Redmond School District Fall Reentry Plans

July 3, 2020

Good afternoon Redmond School District Community,

This is my first week with the Redmond School District and I am honored to be part of this incredible district and beautiful community. I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and healthy as we approach a long holiday weekend. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate your continued engagement during these challenging times. Although rules are changing rapidly, I want to assure you that the district is working tirelessly to develop a re-entry plan for the fall that is safe and inclusive with a variety of options for all students.

Two weeks ago we asked you to complete a survey regarding your family’s readiness and preference to return to school next fall. Your feedback clearly illustrated that a safe return to in-person instruction with flexible learning options was a top priority.

I want you to know that Redmond School District will strive to provide on-site instruction to as many students as possible for as much time as possible. Using the Oregon Department of Education’s …

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Redmond School District Fall Reopening Survey

As we transition to next year, we are looking forward to opening our schools and welcoming students in the fall! We miss seeing students on a daily basis and are working diligently to bring everyone back together safely. It is our guiding value to provide on-site instruction to as many students as possible for as much time as possible. Using the ODE Re-Entry Guidance, we will develop reopening structures and practices that are safe, inclusive, and flexible.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY FOR EACH STUDENT YOU HAVE ATTENDING REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT: You will be asked to complete this short set of questions for each student in your family as you may have different preferences depending on which level the student will be attending, in addition to our need to gather data by school. Upon finishing the survey, you will be redirected to the start of a new survey for another student in your family. Repeat this until all students in your household have been represented.

Click Here to Take the Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YW67J72

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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 that Helena Chemical Company personnel will spray all turf areas for broadleaf weeds in grass at the following site and date between 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., weather permitting.  

All Schools and Facilities, Turf Areas

Wednesday – Friday, June 24-26, 2020

These grass areas will be posted as closed from 6:00am – 2:30pm 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 the application date. 

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

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Redmond School District Fall Reopening Plans

June 17, 2020

Good afternoon Redmond School District Families,

Last week the Oregon Department of Education released Version 1 of Ready Schools, Safe Learners for Oregon school districts as they plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Since the release of this guidance, Redmond School District’s leaders have been working to review the recommendations and develop a plan that will be the right fit for students and families in Redmond, Oregon. 

Redmond School District will strive to provide on-site instruction to as many students as possible for as much time as possible. Using ODE’s guidance, Redmond School District will develop reopening structures and practices that are safe, inclusive, and flexible. Our district’s leaders are developing a plan that prepares for future pandemic outbreaks to include a swift response to pivot learning strategies to mitigate gaps in our students’ education. 

The district will collaborate with our local public health authority to provide a solution that meets the Oregon Health Authority’s guidelines for a safe reentry to school. The Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance outlines a number of strategies ranging from physical …

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Redmond K-12 Online Enrollment Begins in August

Started in 2012 and designed for student success, Redmond K-12 Online expands Redmond School District resources with a rigorous, supportive, and flexible learning option for students in Kindergarten-12th grade.

Students learn in a digital, multimedia rich environment with the option of accessing the many benefits of their neighborhood school.   A local learning coach and academic mentor work together to support student learning both at home and/or onsite at the Redmond K-12 Online Technology Center.

If you are interested in enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit Redmond K-12 Online’s website and complete an interest form

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A Message from Superintendent McIntosh, June 12, 2020

Hello Redmond School District Community,

I write to you today in the spirit of celebration, despite the way this school year has drawn to a close. Who would have guessed that we would be waving goodbye to each other and our students virtually. I miss the moment at the end of the day when we stood in the bus zone waving goodbye and cheering as the summer break began. Admittedly, this has been a wild ride since the announcement that schools would be closed beginning in March. I, like many of you, really miss the personal contact and ability to communicate in real time and in person. But in the end, we have in fact navigated the close of the 2020 school year and along the way done our very best to support our students and their families in very positive ways.

I celebrate with you the distance we have come and the tremendous amount of care and passion you poured into making education happen in a new paradigm. We have learned much and will lean into the future in …

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Safe & Welcoming Schools Statement from the Board

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, the Redmond School District Board of Directors would like to take the opportunity to address our students, our families, our team members and our community in our desire to recognize and celebrate the diversity and worth of our students and our unique and beautiful community. 

Redmond School District’s belief that Success is Possible for All Students is rooted in our commitment to educate all students and provide a welcoming, inclusive space for everyone. RSD does not tolerate nor condone racism of any kind and stands to support our students and families, and staff regardless of their race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion. We seek to identify barriers that exist and to eliminate those barriers for our students and families. We deeply believe in our school system’s ability to create access and opportunities that benefit each student.  

We acknowledge the cultural and institutional barriers to success that people of color experience in our country. The Redmond School District is committed to working with our community to examine …

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Redmond School District Graduation Ceremonies

Redmond School District would like to congratulate the Class of 2020 on their achievements and their perseverance during this unique and challenging year! We are incredibly proud of each of our graduates and wish them all the best of luck! 

Redmond High School and Ridgeview High School graduation ceremonies will be aired live locally on COTV channel 11 (611 HD) and online at www.cotv11.com on the following dates: 

Redmond High School – Friday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. Ridgeview High School – Saturday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Both ceremonies will feature speakers and will highlight every student graduate with personality and traditions from each of our high schools! Graduation ceremonies will be posted on the district website, www.redmondschools.org, later this month for viewing. 

Thank you so much for your continued support of Redmond School District students.

Buenas tardes familias del distrito escolar de Redmond,

¡El Distrito Escolar de Redmond desea felicitar a la Clase de 2020 por sus logros y su perseverancia durante este año único y desafiante! ¡Estamos increíblemente orgullosos de cada uno de nuestros graduados …

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Continuation of Summer Access and Learning

Dear Families,

We thank you for your partnership over the last 10 weeks as we have navigated distance learning together. The learning curve was steep and it took a lot of hard work and new learning for all of us. 

We understand that the school closure disrupted learning for all students. Below is a list of resources the Redmond School District is providing to ensure families have continued access to summer learning opportunities. The learning opportunities listed below are optional and available if families choose to use them to support additional self-directed learning. We wish everyone a safe and healthy summer break and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.  

Digital Learning Access: 

Chromebooks/HotSpots – All Redmond School District chromebooks & hotspots that have been checked out for student use during distance learning can be kept for additional summer use. Details will be made for the return of the chromebook prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year.  If a family will not be returning to the Redmond School District in the Fall or wants to return …

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