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School Update March 19th

March 19, 2020

Dear School Families,

This has certainly been an interesting week. Thank you for supporting the distance learning that has been taking place. Our staff has been working extremely hard to provide quality curriculum while trying not to overwhelm. Teachers are available either by phone call, text, or even video chat to help support your children. They are learning through this process also. If you have concerns, questions, or just feel like you need some support, they are here to serve you.

As of today, we still hope to return to our classrooms on Monday, April 6th. We’ll have one more week of distance learning curriculum supplied to you by your classroom teachers. We will honor “Spring Break” from March 30th through April 3rd for our students. If the suspension of school is extended, our teachers will be busy that week continuing to outline lesson plans and distance learning options for the remainder of the school year. Our goal is to provide curriculum supported by state standards that will enable your children to complete this school year without adding additional weeks onto the school year. Our staff is working hard to make this happen.

This Friday, we will have a “family” packet pick-up from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the school. Each teacher will be contacting you to let you know if and what you will be picking up. Teachers may have certain manipulatives such as compasses, base ten blocks, and other items included in the packet. Lesson plans and worksheets will also be included as well as posted on our website on the CLASSROOM pages at Your individual teacher will provide details as not all students may need to pick-up a packet. If that time frame does not work, your teachers will work with you for other arrangements.

This time slot also coincides with the free food pick-up at the Reed City High School Cafeteria from 12:00 to 3:30 pm. This is available for ALL children ages 18 and under. You do not have to live in or be a student of the RCAPS district. Thank you to Chartwells Food Service for providing this to our community families.

Teachers continue to explore and learn ways to communicate on-line and with apps. We cannot replace the wonderful learning environment we have at our school, but we can provide substantial and robust learning opportunities for our students that meet state standards and prepare them for when they return to school. We strongly encourage reading and writing every day as well as exploring and playing outside. Stay healthy and safe!

Continued prayers for our families, community, state, nation, and world,

Rich Saladin, Principal


“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

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