Dear Reardan Elementary Families,
One feature of Reardan Elementary School’s RtI model is our 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades’ teaching teams will work with all students in their respective grade. Therefore, these students will have each teacher at their grade for specific subjects. Mrs. Daniel will focus upon language arts (reading and writing) while Mr. Kreuch will focus upon math, science, and social studies for 3rd graders. We will have three teachers teaching our 5th and 6th graders. Mrs. Culver will teach science and social studies, Mr. Baldwin will teach math, and Mr. McComas will teach literacy.
Our elementary school enrollment dropped again this year. With the loss in revenue in state funding because of the declining enrollment we had no other option but to reduce our staff. We will have one section of 4th grade taught by Mrs. Budd.
We thank our school board for starting a new initiative offering all day every day Kindergarten with no tuition charged. Reardan-Edwall School District’s does not yet qualify for state funded all day kindergarten, which is based on our percentage of free and reduced lunch eligible students. Our school board recognizes the positive impact of all day every kindergarten which is research supported.
I look forward to working with you, your child, our staff, and patrons throughout the year. It is my hope that your child’s experiences here will be productive, engaging, and enjoyable. We cannot accomplish these tasks alone. A child’s success in school is highly dependent upon the positive relationship that is nurtured between the parent and teacher. We need your support. Clear consistent communication between the home and school is essential to ensure your child’s success. We hope you will be involved in your child’s education. We encourage you to volunteer in our school. Please take time each day to talk with your child about school and lessons learned. Reading to or with your child each day demonstrates to your child the importance of reading and has a significant impact upon reading development and academic achievement.
Each child’s emotional and physical safety is also a priority of our staff. We strive to help our students develop the character attributes of respect, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, responsibility, and citizenship. These six pillars of the CHARACTER COUNTS! program are taught and practiced in our school. We want
Should you have any questions or concerns related to
Dwight C. Cooper
Reardan Elementary School Principal
Last Modified on August 17, 2012