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Our Mission: REACH every student, every day.

We know our impact as educators reaches beyond academic content so we are committed to:

COLLABORATION

COMMUNICATION

CONNECTING WITH KIDS AND FAMILIES

CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER

& CULTIVATING LEADERS

Hope Week 2023!

Hello Eagle Nation!


This week marks Hope Week 2023!


Our Hope Squad has several activities to help support and strengthen our staff and students at Reynolds MS. We will help celebrate this week with dress-up days:


Monday- You are NOT Alone: Matching Monday- Dress like as many people as possible

Tuesday- Team Up Together: Jersey Day

Wednesday- Shade Out the Negativity: Wear sunglasses, a hat, and neon

Thursday- Live your Best Life: BBQ Dads vs. Soccer Moms

Friday- Get Comfortable Talking About Mental Health: Pajama Day

(school appropriate attire is expected all week)


Also, there are several upcoming events, so please take a look at these below.


We aim to have a great week at RMS!


Go Eagles!


Justin Goldsmith, Principal

Stay Informed!

  • Our weekly newsletter, TALON TALK, will be sent out every Sunday afternoon.
  • The Reynolds MS website and calendar showcases a year at a glance on the events throughout the year.
  • Facebook - @ReyoldsMS
  • Twitter - @PISDReynolds

Upcoming Events

  • January - High School Course Selection is open in Skyward. Closes Feb. 3rd

  • Monday, 1/30 - 2/3 - Hope Week Activities and Dress Up Days (see flyer below)

  • Monday, 1/30 - PHS Counselors on Campus - 8th Grade Course Selections

  • Thursday, 2/2 - PHS Counselors @ RMS for Coffee with the Counselors, 8:45am in library

  • Thursday, 2/2 - PHS Cheer Parent Meeting (see flyer below)

  • Monday, 2/6 - Middle School Course Selection opens in Skyward. Closes Feb. 17th @ 4pm

  • Monday, 2/6 - Course Selection Parent Meeting (more info below)

  • Saturday, 2/11 - PISD Job Fair at PHS

  • Tuesday, 2/21 - Reynolds MS Cheer Parent Meeting (see flyer below)

Hope Week 2023

Hope Squad students will share lessons with students during Eagle Time this week.


6th grade lessons will focus on building self-care and empathy.

7th grade lessons will focus on building resilience and overcoming adversity.

8th grade lessons will focus on building an asset-based mindset.

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Attention 6th and 7th Grade Parents - MS Course Selection

Course Selection Dates:


  • Course selection opens for parents and students in Skyward - February 6 at 8:00 am

  • Course selection closes for parents and students in Skyward - February 21 at 11:59 pm

  • Parent Meeting at Reynolds Middle School - February 6:

    • 6:00-6:45 pm - Incoming 6th Grade

    • 7:15- 8:00 pm - Incoming 7th and 8th Grade

  • Expo Website - Information on classes, activities, and programs will be available online by Virtual Expo on February 1 (Expo Website is on Reynolds website not Light Farms)

PISD Job Fair

There is no better place to work than Prosper ISD!! The district is excited to host a teacher job fair on Saturday, February 11. We need your help to spread the word about the job fair. We are looking for enthusiastic educators to work with our students! Please share this flyer with your friends and ask them to sign up for the job fair and join the Prosper ISD family!



Date: Saturday, February 11th

Time: 9-11am

Location: Prosper High School

301 Eagle Drive

Prosper, TX 7078
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Family Resource Center

Please check out our PISD Family Resource Center newsletter:

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Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season has officially arrived in North Texas!


When to keep your child home:

  • Flu or COVID-like symptoms. Check the COVID-19 screening questionnaire for symptoms.

  • When your child has a fever. The Texas Department of State Health Services considers a temperature of 100.0 ºF (37.8 ºC) or higher to be a fever. In the absence of other symptoms or medical diagnosis, students with a fever are excluded from school until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours, without fever-reducing medication.

  • When your child has vomiting or diarrhea. Students should be excluded from school until free of vomiting and diarrhea for at least 24 hours, without medication.


How I can help my child recover:

  • Encourage lots of rest and drinking clear fluids.

  • Contact your healthcare provider for additional care as needed.


