Message from Principal Jackson
Dear Panther Parents,
WOW! I am so impressed with our Panthers these first 2 days of school. The 6th graders are already settling in and making their way around the building nicely, and our returning students are being good role models for our newbies. Even our carpool peeps are doing an amazing job following procedures! Simply best start ever!
There is an updated dress code in the Student Handbook, along with other pertinent information such as cell phone policy. We will begin enforcing dress code next week, and we appreciate your help with this effort. Some common items we see are holes in the jeans, bandanas and head scarfs, sagging, hoodies, and leggings without a shirt over them of sufficient length. Holes in jeans need to be at or below the knee, or jeans need to be worn with leggings underneath. Bandanas and hair scarfs are not allowed. Hoodies can’t be pulled over student’s head. No sagging. Leggings are not pants☺…shirt needs to cover front and back to fingertip length. Please keep these things in mind while back-to-school shopping.
A few things to know about cell phones: cell phones should not be visible while in classrooms. They can be used in the cafeteria and hallways. If students have them out in the classroom, the teacher is permitted to take up the phone and turn it in to the office. The first time is a warning and the phone can be picked up by the student, but the next time is a $15 charge to pick up the phone. Also, earbuds are ok in cafeteria and hallways as well, but also need to be out of sight when in classrooms. At no time should music or other sound come from a child’s cell phone where others can hear it. Cell phones do not need to be taken to PE because students do not have lockable lockers. Please also note that taking pictures or videos of ANYTHING/ANYONE in a place of privacy (restrooms, locker rooms, etc) is against the law. Our coaches talk to students about this, but please make sure to reiterate this to your child. These offenses are turned over to our SRO.
Don’t forget to join the best PTO in town (see their portion of the newsletter on our website). Our PTO is also doing their “Check Writing Campaign.” It is a small contribution that has big payoff for our students. This fundraiser goes directly back to our students by providing funds for our 8th grade Celebration, IMPACT Celebration at the end of the year, Teacher grants, and much more. Thanks in advance for investing in our Panthers!
For 6th only: Please see nurse updates often for shot information and for screeners that are mandated by federal/state. 6th graders will need to get age specific shots this year in preparation for 7th grade.
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Immunizations Required for Seventh Grade
6th grade students, it is time to turn in your proof of immunization requirements! Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year show proof of the following immunizations:
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) within the past 5 years
Meningococcal vaccine (one dose) within the past 5 years
(On top of the immunizations that were required for elementary)
Your child may have already had these immunizations. Please provide the school nurse with a current list of your student's immunizations. Please make sure that your student receives any needed immunizations before the end of this school year.
It is necessary for your child to be in compliance before they can get their schedule for 7th grade and attend school in the fall. Winter break makes a great time to get these shots!!
Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
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 are 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!
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