Reynolds Family Weekly Newsletter

January 22, 2023

Message from Admin

Reynolds Families,

Our students are enjoying their daily leadership lessons with Astro Ashley from APEX and looking forward to Thursday's Fun Run. All parents are welcome to come on campus to watch and cheer for their student. Our side gate will open right before the schedule time of the grade level run. Our amazing PTO will provide water and a snack after their run. If your child has severe allergies we encourage you to send to send an appropriate snack. Here are the scheduled time of the grade level runs.

  • TK-1st @ 9:15-10
  • 2nd-3rd @ 10:10-10:50
  • 4th-5th @ 11:15-12

Please take some time to read the rest of this newsletter for more information on:

Apex Fun Run

Counselor's Corner

PTO News

OUSD Community Circles

Mrs. Liliana Gordon-Gonzalez, Principal

Mrs. Berlinda Akao, Assistant Principal

APEX School Fun Run

As of Friday, we are halfway through our Apex leadership habits! We learned all about habit #3 in our mission to discover the X-FACTOR, which is CARE! The Apex Team told us that to CARE means we’re willing to put in the effort to show everyone we’re serious about reaching our goals! In fact, it is cool to CARE! Throughout history great things have been made and done because someone cared enough to make it happen. Today, we challenge ourselves by chanting:


*Important note: Pledges must be entered online to count towards our class total, so please be sure to log them at Cash or checks can be accepted if brought in by WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25th

Challenge Winner: Coach Freeborn’s Class!

Coach Freeborn’s class has won our SHARE CHALLENGE! They get to wrap Astro Ashley in saran wrap AND pie her in the face!

Here is tonight’s challenge: JUMP Challenge

The class with the biggest JUMP in their class total by MONDAY will get to pie Astro Ashley aaand….. MR. TORRICO! EVERY class has the same chance at winning!

Log in to using your APEX VIP access code and send your website to as many family members and friends as you can!

HELP: I Lost my Access Code

No problem! If you have multiple students and at least one code for a student, you can log in with that first and then look up your other student(s) by clicking "Add Student." If you don't have any Access Codes OR only have one student at this school click here and give us some info! We'll be able to help you. Also, every teacher has a list of access codes at school so let your students know they can reach out to their coaches as well.

Post it on Facebook or Instagram and watch pledges come in to help support the school! Students have a week left to earn THANK YOU GIFTS and WIN CLASS CHALLENGES

✅ Save the Date The Apex Fun Run event will be held on Thursday, January 26th.

More info on how to make a pledge to support our school will go home on Tuesday!

English Flyer. and. Spanish Flyer

Counselor's Corner

Hello Reynolds Families,

This week we celebrate the Great Kindness Challenge. Monday, we start with a spirit week, and there will be various activities throughout the week to help encourage students to spread kindness on and off campus. And remember, we will have our jog-a-thon on Thursday the 27th. Attached you will find the GKC flyer. Have a great week!

Go Raccoons!

Great Kindness Challenge Flyer

January Counselor Newsletter

Oscar Torrico, M.A, P.P.S

School Counselor

Reynolds Elementary School


pronouns: he/him/his

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PTO News

This is the week! Our fun run is on Thursday, January 26th! This past week we had our kick off pep rally, leadership lessons and fun with Astro Ashley from APEX. Now it’s time to

celebrate everyone’s hard work!
1. Wear comfortable shoes.
2. Get a good night’s sleep.
3. Eat a healthy breakfast.
4. Stay hydrated. PTO will provide water and snacks post run.
5. Encourage your child to do their best.

Parents are welcome to come and cheer on their students. If you are volunteering at our event, be sure to check in at the front office first before heading to the field.

You still have time to enter pledges for your student. Go to and login with your child’s access code. Help us finish strong!

Are you on our mailing list? If not, click here to join!

Follow us on social media!

OUSD Community Listening CIrcles

The DEI team is inviting parents, guardians and caregivers to attend an upcoming series of Community Listening Circles. We will be holding four in the coming weeks, each designed for a specific community.

The goal of the listening circles is to involve and engage participants in discussions that lead to actions that improve the quality of the educational experience for students and families in OUSD.


Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Foster, Kinship, and Transitional Families*

Thursday, February 2, 2023

(* Kinship refers to students that are being raised by other family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles.

Families of LGBTQ Students

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

These meetings will be held from 5:00-6:30 pm at the MiraCosta Community Learning Center located at 1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside.

Military Families

Thursday, February 9, 2023

This meeting will be held from 5:00-6:30 pm at North Terrace School located at 141 Santa Rosa Drive, Oceanside.

For further questions or to RSVP, families can contact Myeshia Whigham at

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Important Dates

1/26 School Wide Fun Run Day

  • TK-1st @ 9:15-10
  • 2nd-3rd @ 10:10-10:50
  • 4th-5th @ 11:15-12
1/27 Student of the Month Assemblies

  • Tk-2nd @ 9:15 am
  • 3rd-5th @ 10 am

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Office Hours 8:25 am to 4:00 pm

Recurring Information

Ice Cream Sales changed to Wednesdays

Reynolds' cafeteria will sell ice cream on Wednesdays . Students can purchase an ice cream or a cookie for $1.00. The sales will now only be on Wednesdays. If you wish your child to purchase a treat please send them with only one dollar ($1.00).

