May 9, 2021
From the Principal
I would like to say thank you to the Raymond Park Parent, Teacher and Student Association (PTSA) for the daily acts of appreciation provided to the Raymond Park Staff for Teacher Appreciation last week. I am also grateful to of our parents who reached out to teachers and administration with well wishes and appreciation last week as well. The Raymond Park staff is a special group who have helped our students navigate a year of difficult circumstances. I could not be any prouder of RP's commitment to our kiddos, and it is good to see when many among the Warren Community feels the same!
Virtual Student ILEARN testing finishes this week:
5th Grade Virtual Student Test Schedule: completed on April 28, 29 and 30.
6th Grade Virtual Student Test Schedule: completed on May 3, 4 and 5.
7th Grade Virtual Student Test Schedule:
May 10 9:00am to between 1:30pm and 2:45pm (math focus)
May 11 9:00am to between 2:00pm and 4:30pm (ELA focus)
8th Grade Virtual Student Test Schedule:
May 12 9:00am to between 1:15pm and 2:30pm (math focus)
May 13 9:00am to between 1:15pm and 3:15pm (ELA focus)
The plan for the 21-22 school year is to engage students in daily, live instruction (no more black/gold days are planned for next year). In addition to students being in-person 5 days a week for next school year, families can apply for K-8 Virtual or 9-12 Online. Applications for the 21-22 school year are now available at the links below. Please note there will be a limited capacity for the amount of students that will be enrolled in each program.
If you have questions, you may contact one of the following administrators:
- K-4 VIRTUAL Programing - Mr. Greg Butler (317-532-3950)
- 5-8 VIRTUAL Programing - Mrs. Carey Storm, Creston (317-532-6800), Dr. John Kleine, Raymond Park (317-532-8900), Mr. Jason Smith, Stonybrook (317-532-8800)
- 9-12 ONLINE Programing - Mrs. Masimba Taylor (317-532-2996)
Raymond Park is already thinking about the master schedule for the 21-22 school year. All students will take core classes that include language arts, math, science and social studies. Related arts is an area where students may have some choice in their classes depending on their grade level:
5th grade - no choice in related arts. All students will take a rotation of art, music, physical education and STEM (technology).
6th grade - choice of performance music class, or rotation of art, music, physical education and STEM (technology). 6th grade related arts information may be found here.
7th and 8th grade - choice of performance music, art, Project Lead the Way, Spanish and physical education. 7th and 8th grade related arts information may be found here.
Continuing this week, grade level counselors will be communicating specific instructions to students regarding the scheduling process. The process includes next year's 6-8th grade students having the opportunity to request their preferred related arts classes. Please reach out to your student's grade level counselor with questions regarding class information.
Proud to be a Ranger
John Kleine, EdD
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 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.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
Marion County Health Department will be at Raymond Park for hearing and vision screenings next week and the following week 5/3/21-5/14/21. All 5th, 6th and 8th graders will be screened for vision and all 7th and 8th graders will be screened for hearing. In addition, any student who is new to Warren Township this year will be screened for both vision and hearing. If you do not wish to have your student screened for any reason or if you have any questions please contact the nurses office at Raymond Park at (317) 532-8912. Thank you, Nurse Lisa.
2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program
MSD of Warren Township will continue to offer a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment in the 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program is limited to a select number of students, and an application is required. Families who wish to participate are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To learn more about our 2021-2022 K-8 Virtual / 9-12 Online Learning Program and how to apply, click here.
2021 At-Home Summer Learning Parent/Caregiver Guide
At-Home Summer Learning resources, which are familiar to your student, are now available to encourage students to engage in learning activities to enhance their skills for next school year, all summer long!
May I see your ID please? Every person, every time, for the safety of all.
May I see your ID please?
Every person, every time, for the safety of all.
Please see the Raptor visitor management FAQ"S below for more information.
Summer School K-8
Spots are filling quickly! Grades K-5 are full and closed for enrollment. Grades 6-8 still have limited spots available!
Did you know that students may already register/enroll for school next year?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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