Reynolds Family Weekly Newsletter

May 15, 2022

Hello Reynolds Families,

We are so excited to be welcoming all Reynolds families onto campus this Wednesday evening. Our Open House will begin at 5:30 pm. From 5:30-6:15, you can enjoy a Bluegrass Band, walk through the community resource tables and participate in the PTO fundraisers. You're welcome to bring beach chairs or blankets to sit and enjoy the music along with eating delicious food from the vendors.

At 6:15 pm the classrooms will open for parents and students to tour the rooms.

We will also have a lost and found area so you find any items your child may have misplaced recently.

As a reminder, there is limited parking on campus and no parking is allowed on Douglas.

Hope to see you on Wednesday.

Mrs. Liliana Gordon-Gonzalez, Principal

Mrs. Berlinda Akao, Assistant Principal

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PTO News

The PTO is excited to see you at the Reynolds Open House on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm! Please stop by our table to pick up some snacks, check out our new spirit gear, purchase raffle tickets or just to say hi!

Also, we are also looking for new members for our Executive Board. Our board meets monthly and has a variety of positions to choose from if you'd like to get more involved with PTO! Please see the attached flyer for more information on ways you can get involved. Flyer

Finally, if you had ordered spirit gear, your order was sent home Friday with your student. Unfortunately, our decals were delayed but should be sent home next week. If you have any questions or issues with your order, please email the PTO at We will have spirit gear for sale at the Open House and the next order will go out Friday, May 20th!

Counselor's Corner

Happy Sunday!

We only have 19 more days of school, and there is still a lot to do. For the next two weeks, I will be providing classroom lessons to all grade levels reviewing what we learned throughout the school year.

The last week of May, we will have a Spirit Week to celebrate College and Career Awareness. Attached you will find the dates and themes.

College and Career Spirit Week

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

School Counselor

Reynolds Elementary School


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Referral Form

Intent to Return Letter

Last week we sent home an Intent to Return Letter. We apologize if the letter brought confusion. We do need to know if your child will be attending Reynolds next year or not. Returning the letter helps us to ensure we will have adequate staffing.

So, please send back the bottom portion stating if your child will return to Reynolds next year or not. Link to letter

Smarter Balance Summative Assessments (SBAC) in ELA and Math

5th grade May 17th-19th and May 24th-25th

We ask for your support by making sure the days your child is testing that they

  • Get plenty of rest the night before
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • NOT be late to school

Pre-Kindergarten Program District Survey

As the California Department of Education moves toward Universal Pre-Kindergarten instruction for all children ages three through five, our district would like to better understand how to meet the needs of parents/guardians of their youngest children. Click on the survey to give your input.

Pre-Kindergarten Program Parent Survey

2022- 2023 Bell Schedule for Reynolds Elementary and District Calendar

Here is the new LATE START schedule for Reynolds:

  • 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

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:55 AM- 2:50 PM
    • Wednesdays and other scheduled Minimum Days: 8:55 AM-1:05 PM
  • Link to District School Year Calendar

Equity Audit: Community Listening Circles

Parent/guardian/community engagement opportunities in the upcoming Listening Circles. There is upcoming options: May 23.

  • Community Listening Circle Flyer
  • Register ahead of time by using the QR code on the flyer, or by this link.

Important Dates

5/18 Open House 5:30-7:00 pm

5/30 Memorial Day-Holiday

6/6 Kinder Promotion

6/8 Fifth Grade Promotion 9:00-10:30 am


Ms Valle--Special Education Teacher

Hi my name is Darcy Valle. I've been at Reynolds Elementary for almost 5 years now and I love the school and staff here. I've lived in San Diego all my life. On my free time I hang out with my 2 cats, train Luna my dog in Agility, take piano lessons and read. I am always very busy.

Mr. Anderson--Special Education Teacher

My name is Benjamin Anderson. I'm a new Education Specialist from Northern California. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with my masters of education in special education. I love playing soccer and eating Korean BBQ.

Ms. Vargas--Paraprofessional

Hello my name is Carolina Vargas. I am one of the paraprofessionals working with Special Ed students here at Reynolds. I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and came to the United States at age four. Ever since I have called Oceanside my home. I attended San Rafael Elementary, Lincoln middle school and graduated from OHS in 2007. After high School I worked as a CNA and also a Medical assistant in one of the community clinics. After seven years of being a stay at home mom I decided to start working here as a Duty supervisor, a few months ago I started this new position. I have learned so much in so little time. I enjoy working with kids and like to treat them as if they were mine. In my free time I like to keep busy either crafting, helping out with our PTO, my Girls Scout troop or spending time with my three kids ( Angie, Bella and Edward) who also attend Reynolds.


Our top priority is the health and safety of students and staff.
  • Please monitor your student for COVID-19 symptoms daily prior to bringing/sending them to school.
  • Please see the guidelines on what to do if your child is sick.

Please refer to our district webpage

  • Information on symptoms of Covid
  • Testing sites and times

Dismissal Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with dismissal. Volunteers would support our staff with helping students in/out of cars and with traffic flow.

If you are interested please let the office know.

TK and Kinder Dismissal

THANK YOU Parents for working with our staff to make dismissal safer for everyone.

For the safety of students, staff and parents

  • Please be patient while teacher(s) walk your student(s) to your vehicle when you pull up.

First-Fifth Grade Dismissal

In order to facilitate TK/Kinder car pick up, we are asking that you do not start lining up your cars before 2:25 pm. We need to have the curb pick up clear for TK/Kinder parents to drive through and pick up their child.

Frequently Asked Questions about devices

Ms. McNamara, our librarian tech has developed FAQ resource regarding our school devices.

This document will be continuously updated with new questions/information.

FAQ document

Car Arrival and Dismissal

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 is open during arrival and dismissal.

Thank you for your continued patience during arrival and dismissal for the safety of our students.

School Reminders

  • As per OUSD Wellness Policy, please refrain from sending non-nutritional value foods such as; candy, hot spicy chips, etc. from home.
  • Our gates will open at 7:45 am and the bell rings at 8:15 am
  • Only students will be allowed to enter the school gates.
  • All students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch.
  • Please send a reusable water bottle with your child.
  • Wednesdays are minimum days. Students in TK/K- 5th grades are dismissed at 12:25 pm.