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Dear Redwood Heights Community,
We’re fast approaching the end of the school year. OUSD has given us a directive for teachers to come into the classroom next week, May 18 - 22 to prepare classrooms for a deep cleaning over the summer. During this time teachers will also be picking up their personal belongings and gathering student work and belongings for parent pickup the week of May 25th. (Due to the short amount of time teachers will have in the classrooms, some student work won’t be available until the start of next school year in August.) As a result of this, Zoom meetings and video instruction will be reduced next week. Teachers will share with you their adjusted schedule for next week.
Please read the details below:
Please note that teachers have been directed to only complete the comments section of the report card for the final trimester.
The teachers have a choice to either email your report cards to you or have it printed and prepared for pickup. They will let you know.
All returning students in grades K-4 who have borrowed a Chromebook may keep the Chromebook until we return in the fall.
All 5th graders and students who will not be returning to Redwood Heights in the fall will need to return their Chromebook, 5th-grade textbooks. The 5th-grade teachers will provide families with a list of additional items that must be returned to school on THU, May 28th between 8:30 and 2:00. More details to follow.
All library books should be returned to the table in front of the school on the week of May 25th when picking up your child’s belongings.
Families of children with health conditions who have medication stored on campus may pick-up medication during the time period listed below based on the last name.
Student Belongings Pickup Procedure and Schedule
Please DO NOT show up early. Please arrive at your designated time.
All parents/guardians must wear masks.
Please adhere to social distancing rules.
Please follow the directions that will be posted at the front door.
All student belongings and student work will be in the Redwood Heights entrance.
All items without labeled names will be on tables marked with “Lost and Found” signs.
We recognize that there may be families who are not able to come to school during this time period. If this is the case, please send an email to email@example.com and we will make arrangements that work with your schedule.
If you or a member of your family are experiencing any symptoms for any illness, such as fever or respiratory issues, please remain at home and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements. If you are over the age or 65 or have a compromised immune system, we encourage you to stay home.
Thank you for your understanding, patience, and grace during this rapidly evolving time. Remember, we are here for you. Please email me @ Cynthia.Bagby@ousd.org if you have any compliments, questions, or concerns.
P.S. Contemplate on the Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself in Quarantine from Published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
1. What am I grateful for today?
2. Who am I checking in on, or connecting with, today?
3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?
4. How am I getting outside today?
5. How am I moving my body today?
6. What beauty am I creating, cultivating, or inviting in today?