Reynolds Family Weekly Newsletter

March 19, 2023

Message from Admin

Reynolds Families,

A huge thank you to PTO and all the families that made Reynolds' Shamrock Rock a wonderful family event. It was so fun to watch all the families spending time together dancing and enjoying some delicious food.

There will be parent/guardian meetings on Monday and Tuesday, in the morning and evening, in the MPR regarding school closure. See below for times.

On Thursday there will be a Special Board Meeting @ 6 pm at Chavez Middle School regarding the new school boundaries.

Please take some time to read the rest of this newsletter for more information on:

  • Important Meetings this week
  • Counselor's Corner
  • OPD/OUSD Traffic Support
  • PTO News
  • Mobile Communication Devices
  • Energy Drinks on campus
  • OUSD Parent Workshop

Mrs. Liliana Gordon-Gonzalez, Principal

Mrs. Berlinda Akao, Assistant Principal

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Reminder for Important Meetings this week

Counselor's Corner

Hello Families and friends,

Incoming Chavez Students: Last week the counselors from Chavez Middle presented to our students and answered student questions. Students have until Friday, March 24th to submit their elective form and AVID application. If you still need to, please sign and return the elective form as soon as possible. I am attaching a copy of the elective form and the link to the presentation given to students. Chavez Presentation.

Incoming MLK Students: On Tuesday the counselors from MLK Middle will be on campus presenting to students about next year. Parent/guardian, you should have received an elective form in the mail. Please complete and sign the form and have your student bring it to the presentation on Tuesday. In case you did not receive the elective form via mail, I am attaching a copy.

Have a great week.

Go Raccoons!!!

March Counselor Newsletter

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

School Counselor

Reynolds Elementary School


pronouns: he/him/his

Referral Form

PTO News

Thank you, families of Reynolds, for your support of our Shamrock Rock dance and Chipotle 5th grade camp fundraiser! It was great to see so many smiling faces at our events!

The PTO is deeply saddened by the decision of the school board to close Reynolds Elementary at the end of this school year. However, we are committed to utilizing funds to make the rest of this school year fun and memorable for all of our students and staff. We are currently in the planning stages for lots of new events, so please be sure to check this newsletter and follow us on social media for updates on upcoming events.

SIDEWALK SALE! We will be selling spirit gear before the Listening Meetings for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers on Monday, March 20 at 9:00 am and 5:30 pm and on Tuesday, March 21 at 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Please look for the PTO table outside of the main school entrance. Unfortunately, sales are limited to current inventory, so not all styles and sizes will be available.

Finally, parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend the school board meeting regarding new school boundaries on Thursday, March 23 at 6 pm at Chavez Middle School (202 Oleander Dr.).

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OPD/OUSD Traffic Support

Motor officers will go by schools during drop off and pick-ups to monitor traffic. They cannot be at every school daily but will rotate around the city. This will not be a

mandatory enforcement detail but an observation, education, and last resort, enforcement. We want everyone to be safe, especially around our schools.

Please let your staff and parents know that they might be seeing an increase of police presence around their schools for this reason. If you get a chance please thank our OPD partners.

Mobile Communication Devices-Phones and Smart Watches

As per District and School rules, mobile communication devices shall be turned off during school time.Violation of the school site’s rules for uses of electronic devices may result in confiscation. Site is not responsible if electronic devices are lost or stolen after they are confiscated.

Students bringing Energy Drinks on campus

Our staff has noticed that 4th and 5th grade students have been bringing Energy drinks on campus. Based on our district's Wellness Policy these drinks are not allowed. Please make sure your student does not bring these drinks on campus. We have typically seen students bringing to campus the energy drink "Prime".

OUSD Parent Workshop

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Important Dates

3/20 Parent/Guardian Meetings regarding closure @ 9:15 am and 6:00 pm in MPR

3?21 Parent/Guardian Meetings regarding closure @ 9:15 am and 6:00 pm in MPR

3/23 Special Board Meeting for new school boundaries @ 6:00 pm at Chavez Middle School

3/30 Spring Picture Day

3/31 Student of the Month Assemblies: TK-2nd grades 9:15 am 3rd-5th grades 10:00 am


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Office Hours 8:25 am to 4:00 pm

Recurring Information

Ice Cream Sales changed to Wednesdays

Reynolds' cafeteria will sell ice cream on Wednesdays . Students can purchase an ice cream or a cookie for $1.00. The sales will now only be on Wednesdays. If you wish your child to purchase a treat please send them with only one dollar ($1.00).

Cold/Flu Reminder

Flu and/or RSV information

County Health Department

Cold and flu season is upon us. Health officials are warning there may be high levels of influenza compared to the past two years, when COVID-19 precautions helped keep flu infections low. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of a virus. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, and cough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips to prevent influenza:

  • Get vaccinated every year

  • Avoid close contact with sick people

  • Frequently wash hands with soap

  • Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

  • See more prevention tips from the CDC.

