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  • RGMS News 09/03/21

    From Lisa Newlyn, Principal

    Dear Parents and Families - 

    Welcome to the RGMS Weekly Newsletter Volume 3.  Thinking back on our last three days in school feels truly JOYFUL.  I truly feel that we are benefitting from in person learning, and keeping students safe.  Thank you for all you've done to make this week a success for our students, and our staff.  I really appreciate all the fan emails from parents letting me know how students feel about coming back to school  It's been uplighting to me and to our staff.  THANK YOU!

    Thank you to all the lunch volunteers this week!  It's made our California Cafeteria a calm and pleasant place to eat.  If you'd like to be a helper, too, you can sign up for September slots here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548a4ae2aa1f58-lunch

    Please Welcome!
    Philip Rafferty - Temporary Assistant Principal. Mr. Rafferty has been our 7/8 ELA teacher for the past several years, and comes to this job having been the Summer Academy Principal at Bridger Elementary.  He is totally rocking this new gig!

    Arthur Rich - Temporary 7/8 ELA teacher, stepping in for Mr. Rafferty through Q1.  Mr. Rich comes to us with solid substitute experience, highly recommended by Jackson Middle School, with a love of literature and writing.  

    Mr. Rafferty is filling in for Jeff Waters as Jeff takes care of his newborn, Asa Ray Waters.  Asa was born on 08/13/21, a healthy baby boy.  

    Please look for a COVID Test Consent Release in your child's backpack.  This helps us respond to situations that may be helped with a rapid COVID test result.  If you'd prefer, you can use this link from your desktop computer: https://forms.gle/B3wzcPtuFJ1i67pH6

    As always, don't hesitate to reach out to me directly for any reason: lnewlyn@pps.net, (503) 953-0852

    Our school newsletters come out weekly on Fridays.  Look for another update next Friday, 09/10/21

    Lisa Newlyn,
    Class of '85 alum and Principal

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