Promise of Oregon

Redmond School District was recently selected by the Oregon School Board Association to be featured in the “Promise of Oregon,” campaign.

Jeff Hair, a senior at Redmond High School shares…

“I am the Promise of Oregon because I want to become someone that anyone can come to for help. I am trying to put myself out there so people know they can come to me if they wish. One of my main focuses is to help people see the optimistic point of view.”

The campaign launches soon and we can’t wait to share Redmond School District’s Promise of Oregon students!

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Opt In to RSD Text Alerts!

You can receive text alerts about upcoming school events, attendance notifications, inclement weather delays and emergency notifications! 

Simply opt in by texting “Y” or “Yes” to the number 67587 using the mobile phone number on file at your student’s school. You can opt out of these messages at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

If you have questions about the number you have on file or if you have a new mobile number and would like to receive texts, please contact your child’s school to update your profile. Our notification system is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Thank you for your continued partnership in making success possible for every RSD student!

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RSD Team Spotlight: IEP Specialist Team

This Team Member Spotlight features the District’s IEP Specialist Team! Students who are enrolled in Special Education services must have an Individualized Education Plan. An IEP is more than just a written legal document (or “plan”). It lays out the program of special education instruction, supports and services kids need to make progress and thrive in school.

Case managers (special education teachers) at each school manage average case loads ranging from 6-11 students (those with very high needs) up to 35-40, depending on the student’s needs. In the past, these case managers were responsible for the entire IEP process. This includes referral, evaluation, eligibility then even writing the IEP. The district started to review how long it took these case managers to write IEPs for students with learning disabilities and when they were doing the work. Case managers were often spending time outside of work hours or time during the day that would be student contact time completing paperwork and writing IEPs.

The District’s Student Services Department assembled a team of people from across the district, including administrators and teachers, to address the problem. This team visited Medford School District who had created a model for IEP …

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Redmond School District Seeks Applicants for Budget Committee Vacancies

Redmond School District is seeking applicants for three vacant positions on the Budget Committee. 

The Budget Committee is comprised of all five School Board members and five appointed Budget Committee members. Budget Committee members are appointed to serve for a three-year term. 

The Budget Committee will begin meeting and deliberating on the 2020-2021 district budget in the spring of 2020. Applications will be accepted at the district office until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Budget Committee members must reside in the Redmond School District and may not be employed by the district. 

The Budget Committee application is available online and in person at the district office at 145 SE Salmon Drive in Redmond.

For questions or more information about the Redmond School District Budget Committee, please call Kathy Steinert, Director of Fiscal Services, at the district administration office, 541-923-8927. 

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StepUp Program Receives $40,000 Donation from City Center Church to Fund School Playground

Redmond School District’s StepUp Program has received a $40,000 donation from City Center Church to fund a school playground.

StepUP serves students from ages kindergarten through 21 in a diverse set of programs. These include StepUP Transition, NextSTEPS and social-emotional learning programs for students K-12. The program is based at the Edwin Brown Education Center, a facility that was built in 1950 that is currently without a school playground.

City Center Church donated the funds to StepUP to provide a school playground on the school’s existing campus. The school hopes to begin building the playground by the summer of 2020.

“Last year when our community partner, City Center Church asked what we really needed, we never thought that we would be able to receive such a generous gift to make that dream a reality so quickly,” said Karen Mitchell, StepUP Principal. “Not only has City Center Church helped us to fully fund the playground equipment that we need, but throughout the year they provide generous donations …

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September RSD Team Spotlight: Tamara Boegelsack

About Tamara

Tamara Boegelsack has worked for Redmond School District for 19 years and is in her 14th year working at Obsidian Middle School! She currently serves as Obsidian Middle School’s Registrar and Leadership/Activities Coordinator. She has been nominated for our Team Spotlight by members of her team at Obsidian Middle School! Read below to learn more about Tamara! 

What do you find most rewarding about your job?

I have several branches on my tree at Obsidian and I love it! As the Registrar I have the opportunity to be one of the first people that our new students and families have an interaction with and I enjoy being able to welcome them into our pack. My front office co-workers and I work really hard to give the office a fun, positive and welcoming atmosphere. Being the scheduler is a challenging and often frustrating puzzle, but I enjoy a good challenge!

Lastly, a new role I’ve recently taken on is serving as the Leadership/ Activities Coordinator. It is so much fun! I have the opportunity to work with our Packleaders and …

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Tumalo Community School Seeks Historical Photos and Artifacts for 100 Year Celebration

Tumalo Community School is seeking historical school photos and artifacts for its 100 Year Celebration on Saturday, October 5, 2019. 

Tumalo Community School is currently open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Community members that wish to share photographs, artifacts or other items can contact Marti Olkowski, Tumalo Community School Registrar, at or call 541-382-2853.

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Redmond School District Launches Mobile Technology to Improve School Bus Service

Redmond School District has announced that parents and guardians will have the ability to securely track the arrival of their student’s bus using Here Comes the Bus, a new mobile application, starting this school year. With Here Comes the Bus parents will know when their child’s bus is arriving, allowing families to perfectly time their student’s arrival to their bus stop. 

Here Comes The Bus provides a secure and convenient school bus experience by delivering real-time tracking of bus location by email and push notification alerts to help students and parents arrive at the school bus right on time. Parents must agree to securely verify their student’s information in order to use the mobile application. Once verified, parents can use the app to determine the location of their student’s bus once it is within a one mile radius of their designated bus stop. 

Parents can visit the Apple App store or Google Play to download the app. If you have issues with this app please contact customer service through the customer support website. To learn more about …

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ParentView Update

ParentVUE and StudentVUE for Redmond School District have a new web address as of August 2019.

What you need to know:

The web addresses and have been forwarded to the new web address. You can login with the same credentials. If you bookmarked or saved the direct web address, please update your bookmark to:  If you and your family use the Synergy mobile apps—ParentVUE, StudentVUE—you will need to delete and reinstall the app OR change the web address (URL) in the app: On the login screen (purple for PVUE and green for SVUE), click the gear icon in the lower left corner.  Click the “Add another district URL” button. Enter 97756 in the “Zip Code” box. Redmond School District (with the updated web address listed above) should be the first result. Click on that line. Click “Yes” to the message asking if you want to save that as your district. Login using the same credentials as before.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact the Synergy help desk at

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Tumalo Community School Accepting Applications for Pre-Kindergarten Afternoon Program

Tumalo Community School is now accepting applications for the school’s afternoon Pre-Kindergarten program this fall.

Tumalo Community School’s afternoon Pre-K program operates from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes begin the week of September 9th and will run throughout the school year.

“Tumalo Community School is proud to continue our Pre-K program this year,” shared Justin Nicklous, Tumalo Community School Principal. “Participation in Pre-K classes offer a wonderful start to a child’s education and introduces them to their school community in a positive way.”

Students must be four years old before September 1, 2019 in order to apply to the program. Tuition is $225 per student monthly. 

Registration closes Friday, August 30th. For questions or more information about Tumalo Community School’s Pre-K program, please contact the school directly at 541-382-2853. Tumalo Community School is currently open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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