August 10, 2020
From the Principal
IT IS GOOD TO BE BACK! Whether your family's selection for education to begin this school year was virtual or in-person, getting back to teaching and learning has helped to return a sense of routine that has otherwise been lost to social distancing for many. During the opening days of in-person instruction, students learned school procedures with an emphasis on MSD Warren Township's S.A.F.E Reopening Plan and the CDC recommended practices of face coverings, hand-washing and sanitizing and social distancing. Virtual learners learned about online expectations and worked to remedy connection difficulties. Virtual learners that have not yet been contacted should contact Mrs. Pam Griffin 317.869.4350.
Pages 7 and 8 of the the S.A.F.E Reopening Plan contains screening and return protocols for students and staff exhibiting symptoms. It is imperative that students exhibiting symptoms at home not be sent to school. RP is eager for all of our Rangers to be at school, but not at the expense of potentially spreading germs to others.
MSD Warren Township and Raymond Park continue to be responsive to parent requests for virtual and in-person preferences for school. Moving forward, the need to balance classes and staff will require that families adhere to the 9-week commitment initially made for the form of school students would observe. Though the window is closing, those wishing to switch from in-person to virtual school must complete the registration process at the district homepage and will be placed on a waiting list for virtual education. Those wishing consideration to move from virtual to in-person should contact their grade level counselor (contact information at the bottom of this newsletter).
During the second week of school, RP will work to provide all learners with Chromebooks. Students that already have school-issued Chromebooks at home are required to bring those to school each day. Students that cannot produce a school-issued Chromebook for which they were already assigned will be charged for its replacement as a part of the reissuing process. Chromebooks continue to serve as an integral part of the education and communication process for both in-person and virtual learners. It is important that students properly care for, charge and bring their Chromebook each day.
- school pictures for in-person students will occur Thursday and Friday of this week.
- 7th and 8th grade Back-to-School Night is scheduled to occur through virtual meetings online Wednesday, August 19, at 6pm.
Finally, RP cohort teams wanted to provide a welcome message to our students and staff through the links below.
6th Grade Administrator, Mrs. Jina Simmons (with 6th Grade Counselor Andrew McAulay)
Health Hero will be at Raymond Park to give vaccinations free of charge to families to help students stay compliant on vaccines. They will also offer flu vaccines.
Individual letters will be mailed out next week from the nurse if your child is in need of vaccines for the current school year. All that is required to participate is a consent completed and signed by a parent.
The schedule is:
August 26th for in person students on the black schedule from
12:30-2:00 pm at Raymond Park
August 27th for in person students on the gold schedule from
11:30-1:15 pm at Raymond Park
August 27th for virtual students on black and gold schedules from
10:00-2:00 at Moorhead Elementary.
If you have questions or concerns please contact Nurse Lisa at (317) 532-8912.
Raymond Park PTSA
RP PTSA membership signups will be accepted ONLY through our online square website.
To join, please click on the PTA button below or go to raymond-park-ptsa.square.site and select the membership option that works for you.
Athletics Start Dates
Monday, August 17th
Cross Country 5th through 8th
Boys Tennis 5th through 8th
7th & 8th Cheer
Soccer- To Be Determined
Girls Golf- To Be Determined
Students will need a completed physical on file with Raymond Park. Completed physicals from the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year, but must be on file at Raymond Park. Students will need to bring their own water bottles with their name on them and their own mask. In addition, students will need to provide their own transportation to and from practice.
Dr. John Kleine - Principal
Dr. Leondra Radford - 5th Grade Dean
Mrs. Adrienne Mathews - 5th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Jina Simmons - 6th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Andrew McAulay - 6th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Amy Piskoty - 7th Grade Dean
Ms. Katie Piatt - 7th Grade Counselor
Mr. Bill Halpin -8th Grade Dean
Mrs. Irish Parish -8th Grade Counselor
Lisa Stewart - Nurse