August 6, 2020 Dear Republic School Families: My thoughts have been with all of you this summer, and I hope that you have had time to enjoy all of the wonderful summer events and traditions as much as possible. I have been busy with my husband moving into our own home, and I am so appreciative to have had the time to sort, organize and unpack. The Republic community has become home, and we are so grateful to be part of it. Although it has been an interesting summer with the events taking place around the world, one thing that we can count on is the upcoming school year. I know you are as anxious as I am to get our Reopening Plan out so that you can make decisions based on what is best for your children and your family. We have had our sixteen member “Re-opening Committee” meet three times, with more meetings next week, to discuss plans on reopening Republic Schools safely. We are charged with creating a plan which will meet all Washington State Health and Safety mandates/guidelines. Our plan will be finalized and posted on the district webpage and will be approved by our Republic School District Board at their meeting on August 19, 2020. Guidance and directives have had a major impact on the plans as we have had work within the scope of the weekly updates. We are confident however, that our final plan will meet the needs of students, and staff, while adhering to state and local guidance. To help jump start the school year, registration for high school students will take place next Monday through Wednesday, August 10-12, 2020. Students will visit the high school office where we will have ChromeBooks available for students to choose their electives for the year. Middle school students may call or email Mrs. Judy Hamrick at email@example.com or (509) 775-3171 with their 1st/2nd/3rd choices for the 1st period electives of Shop, Band, or Life Skills. Facial coverings and social distancing will be enforced. We look forward to seeing and hearing from our great Republic Tigers! We will keep you posted on our Reopening plan as soon as it has been completed, and we will be available to answer your questions as they come up. Thank you for your patience as we work through this planning stage together and please know, we miss our students and want them to be back in school in whatever format that may include. I am in the office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00pm if you have any questions or need assistance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 207-7376 or my cell phone (509) 740-7489. Thank you, I know we will get through this challenging time, stronger, wiser, and more connected than ever. Please keep in touch and I hope to see you all either “live” or virtually very soon. Please take great care. Most Sincerely, Carolann Gutierrez (Mrs. G)
Update on Reopening: Our committee has worked hard on a plan to get students back into the building while following all of the guidance from OSPI, L& I, and the Department of Health. While our plan is nearly completed, I am hearing there may be new metrics and guidance coming soon from the Governor, OSPI, and our local health department. We have prepared for on site in person learning to start on August 27. If that has to change we will communicate that as quickly as possible. We will continue to work towards having students on campus to the extent we're allowed.
DEADLINE MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020! Parents to claim $399 per child in each household for DSHS EBT or P-EBT. Republic DSHS Misti Kennedy shared this valuable information with the school district. Address and student verification required. Apply online at washingtonconnect.org (select APPLY NOW and follow instructions) or call DSHS Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except observed holidays).
For those of you that are having difficulties view the graduation video here is a link to the YouTube to view it. Sorry for the inconvenience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWKCr-ZKWzk
If you need registration form(s) - please check under 'documents' with the file folder marked "Registrations Forms". You will find kindergarten, elementary, and high school registration forms here.
We are proud to share our 2020 graduation video! We'd like to thank Three One visuals for all their hard work in producing this video. Please share with loved ones who were unable to attend. When we chose a filming company we were ecstatic we were able to hire a company of former graduates of the Republic School. Please enjoy and Go Tigers! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c0HLwFQhrwuuuEu4vIsBHFeDheLCrl_l/view?usp=sharing
BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE: The Republic School District regular monthly meeting for August 2020 has changed to Wednesday, August 19 with workshop at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m.
LOST CAMERA! A lost camera was found last week on the Tiger Trail - if you know someone who lost it please contact the District Office at 509-775-3173 to describe the lost item.
