Family Newsletter May 14, 2021
Dear StepUP Families,
It seems like are just flying through May and that June will be here before we know it. We continue to be so incredibly grateful for our families and our students in this whirlwind of a time we have been living in with constant shifts and adjustments.
One thing that we are really excited to share is that there a new tab on our website for Community Resources: https://stepup.redmondschools.org/1590-2/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off. In the past we have done a Community Resource Fair, last year it had to be cancelled due to COVID, this year, we were going to try to do a live, virtual fair, but instead post resources to our website so that they can be accessed at any time. As we continue to get more information from our community partners, we will add them to the page.
Please make sure and review the important dates on this newsletter and let us know if you have any questions, we appreciate you,
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
- May 31 --No School - Memorial Day
- June 2 - NO EARLY RELEASE (same schedule as M, T, Th, F for all students)
- June 9 - Last Day for Transition
- June 16 - NO EARLY RELEASE (same schedule as M, T, Th, F for all students)
- June 17 - Last Day SECONDARY EARLY RELEASE-10AM, ELEMENTARY EARLY RELEASE 11:45AM
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUMS
Did you know there’s an election on May 18, 2021, and four of the five seats on the Redmond School District Board of Directors are up for election? Learn more about the candidates here, or watch one of the upcoming candidate forums!
The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County hosted virtual forums that were pre-recorded, translated and are available on the group’s website.
The Redmond Kiwanis Club also hosted virtual Zoom forums and you can watch them on the club’s YouTube channel.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND HAPPENINGS
OSU Extension Nutrition Education
NEWS FROM OUR CLASSROOMS
Transition students doing their jobs working in the garden and cleaning windows.
How do I sign up for text updates from Redmond School District?
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
This past year has been overwhelming for many people. Mental Health Awareness Month is an important reminder to check in with ourselves and loved ones. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Good mental health helps you cope with stress and can improve your quality of life. Seek professional help if you are experiencing severe or distressing symptoms that have lasted two weeks or more, such as:
Appetite changes that result in unwanted weight changes
Struggling to get out of bed in the morning because of mood
Loss of interest in things you usually find enjoyable
Inability to perform usual daily functions and responsibilities
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or the Deschutes County crisis line at (541) 322-7500, ext 9. Additionally, YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line that can be reached by phone at 877-968-8491 or by texting teen2teen to 839863.
Free Covid-19 testing
Wall Street Services Building
1340 NW Wall St
Parking Lot facing Wall St.
Bend OR, 97703
· May 6th
· May 13th
· May 20th
· May 27th