The influenza vaccine is available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies and is covered by medical insurance. People with no health care coverage can get vaccinated at one of the County’s six public health centers or a local community clinic. To find the nearest location, visit the County’s Flu Vaccine Locations page or call 2-1-1 San Diego. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year.

La temporada de resfriados y gripa (influenza) ya está aquí. Las autoridades de salud advierten de que puede haber niveles elevados de gripe en comparación con los dos últimos años, en los que las precauciones para COVID-19 ayudaron a mantener bajos los contagios de gripe. Les recordamos que por favor no envíen a sus hijos a la escuela si se sienten enfermos o tienen síntomas de un virus. Que su hijo enfermo se quede en casa será un gran beneficio para la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal.

La gripa es una enfermedad respiratoria contagiosa causada por los virus de la influenza. Puede causar una enfermedad de leve a grave. Algunas personas, como las personas mayores, los niños pequeños y las personas con ciertas condiciones de salud, tienen un alto riesgo de sufrir complicaciones graves por la gripa. Los síntomas de la gripa pueden variar, pero generalmente incluyen fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza, escalofríos, dolor de cuerpo, dolor de garganta y tos.

Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) ofrecen estos consejos como medidas preventivas contra la gripa:

  • Vacunarse anualmente

  • Evitar contacto cercano con personas enfermas

  • Lavarse las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón

  • Quedarse en casa si experimenta síntomas de gripa

  • Evitar tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca

  • Las personas con problemas de salud crónicos o que tienen síntomas severos deben ser evaluados por un profesional médico

  • Vea más consejos de los CDC [página web en inglés, más información en español en el sitio web de los CDC].

La vacuna contra la gripa está disponible en los consultorios médicos y en las farmacias principales y está cubierta por seguro médico. Las personas sin seguro médico pueden vacunarse en uno de los seis centros de salud pública del condado o en una clínica comunitaria local. Para encontrar la ubicación más cercana, visite la página de ubicaciones de la vacuna contra la gripa del condado [en español] o llame al 2-1-1. Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas mayores de 6 meses se vacunen cada año.

Oceanside Unified is Hiring

If you or someone you know is interested in working with students our district is hiring. Great opportunity for someone that is looking to work with students.
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Translate Newsletter

Directions to translate newsletter to various languages/Direcciones a traducir el boletín

  • Using a desktop computer click on the "Translate" button at the top of the newsletter
  • Select the language you want the newsletter translated
  • On a cell phone look for the icon and click to select language to translate

Direcciones a traducir el boletín
  • En una computadora busque el botón "Traducir" en la parte superior del boletín y haga clic en "Traducir"
  • Seleccione el idioma y el boletín se traducirá.
  • En un celular, busca el ícono en la parte inferior de tu pantalla, haz clic en él y selecciona el idioma a traducir.

Volunteer Guidelines

We welcome volunteers back on campus. If interested in volunteering in the classroom please contact teacher directly.
Volunteer Levels

2022- 2023 Bell Schedule and School Calendar

Please refer to OUSD calendar as there are 3 additional non-student days on Mondays throughout the school year: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, March 13.

  • Grades 1-5:

    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:55 AM-3:35 PM
    • Wednesdays and other scheduled Minimum Days: 8:55 AM-1:05 PM


    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:55 AM- 2:50 PM
    • Wednesdays and other scheduled Minimum Days: 8:55 AM-1:05 PM

No Dogs on Campus

The OUSD Board of Education approved a District Policy that prohibits dogs on campus, for the safety and health of all our students and staff. Please do not bring your dog if you walk your student to school.

Non Student Days for Staff Professional Development Days

Our school calendar for 2022-2023 has three additional non-student days on Mondays throughout the year.

The last date that students will not attend school will be 3/13/23.

Please keep these dates in mind and make necessary arrangements.

Student Arrival and Dismissal

A huge thank you families for your patience during dismissal. We ask that you continue to follow our procedures to keep all students, families and staff safe.

We are asking you to be patient during arrival and dismissal due to excess traffic. We have set procedures for car drop off and pick up. No double parking will be allowed. This is for the safety of all students.

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

  • Opens for Arrival at 8:25 am for all students to come onto campus.
  • Opens for Dismissal at 3:35 pm for only 1st to 5th grade students.
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ASAP -- After School Program

Greetings Parents,

Are interested in the after school program for the school year 2022 - 2023? If so, please fill out the following interest form:

If you have any questions please contact ASAP at 760-916-5472.

Care Solace

Oceanside Unified School District has partnered with Care Solace to support our community’s mental health.

If you or a family member is looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can quickly find treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of the circumstance.

Care Solace’s care navigation services are confidential and complimentary to Oceanside Unified School District’s students, staff, and their families. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365

Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.