks to be processed.
If after two weeks you have not been contacted regarding your volunteer status, please contact MISD Human Resources at 469-302-4117. DO NOT contact staff members at schools regarding your volunteer application. Your application is a confidential matter.
Once you are approved, you will be able to volunteer in the district throughout the school year.
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
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Provision Regarding Refusal of Entry to or Ejection from School Property
Any administrator, SRO, or school peace officer can refuse to allow, or may reject any person from property under the district’s control. If the person refuses to leave peacefully and either: 1) Poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or 2) Behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting.
In accordance with S.B. 1553 – MISD’s appeal process and complaint forms can be found at the following link: http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/310