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Please reach out by email if you have any questions, concerns or compliments.


Principal Cynthia Bagby


RHS Spotlight: October 19th, 2020

Distance Learning # for Redwood Heights: 510-879-2148

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Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Pfeiffer & Drew and the Dad's Club Crew

Thank you so much for all of your creativity, hard work, sweat and deep care for our children, the trees and the beautiful space for our community.

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It is hard to believe the end of October is upon us and Halloween is almost here. Traditionally, the school has our fun and entertaining Halloween School Parade. This year all of our teachers are planning class festivities and our fabulous art, garden and music educators will facilitate autumn / Halloween activities.


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Dear Redwood Heights,


It is flu season and we are encouraging families to have their students vaccinated for the flu. I am attaching info of Immunization clinics in Alameda County that offer Flu shots

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Our Wonderful Librarian is Back!!!

We are so excited to announce that Ms. Emily Akemon is back and will spend this week planning and prepping for our Library services and activities. Stay tuned. She will share her plans ASAP.

Ms. Kendrick's Home Teaching Studio

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3rdGrade Teacher, Ms. Kendricks

"My tiny workspace is perfect for me. It is organized and efficient. I have everything that I need to meet the needs of my students. (I even have a tiny science corner!)"

New Jabber System Phone # for Redwood Heights: 510-879-2148

Every school has been issued a new main phone number. Our new number is 510-879-2148. This will be our primary number during distance learning. This number is also located on the home page of the Redwood Heights Website. 510-879-2148 will directly connect you with ADMIN, Ms.K and Attendance Clerk, Ms. Eve.

We have therabands available for our kiddies:). Contact Ms. Jennifer or Ms. Bagby if interested.

These can help relieve tension and are usually wrapped around the legs of students chairs as a sensory tool.

Help students wiggle while they work.

Can help student release extra energy and anxiety to increase focus and be more productive.
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Parenting During COVID Support Group Starting Mondays @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dear RHS Community,

Please join us for the Parenting During COVID support group!

Join other parents in supporting each other and discussing ways to navigate this difficult time. This group is for caregivers who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed as distance learning and challenging life situations continue. To be clear, this is not a therapy group, it is an opportunity for folks to come together to connect, support each other and know that you are not alone in feeling like it is all too much!

Please join Ms. Jennifer and fellow parents for this confidential and supportive forum.


If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Jennifer at jenniferrhshugs@gmail.com


New Jabber System Phone # for Redwood Heights: 510-879-2148

Every school has been issued a new main phone number. Our new number is 510-879-2148. This will be our primary number during distance learning. This number is also located on the home page of the Redwood Heights Website. 510-879-2148 will directly connect you with ADMIN, Ms.K and Attendance Clerk, Ms. Eve.
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Read the Latest Connecting with Kyla:

10.01.20 Update on in-person learning options with new public health order

Please read for information about the conditions established by the county as well as the additional issues that OUSD must address BEFORE we are able to reopen schools in Oakland.


New RHS TECH SUPPLY PICKUP HOURS beginning week of 10/5/2020: TUE &THU 8:30 - 12 noon

Contact jenniferrhshugs@gmail.com and/or cynthia.bagby@ousd.org if you have questions.

Parent Engagement and Wellness Survey

Our goal is to be of service to our Redwood Heights Families during distance learning. Please complete this survey to help us determine best ways to connect with and engage our parents. We appreciate your input.

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Redwood Heights OCTOBER FOOD DRIVE!!

Hello RHS Community!

I first of all want to say thank you to all of you who have supported the GoFundMe campaign for our families.

Many of you have asked if there are other ways to support families and the answer is “Yes”!


WHEN: Starting Thursday, October 1

HOW: Every Tuesday and Thursday, between 8:30 am -

12:00 pm, there will be bins at the main front

entrance to the school at 4401 39th Ave. You may drop off

food in the bins. Please do not leave food at other times unless you have

arranged it with Ms. Jennifer or Principal Bagby.

WHO: Everyone! Anyone can donate.

We are accepting all non perishable foods. If you want to donate flour or sugar, please make sure it is in secure packaging.

If you want to donate fruits or vegetables, we will make sure these get quickly distributed.

If you have other items you want to donate, please contact: jenniferrhshugs@gmail for further information.

If you are food insecure, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Jennifer who will arrange a pick up or drop off time.

RHS Cares gofundme Opportunity

Click here to go directly to this gofundme page.

