Dear RUSD Families:
Welcome back to the 2016 - 2017 school year beginning on Thursday, August 18. We look forward to greeting your children and starting them on another exciting year! We are grateful for your partnership in providing a relevant and engaging educational experience for all students. Additionally, we are very thankful for the generosity of our families, Foundation for Reed Schools and Parent Teacher Association who support our schools in numerous ways by sharing of time, expertise, and resources.
We will continue to work toward accomplishing the goals outlined in our Strategic and Local Control Accountability Plans, that you will find posted on our district website. Two primary areas of focus are improvement in mathematics achievement and personalized learning through effective use of technology and an infrastructure to support both goals. In making progress toward these goals, teachers, instructional aides and administrators have been collaborating around best practices in mathematics and lesson planning. Additionally, they have received on-going professional development in mathematics, and have benefited greatly by the support of our Math and Instructional Technology Teacher on Special Assignment. As a result of these efforts, our students have shown impressive gains in mathematics as measured by the spring standardized assessment showing that 13% more students than the previous year, met or exceeded standard. Over the summer, the district has also completed considerable work in upgrading our technology infrastructure and web filtering programs.
Our schools will provide every student with the basic school supplies needed for the year. We understand that parents often like to purchase special items for their children, which is always appreciated.
If you have not re-enrolled your child for the new year, please do so today. This is extremely important as this information will go on your child's emergency contact form and is used in the case of an emergency. If you have a child entering 3rd or 6th grade and have not brought in proof of residency, he or she will not be placed on a class list.
Please take a minute to read this message for important information from Chiefs Cronin and Seyler about traffic enforcement.
From the RUSD PTA
Welcome back to school! It's a great time of year - greeting friends new and old, and getting our children settled into their new grades, school sites and classrooms.
The RUSD Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a membership-based organization that combines the efforts of parent volunteers, teachers and administrators to enhance the school experience for our children.
The PTA coordinates parent volunteers and sponsors many events and activities throughout the year - there are literally hundreds of opportunities, big and small, to get involved. It is our hope that every family in the district will participate in PTA, both as members and volunteers!
Please use the checklist below to help get your family off to a great start this school year.
PTA BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHECKLIST:
- Sign up for PTA Membership, yearbook, birthday books, spirit wear, etc. - all in one place online at this link.
- Sign up for ChoiceLunch (our lunch service provider), here.
- Check the District Calendar regularly for key upcoming events, such as the Del Mar Picture Day on August 22, Bel Aire Volunteer Coffee on August 25, and theReed Volunteer Coffee on September 1.