Redmond School District to Pursue $27.5 Million Bond Measure in November

The Redmond School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to place a $27.5 million bond measure on the ballot this November during a regularly scheduled board meeting on August 12.

The $27.5 million bond measure is not estimated to increase the current tax rate due to savings from refinancing previously issued bonds and projected growth in total taxable assessed values district-wide. In addition to this unique circumstance, the district has qualified for a $7.6 million matching grant from the State of Oregon’s OSCIM program. The district will only receive this grant if the measure passes. 

“The board and the district respect the financial concerns of our community,” shared Tim Carpenter, Redmond School District Board Chair. “With thoughtful planning and actions this measure will not add taxes to our community. We believe this bond will protect our students and staff and preserve the life of our facilities while being good stewards of community resources.”

The board’s decision comes two years after the district’s narrow loss of a $70 million bond measure in 2018. After months of discussion and continued work from …

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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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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 High School will host haunted house fundraiser

The Redmond High School (RHS) Theatre Department will present “Carnival of Chaos,” a themed haunted house fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, or “Friday the 13th.”“The carnival-style haunted house will include disturbingly realistic-looking characters and plenty of creepy clowns as well as lighting effects, strobe, sound effects and special effects makeup,” drama teacher Hilda Beltran said.The entire show is 100 percent student produced with theatre students portraying all characters with costumes and makeup.  “The haunted house will take guests through a carnival that has taken a dark turn for its inhabitants and visitors,” Beltran explained.  Open for one-night only, admission costs $5 per guest for 18 and over, $3 for under 18. Children under 13 will be admitted only if accompanied through the house by an adult; tickets can be purchased at the door.The haunting will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. in the RHS auditorium.

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Redmond Early Learning Center music teacher develops innovative technique

Music teacher Erica Pashia recently came up with an innovative approach to teaching music to Redmond Early Learning Center’s (RELC) kindergartners.

Simpson designed six stations for her class called Choice Time Stations. The first station involved rhythm legos, where they learned “ta’s,” “ti’s,” and “sh” sounds, otherwise known as quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests.

“It was a fun and productive experiment incorporating choice time with my music class,” Pashia said. “The Choice Time Stations allowed the students to choose the station they wanted to learn at by counting the number of students at each station, and they could switch stations whenever they wanted as long as there was an open space.”

Choice time is an early childhood educational approach guided by the belief that children learn best when their activities are self-directed and play-based.

Pashia explained that she waited until March to begin using choice time in her music class so that the kindergartners would have time to learn the choice time structure in their regular …

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RELC Dedication

Redmond School District would like to thank everyone who attended the dedication of our newest school, the Redmond Early Learning Center at Hugh Hartman. Below are photos from the event, courtesy of Tim Park Photography.

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RELC Family Festival

Redmond School District is set to open the Redmond Early Learning Center next school year for all of Redmond’s in-town kindergarten students!  Join us as we celebrate this new school with our Early Learning Family Festival on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hugh Hartman Campus in Redmond.

Learn about the new Early Learning Center and register for kindergarten!  Explore firetrucks, police cars and “Things That Go!” in our transportation exploration zone!  Enjoy food and hands-on activities for kids up to 6 years of age!  Bring the family and get ready for a successful year of kindergarten at the Redmond Early Learning Center! Visit or call 541-923-8900 for more information!

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Pre-Kindergarten Screenings

The Title 1A PreKindergarten Screening events on April 27 & May 4, 2016 were very successful!

More than 50 children were screened for the Title 1A PreK open slots and families will be notified the week of May 23rd of their qualification status.

At this time screenings have closed for this program. RSD would like to thank Healthy Beginnings, Deschutes Public Library, and Head Start for their participation and assistance in the screening events.

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Kindergarten Registration to Begin April 4th

Redmond, Ore – Redmond School District will offer Kindergarten Registration for all upcoming 2016-17 kindergarten students beginning the week of April 4, 2016.

For in-town kindergarten students who will attend the Redmond Early Learning Center:

This includes families living within Redmond city limits whose neighborhood schools include John Tuck Elementary, M.A. Lynch Elementary, Sage Elementary, Tom McCall Elementary and Vern Patrick Elementary. Kindergarten students who reside within these school boundaries will attend the Redmond Early Learning Center at Hugh Hartman in the fall of 2016.

Beginning April 4th, all families can register their child at any neighborhood elementary school or at the District Office located at 145 SE Salmon Drive.  Registration packets can be found online at or in person at any neighborhood elementary school or the District Office.

For kindergarten students who will attend Terrebonne Community School or Tumalo Community School:

Beginning April 11th, incoming Terrebonne and Tumalo kindergarten students can register in person at each school. Registration packets can be found online at or in person at Terrebonne or Tumalo Community Schools.

Parents are encouraged to bring the following documents to register …

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