The Riebli Record

Janaury 22, 2021

A note from Mrs. Todd

Hi Riebli Community,

I hope that 2021 is treating you all well so far. We're still doing our best over here to come up with creative ideas to keep your students engaged and actively learning. Please know that we are all holding on to hope that in the months ahead, we will see a significant decrease in COVID cases across the county, a vaccine that is available to all, warmer weather, and healthy families ready to return to school. I know this is not how any of us planned on spending the 2020-21 school year. Our staff deeply misses the daily interactions with students and families in person. We miss all the things that once filled our days: bustling hallways, rowdy recesses, lunch in the sunshine, learning in all our creative spaces, small group instruction and whole class meetings, assemblies, hugs, and even our terrible parking lot. We miss it all. And especially your children. To our K families who we have not had the pleasure of building these memories with in person, we will make it up to you.

During the inauguration this week, I was truly touched by the words from the Poet Laureate. “We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. We will rise from distance learning into a better world. We will appreciate the little things. We will hug our loved ones a little longer. We will enjoy things that were routine in the past. We will perserve.

It is with tears in my eyes, a full heart, a hopeful outlook, and a promise of better days ahead that I wish you all a wonderful rest of your week. Be Brave and be someone's light!


Mrs. Todd

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Zoom link for Family Fitness night

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Wednesday, Janaury 27 is the 100th day of school!

It's almost the 100th day of school!

Get creative on this 100th day of school!

  • Decorate something with 100 items
  • Dress like you're 100 years old
  • Do 100 jumping jacks
  • Fit 100 polka dots on your mask
  • Face paint 100 on your face

Whatever sounds fun for your family, find a way to celebrate the 100th day of the school year!

Friday Assembly

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Ms Denise reading ch 4 5 of Absent Author SD 480p

Monthly Parent Meetings

To be honest, I don't feel my parent meetings in the evening are the most effective way to answer of all of your questions. I have been brainstorming how to make this more effective for you and your time.

So, I have created a google form for you to write your questions in and then I will answer via email and in a video shared by all.

Here is the google form

Feel free to also email me any questions you may have.

Parent Question


The question was: How does the vaccine affect reopening? Is it required? Will teachers/staff have a choice?

The answer: Vaccines are not mandated, but feedback from staff is that they are ready to be vaccinated. The vaccine will make a positive impact on our return to school along with a positive impact on moving Sonoma County into the Red Tier, where schools are allowed to open. (Click here for a video about school's reopening info)

Keep the questions coming!

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Bicycle Workshops

Our Safe Routes to School Program Partners are offering four FREE Virtual Family Bicycle Workshops this January to help parents and kids become safe and confident cyclists! Intro to Family Bicycling is on Thurs 1/14 at 3pm, Basic Bike Maintenance for Families is on Sat 1/16 at 2pm, Route Planning and Great Sonoma County Family Rides is on Thurs 1/21 at 3pm, and Bicycling Street Skills for Parents is on Sat 1/23 at 2pm. For more information or to register for FREE, visit
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Music News

Want to support music and arts education in the Mark West Union School District? Consider joining the Mark West Education Foundation! We are currently seeking volunteers for the positions of president, secretary, and treasurer. Without these positions filled, we cannot continue operating as a Board. Please contact Shannon Duffy at if you are interested or have any questions