The beginning of each school year is typically filled with excitement and butterflies, maybe even a little bit of nerves, but I acknowledge that this school year will come with more mixed emotions than ever before. Families have had to make tough choices in deciding how their child will return to learning along with balancing work schedules, health and safety guidelines, and much uncertainty. While there are still so many questions and unknowns, the one thing we do know is that we are in this together.
Here is how we are helping to support you and your family as we transition into the 2020-2021 school year:
- It is important to us that we address the socio-emotional needs of your child as they return to school. For many students, the events of the past few months have been hard, to say the least, if not downright traumatic for some. Throughout distance learning, they will receive emotional support and connection with their instructor and peers in a safe space to share their feelings and emotions. At RCSD, we’re a family and we’re in this together.
- The Roseville City School District Foundation has introduced Digital Days, a free, weekly, live YouTube broadcast geared to offer RCSD students an opportunity to learn something new outside of regular course work. Each Thursday at 4 PM, your student can tune in to learn coding, fitness, science, cooking, and more. Our hope is to connect students with a creative outlet and engage them in new ways to uncover a passion or interest that inspires them. Subscribe to Digital Days on YouTube!
- Our Nutrition Department will continue to offer healthy meals to all RCSD students, even during distance learning. We believe all children deserve access to nutrition and consistent meals, so please reach out to your school site to get details on how and when meals can be picked up for your child.
- Our administrators are committed to providing the most up-to-date COVID-19 information as we fluidly move through this ever-changing crisis. We will communicate new guidelines, adjust accordingly to rising or falling case rates, and ask for your flexibility and grace as we tackle any future challenges together. Throughout the year, we ask for your vigilance in checking your email and the RCSD Facebook page for important announcements. For the most updated information, visit https://www.rcsdk8.org/.
We may not know what the future holds this school year and beyond, but we know that we’re better together. We look forward to re-engaging with our students, building relationships, and providing a sense of safety so that we can get back to learning, making memories, and seeing the smiles that drive us to do better and better each day.
Your partner in education,