Dear Students and Families,
This very unusual school year is coming to a close after students and staff reinvented the teaching and learning process over these past four months . Our RCS parents were perhaps the most brave in adapting to this new environment. We are all excited for summer to arrive and the return of “normal” school in September. The district is in the process of developing various plans to get us back on track for 20-21. We will be working throughout the summer and will closely adhere to state and local directives to accomplish this task.
We know that students still have various school materials in their possession. These materials may include athletic uniforms, textbooks, library books, musical instruments, calculators, or Chromebooks. We are asking that students and families act as good stewards of these school belongings for the summer and be prepared to return these materials to school when we come back in the fall. If you have been given instructions about the return of specific materials or equipment, please follow those instructions. If, for some reason, you cannot maintain or store the materials over the summer, please call the main office of your child’s school and schedule a time to drop the items off. Otherwise, we will check everything in when students return to school in the fall. We appreciate your care in ensuring that these items are returned in good condition.
I wanted to sincerely thank the members of our RCS community for banning together and for showing kindness and patience as we adapted to this new world. We accomplished some pretty impressive things during this difficult time while parents were sick or well, out of work or working from home, lacking childcare and spending all of their time caring for children, and acting as chef, housekeeper, nurse, teacher and counselor. Even if you don’t feel like you accomplished all of these tasks like an expert, you are amazing!
RCS will rise from this and we will be better, stronger, and smarter. And we will all be ecstatic at the sight of a school bus coming toward our house for the first day back at school. Thank you RCS. Please enjoy your summer in good health and get some well earned rest.
Brian Bailey, Ed.D.