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3/18/2020 Rheem Update
Posted 3/18/20

Good evening Rheem Team Families,


I hope this Wednesday has treated you as well as can be expected. This week has been a blur. With that said, I continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support and compassion community members have shown one another. You can tell a lot about a community by the way they respond to an emergency and people in need, and Rheem and Moraga are second to none. 


On a personal note, my three children have adapted to the current conditions in a variety of ways. My 10-year old daughter has mapped out her day and diligently gone about her studies in an organized manner. My 13-year old daughter has jumped into her studies in hopes of finishing quickly so she can connect with her friends via text. And my 10-year old son has been able to say he’s completed P.E. and typing both days. (My wife and I are encouraged to know that if his professional sports career doesn’t take off, he’ll be able to find a career in typing). For me, I have spent more time on conference calls in the past three days than ever before in my life...kudos to anyone who participates in them on a regular basis. 


Please know I think of you and your children often and want to thank you again for your flexibility and understanding in this time of continual change. Below are some updates and reminders:


  • At the elementary sites all field trips are cancelled including the 4th and 5th grade overnight trips


  • CAASPP testing has been suspended (this means that state testing will not happen this year)


  • We hope that your children are enjoying the supplemental lessons that teachers are sending. Please look for week 2 lessons on Monday morning.


  • We are in the early stages of planning distance learning lessons in the event that the school closure goes beyond current school board date of April 5th. This is a very different format for staff and students and it will take some time to create these lessons and activities.


  • We may be providing an opportunity next week to retrieve items from school. Stay tuned.


  • If you do not have access to an internet device please email me and I will help get one into your hands.


  • Lunches are available for pick up to children 18 years of age and younger, Monday through Friday from 11:00-1:00 at Campolindo H.S.


I miss seeing your kids, our staff, and you and look forward to the day we are back on Laird. I’ll continue to stay connected with each of you via SchoolMessenger and please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.


There’s no place like Rheem,

Mr. Sullivan