Reynolds Family Weekly Newsletter

May 8, 2022

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Huge Thank You!

To Reynolds' PTO, ASAP (After school program), Parents and Students:

Thank you for acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff. Your kindness is cherished beyond words. The teachers and staff felt so appreciated.

Counselor's Corner

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

On behalf of all of Reynolds Elementary, Happy Mothers Day!!! Thank you to all the mother/mother figures. Your love and support do not go unnoticed.

5th-grade parents. For students attending Cesar Chavez Middle School next year. Chavez will host a parent night on Thursday, May 12th, at 6 pm in the MPR room.

Just a reminder that May is Mental Health Awareness month. Let’s not forget to prioritize our mental health and take time for self-care. Also, talk to your scholars about the importance of sharing their feelings and thoughts about the world around them. Here are some conversation starters that can help you open communication about feelings and emotions:

  • What is your highlight of the day?
  • If you could do anything in the world for free, what would you do?
  • What is something that makes you feel happy?
  • Would you like to go for a walk with me?

May Counseling Newsletter

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

School Counselor

Reynolds Elementary School


pronouns: he/him/his

Referral Form

Smarter Balance Summative Assessments (SBAC) in ELA and Math

Our 3rd-5th grade students will be taking SBAC assessments.

We ask for your support by making sure the days your child is testing that they

  • Get plenty of rest the night before
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • NOT be late to school

3rd grade May 3rd-5th and May 10th-12th

5th grade May 10th-12th and May 17th-19th and May 24th-25th

SAVE THE DATE In-Person Open House May 18th

We are looking forward to welcoming back on campus our Reynolds' families and community for Open House on May 18th. This event will begin at 5:30 pm to provide everyone time to enjoy a Blues Band, walk through the community resource / book fair and participate in the PTO fundraisers.

Classroom doors will open at 6:15 pm for parents and students to tour the rooms.

PTO News---

Thank you, parents and students for expressing your gratitude to our amazing teachers and staff this past week! The PTO would like to especially thank some local businesses for their kind and generous donations towards our teacher and staff appreciation week efforts:

Tim and Danielle Falvey, Upper Crust Pizza in Oceanside

Lane Kliewer, Nothing Bundt Cakes in San Marcos

Lisa Beaudoin, Starbucks Coffee, North River Road, Oceanside

Natalie Nicola & Vontasisia West, Jersey Mike's Subs, North River Road, Oceanside

There are still lots of exciting activities and celebrations this school year! We are excited for the Reynolds Open House on May 18th from 5:30 - 7pm. Please come and visit our PTO table for spirit gear, snacks and raffle opportunities. At this time, cash money is best for purchasing tickets for raffle and ordering spirit gear. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Pre-Kindergarten Program District Survey

As the California Department of Education moves toward Universal Pre-Kindergarten instruction for all children ages three through five, our district would like to better understand how to meet the needs of parents/guardians of their youngest children. Click on the survey to give your input.

Pre-Kindergarten Program Parent Survey

Yearbook Orders--Only a few copies remaining.

There are only a few copies left. Please put your order in before they run out.

For information on how to place your yearbook order - Click on this link Yearbook.

Equity Audit: Community Listening Circles

Parent/guardian/community engagement opportunities in the upcoming Listening Circles. There is upcoming options: May 23.

  • Community Listening Circle Flyer
  • Register ahead of time by using the QR code on the flyer, or by this link.

Elementary School Start Time Change for 2022-23---Reynolds will be a late start school

Our elementary school schedules change every five years as required by board policy. This change will take effect next school year (2022-23).

This will be the new LATE START schedule for Reynolds:

  • Grades 1-5: 8:55 AM-3:35 PM & MINIMUM DAY WED. 8:55 AM-1:05 PM

  • Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten 8:55 AM-2:50 PM & MINIMUM DAY WED. 8:55 AM-1:05 PM

ASAP Program offering morning Program

Our school gates do not open until 7:45 a.m therefore we have no student supervision before this time.

Our ASAP program is offering a free AM program from 7:00 am to 7:45 am.

For more information regarding registration please contact 760-916-5472 or

Important Dates

5/18 Open House 5:30-7:00 pm


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

Dismissal Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with dismissal. Volunteers would support our staff with helping students in/out of cars and with traffic flow.

If you are interested please let the office know.

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.