Principal's Weekly Message

Posted by Arlene Caves on 2/22/2021

Good Afternoon EM3 Families, 


Welcome to a day of sunshine and no rain! It is such a beautiful day outside and we hope that you are able to each enjoy as much of it as possible. 


Thank you to everyone for your flexibility and adaptability last Thursday when the district switched to an asynchronous day of learning due to the weather. We appreciate everyone who was still able to check in, complete work and turn in assignments for credit and attendance. 


Wednesday of this week, February 24th will be an asynchronous day of learning. Based on student feedback and input teachers will share video explanations of the work and expectations, or they will host a brief googlemeet. We hope that this will provide your child with more information and support as they work to complete assignments/tasks on these asynchronous days. 


Please remember that asynchronous days are still instructional days for students. Attendance is based on assignment completion and participation in any googlemeets that are scheduled. 


If you have questions or need further support; please contact your child’s teacher, grade level counselor or assistant principal. If you reply to this email with your child’s name and grade level, we can also forward your questions to the appropriate staff member.


Dreambox/Lexia Winners - Included in this message is a link to our Lexia and Dreambox winners for the week. These students will be able to choose from prizes that can be collected if they are Plan B students or that will be delivered if they are Virtual Academy students. 


The data that is collected through Dreambox and Lexia will be used to help make decisions around promotion, retention, reporting mastery and electives placement next school year. It is VERY IMPORTANT that your child work to complete at least 30 minutes of lesson completion in both Dreambox and Lexia each week. Ideally, your child is completing 6 lessons in Dreambox and 50-60 minutes of Lexia. 


‘Plan B’ Transition Families - Students assigned to Track 3/C are scheduled to return on February 22nd, 23rd and 25th and 26th for in person instruction. and will then engage in remote learning until their next track in period.


Tracks 1/A and 2/B are engaging in remote instruction and will NOT report to campus this week.


**Returning Rotations - please remember that carpool runs from 7:00 AM until 7:25 AM. Daily Instruction will begin at 7:30 AM each morning for our in person learners. 


Our face to face instruction will end at 2:15 PM each day. Carpool will begin at 2:15 PM and run until 2:35 PM. 


Virtual Academy Families - Will remain Virtual for the rest of the school year.


Picture Day Information - Families, you will soon be receiving information from Strawbridge Studios and EM3 on school pictures. The dates below are the dates that each cohort will be scheduled to have school pictures taken. 

Pictures will be taken in our Auditorium on the following dates and all health/safety measures will be taken throughout the process. 


  • March 8     - Cohort 2/B
  • March 15   - Cohort 3/C
  • March 22   - Cohort 1/A
  • April 14       - Virtual Academy (families will sign up electronically)


Transportation Update:  If you have not done so already, please complete the following two steps to ensure that your student(s) are assigned bus transportation in time for their return to school:

Click here to complete the Bus Attestation Form. You'll need to complete one for each child. The transportation department will not assign your child(ren) to a bus without this step being completed.

Attention 8th Grade Families:  It's that time!  We are going to be preparing your 8th grade student for their transition to high school over the next few months.  


Please view the rising 9th grade high school registration website for important information including upcoming dates, high school information sessions hosted by your student's assigned high school, high school 9th grade course offering sheets, and more.  


In addition - 8th grade families, please read this MEMO for information regarding your child’s ELA instruction for the remainder of the school year.


Important: Complete a Meal Benefits Application by Feb. 26, 2021 -

Meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application to be eligible for this extra funding next year. 

Complete an application online at Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.  

All our Best,

T. Aaron Marcin

Lead Learner/Principal

East Millbrook Magnet Middle

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts




Buenas tardes familias EM3,


El miércoles de esta semana, 24 de febrero, será un día de aprendizaje asincrónico.


Recuerde que los días asincrónicos siguen siendo días de instrucción para los estudiantes. La asistencia se basa en la finalización de la tarea y la participación en las reuniones de Google programadas.


Ganadores de Dreambox / Lexia: en este mensaje se incluye un enlace a nuestros ganadores de Lexia y Dreambox de la semana. Estos alumnos podrán elegir entre premios que podrán recoger si son alumnos del Plan B o que se entregarán si son alumnos de la Academia Virtual.


Los datos que se recopilan a través de Dreambox y Lexia se utilizarán para ayudar a tomar decisiones sobre promoción, retención, dominio de informes y colocación de electivas el próximo año escolar. Es MUY IMPORTANTE que su hijo trabaje para completar al menos 30 minutos de finalización de la lección tanto en Dreambox como en Lexia cada semana. Idealmente, su hijo está completando 6 lecciones en Dreambox y 50-60 minutos de Lexia.


Familias de transición del ‘Plan B’: los estudiantes asignados al Track 3 / C están programados para regresar el 22, 23 y 25 y 26 de febrero para recibir instrucción en persona. y luego participarán en el aprendizaje remoto hasta su próxima pista en el período.


Las pistas 1 / A y 2 / B están participando en instrucción remota y NO se reportarán al campus esta semana.


** Rotaciones que regresan: recuerde que el viaje compartido funciona desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:25 a.m. La instrucción diaria comenzará a las 7:30 am cada mañana para nuestros estudiantes en persona.


Nuestra instrucción cara a cara terminará a las 2:15 PM todos los días. El viaje compartido comenzará a las 2:15 p.m. y se extenderá hasta las 2:35 p.m.


Familias de Academia Virtual - Seguirá siendo virtual por el resto del año escolar.


Información sobre el día de las fotografías: familias, pronto recibirán información de Strawbridge Studios y EM3 sobre fotografías escolares. Las fechas a continuación son las fechas en las que se programará cada grupo para que se tomen fotografías de la escuela.


Las fotografías se tomarán en nuestro Auditorio en las siguientes fechas y se tomarán todas las medidas de salud / seguridad durante todo el proceso.


8 de marzo - Cohorte 2 / B

15 de marzo - Cohorte 3 / C

22 de marzo - Cohorte 1 / A

14 de abril - Academia virtual (las familias se inscribirán electrónicamente)