Dear Parents and Students (***see the special safety note below),
Our year at Redwood Adventist Academy is off to a great start with 97 students strong! We are thrilled to have excellent teachers, awesome students, supportive parents, and motivated board members!
As you read through this newsletter and see the photos of what our children are doing every day in and out of the classroom, I pray you will feel the blessing we are feeling as teachers here at RAA. Our outdoor education program aligns with our science program, our teachers collaborate regularly with Farmer Joby, the harvest season, and the curriculum. We are blessed and hope you feel blessed to be here!
Construction is happening throughout the campus and we continue to pray for a double blessing as there are still several projects yet to complete as we Rebuild RAA!
We are here for your children and we see wonderful learning experiences happening throughout every day at RAA and we love the fact that you are a part of our school family.
Thank you for partnering in this rich educational ministry at RAA!
We love Redwood!
Lisa Bissell Paulson, Ed.D.
Principal | Redwood Adventist Academy
385 Mark West Springs Road | Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | (707) 545-1697
***Special Safety Update...as many of you heard, we had an unbelievable situation with wasps stinging several of our 1st and 2nd graders walking across the field this afternoon, August 31, around 3 pm. Given the construction on the office building, the track and field, and the outdoor classrooms, we are using a variety of paths for the sake of safety and unfortunately this pathway had an underground wasp nest. Your children were very brave while all available people assisted with getting them to safety, attending to the stings and alerting the parents via text message alert to come early for pick up. Thank you all for your rapid response. We are so very sorry this happened and we will be working with the children to rebuild their love for the outdoors. We love your children. We pray this never happens again and we are taking steps to rid the area of wasps as early as tonight. We will take a break from the field while we are working to eliminate the wasp nest(s) and find ways to ensure all paths to the creek and forest are safe.