Class Placements for the 2015-2016 School Year
Dear RUSD Parents:
spring teachers meet with administrators and support staff to discuss
each child and to determine the best class placement for the following
school year. Attention is given to creating classes that are equally
balanced for size, ratio of girls to boys, academic abilities,
leadership, social groupings, behavior patterns, and special individual
learning needs. Balanced classes not only create an equitable
student-teacher ratio, but also provide the best learning environment
for all students. The school staff is in the best positions to determine
appropriate class placement, therefore we respectfully request that
parents do not send requests for specific teachers or for the assignment
of a child based on the assignment of any other child. Such requests
will not be responded to or considered. If your child has special health
needs, the school nurse should be contacted to develop a health plan.
lists are posted the day prior to the opening of the new school year.
We wait to post these lists because many changes occur over the summer,
such as new students enrolling, other students moving out of the
District, the addition or elimination of classes if required by numbers
of children, and adjustments made in class lists to maintain balanced
classes. Class lists will be emailed to parents one day prior to the
start of the new school year at 4:30 p.m.
after students complete two weeks of the school year, parents have
serious concerns about a child's placement, you may set up a conference
with your school principal to discuss your concerns. Changes in class
placement are rarely necessary and would only be made at the principal's
Please feel free to call your school principal if you have questions about the placement process.
Dr. Steven Herzog
Congratulations to our Golden Bell Recipients!
staff members receiving the Golden Bell Award for 2015: Ross Modlin at Reed
We are happy to announce the names of the three Reed Union School District
Sandy Cabarrus from Bel Aire, and Michelle Konkle from Del Mar. These
three outstanding employees will be recognized at the Marin County
Golden Bell Evening of Education at Dominican University in San Rafael
on Thursday, May 21st, as well as at the RUSD Celebration of Education on May 27th.
Marin Board of Supervisors vote 4-1 in Support of SB277
31st Marin Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 supporting SB277 which would
eliminate personal exemptions from immunization requirements, and was
introduced by Senators Richard Pan and Michael Allen. At the Board of
Trustees meeting on February 10, 2015, and with a large media presence,
the Trustees and community were updated on the District's response to
the current measles outbreak in California. The discussion concluded
with the Board's vote to have Dr. Herzog write letters of support to
our state legislators for the proposed bill.
One of our media guests, PBS's Frontline, on March 24th, aired "The Vaccine War
This piece explores the immunization controversy in depth and
highlights RUSD in particular. More information on SB277 can be seen in
the Marin County
Planning for the 2015-2016 school year
Each year at this time we begin budget development for the following
school year. A key component in our planning is the number of students
we project will attend RUSD, in this case, in 2015 - 2016 . We have
always relied on our parent community to let us know as early as
possible, if their child(ren) will not be returning in the Fall. Please
take a moment to complete this survey regarding your plans for next year.
Phoebe Hearst Nominations
In the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to give
parents the opportunity to nominate a favorite teacher for the Phoebe Hearst Outstanding Educator Award
. On this survey
please tell us about the wonderful qualities that you and your child
appreciate about his/her favorite teacher this year. All the notes of
appreciation will be confidentially shared with the teacher you choose
to recognize. We are thankful and fortunate to have such a wonderful
staff. Nominations must be received by April 30th
. The recipient of the Phoebe Hearst Award will be announced at the Celebration of Education on May 27, 2015
. Thank you for recognizing our fabulous teachers!
From the Foundation for Reed Schools
Only 2 weeks
left to donate during the Family Annual Giving Campaign! Currently 53%
families have donated - help us reach 100% participation and meet our
$1.9 million commitment to the district.
Did you know your
donations help the district fund teachers in programs that our children
love and participate in each day? Music, physical education, art,
technology, library, and Spanish. The Foundation also helps to fund
school psychologists, classroom aides, teacher training and more. Every dollar donated counts and makes an impact!
Please go to www.foundationforreedschools.com to make your donation. If you make a pledge now, you have until June 30th to pay. Credit cards and monthly payment plan options are available.
From RUSD PTA
The following individuals have been selected by the nominating
committee and have consented to be an officer for the RUSD PTA for the
2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school years. We are thrilled to have such a
great group of experienced individuals! There will be a General
District PTA meeting (all PTA members are invited) on Thursday, April 23rd in which the following candidates will be formally voted into office.
1. Bryn Argov, District President
2. Kim Sichel, District Treasurer
3. Kati Seymour, District Secretary
4. Tim Cunningham, District Auditor
5. Betsy Wright, Reed Site Chair
6. Emily Viola, Bel Aire Treasurer
7. Sherry Wangenheim, Del Mar Treasurer
you to all nominating committee members for all of their time and hard
work in creating this wonderful slate. They were: Tanja Ross-
committee chair, Sherrill Lybrook, Stephanie Plexico, Juliette
Rodenbeck and Nichole Rowles.