Dolphin Weekly

5.29.2020

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We are proud of our 8th grade class! Congratulations! We look foward to celebrating with you on June 4th at 5 PM at the Clifford Virtual Graduation Ceremony!

Please join us for the Clifford 8th Grade Virtual Graduation Ceremony!

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Dear Clifford Families, Staff, and Students...

We have reached the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Before we head off into the summer sun and fun, I want to share my deepest thanks to the entire Clifford community. This year has been a learning opportunity for all of us. Many of us began this transition to at home learning with trepidation and uncertainty. Even in the face of the obstacles we had in front of us and the many unknowns, we all knew one thing: the kids need us. We got busy making plans to teach, connect, support, and guide one another through whatever came before us. Parents and teachers knew that we needed to form some kind of “normal” for our kids and we did it!


We of course stumbled and fell but we got up and kept going. We learned and stretched our minds. Teachers took trainings and researched best practices for at home learning. Many teachers met with instructional coaches and took their own personal time to deepen their knowledge so as to best help the students learn. We have a nurturing and deeply committed community. I am proud of our school staff, parents, and students. I feel fortunate to be a part of this community.


You likely have questions about what next year will look like. At this time we just don't know. There are conversations and considerations about how to best move forward with the health and safety of all students and staff in the forefront of those conversations. The district leadership is working with administration, teachers, and other staff to consider the many options for schools. Families will continue to receive updates from Dr. Baker regarding these matters.


No matter what school looks like in August- either online, in person, or a version yet to be determined, we will continue to provide a top-notch education for your children in a safe and nurturing environment.


During the week of June 1-5 our teachers will be in professional development trainings and will be planning for next year.


I hope you have a wonderful, exciting, and restful summer.


Be safe! Stay Strong!


In community,


Jude Noyes

Principal

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Important Dates


This Week


  • Fri, May 29 - Revised Last Day of Instruction for Students (to allow for staff development and planning for 2020-21)



Next Week


  • Wed, June 3 - Special RCSD Board Meeting, Fall Re-Opening Plans (details will be posted here)
  • Thur, June 4 - Report cards mailed home (RCSD grading policy)
  • Thur, June 4- 8th Grade graduation virtual ceremony at 5:00 PM


Link to the 8th grade graduation ceremony here:


Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 850 9313 2587
Password: 745482

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+16699006833,,85093132587#,,1#,745482# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,85093132587#,,1#,745482# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 850 9313 2587
Password: 745482
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpfsRfcuZ

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Leaving RCSD? Google Takeout

Google Takeout is a service that Google offers its users to make it easy to export your data.


If you're leaving the district (congratulations to our 8th graders!), RCSD will deactivate your Google accounts. Before they do, you can use Google Takeout to save and download any work you have in Google Drive, Classroom, and more.


Note that anyone can download their Google data at any time, not just for those who are leaving.


To access Takeout, have your student(s) log into their RCSD email, then Google search Takeout or click this link.


Select what you'd like to keep and choose the destination.

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School Attendance Boundary Change- Your input needed! Due June 5!

The latest RCSD updates can be found here. Provide your input using this form. Deadline is Friday, June 5, 2pm.
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Future TK and Kinder Family Virtual Playdate!

I am working with our TK-K staff and PTO on a plan to invite our new TK-K families/students to a virtual meet and greet and Q&A session with our TK-K teachers. We hope to set the date and time soon. I will send updates to new families and the community next week. Be on the lookout!

Clifford School

Principal: Jude Noyes

Vice Principal: Tiffany Parrish

Office Manager: Mayra Guerra

Office Assistant: Maria Stockton