Melissa Stolasz Named Regional Teacher of the Year

The pivotal role of teachers has become especially evident in these last several months as schools have transitioned to distance learning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have stepped up in countless, innovative ways to ensure students are safe, healthy and engaged to reach their full potential, making this a fitting opportunity to recognize the excellence of Regional Teachers of Year throughout the state!

Ridgeview High School science and mathematics teacher, Melissa Stolasz was named 2021 Regional Teacher of the Year! Stolasz wins a $500 cash prize and is in the running for Oregon’s 2021 Teacher of the Year – to be announced this fall. 

“Mrs. Stolasz puts kids first every day,” shared Lee Loving, Ridgeview High School Principal. “She has established a highly productive and enthusiastic rapport with each and every one of her students. This has resulted in amazing growth and outcomes for students. She is all about finding ways for students to feel that they belong in and can be highly successful in our school and in her classroom. She even …

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Title 1A Pre-Kindergarten 2020-21 At Redmond Early Learning Center (RELC)

Title 1A Pre-Kindergarten 2020-21 At Redmond Early Learning Center (RELC)

Do you have a 4 year old?  Do you know a family who does?

The Title 1A PreK program is grant funded (free to families) and prioritizes students who need additional support gaining Kindergarten readiness skills. To be eligible to participate in the PreK program, your child must:

Be 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2020 Participate in a screening process with Healthy Beginnings (see graphic below) in May-June 2020.  Call to set up an appointment (Healthy Beginnings at 541-383-6357 or )   Qualify for PreK services based on the outcomes of the screening process Reside within one of the six RSD school boundaries (including Tom McCall, John Tuck, Vern Patrick, Sage, MA Lynch and Hugh Hartman)

Please contact Holly Hennessey if you have further questions.

Distrito Escolar de Redmond

Prekínder de Título 1A, 2020-21 En el Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano de Redmond (RELC*)

*Por sus siglas en inglés

¿Tiene un hijo de 4 años de edad? ¿Conoce a alguna familia con hijos de esta edad?

El Programa de PreK de …

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day—their immense work and impact moves us beyond words. And with the abrupt end to the physical school year, our teachers have done even more to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning at home lessons. All to ensure every student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.

It’s in these challenging times that we truly recognize and appreciate how our nation’s educators play such a pivotal role in our children’s lives—inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

Thank a teacher in the Redmond School District! Your note will be shared with them by email! 

Los maestros cambian la vida de millones de niños todos los días. Su enorme trabajo e impacto nos conmueven más allá de las palabras, por lo que necesitamos de emojis para decir cómo nos sentimos. Y con el final repentino de nuestro año escolar físicamente, nuestros maestros han hecho todavía más para seguir educando con salones de clases virtuales y un …

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RSD Team Spotlight: Janice Hueners

Janice Hueners was unanimously nominated by her peers to be featured in this month’s team spotlight! Janice’s brings dedication and heart to her work in serving RSD students. 

Janice shares, “I love RHS students! Each day I strive to be pleasant, smile, and share an encouraging word as they go on their way. My favorite part of every (regular) school day is seeing the students when they come in for breakfast or lunch. Each one is amazing and special in their own way. I feel that feeding and caring for kids is a noble profession!  Redmond High provides a positive, caring and energetic work environment.  Our staff is fabulous! 

I’ve worked for Redmond School District in Nutrition Services for 7 years now. Previously I’ve been a deli manager with Safeway Co. and have other restaurant management experience. I am a true Oregonian, born in Klamath Falls to school teacher parents. I am the mother of three wonderful adult children and blessed with four spectacular grandkids. In my off work time I like to cook, bake, read and dig in the dirt, (otherwise known as gardening). My husband and I like to camp, …

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RSD Budget Student Art Contest

Every year Redmond School District showcases artwork from Redmond students in its annual budget document. This year the District is asking students to share their art from home for the opportunity to be featured in the 2020-2021 Redmond School District Adopted Budget!

THEME: This year’s theme is hope/positivity/bright. During the hard times we are experiencing, we want to have as much positivity as possible. Your art will help in this mission!

Please complete the following form online to submit a photo file of your art (preferably an image file such as JPEG).