Cold/Flu Reminder

Flu and/or RSV information

County Health Department

Cold and flu season is upon us. Health officials are warning there may be high levels of influenza compared to the past two years, when COVID-19 precautions helped keep flu infections low. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of a virus. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, and cough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips to prevent influenza:

  • Get vaccinated every year

  • Avoid close contact with sick people

  • Frequently wash hands with soap

  • Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

  • See more prevention tips from the CDC.

The influenza vaccine is available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies and is covered by medical insurance. People with no health care coverage can get vaccinated at one of the County’s six public health centers or a local community clinic. To find the nearest location, visit the County’s Flu Vaccine Locations page or call 2-1-1 San Diego. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year.

La temporada de resfriados y gripa (influenza) ya está aquí. Las autoridades de salud advierten de que puede haber niveles elevados de gripe en comparación con los dos últimos años, en los que las precauciones para COVID-19 ayudaron a mantener bajos los contagios de gripe. Les recordamos que por favor no envíen a sus hijos a la escuela si se sienten enfermos o tienen síntomas de un virus. Que su hijo enfermo se quede en casa será un gran beneficio para la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal.

La gripa es una enfermedad respiratoria contagiosa causada por los virus de la influenza. Puede causar una enfermedad de leve a grave. Algunas personas, como las personas mayores, los niños pequeños y las personas con ciertas condiciones de salud, tienen un alto riesgo de sufrir complicaciones graves por la gripa. Los síntomas de la gripa pueden variar, pero generalmente incluyen fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza, escalofríos, dolor de cuerpo, dolor de garganta y tos.

Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) ofrecen estos consejos como medidas preventivas contra la gripa:

  • Vacunarse anualmente

  • Evitar contacto cercano con personas enfermas

  • Lavarse las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón

  • Quedarse en casa si experimenta síntomas de gripa

  • Evitar tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca

  • Las personas con problemas de salud crónicos o que tienen síntomas severos deben ser evaluados por un profesional médico

  • Vea más consejos de los CDC [página web en inglés, más información en español en el sitio web de los CDC].

La vacuna contra la gripa está disponible en los consultorios médicos y en las farmacias principales y está cubierta por seguro médico. Las personas sin seguro médico pueden vacunarse en uno de los seis centros de salud pública del condado o en una clínica comunitaria local. Para encontrar la ubicación más cercana, visite la página de ubicaciones de la vacuna contra la gripa del condado [en español] o llame al 2-1-1. Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas mayores de 6 meses se vacunen cada año.

Oceanside Unified is Hiring

If you or someone you know is interested in working with students our district is hiring. Great opportunity for someone that is looking to work with students.
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Translate Newsletter

Directions to translate newsletter to various languages/Direcciones a traducir el boletín

  • Using a desktop computer click on the "Translate" button at the top of the newsletter
  • Select the language you want the newsletter translated
  • On a cell phone look for the icon and click to select language to translate

Direcciones a traducir el boletín
  • En una computadora busque el botón "Traducir" en la parte superior del boletín y haga clic en "Traducir"
  • Seleccione el idioma y el boletín se traducirá.
  • En un celular, busca el ícono en la parte inferior de tu pantalla, haz clic en él y selecciona el idioma a traducir.

Volunteer Guidelines

We welcome volunteers back on campus. If interested in volunteering in the classroom please contact teacher directly.
Volunteer Levels

2022- 2023 Bell Schedule and School Calendar

Please refer to OUSD calendar as there are 3 additional non-student days on Mondays throughout the school year: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, March 13.

  • 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


    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:55 AM- 2:50 PM
    • Wednesdays and other scheduled Minimum Days: 8:55 AM-1:05 PM

No Dogs on Campus

The OUSD Board of Education approved a District Policy that prohibits dogs on campus, for the safety and health of all our students and staff. Please do not bring your dog if you walk your student to school.

Non Student Days for Staff Professional Development Days

Our school calendar for 2022-2023 has three additional non-student days on Mondays throughout the year.

The last date that students will not attend school will be 3/13/23.

Please keep these dates in mind and make necessary arrangements.

Student Arrival and Dismissal

A huge thank you families for your patience during dismissal. We ask that you continue to follow our procedures to keep all students, families and staff safe.

We are asking you to be patient during arrival and dismissal due to excess traffic. We have set procedures for car drop off and pick up. No double parking will be allowed. This is for the safety of all students.

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

  • Opens for Arrival at 8:25 am for all students to come onto campus.
  • Opens for Dismissal at 3:35 pm for only 1st to 5th grade students.
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ASAP -- After School 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.

Care Solace

Oceanside Unified School District has partnered with Care Solace to support our community’s mental health.

If you or a family member is looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can quickly find treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of the circumstance.

Care Solace’s care navigation services are confidential and complimentary to Oceanside Unified School District’s students, staff, and their families. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365

Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.