Raymond Central Public Schools

July 2020

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From the Desk of the Superintendent...

We have made it through June, reopening of the Jr/Sr high School weight room and also the beginning of our coaches and sponsors holding camps and activities at our school sites. I appreciate all of the hard work that is needed to physically distance and disinfect the spaces used by our students and coaches. I feel we have had a smooth transition back into somewhat normal activities with the commitment of our staff and students to the health and safety of themselves and those around them. July 1 is an important day as the state of Nebraska will loosen restrictions for businesses, schools and other activities that were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue to search for our “new normal”, Raymond Central is in the process of drafting our reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We must not forget our own duty to be “socially responsible” when attending school activities and going out in our communities.


As we prepare for the arrival of staff on August 7 and students on August 12, we are working closely with Three Rivers health Department, Lancaster County Health Department, ESU2, the Nebraska Department of Education, and area schools to ensure that school is as safe as possible. Based on current health directives, this will undoubtedly require us to physically distance, monitor our own health, wash hands often, sanitize, and possibly wear masks as we welcome everyone back to school. I am confident Raymond Central will come up with a plan that puts the safety and health of our students, staff, and community first. This is one of the most challenging issues schools across the nation have had to create as there is no blueprint to follow and each school has its own unique needs. Our goal is to provide the initial draft with the Raymond Central community after the July 15 Board of Education meeting.


Did you know that Raymond Central is providing a Summer Lunch Program for the first time? We are excited to announce that the original plan of three weeks has been extended an additional 5 weeks and will now go through August 7. Pickup and delivery options are available each Monday at 11:30 AM. This is a free service and any student 18 years old and younger is eligible. Please click here to sign up, if you have not already done so. Our Summer Lunch Program was highlighted by the Nebraska Public Schools Advantage in a must read article (click here to read Pandemic Efforts Lead to Summer Lunch Program at Raymond Central). To date, Raymond Central has served 3,310 lunches to our students through the first three weeks of the program!


Enjoy the last month of summer! We will be excited to welcome our students and staff back to our physical school sites in August.


Do Not Forget!

  • Raymond Central is excited to announce a new partnership with Civic Nebraska and the RC Foundation. Over the course of two years, RC and the RC Foundation researched how to create and implement a before and after school program for our district. At first the idea was to try and create a program on our own, until we met Civic Nebraska. Civic Nebraska has a large footprint in providing before and after school programs in Lincoln and Omaha. Raymond Central will be the first rural model for the organization with the hope to expand into more communities. The program will be an extension of the school day with a focus on academic support, student enrichment, physical activity, and more! To learn more about our awesome partnership, checkout the website - https://www.civicnebraska.org/raymond/.


Go Mustangs!

Dr. Joel

Notes from Mr. Gralheer...

  • The reopening of our facilities is underway. We began allowing students into our building on June 1 for general workouts. We exercised precaution with temperature checks, waiver forms, limited group sizes, and proper spacing.
  • On July 1 we will move to the next phase where we will allow organized 7-12 activities to utilize our space for open gym, camps, and clinics. We still require temperature checks and waiver forms, but will see a relaxation in group size limitations. These decisions have been made based on the guidance from Governor Ricketts, NSAA, NDE, and our local health departments.
  • Beginning in the Fall of 2020, Raymond Central will begin the implementation of a Student Drug Testing Program. Policy 5306 was passed by the Board of Education in January 2020 (CLICK HERE for more information)

JH Football Camp Info...

JH football camp is scheduled for August 3rd-7th from 5:30pm-8pm at RC practice fields behind the school. The waiver and signup form is on the school website under the football tab, or they can use the link below. Please signup as soon as possible to guarantee getting a shirt!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQsJgMhsVTBmCDtGWwKl6Zw8Bt7OIBT7gt2EamCzLvsr3F6DflNQ6Mjrl-z7kJ55vV2hD4XhUodSlFT/pub


HS Football Camp Info...

Announcements:

Camp dates and details below!

Summer workout info below!


SUMMER CAMPS:


DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THIS CAMP WAS POSTPONED

:

  • Mustang Youth Football Camp, K-3

Hopefully we can find a date late this summer to still provide this opportunity! Stay tuned!


DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THIS CAMP WAS POSTPONED


  • Mustang Youth Football Camp, 4-6

Hopefully we can find a date late this summer to still provide this opportunity! Stay tuned!


