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Thanksgiving Break
The Redding School District Office and School Sites will be closed for Thanksgiving Break
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State College Savings Accounts for Low-Income Students
Check out the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). This is a statewide initiative that provides eligible low-income
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RSD Hydroponic Garden
Redding School District is proud to promote local sustainable produce within its school lunch programs. Not only do we have about 60% of our Fruits & Vegetables come from California but Redding is taking the next step when it comes to sustainability. Water conservation, and
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Welcome Back Families
Dear Redding Families, I hope this summer was a great time for you and your family and it finds you all healthy. It is a great honor that I am writing this message to welcome our families back to school. When I was a child, my Mom would take us to Dickers Department Store and get a few outfits for my brother and I. Walking into the crowded store and making our way through the racks of hanging wardrobe possibilities marked the beginning of the anticipation about the start of school. There are many times when I think about the days when I was the chubby faced kindergartener walking into Cypress School. I can tell you stories about the first days of school each year. Those first impressions: the new teacher or new classmates; the disappointment of not being in the same class with your best friend; the smell of freshly waxed floors and the brand new recess equipment. There is nothing like the start of a new school year. Welcome to all of our students and families to the 2022-2023 school year. It will be another great year. Learning Continues This Summer This summer, we hosted a summer school program for our students at Turtle Bay School. We had over three hundred students each day who received quality instruction as well as fun activities. All students were able to participate in field trips each week to Cinemark movies, Viking Skate Country, Waterworks Park, and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. A fantastic time was had by all. Thanks to the staff for making it a great experience for our students. Our Robotics camp was also hosted at Turtle Bay this year. We had 25 students from around the Redding District who built their robot, problem-solved solutions, and programmed their innovations in order to overcome obstacles. This fun personal competition format was amazing to experience. Juniper, Sequoia, and Turtle Bay Schools are all planning to have robotics programs this coming year. Band Camp was another great time for our students within the New Music Studies Center at Sequoia Middle. Deb Wiseman and her team of musicians hosted nearly 80 students who were able to hone their skills with personal instruction and practice. Great chance for many to pick up a new instrument to learn. The concerts at the end of the week were amazing. Our Spanish Bilingual Dual Immersion Program at Sycamore has sent the first group of Biliterate fifth grade students on to Sequoia this year. We have a fully credentialed Shasta High School District Spanish teacher adding a high level Spanish course for these advanced students. The implementation of Computer Science instruction at Manzanita, Juniper, Bonny View, and Sequoia is continuing under Mr. Selke’s guidance. I know he has more exciting curriculum developed for the coming year. The district has added another music teacher for our schools this year. With this new teacher we will be adding some new features within our music offerings across the district and at Sequoia’s new Music Studies Center Facility. 2022-2023 School Year We want to serve your child this coming school year. Even with our recent events and current health requirements and protocols, we have so much to celebrate across our schools – none of which would be possible without the unwavering support of our community, including our parents, teachers and staff, business owners, elected officials and everyone who champions public education. Keeping our students in schools learning and safe is always the goal. This year we will continue to have some health protocols in place. This will allow us to continue to have our mentors, parent volunteers, Foster Grandparent Program, music, sports, and field trips this year. It is through our strong partnership that we are transforming public education for our children and our community’s future. It is important to note that we are making a change this year for the safety of our students. All volunteers need to be fingerprinted. If you think you might volunteer on a field trip, help in your child’s classroom, be a camp counselor, or any other opportunity to work within our schools, you will need to be fingerprinted at our cost. That is correct, it is free to you. Please sign up with your school site for getting this done at the beginning of the year, even if you think you might not help until sometime in the later part of the year. See the schedule below. 8am-10am or longer if there are more applicants waiting to be fingerprinted. 