Welcome to Ruby Young Medical & Environmental Sciences Magnet Academy

At RUBY YOUNG MEDICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ACADEMY, we are committed to providing an environment that builds a solid foundation for our future scholars. Each day, students, teachers and administrators share in a common goal to provide a thriving learning environment that promotes academic success far beyond the classroom. 

What's Happening

2020-21 RYE Operating Documents (Daily Schedule, AAL Class Links, Campus Improvement Plan, etc.) can be viewed by parents at any time in our 2020-21 RYE Family AAL Resources Google Drive Folder.

Greetings RYE Platinum Families!

Reminder: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 is a 100% Asynchronous Learning Day. This means all students will work independently. There will be no guidance, library, or small groups conducted. All RYE staff will be on-campus for training to prepare for a safe re-entry plan to support our scholars who will be returning to the building soon (Oct. 19 for K-2nd; Nov. 4 for 3rd-5th). Please ensure you have communicated with your child's teacher(s) about any missing work. Tomorrow is the end of the first grading period, so this is an excellent opportunity for students to catch up on any incomplete assignments.

Also, please remember Monday, Oct. 12, Columbus Day, is a district-observed holiday, so there will be no classes. Families, you have done an amazing job supporting your scholars with virtual learning this first grading period, and you definitely deserve a 3-day weekend! We STRONGLY encourage you to completely disconnect from technology, if possible (and if not, maybe create some personal parameters for a "partial digital fast" this weekend), and spend some time face-to-face with loved ones, and outside enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature. The weather should be beautiful, and your bodies and minds will thank you for the fresh air and Vitamin D from the sun. We will see you back in your Zoom classes Tuesday, Oct. 13 for a new six weeks!

Please bookmark the DeSoto ISD Parent Resources page on your Web browser to see when technology trainings for parents will be available!

To find information about our online classrooms, and how to connect with your child's teacher, please access our RYE Family AAL Resources folder.

IF  YOU ARE UNABLE TO CONNECT TO AN ONLINE CLASS (you have no device, WiFi access, stable home setting, etc.), email janel.morris@desotoisd.org ASAP so we can troubleshoot your child's learning this year.

You can find the latest information about the district's 2020-21 "Anytime, Anywhere Learning" plans  at the district website

Enrollment is currently open. Please visit the district's enrollment site, and follow the directions for returning (currently enrolled) or new (currently enrolled in a non-DeSoto ISD campus or homeschool).

RYE NEWS

Greetings Platinum Families!

Parent Meeting

Our next parent meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This meeting will be conducted virtually, via Zoom; NOT in-person at the campus. Please mark your calendar and locate the Zoom link on ClassDojo.

Return to School

Campus-supervised learning will begin Monday, Oct. 19 for students in grades K-2, and Wednesday, Nov. 4, for grades 3-5. Only students whose parents selected the campus-supervised learning option on or before Sept. 29 will be eligible to return on these start dates. Additional information regarding campus protocols will be provided to these families via email.

Please remember:

  • Bus transportation will not be provided (except for special education students with transportation services documented in their IEP), so parents are responsible for transporting children to/from school each day. Students may not be dropped off prior to 7:35 a.m., when staff are in place to conduct thermal scans prior to students exiting their vehicles.
  • Water fountains will be shut off. Students are encouraged to bring water bottles from home.
  • All students and staff will be required to wear masks while on campus, even if students are under the age of 10.

If you need to confirm whether your child is on the list for campus-supervised learning to begin Oct. 19 or Nov. 4, please email janel.morris@desotoisd.org

If you wish to elect campus-supervised learning for the third six weeks (beginning Monday, Nov. 30, 2020), please complete the selection survey no later than Friday, Nov. 13, 2020: https://form.jotform.com/201906732762052

Parent Training for Schoology Access

The district will conduct a Parent Academy to discuss Schoology assignment submission virtually on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:00 p.m. The Zoom link can be found on ClassDojo.

Weekend Child Nutrition Supplements

In addition to the weekend meals that are currently offered by the district for all students, the DeSoto ISD Chartwells Child Nutrition team has received a grant from the No Kid Hungry program to provide additional weekend snack bags to children. For more information, visit:

http://www.desotoisd.org/news/what_s_new/child_nutrition_grant_brings_students_snacks


Back to School Fair: Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at DHS
Please bring your child's shot records with to the Back to School Fair

How can you help your child in less than 30 minutes?

We know many of you are juggling many responsibilities now—working full-time, managing multiple children sharing one device to participate in online classes and submit virtual assignments, caring for family members, etc. This often leaves very little time in the day for you to help your children with their schoolwork. We also recognize that most of you are not professional educators, and trying to remember what you learned 20 years ago, and don’t use on a regular basis now, proves to be a daunting task, especially when your child is learning a different method than the way you were taught. While we know each of you want to help your children, time and confidence may prove huge obstacles to achieving this desire. However, there are two ways we believe all parents can help all children that will yield tremendous benefits to their academic success. If you will commit to both of these, at least three times a week (although more is encouraged, if time permits), we will be very grateful for your help, and are confident you will see results in your child’s growth:

  1. Read with your child 15-20 minutes. This includes you reading aloud to them, AND having them read aloud to you. Help them sound out unfamiliar words, and ask them questions to see if they can define vocabulary, explain what is happening in the story, and predict what might happen next.
  2. Review math facts for 10 minutes. For kindergarten, stick to single-digit addition, 1st grade can increase to sums up to 20, 2nd grade can also work on subtraction facts. Grades 3-5, please work on multiplication facts, daily, if possible. These are critical to increasing computation accuracy on STAAR math questions.

