Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

New Parent Cheat Sheet

Humanities Handbook/Cheat Sheet

Uniform Info
Pants, shorts or skirts in navy or khaki, denim is okay provided it is dark blue with no ripped or torn material.  Jeggings are ok as long as they  working pockets front and back.
Polo shirts in white, navy, gray. Polos can be with Reed Wolf logo, or plain, purchased elsewhere.  Reed Wolf t-shirt, Reed baseball shirt, purchased at school.

School spirit wear (like our Humanities T-shirts) can replace the uniform shirt on Fridays.

PE shorts are pre-printed with Reed graphics and available for purchase at Student Store in lunch pavilion (cash or check).
Additional dress code info on Reed website, including rules for free dress days which occur at various times during the school year.


Supply List

Classroom list will be provided by teachers during the first week of school.



If you’re interested in car pools, fill out the Carpool Request Form and a school volunteer will contact you before the beginning of the school year.
You may also follow-up with them by email:

Pick up & Drop off locations (gates, crosswalks, etc.)
Landale & Colfax gate: crossing guard on duty
Sarah Street gate, just east of field
Main entrance on Irvine Avenue: parking restrictions enforced  School Campus Map

To accommodate heavy books, a rolling backpack is useful. 6th grade lockers are not near the 6th grade bungalows, so are difficult to access between classes.
Books can be copied & bound into segments, so students don’t have to carry the entire book to school. Self-copying at a copy/print shop is suggested. Many teachers have a classroom set of textbooks to use, so that students can leave their textbook at home for homework use.


Back to School Night

Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 29th, 6p-8p. Food sales will begin at 5pm.

Families will have a chance to visit the classrooms according to a bell schedule.

School Supplies List – Ms. Bobrosky

Ms. Bobrosky’s List:
•    9 1/2″ x 11″ Spiral notebook–at least 3 subject w/pockets  (it needs to the larger spiral so 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper will fit and not have edges hanging out)
•    2 glue sticks
•    colored pencils w/sharpener
•    2 blue or black pens
•    1 red pen
•    highlighter

Reeds Got Talent Show is this Friday, October 23rd!

spotlightsReeds Got Talent Show is this Friday, October 23rd!
Come early for great food!The Art Show and food sales starts at 5:00 pm and the Talent Show starts at 7:00 pm!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Sign up to help and bring food on Volunteer Spot:

Students are welcome to help out as well–community service hours will be given!
Reminder to the ARTISTS to bring your Artwork between now and October 20th to Ms. Szymanski’s room # 217!!
Your art can be something current or something you did in the past! It can be any piece of art that you created that you are proud of:  painting, drawing, collage, clay, poetry, photography, woodworking, and more! You can choose to have it for sale (proceeds to benefit the Humanities Academy) or just for display.

Questions? Email Ms. Szymanski at

Humanities Students Dance at World Music Festival

From Ms. MIMG_465499795intz:

There were close to 100 Reed students at the Skirball on Friday for an incredible music experience. Ms. Mills brought her STEAM honors as well as half of Ms. Siminski’s Humanities class. I had my Humanities class and took Ms. Adkins’ special Ed class. We had plenty of adults, thankfully.

Here’s just one shot from a moment where EVERYONE was up dancing!  Reed kids are so special. I was moved many times by their enthusiasm and excitement. They had perfect behavior — making this teacher so proud.
Thank you to the Humanities Academy for covering the one class sub. So happy Skirball funds the bus and admission for all our kids.

It was truly a beautiful experience that many parents also got to enjoy with us.  IMG_465502844