8/30/22 Turtle Bay 1330 Arboretum Dr., Redding, CA 96003 8/31/22 Cypress 2150 Civic Center Dr., Redding, CA 96001 9/1/22 Juniper 375 Ellis St, Redding, CA 96001 9/2/22 Manzanita 1240 Manzanita Hills Ave, Redding, CA 96001 9/6/22 Sycamore 1926 Sycamore Dr, Redding, CA 96001 9/7/22 Sequoia 1805 Sequoia St, Redding, CA 96001 9/8/22 Bonny View 5080 Bidwell Rd., Redding, CA 96001 In-Person Instruction Continues: Redding School District will carry on with In-Person Schooling five days per week for the 2022-2023 school year. Here are the current guidelines and we will continue to monitor for any future changes: K-8 student/staff mask requirements are optional. Know that we have free masks if a student wants to wear one. Frequent hand washing/sanitizing Classrooms w/HEPA Air Purifiers Individual quarantining when symptoms are present and/or they test positive Contact school if your child is sick School arrival 15 min. before school - breakfast served in cafeteria All students continue to eat both breakfast and lunch at no cost Students report to classrooms unless they go to cafeteria first for breakfast During the school year you or your child may need to test for COVID-19. If you preregister at the link below, we can provide you with free take home tests. If you choose not to register, you can purchase your own-at-home test. Student Registration free take home test: Parent Registration free take home test: College Prep Academy Independent Study: Redding School District’s preeminent Independent Study Homeschooling option is still available. Some legislative changes now require opportunities for daily instructional contact with Kindergarten to third grade students as well as weekly contact with our older students. See the College Prep Academy website for more information. This fall, the schools will be scheduling their back to school nights to share the instructional programs and answer any questions. I hope to see everyone at one of these events so that I can personally thank you for your support and welcome you to our schools. Our partnership strengthens the educational value that your children receive for their future and for the Redding community. Take care and talk with you soon, Robert Adams Superintendent
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SELPA Public Hearing
SELPA Public Hearing
The Shasta County Special Education Local Plan Area will hold a Public Hearing to adopt the 2022-23 SELPA Annual Service Plan, E.C. 56205(b)(2) and the 2022-23 SELPA Annual Budget Plan on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. in the Aspen Room of the Shasta County Office of Education.
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Message from Superintendent
Message from Superintendent
Dear Redding Parents Guardians and Community Members: We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the tragic event at a Texas elementary school. Our thoughts are with the members of that community. The safety of our students is
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Board Vacancy
Notice of Vacancy
A vacancy exists on the Redding School District Board of Trustees. Any citizen who resides
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Newly Posted 2022-23 Calendar
Newly Posted 2022-23 Calendar
We have posted next years board approved calendar for the 2022-23 school year. Please visit this link to download the printed version. Our online calendar will reflect the changes at the end of this school year.
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03-01-22 Updates Mask Mandates in Schools
03-01-22 Updates Mask Mandates in Schools
Redding School District Families, The Governor’s office provided a press release on February 28, 2022 that informed us that the state-wide mask mandate for indoor masking at schools for students will no longer be required after March 11, 2022, but is strongly recommended. Our first school day without masks being required for students will be Monday, March 14, 2022. I ask for your continued support of the current masking mandate through March 11, 2022. If you or your child would still like to wear masks, your child can wear a mask at any time while at school. We will support the choice for your family. ● The school indoor mask mandate will expire for all students at the end of the day on March 11th. ● March 14th will be the first school day with no state requirement Schools will still be practicing good hygiene and frequent handwashing. We will also continue to use the group contract tracing protocols to notify students and families when they may have been exposed to a classmate who tested positive for COVID-19. We will provide further information as it becomes available. Please let us know if you have any questions. As always, the Redding School District is committed to serving all of our students and making learning the highest priority. We appreciate the support throughout the many months. Let's continue to work together for our community by showing love, empathy, and a welcoming spirit. Sincerely, Robert Adams Superintendent Redding School District
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Letter to Families 02-14-2022
Letter to Families 02-14-2022
Dear Redding School District Families, I would like to thank our families for the continued support and efforts to put childrens' needs in front of your own. We at the Redding School District know that it has been difficult at times to continue with the many processes that the State of California has put in place for us to follow in regards to COVID-19. It is with a heartfelt thank you for your continued support regardless of your personal choices. It’s during times like this where we have the opportunity to lead with kindness and be at our best to serve others. There are those who feel that wearing a mask gives no benefit and there are those who feel it provides them safety. We are a district that works very hard to work with all of our families. On February 15th, tomorrow, the indoor mask requirement will end for vaccinated individuals while in many public spaces outside