Deadline to Order Yearbooks

Friday, May 26

Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, May 29

Fun in the Sun Spirit Day

Wednesday, June 7

Field Day

Wednesday, June 7 


Reed School 2nd Grade Farewell

Wednesday, June 7


Last Day of School (12:00pm dismissal)

Friday, June 9

Happy Summer!

First Day of School 

Thursday, August 24


Dear Reed Families & Caregivers,

With the excitement of summer holiday only a few weeks away, it is common to find ourselves focused on what is to come.  While we do share in the anticipation of all that summer brings, we find that many students can feel unsettled with change on the horizon. Young students are most successful when we all communicate clear expectations and routines that are grounded in the present moment. You can help your child remain focused and engaged at school by taking time to talk with them about their day. This sends a message to your child that today is important and every day counts!  Please also make every effort to adhere to regular bedtime routines so your child is well-rested and ready for each day!


Mary Niesyn & Staff


Important Reminder for Parents & Caregivers: After School Pick Up on the Playground

To alleviate the congestion at the front gate and to ensure student safety, please be reminded to wait for your child on the blacktop near their student line when picking up your child after school. Staff will continue to direct students to wait for caregivers on the blacktop. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Mark Your Calendar - June 9 is a Minimum Day (12:00pm dismissal)

The last day of school is June 9. Dismissal time is 12:00pm. Bus service will be available. PreK school lunch will be available and served within the school day. School lunch for Kindergarten-2nd grade students will be available “to-go”. Please be certain to send a healthy snack for your student, as usual. 


A Note from Mrs. Smith in the Library

Let's locate those missing school library books!  Mrs. Smith has picked up recent returns to the Belvedere-Tiburon public library and combed the shelves. If your child still has a book checked out under their name, it is $20 to replace a book, per school policy. Please send in cash, so you can be reimbursed easily if the book does turn up over the summer or early next school year. Please refrain from purchasing the book from another source, as it needs to be ordered through our vendor for proper replacement and accurate cataloging. (The book will get sent back home with your student).


Things do happen and books get swapped between school and arriving home, or shelved in/moved to the wrong location, so thank you for your flexibility and understanding. Please reach out with any questions to


Kindergarten Safety Day

The entire kindergarten team learned all about home and school safety from members of our local police, fire, and city public works departments. Students in every grade level had an opportunity to meet and talk to these important members of the community before the kindergarten presentation. It certainly was an exciting morning at Reed School!


Reed 2nd Grade Students visited Bel Aire 

Today the 2nd graders and their teachers visited Bel Aire in preparation for their transition to 3rd grade. Students had a chance to visit classrooms, experience recess, meet staff, and get a glimpse of life as a 3rd grader!


Message from Reed's Equity & Inclusion Department

Throughout the year, Reed students have engaged in activities, discussions and projects focusing on developing empathy and respect for all. By partnering with another grade level class, students are building meaningful connections and relationships with peers.


2023-2024 Enrollment

Please email if you will be moving out of the area and your child will NOT be returning to Reed School in the fall. This information is critical as we plan for staffing, so please let us know as soon as possible.

Bus Pass Announcement from the Yellow Bus Program

We are pleased to announce that annual bus passes for next year are on sale at A few notes before you make your purchase:

  • The bus program is designed to provide neighborhood-to-school service. You can view maps of next year’s routes and individual stops by visiting this link and clicking on your selected school (routes, stops, and timings will remain the same as this year).
  • Passes will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We hope to accommodate as many riders as possible, but we anticipate that routes will sell out. Please make your purchase as soon as possible.
  • Only annual passes will be available. Your pass is only valid on your assigned route. Passes are not transferable (to other people or other routes).
  • The cost of passes for the 2023/24 school year will be $345 each way/$690 round trip. This represents approximately 35% of the actual cost of the pass (the remainder is subsidized by local and state contributions). 
  • Please review information about routes and timing to select the correct route and stop.
  • Passes purchased before July 15 will be received in time for the start of school. Buying a pass signifies that you have read, reviewed with your student, and agree to abide by the information shared in the FAQs and bus rules.
We are happy to answer any questions you have at Thank you, and we look forward to seeing many of your students on board!
-Yellow Bus Challenge Team

