Parent News Bulletin May/June 2016

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The View from the Superintendent’s Office

Mr. Bruce D. Johnson Superintendent


brucejohnson@rcs.edu

Greetings!
2016-17 will be our 47th year of ministry! Please plan ahead to be as involved as possible in all of the school activities. Below is a list of the Important Dates for 2016-17 for planning family outings and other activities. Please note that the first day of school will be MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016, and that graduation week for the 2016-17 school year will be the week of May 22, 2017, with the Class of 2017 High School Graduation on THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017.

It is hard to believe that this is the final Parent News Bulletin of the 2015-16 school year and my final as superintendent. Effective July 1, Al Hearne will be our new superintendent! I am confident that everyone will give him the same support our families have consistently given to me.

Please be sure to read this and future Parent News Bulletins, and keep it in a safe place for use throughout the summer. You may also visit our school website at www.rcs.edu for school information and calendar updates. The school website is a GREAT way to share RCS with your friends as we have lots of pictures of the kids plus highlights and general information about RCS – Grandparent’s Day, Royal Choir, athletic teams, awards programs and much more.

Once again, the 2015-16 school year has been a tremendous blessing to the entire RCS Community. It is critical to remember that by having your children at Redwood Christian Schools they are being taught, without apology or compromise, the Truth in God’s Word regarding the sanctify of life and marriage, as well as creation and the Ten Commandments. These (and others) bedrock keystones of the Christian Faith are consistently taught and modeled throughout our school community, and have been for the first 45 years of the ministry of Redwood Christian Schools.

Reminder
As a cost-saving effort, all campus offices are closed every Friday in July.   For your convenience, there is a mail drop in the District Office door.

Parent E-mail List
It is critical that you keep RCS informed of any changes to your e-mail address. E-mail is used to communicate important happenings and announcements such as our weekly preview of the upcoming week, which highlights significant upcoming events.  E-mail will also be used in case of emergencies.  Please be sure to remain on this e-mail list or you will miss some very important information every week!

Re-Enrollment!
Some classes are nearing a waiting list. If you have not re-enrolled, please don’t put this off any longer. We are planning some exciting additions and need your response to plan productively.

Graduations are GREAT events at RCS!
The week of May 23 will be a full one with kindergarten graduation (May 23), fifth grade graduation (May 25), middle school graduation (May 24) and the senior high graduation (May 26). Except for the fifth grade graduation that begins at 11:10am, all graduations begin at 7:00pm. All graduations are held at Redwood Chapel Community Church. Invite your family and friends to attend now! More information is available in the campus sections of this bulletin and will also be posted on our website at www.rcs.edu.

Important School Dates for 2016-17 
(dates subject to change)
We do our best to let our families know as soon as the school calendar has been set for the upcoming year. Hopefully, this will allow parents to schedule doctor appointments, family celebrations, etc.

2016-17
August 12 – Friday – Back to School BBQ – 5pm-7pm at the MSHS Campus

August 15 – Monday – School begins

September 5 – Monday – Labor Day – No school – Offices/EDC closed

October 13 & 14 – Thursday and Friday – ACSI Teachers Convention – No School – EDC open at the RCE campus

October 24 – Monday – 47th RCS Annual Dinner –
More information to come

November 11 – Friday – Veterans’ Day Observance – No school – Offices/EDC closed

November 21 – 25 Thanksgiving Break – No school – EDC closed.
Offices closed from noon November 23 through November 25

December 16 to January 3 – Friday through first Tuesday in January – Christmas Break – No school – EDC closed; Offices closed December 21-23, 28-30, and January 2 and 3.  School resumes January 4th.

January 16 – Monday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No school – Offices/EDC closed

February 20 – Monday – Presidents’ Day – No school – Offices/EDC closed

March 2 & 3 – Thursday and Friday – Teacher Training Days – No School; EDC open at MSHS Campus

March 10 – Friday – Teacher Prep Day – No School; EDC open at RCE

April 10 – 14 – Easter Break
No school, EDC Closed.  Offices closed April 14 only

May 22 – 26 – Graduation Week
Kindergarten – May 22; Eighth Grade – May 23; Fifth Grade – May 24; High School – May 25

May 29 – Monday – Memorial Day
No school – Offices/EDC closed


Blessings! 