of school. While this does not mean a change for schools, it is understandable the difficulties this makes for families and perhaps some confusion for students. The announcement today by Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of California Health and Human Services, did not specifically end the masking mandate for schools, but it did give us a date, February 28, 2022, to know that a change is coming if the data continues to track down as they predict. It seems that masking will be optional in the near future. We need to work together to provide a school environment that is safe for all. California is still emphasizing safety measures in schools. We ask for your patience in maneuvering through the mask mandate in our schools. We still need to wear masks at school and that disappoints some and gives relief to others. Let us continue to partner together in keeping kids in school as California is moving towards a change in COVID-19 school guidance. Children need to be in school. Please help us work together on this. School staff are community members who hold a wide range of beliefs and are also professional educators who are obligated to follow the rules and laws that they are given. Let us honor school staff by recognizing that as public employees, they follow the guidance provided by the State of California. Again, thank you for your continued efforts to help keep our schools a location of learning. We want to focus our daily efforts on planning and implementing great instruction each day. Robert Adams Superintendent
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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will be observed on Monday, January 17, 2022. All schools will be closed.
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Daylight Saving Time Ends November 7th
Remember to move your clocks back on November 7, 2021 as Daylight saving time ends.
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Sequoia & Shasta High Band Collaboration
Every year Mrs. Wiseman's Advanced Band class takes part in a Friday night football halftime show by collaborating with the Shasta High School Band.
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Manzanita Filed Lab Field Trip
The Manzanita second grade team enjoyed a day trip to Whiskeytown Environmental Camp. All students enjoyed rotation through 3 field labs led by the W.E.S team, teaching students how special the national park is and what seeds and habitat things to discover.
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Letter to families 10/12/21
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Sycamore Brings Pumpkin Patch to School
One of Sycamore School's kindergarten classrooms couldn't make it on the field trip to the pumpkin patch so the pumpkin patch came to them. Thursday morning, the
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Newest Member of the Board
Welcome to our newest member of the Board of Trustees, Michelle Holmgren. Welcome Michelle we are excited to have you join our Redding School District board and look forward to your leadership!
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Notice of Vacancy
Please see the attached information about the Redding School District Board opening.
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RSD Offices Closed
The Redding School District Offices will be closed for the week of July 5th through July 9th.
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Summer Meals 2021
Redding School District is offering summer meal pick up times with bus deliveries. See the map and flyer on this page.
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Closed for Memorial Day
Closed in Observance of Memorial Day - Monday, May 31st
The Redding School District Office and School Sites will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday
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Class of 2021 Graduation
Class of 2021 Graduation
Upcoming District Site Graduation Information
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Women's History Month
National Women's History Month
March 1st - March 31st Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history.
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Sequoia Music Studies Center Mural Vote - March 5th - 16th
Mural Voting starts today!
This is a special community vote to decide on one of three amazing designs
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Shasta County's Counselor of the Year!
Congratulations to Jessyca Upton on being named Shasta County's Counselor of the Year!
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School Reopening Tomorrow January 28, 2021
Schools will resume tomorrow January 28, 2021. We are excited to see your children.
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Schools Closed Due to Snow
Due to snow and safety, Schools in the Redding School District will be closed on January 27, 2021.
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Financial Aid Support Offered
Financial Aid Support Offered
Financial Aid assistance available for North State families…
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed January 18 No School
This day celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an
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Winter Break - All Schools Closed
There will be no school Friday, December 18th - Monday, January 4th
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Family Information November 20th
Family Information November 20th
Let me start with a heartfelt expression of gratitude to all of our families and students throughout our district for your unyielding support.
