Principal's Message

We are thrilled to welcome you back ( or welcome you for the first time)  to the 2019-2020 school year here at Richard E. Miler!  I want to begin by saying thank you to each and every one of you for providing us the opportunity to teach your children each day.  It is a responsibility that we take very seriously at R.E.M. as each day provides us another opportunity to positively impact the academic and social education of our future leaders. 

For those of you that are returning to our community, I’m sure you have noticed a few changes with the dismissal process.  I want to thank you for your cooperation during this change.  To explain the process fully, these changes were made to assure student safety as it is extremely important that we are able to account for each and every student each day and for us to know how they are getting home and who they are going home with.  Depending on how students get home, they will be issued a colored card (pink- car pick up or daycare pickup in car-bay, salmon- kindergarten/kinder sibling, blue-bus rider, green-Kidspace, purple-walker).  Your child is responsible to carry their colored card to the gate they exit and must hand it to a staff member to collect it before leaving the gate.  Parents/Guardians, if your child is changing their dismissal procedure, it is important that you inform your child’s teacher as early as possible when your student is changing dismissal for the day.  If your teacher is not informed of the change by the authorized parent/guardian, it is not possible for us to change the students dismissal plan for the day.  Thank you for your cooperation and for continuing to support student safety. 

Also, I wanted to make you aware of our cafeteria expectations.   At Richard E. Miller it is important for all of our students to respect the learning, safety, and well-being of others at all times, this includes using good manners when eating in the cafeteria.  Our Cafeteria expectations are for voices to be off until seated, calm and quiet eating (only speaking loud enough for the person next to you or sitting across from you to hear), eat over your tray, stay in your seat, and raise your hand if you need anything.  Our students earn points each day if their table follows the noise level expectations which is signified with a green cup, if noise levels do not meet expectations lunch time will be silent at their table.  This is to support students focusing on eating while in the cafeteria.  If students struggle with playing with food and eating respectfully, we will simply ask them to move to a spot where they can be more successful.  This plan is to support our students in getting the food they need each day, while also teaching them to make respectful choices while eating. 

Your grateful and proud principal,

Ms. Wilber