Hello Redmond School District Families,
As we enter our first day of winter break, I want to thank you all for an incredible start to the 2019-20 school year. We have had a lot to celebrate, from the accomplishments of our students to the hard work of our talented district team.
And while there is much to celebrate, I recognize that the holiday season can be a stressful time for some children and families. Breaks from school mean changes to routines and extra demands on time. I believe we should ensure that our students are aware of the multiple avenues available to them to share information that concerns them, 24-hours a day.
Two years ago, the First Step App, a suite of tip and talk resources available on every student’s Chromebook in grades 6-12. We hope to encourage students to reach out when they needed help or wanted to connect with staff, law enforcement or resources. This tool has been a resounding success and has been embraced by students. First Step has received more than 14,000 visits and has …