Principal's Message

August 2022

Hello and welcome back, EFMS families!

We are excited to start another school year with you and your children! If you are a returning student, we can’t wait to see you again! If you’re a 6th grader or new to our school, we can’t wait to get to know you. 

Here is some information about the start of school. 

  • We will offer 6th Grade & New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 25th, from 5-6pm!  This is for students entering grade 6 or those new to our school.  We will provide a brief introduction to our school in the auditorium, then students will get to meet their TA teachers, get a tour, see their classrooms, and practice with their lockers before the school year begins!  Students who attend will get their registration paperwork and materials that evening. We look forward to seeing you there! We will meet in the auditorium to begin.

  • The first day of school for students is Wednesday,  August 31st.  Students will receive a folder on the first day with all forms and registration paperwork that will need to be on file. We ask that you complete and return all of that paperwork as soon as possible!  Students who were formerly in  Mrs. Howrigan-Fehr’s TA will be given new TAs this year and will get those assignments on the first day of school.

The transition into a new school year comes with new excitement and new challenges for students.  Developmentally, middle school-aged students are in a transitional phase of adolescence where they are seeking more independence and learning who they are while still needing structures and support from adults in their lives.  The EFMS teachers and staff plan to work with students where they are with their learning and mental health needs, and work to help all improve and grow.  If you notice that your child may need some additional supports, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

We look forward to another great year with our students!


Rachel Reynolds

Rachel Reynolds

EFMS Principal