End of First Six Weeks: Oct. 9, 2020

This is the last week of the first grading period! Please make sure you are checking your scholar’s grades in the Parent Portal, and communicating with your child’s teachers about any missing or late assignments. Please email Julia.ruiz@desotoisd.org if you cannot access your Parent Portal.

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Please see our current AAL instructional schedules and information about online learning below. Contact your child's teacher for assistance accessing their digital classes.


K-2  Daily Schedule

Time

Monday 

A Day

Tuesday

B Day

Wednesday A Day

Thursday

 B Day

Friday

7:30-8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am

Morning Message and SEL Focus 

8:00-8:30

Blended Learning

iStation/IXL/ Schoology Assignments

8:30-9:45 am

ELAR

Math

ELAR

Math

8:30-10:00

A/B Weeks Guidance and Library (see schedule below on pp. 3-4)

Continue blended learning assignments

9:45-10:00 am

Wellness Break

10:00-10:45 am

Enrichment 

10:00-11:30

Blended Learning

iStation/IXL/ Schoology Assignments

10:45-11:30 am

Social Studies

Science

Social Studies

Science

11:30 am - 

12:00 pm

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

12:00-12:30 pm

Lunch


Lunch


Lunch


Lunch


Lunch

12:30-1:15 pm

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

12:30-1:45

Reading Intervention & Teacher Check-ins

Students will join reading intervention groups upon teacher request based on students personalized instructional plan.

1:15-1:45 pm

Genius Half-Hour/Eagle Time

1:45-2:15 pm

SEL Focus and Reflective Circles

Wellness Break

2:15-3:30 pm


Small Group/1-on-1 Instruction/Intervention
and Teacher/Counselor Check-ins



2:15-3:30

Math Intervention & Teacher Check-ins

Students will join groups upon teacher request based on students personalized instructional plan.

3:35-3:50 pm

Dismissal

3:50-4:00 pm

Staff Meeting/Office Hours

Green = Synchronous Learning with the Teacher   Gold = Blend Synchronous and  Asynchronous Learning


              

                   3-5  Daily Schedule

Time

Monday 

A Day

Tuesday

B Day

Wednesday A Day

Thursday

 B Day

Friday


7:30-8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am

Morning Message and SEL Circles

8:00-10:00 am

Reading Intervention & Teacher Check-ins

Students will join reading intervention groups upon teacher request based on students personalized instructional plan.

8:30-9:45 am

ELAR

Math

ELAR

Math

9:45-10:00 am

Wellness Break

10:00-10:45 am

Enrichment 

10:00-11:30 am

Math Intervention & Teacher Check-ins

Students will join groups upon teacher request based on students personalized instructional plan.

10:45-11:30 am

Social Studies

Science

Social Studies

Science

11:30 am-

12:00 pm

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

12:00-12:30 pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12:30-1:15 pm

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

Reflective Writing

12:30-1:45 pm

Blended Learning iStation/IXL/ Schoology Assignments

1:15-1:45 pm

Genius Half-Hour/Eagle Time

1:45-2:15 pm

SEL Focus and Reflective Circles

Wellness Break

2:15-3:30 pm

Small Group/1-on-1 Instruction/Intervention
and Teacher/Counselor Check-ins

2:15-3:30 pm

Clubs/Magnets/ Special Programs



3:35-3:50 pm

Dismissal

3:50-4:00 pm

Staff Meeting/Office Hours

Green = Synchronous Learning with the Teacher   Gold = Blend Synchronous and  Asynchronous Learning




DEVICE DISTRIBUTION

We know many of you are waiting to receive, or need to exchange, district devices, including Chromebooks and iPads, please call 972-223-6505 Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you are unable to reach anyone by phone, please email theresa.whitlock@desotoisd.org

REMINDERS

  • TEA has provided clear and strict parameters for attendance. Teachers will cover these criteria in greater detail. Please note that students who do not meet regular attendance will be referred to the district truancy officer and may not be eligible to receive satisfactory grades or promote to the following grade level.
  • Grading policies will be in effect for the 2020-21 school year, so students will receive numeric scores based on their quality of submitted work and assessments, rather than a “P” or “I” that were used at the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year. Teachers will provide more details on grading.
  • The 2020-21 Campus Improvement Plan is available here: 2020-21 RYE CIP

          
ebooks  Find out about our ANYTIME, ANYWHERE LIBRARY HERE 



http://www.desotoisd.org/about_de_soto_i_s_d/for_parents

  • Enrollment information can be found at the link above. Please email julia.ruiz@desotoisd.org if you need help with enrollment or withdrawals.

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