Two Important Reminders: 1. Tomorrow is a half day. Elementary students dismiss at 12:00. 2. T-shirt order forms are due tomorrow.
Heidi Frei, a forester from the Michigan DNR met with Mrs. Sandee’s class virtually to discuss the importance of planting trees in Muskegon in preparation for an upcoming tree planting project. The class was awarded grant money from the Arconic Foundation and the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative to give the project roots.
Reminder: Picture Day is tomorrow during the school day for F2F students grades K-2, and for Rocket Virtual students (K-4) from 5:00-7:00 PM. Picture Day for F2F students grades 3-4 is Friday during the school day.
School Pictures are this week! Grades DK-2: Thursday, October 1st. Grades 3-4: Friday, October 2nd. Rocket Virtual students can have their pictures taken on Thursday, October 1st from 5:00-7:00 PM in the gym. Please enter the building through door #3 and exit door #6 (back of building). Link address for online ordering: https://radiumphoto.com/pre-order-school-pictures/
Reminder: Half day tomorrow, September 18. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM. We will only be serving breakfast on half days.
To honor the ongoing and endless joys of reading and writing, every month will be celebrated as Reading Month at Central this year. Be looking for upcoming communication on FB and from your child’s teacher regarding our September launch!
We are asking ALL Reeths-Puffer families to complete our lunch application at https://www.lunchapp.com/. It may not seem relevant, but significant district funding is tied to this. Please help by completing your application now! **Thank you**
What an amazing first week! I couldn't be more proud of our kids, grateful for your support, and excited for the school year ahead. Today marks the end of our soft start. Looking forward to having ALL F2F kiddos in class each day starting Monday. GIANT thanks to you and your efforts in making this week truly special!
Just a reminder to visit the News section for important final back to school details. We are extremely excited for our students' return, and making 2020-2021 the best year yet!
Final details for the start of the school year can be found in the News section of our site. We are beyond excited for the year to begin!
Demographic Update AND Chromebook Distribution Reminder: Please click the link below to complete the demographic updates in the parent portal. If you are in need of a Chromebook for Rocket Virtual, completing the demographic update will alert our technology department to contact you via email. A Chromebook will be assigned to you immediately. If you are scheduled for F2F and do not have a personal computer for school use, completing the demographic update will alert the technology depart to contact you via email. A Chromebook will be assigned to you as they get delivered. Until all Chromebooks have been delivered to our district, all are encouraged to use personal computer devices at home for technology related school work. https://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public/home.html
If you registered for Rocket Virtual, you can use the link below for information regarding an orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd, at 5:00 pm. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/890559/Rocket_Virtual_Orientation.pdf
Parents who selected Rocket Virtual will be receiving an email tomorrow morning that outlines next steps in the enrollment/registration process, upcoming dates of importance, and other pertinent details.
Back to School Updates Class placement letters and detailed back-to-school information will be mailed out tomorrow, 8/28. You will also be contacted by your child's teacher soon to set up your virtual Open House. The first week of school will be a "soft" start. Tuesday and Thursday will be for students with last names A-K. Wednesday and Friday will be for students with last names of L-Z. The school day starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM.
Important Reminder: If you have not yet done so, please make your Learning Options Selection for each of your students. The survey closes Wednesday, August 26th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F2tX9nbG_u5smKDSmdIVsbk4EFr9IcFKiP7diA4Rmts/edit
The Learning Options Selection survey is back up and running. Our apologies for the temporary glitch. If you encounter any further difficulties, please contact the office, 744-1693
Please hold off on completing the Learning Options Selection for now. We are experiencing a problem with the link. I will provide an update when it's ready to go. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A link to the Learning Options Selection has been added to the news section of our Central site. Please complete this short survey to help us prepare for a successful reopening.
As a follow-up to the email you received from Mr. Edwards this morning, please visit the News section for important information relative to updates, upcoming events, and other pertinent items.
