Reynolds Family Weekly Newsletter

June 5, 2022

Hello Reynolds Families,

As we feel the sunshine of June we know the summer months have arrived and the final week of our school year.

On Monday we will recognize our kindergarteners and on Wednesday we will have 5th grade promotion.

We expect large crowds in the morning for both events so do plan appropriately.

Report cards will be sent via US mail and will be posted on Aeries.

We will wish all you a wonderful, fun filled summer vacation.

Mrs. Liliana Gordon-Gonzalez, Principal

Mrs. Berlinda Akao, Assistant Principal

Wednesday and Thursday are Minimum Days All Students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm

Student Devices

  • Students returning to Reynolds or another Oceanside Unified School District School will be keeping their devices.
  • If you are moving and/or your student is attending a school that is not part of Oceanside Unified School District, please inform the teacher and stop by our office by this Thursday, June 9 to return your child's school issued device.

PTO News

Congratulations to the 5th graders on their promotion to middle school! We are proud of you and all your hard work. Thank you, families, for your support during this very different school year. The PTO is already working on plans for next school year, so be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers and events in the fall. We are looking forward to next year and wish everyone a fun, safe summer break!

ASAP (After School Achievement Program)

Greetings Parents,

Are interested in the after school program for the school year 2022 - 2023? If so, please fill out the following interest form:

If you have any questions please contact ASAP at 760-916-5472.

Wishing our Dedicated Educators a Wonderful Retirement

2022- 2023 Bell Schedule for Reynolds Elementary and District Calendar

Here is the new LATE START schedule for Reynolds:

  • Grades 1-5:

    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:55 AM-3:35 PM
    • Wednesdays and other scheduled Minimum Days: 8:55 AM-1:05 PM

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:55 AM- 2:50 PM
    • Wednesdays and other scheduled Minimum Days: 8:55 AM-1:05 PM
  • Link to District School Year Calendar

Important Dates

6/6 Kinder Moving On Program

6/8 Fifth Grade Promotion 9:00-10:30 am

6/9 Last Day of School Minimum Day


Mr. Miguel- Day Custodian

Hello, My name is Miguel Sainz, or Mr.Miguel to the students. I am the lead custodian here at Reynolds. I have been working in the district for 9 years and have been at Reynolds for 7 of those years. I have been living in Oceanside all of my life. On my free time I enjoy collecting vintage video games and action figures. My main goal as lead custodian is to keep a clean environment for the students and staff. Ensuring that all teachers/staff have what is needed.

Mrs. Akao- Assistant Principal

Hello, my name is Berlinda Akao, and this is my first year of being an assistant principal at Reynolds Elementary. Before becoming an assistant principal, I spent 20 years in the classroom at Oceanside Unified teaching various grade levels: kindergarten, first, fifth, and sixth through eighth grade. Thereafter, I spent four years as a Teacher on Special Assignment.

I’m a California native and I was born at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and raised in a bilingual household. I attended Mission Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, and Oceanside High School. After high school, I attended Cal State San Marcos, receiving a Master in Education with a Reading Specialists Credential and a Master of Administration.

My passion is the love of learning, teaching, reading, coaching, and building peer relationships. My favorite pass time is cooking, eating, and gardening.

One fun fact about me is that I spend my spare time skydiving.

Mrs. Gonzalez-- Principal

Hello my name is Liliana Gordon-Gonzalez and I am privileged to be the principal at Reynolds. I have worked for Oceanside Unified for 30+ years in various positions and schools. This has allowed me to work alongside and learn from talented, dedicated educators. My philosophy is that all students should have equal and equitable access to a quality education. I am a firm believer that all children can learn and that my responsibility is to make sure this mission is accomplished.

Away from campus I enjoy socializing with family and friends. I appreciate being able to travel and explore our beautiful country and world.


Our top priority is the health and safety of students and staff.
  • Please monitor your student for COVID-19 symptoms daily prior to bringing/sending them to school.
  • Please see the guidelines on what to do if your child is sick.

Please refer to our district webpage

  • Information on symptoms of Covid
  • Testing sites and times

TK and Kinder Dismissal

THANK YOU Parents for working with our staff to make dismissal safer for everyone.

For the safety of students, staff and parents

  • Please be patient while teacher(s) walk your student(s) to your vehicle when you pull up.

First-Fifth Grade Dismissal

In order to facilitate TK/Kinder car pick up, we are asking that you do not start lining up your cars before 2:25 pm. We need to have the curb pick up clear for TK/Kinder parents to drive through and pick up their child.

Frequently Asked Questions about devices

Ms. McNamara, our librarian tech has developed FAQ resource regarding our school devices.

This document will be continuously updated with new questions/information.

FAQ document

Car Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival Reminders ALL Grades:

  • Please drive up all the way up to drop off your student
  • Please stay in your car as you drop off your student
  • All parents stay in car lane to drop off your student and DO NOT cut off other cars in line or double park to get out and walk your child

Dismissal Reminders :

  • Please drive up all the way up as staff will escort your student toward your car
  • Please do not double park and ask your student to cross in between cars
  • Please keep the line moving; your child will walk to your car

Back gate is open during arrival and dismissal.

Thank you for your continued patience during arrival and dismissal for the safety of our students.

School Reminders

  • As per OUSD Wellness Policy, please refrain from sending non-nutritional value foods such as; candy, hot spicy chips, etc. from home.
  • Our gates will open at 7:45 am and the bell rings at 8:15 am
  • Only students will be allowed to enter the school gates.
  • All students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch.
  • Please send a reusable water bottle with your child.
  • Wednesdays are minimum days. Students in TK/K- 5th grades are dismissed at 12:25 pm.