School Reopening Plans ~


Below are the links to Superintendent Xavier Botana's family letters.
For the latest information and to access the July 24 family letter click HERE!
. Read all (English) family letters HERE.

. Read the (translated) June 18 family letter HERE.

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On Friday, June 12, 2020, our school year came to an end. We decided to wrap up the many messages we wanted to pass on to you in this special Morning Announcement.
Our wonderful Reiche Americorps friends also had some special greetings for you! 

From all of us, we are so proud of you!! Take good care and always remember, be kind to others and yourself! 

Student Enrichment Activities
Grades K-2:  Olympics K-2    Nature K-2 
Grades 3-5:   Olympics 3-5    Nature 3-5

To Our Reiche Community, 

B l a c k  L i v e s  M a t t e r !

A video message to the Reiche community: 
Un message à la communauté Reiche:
Uma video messagem para comunidade Reiche: 
Un mensaje para comunidad de Reiche: 

"Talking About Race" -  
A Parent & Educator Resource Guide
This guide is available in the following languages:
Arabic - English - French - Portuguese -
Somali - Spanish - Vietnamese

Reiche Families, 

On June 16, PPS Food services transitioned to "the Summer Meal Program". For more details on all PPS summer meal serving locations for PPS families click here.

Reiche School is a PPS meal distribution location. 
For all PPS meal distribution locations and schedules and for information about additional family food resources in the city of Portland visit the "Food Resources in the Community" page on the PPS Covid-19 Webpage:


Here you will also find important and translated family newsletters from Superintendent Botana as well as other family support resources including 
translated Hotspot Set Up Instructions and a Google Classroom Quickstart Guide (also linked under the "For Parents" tab above).

"End of Year" Attendance

Sun school ended on Friday, June 12. We took attendance only for students who were invited to Sun School. Sun School functioned as a type of summer school. The district tracked Sun School attendance through the Infinite Campus portal.  Families who continued to access remote learning activities outside Sun School were not considered absent even though Infinite Campus marked them as absent.  

Click on this link to read the Reiche "End of Year" letter outlining our Reiche plans for "Sun School" (June 1-12). The 5/19/20 Family Letter from Superintendent Bontana informed all PPS elementary school parents about "Sun School". 

 Howard C. Reiche Community School
The First Teacher-Led, Teacher-Governed 
Public Elementary School in the State of Maine

2019-2020 Teacher Leaders
Renee Bourgoine-Serio, Ted Hummel, Lori Bobinsky

18-19 Teacher Leaders

School Hours

8:30 a.m. Playground Supervision Begins
8:45 a.m. Students Line up & Enter School
9:00 a.m.  Student Attendance is taken
3:30 p.m.  Student Dismissal
 Early Release Wednesdays: student dismissal at 2:30 p.m.
Last Early Release Wednesday: 

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Upcoming Events
No events available.

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English and translated applications are available on the PPS "Enrollment Page"
Scroll down to "Teacher Leader Notes" for more Pre-K application and Kg enrollment information . . .

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School Construction Community Forums

The public is invited to forums this fall to learn and to share their vision on upcoming school construction projects at Longfellow, Reiche and Prescumpscot Schools. For more information please click here.

Thank you to all who attended the Reiche Community Forum on November 6, 2019!  
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Reiche School
is proud to partner with 
LearningWorks Aim High!

The Learning Works Aim High program hosts a team of AmeriCorps Members who serve as tutors and mentors in classrooms and extracurricular programs. The Aim High team is comprised of adults of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences so, whether you are a parent, a grandparent, or simply a caring community member, you can make a huge difference in the lives of Reiche students by joining.

The Americorps Members of the Learning Works Aim High team
earn an education award and/or modest living allowance. 

Would you like to support Reiche School by joining the Learning Works Aim High team? 
 For information and to apply, visit the LearningWorks website or call (207) 775-0105.

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 T e a c h e r  L e a d e r  N o t e s

2020-2021 Pre-K Lottery Application & Kindergarten Registration
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2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten

If you live in Portland and your child will be
4 years old by October 15, 2020, he or she is eligible for the Portland Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten program in the 2020-2021 school year.

To complete an online English or translated 2020-2021 Pre-K lottery application form please visit the
 Portland Public Schools "School Enrollment" page.
Our school secretary is happy to assist with completing the application on the Reiche School Kiosk. 

The initial lottery for the 2020-2021 Pre-K program will take place after January 17, 2020. You will be notified if your child has been accepted into the program and will receive enrollment instructions at that time.

2020-2021 Kindergarten   
To be eligible for Kindergarten your child must be 5 years old by October 15, 2020. Kindergarten registration is done online via the
"School Enrollment" webpage of the Portland Public Schools website or on the online Registration Kiosk in your neighborhood elementary school.*

To complete both Pre-K and Kindergarten registration processes the following documents need to be presented to the school: 
original proof of birth, the child's immunization record, and proof of residency.  

*For detailed information about enrolling your child in the Portland Public Schools and to locate your neighborhood elementary school please visit the PPS home page @, select "School Enrollment" under "Families".

If you speak a language other than English and would like assistance with your online registration you may call the PPS Multilingual Center to make an appointment (874-8135).

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F o r R e i c h e P a r e n t s

Coming Soon:  The Reiche Family Handbook  with updated and important Reiche School and Portland District information for the families of Reiche students. 
Click here or select the link under the "For Parents" tab above to access this important Reiche family guide. 

Note: We have moved of our beginning-of-the-year paperwork online.
Please use your Portland Public Schools Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to view your child’s paperwork and update the information.
You will find links to the Parent Portal and (multilingual)
user instructions under the  FOR PARENTS  tab above.
Please reach out to any of the Lead Teachers if you need a parent portal or have questions.

Mrs. Bobinsky, Mr. Hummell and Mrs. Serio

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R e i c h e F a m i l y N e w s  

It's here . . . the online edition of the "Reiche School News" family newsletter bringing you school news, tips and important family information. Click on 3.11.2020 for our latest issue.
For information about newsletter translations please click here.

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R e i c h e P a r e n t O r g a n i z a t i o n
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      Reiche PTO Community Facebook Page 


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21st Century Community Learning Center
If you have questions about the Reiche program, please contact Toni Newsome (phone: 207-615-5312 or email We invite you to visit the Learning Works Maine webpage or to connect with the Learning Works Portland Facebook page for a glimpse of the invaluable academic and social opportunities LearningWorks offers students of all ages. Special events and fieldtrips planned for Reiche participants and their families will be posted on the Reiche web page "Learning Works" calendar . ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞ ∞  ∞  ∞

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The Reiche "Walking School Bus" is a great way to get Reiche's 4th & 5th graders, who no longer qualify for bussing, to school . . . safely, on time and with adult support! Adults leave Reiche School at 7:50 a.m. each morning. Won't you join us! For all "Walking School Bus" inquiries please email Susan Wiggin at or give her a call at 207-874-8175.

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The 2015-2016 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Report Card for the Howard C. Reiche Community School has been releasedBefore reviewing the Report Card we encourage you to read our family announcement letter which provides insight into its meaning and purpose. The Reiche Report Card is available under the "About Us" tab above or via this link.

Reiche In The News

Watch how our friends at the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Reiche 1st graders create perfect harmony with rhyme and rhythm.
Posted on 12/08/2016
Maine Legislature Recognizes Reiche Community School
Posted on 02/04/2016
NEA spotlight on Reiche in "Teachers Take Action"
Posted on 01/01/2016
Reiche - WINNER among teacher-powered schools nationwide!
Posted on 12/08/2015