Families, please respond to this survey to help us understand your transportation and child care needs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQRees1CKRBzSVm-5GnwZIDqfMmxrbSPXZ__NBmQIFd2KRPg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) regarding back to school - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/835737/FAQ_s_regarding_back_to_school.pdf
Struggling with housing? Facing eviction? Community Encompass may be able to help! www.communityencompass.org You can find more information on the state Eviction Diversion Program here: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-5555-533463--,00.html
Parents, please be sure to indicate your intentions regarding fall enrollment by using the survey link Mr. Edwards sent via email this morning. Thank you!
Tomorrow is Wednesday! Meal pick-up continues every Wednesday at the high school, 9-11:00 am. While you are there, work out with the YMCA, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., on the high school lawn next to the Roberts Road parking lot. All are welcome!
If you have been financially impacted by the pandemic, MidMichigan Community Action Relief & Recovery Services may be able to help! For assistance with housing, property taxes, utility bills, food & other critical needs, call 231-660-0271 .
Do your kids need to get out and move? The YMCA is coming to Rocket City! Join them Wednesday mornings 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., on the high school lawn in front of the arts wing, next to the Roberts Road parking lot. Andi Switzer and the Y team will lead exercises and activities for kids, to get them moving while properly social distancing! Parents must be present.
RP Youth Football/Cheer Registration: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/761276/RPYFC_Flyer_2020.pdf
Farewell and best wishes to the 96 4th graders leaving Central. Go shine at RPI! https://youtu.be/s5LxEKAWmJ4
Class of 2020 Congratulatory Video: Muskegon Social Justice Commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V241NjfLR70&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3d3HtV2C0jEd5o47aD6tto7soYDn3YpIzvX_Vt8HjdHqRieZ2EW2VKhd8
We'll go live today around 12:00 for the last Connections Drawing of the 2019-2020 school year.
If you have not yet retrieved your child’s belongings, please attend our last Give Back/Get Back at 5:00 pm today. There is a bag for every student. Also, parade at 6:00 pm! If you attended the morning parade, you are more than welcome to drive through again. See you soon!
We will operate two parades tomorrow. One will take place from 11:00-11:30. The other from 6:00-6:30. Feel free to attend either one or both. Hopefully this meets your needs and allows everyone to celebrate closure without sacrificing weekend plans. Thank you for your patience.
A special weather statement has been issued for our county until 8:15 pm. Lightning has already been spotted in the area. We WILL give our kids a Drive Through Send-Off, but it is simply unsafe to attempt to do so this evening. More information forthcoming. Please stay tuned.
Reminder: Give Back/Get Back today from 10:00-11:00 am and 5:00-6:00 pm. Drive Through Send-Off tonight at 7:00 pm. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Looking for wifi? Use and search this statewide wifi hotspot map! http://cngis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d69accbb5ff422a82eccc2c9101b69d
Due to concerns regarding severe weather, the Drive Through Send-Off is canceled for this evening. It will now be held tomorrow, June 11th, at 7:00 PM.
We'll go live for our Connections Drawing at noon. Tune in to see who our mystery teacher is for the week!
SAVE THE DATE: Wed, June 10th, 6-7 pm Central staff invites all families to a "Drive Through" Send-Off. This will be a great opportunity to see each other once again and collectively celebrate the wonderful year we've had. Specific details will be sent out this Friday.
Save the Date! June 11th & 12th will be the dates for families to return school materials and pick up their personal belongings. Exact times and event details will be sent in a separate communication.
We'll be going live on Facebook at noon today for our Connections Drawing.
We'll go live today at noon for our Connections Drawing. Hope you're able to join!
Connection is key. Let's reconnect with the 'Rocket Way' over the course of the next few weeks. Please see the News section for the first behavior expectation of focus...Integrity. Have fun this week showing the Rocket Way!
We’ll go live on Facebook tomorrow at 10:00 am for our 2nd Connections Drawing. Hope you can tune in!
Due to the extended Stay Home Stay Safe Order we will not be holding curbside enrollment for Kindergarten Registration. Please visit https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/page/kindergarten-information--8 for online registration and contacts for questions.
We want to encourage and celebrate ongoing connections. Connect with your teacher each week and your name will go into a drawing for free stuff. This week, one winner from each grade level will be picked for a FREE pizza from Rocket Pizza. Please do your best to stay connected!
