Preschool Round Update for 2020-2021 School Year: In person pre-school round-up will not happen this spring. However, we will be conducting pre-school round-up interviews over the phone and all needed documents can be mailed or delivered to us at a later date. To schedule an appointment, please call 893-1091 or 766-3443 and leave a message. Our offices are currently not staffed but a member of the early childhood staff will receive your message and call you back to schedule a time to meet via phone. Thank you!
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive: >Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals >A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50) Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. The FCC has announced that consumers can begin applying for and enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program on May 12, 2021. The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Link: https://getemergencybroadband.org/
Support our students and help them gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed. We’re looking for individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members this summer (June 14 - August 14) with Michigan Education Corps Summer Corps. Learn more and apply at https://bit.ly/MECsummer20.
2021 Bond Proposal: https://www.rp-bond.com/
Reeths-Puffer Schools Bond Proposal 2021 Video: https://vimeo.com/525026381
Free Preschool Flyer 2021-2022: https://5il.co/qbas
Meet our Parent Support Partner, Chace Willard! CHACE CAN HELP • Navigate resources for parents that have youth with complex needs • Connect with other parents with similar lived experience • Advocate alongside you when working with the school or a child-serving system
Reeths-Puffer Schools was awarded a Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The $125,000 annual grant, renewable for 5 years, will support the Straight Talk About Tough Stuff (STATS) Coalition focused on youth vaping tobacco and drug use prevention.
Free flu shots through Dec. 12 at Meijer!
Good morning Parents and Guardians, There was no “playbook” for how to “do school” in a pandemic. As such, we’ve researched, learned, implemented, adjusted, succeeded in some cases, and temporarily failed in other cases. One thing we haven’t done is stopped trying to do our best for our kids. One thing we’ve heard consistently from parents about our “virtual or remote” environment is “We want R-P teachers teaching our kids.” Well, while it won’t be easy, we have figured out how to make that happen, while still honoring every request for either F2F (face-to-face) or virtual. If you want to learn the specifics, at the end of this message is a 14 minute YouTube video where I explain what will likely be happening for the 2nd semester. The video was created for us to use as a springboard for preparing for 2nd semester. It is relevant to each of you and your students as you prepare for the 2nd semester, beginning on January 25, 2021. If you don’t want to watch the video, here is the “gist”: Whether you choose F2F or Virtual, it will be with a Reeths-Puffer teacher. There are multiple ways to accomplish this, and they are spelled out in the video. IF you fell in love with Edmentum first semester and would be devastated to not have it, we have a limited number of licenses for 2nd semester. You would just need to let your child’s building Principal know that. Because this is NEW information (R-P teachers teaching virtual), it is only fair to re-survey people to get their choice based upon this new information. Expect a survey to come out from your student’s building Principal this week. I’m asking that you consider your choice and we need 100% of parents to complete the survey. At the deadline of the most recent survey, only 79% of people had made a choice. We can’t make great decisions for kids and staff without accurate information. The survey will literally be one question; F2F or virtual for the 2nd semester. FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS- Please watch the video NEXT STEPS- 100% completion of 2nd semester survey Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/co8nul9LHeI Stay well, Rockets! Sincerely, Steve
Apply for meal benefits for your students at LunchApp.com. LunchApp.com will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially.
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**
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
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.
Class of 2020 Congratulatory Video: Muskegon Social Justice Commission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V241NjfLR70&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3d3HtV2C0jEd5o47aD6tto7soYDn3YpIzvX_Vt8HjdHqRieZ2EW2VKhd8
Looking for wifi? Use and search this statewide wifi hotspot map! http://cngis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d69accbb5ff422a82eccc2c9101b69d