Orion Gazette, 5/13

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Orion Gazette, 3/11

The latest Orion news is now available in Principal Julie’s Orion Gazette:

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Dine Out for Our Schools!

Starship Orion and the John Gill PTA invite you to dine at Main & Elm from this Wednesday, February 27th through Saturday, March 2nd to benefit RCEF.

The Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF) is the only organization that fundraises to support all Redwood City School District schools. In a district where two out of three students are from low-income families, RCEF partners with RCSD to help boost school success through enrichment opportunities. Learn more about RCEF…

Where: Main & Elm, 150 Elm St. Redwood City
When: Wed., Feb. 27th through Sat., March 2nd. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner!
Please show this image and mention you’re dining for RCEF: Dine-Out Flyer

Orion Gazette, 2/25

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Orion Gazette, 2/11

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Orion Move – District Meeting

Meeting in the ORION MUR, Tuesday, December 11th 6:00-8:00 PM

Superintendent Baker will share information regarding the logistics and timelines for the transition of the Orion Parent Participation Program to the John Gill campus. There will also be time for parents to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions. This is an extremely important meeting.


From Principal Julie:
After a long a thoughtful process, the Redwood School Board held a meeting to vote on the Superintendent’s proposal regarding Planning for Our Future and right-sizing our district. The Board voted unanimously to approve the proposal. Specifically for Orion this means:


Effective the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, Orion will move to the John Gill Campus. Orion will remain a Parent Participation Program. We will be a School of Choice Program operating on the John Gill Campus. We will share the site with the Mandarin Immersion Program. All current John Gill Non-Mandarin Immersion families, will be offered spots in the Orion Parent Participation Program if they decide to stay at John Gill.

PHASE 2 – Next Year

The District will officially change the Boundary for the John Gill School. The site will no longer be offering services as a neighborhood school site.

What: Meeting to Review Orion’s Move to John Gill Campus
When: Tuesday, December 11th 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: The Orion MUR

The Future of Special Education in the RCSD Meeting 12/6 ~ El Futuro de la Educación Especial en el RCSD Reunión 12/6

What will happen to my child’s class with schools closing next year? What do the recent budget cuts by the District mean for Special Education students? What programs are available for special needs kids in the Redwood City School District?

Join us for an informative event hosted by the Redwood City School District’s Special Education department; learn about the Special Education services offered in Redwood City School District schools, meet the Special Education team, and hear about the direction of Special Education in light of the School District’s budget cuts for 2019-20. This event is an excellent place to ask questions and get firsthand information on the services offered in the Redwood City School District. There will be a discussion period. Please submit any general questions by Tuesday, December 4th to septarinfo@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Redwood City School District Board Room
Address: 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Childcare and Spanish translation available by RSVP 
RSVP: https://septarspecialedoverview2018.eventbrite.com
by Wednesday, December 5th


¿Qué pasará con la clase de mi hijo cuando las escuelas cierren el próximo año? ¿Qué significan las recortes presupuestarios recientes del Distrito para las estudiantes de Educación Especial? ¿Qué programas estan disponibles para niños con necesidades especiales en el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City?

Únase a nosotros para un evento informativo organizado par el departamento de Educación Especial del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City; conozca las servicios de educación especial que se ofrecen en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City, conozca al equipo de Educación Especial y conozca la dirección de Educación Especial a la luz de las recortes presupuestarios del Distrito Escolar para 2019-2020. Este evento es un excelente lugar para hacer preguntas y obtener información de primera mano sabre las servicios ofrecidos en el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City. Habrá un periodo de discusión. Par favor envíe cualquier pregunta general antes del Martes, 4 de Diciembre a septarinfo@gmail.com.

Fecha: Ju eves, 6 de Diciembre
Hora: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Lugar: Sala de Juntas del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City
Dirección: 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Guarderfa gratis y traducción al español disponible par RSVP
RSVP antes del Miercoles, 5 de Diciembre
o mandar un mensaje a septarinfo@gmail.com
o enviar un texto al 650-533-0025

RCSD Board Meeting FINAL VOTE on Superintendent’s Recommendations, Wed. 11/28

November 28th/28 de noviembre, 7:00 PM
Sequoia High School Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Ave, Redwood City

Message from the Superintendent:

“Dear RCSD community,

The RCSD Board of Trustees will hold a Board meeting tomorrow evening to decide on the superintendent’s final recommendations in regards to the organizational improvement efforts, Planning for Our Future.

The district has arranged to move the meeting to a larger venue from the Boardroom at the District Office in order to accommodate the number of staff, parents, and community members who may be interested in attending.

The meeting will be held as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:00 pm
Sequoia High School: Carrington Hall
1201 Brewster Ave.

Parents, staff, and community members interested in attending should keep the following in mind:

The venue requires that the aisles remain clear from items such as walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers. There is designated seating for individuals on a wheelchair and walkers will be set aside and returned to the owner once the meeting is adjourned.

All visitors are expected to be seated during the meeting.
Seating reservations made ahead of time is not available.
Doors will open at 6pm, the meeting begins at 7pm and will adjourn by 11pm.

We look forward to seeing you there should you be interested in attending.

Thank you.”