Click below to hear updates from Interim Superintendent Joanna Tobin. Key topics covered include:
Over half of the staff have had the opportunity to receive the first vaccination
Return to Learn
Limited In-Person Instruction starting next week
Importance of keeping students home when sick/symptomatic as to keep all safe and keep momentum in plans for more students to return
Addition of Mental Health support and School Counseling with increased staffing at RGS and RHS
Elementary Hybrid on track for March 8th (vaccines are on track too)
Grade-level surveys beginning with Kindergarten going out today for Hybrid/CDL selection
Staffing for K-4 Temporary Teachers in Elementary Hybrid is going well and is exciting
Principals leading current Hybrid refresh, new 5/6 and 7/8 models for review (initial plans for 5-12th due Feb. 12th and more refined February 19th) - adding more voices in to the discussion to strengthen and improve
Safety and compliance central to all conversations
We’re building out a new Q&A page on the Riverdale Return to Learn section of the website
You’re invited to learn about Blueprint that is required by the state on Monday, Feb. 8 at the School Board Work Study. Join us at 4:30 p.m. via GoToWebinar and see a presentation and have an opportunity for feedback/Q&A
Look for more dialogue opportunities with our Principals and with our Interim Superintendent
We have so much to be proud of -- let’s build on the positives, elevate the possibilities and be creative together!
Black History Month
Join us in a celebration of Black History Month!
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
- Maya Angelou
Board Work Study on Monday Feb. 8
The next work study session is Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. By registering using the GoToWebinar (GTW) link below, you will receive a reminder emails 24 hours and 1 hour in advance. The board meeting calendar and agendas can be found on the district website under About Us > School Board and Policy. As a reminder, GoToWebinar meetings do not have a video feature for attendees, only panelists. These meetings are recorded and posted on the school board page.
Join us for a Feedback and Discussion Session on the RGS and RHS Operational Blueprint as well as a Question and Answer Session to help us build out our new FAQ page. This will be included in the Board Work Study from5:30-6 p.m. To attend, register using the GTW button below.
RHS seniors and RGS 8th graders came together virtually this week to discuss what they’ve learned about gentrification in their classes with Ms. Keldorf and Ms. Light. Seniors led 8th graders through discussion questions, asking for their opinions on the effects of gentrification and what can be done going forward to alleviate negative repercussions. We applaud our teachers' tremendous work and elevate the amazing voices of our students.