Welcome back and happy new year! I hope you had a restful and rejuvenating winter break making special memories with family and friends. Please read on for important updates and information.
Parent Survey - January 17 - 31, 2018
We would like provide every parent an opportunity to be part of our Strategic Planning and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) processes. We recognize you have very busy schedules, and want to honor your time while asking for your input. To that end, you will be receiving an online RUSD Parent Survey by email on Wednesday, January 17 which is to be completed by Wednesday, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. This survey will ask for general demographic information, as well as your feedback regarding school climate, instructional programs, character development and communications. Your views and input are very important to informing decisions made at the school site and district levels. Thank you in advance for taking 10 minutes to complete this important survey.
Healthy Kids Survey
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a statewide survey to provide information to schools on student resiliency, risk behaviors, and school climate. Across California, the CHKS has led to a better understanding of the relationship between students' health behaviors and academic performance, and is frequently cited as a critical component of school improvement efforts to help guide the development of more effective health and prevention programs.
RUSD will administer the Healthy Kids Survey to 5th and 7th grade students between January 22 and February 9, 2018. Parents who would like to view the survey instruments can do so at the appropriate grade level school office from January 11 - 19, 2018. You will receive further information from your child's school if you have a 5th or 7th grade child.
Save the Date!
Thursday, March 1st RUSD and the PTA will host an important parent education session from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Bel Aire titled, "How do I Speak to My Child About Race?". This session is appropriate for parents of children of ALL ages, and will be facilitated by Jacqueline Regev, Education Director of the Central Pacific Region of the Anti-Defamation League.
The Marin County Office of Education, Kaiser Permanente, and the Marin County Sheriff's Department are hosting a screening of the movie Not Alone
at the Mill Valley Community Center on January 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm. This movie will be followed by a community discussion about teen suicide with Michael Pritchard and the movie Producer/Director, Kiki Goshay. Please register at this link.
Nancy Lynch, Ed.D.