Family Newsletter January 29, 2021

Dear StepUP Families,

Not long after our newsletter went out last week, the timeline changed for our students' return to in person learning full-time and/or hybrid. If you have not yet had a chance to read that update, please click on the link below this letter for the update.

Please continue to reach out if you have any questions as we navigate these changes and updates together, we appreciate your partnership and input to best serve our students.

Thank you,

Karen Mitchell


  • February 1st - No School- Curriculum Day

  • February 15th - No School - Presidents Day
  • February 22nd - all students return in hybrid format, also first day of second semester for Elementary students
  • March 1st -Elementary begins all students attend, Transition begins all students attend M, T, Th, F


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4-7 NEWS:

The 4-7 classroom is enjoying the time we still have together for LIPI on Tuesdays and Fridays. For Tuesday group this week, the students brainstormed their strengths and challenges to make a collective list, for the next section in our Self-Awareness packet. We also watched an instructional video on making microwave quesadillas, before testing our skills with our own ingredients. The students had fun making a new snack together, and laughing and learning from small mistakes. One student was shocked to find he’d accidentally left his plastic spoon in the quesadilla!

7UP News:

We are very excited to expand our LIPI pods for all of our LIPI students to come onto campus both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday's are more SEL focused. Thursdays are more Academic focused to help support our students moving forward into hybrid learning.

Thursday this week, we made Oreo Truffles with students. It was messy and delicious!!

How do I sign up for text updates from Redmond School District?

You can receive text alerts about upcoming school events, attendance notifications, inclement weather delays and emergency notifications. To opt in, text “Y” or “Yes” to the number 67587 using the mobile phone number on file at your student’s school. You can opt out of these messages at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop”


Tips from The Child Mind Institute

When a child is upset about failing, try not to brush off their concerns, even if the failure seems small to you. Instead, validate their feelings: “I see you’re really disappointed. I know you wanted to do better.”⁣⁣

⁣⁣Encourage kids to use their failures as learning experiences. What could helpful next steps look like? What can they do differently next time? ⁣⁣

⁣⁣Failure is part of life — and that’s okay! Make sure kids know that it’s normal for things to go wrong sometimes, and model healthy coping by telling them about times you had to move on after failure.⁣


Should I send my student to school? See the flowchart below. Let us know if you have any questions.

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