JULY:

  • EPIC Team Camp @ Harvard, NE (We are trying to make this happen. Lots of teams have backed out and we have to wait and see if there will be teams to practice against)
  • THURSDAY July 30, 9am - 3pm
  • Cost = $60 per player (includes camp shirt)
  • Waiver Required (Players will receive a hard copy)
  • Payment to Raymond Central HS (memo = football camp)

JULY:

  • Mustang High School (9-12) Pre-Season Installation Camp - If players miss this camp, they will be very far behind for the upcoming season!
  • (We wanted to work with basketball and wrestling (as they missed out on June camp plans) and thus the dates needed to shift to accommodate everyone...especially for our multi-sport athletes.


  • July 20-24 AND July 27-31 , Evenings 6-9 pm
  • Cost = $25 (includes 2020 T-shirt)
  • Payment to Raymond Central HS (memo = football camp)
  • Waiver Required (form below) - Due ASAP

AUGUST:

  • Mustang Junior High (7-8) Pre-Season Installation Camp
  • August 3-7, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Cost = $60 (includes 2020 T-shirt)
  • Payment to Raymond Central HS (memo = football camp)
  • Waiver Required (form below) - Due June 1st




SUMMER WORKOUTS:

Mustang Strength and Speed Sessions

*Begins Monday, June 1st

*Ends Friday, July 31st

*Off Week #1, July 2nd - July 5th

*Off Week #2, August 3rd - 9th

Boys 9-12

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (6, 6:30, or 7pm)
  • Groups are determined by HS boys coaches across all sports

Youth (Incoming 6th - 8th Grade Boys and Girls)

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8am via zoom (Led by Mr. Wilmes)



Communication/Questions:

EMAIL: coachhouchin@gmail.com


Other Related Links:

www.maxpreps.com

https://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/waverly/



Social Media:

Facebook - @rcmustangfb

Instagram - @RCMustangFB

Twitter - @RCMustang_FB



Pictures:

2019

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EiKBLwZzvISu6yhOTFZ6bga4UoTfatQ9G06fDE_56ZI/edit

2018

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JoJ7Sv2c6G_LVGzLWXgle-32BuUfr_PzkAvRKx8KY7g/edit




FORMS:

(PRINT AND RETURN TO SCHOOL WITH PAYMENT)



MUSTANG YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP INFORMATION AND PERMISSION WAIVER

INCOMING K-3RD GRADE

WHO: Any students in grades K-3rd (Fall of 2020)

WHEN:

WHERE: Raymond Central High School – Practice Fields (east side)

WHAT: Learn basic skills and terminology for football in a fun environment

WHY: Promote the great game of football and generate excitement for the future of RC Football

HOW: Drills, Basic schematic teachings, play games, have fun!

COST: $20 Per Player


(Checks payable to Raymond Central High School- Please write “football camp” in the memo line)


Please have payment turned in to the high school office by MAY 1st. Later payments/registrations will be accepted, however, we cannot guarantee a camp t-shirt for payments received later than MAY 1st.

Parent/Guardian Name (first/last): ____________________________

Child Name (first/last): _____________________________________

T-shirt Size: (circle one) : Youth Sm. -- Youth Md. -- Youth Lg. -- Adult Sm. -- Adult Md. -- Adult Lg.

Name of Insurance Carrier: __________________________________

Insurance Policy Number: ___________________________________

I grant my child permission to participate in this football camp and waive any liability to Raymond Central High School and any staff members conducting camp activities of any injury or harm that could result from physical activity conducted at this camp. This is a non-padded camp.

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________

*PLAYERS SHOULD DRESS IN SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS AND WEAR CLEATS IF POSSIBLE

Questions: Email Coach Houchin at coachhouchin@gmail.com


(PRINT AND RETURN TO SCHOOL WITH PAYMENT)



MUSTANG YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP PERMISSION WAIVER

INCOMING 4th - 6th GRADES

WHO: Any students in grades 4-6 (Fall of 2019)

WHEN:

WHERE: Raymond Central High School - Practice Fields (east side)

WHAT: Learn basic offensive / defensive / special teams schemes and teach skills and techniques

WHY: Have fun, learn football!

COST: $30 Per Player


(Checks payable to Raymond Central High School- Please write “football camp” in the memo line)

Please have payment turned in to the high school office by MAY 1st. Later payments/registrations will be accepted, however, we cannot guarantee a camp t-shirt for payments received later than MAY 1st.

Parent/Guardian Name (first/last): ____________________________

Child Name (first/last): _____________________________________

T-shirt Size: (circle one) : Youth Sm. -- Youth Md. -- Youth Lg. -- Adult Sm. -- Adult Md. -- Adult Lg.

Name of Insurance Carrier: __________________________________

Insurance Policy Number: ___________________________________

I grant my child permission to participate in this football camp and waive any liability to Raymond Central High School and any staff members conducting camp activities of any injury or harm that could result from physical activity conducted at this camp. This is a non-padded camp.