The Reopening Committee is looking for 2 parent representatives. The meeting dates are tentatively scheduled for the following dates from 10am to Noon: 7/28, 7/30, 8/4, 8/6, 8/11. If you are interested and can attend on those dates, please email Kevin Young (email@example.com) by Friday afternoon. We will notify the two selected before 5pm on Friday (7/24). If you are not selected please fill out our community survey on our website if you haven't done that yet. While we'd like to include more people, we also want to keep the number on the committee manageable. Thank you!
Republic School Board meeting - Zoom info: Republic Tigers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for July 22, 2020: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96733431095 Meeting ID: 967 3343 1095 One tap mobile +12532158782,,96733431095# US (Tacoma) +16699006833,,96733431095# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 967 3343 1095 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/avSwE7Si3
Republic Tigers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Republic School Board Meeting Time: Jun 24, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95306338925 Meeting ID: 953 0633 8925 One tap mobile +12532158782,,95306338925# US (Tacoma) +16699006833,,95306338925# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 953 0633 8925 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeoMIXspnJ
Letter Regarding School year 2020-2021 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/750466/letterschool.pdf
There is a new selection of FREE books that are out in front of the Elem. School! You are welcome to help yourself. Happy reading!
Graduation 2020 It is official! Our senior class will be graduating on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM. The ceremony will consist of a “Drive-In” type of ceremony to be held in the school parking lot. Seniors will each have two cars filled with family members to witness the ceremony, and an FM system will be available. Unfortunately, we have to limit the event to immediate family only. We were charged with developing a plan for commencement which met all county and state health mandates. For the community however, we will have the entire ceremony recorded and available for viewing by the end of June. We will post the video on our district website for all to see. Senior Cruise/Gift Bins Community members are invited to come out and celebrate our seniors as they “cruise” down main street on Friday, June 12 at 6:00 pm. Senior Students will be in their uniquely decorated cars and “make the loop”. We hope you can come downtown and show our 18 senior students your support and congratulations on their graduation. We will have a Gift Bin for each senior at graduation. If you would like to drop off a card, gift, or words of encouragement to one of our super students, please write the name on the item and drop it off at the high school office between 8:00-3:00 Monday through Thursday. We will make sure they are placed in the appropriate bin.
Here is the link for Tonight's School Board Meeting. Republic Tigers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: My Meeting Time: May 27, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96229856158?pwd=bDdrRi9DM3NOSVV2TTRUV3B4ZDJQQT09 Meeting ID: 962 2985 6158 Password: 817616 One tap mobile +12532158782,,96229856158#,,1#,817616# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,96229856158#,,1#,817616# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 962 2985 6158 Password: 817616 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adc80xWgYa
High School Yearbooks are now on SALE! Swing by the High School office window and see Dena or feel free to put your cash or check in a separate envelope and include it in your homework packet. Just be sure to write my name on the outside and include the name of who the yearbook is for on the inside. Thanks and GOOOOOO TIGERS!
Hello Seniors and families, I know this is a challenging and frustrating time for you. We want you to know we support you, and we are moving forward with graduation. We had another graduation planning meeting today, I consulted with to the department of health, the Emergency Management office and other county entities. We will be presenting our proposed plan to the school board next Wednesday for their review, and I hope to hear any comments or recommendations from the health department by tomorrow. By next Thursday, we should have the plan ready to share with you all. Thank you again for your patience. We know this is hard to wait, and it has been challenging for all of us. Also, please know we are doing the best we can to have the best graduation for our students within the guidelines we are required to follow. Please call or email me next week if you have any concerns or questions. I'm happy to work with each of you. Happy Memorial Day Principal G 😁
It's Wednesday! You know what that means? Weekly packets are ready for pick up! Swing on by before 3:30 and grab yours up. Can't wait to see you all!
NOTICE OF OPEN POSITIONS Republic School District #309 is accepting applications for the following positions: District Office Assistant: Full-time Registered Nurse: Part-time or Full-time Custodian: Full-time Application packets are available at www.republic309.org or in the District Office. Salary as per Republic School District salary schedules. Open until filled.
Jr. High and High School weekly homework packets are available for pickup at the window of the High School office. C'mon on down and grab your work! We are looking forward to seeing everyone today!