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Turtle Bay to go to Distance Learning for Two Weeks
The health and safety of our students and staff has been and always will be our highest priority. Turtle Bay
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Redding Supports the North State Symphony
Now is a great time to discover your love of the North State Symphony
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Message to Our Families
As Shasta County moves between tiers, we would
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Administrator Week Celebration
Redding School District Celebrates – Week of the School Administrator Week of October 11th – October 17th Leadership matters and our school administrators are passionate, lifelong learners who believe in the value of each student getting a quality education. We are blessed to have such caring and giving administrators in our District. Superintendent Mr. Rob Adams sent out a message to staff stating; “I would like to go on record as saying thanks to all of our administrators, administrative assistants, classified management for their untiring commitment to our school community.” Please take a moment and thank your sites school administrator(s) for all that they do to promote ongoing student achievement and school success! Thank you!
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Survey is Out
Survey is Out
Parents should have received an email from their site principal in order to request a change of placement for the October 5th move to Phase 3: In-Person Schooling.
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Update on Reopening -09-08-2020
The Redding School District Board of Trustees voted to unanimously to move from Phase 2: Hybrid Learning model to Phase 3: In-Person instruction 5 days a week with health and safety protocols by making preparations with the goal to switch on October 5, 2020. Be looking for further information about adjustments as we transition to full In-Person instruction.
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Update on School Reopening 08-08-20
Update on School Reopening - 08-08-20
The Redding School District Board of Trustees held a special board meeting tonight to consider any changes to our opening plans for the 2020-2021 school year. The Redding School District has offered three programs to its families to consider and have enrolled those families in their program of choice. For the families who chose Distance Learning and/or College Prep Homeschool there is no change to the program that your child is enrolled in.
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School Opening FAQ August 3, 2020
When does school start? School starts on August 12, 2020 for all programs offered. We hope to have schedules made and information ready by next week. ​ Will my child have to wear a mask at school? What type of mask is needed? Yes. All students (and staff) in grades TK to 8th grades will be required to wear a face covering (mask) at school by governor’s
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Ninja Warrior Challenge 2020
Redding Schools would like to thank our Ninja Coalition partner for arranging for 6 fantastic Ninja Warriors to do online fitness sessions with our students through the month of May.
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Year End Family Letter
Year End Family Letter
We have had a couple years of bumpy waters. This year looked like smooth sailing was ahead, but sometimes things can seem one way and turn out to be another.
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CA Census
California Census
Redding Families, Thanks for all that you are doing. This is a reminder to fill out the census before the extended deadline. Thanks to those that have already taken this very important survey.
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Distance Learning Update 05-08-2020
Distance Learning Update 05-08-2020
Dear Redding Families, The safety of students and staff continues to be the top priority. As long as the Governor’s Executive Order remains in place, schools across Shasta County are committed to finishing the year with distance learning.
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Covid Info 4-24-2020
Distance Learning Update 4-24-2020
Dear Redding Families, As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of students and staff continues to be the top priority. By now, you are aware that Governor Newsom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, and Shasta County Health Department Director Donnell Ewert are still recommending closures at this time. As such, all of the Redding Schools have aligned with that recommendation.
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Distance Learning Info 4-16-2020
Distance Learning Update 4-16-2020
Distance Learning Information April 16th 2020
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The Effects the Color Blue Has on Our Student Population
Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. The color blue is a popular color among large companies, hospitals and airlines. It is a color that symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. Blue color meaning is also known to have a calming effect on the psyche. Blue is the color of the sky and the sea and is often used to represent these images. Blue is a color that generally looks good in almost any shade and it is a very popular color.
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Attendance Adds Up
Attendance Adds Up
Students with regular attendance are far more likely to meet or exceed expected academic growth, and do not have the added burden of catching up.
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Chronic Absence
Chronic Absence
Being late to school may lead to poor attendance. Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
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Redding Ruckus VEX IQ Robotics Tournament - Saturday, March 27th
Teams from 3 of our Elementary schools will test their Robotic VEX IQ creations in this year’s VEX IQ Challenge "Rise Above".
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