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Welcome to Ronald Reagan

“Whale Done” Reagan Families! Ronald Reagan made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). In fact all the schools in the Crane district made AYP. “Whale Done” Crane District for being the only District in Yuma County to make AYP. Many of you may have seen the billboards around Yuma that state that Crane is ranked in the top 22% of all school districts in the state of Arizona. Ronald Reagan has been labeled by the state as a performing plus school.

Reagan, Valley Horizon, and HLS Suverkrup are three of only 20 schools across the state of Arizona to receive an additional year of funding through the Reading First grant. This was accomplished through many criteria including student achievement in reading. Reagan is also the recipient of the Arizona Students Achieving in Mathematics (ASAMA) grant. This is a new grant to us and we will provide details throughout the school year once we have a richer understanding of how this grant will help our students achieve in math. We have many accomplishments to be proud of at Ronald Reagan. Each and everyday is a new and exciting adventure. The staff and I will continue to provide a year full of wonder, amazement, adventure and thrills for the students of Reagan. At Ronald Reagan we will provide a rigorous academic program in order to develop individual responsibility and independence in each student.

This school year we will remain constant in our belief that ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN AND BE SUCCESSFUL as we strive to improve the academic achievement of each and every Ronald Reagan student. We will build success through collaboration, consistency, and teamwork with a positive, “can do” attitude. We will promote high expectations for all students in a rigorous academic environment, implementing best practices and differentiated instruction for our learners. The Reagan Patriots take pride in these high expectations that are a long held tradition at Reagan. As principal, I am committed to making this a successful year. This commitment to you, our families, feels effortless and natural as I sense a school wide dedication to the needs of children as our first priority.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) In an effort to develop the social skills necessary for students to be responsible and independent learners, Reagan will continue to incorporate a discipline process known as Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a management system established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for successful learning. Specific behaviors (expectations) are taught in each school environment consistently by all staff. The expectations are clear and consistent throughout the entire school. We expect all students to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible. We have taught each child what the expectations are and the entire staff model those expectations consistently. Being a “Patriot” includes taking individual responsibility for one’s own learning, including coming to school prepared and ready to learn both collaboratively and independently. To further strengthen our PBIS system, Mrs. Felli is teaching all students Character Counts. This program provides students with an understanding and the tools necessary to resolve conflicts as they build friendships.

Ronald Reagan “Family” Responsibility - There is a firm requirement that students complete all class work and homework. This includes make-up work when a student is absent. Every mistake is looked upon as a learning opportunity to build knowledge and skills, while working towards the mastery of the state standards. Parents agree to support Reagan’s goals and philosophies while upholding student and parent expectations. Staff members agree to provide rigorous academic instruction that is attainable yet challenging to each student, regardless of his or her academic level. The result of these ideals is an atmosphere of support and commitment.

I believe Ronald Reagan is a very special place, holding true to traditions of high expectations and excellence while providing an environment in which all students feel safe, cared for, and valued. As parents, you play a vital role in our “Patriot” dream: that all students can and will achieve the standards. Welcome to the Patriot adventure! Ronald Reagan, where Learners Today Make Leaders Tomorrow!


Thomas Fletcher - Principal
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