Questions?
 

Call your campus or e-mail me at brucejohnson@rcs.edu

 

General Information

Clearing Your Accounts
To avoid timing problems related to report cards, end-of-year conferences and graduations, please ensure that your school accounts are current.

2016-17 Tuition Payments Begin in June
The non-refundable June payment holds a spot for your child beyond June 30th.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The last day of bus service is May 19

 

Redwood Christian Elementary

Mr. Dale Huemoeller, Principal

School is out in only 2 1/2 weeks!  This school year has moved very quickly and summer is right around the corner!  For many of us this means family vacations, outside activities like summer camps or relaxing by a pool, visiting family out of state or even out of the country!  All of these things are fun and exciting, but sometimes we may forget to encourage our children to continue their learning over the summer.

Learning is a never-ending process that should not take a vacation, even during the summer. I would like to encourage you to intermix fun with learning this summer. You can visit your local library or bookstore and have your child pick out a book or two or ten, that he/she would enjoy reading over the summer. There are also thousands of math apps and educational sites on the internet where your child could spend a pre-set amount of time each week maintaining what he/she learned this school year.

Here are just a few ideas to keep children learning this summer:

  • Have a scavenger hunt at a museum.  
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  • Find the right learning program online.
  • Develop their green thumb.
  • Let them be your travel agents.
  • Have adventures in reading.  
  • Make something.
  • Become a collector.

Important Dates to Remember:

May 19th:
Last day of school

May 25th
Grades 1 – 4 Awards at Redwood Chapel

August 12th:
RCE Open House: Visit your classroom and meet your teacher! 1:00pm

August 12:
Back-to-school Barbeque at the MSHS Camus – 5:00pm

August 15:
First day of school

Have a Safe, Happy and Healthy Summer!

Middle School & High School Campus

Mr. Al Hearne, Principal

iLearn@RCS Update

Our fifth year of iLearn@RCS has been a success and we are excited to begin the sixth year. This summer will be spent implementing several tweaks to the program so that the faculty (and parents) have additional options available for helping manage a student’s digital choices.

We will have three iPad Orientation sessions before school begins: 9am or 10am on August 11, 2016, and then again at 9:30am on August 12, 2016. If both the student and a parent attend one of the iPad orientation sessions, after filling out the required paperwork the student can check out his/her iPad for the year. The fourth iPad orientation session will take place on August 15, 2016, for all students who did not attend one of the first three sessions. They will bring the paperwork home for parents to sign and we will begin to checkout iPads to these students on August 16, 2016.

As with all curricular programs at RCS, learning goals have been created in order to guide the instructional aspect of iLearn@RCS. These learning goals identify several higher-order thinking skills and identify digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime and live productively in the 21st century.

The iLearn@RCS learning goals for students are:

  1. Students will be able to apply the truth of God’s Word in their daily lives through utilizing 21st century skills.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate creativity and innovation while utilizing 21st century skills.
  3. Students will engage in communication and collaboration while utilizing 21st century skills.
  4. Students will be able to conduct research and display information fluency while utilizing 21st century skills.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making while utilizing 21st century skills.
  6. Students will be able to model appropriate digital citizenship utilizing 21st century skills.
  7. Students will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations utilizing 21st century skills.

(The iLearn@RCS learning goals have been adapted from the International Society for Technology in Education.
http://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards/standards-for-students

Lost and Found
All items in our Lost and Found will be given away after Friday, May 27. Encourage your students to check for any items that may belong to them. We have quite a collection!

Fourth Quarter Report Cards – Handed Out After Awards Ceremony
(Note Location Change – Redwood Chapel Community Church)

Report cards will be distributed by homeroom teachers and advisors following the awards assembly on May 24 for MS students and May 26 for HS students. If a student is going to be absent, please clear it with the office and arrange for the report card to be picked up or mailed. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required if you would like the report card mailed. Tuition, bus fees, fines for damaged or lost books, iPad fees, and overdue library books MUST BE PAID BEFORE REPORT CARDS WILL BE ISSUED.

