Under the age of 27 and spent time in foster care after turning 14? You may be eligible for pandemic relief funds. Check out www.childwelfare.gov/youthpandemicsupport for more information!
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
Breakfast with the top ten from the class of ‘21.
The link for tonight's boys basketball games vs. Zeeland East is at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/zeeland-east-high-school-zeeland-mi?fbclid=IwAR3hXk8bwAdFNYyCsN-oAeQcfHEXXQka_Z-mkZ03E0TlRkbiLpavIlY8QJc
The boys varsity basketball game will be live streamed tonight on the high school Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/R-PHS-Rockets-112722693414771
The live stream for tonight's varsity game is on the high school Facebook page. the link is: https://www.facebook.com/R-PHS-Rockets-112722693414771
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
Happy New Year Rockets!!! Monday January 4th we are back on campus with Face to Face learning. We are so excited to have you all back on campus. We will see you at 7:55 AM sharp. Bring your mask, your energy, and your excitement to be back on campus. We cannot wait to see you all!!! 7:45 AM Doors Open 7:55-9:35 AM Block One 9:35-9:45 AM Passing Time 9:45-11:25 AM Block Two 11:25- 11:35 AM Passing Time 11:35- 1:15 PM Block Three 1:15 PM Grab and Go Lunch/ Dismissal GO ROCKETS
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! At the High School. Stop by from 5:30-7:30 to check out an awesome light show for a great cause. Donations to The Muskegon Rescue Mission.
Two truck loads of gifts dropped off at the Salvation Army today! Only to find a slew of Rocket Students volunteering of their time at the The Salvation Army. Boy is it great to be a Rocket!
Over 40 staff members from R-PHS, Byron Center, and Grandville met via Zoom today. To collaborate and offer tricks, tools, and suggestions to make blended learning the best experience possible for all Rockets. Thanks to both Byron Center and Grandville! Great things coming!
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.
Hello Rockets! With the second semester upon us, we are working to create appropriate schedules for student needs. To do this, it is imperative that families make a declaration for their perferred path to learning, face to face or virtual. All guardians listed in powerschool were emailed a form on December 8th, please complete this form or contact Mr. Sandee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Beckeman (email@example.com) with additional questions. Thanks and Goooooooo Rockets!
Free flu shots through Dec. 12 at Meijer!
Counselor's corner: Check out these resources including connecting with your counselor, securing a NHS peer tutor, scheduling conference times with your teachers, and much more. Go Rockets! https://5il.co/npw4
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
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