Today is the day! Come on down to the school between the hours of 8-3 and grab your assignment packets for your students. See you soon!
Republic SD #309 is currently accepting applications for a Special Education Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. This position will remain open until filled. Please visit our website for more information. https://www.republic309.org/o/rsd/page/employment-opportunities--642
Dear Republic Students I am here for you. Crisis Counseling is available. Private message me, or call me 360-751-9078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Theresa Misner Student Assistance Professional
Beginning next week we will be sending homework home to every student on a weekly basis (and collecting it weekly). The final logistics are still being worked out, but there will be multiple delivery options (meal routes, pick up, delivery by school personnel). Thank you for your patience as we work through this. I'm sure there will be many questions. We will be sending a letter to every parent/guardian towards the end of the week with specific information.
Spring Break is April 6 - April 10, 2020. School offices will be closed and no food services will be offered during this time. Stay safe and enjoy these sunny days!
While the Republic School District does not offer traffic safety at this time, Yusuf Quidwai is willing to offer a class this spring/early summer here if there is enough interest. Please call 509-775-3173 or email email@example.com if you are interested. Students must be 15 when the class starts and the cost would be $500.
Tonight's special board meeting is canceled. The board will meet next week at the regularly scheduled meeting. Thank you.
Republic #309 was notified of a community member being tested for COVID-19. To proceed with caution, we are choosing to withdraw food and childcare programs effective immediately until 3/23. Public Health Officials said the risk of exposure is extremely low for our school.
Gov. Inslee announced additional COVID-19 mitigation measures Sunday evening. Republic School will be open on Monday (3/16) for students who want to collect their belongings and talk with educators. If families choose to keep students home, arrangements for personal items can be made and the absence will be excused. Tiger Pride, Republic Strong!
Gov. Jay Inslee just announced a statewide K-12 school closure effective Tues. March 17 - Fri. April 24. Republic #309 will communicate any and all updates we receive and send more information out on Monday.
Reminder: Winter sports banquet tonight at 6pm in the elementary cafeteria. See you there!
Interested in playing High School Baseball? There will be a parent/athlete informational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27th at 5:30 pm in Mr. Coffee's room. For more information, please call Dena at 775-3171. Thanks and GOOO TIGERS!
Attention basketball fans! On Monday morning, at 8:15 am, your Republic Basketball Players will face off against the Republic School District Staff in the high school gym for an epic basketball game! Everyone is welcome to come to watch the fun and cheer on your favorite staff member or student!
Interested in playing High School Softball? If so, there will be a parent/player informational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, at 5:30 pm in Mr. Coffee's room. For more information, please call Dena at 775-3171. Thanks and GOOOO TIGERS!
Thursday, at 8:45 am, we will be sending off our High School Wrestlers to State! Everyone is invited to come out and show your enthusiasm and support as our State Qualifiers and Coaching Staff make their way to the Wrestling Championships at the Tacoma Dome!
No school tomorrow, Friday February 14th or Monday, February 17th. Enjoy your long weekend!
Today, Mr. Stewart’s class created their very own masterpieces! A BIG THANK YOU to Linda Thiele and Shannon Fraser! These ladies led the class with step by step, instruction. Linda donated her time and supplies to paint with our Kindergarteners. This painting was specially designed as a present for their loved ones in celebration of Valentine's Day as well as "I Love our School" month. Thank you Linda and Shannon. We had a blast!
Attention Eagle Bus families and riders! The Eagle Bus has broken down. At this time it appears the bus will be approximately 30 minutes late. If this changes we will post here and also make contact through our phone system.
Attention Junior/Senior High Band Parents & Students: The Solo and Ensemble night has been moved to Wednesday, January 15th, due to a schedule change. o 5th Grade – 5:30PM to 6:00PM o Junior High – 6:00PM to 6:30PM o Senior High – 6:30PM to 7:00PM There will be a cake reception following each mini performance.