Dear Parents/Guardians, RUSD students in grades 5-12 will participate in the annual Gallup Student Poll again this year starting from September 28th through October 30th. This survey measures student academic and life success - Hope, Engagement, Entrepreneurial Aspirations and Career/Financial Literacy - through a short 10-15 minutes, 24 question, anonymous online survey. If you have any questions about the survey please contact the Department of Research, Assessment, and Evaluation at: 951-788-7135 extension 80800. Daniel L. Patterson Director of Research, Assessment and Evaluation
The popular Riverside College and Career Fair is celebrating its 11th anniversary and organizers expect this year’s event to be the biggest and best yet! Riverside teens and their families are cordially invited to attend this special event, which takes place from 4-8 PM on Wednesday, September 30th at the Galleria at Tyler Mall. This free event will once again feature more than 150 colleges, universities and career technical education schools.
The Special Education department will be holding an Executive Board Meeting for the RUSD Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The goal of the CAC is to involve interested parents, students, teachers, education specialist and consultants in advising the RUSH Board of Education and administrative and professional staff of the unique requirements of individual students with exceptional needs. We are eager to have all those who are interested become active participants on CAC. Your support in encouraging members of the special education community to get involved is appreciated. Click the headline title of this post for more information.
August 13, 2015: Class of 2016 (Seniors) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. August 14, 2015: Class of 2017 (Juniors) 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. August 14, 2015: Class of 2018 (Sophomore) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. August 17, 2015: Class of 2019 (Freshman) **Freshman ROAR Day, 11 am - 4 pm** Registration: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
During the weeks of April 27 - May 1, 2015 and May 18 - May 22, 2015, students will participate in the California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP). School day start and end times will not change, but the daily schedule will be adjusted to accommodate testing sessions. Click on the headline for more information.
Arlington Parents, In light of recent news surrounding various Phone Apps that allow users to post anonymously, I wanted to communicate with you so we can work collectively to keep our students and educators safe from posts that are intended to hurt, defame, belittle and intimidate. We are working closely with authorities to monitor these Apps and will take appropriate action when necessary to protect our students and staff. I strongly encourage our students to avoid such Apps where anonymous posts are permitted and to always exercise good judgment when using social media outlets. Your "Digital Footprint" cannot be erased. Every site, page and community you visit leaves a digital trail. Bearing that in mind, you should always use these outlets responsibly by being respectful and appropriate in your interactions. Burn Book’s User Agreement specifically addresses bullying and nudity but it’s the bulk of the content. It also says you have to be 18 to download it but that isn’t stopping kids. Here is some information about the app: http://www.burnbookapp.com/ http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/03/12/burnbook-app-ceo-speaks-out-after-kids-use-app-to-bully/ http://tech.co/burnbook-anonymous-app-have-conscience-2015-01 I strongly encourage to speak with your son/daughter about their social media accounts. While the vast majority of our students are responsible in their use, the anonymity of this App has created a wealth of issues for students and schools by a select few who wish to cause harm. We will continue to keep you in the loop as we monitor this App (and others) closely. Betsy Schmechel, Principal
Thank you Riverside for helping us to develop our first Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). We now invite you to hear about our progress and to give us input on next steps. Click the headline above for a list of our community engagement meetings. You also can give input online. Visit www.successforstudents.org to learn more. Click the headline above for a flyer with more details on meeting dates and times.