Dear RSD Families,
October has been a very busy month. We are in full swing of offering your children a quality educational experience! I am continuing to work closely with teachers as we review the New York State Next Generation Standards to ensure our instruction is aligned with the same expectations as other students in our state. Audra Schmitt, our Curriculum Consultant, is also getting to know our school, reviewing our instructional resources, and making recommendations to strengthen our academic program. She will be speaking at the PSA meeting tonight if you are interested in hearing from her.
The end of the first quarter is November 10th. Please look for your child’s report card and progress reports regarding their IEP goals. There will be a new report card for Elementary students, and we are excited to learn your thoughts about it. We believe it is a better vehicle for communicating your student’s individual progress. Please reach out to your child’s teachers if you have any questions about their grades or progress toward achieving their IEP goals.
Parent Teacher Conferences for Elementary and Middle School students will take place during the week of November 14th. Please look for information from your child’s teacher (or Lead Teacher) to sign up for a time to meet with them and learn about how your child is performing in school. The conferences can be in person or through zoom, to accommodate your schedule.
On Thursday, October 27th, we are thrilled to be bringing back Adventures in Education! Shayna Unger and Scott Lehman, Deaf mountaineers, and explorers will be on campus all day to present to our students! We are looking forward to this opportunity for our students to meet Deaf role models and to find out about their exciting adventures!
There will also be a reception and presentation on the evening of October 27th for families and community members. The reception in the LRC will be 5:00-6:30 pm and the presentation will be in the Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please consider purchasing tickets for the event, or use the link below to enter the lottery for free tickets. Several of our underwriters have donated tickets for our families, and we hope that you will take advantage of the lottery to be able to attend. We would love to see you there!
I hope to see all of you soon!
With kind regards,
Susan Ogden, Principal