Dear Walter Reed Families,

Welcome back to our 2017-2018 school year! Our teachers and staff look forward to another year filled with unique learning, enrichment activities and opportunities for students and parents to get involved in supporting our school community.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 15th, at 8:00 AM and dismissal on Tuesday is 1:32 PM. Students participating in Zero Period PE or Choir (7th and 8th grade only) will enter the campus via Sarah Street at 6:50 AM. All students will find their Period One class posted at all entrances to the campus and class schedules will be distributed in their Period One class.

For your convenience, and in an effort to reduce printing costs, the school Handbook will be available online ( Hard copies are also available in the main office upon request, and students will receive updated information, such as the AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) in the first week of school. The following are a few important reminders that can be found in the Handbook: the school dress code; the policy for early pick-up; and the after school policy (no leaving and returning to campus after dismissal for safety reasons).

The Beyond the Bell after school program will be open to students on August 15th. Applications will be provided, and pick-up time is no later than 6 PM. We also look forward to continuing the successful after school R.A.S.E. program this year with additional interest-specific activities. The first session will start in September.

Please mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 31st, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Updates on additional events are communicated on our school website and the Reed Network News (RNN). You may register to receive the weekly RNN on the school website.

Finally, this year we are holding student registration, which includes textbooks and student photo IDs, on the Orientation dates listed below. Lifetouch will be taking photos, which will serve as your child’s student ID and Yearbook picture. You may review your photo purchasing options at There will be no retakes for students who do not purchase packages during registration.

I look forward to seeing you soon and working together to support our students’ goals and achievements!


Jeanne Gamba


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