Happy August Reidenbaugh Hoppers!
It is hard to believe that it is almost time to come back to school. We are all working very hard to make sure that everything is all ready for another amazing school year.
Save The Date
8/11 – Teacher letters will be mailed out today
8/15 – Kindergarten Bus Orientation – 10:00 AM
8/16 – New Family Tour – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
8/23 – PTO Ice Cream Social – 6PM – 7PM
8/28 – First day of school (1st-4th)
8/28 – Kindergarten Open House (with parents/guardians)
8/29 – First day of school for Kindergarten (without parents/guardians)
9/1 – No School
9/4 – No School
We will no longer be sending the post cards to notify you of teacher assignment. Families will find out their teachers via the letters that are sent out by the teachers. Letters will be mailed out district wide on August 11th.
On Monday, August 15th at 10AM we will be having our Kindergarten Bus Orientation. This gives our Kindergarteners a chance to ride on a school bus and learn about bus safety. Keep in mind that this only for our Kindergarten Hoppers.
We will be having our New Family Tour on Tuesday, August 16th from 10AM-12PM. This will give all of our new families a chance to receive a tour and become a bit more familiar with the school. Classrooms are not open and teachers are not in the building. PTO members will be in attendance to help give more information on activities that will be happening during the school year.
All Reidenbaugh families are invited to attend our PTO Ice Cream Social on Wednesday,
August 23rd from 6PM-7PM. This is a great time for students to meet their classmates, and enjoy a bowl of ice cream.
Policy and Handbook Changes
In light of our district wellness policy #246 (pending board approval) and to make our classrooms as safe and inclusive as possible, only non-food items will be permitted for birthday celebrations. A few options could be: special pencils, bookmarks, stickers, or a donation of a book in your child’s name to their classroom. Of course, it is optional if you choose to have your child celebrate his/her birthday in school. By eliminating food in the classroom for birthday celebrations, we reduce the risk of potential allergic reactions and health concerns. Food items are not permitted.
Invitations to outside birthday celebrations are permitted to be distributed in school if the entire class is invited. Please know the school staff is not permitted to share contact information (email address, phone numbers, physical address) with parents.
Attendance Policies and Procedures
Excused Absence: All absences are required to be treated as unlawful until the district receives a written excuse explaining the absence. For any absence related to illness, death in family, family emergency (restrictions apply) to be excused, an excuse note must be signed by a parent/guardian and must be submitted to the school office within three (3) days upon student’s return to school. Standard excuse cards are available for parent/guardian convenience or notes can be provided on separate paper. Please provide child’s name, grade, date of absence(s), reason for absence, and parent/guardian signature. E-mail excuse information without a scanned signature is not an acceptable format.
Educational Trips and Tours: Parents may request and the school board may excuse a student from school attendance to participate in an educational tour or trip not sponsored by the school district if the following conditions are met:
- The parent/guardian submits the educational tour/trip request form (see Parent Forms on mtwp.net) for excusal at least five (5) days prior to the absence. Tours and trips without prior approval are automatically coded as unlawful.
- The student’s participation has been approved by the Superintendent or designee, prior to the absence.
- The adult directing the tour or trip is acceptable to the parents/guardians and the Superintendent or designee.
- The tour or trip does not exceed five (5) school days.
- The maximum number of excused absences for educational tours and trips has not exceeded five (5) cumulative school days for the school year. Absences that exceed five (5) school days will be considered unlawful.
For all questions and concerns in regards to other attendance policies please refer to the student handbook.
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer weather! Looking forward to seeing all of my Hoppers in a few weeks!