The Redmond Reporter

The Redmond Reporter11.25.20

Hello RSD Family:We are introducing a twice-monthly newsletter to make sure that our families have as much information as possible. We hope this tool will help you and your students plan during this time. 

Once again, we want to thank our students, families and school teams for your patience and continued support. We appreciate you. The restrictions placed upon our school district as a result of COVID-19 has made the educational experience difficult for teachers, students, and families. As hard as this is, please continue to engage with your teachers and we can use this time to move learning forward.

COVID-19 UPDATEOf course, at the top of everyone’s minds right now is when our schools will be able to bring students back for in-person instruction. Here are the most recent numbers released by Deschutes County. 

When our county cases are fewer than 100 per 100,000 people and the test positivity rate is below 8% over a two-week period, we will be able to bring our K-3 students into the school buildings for a hybrid schedule.

Once Redmond …

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Sheila Miller

Redmond School District has a new Public Information Officer

 

Redmond, Ore. — The Redmond School District is pleased to announce it has selected Sheila Miller to serve as its new Public Information Officer.

Miller is a longtime Central Oregon journalist. Most recently, she served as the Managing Editor of Statehood Media, a magazine group based in Bend that puts out titles including 1859 Oregon’s Magazine. Previously, she worked at The Bulletin daily newspaper in Bend for nearly 10 years, first as a reporter and then as the city editor. Miller is an award-winning journalist with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

“The Redmond School District is excited to welcome Sheila Miller onto our team as our new Public Information Officer,” Superintendent Charan Cline said. “Sheila comes to us with many years of experience as a journalist in Central Oregon, during which she had a focus on education and community life. We anticipate Ms. Miller will continue to create clear communication channels with the community we serve.”Miller replaces Kelly Jenkins, who twice served the district …

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Redmond School District Voters Approve $27.5 Bond Measure 9-140

Redmond, Ore – Redmond School District voters have approved the passage of the district’s $27.5 million bond measure.

It has been 12 years since the passage of the last bond measure in the Redmond School District. By the morning of November 4, approximately 16,014 out of 27,747 votes were received in favor of the bond measure. This includes Redmond School District voters in Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

“We want to thank the citizens of the Redmond Community” said Dr. Charan Cline, Redmond School District Superintendent. “This critical bond will allow the district to preserve school facilities, make them safer and plan for the growth of Redmond.”

The $27.5 million bond measure will allow Redmond School District to upgrade and update all of the district’s 13 school facilities to provide healthy, safe and secure campuses that are modern and efficient. The district will expand student capacity and prepare for future growth by building six additional classrooms at both Vern Patrick Elementary School and Tom McCall Elementary School.

“On behalf of the students and staff …

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Redmond School District Air Quality Update

9.17.20 Update: Redmond School District Air Quality Update: School Campuses Open

Good afternoon RSD families,

This message is to notify you that all RSD school campuses will remain open on Friday, September 18th.

Online Comprehensive Distance Learning classes will continue as scheduled.

Regular meal distribution will continue. 

Redmond School District will evaluate air quality and communicate school closure status daily. Please stay safe and continue to check your email for district air quality updates.

Thank you,

Redmond School District

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Actualización de la calidad del aire del distrito escolar de Redmond: campus escolares abiertos

Buenas noches familias de RSD,

Este mensaje es para notificarle que todos los campus escolares de RSD permanecerán abiertos el viernes 18 de septiembre.

Las clases integrales de aprendizaje a distancia en línea continuarán según lo programado.

Continuará la distribución regular de comidas.

El Distrito Escolar de Redmond evaluará la calidad del aire y comunicará el estado de cierre de la escuela diariamente. Por favor, manténgase seguro y continúe revisando su correo electrónico para conocer las actualizaciones de calidad del aire del distrito.

Gracias,

Distrito Escolar …

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Summer Meal Program

Redmond School District has announced its Summer Meals Program for the summer of 2020. 

The program allows children who are 18 years of age and under to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no charge. Parents/guardians may pick up meals without their children present and no identification is required. 

The Redmond School District participates in the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide meals at the following locations in the community throughout the summer months:

Redmond High School

675 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond, Ore.

Dates: Weekdays, June 12 – August 28 (No Meal Service on July 3rd)

Distribution Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Dayspring Christian Center

7801 7th St., Terrebonne, Ore.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 17 – August 26

Distribution Time: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

To be included on the roster for Terrebonne meals, please contact julie@dayspring.family

Crooked River Ranch

Quail and Shad Roads Intersection in Crooked River Ranch

Dates: Weekdays, June 12 – August 28 …

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Message from Superintendent Mike McIntosh

Good Morning Redmond School District:

Let me begin with a statement of gratitude for each and everyone of you. Day in and day out, you do much that contributes to the success of our kids. We are living in interesting and stressful times. It is during these times that we feel passionate and at the same time feel very fearful. Please accept this message as intended — to step into the building of unity, connection and shared voice in our District and community.

I stand opposed to any form of discrimination or injustice. That includes not just bias and prejudice around race, but any overt and nuanced practices that marginalize others based on poverty, gender or any other basis. My heart goes out to the child who encounters barriers of any kind that prevent or inhibit their success. 

Schools play an important role in the stability of the community. Clearly, that stability was rocked when our Governor closed schools three months ago, and you all responded to support distance learning. You are resilient and amazing. We have strived to maintain …

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RSD Team Spotlight: Christin Barnes

“I have been with Redmond School District for 9 years. I started as a Literacy Specialist at Tom McCall Elementary and then moved to Elton Gregory Middle School where I worked in the role of Athletic Secretary and now Student Success Coordinator. Before working for the district I volunteered at Tom McCall Elementary while I was a stay at home mom.

As the Student Success Coordinator I manage our Reset Room and In School Suspension. Our Reset Room is a place for students to come “reset” their minds and bodies so they are ready to be an active & engaged learner. The reset room is a safe space where a student can come to work through the stresses and frustrations of their day. I work with students, staff and families to support the student’s overall success. I’ve been referred to as the “at school mom,” and to me that is the best job title ever!

What I enjoy most about my job is building relationships! The relationships that I build with the students, their families and the staff at EGMS are the greatest reward! …

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Redmond School District Prepares to Lower Class Size in Primary Grades

Hello Redmond School District community,

Redmond School District is poised to make a significant investment to improve opportunities and outcomes for our students through the use of funds generated by the Student Success Act.

These investments are strongly informed by stakeholder input. In the fall of 2019 the District launched a comprehensive community engagement process to listen to students, parents, community members and local community leaders as to what is working and what needs improvement in our schools. The District engaged in conversations with students, parents and community members in 20 different listening sessions. In addition, the district conducted surveys with more than 700 respondents to identify what our community prioritizes in regards to education. One of the strong themes that emerged from this process is that our community greatly values smaller class sizes, a key priority of the Student Success Act. 

After listening to the community’s feedback our plan is to prioritize investment of some of the Student Success Act funds toward class size reduction. We are currently exploring what a class size reduction will look like in the …

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Opt In to RSD Text Alerts!

You can receive text alerts about upcoming school events, attendance notifications, inclement weather delays and emergency notifications! 

Simply opt in by texting “Y” or “Yes” to the number 67587 using the mobile phone number on file at your student’s school. You can opt out of these messages at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

If you have questions about the number you have on file or if you have a new mobile number and would like to receive texts, please contact your child’s school to update your profile. Our notification system is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Thank you for your continued partnership in making success possible for every RSD student!

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