Please note the change of venue for the Awards Ceremony. It will be held at Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley.

Summer Reading Program
Summer Break is just around the corner. In an effort to give students more options to choose material that is of specific interest, each grade level will have several selections from which students will be allowed to choose. AP and Honors courses will still require certain selections.

During the summer months students need to read their chosen selection(s) and upon returning to school in August be prepared to write an essay from a prompt specifically designed for the grade level. This first assignment will be used to assess not only knowledge of the chosen selection(s), but also the student’s ability to organize his or her thoughts according to a prompt that addresses specific literary elements. This essay will serve as the benchmark work for the year.

If a student chooses to enroll in an AP English course (AP Language or AP Literature) and does not complete the summer reading assignments specifically listed for the AP course, the student will be transferred to the general English course.

The book selections may be checked out of a local library, downloaded to a digital device, or purchased from a bookstore. It will be necessary to have the chosen selection(s) in class for the first two weeks of school.

Incoming 7th grade students

  • Must read: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- Lewis (in your Narnia textbook)
  • Choose at least one more book from the selections below

Incoming 8th grade students

  • Must read: TWO of the selections below

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Middle School Selections:

Science Fiction / Fantasy

  • The Giver
  • The Tower of Geburah
  • Redwall
  • The Time Machine – Wells

Historical fiction

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Sounder
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Carlotta – Odell

Classic Literature

  • Call of the Wild
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Treasure Island
  • Hatchet
  • Caddie Woodlawn

Incoming 9th grade students
Must read: two of the selections below

  • The Last of the Mohicans – Cooper
  • Jane Eyre – Bronte
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Twain
  • Ender’s Game – Card
  • Night – Wiesel
  • The Good Earth – Buck
  • The Chosen – Potok
  • Of Mice and Men – Stienbeck
  • Kite Runner – Hosseini
  • King Solomon’s Mines – Haggard
  • Once and Future King – White

Incoming 10th grade students in general English
Must read: two of the selections below

  • Profiles in Courage – John F Kennedy
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Douglass
  • Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
  • David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Lord of the Flies – Golding
  • 1984 – Orwell
  • Joy Luck Club – Tan

Incoming 10th grade students in AP English
Must read
: both of the following

  • Blink – Gladwell
  • Lord of the Flies – Golding

Incoming 11th grade students in general English
Must read
: two of the selections below

  • The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Frederick Douglass
  • Bless Me, Ultima – Rudolfo Anaya
  • The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  • Sea Wolf – Jack London
  • Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Our Town – Thornton Wilder

Incoming 11th grade students in Honors English
Must read
: one book** and choose one of the selections below:

  • **Must read – And Then there Were None – Christie
  • Up From Slavery – Booker T. Washington
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  • The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • The Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston
  • In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

Incoming 12th grade students in general English
Must read
: two of the selections below

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Barrows and Shaffer
  • Mayor of Casterbridge – Hardy
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Hardy
  • Mathematics? Is God Silent? – Nickel
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury
  • Frankenstein – Shelley
  • A Doll’s House – Ibsen
  • Man For All Seasons- Moore
  • Pygmalion – Shaw
  • Richard the III – Shakespeare

Incoming 12th grade students in AP English
Must read
one book** and choose one of the selections below

  • **Must read: Macbeth – Shakespeare and How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Foster (exclude chapters 16 and 17; you will not be held accountable for these chapters.)
  • Portrait of Dorian Gray – Wilde
  • Les Miserables – Hugo
  • Cyrano De Begerac – Rostand
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury
  • Return of the Native – Hardy

Awards Assemblies
(Note Location Change – Redwood Chapel Community Church)

The Middle School Awards Assembly will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 9:00am at Redwood Chapel Community Church and the High School Awards Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 26, 9:00am. Both assemblies will take place at Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Special awards will be given to students including subject awards, scholastic awards, student officer recognition, and ACSI student awards. All parents and friends are invited. Parents of students receiving awards will be notified. ALL students are expected to be present and in school dress code.

