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
Don't forget that meal pickup is today and Thursday from 12-1pm on Stadium Drive! Just pull up to the cafeteria and we will take it from there! Stay Safe Rockets!
Parents, Share this video with your students, or have them check their email from me. Have a great day Rockets! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7jlnlwjk3g&t=209s Mr. P
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.
Don’t forget that tomorrow is a half day! School ends at 10:55am!
Don’t forget that we have a half day tomorrow! School is done at 10:55am!
School Start and End Times: Regular Days 7:45-1:05 (doors open at 7:35) Half Days 7:45-10:55 (doors open at 7:35) -- No lunch served
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**
RPI suggested supply lists: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JlP4pVU6epSNflfQswE5PKEvwpZ9ATsy4ULpxfiGEEo/edit?usp=sharing
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
RPI Families, here is an FAQ as relates to our current planning and thinking as it relates to the start of 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 .
RP Youth Football/Cheer Registration: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/761276/RPYFC_Flyer_2020.pdf
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
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.
Check out this new website put together by our awesome counselor, Kelley Peel. She has created this website to continue her work with our students on mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. Mrs.Peel will be adding free materials and videos each week to get kids outside and being mindful. #RPIShines #luckytohaveMrsPeel🚀💚 http://kelleypeel.com