Office Staff Returns: August 14
First Day of School: September 5 (full day)
The RPI Fall Rocket Rally Open House will be: Wednesday, August 30th!
Rocket Rally Open House Agenda - Open House Packets (picture forms, map, schedule) will be mailed the week of August 21st.
Full Day 7:48 a.m. - 2:53 p.m.
(Doors open at 7:15 a.m.)
Early Release 7:48 a.m.-1:23 p.m.
Half Day 7:48 a.m. - 11:13 a.m.
7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
5th Grade 10:55-11:25 a.m.
6th Grade 11:15-11:45 a.m.
ABOUT REETHS-PUFFER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Our building has approximately 570 students in grades five and six. The average core class size is between 29-30 students.
Our fine arts program is outstanding. Over 250 students are in both band and choir. Students begin with instrumental music in fifth grade. They receive instruction in like instrument groups. Our choir department performs two concerts each year. The visual arts department produces outstanding art work that is displayed each year at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Our garden is a point of pride in our school. Students and staff care for this area with students performing math and science problems with the measuring and planting of flowers and vegetables. Also as a part of the garden project, students collect composting material throughout the year.
As a part of service learning, our students actively participate in many community service projects including food drives and fundraisers to assist local organizations.
Our students are taught by a "team" of teachers. This gives students a feel for working together and associating with their individual team and classmates.
Citizenship the RPI Way
This year, our students will be using a Citizenship Rubric for their classes. This rubric will be used as a method to assess students in the areas of attendance, time management, quality of work and respect for others and school. Students will be graded on a four point scale along with their letter grade for the subject. This rubric will be utilized in grades 5-12. We will continue to communicate this assessment piece with students and parents throughout the year.
Do you want to improve your health and wellness? Consider joining the RPI Endurance Adventure Program. This group meets during fall, winter and spring sessions. Endurance Adventure builds leadership and team- building through competition and camaraderie in a variety of activities and training sessions. Depending on the season, participants will be fully engaged in running, biking, snowshoeing, team-oriented games, speed/agility work, leadership development and injury prevention. There are also field trips to outside locations such as Norton Pines Athletic Club, Camp Pendalouan, and the Winter Sports Complex. The year ends with a fun Race Day! Athletes, non-athletes, R-P staff members, and community members are welcome to join in. Participate in Endurance Adventure year-round and help R-P become the healthiest community in the state.
Health Insurance Available for Uninsured Students
There are more than 127,000 uninsured children in Michigan. Most of them are eligible right now for one of the state’s two health insurance plans for students: MIChild or Healthy Kids. A state-wide campaign has been launched to enroll as many uninsured children as possible in one of these plans. Enrolling a student is fast and simple, and the most any family will pay is $10.00 a month. Read more about assistance programs or dial 2-1-1. A student who gets health care in the right place at the right time is better prepared to learn and less likely to develop serious, costly medical conditions.