Dear Red Bank Families,
Our new school year is off to a great start and we’re excited for another year. Thank you to the families and staff who attended Family Movie Night to help kick-off the opening of school. As you are aware, student attendance will be a primary focus during the 18-19 school year. Coming to school daily is a MUST! We work extremely hard to provide a robust and rich instructional environment. We want EACH student to take full advantage of the academic, athletic and arts opportunities available. More than 50% of our teachers hold a Masters degree, nearly 60% hold two or more teaching certificates, and almost 100% are fully trained in Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP). The expertise of our staff is second to none but our children can only benefit from their skills if they attend school consistently.
Our school year consists of 180 days. Missing more than 9 days of school is considered chronic absenteeism and detrimental to a child’s educational development.
- If your child misses 5 days of school you will receive written notification from the Principal.
- If your child misses 10 days of school you will receive written notification from the Principal and be required to meet with the school’s Attendance Team.
- If your child misses 12 or more days of school the situation will be referred to the Superintendent of Schools who may file a complaint with the Municipal Court.
- You will receive 5 and 10 day notifications regardless of any extraordinary circumstances, however, extraordinary circumstances will be considered prior to any discussions involving Municipal Court or possible retention.
IF you make sure OUR children attend school and show up on time, THEN we will make sure OUR children are safe, learning, and inspired!
If your child is sick, they should stay home. We expect a parent or guardian to notify the Main Office ASAP. If applicable, a doctor’s note should be provided upon your child’s return to school. If a child’s absence is not reported and we cannot confirm a child’s whereabouts, we will most likely contact the Red Bank Borough Police Department to do a wellness check. Remember - SAFETY 1st!
It’s also important to arrive to school on time daily. Please note the following arrival and dismissal times:
All Preschool Sites:
Arrival time is 8:55 a.m. sharp!
Dismissal begins at 3:15 p.m
Red Bank Primary School:
Breakfast opens at 8:30 and class begins at 8:55 sharp!
Dismissal begins at 3:15 p.m.
Red Bank Middle School:
Breakfast opens at 8:00 and students should arrive before 8:20!
Dismissal begins at 3:00 p.m.
On another note, our District annually conducts a residency re-verification for rising Kindergarten and 4th Grade students as they move from Pre-K to Primary School and Primary School to Middle School, respectively. The deadline to submit proofs of residence for re-verification is Friday, September 28. Proofs can be dropped off at the Primary School, Middle School or Board of Education office. If you have questions, please call Meliza Lemus at 732-758-1510.
Please be sure to check our calendar on the website often. We have several exciting events planned.
Back To School Night
Thursday, September 27th
Red Bank Middle School Grades 4 -8
Start Time is 6:00 p.m. SHARP – Please plan to arrive on time.
Casino Night: An RBBEF Event
Friday, October 5th
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Red Bank Elks Lodge
Front Street, Red Bank
Please forward donations to the Main Office of your child’s school!
Dreaming Bigger Strategic Plan: Community Reflection Session #1
Monday, October 8th
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Red Bank Primary School Cafeteria
Please join us to help write our future story and accelerate our #RBBisBIA journey!
Red Bank Middle School
Friday, October 19th
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Join for a fun-filled evening of inflatable attractions, outdoor activities, arcade games, Halloween themed contests, and culturally inspired food.
PTO Harvest Fest
Red Bank Primary School
Friday, October 26 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and get ready to dance, play games, win prizes and eat some delicious food! All families and students welcome.
Finally, please note that our trimester ends on December 7th. Parent-Teacher Conferences in Grades K-8 will be conducted on December 12th and 13th. We encourage our Middle School families to take advantage of our Parent Portal to keep up to date on your child’s progress.
Looking forward to seeing you at many events over the course of this school year!