Welcome to Reeths-Puffer Schools

Located in Rocket City, U.S.A.

You won't find Rocket City on a map, but it does exist. Your GPS won't locate Rocket City either, but it's definitely a destination worth reaching.

 

Rocket City is Reeths-Puffer Schools. Our border stretches over five different townships, but our mission focuses on only one goal: success. Success for our students in the classroom, in college, and in life. Success for our families who roll up their sleeves and care for a school system second to none. Success for an unrivaled faculty fueled by innovation and compassion, and educated by over 250 college degrees. Learn More 

Early Release Wednesdays -
New for 2016-17

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the State of Michigan requires all Michigan schools to have a minimum of 180 student instructional days.  In the past, we had approximately 176 instructional days, leaving us with multiple full days to schedule state-required teacher professional development (PD) hours.  With the change in the law, the District plans to release students early on multiple Wednesdays during the course of the year to provide PD for R-P staff.  The calendar below spells out when those days will occur.  On those early release Wednesdays, students will be dismissed 90 minutes early.  R-P will provide bus transportation as usual - it will simply be 90 minutes earlier than normal.  As a general rule, early release Wednesdays are scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesday of each month except for May, which will not contain any early release dates.  

 

Rocket Stadium - Rocket History

Ever wonder about the rocket in Rocket Stadium?  Who made it?  Is it a real rocket? 

Calendar

Last Month October 2016 Next Month
S M T W T F S
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2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
Oct 12
Early Release
District Calendar
13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26
Oct 26
K-12 Early Release
District Calendar
27 28 29
30 31          

For Parents


INFORMATION FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT  link_arrow (1)

  • B. C. Cobb Plant closing and Implications to Reeths-Puffer Schools  
  • Strategic Plan 
  • Mission Statement
  • Michigan Common Core State Standards - Facts parents need to know and understand   link_arrow (1)
     

R-P PLAN AND LEARN

Play and Learn is a free program for families with children birth through age four.  Parents stay with their child to learn and play.  See details here.

 

PARENT RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

 

ATHLETIC INFORMATION

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

 

Parent Portal-click here

 

Preschool Information

White Lake Area Community Education's free preschool programs have openings in Head Start and Great Start Readiness, with classrooms at McMillan Early Childhood Center.  Call (231) 893-1091 for more information and to register your 3 or 4 year old!

Master Calendar

Last Month October 2016 Next Month
S M T W T F S
            1
2
Oct 2
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Walk-A-Thon 2:00 p.m.
Twin Lake County Park
Twin Lake Elementary

Registration is 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

3
Oct 3
Sparky Assembly @ 3:10 pm
Central Elementary
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
RPEL Lockdown
Reeths-Puffer Elementary

A Lockdown practice will take place on Monday, Octber 3rd at 10 a.m.

4
Oct 4
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Pictures Retakes
High School
5 6
Oct 6
Box Top Store Open
Central Elementary
9:15 AM to 1:30 PM
Heritage Farms - 2nd grade
Central Elementary
7
Oct 7
Student Walk-a-thon @ school
Central Elementary
11:45 AM to 2:00 PM
RPEL Third Grade Swim Program
Muskegon High School Pool
Reeths-Puffer Elementary

All third grade studens will participate in the YFCA Swim Program located at Muskegon High School.  Students will depart at 11:45 a.m. and return at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Students will be instructed by certified swim instructors from the YFCA and supervised by our third grade teachers.  Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel in a tote bag.  Please do not send nose plugs, mask or t-shirts.  Shampoo and body soap is provided by the YFCA, therefore ther is no need to bring personal hygiene products.  

8
9
Oct 9
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Family Walk-Off - High School Track
Central Elementary
10 11
Oct 11
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
RPEL PTO Meeting
Library
Reeths-Puffer Elementary
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
PTO Meeting - Library
Library
Central Elementary
12
Oct 12
Early Release
District Calendar
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
P.T.O. Meeting
Twin Lake Elementary
13 14
Oct 14
Box Top Contest Ends Today
Twin Lake Elementary
P.T.O. Popcorn Friday
$.25
Twin Lake Elementary
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Picture Retakes and Make Up Day
Middle School
11:45 AM to 2:00 PM
RPEL Third Grade Swim Program
Muskegon High School Pool
Reeths-Puffer Elementary

All third grade studens will participate in the YFCA Swim Program located at Muskegon High School.  Students will depart at 11:45 a.m. and return at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Students will be instructed by certified swim instructors from the YFCA and supervised by our third grade teachers.  Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel in a tote bag.  Please do not send nose plugs, mask or t-shirts.  Shampoo and body soap is provided by the YFCA, therefore ther is no need to bring personal hygiene products.  

15
16
Oct 16
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
NHS Induction
Rocket Center
High School
17
Oct 17
8:50 AM to 1:45 PM
Big Lesson @ Lakeshore Museum, Mrs. Birr & Miss Nauta
Central Elementary
18
Oct 18
8:50 AM to 1:45 PM
Big Lesson @ Lakeshore Museum, Mrs. Birr & Miss Nauta
Central Elementary
19
Oct 19
8:50 AM to 1:45 PM
Big Lesson @ Lakeshore Museum, Mrs. Birr & Miss Nauta
Central Elementary
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
RPHS Choirs Fall Concert
Rocket Center
Single Ticket $5, Family Nucleus $15
High School

Tickets at the door, $5, Family Nucleus $15

20
Oct 20
8:50 AM to 1:45 PM
Big Lesson @ Lakeshore Museum, Mrs. Birr & Miss Nauta
Central Elementary
Choir Pictures for Yearbook
High School
Play it Safe - snow plow assembly
Central Elementary
21
Oct 21
8:50 AM to 1:45 PM
Big Lesson @ Lakeshore Museum, Mrs. Birr & Miss Nauta
Central Elementary
11:45 AM to 2:00 PM
RPEL Third Grade Swim Program
Muskegon High School Pool
Reeths-Puffer Elementary

All third grade studens will participate in the YFCA Swim Program located at Muskegon High School.  Students will depart at 11:45 a.m. and return at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Students will be instructed by certified swim instructors from the YFCA and supervised by our third grade teachers.  Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel in a tote bag.  Please do not send nose plugs, mask or t-shirts.  Shampoo and body soap is provided by the YFCA, therefore ther is no need to bring personal hygiene products.  

22
23 24
Oct 24
Picture Make-up Day
Central Elementary
25 26
Oct 26
K-12 Early Release
District Calendar
27
Oct 27
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
RPEL Lockdown
Reeths-Puffer Elementary

There will be a lockdown practice drill on 10/27.

28
Oct 28
11:45 AM to 2:00 PM
RPEL Third Grade Swim Program
Muskegon High School Pool
Reeths-Puffer Elementary

All third grade studens will participate in the YFCA Swim Program located at Muskegon High School.  Students will depart at 11:45 a.m. and return at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Students will be instructed by certified swim instructors from the YFCA and supervised by our third grade teachers.  Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel in a tote bag.  Please do not send nose plugs, mask or t-shirts.  Shampoo and body soap is provided by the YFCA, therefore ther is no need to bring personal hygiene products.  

29
30 31
Oct 31
Grade Level Fire Safety Assembly in AM
Central Elementary
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Halloween Parties
Twin Lake Elementary
         

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