April 4, 2021
From the Principal
I hope this newsletter finds you coming off of an enjoyable spring break! The Ranger staff looks forward to the return of our students on Monday, April 5 (black schedule and 5th grade in-person) or Tuesday, April 6 (gold schedule). The gold/black schedule for 6th through 8th grades will continue through the remaining eight weeks of school. The weekly schedule with alternating Fridays may be found further down in this newsletter.
ILEARN testing. Practice tests will be given the week of April 12 with the actual test beginning the week of April 19. In-person students will test over a series of consecutive instructional days during the morning and then engage in live instruction for the remainder of the day.
Virtual students will be taking the practice and actual tests at Raymond Park on targeted dates. ILEARN information for virtual students at each grade level was provided in an email to virtual families on March 25. General information for virtual students can also be found in this ILEARN 2021 3rd-8th Grade Fully Virtual Families document. Families of both in-person and virtual students that have questions are encouraged to contact their student's grade level counselor. Contact information is provided at the bottom of this newsletter.
Safety. Marion County and Raymond Park Covid numbers look good, but this is no time to let down our pandemic guard! RP will continue to follow the SAFE Reopening Plan for the remainder of the school year to better ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic. Students are reminded that face masks and social distancing are required. Frequent handwashing and sanitizing will also be scheduled into the daily schedule. All MSD of Warren Township staff and students should wear face masks unless an extenuating circumstance exists and a face shield is needed. School administrators may approve the use of a face shield in these cases.
Students should not attend school if they are close contacts to a positive Covid case, are awaiting results of a Covid test or exhibit two or more of the following: ● A fever of 100.0° F or greater ● Cough ● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing ● Sore throat ● Fatigue ● Chills ● Muscle or body aches ● Headache ● Congestion or runny nose ● Nausea or vomiting ● Diarrhea ● New loss of taste or smell.
MSD Warren Township would love to hear YOUR thoughts on how we’re doing with health and safety measures, communication, and family needs. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The completion window has been extended to April 12.
Incoming kindergarten students (age five before October 1) and their families are invited to attend Kindergarten Kick-off on Monday, April 19, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., happening at all nine of our elementary school locations. Take a school tour, meet our kindergarten team, and get all of your questions answered about kindergarten. Online Kindergarten Enrollment opens April 5.
There are 8 full weeks of school left in the 20-21 school year. RP students and staff have much left to learn and accomplish in those remaining 40 school days. Thank you, caregivers, for your ongoing support of our school model by making sure that students are attending school on live instruction days and supplementing their learning through on-time completion of application day assignments. Please reach out to teachers, counselors and administrators with questions or concerns.
Proud to be a Ranger,
Did you know that students may already register/enroll for school next year?
STEM+ Science Festival At Home - Sponsored by our PTSA
Our PTSA won a $1,000 grant from our National PTA and Bayer!!! The PTSA will be hosting a STEM+ Science At Home Experiment Event over Zoom with the first 100 participants to RSVP. They have chosen the Garden In A Glove, Tiny Catapult, and Lemon Battery experiments recommended by Bayer. Our event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th @ 7pm. Our PTSA will be preparing an individual science kit for each family that registers and delivering the kit to your front door a couple days before the event. Click Here to register! Registration ends THIS FRIDAY!
24 hour Attendance hot line 317-532-8900-press 1
Just a reminder that our attendance line remains active. Please call 317-532-8900 and press “1” for the attendance line any time your student will miss part or all of any virtual or live instruction school day for a doctors appointment, illness, funeral or any other reason.
Doctors notes can be brought to the school, emailed to Ms Thompson at email@example.com or faxed to 317-532-8999.
RP Athletic Safety Guidelines
Guidelines for Winter Events at Raymond Park (revised 11/16/20)
- Admission will be limited to parents and guardians only.
- Tickets will go on sale on site 45 minutes before the start time of the event.
- No admittance will be permitted after halftime of the 8th grade game.
- Tickets will be $5 per person, cash only.
- Face coverings are REQUIRED for all spectators.
- Face coverings are recommended for all coaches and players while on the bench.
- Locker rooms and hand sanitizer will be available.
- Storage totes will be available for players to keep their masks in while playing.
- Players must bring their own water bottles.
- Families may sit together but must use 6 feet of social distancing from other family units.
- Avoid congregating near concessions and bathrooms.
- Concessions will be provided utilizing guidelines from the ISDH and MCPHD.
**Please note, all guidelines listed above follow the direction provided by the MCPHD, IHSAA, and NFHS**
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