Back to School 2022-2023


Dear Families, 


On behalf of the Eastern Middle School PTA, we are very excited to welcome you and your children to Eastern for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to meeting everyone and encourage all families to attend our back-to-school events. 


There will be a PTA Coffee on Friday, September 2nd, and EMS PTA’s First-Ever Back to School Family BBQ on Friday, September 9th, 2022. Click here for more information. 


In preparation for the beginning of school please reference the checklist below and keep checking this page for updated information. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly at


Your PTA Co-Presidents, 

Cristina Broderick and Joanna Willott


A Quick Checklist

 Return required forms sent by main office - Principal Goldstein will send an email about accessing and completing forms for the 2022-2023 school year. These documents (and the Parent Handbook) can be accessed here.


 Create/Update your profile on - Create/update a "free" family profile on to receive important communications and information via email and/or app notifications. You will require a profile to buy any event tickets, signup for volunteer opportunities, become a PTA member, etc. Click here to log in or create a new family profile. Returning EMS families must also update their family information annually.  Don't forget to get the App!  Apple or  Android


 Clubs, Music, and Intramural Athletics – EMS offers many school-sponsored clubs, music programs, and intramural athletics outside regular school hours. Click here to find the most up-to-date information on student life at EMS.  


 Competitive Athletics – The registration process for the EMS Fall Competitive Sports Season 2022 has begun. ALL students who want to try out for EMS's Boys Soccer Teams (A&B), Girls Soccer Team, Girls Field Hockey Team, or Coed Volleyball Team must have a parent/guardian complete the registration forms. Click here for more information. 


 Lunch Account – If your child plans to buy lunch at school, we suggest loading money in their lunch account. Click here for more information.


 School Supplies – Each year EMS puts out a general guideline for school supplies. Most teachers will request specific or additional supplies for their course during the first week of school. We recommend that if you purchase supplies before the first week of school, you hold on to your receipt for returns/exchanges. 


 Bus Routes: Free transportation is provided to and from school for students living beyond the established student walking distances. Additional bus passes will go on sale in September. Passes are limited, and purchasing is "first come, first serve.” Call the school office if you have any questions.  If you are eligible for the bus, click here for route information. 


 Gator Wear – Students will be asked to wear Gator Gear throughout the year to show school spirit. Get yours today from EMS PTA Spirit Wear Store.


 Calendar – Don't forget to check the calendar on for upcoming events and programs, including Grade Level Coffees, Open House Nights, and upcoming PTA Meetings.