2020 Orientation, Uniforms and Supply Information

2020 Orientation, Uniforms and Supply Information
Posted on 08/11/2020
Back to School Orientation

Good Afternoon Panther families,

We are looking forward to seeing you all back very soon. We have some updates we would like to share about information that will be coming to you in the next couple of weeks.    Please remember we are here to support you throughout this year, no matter which instructional option you have chosen.  We are looking forward to a PAWSOME year in 2020-2021, we are here to support you and your child to have a successful year, full of learning. 

Today’s message will cover supplies, uniforms, orientation and communication platforms. Please review this information carefully.

Supplies:  Our updated school supply lists have been posted to our school webpage under the “documents” tab.  https://rmes.indianriverschools.org/students_families

Uniforms:  We will still require our students to wear uniforms and remain within uniform guidelines.  You can find our uniform policy on our school website. https://rmes.indianriverschools.org/students_families

Hard copies of both the uniform policy and the supply lists are available in our front office and will be available in classrooms at orientation.

Orientation:  This year we will be holding orientation with varied options available.  We will create virtual orientation videos, teachers will be making calls home to do phone conferences, individually scheduled orientation meetings will be arranged and open orientation times, on campus, will be available. Your teachers will be reaching out to you to introduce themselves and talk about these options.   We hope this will help with making sure parents have all questions answered and keeping social distancing guidelines in place.   We are asking that parents coming in for on campus orientations wear a mask, and follow social distancing guidelines while navigating campus. Please arrange for one adult and the student so we can limit traffic on campus for social distancing purposes.

Option 1 : Traditional campus return – Your teachers will begin calling you next week, the week of August 10th, to share information and set up orientation meetings.  Our open orientation times will be posted later this week for each grade group for families that want to come to campus. These open orientation sessions will be held the week of August 10th. 

Option 2 and 3 : Virtual and transitional return – your virtual or transitional teachers will be reaching out to you the week of August 17th.  They will share information about orientation and the virtual/online learning process for each separate option based on what you chose for your child. 

Communication:   We will continue to use our school Facebook page and Twitter to communicate information to our families.   At times we will use the connect messenger as well.  Please make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep yourself updated.

If you have questions about any of this information or the upcoming school year please feel free to call us at 564-3841 or 564-3860, email us or send us a message through Facebook messenger on the school Facebook page. 

As we head into a new year and new challenges we know that our students and families will succeed. We will all work together to provide a safe, healthy and successful learning environment for each and every one of our panthers. 

We wish you all a Pawsome day, and we look forward to seeing you soon.