It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Please connect (remotely) with your teachers and show them how much they mean to you. Thank you, Central teachers and staff, for everything you do. We hope you have an amazing week!
Please visit the News section for important information regarding Kindergarten Round-Up. If you have friends, family members, co-workers, etc. wondering about the enrollment process, please direct them to our district website.
Have you lost income recently? Are you struggling to keep food on the table? Apply for school meals and you will automatically receive food benefits from DHHS! Go to https://www.lunchapp.com/ to apply.
Please see the News section for important information regarding R-P Community WiFi Access.
Please visit the News section for important information regarding our Continued Learning Plan.
If you are interested in ideas around social and emotional support for your kiddos during this unique time, please see communication from our School Social Worker under the News section. Stay well!
Please take 5 minutes to view, with your child, the slide show Central teachers created with love by following the link under the News section. We miss you. R-P Strong!
Many have inquired about retrieving items from lockers that didn't make it home prior to the shutdown. At this time, we must keep the building closed. As soon as the Governor relaxes the "stay home" order, we'll structure a safe plan for locker clean-out/item retrieval.
Teachers have put together a Spirit Week to make this week of the shutdown a little extra fun and special. Please see details under the News section. Share your photos throughout the week! Enjoy!
Please see recently added information regarding ideas for exercise and nutrition under the News section of Central's site. Stay healthy and well!
A link to an updated resource page for shutdown engagement opportunities has been added to the News section. Resources have been organized by grade level and content area. Happy at home learning!
An updated list of resources supporting At Home Learning opportunities has been added to the News section of Central's site.
An email was sent to families yesterday introducing a few quality resources for exploring and supporting learning at home. This has been added to the News section of Central's site. Teachers may be sending additional ideas/challenges in the upcoming days for you to choose from.
Central Family Read In is this Thursday, March 5th. Come join us in the library from 6:00-7:00 pm to kick off March Reading Month. Dress in pj’s and bring your own reading material. Hope to see you there!
Save the date for our upcoming Central Elementary Family Skating Party: Central Elementary Family Skating Party at Jumpin' Jupiter Sunday, January 26th from 11am-1pm.
Please take a moment to complete the Family School Climate Survey. A link to the survey can be found under the news section of Central’s site. Thank you for helping us improve R-P!
Bond - For information on the community forums follow the link - https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/browse/93905
Please check out the Lost and Found when you attend conferences tonight or tomorrow. It is located at Entrance #2 in bins, on a table, and on a hanging rack near kindergarten rooms.
We are still in need of additional volunteers for Santa’s Workshop. Please visit the news section of Central’s page for more information and a direct link to the volunteer schedule.
Reminder: Central Elementary Family Skate Night is this evening at Jumpin’ Jupiter from 5:00-7:00 pm. We hope to see you there for the fun!
Community Forum TIME CHANGE - October 23 at 8PM in the RPI Cafeteria. Give your input on potential bond proposal.
Reeths-Puffer Schools is in need of Guest Teachers and Guest Paraprofessionals. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Guest Teacher or Guest Paraprofessional, please contact Rob Renes at email@example.com.
2019 Boys Youth Basketball League Signup Deadline is October 26, 2019. Follow the link for details. https://bit.ly/2mV5otM
We are currently experiencing partial power outages at Central. Office phones are down. We have a plan in place for lunch. Most importantly, the kids are all safe and in their classrooms learning.
Construction Update: The resurfacing of Giles in front of Central will take place tomorrow and Friday, with one way traffic likely. Please allow yourself extra time and drive with caution to ensure safety.
Please note this Friday, September 20th, is this year’s first Early Release. Dismissal is 12:00 pm.
Elementary Spanish Teachers Needed - If you are certified and interested in one of these positions or know someone who is, click on the following link http://bit.ly/2m86b9W
Daily Schedule Start of School Day: 8:40 am Dismissal: 3:45 pm Half Day Schedule Start of School Day: 8:40 am Dismissal: 12:00 pm Central Elementary School 1807 W Giles Road Muskegon, MI 49445 Phone: (231) 744-1693 Fax: (231) 744-0507 Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm