Thank you RUSD Families,
The world we live in is constantly changing and evolving, with new ideas and information entering our classrooms constantly. Creativity, innovation, and a commitment to children have marked my five years working in the Reed Union School District. Together we have faced challenges, including state funding rollbacks, adoption of new State curriculum standards and assessments, integration of new digital tools, and growing enrollment. Through it all, we have maintained an unrelenting commitment to our mission:
"Together we provide our children with extraordinary opportunities to enlighten their minds, inspire their hearts, and strengthen their resolve to positively impact the world."
There are a phenomenal number of dedicated volunteers, generous donors and tireless child advocates in our midst, so it is impossible to thank everyone personally. Special thanks to our School Board Trustees who volunteer time and share expertise with passion and a commitment to excellence. Thank you to our teachers, administrators, and support staff for understanding that success doesn't come from acquiring, achieving, or advancing. It only comes as the result of growing. I am confident they will continue to create optimal conditions so every student grows each and every day.
We are blessed to live and work in a wonderful, caring community where the one thing that remains constant in the face of the complexity and change around us, is that our educators continue to be open-minded, nimble, and more innovative than other school districts. As a consequence, our students matriculate to high school having internalized growth mindsets, ready for whatever challenges they will face.
Thank you for sharing your children with us and supporting the many dedicated people who work for the Reed Union School District. RUSD must continue to dream big because the potential that lives within each of us is limitless, and success is a journey that is more rewarding when we travel it together.
Superintendent Steve Herzog
Yellow Bus Challenge 2.0 - We're Almost There!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2015-16
Thank you to all the families who registered for eScrip and ordered school supplies in the last few weeks. We are so appreciative of your support and hope to reach our goal of getting ALL families signed up over the summer. If not yet signed up, please take 2 minutes to register today!
It is easy...
1- Sign up for eScrip or update your eScrip credit card account information.
2- Choose to donate your child's school supplies by ordering with eScrip via your Amazon account. Click this guide to use this online option and provide automatic earnings to our schools.
More Details... In partnership with the Foundation for Reed Schools, we are re-launching ESCRIP! and using this tool for collecting donations of school supplies for 2015-16. By utilizing ESCRIP, a percentage of your online purchases will be donated to the Foundation at no additional cost to you!
Each year our teachers create grade-level student supply lists and parents are given the opportunity to donate these supplies for your child on the first day of school. Some of the supplies we request are utilized by the larger student community, while most school supplies are designated as supplies for personal student use. Following are student specific supply lists for each grade level if you would like to make in-store purchases.
Donating Supplies via Amazon.com and eScrip.com
If parents prefer to order your child's supplies online at Amazon.com, The Foundation for Reed Schools has created an online "wishlist" for each grade. By utilizing this option orders will go through eScrip.com and every purchase will give back 1.2% in earnings to The Foundation for Reed Schools. To use this easy online option, please use the attached guide.
If you purchase school supplies through Amazon, note some supplies are only available in bulk, so extras will be donated as student community supplies. Your purchases will go through your personal Amazon account and be sent to your home address, so if you use this option please send the supplies with your student on the first day of school. If you would like to contribute an additional set of supplies for another child who may need them, please bring them on the first day of school too. Our teachers are grateful for any extra donations.
We appreciate your consideration to donate supplies for your children in 2015-2016 school year and are excited these options will automatically contribute money for our students through The Foundation for Reed Schools.
RUSD Teaching Staff
Thank you to the many RUSD families who have signed their children up
for the school bus next year. As of June 8, we have sold 1,080 one-way
passes, compared with 775 in the current school year. If we can nudge
that number up to 1,200, we are confident we will see a demonstrable
reduction in traffic during peak hours.
The Yellow Bus Challenge 2.0 has garnered considerable interest
throughout Marin. Let's blaze a trail and show our neighboring towns
and cities that creative solutions are possible when we work together
as a community.
We've made all routes campus-specific, so even the youngest kids can
feel confident jumping on board. The K-2 signup rate has soared.
If you have not already done so, please purchase your pass today at