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Reynolds MS Weekly Update: 8/23/20

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Our Mission: REACH every student, every day.

We know our impact as educators reaches beyond academic content so we are committed to:

COLLABORATION

COMMUNICATION

CONNECTING WITH KIDS AND FAMILIES

CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER

& CULTIVATING LEADERS

First Full Week Down!

Hello Eagle Nation!

It's official, the first full week of school is in the books, and it was a great week!

Next week brings school pictures (see below for info) and another week to get to know our students even better. Please note our mission above... to REACH every student, every day.

Please reach out to me if you ever feel we are not living up to our mission or Prosper Way!


Go Eagles!


Justin Goldsmith, Principal

#WEareReynolds

#EssentiallyTheBest

Daily Health Screener

This is a reminder to review our Daily Health Screener every morning before sending your child to school. To find the direct link to the Health Screening Questionnaire, click here. You can also locate it by going to the Prosper ISD website listed as "Daily Covid Screening Questions and Nurse Notification."


If you respond "Yes" to any of the questions on the screening form, please scroll down and click "Reynolds" to complete the questionnaire. This questionnaire will be sent to our campus nurse, and she will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Vision and Hearing Screenings

When: Wednesday, September 2nd & Thursday, September 3rd


Who will be screened: All 7th grade students and ALL new to PISD students who are attending in person learning on campus.


Please be sure your student has glasses/contacts on those days if needed for screening purposes.

20-21 School Portraits

Wednesday, August 26th


  • In-person students will take pictures through ELAR classes.


Thursday, August 27th


  • Virtual students will take pictures on from 11am-2:30pm and 4pm-6pm utilizing a sign-up genius that will be sent through their virtual ELAR teacher.
  • Virtual students can enter through the gymnasium entrance at the back of the school near portables.
  • Parents of virtual students can park in the MPF parking lot while waiting for student.
  • Virtual students must wear a mask while in the building.
  • Virtual students must have their Student ID #.


To follow all campus and district guidelines, school portrait orders will strictly be taken online only. Details on how to order can be found below:


How to order school portraits:

1. Go to https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

2. Enter Picture Day ID: EVTR7PZMN

3. Choose a package & add-ons

4. Submit order & pay!

Need a Chromebook?

Visit this link: CHROMEBOOK

Virtual Learning

Please check out the link below, developed by our district's Curriculum and Instruction team.


Virtual Learning Suggestions for Parents

Attendance for Virtual Learners

  • All Virtual teachers must mark the student either Present or Absent.
  • When (S) Remote Sync. Present or (R) Remote Async. Present has been entered into Skyward a "Positive" attendance marking is created.
  • When ANY Attendance Markings are added to Skyward, the parent is notified of the updates to their students account-including when they are PRESENT.
  • If the parent views the Attendance Tab on the Parent Skyward account they should see the codes mentioned above S, R or Absent.
  • If you see Remote Sync Present or Remote Async. Present in the explanation for the attendance detail this is NOT ABSENT, but a "Positive" attendance marking for their virtual class.

RMS Student Council- Join NOW!

Application Due: Friday, September 11th: No late applications will be accepted. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Roberts→ mmroberts@prosper-isd.net

RMS Counselors' Corner

Here you can find information on what your RMS counselors will be up to throughout the year. We will include upcoming guidance lessons, resources and events on this page as well.

Curbside Library

We are thrilled to now have a curbside library that will allow virtual learners to check out library books just like their in-person peers. See flyer below.

SFE To Go

Please see the graphic below for mobile lunch order information. Parents can order lunch for your child through SFE by 7:00 am the same day, then your child can pick up their lunch without waiting in the line!

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Back to School:

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the 2020-2021 school year. You can also review the District's Instructional Plan and updates HERE.


Campus Procedures/Logistics


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Due to the statewide order issued by Governor Abbott, face coverings are required for every individual on campus. This includes face masks and shields that cover the mouth and nose.