Parents of 8th Graders
(Note Location Change – Redwood Chapel Community Church)

The Eighth Grade Banquet is on Friday, May 20. The last day of classes is Thursday, May 19. The Awards Assembly is Tuesday, May 24, 9:00am, at Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley.

Following the Awards Assembly on Tuesday, May 24, all eighth graders will immediately begin graduation practice. They must be picked up at Redwood Chapel at 11:30am. Every eighth grader should be at the practice. Ladies should bring the heels they plan on wearing to graduation that night to practice walking up the steps with them. Parents and guardians, please do not be late when picking up your child. There is no bus returning to the MSHS.

The Redwood Christian Middle School traditional, academic Graduation is on May 24 at 7:00pm, in the Worship Center at Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Graduates need to be in the Redwood Chapel gym by 6:30pm, dressed in “Game Day Dress” under their graduation gown. Please invite your relatives and friends to attend the graduation ceremony and share this joyous and important event in the lives of our young people. RCS practices a historical, academic graduation and asks that everyone in attendance, including the graduates, behave with the proper decorum.

Senior Chapel and Senior Tea
The Senior Chapel and Tea will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 8:15am. This is a very special event which you won’t want to miss. We encourage you to make an extra effort to be here with your child. Many parents take their students to lunch afterward, as there are no classes for seniors that day.

High School Finals for Seniors
Grade 12 will be taking the following finals. Students need to be 100% in dress code in order to take their finals. Please check your child’s dress before he/she leaves the house. Please note: iPad check-in happens after a student’s last final. This process can be slow, so we thank you in advance for your patience.

  • 5/16 – 8:00-9:35 English and 9:55-11:25 Math
  • 5/17 – 8:00-9:35 Bible and 9:55-11:25 Science

High School Finals for 9-11
Grades 9-11 will be taking the following finals. Students need to be 100% in dress code in order to take their finals. Please check your child’s dress before he/she leaves the house. Please note: iPad check-in happens after a student’s last final. This process can be slow, so we thank you in advance for your patience.

  • 5/23 – 8:00-9:35 English and 9:55-11:25 Social Studies
  • 5/24 – 8:00-9:35 Science and 9:55-11:25 Foreign Language and EI English
  • 5/25 – 8:00-9:35 Math and 9:55-11:25 Bible

High School Graduation Rehearsal
Following the awards assembly on Thursday, May 26, all seniors will immediately begin graduation rehearsal. Rehearsal will be held at Redwood Chapel. All seniors are expected to attend. The rehearsal should be finished by 11:30am Ladies should bring the heels they plan on wearing to graduation that night to practice walking up the steps with them. Parents and Guardians please make sure that your child is at the graduation rehearsal.

Transcripts
Seniors who need transcripts sent to the college of their choice need to turn in a transcript request before leaving on the Senior Trip.

High School Graduation
The Senior Class of Redwood Christian High School announces its commencement exercises on Thursday evening, May 26, at 7:00pm in the Worship Center at Redwood Chapel Community Church, 19300 Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Graduates need to be in the Gym at Redwood Chapel, already dressed in their graduation regalia by 6:40pm. RCS practices a traditional, academic graduation and asks that everyone in attendance, including the graduates, behave with the proper decorum.

From The Counselor
High School students are in the midst of finalizing their class selections for next year. We encourage discussion at home concerning appropriate class selections. Official class schedules will be mailed home during the second week of August. That will offer time for a final review of the schedule and an opportunity to adjust the schedule before school starts. Juniors should also registrar to take the SAT.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students take required classes. Eighth grade students may elect to take Algebra I rather than Algebra A, while seventh grade students have the option of taking general math or Singapore Math 7, but that is the only academic subject in which students have a choice. The results of the Algebra Diagnostic Test should be of some help in making this decision.

