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
over 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Free and Reduced Lunch Application 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.
over 1 year ago, Paul Klimsza
Looking for a Job? Be the difference in a student’s life and give back to the community. We’re looking for reading interventionists to help our kindergarten – 3rd graders thrive, and your time helps create a brighter future. Visit mieducationcorps.org for more information and apply to serve with Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps, or contact your principal for more information.
over 1 year ago, Paul Klimsza
Our Food Pantry is stocked and open. If you or a family you know is in need of assistance please contact Sherrie Foster at fosters@reeths-puffer.org or call 231-744-4777 x 2013. Arrangements will be made to meet your needs whether small or large. All health / safety precautions will be observed.
over 1 year ago, R-P EL
Food Pantry
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.
over 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Chace Willard, our Parent Outreach Specialist through HealthWest. For those of you who have not, please access the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IAzHytmqfeD16h0l8QCn575tGMvvqu9g/view
over 1 year ago, R-P EL
Be the difference in a student’s life and give back to the community. We’re looking for reading interventionists to help our kindergarten – 3rd graders thrive, and your time helps create a brighter future. Visit mieducationcorps.org for more information and apply to serve with Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps, or contact your principal for more information.
over 1 year ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Adding a presence for our Rocket Virtual students. It is nice to see their faces in our building. RV parents, please work at getting your pics sent in so we can fill our hallway with all RV students.
almost 2 years ago, R-P EL
RV students in our hallways
RV students in our halls
The Magic Pumpkin Patch brought R-PEL some fun outside and some math inside
almost 2 years ago, R-P EL
Fun with the Magic Pumpkins
Math with the Magic Pumpkins
The Magic Pumpkin Seeds Worked! Our students will all have a pumpkin to bring home.
almost 2 years ago, R-P EL
Wider, wider view of the Magic Pumpkin Patch
Wider view of the Magic Pumpkin Patch
magic pumpkin patch
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
Two Important Reminders For Tomorrow 1. It is a half day of school, elementary student's dismiss at 12:00. 2. Hat Day to support the Muskegon Humane Society, $1.00. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NlUUTPgyG7PNbIb9Xw3tkrZ1e3OfaGzHGduzXP8qGCM/edit?usp=sharing
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
Elementary Half Day Calendar - dismissal time for elementary students is 12:00 on half days. https://dochub.com/paulklimsza/DL7JlEGV1NGrdYxwrWe0oa/rpel-half-day-calendar-2020-2021-doc?dt=5zfUbhFhFQK9ykbqoWqj
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
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**
almost 2 years ago, Reeths-Puffer Schools
Good Evening RPEL Families, Our food service department has just announced a second free food pickup for anyone 18 years and under TOMORROW (Thursday 9/10) at the High School from 2pm-3pm. Please use the Giles Rd. entrance. We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity. Have a great day! Go Rockets!
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
RPEL Drop of and Pick up Video - TWO IMPORTANT UPDATES 1. ****If you have multiple children, you only need to drop and pick up in one location. You will drop/pick up all of your children where your youngest child is dropped off and picked up.**** 2. ****Bus riders will exit their busses and proceed into the building and to their classrooms. We will have adults outside helping with this process. https://www.loom.com/share/c86451fa92774956b6270a37058d54cc
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
almost 2 years ago, Paul Klimsza
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 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 school and home for technology related school work. https://ps-rp.muskegonisd.org/public/home.html
almost 2 years ago, R-P EL
A confirmation email was sent by Mr. Siembida if you registered for Rocket Virtual. If you registered for Rocket Virtual, please click the link below for information regarding an orientation meeting scheduled for September 3rd, at 5 pm. https://dochub.com/paulklimsza/7J4mQvgRvJNyGWgRj2pO5n/orientation-pdf
almost 2 years ago, R-P EL