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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Vern Patrick Elementary Receives $5,000 Grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

Vern Patrick Elementary School has received at $5,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to support its community school programming in the 2019-2020 school year.

Vern Patrick Elementary’s community school program offers after school enrichment activities that complement academic programs to support student success. Students are able to participate in extra curricular activities and programs that support core academic goals. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities provided in partnership with community organizations such as Girls on the Run, LaClasse, Girl Scouts, STEAM (science, technology, arts and math) classes, cheer leading with local high schools, Kids in the Kitchen with OSU, and many more. 

The school will use the funds awarded to support the program through a part time community school coordinator who will facilitate all programming and work with community partners, staff, students and parents.

“Vern Patrick Elementary is honored to receive this grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation,” shared Jennifer Hesse, Vern Patrick Elementary Principal. “With this extra funding we were able to continue with programming this year in …

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RELC Kindergarten Registration Event

REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT is hosting a Kindergarten Registration Event for all incoming 2019-2020 Kindergartners on Thursday, August 15th – 9:30-6:00, at RELC.

Redmond Early Learning Center (RELC)

2105 W Antler Ave.




This event  will help you and your child become more excited, relaxed and comfortable about coming to school.  Interpreters will be available for our Spanish speaking families. 

Why Attend?

District staff members will be available to assist you in registering your child Take a tour of the school Meet the principal Find out about transportation opportunities Find out about school breakfast and lunch Access community resources Get your questions answered

To register your child for kindergarten, please bring the following documents:

Birth Certificate (to be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be 5 on, or before, September 1) Immunization Records Proof of address (piece of mail with parents name and current address)

Partner agencies and services that will be present: Family Access Network (FAN), RSD Nutrition Services, Champions – Before and After School Program

EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE REDMOND realizará una Ronda de Inscripciones para el …

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Redmond School District Launches Online Student Registration for 2019-20 School Year

Redmond School District has opened online student registration and verification for all students for the 2019-20 school year.

Using ParentVue, the district’s parent portal, parents or guardians can securely register new or verify returning student information in all grade levels. This significantly reduces the traditional paper documentation that was previously completed in person then hand delivered to schools.

“The online registration process is fast and convenient for Redmond School District families,” said Mike McIntosh, superintendent. “It is designed to ensure accuracy of student information while offering a helpful tool to save time during the busy back-to-school season.”

To register new students or verify returning student information, parents can visit the district website at www.redmondschools.org and click the online registration link on the home page. 

Parents of new students will still be required to bring certain documents to their student’s school such as proof of birth, proof of immunization and proof of address. The online registration process will detail which documents are required for new student registration. 

Incoming in-town kindergarten students who have not yet registered may do …

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Lance McMurphy Selected as Redmond School District Nutrition Services Director

Redmond School District has announced the selection of Lance McMurphy for the role of Nutrition Services Director.

McMurphy joins Redmond School District with more than 21 years of experience in food service management. He has been serving as the general manager of food service and nutrition with Sodexo for Steilacoom Historical School District for the past four years. At Steilacoom McMurphy was responsible for the nutrition services program that supported 3,300 students in three distinct municipalities in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound area.

“I have a vision that the school kitchens and cafeterias can be much more than just a place to get an affordable, nutritious meal to fuel students’ success throughout the school day,” shared McMurphy.  “I hope to collaborate with the administration and current Nutrition staff at each school site to see what we can do to more fully integrate these spaces as educational resources to promote safety, life skills, business acumen, and most importantly, wellness.”

McMurphy will be tasked with leading the district’s Nutrition Services Department of approximately 35 team members. He will begin August 5, …

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Redmond High School Selects Seth Womack to Lead Panther Football

Redmond High School has selected Seth Womack of Eagle Point, Ore., as the new head football coach. Womack has been hired to replace former head coach, Brent Wasche, and will lead the Panthers forward into 2019 and beyond. 

Womack brings 15 years of experience coaching both collegiate and high school football to Redmond High School. During the past six years he served as head coach and district athletic director for Eagle Point High School. 

“Seth brings successful head coaching experience, a deep heart for student athletes, a strong knowledge base and unmatched enthusiasm for the task ahead,” said Redmond School District Athletic Director, Kevin Bryant. “Seth wowed the committee during the interview process and I know he will do the same with athletes, parents and coaches in the Redmond Panther football program.” 

Womack will also serve as the new dean of student success at Redmond High School, replacing former head baseball coach Doug Taylor who is now serving as assistant principal at Redmond High School.

“I am thrilled to lead the Redmond Panther football program,” said Womack. “It is …

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Herbicide application to grassy lawn

District Herbicide Application Notice

It is mandatory for each facility to post this notice on their school website in addition to the site notices that will be posted by our grounds personnel.  These actions satisfy our due diligence to provide public notification as required by law. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

The Facilities Department hereby gives notice the Redmond School District grounds personnel will be spraying the Jaqua Baseball Field at the following site and date between 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. 

Jaqua Sports Complex

Friday, July 19th, 2019 

These dirt and grass areas will be posted as closed for four hours or until the grounds personnel have determined the product being applied has had sufficient time to dry on the vegetation.  Please notify staff and the public of this application at least 24-hours in advance of this application date. 

The product being applied is listed below.  The safety data sheet is located in the red SDS binder at your facility.

GlyStar Plus EPA #42750-61

& Pendulum AquaCap EPA #241-416

Type of Products – Non-Selective & Selective Herbicide

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Redmond High School student qualifies for national CTE competition

Redmond High School junior Kyler Outman recently qualified to participate in the SkillsUSA national competition scheduled for June 25-29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

SkillsUSA is national organization comprised of students, teachers and industry partners focused on providing the United States with a skilled workforce through career and technical education (CTE) classes.    

Outman earned his trip to the national competition by winning a gold medal in cabinet-making and power equipment technologies at the SkillsUSA state competition held in April in Milwaukie, Oregon. He beat out the second place finisher by 400 points.

During the national competition, Outman will participate in a variety of challenges, including parts identification, failure analysis, reassembly of a lawn tractor transmission, fuel injection theory, circuitry and voltage drop tests, engine failure to run diagnostic, mock interviews, and much more.

“The challenges I will compete in at nationals involve skills learned from my CTE classes at Redmond High,” he said. “I’m thankful to attend a school in a district focused on providing students with …

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Redmond School District students participate in local entrepreneur competition

Middle school and high school students from across Redmond School District recently participated in a competition sponsored by the Redmond Education Foundation called Teen Tank.

Billed as an event featuring student innovation and ideas, the competition consisted of teams from Obsidian Middle School, Tumalo Community School, Redmond High School and Ridgeview High School.

Inspired by the hit television show, Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their company or product ideas to a panel of successful industry judges, Teen Tank competitors similarly pitched their social, business and community-focused projects to a panel of local judges.

Teams were given five minutes to pitch and six to respond to any questions from the panel of judges. Winners were selected based on a scoring rubric.

Obsidian Middle School (OMS) produced this year’s winning team, garnering them a check for $2,500 to be directed toward their proposed project, “Growing Hope,” a community garden to be located off of 15th street near OMS.

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