MSHS Parking Lot Instructions
Parents, thank you for BEING patient and courteous in the parking lot, which we know easily becomes congested. In order to help the traffic flow as smoothly as possible, we are asking you to please observe the following guidelines:

  • DO NOT DRIVE IN THE EXIT
  • ONLY DROP YOUR CHILD OFF IN THE DESIGNATED PICKUP/DROP OFF AREA
  • be patient and courteous when dropping off and picking up your children
  • make the full loop and do not cut through the student parking spaces
  • keep moving forward in the pick-up lane (the right lane)
  • do not cut through the cones
  • do not pick up or drop off from the passing lane (the left lane) or the parent parking
  • do not park in the student parking spaces, in the passing lane, or the pickup lane
  • DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO WALK ACROSS THREE LANES OF TRAFFIC. Watch for the new “Do Not Cross” signs.

MSHS Campus Calendar
4/28-5/7 – 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
5/4 – Minimum Day
5/4-6 – AP Exams (Calculus AB, English Lit. & Composition, US History, European History, and Chinese)
5/5 – National Day of Prayer
5/6-7 – High School Play 7:00pm
5/9 – MS Athletic Awards 7:00pm
5/11-13 – AP Exams (English Lang. & Composition, Macro/Micro Economics, World History)
5/13 – Last full day of classes for Seniors
5/16 – HS Athletic Awards 7:00pm
5/16-5/18 – Senior Finals
5/18 – Senior Chapel and Tea 8:15am
5/19 – Last Day of School for Middle School
5/20 – No School, Teacher Prep Day
5/20 – 8th Grade Banquet 6:00pm
5/20-5/23 – Senior Trip
5/23-5/25 – High School Finals
5/24 – MS Awards 9:00am
5/24 – 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal at Redwood Chapel 11:00-12:15pm
5/24 – 8th Grade Graduation at Redwood Chapel 7:00pm
5/26 – HS Awards 9:00am
5/26 – High School Graduation Rehearsal at Redwood Chapel 11:00-12:30pm
5/26 – High School Graduation at Redwood Chapel 7:00pm
5/30 – No School Memorial Day

Department of Athletics

Mr. Jim Cleveland, Director

 

Middle School Awards Night
We will honor the middle school athletes who have participated on the Spring Season #2 sports teams (Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball). Join us in the MSHS multipurpose room on Monday, May 9, at 7:00pm The evening will include the presentation of individual awards, the year-end Inspirational Christian Athlete awards, and a potluck dessert. Please plan to attend this special event.

Senior High Awards Night
On Monday, May 16, at 7:00pm, we will honor the high school athletes who have participated in spring sports teams. The awards ceremony will be held in the MSHS multipurpose room. Special year-end awards (Inspirational Christian Athlete, Senior Athlete of the Year, etc.) will also be presented. The evening will conclude with a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Booster Club
Make plans to be a member of the Redwood Christian Athletics Booster Club for 2016-17. This active organization is concluding a tremendous year raising support for the athletic teams through various fundraising efforts culminated by the Crab Feed and Auction in February. The final meeting of the year is May 2nd at 7pm at the MSHS. The fundraising dollars allowed for the purchase of several sets of new uniforms and warm-ups for the RCS sports teams as well as equipment.

Sports Physicals
Now is the time to schedule your sports physical for the 2016-17 school year. Fall sports begin in August, and all athletes in grades 6-12 MUST have current physicals in order to try out. Members of Kaiser Permanente should schedule physicals immediately.

Summer Sports Camps
Call the Athletic Office at 510-317-8988 for more information and registration materials. Non-RCS students are welcome to attend.

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Camp
Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach Drew Sanchez will host the 27th Annual RCS Basketball Camp, to be held May 31-June 3. This is a morning session for ages 8-12 at the Neighborhood Church Gym. A second week of camp will be offered June 13-17. Session 1 is for Ages 8 to 11 from 9am to 1pm and session 2 will follow from 1:30pm-5:30pm for ages 12-15. Don’t miss this week of fun, learning and competition. Students from other schools may attend.

Baseball Camp
This year’s 22nd Annual RCS Baseball Camps will be held July 5-8 and July 11-14. Multiple sessions, offered each week, include pitching, hitting, catching, and all skills. All sessions will be held at Redwood Christian MSHS under the direction of Varsity Head Baseball Coach Jim Cleveland. Students from outside schools are welcome. Sessions are available for ages 8-15.

