Reynolds Family Weekly Newsletter

November 27, 2022

Message from Admin

Reynolds Families,


We hope everyone had a wonderful week enjoying time with family and friends. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back on campus on Monday.


This week our district is hosting free parent presentations on Cyber Safety for Parents and a forum on concerns of Fentanyl. See below for more information.


On Friday, we will host Coffee with Principal. This is an informal time to meet with us and ask questions or provide important feedback. Learn how you can become involved in our school. This will be held in the MPR from 9:00-9:30 am.


On Tuesday morning we will be practicing our Lock Down Drill. Teachers will teach students the procedures and then we will practice. We hove monthly drills to prepare students for an emergency.


Make sure you take time to read about:

PTO events

Upcoming School Fair


Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs. Liliana Gordon-Gonzalez, Principal

Mrs. Berlinda Akao, Assistant Principal

Coffee with the Principal

Please join Mrs. Gonzalez, Mrs. Akao and Mr. Torrico on December 2, 2022 from 9:00-9:30 am in the MPR. It is an informal time to meet with us and to provide us valuable feedback to help Reynolds grow and thrive

PTO News


A few reminders for the upcoming weeks:

- See's Candies orders must be returned by November 28th. We will not be collecting late orders. If you would like to order online, you can find the fundraiser here. All proceeds from the See's Candies fundraiser will go to help our 5th grade students go to camp this May.

- Save the date: Wednesday, December 7 from 5 - 7 pm join us at Reynolds for Candy Cane Lane, our holiday event with holiday lights, crafts, cocoa and holiday photos. Our book fair will be open at the event. All families are welcome to bundle up and join us!

- Holiday shopping online this year? Be sure to link Reynolds Raccoons PTO to your Amazon Smile account! It's easy to set up and Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to our school's PTO. More information can be found here.

- We also participate in the BoxTops4Education program! Using the Box Tops App, scan your shopping receipt and you’ll earn for your school with every Box Tops product you buy. More information can be found here.


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Book Fair Coming in December

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.



This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.


See flyers for more information on eWallet. English and Spanish

Oceanside Unified School District Parent Information

Counselor's Corner



November Counselor Corner Newsletter.


Have a great week.


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

School Counselor

Reynolds Elementary School

760-901-7262

Oscar.Torrico@oside.us

Important Dates

12/2 Coffee with Principal

12/2-12/9 Scholastic Book Fair

12/7 Candy Cane Lane

12/19-1/6 Winter Break No School

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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

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

    TK/Kindergarten:

    • 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: https://forms.gle/EZUrtXSXQomdAGWS7

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 www.caresolace.com/ousd and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.