A MESSAGE FROM MRS. SEVERS
Reynolds School is a wonderful place to learn. I welcome you to our school and encourage you to visit all aspects of our school via the website. Each grade level and special area is represented on the website and offers interesting perspectives to our programs.
Reynolds School provides dynamic educational experiences for all students. Full day kindergarten, first and second grades, Jr. Kindergarten, as well as pre-school classes, and a K-2 self-contained class make up our fine school.
The 2018-2019 Reynolds School theme, “Reynolds Rockets, we are one...Learning together is lots of fun!” encapuslates our school community. Special thanks to first grader, Victoria Medina, for coming up with this year’s new theme.
Reynolds is a child-centered school where children are encouraged to take an active approach to learning. This year we focus our staff development efforts in the areas of formative assessment, technology, math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and wellness. All K-2 teachers have been trained in the Readers and Writers Workshop models. Our classroom libraries are all leveled and offer many genres for the students to enjoy. The connection of reading and writing units continue to evolve to best meet the needs of the students. We use a multisensory approach to teach, spelling, phonics and vocabulary development. Our Kindergarten teachers utilize the Orton Gillingham method with all Kindergarten students to support decoding, encoding, and fluency. Each staff member has a web page that is updated monthly. We continue to expand our skills in technology to better communicate with parents in this ever-changing world. Students enjoy learning Spanish, and are exposed to many cultural experiences. Our use of the Everyday Mathematics Program allows students to explore connections to real world experiences. Formative assessment provides the teachers with specific information about each learner and they can then design instruction to meet individual needs.
On behalf of the Reynolds faculty, I invite you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children. Being informed will help. Throughout the year our school website, periodic calendars, and newsletters, etc. will provide you with the most current information. You can also follow us on Twitter @ReynoldsUSR. Please contact me at anytime to address your questions about Reynolds School.