TALON TALK

January 23, 2022

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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

#WEarereynolds

Hello Eagle Nation!


Last week was an action-packed 4-day week! College Week was a success and it was great to see so many of our students sporting their favorite college attire!


January is School Board Appreciation Month

Reynolds MS echoes Dr. Ferguson's sentiments regarding our school board. We want to recognize the group of individuals whose commitment, sacrifice, and dedication to every student and staff member blazes the path for the excellence that happens every day in Prosper ISD.

Despite having families and careers of their own, we have a school board that actively participates in our activities throughout the district volunteering their time, energy, and focus to help provide opportunities for our students and staff to achieve their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.


Special thanks to our Amazing School Board:

  • President - Jim Bridges
  • Vice President - Bill Beavers
  • Secretary - Debra Smith
  • Board Member - Jana Thomson
  • Board Member - Dena Dixon
  • Board Member - Kelly Cavender
  • Board Member - Drew Wilborn



As a reminder, please complete the PISD COVID-19 Questionaire if your child is symptomatic. This will alert Nurse Manaska, and she will reach out to you as soon as possible.


Prosper ISD COVID-19 protocols can be found HERE.


Reynolds Attendance Procedures can be found HERE.


We look forward to a great week!


As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns you might have.


Go Eagles!



Justin Goldsmith, Principal

#WEareReynolds

January Star Polisher

Congratulations to Mrs. Tina Parr, Reynolds Band Director, for being nominated as our January Star Polisher. Mrs. Parr loves band, loves music, and most importantly, she loves her students! She has created an environment that is much like a family for our students, and they thrive in school because the culture she has helped create.


Thank you Prosper Education Foundation for honoring and celebrating our teachers!

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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 Dates

  • January - School Board Appreciation Month
  • January 27 - Reynolds Spirit Night at Pie Five Pizza, 3-9pm
  • February - Black History Month
  • February 1 - Mandatory Cheerleading Tryouts Meeting (see flyer below)
  • February 4 - Go Red Challenge
  • February 7-11 - Hope Week
  • February 16 - 8th Grade Field Test for Science

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.

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PISD Campus Tours

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Interested in Becoming an Educator?

For anyone interested in learning about becoming a teacher or coach, we will host an informational session on Tuesday, January 25th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rock Hill High School. A representative from iTeachTX will be there to provide information about the program, and we will have representatives from Human Resources, Athletics, and Career & Technology Education (CTE) to answer your questions.


This presentation is open to anyone interested in becoming an educator. You don't have to be a PISD employee to attend, so feel free to give this information to anyone you feel might be interested.

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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/

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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:

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.

Reynolds MS Sports Tickets

All PISD Home Game tickets will be sold online through Ticket Spicket and Cash or Credit Card Sales at the Door

RMS Counselors' Corner

Here you can find information on what your RMS counselors will be up to throughout the year. We will include upcoming guidance lessons, resources and events on this page as well.

Be Kind Shirts

Our Hope Squads will continue to sell "Be Kind" yellow T-Shirts as a symbol to simply be kind to one another, which is why you often see "yellow" shirts scattered throughout our district on Wednesdays each week. This stems from supporting our cause of suicide awareness and prevention.



We will continue to light up the new Children's Health Stadium every Wednesday evening as a simple reminder for our community to show kindness and compassion to one another. If you find yourself driving around Prosper on Wednesday evenings, drive by the stadium to enjoy PISD's symbol for kindness.


To purchase a “Be Kind” t-shirt please click on the campus link below. Shirts and hoodies will be delivered to the campus monthly and will be sent home with your student.

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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.

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. Blackwood (tmblackwood@prosper-isd.net)

7th Grade- Mrs. Viveros (trviveros@prosper-isd.net)

8th Grade- Mrs. Alvarado (aralvarado@prosper-isd.net)


Administrators

6th Grade- Mrs. Crosbie (accrosbie@prosper-isd.net)

7th Grade- Ms. Mullins (jmmullins@prosper-isd.net)

8th Grade- Mr. Jinkens (akjinkens@prosper-isd.net)

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