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Meet Charlie the Comfort Dog

Dear RPS Staff, Families, and Students,

We would like to formally introduce you to the newest member of our RPS Family, Charlie the Comfort Dog. Please see the digital introductory brochure below by clicking the link that is provided. Charlie's owner will be School Resource Officer Bryan Brenes and Charlie will be visiting staff and students at all of our eleven schools, in addition to other stops in the city.

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Whelan!
Somebody I once worked with often reminded us that “happy kids learn,” and I think that is as true for adults as it is for our students – so whether you’re new, or have been a member of our community for years, we want you and your kids to feel comfortable and connected to the school community. Our teachers and staff are committed to establishing learning spaces that prioritize Social Emotional Learning and consider the students’ strengths and experiences.
We believe it’s important for all members of a school community to be heard, and with that in mind we welcome any questions or ideas you might have for us – don’t hesitate to reach out!
Mr. Pelletier