Students and staff will not be allowed into class without a face covering.

Face coverings are now noted in the Student Code of Conduct Dress Code.


Social Distancing

Social distancing will be enforced to the best of our ability at all times.

This includes classrooms, hallways (one way halls where appropriate), restrooms, and cafeteria.


Sanitization

There will be additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the school, as well as in each classroom. This will encourage routine hand hygiene.

We will provide sanitization education to all students on the first day of school and provide continuing education throughout the year.

This will include:

  • Guidance on how to clean their personal area every day after use

  • Hand hygiene


Clinic

The clinic is set up with a well and sick area.

All students in the clinic must wear a face covering.

When a student reports or displays symptoms indicative of COVID-19, the school nurse will provide a clinical assessment to provide appropriate care and determine if and when a student needs to be sent home.

Students who are symptomatic will be separated from their peers and should be picked up within 30-60 minutes from the time the campus contacts the parent/guardian.

Students in the same class as this student will be removed from the classroom and taken to an alternate location on campus (e.g. go on a walk outside, move to a different classroom, etc.) so that the classroom/s can be disinfected.


Cafeteria

Self-serve counters have been eliminated.

"Grab and Go" meals will be the norm.

We will maximize space between students during lunch.

There is added time between lunches so that all tables can be sanitized appropriately


Arrival and Dismissal

*Please see our arrival/dismissal maps HERE.


Arrival:

In an effort to promote social distancing, we are encouraging student drop off to be no earlier than 7:40am.

6th and 8th Grade should be dropped off in the library loop on the north side of campus.

7th Grade should be dropped off in the back cafeteria loop on the southeast side of campus.


Dismissal:

There will be a staggered dismissal to help with social distancing. This will not affect the time in which they need to be picked up.

All car riders are expected to be picked up in the library loop on the north side of campus.



Virtual Learning

Link: Virtual Teaching Guidelines


What does Secondary Virtual Learning look like?

Students participating in virtual learning will be required to log on at specific times throughout each day. For example, secondary students would log on at 8am and be given an independent work time then log back on for the next block of instruction. Screen time breaks are built in throughout the school day based on each student’s individual schedule of classes.


What does synchronous and asynchronous mean for my child?

Synchronous - students check in at specific times each day (according to their class schedule in Skyward) to meet with the teacher and work on assignments (example - Math class starts at 9am each day and the student must check in through google at that time each day).


Asynchronous - students check in with teachers throughout each day and work on assignments on their schedule. Assignments have due dates and teachers will require certain meetings but students do not have to check in at a specific time each day.


What is the required Learning Time for Virtual Students?

TEA is requiring 240 minutes (4 hours) of learning time per day in either in-class time or independent work. Most of this work will be done synchronously with a virtual teacher.



In-Person Learning


Chromebooks

Students will be responsible for their specific Chromebook at all times. Students will be expected to take Chromebooks home every night for homework and to recharge.


Can parents drop off lunches and materials to school?

At this time, we will allow drop-offs to the front foyer of Reynolds. We are restricting visitor entrance into the building past the foyer during school hours, unless deemed "essential". No food delivery services will be allowed (ie. UberEats).

NOTE: We are removing all microwaves in the cafeteria


What school supplies will my child need?

Our school supply list has not changed for each grade level, but we will greatly limit the amount of shared supplies students use in the classroom. We will work with students to ensure they have the needed supplies necessary for school.

Reynolds PTO

Please visit our PTO website and join today! REYNOLDS PTO



Reynolds SPIRIT NIGHT at the

Cookie Rack - Prosper on 9/2 from

3:30-7:30 pm.


Be sure to follow Reynolds PTO on

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Reynolds-MS-PTO-Prosper-TX-228912913817659/

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/reynoldsptoprosper/

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, August 26: In-person Students Picture Day
  • Thursday, August 27: Virtual Students Picture Day
  • Friday, September 4: No School
  • Monday, September 7: Labor Day (No School - Student & Staff Holiday)

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