Parent Teacher Student Association

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    You can join the PTSA online: 
    https://openhigh.new.memberhub.store/store

    Thank you for your support!

     

     

    Building a Better RPS & Open High

    https://www.buildingrps.com/

    Many thanks to parent Scott Garnett ( scott@scottgarnett.com )for leading the process to improve the student lounge area! The PTSA Board voted on Tuesday to support the project with $250.00. If you wish to add your name to the list of supporters, no donation is too small - we are seeking wide participation, which demonstrates our commitment to Open High's continued success. Please share this information with family, friends, neighbors, and all supporters of Open High!
    Dear Open High Parents,
     
    What a year it has been so far.  If you are like us, you are hopeful Open High might safely reopen for the spring semester.  Assuming this is the case, several parents are leading an initiative this fall to improve the physical layout of the bathrooms and common areas in the basement of the school. With the need for social distancing due to COVID-19, it is essential for the safety of the faculty and students that certain changes be made. This will also allow us to elevate the conditions for much of this floor.
     
    Listed below are a series of improvements and modifications we plan to make:
     
    1. Reconfigure basement student lounge to allow for better spacing and distancing
    2. Remove all ceiling tiles in the student lounge and raise the ceiling
    3. Paint walls, ceilings, and trim in student lounge  
    4. Add carpet tiles
    5. Paint both bathroom walls and ceilings
    6. Redo bathroom floors
    7. Rewire electrical wire in bathrooms, hallway, and student lounge
    8. Replace several toilets
    9. Add IKEA-type kitchen sink base to student lounge
    10. Reframe door to girl’s bathroom
    11. Add lighting for bathrooms, student lounge, and hallway

    Working with local contractors, we have determined these improvements will cost between $22,000 - $25,000.  Our request today is for your financial support to make these changes a reality for our kids.  We plan to raise the money through a 501(c)(3) vehicle, Building a Better RPS, so all donations to this effort will be tax-deductible.   No contribution to this effort is too small and we hope all parents and grandparents will be willing to help at some level.  We are excited to announce we have already raised $10,000 toward the goal so we are almost halfway there!  We understand this may be a difficult request during the economic crisis and not everyone will be financially able to assist us.  However, if you can, please help us better equip our students and faculty during this unprecedented global pandemic. 
     
    To make a donation, please logon on to https://www.buildingrps.com/ and make an online donation.  If you would like to volunteer this Fall to bring the changes to life, we can always use your help!
     
    Thank you so much for your willingness to help and our very best to you and your families for a safe and healthy school year.  If you have any questions regarding this Open High improvement effort, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us at the emails listed below.
     
    Kind Regards,
     
    The Garnetts ( scott@scottgarnett.com )
    The Benedettis
    The Carletons
    The Open High PTSA Board 
    (Alex Simon, Pam Embrey, Dean Sadak, Brigette Newberry, Priscilla Wright, Audrey Kelly) 


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