End of Year Checklist

  • Order your Reed Yearbook NOW before May 26th!
  • Contribute to the RUSD Staff End of Year Gift by June 2nd

Field Day

The Reed Field Day extravaganza will be held on Wednesday, June 7th! This end-of-year tradition is always a student favorite and we need help to make this year’s the best one yet! Grab a friend and consider volunteering together - there are two time slots available, from 8:30-10am and 10-11:30am. Maybe you’re up for leading one of the games (parachute, anyone?), or maybe the First Aid station or one of the snack tables is more your speed. Mr. Kaiser and the PTA team appreciate your help! Please see the Sign-Up Genius for more detail. See you on the blacktop!

Sign Up Here

Yearbook - Deadline to order is this Friday, May 26!

The 2022-2023 yearbook promises another all color, fun filled book of school day memories. Reserve your child’s copy today! If you have any questions, please contact Molly Fleischman at or Laci Ravina at


Please note: if you have multiple Reed students, you will need to do separate SchoolPay transactions to purchase each student’s yearbook. If you experience an issue with SchoolPay, please log out of SchoolPay and purchase each yearbook as a GUEST. 



Second Grade Class Year End Class Playdate on June 7th from 2:00-4:00pm

Please come join us for popsicles, outdoor games, and fun music/dancing at Belvedere Park to celebrate Reed’s Second Grade Class on Wednesday, June 7th. Feel free to bring snacks (nut free), treats (nut free), drinks and games to share. Siblings are welcome.

Please ensure there is at least one adult responsible for each child. This is not a drop off playdate. To coordinate carpooling, cycling or walking as a group, please contact your Room Parent. Hope to see you there!

Feel free to contact Michelle Thomsen, 2nd Grade Class Coordinator, at or 415-637-1941 with any questions. 

Walk and Roll 

A Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL!


Each May, Parents, Administrators, Teachers and Friends are invited to nominate a student Bike Hero. A Bike Hero is any student who gets up early to ride regularly, inspires others to bike, eagerly rides as a passenger on a cargo bike, obeys all rules of the road, and has FUN biking.  Four Marin County students (2 elementary, 2 middle) will be selected to win $50.00 gift cards to a store of their choice.  


Nominate HERE


Congratulations to our kindergarten friend Isabella, winner of the custom Cleary bike!

Cleary Bikes is also offering 20% all bikes for the entire summer! See code below and get a great deal on an awesome bike!

*Special Library Volunteering Opportunity*


Mrs. Smith needs help for a large undertaking at the end of this month -- Book Weeding!  This year, the district libraries are closing for the last two weeks of the school year to focus on getting rid of the books that haven't been checked out in some time, are outdated, in poor condition, etc. Volunteers will take spreadsheets with book titles listed to weed, pull them off the shelf, and make piles which Mrs. Smith will then organize.


We need 3-4 volunteers for the following days from 8:30am-10:30am:


Tuesday, May 30

Wednesday, May 31

Thursday, June 1


Please sign-up HERE

Reporting a Reed School Absence 

All students are expected to attend school on a consistent and on-time basis. If your child is going to be tardy, absent, or leave school early for any reason, please be sure to email OR call and notify the office:

(415) 435-7840  extension #4


Please Provide the Following Information:

  • First and last name of your child
  • Your relationship to the child
  • Teacher's name
  • The reason for the absence or tardy

RUSD Mission & Vision: Each student will be challenged and inspired to reach their fullest intellectual, social-emotional and creative potential to positively impact the world.


Mary Niesyn, Principal


Reed Elementary School