What to do when your child is absent:

  • Submit the absence through Skyward

  • Notify the campus nurse by completing the COVID-19 screening questionnaire as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This helps our school keep a closer eye on the amount of student illness!

PLEASE NOTE

There are two car lines for arrival and dismissal. One in the library loop (north side) and one in the cafe loop (south side). Please use Church Street to utilize the cafe loop.


NOTE: All traffic on the east side of the campus (stadium/MPF parking lot) is restricted from 7:30am-8:15am, and then again from 3:25pm-4pm.


This is for the safety of our bus riders and athletes.


Thank you in advance for adhering to this request, and for keeping our students safe.

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  • we will disrupt class time as little as possible, so please limit deliveries during the day (Starbucks, flowers, balloons, etc.)
  • students are not allowed to order outside food, nor will we deliver outside food to classrooms/cafeteria (i.e. DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc)
  • sharing food is not allowed in the cafeteria (e.g. birthday cake, pizza, etc.)

Events at Reynolds MS

We welcome and encourage all of our students to attend extracurricular events at RMS! That being said, the expectation is for them to stay at the event. If they leave the premises (go outside) they will be expected to pay to get back in or not let back into the event.


This is for the safety and security of Eagle Nation.

Reynolds MS Phone App

Our very own Mrs. Church has created a RMS "app" for your phone!


Follow the link below on your phone and then "Add to Home Screen" or "Add Bookmark":


http://bit.ly/reynoldsbookmark

Reynolds PTO

Please visit our PTO website and join today! REYNOLDS PTO


Follow Reynolds PTO on

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Reynolds-MS-PTO-Prosper-TX-228912913817659/

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/reynoldsptoprosper/

Reynolds MS Athletic Booster

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How Do I Volunteer?

PISD requires each parent volunteer to complete a criminal background check form. In order for parents/guardians to attend field trips, volunteer at school, etc. this form must be completed at the beginning of each school year. The form can be found and completed on the Prosper ISD website here.

Cell Phones

Please note:

The use of cell phones during the school day (8:15-3:30) is NOT permitted. Cell phones should be put away unless directed by the teacher for educational purposes. This includes in hallways and at lunch. Please help us support our students in limiting the use of phones during the school day.

Chromebooks and Chargers

If a student loses his/her charger or the device needs repairs the parent/guardian can go to MySchoolBucks, select the Technology item, pay, send the receipt to their child so the child can show it to the tech, and the campus tech can provide a new charger or repairs.


Here are the direct links to items:

Payment for Lunch

Parents may pay for school lunches online by accessing the myschoolbucks.com tab located on the Prosper ISD website. During online registration, parents who wish to apply for meal benefits may print the application form there. Applications for meal benefits may be returned to the campus office or brought to the PISD Administration Building located at 605 E. 7th Street.

Reynolds Administration and Counseling Team

Counselors

6th Grade- Mrs. Alvarado (aralvarado@prosper-isd.net)

7th Grade- Mrs. Scottow (kbscottow@prosper-isd.net)

8th Grade- Mrs. Viveros (trviveros@prosper-isd.net)


Administrators

6th Grade- Mr. Jinkens (akjinkens@prosper-isd.net)

7th Grade- Mrs. Crosbie (accrosbie@prosper-isd.net)

8th Grade- Ms. Mullins (jmmullins@prosper-isd.net)

Principal- Mr. Goldsmith (jdgoldsmith@prosper-isd.net)

Inclement Weather

When inclement weather is a possibility, Prosper ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. These primary factors include:


  • The health, safety, and welfare of students and staff; and the safe transport of students and staff to school.

  • Teenage drivers on the roads and their safety


Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made


When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:


  1. District officials evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.

  2. The Superintendent consults with Prosper ISD transportation staff and district safety and security personnel.

  3. After taking into account all the information that is received from external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.


The Communication Process – What Happens Next


When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using Blackboard Connected through email, phone, and text notification alerts and the Prosper ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible.

Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal will also be communicated through the following media, including but not limited to:


  • Prosper ISD Twitter: @ProsperISD

  • Prosper ISD Facebook

  • Prosper Instagram: @prosper_isd

  • Local television stations

  • Local radio stations

Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor local media, the Prosper ISD website, and email before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop. An important rule of thumb to note is, if there is no announcement from Prosper ISD, then classes will be held on a normal schedule.