October 18, 2020
From the Principal
On behalf of the ranger Staff, we are looking forward to our Ranger students returning to in-person and virtual learning on Monday or Tuesday, October 19 and 20!
PANDEMIC NEWS. Covid-related metrics during the past few weeks indicate that RP must continue to emphasize the use of face coverings, frequent washing and sanitizing of hands, and maintenance of social distancing where possible. Patrons are asked to support our continued success by reinforcing these requirements, particularly the need to make sure face coverings cover both the mouth and nose in order to be effective. MSD Warren has revised the S.A.F.E Reopening Plan that includes updated attendance/exclusion information on page 9 and a revised copy of the new black/gold schedule on page 18 (also discussed below)
REVISED BLACK/GOLD SCHEDULE FOR 2ND 9-WEEKS. For 6th - 8th grade IN-PERSON Rangers and 7th and 8th grade VIRTUAL Rangers, the black/gold schedule has been adjusted for the second 9 weeks. In an effort to make the schedule more consistent, easier to follow and to improve teacher student contact time, Mondays and Wednesdays will be Black scheduled IN-PERSON days. Tuesday and Thursdays will be Gold scheduled IN-PERSON days. Fridays will alternate between Black and Gold schedules.
The following Fridays are BLACK scheduled, IN-PERSON days:
October 23rd, November 6th, November 20th, December 11th.
The following Fridays are GOLD scheduled, IN-PERSON days:
October 30th, November 13th, December 4th.
A copy of the revised schedule is linked here or may be found below. There are no changes to the schedule of days for 5th and 6th grade VIRTUAL Rangers. 5th grade IN-PERSON Rangers will continue to attend school every day.
ORIENTATION. RP is planning an orientation program for students that switched from virtual to in-person school for the second quarter and planning to return on Monday or Tuesday, 10/19 or 10/20. Returning Rangers should plan on reporting to the cafeteria upon arriving at RP where they will meet with grade level counselors and administrators. Students will learn about RP expectations, receive their schedule, and take a brief tour of the school before being escorted to class. Returning students are reminded to bring their charged Chromebooks in its carrying case.
IMMUNIZATION UPDATE. Indiana requires that students attending public schools be current with immunization records. The school nurse, counselors and administrators have attempted to notify families of those students for whom records show an incomplete record of immunization according to the Indiana State requirements. Students with incomplete immunization records should not return to in-person after fall break instruction until records are either updated or documentation of an immunization appointment. Parents and caregivers should send a picture or scan immunization proof or documentation of an appointment to Nurse Lisa Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT CONFERENCES are scheduled to occur this Thursday. Students will not be attending school, but are encouraged to be a part of the virtual conference with parents. RP is striving for 100% patron participation. Those that have not yet scheduled a conference should contact me directly at 317.532.8904. Please include your students name and grade level so that I may have the appropriate teacher reach out.
VIRTUAL MATERIALS PICK-UP for term 2 is schedule to occur this Thursday, 12-5pm. Parents should pull-up to entrance #1 for curbside service.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP. Every year, the third week of October is dedicated to teaching good digital citizenship in hopes that all students will become safe and smart when using technology. Due to the focus on parent conferences and time away from school this week, RP is moving our daily focus on digital citizenship to next week. In the meantime, patrons are encouraged to visit Warren's Digital Citizenship page to review associated resources.
Proud to be a Ranger,
RP Athletic Safety Guidelines
Spectators for all sports will be limited to immediate family members. 250 total spectators will be allowed admission into RPIMS events. Immediate family does include grandparents and step-parents.
Home Football and Volleyball: Tickets will go on sale on site 45 minutes before the start time of the event and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be $5 general admission, $3 for children ages 5 and up, and $13 for a family pass which includes two adults and three children.
Employees planning to attend games will be granted entrance for just the badge holder.
Away game/match ticketing and safety information will be determined by the opposing school. Ticketing and safety information for away games/matches will be provided to coaches for distribution as soon as it is available to ADs. Plan on masks being required.
Game Day at RPIMS
Face coverings are REQUIRED for all indoor events and recommended for outdoor events when social distancing does not occur.
Family units may sit together but must be using 6 feet of social distancing between another family unit.
Avoid congregating near concessions or bathrooms when applicable.
Fans are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes prior to start time.
Concessions will be provided utilizing guidelines from ISDH and MCPHD. Concessions will be prepackaged, and concessionaires will be required to wear face coverings and gloves at all times.
**Please note, all guidelines listed above follow the direction provided by the MCPHD, IHSAA, and NFHS**
A few 19.20 Yearbooks are still available!
School pictures for all in-person learners, grades 5-8 have been taken. There is a make-up date scheduled for in-person learners on Thursday, October 29. Virtual learners will have an opportunity for school pictures later this fall through the Moorhead Community and Resource Center. Picture orders should be made through the Inter-State Studio Picture Order Form.
2020-2021 RPI&MS Car rider procedures
Raymond Park PTSA
RP PTSA membership signups will be accepted ONLY through our online square website.
To join, please click on the PTA button below or go to raymond-park-ptsa.square.site and select the membership option that works for you.
Dr. John Kleine - Principal
Dr. Leondra Radford - 5th Grade Dean
Mrs. Adrienne Mathews - 5th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Jina Simmons - 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Andrew McAulay - 6th Grade Counselor
Ms. Amy Piskoty - 7th Grade Dean
Ms. Katie Piatt - 7th Grade Counselor
Mr. Bill Halpin -8th Grade Dean
Mrs. Irish Parish -8th Grade Counselor
Lisa Stewart - Nurse