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Message from Principal Ash

Dear Parents,

We are gearing up and looking forward to starting the 2020-2021 school year!  To help everyone feel informed and ready to go next week, here are some very important details:

  • School Supply Pick Up – ALL students (virtual and face to face) need to pick up their school supplies and textbooks to be ready for learning. Pick up windows will be on Tuesday, August 18th.  Please click here for all the very important details about picking up supplies, student devices (new students) and spirit wear (if you ordered).
  • Current Student Devices - The district will be wiping all student iPads in order to prepare them for school to start. Prior to it being wiped, the wallpaper of the iPad will change to show a warning that it will be reset. If your student has anything saved on the iPad they would like to keep, it will need to be saved on another device or backed up to their Google Drive. Once the iPad is cleared, it will turn back on with instructions on how to set it back up. You can also see the instructions here. Feel free to email Stephens@risd.orgfor any help with this.
  • Teacher Emails – Be looking for your email from your teacher on Monday! That email will include a fun way to get to know your class, your schedule for learning, and all the information you need to sign in to school on Wednesday.  This email will be sent to the primary parent email listed for the student in Focus.

Even though this beginning of the year is different from any one before, there’s a buzz of excitement around the building as we get ready to start this great year of learning with your students.  We know there will be bumps in the road, but we are here for you. Please reach out if there’s something we can do to help you.

We’ll “see” you next week!

Chanda Ash
Bowie Principal