Redbud's Principal's Newsletter

March 3, 2022

Redbud Elementary

Principal: Evan Dargen

Assistant Principal: Kim Carey

Counselor: Megan Price

Counselor: Jenni Hess

School Psychologist: Stephanie Sanders

Financial and Principal's Secretary: Sherry Rankin

Registrar and Attendance Secretary: Jennifer Williams

Nurse: Valerie Johnson

Redbud's School Mission

Redbud Elementary, “ A community rooted in learning where all children grow."

Redbud's School Creed

I am a proud Redbud Roadrunner!

I am safe.

I am kind.

I am loved.

I will start each day as a new beginning because today matters.

I accept the challenge to learn something new, and I have the power to choose what I become.

I am brave.

I am bright.

I belong.

I am a Redbud Roadrunner.

A seed today... a tree tomorrow.

Save the Dates

  • March 9: PTO Luncheon
  • March 10- PTO Board Meeting @ 6:00
  • March 11: Color Run
  • March 14-18: Spring Break
  • March 22: Chick Fil A Night
  • March 24: PTO Meeting @ 6:00
  • April 1: Popcorn/Spirit Day
  • April 14: PTO Board Meeting @ 9:30
  • April 15: April Day- No School
  • April 20-May 17: OSTP Testing Window
  • April 21: PTO Meeting @ 9:30
  • May 3: PTO Board Meeting @ 6:00
  • May 12: 5th Grade Music program @ 6:00 PM
  • May 19: 5th Grade Party @ 1:30
  • May 19: PTO Meeting @ 6:00

School Information

SCHOOL HOURS - 9:20 am - 3:55 pm

Office hours are held from 8:50-4:25

Front doors open at 8:50 for drop-off. Teachers provide supervision beginning at 8:50 am. Students are NOT to arrive before 8:50, and please do not leave students waiting outside before this time. Roadrunners will go directly to their classrooms. Students are allowed to eat the free breakfast in the cafeteria if their parents wish. Students should arrive at the cafeteria BEFORE 9:10 in order to have time to eat and not to be late to class. The tardy bell rings at 9:20.


First Bell 9:15 and Tardy Bell 9:20 (students should be in seats by this time)

Dismissal Bell 3:55

District Pre-K Times (late start schools)

Extended day Pre-K 9:20-3:25

Pre-K pickup will be in the bus loop located behind the school. You will enter from Douglas between 3:25-3:35.

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Thank you so much for your Kindness Week Donations

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Staff- Hero of the Week

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Parent Portal Access

Parent Portal is a website that allows parents to access information about the student, such as current grades, attendance, print report card, & contact info.

EPS Transportation

This link has bus routes information and bus FAQs. These routes will be updated with different times.

In Touch Online- To pay school fees online

Pay student activity fees, make donations and pay fines or fees online. In addition, you can view your student’s open fees and fines online in real time and view your student’s payment (receipts) ledger as well.

EPS Medication Forms

Documents, policies, authorization forms, & important information can be found here. If your child gets a new medication that needs to be given at school, that form is here. You can have your doctor fill it out while you are at their office.

2021-2022 EPS District Calendar Link

Start and End Dates, Holidays and Breaks

EPS Facebook Page

The district’s social media accounts are managed and updated frequently with emergency information, general information, events and achievements.

Link to sign up to have menu emailed to you

Sign up to have your student's menu(s)* emailed to you each month along with a monthly SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter

Redbud PTO Facebook Page

Our PTO has a great Facebook page with upcoming school events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Check it out!

EPS Custom Messenger App

We will send important information to your phone, as a push, related to school dismissal changes, severe weather precautions, activities, events, and reminders.