Rowland Unified Connects With Our Youngest Learners
VIDEO: WATCH OUR FIRST EPISODE: KINDERGARTEN CARE & CONNECT, part of our new Rowland Unified Innovations series.
Warehouse & Reprographics team preparing distribution of Kindergarten learning materials.
You've Got Mail! More than 950 Kindergartners across RUSD are receiving specialized learning packages every two weeks thanks to the Kindergarten Care & Connect team.
Kindergarten and TK teachers along with departments across the District joined together to start school for our youngest learners in a whole new way. RUSD innovation was unleashed again with Kindergarten Care and Connect.

Family Engagement: The year began with family learning conferences so each teacher could get to know students and meet the family, including the caregivers who would be at home with students each day on Zoom. Monthly workshops launched last week to help families on topics such as establishing routines to support your Kindergartner and next month, strategies to support your mathematician.

You’ve Got Mail!
To engage our 4 and 5 year old students and build a first-time school connection with families, every other week Kindergartners are surprised with mail! Delivered to their homes are special engagement tools to make learning fun and they are excited to share their items over Zoom with classmates. This massive organizational effort includes the team from Administrative Services (Purchasing/Warehouse/Reprographics/Mailroom), Educational Services, Special Projects, Principals and educators from across the district, who are joining together to ignite learning and to build connections with our TK/Kindergarten students and families.

There is so much more to come! #WeAreRUSD #RowlandInnovators

Shared Stories, Shared Voices: The first package students received was their own story made into a book! Pictured above is Jellick Principal Dr. John Staumont reading and sharing student stories.
Kindergarten teachers from across the District meeting on Zoom!
Telesis Alumni Reach Out to Students

The first month of this historic virtual school year just passed and Telesis Academy ASB Teacher Caryn Kelly had an idea: What better way to share messages of hope and encouragement to students than hearing from former Telesis Titans? She and her ASB students reached out to amazing alumni and the messages that follow are inspiring and important to everyone. CLICK HERE TO WATCH!
Gabby Marquez - Telesis Class of 2016 now at USC Majoring in Political Science.
Kevin Gonzalez - Telesis Class of 2016 now a Freshman at UCLA.
Rebecca Villacorte - Telesis Class of 2020 and Freshman at Nogales High School.
Thomas Aguilar - Telesis Class of 2018 and Sophomore at Nogales High School.
RJ Villacorte - Telesis Class of 2015, Nogales HS Class of 2019 and Sophomore at
Grand Canyon University majoring in Forensic Science.
TK-6 Family Science Nights Oct. 1 & 6
RUSD families are invited to a special event with our partner, the California Science Center. Students in grades TK-6 will learn about microscopes and enjoy a fun hands-on activity at home and learn to build a water scope! The virtual workshops will be in English & Spanish and are on Thursday, October 1 or Tuesday, October 6 at 6 PM.
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September 30, 2020 Issue RUSD News Editor gward@rowlandschools.org
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