Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School
Respect, Pride, Integrity............Success
Explore is a 40 minute block of time scheduled everyday at RPI. Sixth grade Explore is from 1:10-1:50 and 5th grade Explore is from 2:10-2:50. We have many students that sign up for band and choir during this time. Most students will have either class three days during the week. Some students are in both band and choir and will be in class for all 5 days. Band and Choir are offered for the entire year.
When not in band or choir there are opportunities to be in other Explore classes (Computers, Recycling, Reading, Walking Club, Math Games and Fitness, are examples). If a student is in need of remediation, the teacher can place the student in that class. All of these classes are for three weeks.
RPI is looking to support students academically and offer enrichment opportunities during this block of time.
Attached is a parent schedule of events for the year.
Parent Schedule of events for 2012-2013
In an effort to be "Green", we have attached out student handbook to our website. Students will receive a planner for organization in the classroom, however the handbook will not be in there. Copies of the handbook are available in the RPI Office upon request.
In the information packet that was sent home, you received a copy of the parent signature page.
Student Handbook 2012-2013
This year our students will be using a Citizenship Rubric for their class. This rubric will be used as a method to assess students in the areas of attendance, time management, quality of work, respect for others and school. Students will be graded on a 4 point scale along with their letter grade for the subject. This rubric will be utilized grades 5-12. We will continue to communicate this assessment piece with students and parents throughout the year.
A copy of the rubric is attached for you to see.
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.
Enrollment can be done on the Internet or by telephone. On the Internet go to: www.enrollmichigan.com and click on the red button near the top of the page that reads: “Click here to Enroll Your Child in MI Child or Healthy Kids today.” Once you click, follow the instructions. By telephone, 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.
About Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School
Our building has approximately 595 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 and theater department performs two concerts each year with the final performance based on the second semester theater class that students may participate in. The visual arts department produces outstanding art work that is displayed each year at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Our Service Learning Project, the Peace 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 other material. The garden also serves as a memorial for students and staff who have passed away. Our students actively participate in many community service projects including a food drive, assistance to the Rescue Mission, donating money and time to other local organizations.
Our students are placed in "teams" of two core
teachers. Each team has its own name and identity. This
gives students a feel for teamwork so they can associate with
their individual team and classmates.
Meijer Rewards is a way that funds can come back to RPI while also allowing you to have funds for school items.
To learn more about this program click on this link . You will need a number if you sign up. The RPI number is 305317.
If you have any questions, you can contact the RPI Office or Parent Connect.
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