Parent Engagement and Michigan Graduation Requirements
Parent engagement is vital to student achievement and success. Visit the Michigan Department of Education and learn ways to help your child and learm more about Michigan gradutation requirements and standards.
Curriculum Corner for Parents
To discover curriculum happenings across the District, visit our Curriculum Corner for Parents. Our goal is to keep parents informed of what is taught in school, as well as provide resources and materials that will aloow you to be actively involved in your child's educational journey.
Section 504 is a Federal law which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. The law provides:
Use of District Facilities
The Board of Education encourages the utilization of District buildings and the District grounds by properly organized and responsible groups. Such use of any District facility or grounds will not interfere with the daily school student routine or any school sponsored student activity. A Facility Use Form must be submitted five days in advance of any activity. Click here to complete a Facility Request Form.
Pandemic influenza is a global outbreak caused by a new influenza virus. It is different from seasonal influenza (or "the flu"). The timing and consequences of pandemic influenza are difficult to predict. Click here to visit the Muskegon County Health Department for more helpful information.
Reeths-Puffer's Professional Development Program Receives MASB Education Excellence Award
Reeths-Puffer Schools' professional development program has been awarded top honors from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), earning an Education Excellence Award. The award was based on performance in the following areas:
- Relevance to student achievement
- Satisfactorily addresses a critical need
- Unique and innovative
- Proven impact, success and scope
- Effective use of resources
- Demonstrated consistency with the nationally recognized Building Blocks for High Performing Schools.
"The Education Excellence Award program recognizes original, innovative programs in various categories that positively affect student achievement in local and intermediate school districts. In the first phase of judging, the top three entries in each category win an Education Excellence Award. In the second phase of the judging, Education Excellence Award winners compete for the heralded Michigan’s Best designation in each category." MASB
Health Insurance Available for Uninsured Children
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 kids - 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 child is fast and simple, and the most any family will pay is $10 a month. Enrollment can be done on the Internet or by telephone. On the Internet, click here and follow the instructions or dial 2-1-1. A child 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.
SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
Applications are available beginning the second week in April and are due the Friday before Memorial Day for the following school year. Applications can not be given out in advance. If we have more applications than student openings, a drawing will take place. If you have questions regarding Schools of Choice, please call 719-3104. Please visit this web site in April for an application. Thank you for choosing Reeths-Puffer Schools.
Double up Food Bucks
Attention Bridge Card Holders: Double Up Food Bucks will be back at your area's farmers' markets starting in June. When you use your Bridge Card at a participating farmers' market, the Double Up Food Bucks program will match you dollar for dollar with bonus funds - up to $20 - that you can use in the market to buy more fresh, Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. It's that simple - spend up to $20 on your Bridge Card at the market, and you'll get up to $20 more, free, to spend on healthy, local foods. Most farmers' markets and some on-farm produce stands in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties are participating.