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Welcome Back!

Welcome to Robert D. Reynolds School for the 2020-2021 school year! It continues to be an honor to serve as the principal of our learning community. Every effort has gone into preparing for this school year; I thank you for your patience, support, and partnership. We will continue to do our best to navigate this ever changing situation. By working together, communicating, and being flexible, I am confident that we will have a successful start to the year.

The 2020-2021 theme, "We are Kind, We are Smart... Reynolds Rockets have lots of Heart!” was created by second grader, Ryan Root. As always, we are so thankful and truly inspired by the themes that our students submit each year.

Important Information

For the first time, instead of a summer mailing, all of our forms will be located directly in Genesis and on our School Website. Please read through this information carefully as it contains all of the important information for the start of the school year. To ensure that the school year gets off to a smooth start, please complete all of the forms prior to the start of school. The dismissal form is especially important to have in advance of the first day.

Videos about mask wearing as well as a tour of Reynolds School are shared in this email. It is important to watch these videos together with your child prior to the first day of school. We hope that these resources are helpful for the children as they prepare for the first day.

This year, we will not be allowing parents to enter the building on the first day of school. Please plan for this prior to drop off on September 8th. It might help to speak to your child about this and plan a spot for a goodbye hug before walking into the building.

As we navigate new situations, we will work together to support students and parents to the best of our ability. It may take a little time for everyone to become comfortable with our new routines.

Building and Grounds

This summer our custodians have been hard at work cleaning and improving the building and grounds. You will see that the classrooms all have individual desks for students to have their own space to sit as well as keep their belongings.

Stickers & Signage were added to building to help with navigating at a safe distance. Hand sanitizing stations were added as well.

Please be mindful of social distancing during drop off and pick up. We ask that parents and guardians do not congregate outside while waiting for your children. Please keep your space and wear your masks on campus to ensure everyone's safety.

Chromebooks & Online Learning

All students will be issued a Chromebook to bring back and forth from school to home. Classroom teachers will work with our Media Specialist to help students navigate the Chromebook to become familiar with the device and the platforms and programs we will be using. This year, we will use Google Classroom as our online platform. It is our hope that having a common platform across the district will be beneficial for families this year.

During the "Distance Learning" portion of the day, students will have extension activities, time with their special area teacher, and skill reinforcement with our Learning Lab during scheduled periods of time. Your classroom teacher will provide you with that schedule so that you have everything that you need.

First Day of School

We look forward to seeing all of our students on the first day of school. In Person Students will receive their Chromebook when they arrive in school on the first day.

Please take note that the "at home" learning portion of the day will be unique on the first day of school for all students. The activities will be emailed to parents prior to the first day of school. Parents will receive an email that includes video introductions from our specialists and first day of school activities to complete during the at home portion of the first day.