Reeths-Puffer Board Meeting 1/11/2021 at 5:30: https://zoom.us/j/98578327525?pwd=UmUrVXJxK09TbVdmN1czN3d4bWJSQT09
IMPORTANT! Please complete a school lunch application if your income has changed since you last filled one out or if you have not yet completed one this year. This information is super helpful for RP funding, but also necessary for foodservice to have if an additional round of P-EBT cards go out. Complete the form online at: https://lunchapp.com/ THANK YOU!
REMINDER! ALL students will continue to eat breakfast and lunch FREE until June 30, 2021!
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.
Reeths-Puffer Board Meeting 12/14/2020 at 5:30 PM: https://zoom.us/j/94666080235?pwd=OUJsVVRQK1ZDSG1mVER3Q0RndVFSUT09
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
Good afternoon Rockets, Every decision we have made to this point about COVID-19 has been based upon data that we have “in hand.” We have not utilized speculative or predictive data, because of our commitment to making decisions based on what we “know.” The Thanksgiving Holiday break has caused us to necessarily reconsider this approach. After numerous conversations and planning sessions with local public health experts, and considering the current COVID-19 state of our county, I have some information to share with you. All of the relevant information can be found in the letter below: Post Thanksgiving Remote Learning : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1018729/Post_Thanksgiving_Remote.pdf Thank you for your continued flexibility. Stay well, Rockets! Sincerely, Steve Steve Edwards, Superintendent
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.
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.
R-P Elementary moving to remote learning : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1009419/RPEL_remote.pdf
RP Board Meeting 11/16/2020 @ 5:30 PM: https://zoom.us/j/92738109383?pwd=YmlGNWtEMEtLQTJpVS83UExlTUtmUT09
R-P Intermediate moving to remote learning : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1006937/Intermediate_Remote__1_.pdf
Nov. 12, 2020 : Middle School and High School remote learning : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1005324/MS_and_HS_Remote.pdf
Reeths-Puffer HIGH SCHOOL Remote Learning Nov. 2nd - Nov. 6th
RP Board Meeting 10/19/2020 at 5:30 PM: https://zoom.us/j/99187540256?pwd=MDYzRlhxQmFMeUNKZ0JSVGNacG1VZz09
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**
Rocket Virtual Soft Start Schedule : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/901881/Rocket_Virtual_Soft_Start_Schedule.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) : https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/899816/FAQ_s_for_reopening.pdf
Please view these documents that provide more information for your families choice to attend Face-To-Face or Rocket Virtual this fall: https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/browse/161447
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
Food Pick up at High School 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches Same pick up process over the summer 9:00 to 11:00 Every Wednesday through August 26th
Board Meeting Date Changed to June 29, 2020: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/746341/6-15-20.pdf
Looking for wifi? Use and search this statewide wifi hotspot map! http://cngis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d69accbb5ff422a82eccc2c9101b69d
On June 1st, Hackley Community Care Muskegon and Oakridge Teen Health Centers will reopen for onsite and telehealth medical services for ages 5-21. Contact the Teen Health Center to schedule an appointment as walk-in appointments are unavailable at this time.
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.
School of Choice Applications are now open: https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/page/schools-of-choice--6
Social Distancing is more important than ever: https://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/DocumentCenter/View/9174/Profile-MuskCnty-Covid19-cases-
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.
The DISTRICT LEARNING TOOLKIT is an access point to many resources and services, both within and outside of the district. Visit reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/page/distance-learning-toolkit This page is "constantly under construction." Resources are added and updated almost every day, so check back often!
WiFi access has been set up at 3 sites to give our community another option for internet access. - Central Elementary: Giles Road parking lot. Use the pickup lane close to the curb for the best signal. - RP Intermediate: Getty Street parking lot. Parking spots closest to the building will yield best results. - Twin Lake Elementary: 5th Street parking lot. Pickup lane next to the curb will provide the best signal. Network: RPS Guest Password: rpwireless
How to get your $1,200 Stimulus Check! This includes individuals with low or no earnings who normally don't file taxes. Go to: poverty.umich.edu/stimulus-checks
If your student does not have a device for distance learning, you can request one from the district here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnIt_6h8EVgpfy40ohTN89K4fJeR-I1rR_IHQn31N2tbm7Kw/viewform?usp=sf_link
For everything related to Reeths-Puffer's commitment to a continuation of learning (This page will be constantly under construction): https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/page/distance-learning-toolkit
Navigating a temporary new normal: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/648137/Navigating_a_temporary_new_normal.pdf
4/2 COVID Countywide Letter: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/648420/4-2-20_COVID_Countywide_Final.pdf
Good Friday morning Rockets! Even though there are minimal updates, I did promise an update. Below is a 3 minute video update. https://youtu.be/ul8r8F0e_Ms Stay well! Sincerely, Steve Steve Edwards, Superintendent
Meal pickup times 9-11 AM on Wednesdays
US Census 2020 will be arriving soon. Your response is important! Federal funding for schools depends on the census. Complete yours today! For more information, visit www.mivoicecounts.org .
Closings and answers forthcoming: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/616133/Closings_and_answers_forthcoming.pdf
Coronavirus Information 3-12-2020: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/615105/Coronavirus_Info_3-12-2020.pdf
Reeths-Puffer Schools are closed today due to weather conditions.
Reeths-Puffer Schools has posted an Executive Administrative Assistant position. See posting here (https://5il.co/bzdr) apply online using the "jobs" link.
Bond - For information on the community forums follow the link - https://www.reeths-puffer.org/o/rps/browse/93905
Tied 0-0 at half! Go Rockets!
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.
Y SPLASH AT THE DOCK You couldn't make the event? Don't worry, you still have time to support water safety instruction for Muskegon area third grade students. Click the link below for a great donor story and be sure to click the GIVE button to sponsor a Muskegon County Third Grade student. https://muskegonymca.org/give/
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