Click Here to Submit Student Artwork


Todos los años, el Distrito Escolar de Redmond muestra los trabajos de arte de los estudiantes de Redmond en su documento de presupuesto anual. Este año, el distrito pide que los estudiantes compartan su arte desde sus hogares para tener la oportunidad de mostrarlo en el Presupuesto Adoptado del Distrito Escolar de Redmond para el 2020-2021.

TEMA: El tema de este año es esperanza/optimismo/alegría. Durante estos tiempos difíciles que estamos …

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Kindergarten Registration

Redmond School District has launched online registration for incoming kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year


Registration for incoming kindergarten students will only be available online during the statewide school closure. Parents can now access online registration on the district’s website

Required documentation such as birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address can be uploaded during the registration process or parents can wait to submit this information when schools reopen. Once registered, parents will receive confirmation from their student’s neighborhood school. In person tours, health screenings and open house events are postponed for a later date.

If families experience difficulties and cannot register their student online, they may leave a voice message with their neighborhood school and a member of the school team will respond. Click here to access school contact information.


El Distrito Escolar de Redmond ha comenzado las inscripciones por internet para los nuevos estudiantes de Kínder del año escolar 2020-21.


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COVID-19 Update

5.15.20 Update from Superintendent McIntosh

Good afternoon RSD families,

Nine weeks ago today we were made aware that schools were closing due the COVID-19 pandemic. You may remember that the closure was originally for only two weeks and at that time we were simply providing resources to families. Then seemingly overnight, we were asked to close for another month and now the closure will continue through June 30. I know and understand the struggles that this has brought as you juggle new conditions and responsibilities. The school district has learned much and worked hard to figure out how to serve our families. I appreciate your partnership as the landscape continues to change.

Yesterday our Governor announced that Deschutes County’s application to enter Phase 1 of reopening was approved. Thanks to our entire community’s diligent work to stay home we have indeed saved lives and slowed the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This is a positive sign but also a reminder that we have much work to do and that we cannot lose the progress that we have gained over …

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Redmond School District Board of Directors Selects Dr. Charan Cline for Superintendent

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has announced its selection of Dr. Charan Cline of Yamhill, Ore. for the position of superintendent.

The board of directors hosted interviews with four finalists on March 9 and March 10. Each candidate participated in a thorough series of interviews including a community stakeholder panel, school tours, executive leadership interviews and an interview with the board of directors. The board selected Cline as the final candidate during a special board meeting held on Tuesday, March 31.

“After a nationwide search and considerable input from the community, the board is pleased to announce the selection of our next superintendent, Charan Cline,” shared Tim Carpenter, Redmond School District Board Chair. “We look forward to working with Charan to continue the great work that is happening in the Redmond School District.”

Dr. Charan Cline currently serves as superintendent of Yamhill Carlton School District. In his 19 years as a school administrator, he has served as a high school assistant principal, a middle school principal, a district school improvement director, and a superintendent. Cline holds a …

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RSD Team Spotlight: Talitha Gray

For as long as I can remember I knew I was going to be a teacher. I didn’t think I was going to be a special education teacher, but after my first year in special education I felt like I belonged.

I started working at Vern Patrick Elementary School in the life skills classroom as an instructional assistant and records manager 13 years ago. After five years I left to complete a Master’s in Education program while subbing in various positions and schools in Redmond. This is my fifth year at M. A. Lynch Elementary as a special education teacher and I love working with the Lynch team! 

My role is to partner with parents, teachers, outside services, administrators and building staff to help create and implement plans for supporting student success. Our team at Lynch does an incredible job working together to use all resources available to support kiddos and give them access to the classroom and instruction at their level. 

This is my second year as part of the leadership team, and I have learned a lot from …

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Redmond School District COVID-19 Closure Meal Distribution

Redmond School District has established a food distribution program to provide a free, prepackaged breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years and under during the statewide COVID-19 school closure.

Households may receive free pre-packaged breakfasts and lunches for any children under the age of 18 at Redmond High School from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Children do not necessarily need to be present. Distribution will be via drive-through in the school visitor parking lot.

Meal distribution dates and time are as follows:

From now until June 30, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday – Friday (*except Memorial Day, 5/25/20)

No identification will be required to receive a meal. Attendees may receive up to five (5) bagged meals (that include a breakfast & a lunch together) per child, 18 and under. However, note that some items, such as milk, are perishable and require refrigeration if they are not consumed shortly after they are served. Children are not required to be present to receive a meal.

For additional assistance, the district suggests contacting these community partners:


United …

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