REACH is uniform school. The uniform policy is effective for the 2015-2016 school year. Basically, the policy is:
♦ Navy Blue top (solid color). Tops are for sale in office with school logo
♦Khaki bottoms or dark blue pants/jeans
♦Tennis/close toe shoes
Yes, but for safety reasons, our school policy requires ALL visitors to sign in at the office first!
Now the survey can be completed from the home, cell phone, as well as three different locations on the Reach campus. Special events will be held in the mobile classroom, computer lab and the Parent Center, making the survey more accessible to all families— morning, afternoon and evening encouraging “Parents, Raise Your Voice!”
Survey goal is 150 surveys returned by January 28th!
Date: February 3, 2016
To: Reach Academy Community
RE: California Healthy Kids Survey
Dear Parents and Colleagues:
This week is the beginning of the California Healthy Kids Survey. The statewide survey provides valuable insights into our school’s strengths and also helps identify areas of need. Survey results are used to determine where funding sources can be directed to support our students including areas of Health and Wellness, Social Emotional, and Restorative Justice programs. Considering the shortage in this area (e.g. counselors, social workers, etc.) the insights and decisions made as a result of the survey becomes critically important.
Kindly let your voice be heard by completing the survey. Doing so can make the difference towards ensuring that appropriate supports are in place for our students.
Thank your for supporting our children at Reach Academy.
Principal, Reach Academy
PARENT WEEKLY MEMO JANUARY 2016
"Family Engagement is More Important Than Parent Involvement"
We believe that family engagement is a shared responsibility of families, the school and the community helping students learn and achieve. It is about making sure that parents and caregivers, school staff and leaders have the knowledge, confidence and resources needed to help children get a strong start and reach their full potential.
REACH Academy wants to learn your thoughts, feelings and attitudes on family engagement here. On January 25th we will send home a Family Engagement Survey and we need your voice! A link to the survey will also be posted here so you can take the survey online.
When the survey arrives, please take time to give us your feedback and return the survey as soon as possible. Only one survey is needed per family and the class with the highest rate of return will receive a special surprise! The results of the survey will be shared at our Community Meeting on 2/18 @3pm. Help plan for 2016-17 school year.
We value what you think!
Calendar of Events for January
20 – Parent’s Resource Training – 8:45 – 10:00am
23 – Superintendent Parent Forum from 9:30am –12pm – W. Oakland Middle School– 991 14th Street
27 – Coffee with the Principal – 8:45 – 10:00am
28 – Last Day for Computer Mobile Classroom
29 – Professional Development Day: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!!!
Congratulations are in order for all of our Mobile Classroom participants who will complete the program requirements at the end of January. Kudos are also in order for our wonderful school volunteers who help to support our school-wide goals, priorities and programs!! It’s not too late to get involved. Please volunteer your time and talents on Wednesday which is our REACH Academy Volunteer Day. See Ms. Alex to get started!!!!
SAVE THE DATE!!
Saturday, January 23rd – 9:30 am – 12 pm
Superintendent Parent Forum: West Oakland Middle School – 991 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
This is an opportunity to come out and learn important information regarding the new teacher recruitment and hiring process. The goal of the Oakland Unified School District is to provide high quality teacher in every classroom to support student achievement at high levels.
Castlemont HS, 2 pm