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RHS Cares gofundme Opportunity

RHS CARES gofundme

During this time of shelter-in-place due to COVID, some Redwood Heights families have been severely impacted and unable to pay rent or buy food. Some are unable to leave their homes to access food banks or other resources due to medical reasons, lack of safe transportation, or other obstacles.
We have been able to provide some cash assistance through our PTA; however, we have realized that the needs are greater than what the PTA is able to provide on its own.
We have been working with RHS parents who need immediate cash assistance to support their families and avoid falling through the cracks.
This cash support will be a lifeline for these parents, allowing them to feed their children, stay in their homes, pay for medical costs, and maintain their utilities. They are so grateful and frequently in tears upon receiving help from the community.
We can all really make a difference here! We are fortunate to have a generous, caring community.
All funds raised from this campaign will go directly to RHS families in need of financial support during this time.
Thank you for supporting these families and showing up in community!


Jennifer Wilson


HUGS (Helping Us Grow Stronger) Update

HUGS (Helping Us Grow Stronger) Update

Greetings Redwood Heights Community.

We have just finished our sixth week of school. For some of us it may feel like six months due to the enormity of what we are experiencing right now. Here at RHS we have been assessing the needs of families and students over the past 6 weeks. We have been talking with caregivers during coffee chats, surveys, Back to School Night, parent/teacher virtual home visits, and 1:1 conversations. Our COST (Care of Services Team) has been meeting weekly to create systems of support and to discuss how we can best support students and families during this distance learning time.


We are thrilled that once again we will have two HUGS interns. Cierra and Logan, will facilitate small groups and provide 1:1 support to students and families. The interns are eager to get started in getting to know the RHS community.

  • Due to distance learning, the interns will be offering “Lunch Bunch” small groups for all grades. Initially, they will be starting with Kindergarten. The goal is to bring students together to get to know others in a fun, easy going and connecting manner. Each group will meet for 3 weeks and will have 3 students in each group. A separate email will be sent to Kindergarten families.

  • Additionally, Cierra and Logan will be inviting 4th/5th graders to participate in a group with 6-8 students. These groups will last 8-10 weeks and rotate through the school year. The goal of these groups is to provide community, support and connection for students outside of the academic Zoom calls. This is our attempt to be proactive regarding what we know about the social emotional development of this age group. We know that for some students it is especially challenging during distance learning and we want to support all students.



  • Covid - 19 Related Support Group

This is a group for caregivers who have been personally impacted by a positive COVID 19 test, yourself or family member, and/or experienced a death in their family due to COVID 19. Please join us for this confidential and supportive forum. This is an opportunity to receive support and offer support to others.


  • Parenting during COVID

Join other parents in supporting each other and learning ways to navigate this challenging time. This group is for caregivers who are feeling stressed as distance learning continues, as smoke from California fires envelopes us and as challenging life situations unfold. Please join us for this confidential and supportive forum.


Day and time to be determined by interested parties. Ms. Jennifer will be facilitating the group. Please email Ms. Jennifer at: jenniferrhshugs@gmail.com for more information, questions and to sign up.

HUGS Intern: Cierra Ivey

My name is Cierra Ivey. I was born and raised in Oakland, CA.I am 36 years old pursuing my degree in social work at California State University EastBay. I have my bachelors degree in social work, which I received in 2014 from Sacramento State University. I have volunteered with several non profit organizations throughout Oakland, CA. Throughout my years of volunteering, I have helped children and learned so much from them as well. I love children of all ages and am excited to be a part of the Redwood Heights community.
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HUGS Intern: Logan Moody

Logan Moody is currently studying Drama Therapy at CIIS in San Franciso. They are excited to be part of the RHS community this year while working as an intern in the HUGS program. They graduated in 2018 from UC Berkeley with a degree in theater and performance studies. Their love for theatre and seeing how it can have a therapeutic effect lead them to their current graduate studies. Their focus both academically and personally has been in social justice art and community building. They hope to bring art, compassion, respect, and a deep sense of community to their work in the HUGS program and school and look forward to learning and growing alongside the kiddos every day.

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  1. Recording of Class on Zoom by Student or Family Member. Under Education Code section 51512, Students and family members may only take an audio or video recording of a class (or any parts of a class) on Zoom if they have first obtained written permission to do so from both the teacher and the principal.

  2. Interactions with Teacher/Other Students during Class. Family members may observe their own child during a class on Zoom from off screen and are asked to inform the teacher if possible. However, family members should not interact with the teacher or other students, except to briefly address time-sensitive technical issues, and only where not disruptive. Any concerns regarding a teacher’s teaching or student’s learning must be raised outside the Zoom class.

  3. Familial Support for Children during Class. Family members may support their own child during a class on Zoom provided that such support does not take their child away from instruction, and so long as the support is not otherwise disruptive of how the teacher is teaching the class.

Coronavirus FAQS

For more information on the novel Coronavirus, please see the Coronavirus FAQS posted on our Alameda County Public Health Department website www.acphd.org


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