The Redmond Reporter

The Redmond Reporter11.25.20

Hello RSD Family:We are introducing a twice-monthly newsletter to make sure that our families have as much information as possible. We hope this tool will help you and your students plan during this time. 

Once again, we want to thank our students, families and school teams for your patience and continued support. We appreciate you. The restrictions placed upon our school district as a result of COVID-19 has made the educational experience difficult for teachers, students, and families. As hard as this is, please continue to engage with your teachers and we can use this time to move learning forward.

COVID-19 UPDATEOf course, at the top of everyone’s minds right now is when our schools will be able to bring students back for in-person instruction. Here are the most recent numbers released by Deschutes County. 

When our county cases are fewer than 100 per 100,000 people and the test positivity rate is below 8% over a two-week period, we will be able to bring our K-3 students into the school buildings for a hybrid schedule.

Once Redmond …

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Sheila Miller

Redmond School District has a new Public Information Officer


Redmond, Ore. — The Redmond School District is pleased to announce it has selected Sheila Miller to serve as its new Public Information Officer.

Miller is a longtime Central Oregon journalist. Most recently, she served as the Managing Editor of Statehood Media, a magazine group based in Bend that puts out titles including 1859 Oregon’s Magazine. Previously, she worked at The Bulletin daily newspaper in Bend for nearly 10 years, first as a reporter and then as the city editor. Miller is an award-winning journalist with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

“The Redmond School District is excited to welcome Sheila Miller onto our team as our new Public Information Officer,” Superintendent Charan Cline said. “Sheila comes to us with many years of experience as a journalist in Central Oregon, during which she had a focus on education and community life. We anticipate Ms. Miller will continue to create clear communication channels with the community we serve.”Miller replaces Kelly Jenkins, who twice served the district …

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Lance McMurphy Selected as Redmond School District Nutrition Services Director

Redmond School District has announced the selection of Lance McMurphy for the role of Nutrition Services Director.

McMurphy joins Redmond School District with more than 21 years of experience in food service management. He has been serving as the general manager of food service and nutrition with Sodexo for Steilacoom Historical School District for the past four years. At Steilacoom McMurphy was responsible for the nutrition services program that supported 3,300 students in three distinct municipalities in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound area.

“I have a vision that the school kitchens and cafeterias can be much more than just a place to get an affordable, nutritious meal to fuel students’ success throughout the school day,” shared McMurphy.  “I hope to collaborate with the administration and current Nutrition staff at each school site to see what we can do to more fully integrate these spaces as educational resources to promote safety, life skills, business acumen, and most importantly, wellness.”

McMurphy will be tasked with leading the district’s Nutrition Services Department of approximately 35 team members. He will begin August 5, …

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Redmond High School Selects Seth Womack to Lead Panther Football

Redmond High School has selected Seth Womack of Eagle Point, Ore., as the new head football coach. Womack has been hired to replace former head coach, Brent Wasche, and will lead the Panthers forward into 2019 and beyond. 

Womack brings 15 years of experience coaching both collegiate and high school football to Redmond High School. During the past six years he served as head coach and district athletic director for Eagle Point High School. 

“Seth brings successful head coaching experience, a deep heart for student athletes, a strong knowledge base and unmatched enthusiasm for the task ahead,” said Redmond School District Athletic Director, Kevin Bryant. “Seth wowed the committee during the interview process and I know he will do the same with athletes, parents and coaches in the Redmond Panther football program.” 

Womack will also serve as the new dean of student success at Redmond High School, replacing former head baseball coach Doug Taylor who is now serving as assistant principal at Redmond High School.

“I am thrilled to lead the Redmond Panther football program,” said Womack. “It is …

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Herbicide application to grassy lawn

District Herbicide Application Notice

It is mandatory for each facility to post this notice on their school website in addition to the site notices that will be posted by our grounds personnel.  These actions satisfy our due diligence to provide public notification as required by law. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

The Facilities Department hereby gives notice the Redmond School District grounds personnel will be spraying the Jaqua Baseball Field at the following site and date between 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. 

Jaqua Sports Complex

Friday, July 19th, 2019 

These dirt and grass areas will be posted as closed for four hours or until the grounds personnel have determined the product being applied has had sufficient time to dry on the vegetation.  Please notify staff and the public of this application at least 24-hours in advance of this application date. 

The product being applied is listed below.  The safety data sheet is located in the red SDS binder at your facility.

GlyStar Plus EPA #42750-61

& Pendulum AquaCap EPA #241-416

Type of Products – Non-Selective & Selective Herbicide

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RSD Hires New Public Information Officer

The Redmond School District (RSD) has selected Rainier Butler of Dillon, Mont. to serve as its new Public Information Officer, Superintendent Mike McIntosh announced today.

Butler most recently served as the Public Relations Manager for the University of Montana Western, a small, innovative university in southwest Montana.

“We’re very pleased Rainier is coming on board with the RSD,” McIntosh said. “His experience in communications and public relations in both the public and private sector will serve the needs of the district well.”

Butler previously served as a Communications Coordinator for Snohomish County in Washington State and as spokesperson for a former Speaker of the Oregon House.

He will replace Kelly Jenkins who served as Public Information Officer for the district for nearly four years.

“I’m looking forward to taking on this opportunity with the RSD,” Butler said. “The Redmond area is a beautiful place with great schools and I’m excited to work for a district with a stellar reputation for putting the education of its children first.”

He will assume his new responsibilities in February 2017.

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