RCS Music Department

Mr. Mark Cagle

What a fantastic Festival of Fine Arts the music and art students presented to us this year on Sunday, April 10 All our choral and instrumental groups from the elementary through the high school led us in song with a variety of inspirational, God glorifying songs! We were blessed as we listened to the groups sing or play their instruments, and as we viewed the art work of our art students displayed in the foyer of the church.

What a great festival season the choirs of Redwood Christian have had! On March 10-11, the high school Concert Choir went to “Musicale” (High School Choral Festival) at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, where we joined with other Northern California ACSI affiliated choirs. This was a fantastic event. Our choir did outstanding and was well received by all at the festival. The choir performed two pieces for adjudication: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and “He Never Failed Me Yet,” as well as singing six other pieces with the mass choir in a performance on Friday evening. Our Men’s Ensemble sang “For His Glory.” Christopher Leung, sang a solo for adjudication and did great!

On April 9th, the high school Concert Choir sang at and attended the “Music in the Park” Choir Festival at Great America. They received a trophy for “Excellence.” Britta Sandine received a medal for the “Outstanding Female Vocalist” of the entire festival. Yongzhi Lai received a medal for the “Outstanding Accompanist” of the entire festival. Congratulations to these two students, as well as to the entire choir!

Ending the festival season, our middle school New Horizon Choir joined other ACSI middle school choirs at the ACSI Choral Festival in Roseville on Friday, April 29, and our MSHS Band traveled to Santa Rosa on Saturday April 30, to attend and play at the ACSI MSHS Band Festival.

Upcoming Choral Dates

May 10
“LIBERTY: A Musical Celebration of Freedom”
at 7:00pm, Redwood Chapel
(MSHS Band & ALL CHOIRS TO SING) (see information below) 

May 24
Middle School New Horizon Choir sings and MSHS Band plays at 8th grade graduation at 7:00pm, Redwood Chapel

May 25
Royal Choir sings at 5th grade graduation at 11:10am,
Redwood Chapel

May 26
High School Concert Choir sings and MSHS Band plays at Senior High Graduation at 7:00pm, Redwood Chapel

RCS Home School Program

Mrs. Sue Abbott, Director

I am often asked, “Why do people want to home-school their students?”  Here is what some of our home school families have to say.

“I am home-schooling my 8th Grade son because he excels in the program. He is getting more out of each subject, and personally, having my office in our home facilitates the convenience of teaching. These last three years have helped our family in many ways.  In addition to our son’s academic success, home-schooling has added time flexibility which helps during our frequent overseas ministry trips.”

“We joined RCS for the sports program, basketball and baseball.  We have been with RCS for 4 years and we’ve been blessed with the home-school program and the participation with the sports programs.  Louis graduated 2015, Robert is a Junior.”

“My daughter thoroughly enjoys attending Mr. Lapum’s Art I class on the MSHS campus. It gives her a break in her schooling here at our house, and allows her to keep up with friends that she’s known for years.”

“While we are no longer home-schooling through Redwood Christian, the year-and-a-half that we did was undoubtedly a blessing to our family. We partnered with RCS because the home-school program allowed us to continue the Christ-centered, college-prep educational plan our daughter was following on campus, while also tending to her health needs. In addition, the social inclusion aspect of the RCS program allowed our daughter to continue feeling part of the Redwood family. While home-schooling, she attended a college tour field trip, grade-specific socials, homecoming banquets, PSAT testing, and the Let’s Go Fishing Ministry. Lastly, the quarterly meetings, curriculum guidance, and record keeping aspect of the program helped us stay accountable and informed. We highly recommend the RCS home-schooling program to any family who wants to home school as part of a larger Christian community.”

“. . . we have chosen to partner with RCS the past couple of years because of their excellent standards in education and the integrity of their commitment to the students in both their academic and spiritual growth.”


Redwood Christian Schools
4200 James Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
510-889-7526

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