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________

*PLAYERS SHOULD DRESS IN SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS AND WEAR CLEATS IF POSSIBLE

Questions: Email Coach Houchin at coachhouchin@gmail.com

(PRINT AND RETURN TO SCHOOL WITH PAYMENT)


2020 Mustang JUNIOR HIGH Installation Football Camp


WHO: All students in grades 7-8 (Fall of 2020)

WHEN: AUGUST 3-7 (5 days) - 5:30 PM - 8 PM

WHERE: Raymond Central High School – Practice Fields (east side)

*Please email Coach Houchin at coachhouchin@gmail.com with any questions.

COST: $60 Per Player (Checks payable to Raymond Central High School - Please write “football camp” in the memo line) Please have payment turned in to the high school office by JUNE 1st. Later payments/registrations will be accepted, however, we cannot guarantee a camp t-shirt for payments received later than JUNE 1st.

Parent/Guardian Name (first/last): ____________________________

Child Name (first/last): _____________________________________

T-shirt Size: (circle one) : Youth Lg. -- Adult Sm. -- Adult Md. -- Adult Lg. -- Adult XL

Name of Insurance Carrier: __________________________________

Insurance Policy Number: ___________________________________

I grant my child permission to participate in this football camp and waive any liability to Raymond Central High School and any staff members conducting camp activities of any injury or harm that could result from physical activity conducted at this camp.

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________

*PLAYERS SHOULD DRESS IN SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS AND WEAR CLEATS IF POSSIBLE

Questions: Email Coach Houchin at coachhouchin@gmail.com

(PRINT AND RETURN TO SCHOOL WITH PAYMENT)


2020 Mustang HIGH SCHOOL Installation Football Camp


WHO: All students in grades 9-12 (Fall of 2020)

WHEN: July 20-24 AND July 27-31 , Evenings 6-9 pm

WHERE: Raymond Central High School – Practice Fields (east side)

*Please email Coach Houchin at coachhouchin@gmail.com with any questions.



MUSTANG HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP PERMISSION WAIVER

COST: $25 Per Player (Checks payable to Raymond Central High School - Please write “football camp” in the memo line) Please have payment turned in to the high school office ASAP! Later payments/registrations will be accepted, however, we cannot guarantee a camp t-shirt for payments received late.

Parent/Guardian Name (first/last): ____________________________

Child Name (first/last): _____________________________________

T-shirt Size: (circle one) : Youth Lg. -- Adult Sm. -- Adult Md. -- Adult Lg. -- Adult XL

Name of Insurance Carrier: __________________________________

Insurance Policy Number: ___________________________________

I grant my child permission to participate in this football camp and waive any liability to Raymond Central High School and any staff members conducting camp activities of any injury or harm that could result from physical activity conducted at this camp.

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________

*PLAYERS SHOULD DRESS IN SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS AND WEAR CLEATS IF POSSIBLE

Questions: Email Coach Houchin at coachhouchin@gmail.com

Summer Lunch Program Extended!

The Raymond Central Summer Lunch Program has been a huge success for our district. We are excited to extend this program for our students and families as the COVID-19 threat continues to shape our “new normal” on a daily basis. The program will now run through Friday, August 7 as school is scheduled to begin with students on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The summer lunch program is open and free for ALL students (18 years old and younger). The district encourages everyone to participate as the funding is reimbursable through the Nebraska Department of Education.

As a reminder, when you pick up your child’s food it will be packaged for the entire week. To save on refrigerator space, the food service department has ordered larger milk containers to limit the large amount of pint size milks we would have to handout.

Please complete the survey to sign up for the extended weeks for the remainder of summer by clicking here.

If you have any changes or updates to your order, please contact Cheryl Rieck at the District Office either by phone (402-785-2615) or by email (crieck@rcentral.org).

Thanks again for your participation in our first Summer Lunch Program!

Raymond Central Before and After School Program

Raymond Central Before and After School Program by Civic Nebraska is an expanded learning opportunity that delivers new experiences, academic support and civic leadership to students in a safe and fun environment. We collaborate with teachers, administrators and school staff to bridge the school day to the before and after school environment. Students receive academic support, engage in

enrichment activities, and have opportunities to grow as civic leaders in their communities.


For more information go to https://www.civicnebraska.org/raymond/

or contact Kara Nelson School Community Coordinator at kara.nelson@civicnebraska.org.

FBLA

Follow Raymond Central FBLA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Current 7-12 grade students if you are interested in joining FBLA email Mrs. Schaffer (keely.schaffer@rcentral.org) and she will add you to the Google Classroom for announcements and a chance to start earning points!