Web Site. The Ray School website is a comprehensive resource for parents, staff, and the community. The website contains a wide variety of materials, describing the school, the classrooms and their programs. A key feature of the website is that it is actually an "umbrella" made up of many smaller websites, each belonging to a department or a classroom. Each such "mini-website" is updated and maintained by the staff from that department.
It is easy to find things on the website by using the Search box at the top right. Within the mini-websites, it is also possible to limit the search to that sub site, or to search the entire website.
Here are brief descriptions of the key website areas:
Principal's Corner: News and articles provided by the school principal and vice-principal.
Staff Directory: Telephone and email contact information for staff
Rays of Sunshine: The archive of parent newsletters. A newsletter is issued everyduring the school year.
Ray Cafe: The school menu is listed here and can be viewed in a variety of formats.
Events: The school calendar, showing upcoming school activities and events. The most recent upcoming events are also shown in the top right corner of the home page. Because this is a Google Calendar, it is possible to link to it directly, and receive automatic reminders.
Curriculum: A summary of the school curriculum, with details by grade and by subject.
PTO: News, activities, and information from the Parent Teacher Organization
Parent Handbook: This document (which you might be looking at right now on the website)
Health Office: A summary of helpful information for parents on pertinent childhood health issues.
History: A history of the Ray School, with interesting stories and photos from teachers past and present.
Classrooms: This section is organized by grade, and provides links to the mini-website belonging to each classroom. Within each you can find staff photos, class schedules, newsletters, and even samples of student work.
Departments: Another series of mini-websites, belonging to departments rather than classrooms. These include the subjects that are taught outside of the classroom, such as Spanish, Music, and Physical Ed. There is also a Pupil Services section with details about the various Special Education programs and resources.ow on the website)