Superintendent's Message 6/26/2019

  • Dear Red Bank Families,

    I hope this communication finds you enjoying a great start to the summer of 2019! After another outstanding school year we are all ready to recharge for 2019-20 and the exciting journey ahead. The 2018-19 school year culminated a 5-year period of unparalleled success for our school community. During this time we encouraged our community to Dream BIG and model the #RBBisBIA mindset. We also enjoyed a variety of recognition for our students, staff, schools, district, and programs. It was one award or distinction after another. Additionally, we advocated for fair funding, enhanced our instructional programs, elevated our intramural and interscholastic athletics, engaged in multiple arts integration partnerships, earned high performing status from the NJDOE, and demonstrated significant student growth. Most importantly, as a community we have created a unique togetherness resulting in a strong culture and a positive climate. Our school district utilizes strong curricula and provides access to technology for all students but it is the students, staff, and families of this community who define us as a school district. It is how this school district makes you feel that separates us from others.

    This summer we will be providing presentations at the Board of Education meetings scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 23rd at Red Bank Primary School and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 27th at Red Bank Primary School. At the former, we will present an overview of the Middle School instructional schedule designed to meet new NJDOE requirements. At the latter, we will share information regarding our Middle School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. The presentation will include a look back at 18-19 and a preview of what lies ahead in 19-20.

    As we look forward to next year, we have scheduled four different times at two convenient locations for your September Packet Pickup (see below). We will share reminders of this information with the community via postcard mailing, automated phone calls, and social media, but please add this information to your calendar now. If you have any questions over the summer, our school offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during July and August.

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Who

    Monday, August 19

    Primary School

    9:00-11:00 am and 5:00 -7:00 pm

    Pre-K to 8  (Including Pre-K Off-Sites)

    Tuesday, August 20

    Middle School

    9:00-11:00 am and 5:00 -7:00 pm

    Pre-K to 8  (Including Pre-K Off-Sites)

    Preschool Orientation will be offered on both September Packet Pickup Days. You must attend one of the orientation sessions to receive your packet.

    • Monday, August 19th, 5:00 p.m., Red Bank Primary School
    • Tuesday, August 20th, 9:00 a.m., Red Bank Middle School

    Grade 4 Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. in the Red Bank Middle School auditorium. Student packets will be available immediately after the presentation.

    Once again, I cannot express enough how proud I am to serve this community and how grateful I am to work with such outstanding professional educators and the remarkable children of Red Bank. Today, we are ready for the future and we will be Dreaming BIGGER for our children in 2019-20 and beyond!

    Have a happy and healthy summer. See you on Thursday, September 5th for the first day of our new year!

     

     

Superintendent's Video Message - 05/14/2019

Superintendent's Message - 05/1/2019

  • Dear Red Bank Families,

    During the past five years, our leadership team, our Board of Education, our faculty and staff, and our students and families, collaborated to accomplish countless achievements which exemplify the BIA mentality and write the remarkable story of the Red Bank Borough Public Schools. We should all be tremendously proud of what we have accomplished together.

    Recently, I was provided the opportunity to reflect on the past few years in order to help create a road map to define our future. In doing so, I was able to appreciate who we are and also visualize what we will become. As a result of this reflection, I am excited to announce the 19-20 school year will bring some changes to our leadership team. At the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 30 the following items were approved, effective July 1, 2019.

    1. That the Board approves the appointment of Luigi Laugelli as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.
    2. That the Board approves the voluntary transfer of Stacy Sherwood to Middle School Literacy Interventionist.
    3. That the Board approves the transfer of Maria Iozzi to Primary School Principal.
    4. That the Board approves the transfer of James T. Pierson to Middle School Principal.

    In addition to these changes, I am also excited to welcome a new member to our Board of Education. After many years of service, Ms. Marjorie Lowe has resigned from the position as a member of our Board. We are grateful for Ms. Lowe’s dedicated service to our school community. Last evening, the Board interviewed and appointed Ms. Jennifer Garcia to replace Ms. Lowe. Ms. Garcia has three daughters in our schools and is a constant voice of support for our school district throughout the community. I look forward to working with Ms. Garcia and the entire Board of Education to inspire our students to Dream BIGGER and help them get there!

    Looking forward to closing out another extraordinary school year and the great things to come in 2019-20!

Superintendent's Message - 04/10/2019

  • Red Bank Borough Public Schools Logo Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:

    As we plan end-of-year activities, our staff and students will have the opportunity to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend as an extended holiday.  Due to the fact that we did not use the three snow days reserved for inclement weather, our District will be closed for all staff and students on Friday, May 24, 2019.

    The two remaining unused snow days will be applied to Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2019 (this only applies to 10-month employee’s calendar) with Wednesday, June 19 being the last day of school for instructional staff and students.  Minimum school days will be Friday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 19.  The minimum school day schedule is as follows:

    • Middle School, 1:00 p.m. Release Time
    • Primary School, 1:10 p.m. Release Time
    • Off-Site Preschools, 1:15 p.m. Release Time

    Listed below are dates for promotion and moving up ceremonies.

    • First Baptist Church PreK on June 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    • United Methodist Church PreK on June 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
    • Primary School Kindergarten on June 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    • CYMCA PreK on June 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
    • Primary School Grade 3 on June 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Primary School PreK on June 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Middle School on June 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Acelero Head Start on June 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Monmouth Day Care Center PreK on June 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

    Additionally, our Family Fun Night 2019 will take place on Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Primary School with Friday, June 14 as the rain date.