Bridle Ridge Parent Update
March 18, 2016
Mission and Vision
Ray-Pec Vision: - Turning today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders.
Ray-Pec Mission: - Preparing EACH student for a successful and meaningful life.
End of Third Quarter
- As you know, your child’s teacher communicates your child’s progress regularly through the TeacherEase portal, which is our online program that allows you to check your child's scores anytime.
- As of today, the 3rd Quarter Student Progress Report (“report card”) is available for your viewing within the TeacherEase system. This report reflects a snapshot of your child's current progress at this time. This year TeacherEase reflects a separate Student Progress Report for each quarter.
- For directions on how to login to TeacherEase, click HERE . To locate this quarter's Progress Report within TeacherEase, select “Academics” from the top menu, and then select “Report Card.”
- It is helpful to keep in mind that learning targets often reflect end-of-year goals, and that learning is a progression. Our teachers often work on the same target throughout multiple units during the year, and therefore, it is not uncommon for a progress report to reflect some 2s at this time.
- Anytime you have a question, we encourage you to call or email your child's teacher. They are wonderful resources, and they are happy to sit down with you to discuss any ideas or concerns.
Rent the Instrument Night
The dates for Summer School, 2016 are June 6th - 30th. The program is shaping up to be similar to the program offered in 2015.
For grades K-8, Summer School will be four days per week (Monday-Thursday). Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math topics will be integrated into the courses. Students may choose to attend one session of two weeks, or two sessions to total four weeks. Transportation will be available to students in grades K-8.
Board of Education Update
The School Board is scheduled to meet at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, for its regular monthly business meeting at the Administrative Services Center, 21005 S. School Rd. You can preview the agenda at www.raypec.k12.mo.us/boarddocs. The meeting is open to the public.
School Board approves 2016-2017 calendar
The School Board on Jan. 28 approved the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. The first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 17th, with Preview Day for 5th, 7th and 9th graders on Aug. 15th. For winter break, students will be dismissed early on Dec. 20th. Classes are not in session Dec. 21st through Jan. 3rd. School resumes on Jan. 4th, 2017. Spring break is scheduled from March 20-24, 2017. There are two possible make-up days for inclement weather: Feb. 21st and April 17th. The last day of school is an early release on May 23rd. Any additional make-up days will be added to the end of the school year.View and print the calendar: http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/DocumentCenter/View/9087
Preliminary plans show additions and renovations to RPHS
The School Board recently reviewed plans for additions and renovations to the south high school. The plan, which includes new construction of about 100,000 square feet, would allow the District to accommodate all students in grades 9-12 in one school. The preliminary building plan includes a two-story addition at the north end of the building. The plan includes a dedicated area for freshman core classes, a new library media center, additional space for fine arts and performing arts classes, and relocation of some classrooms and offices. The latest plans also include construction of a storm-resistant concrete dome structure on the east side of the building. The dome would include an auxiliary gym, restrooms, and locker rooms and would also serve as a shelter for students and staff in the event of severe weather. See preliminary floor plans: http://www.raypec.k12.mo.us/index.aspx?NID=1040For three months, a team has been meeting to create a building addition and renovation plan for the south high school. The goal is to have a design ready to implement as soon as possible, pending voter approval of the no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the April 5th ballot.