General Info

Principal:  Drew Frank

Office Manager:  Margaret Iverson

Grade Levels:  K-5

Monthly Newsletter

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Location

1200 NW Upas Ave
Redmond, OR 97756

School Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone | Email

Office: 541-526-6400
Fax: 541-526-6401

mccall-info@redmondschools.org

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The proposed bond measure is estimated not to increase the current tax rate. Redmond School District will upgrade and update all of our schools to provide healthy, safe, and secure campuses that are modern and efficient. The district will expand the student capacity and prepare for future growth by building 6 additional classrooms at both Vern Patrick Elementary School and Tom McCall Elementary School.

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Dear Families,

I realize there’s way too much information to fully process and retain as it relates to a return to school.  However,  I want to focus on a few of the most important changes and highlight those that parents will need to be aware of to be prepared for the first day of school:

  • We’ll begin school  in a hybrid week. This will create smaller classes and make it easier to instruct students in the numerous safety protocols and systems that they’ll be required to follow
    • If your last names begins with A – K your child will attend school on Monday, Feb. 22 & Wednesday, Feb. 24
    • If your last name begins with L – Z your child will attend school on Tuesday, Feb. 23 & Thursday, Feb. 25  (there are a few exceptions to this rule, teachers will reach out with finalized hybrid week schedules)
  • Our early release Wednesday begins this week. Students will be released at 12:15 on Wednesdays
  • On the days your child does not physically attend, their Canvas page will have learning activities available
  • All students will attend school on Monday, March 1st – Please pack your chromebooks, charger and hotspot and have your child take to school

  • All students and staff will wear masks at all times except during lunch.  Face shields are not an allowable option as they don’t adequately protect against the aerosols that are released when people talk.  Face masks must be worn over the mouth and nose.

 

  • Due to safety parameters, no parents or visitors will be allowed in the building past the front office.  This means parents won’t have the opportunity to walk their youngest students to their classroom through the interior of the building.  That doesn’t feel right, but those are the strict guidelines we have to operate under to remain safe and open.  We’ll have staff available outside each morning to assist students and families to their classrooms.

 

  • All students will enter the building through their teacher’s outside door. For some, that door is located in our inner courtyards. For others, that door faces the back of the school or front of the building. Staff will be available to guide students to the correct door.

 

  • There is no longer a before-school recess.  Students can enter their classrooms between 8:45 and 8:55.   

 

  • Parent pick up and drop off can occur in the front of the building only.  This includes young students whose class is on the opposite side of the school.  The back is for staff parking and busses. We have more busses this year as well.  

 

  • The new Hayden Homes development across the street is currently rebuilding the stretch of road from Tom McCall to the O-Neil Highway.  Despite the signs/barriers, you’re able to drive around them and access the front of our school.  

 

  • On Wednesdays, elementary students are dismissed from school at 12:15 pm.  All other days is at 3:00 pm 

 

  • Please access the link below for a more comprehensive list of the safety standards that will be adhered to at Tom McCall:

 

Feb. 15-19 CDL For All Students

Monday

No School

Tuesday

CDL

Wednesday

CDL

Thursday

CDL

Friday

CDL

No School for Students

(President’s Day)

 

Non-contract day for staff

All Students in CDL

(regular schedule)

All Students in

CDL. Your teacher will provide a live-meet in the AM. Independent work for the PM

(modified schedule)

 

Staff prepares lessons and rooms for return of students, thus no live lessons

All Students in CDL

(regular schedule)

All Students in

CDL. Your teacher will provide a live-meet in the AM. Independent work in the PM

(modified schedule)

 

Staff will prep for return of students in the PM, thus no live lessons

Feb. 22-26 Return to In-Person Instruction (Hybrid for one week)

Monday

Hybrid

Tuesday

Hybrid

Wednesday

Hybrid

Thursday

Hybrid

Friday

Hybrid

Cohort A

In-Person

On-Site

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cohort A

Independent

At-Home

Cohort A

In-Person

On-Site

9:00 am -12:15 pm (early release wednesday)

Cohort A

Independent

At-Home

Asynchronous

Day for all students – all students will learn from home

Teachers will communicate learning plans via Canvas. No live meets

 

School Teams will review the hybrid week, make necessary adjustments and final prep for Full Return on Monday!!

Cohort B

Independent

At-Home

Cohort B

In-Person

On-Site

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cohort B

Independent

At-Home

Cohort B

In-Person

On-Site 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

March 1-5 In-Person Learning For All Students
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
All student attend 9:00 am – 3:00 pm All student attend 9:00 am – 3:00 pm All students attend 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (early release wednesday) All student attend 9:00 am – 3:00 pm All student attend 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Home of the Mustangs 

Our Principal

Drew Frank has been the principal at Tom McCall Since September 2011.  Prior to coming to McCall, Mr. Frank worked as the Students Services Director at Buckingham Elementary.  This position is a kin to an assistant principal.  Before beginning his administrative career, Mr. Frank was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Bend.
Mr. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pitzer College, in Southern California.  It was there that he played basketball for the college as well as solidified his desire to be part of the educational system of our country.  Having grown up as the son of two educators, you could say, “teaching is in his blood.”  If you ask Mr. Frank if he is a Duck or a Beaver; he’ll proudly say the Beavs!
Mr. Frank has an incredible wife who is a nurse in the Bend School District and two kids, one in college and one in high school.  He loves to spend time with his family in the great outdoors. They love to camp, swim, play tennis and be active together.  Mr. Frank is proud to be the principal of our school and he loves working with the staff, students, and families to make McCall the best it can be.

Drew Frank

Principal, Tom McCall Elementary

MID OREGON CREDIT UNION – EDUCATION

On Thursday, 1/14, Mid Oregon is hosting a webinar called “Parenting in A Digital World”.

It will be for about an hour starting at noon. Details:

  • Presented by special guest speaker, Ryan Comingdeer, Chief Technology Officer at Five Talent an Effectual Company (and parent of five girls). This workshop will address how parents can keep their kids safe in the digital world. We will review how to discuss online security with your child, the best practices to implement security, tools to lock down your environment and how to best monitor your household activity. You will leave with an understanding of next steps and how to protect your family from spiritual, physical and emotional attacks.
  • To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6073460750385889803
  • To see all upcoming Mid Oregon financial workshops: https://www.midoregon.com/education/financial-workshops.shtml

Throughout the Year, the High Desert Museum is presenting “Wonder Wednesdays”.  Mid Oregon is sponsoring this opportunity for adult parents and caregivers to receive $5 admission on Wednesdays (except not on school holidays). Details:

News & Information

Tom McCall Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) strives to support the excellent teachers and staff and foster the educational development of students.

Our annual fundraiser, the Tom McCall Mustang Fun Run, allows students the opportunity to get outside and get moving while raising funds to support the school. We host several family-oriented events throughout the school year, as well.

These efforts allow the Tom McCall PTC to assist educators in purchasing materials and equipment that may otherwise be unattainable throughout the school.

Click HERE for more information