Orion & Mandarin Immersion on the John Gill Campus
The Welcome Back to School Edition - August 2019
A message from Principal Katherine Rivera
On behalf of the staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to a new school year.
We are at the beginning of a new journey together and have a great opportunity to create a wonderful community with two innovative and successful programs that have flourished in Redwood City with community support: Orion Alternative and Mandarin Immersion. Each program has much to be proud of and celebrate. As we build on these traditions and create new ones, we look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your children during this coming school year.
Maze Days for Orion and Mandarin Immersion
August 14 & August 15
The school cafeteria
To receive your child's classroom and teachers assignment please complete the following forms. There will be limited volunteer support at Maze Day to assist with the online forms. Each form will take about 30-40 minutes to complete at Maze Day with volunteer support.
- PowerSchool Enrollment - You will need your code that was sent to your address via US mail or email
- Annual lunch application (a new form needs to be completed each school year)https://www.rcsdk8.net/Page/9055
- Parent Teacher Organization Forms
First Week of School - August 19-August 23 Early Release Schedule 8:15-1:30
Teachers will have specialized trainings unique to each program for Orion and Mandarin Immersion during the first week of school.
Start time for students in grades k-5: 8:15am
End time: 1:30pm
Please note, kindergarten students, the regular early group and late group schedule begins
Early Group schedule:
Late Group schedule:
Welcome Back Coffee for Parents
Monday, Aug. 19th, 8:30-9:15am
Picture Day with Lifetouch
Wednesday, Aug. 28th, 8:30am to Thursday, Aug. 29th, 2:30pm
Cafeteria on Campus
August 29 Picture Day for 3-5