RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

April/May 2020 updated 5/27/20

2019-2020 Calendar


ACTIVE EVENT CALENDAR for all schools (click off any you don't use)

Please complete Connectivity Survey and complete US 2020 Census

Letter emailed to families on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dear Parents,

One of the favorite aspects of my job as Superintendent of Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is bragging about the most awesome students, parents, and teachers in the State of Indiana. Most recently, I have had the opportunity to tell an inspirational story about our RBB family rolling up their sleeves to do their best during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis.

Your hard work to support our eLearning Days will pay off in many ways when school returns to normal for our students. Thank you!

I need your help in two very important ways.

I know that you have so much on your plate but just a few minutes of your time to complete two surveys will help our students for many years.

With parents like you as partners with RBBCSC, the children of our community are in great hands!

Survey #1: eLearning Internet Connectivity for RBB Families

I hope that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis will quickly improve so that we can start school in the fall on a normal schedule. I also want to make sure that RBBCSC is as prepared as possible in case school is disrupted for an extended period of time in the future.

For most families, I know that eLearning is going well. I worry about those families who are struggling with eLearning because of poor or no connectivity to the Internet.

I am putting together a team to explore options for increasing Internet connectivity for families in the Richland and Bean Blossom Townships. The team will also be charged with finding sources of funding. We will need accurate data In order to be prepared to write quality grants and other funding proposals.

Please click on the following link to complete a short survey: https://forms.gle/ACtiSkCjDeqqUpAU6

You may also pick up a paper version of the survey at the following locations:

  • RBBCSC Corporation Office
  • Healthy Meals Campus Pick-Up Site at EJHS (Mondays only)
  • Healthy Meals Food Truck Sites (Mondays only)

You may also call the RBBCSC Corporation Office at 812-876-7100.

Survey #2: 2020 US Census

Please remember to complete the 2020 Census.

Future funding for our school corporation and community depends heavily on data gathered from the 2020 Census. For RBBCSC, this means that our budget for important programs such as special education, Title I, and Head Start will be impacted for several years. Every child should be counted!

The U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online, by phone or mail. Here is an online link: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

Thank you,

Dr. Jerry Sanders

Your Friendly Superintendent

Personal Item Pick-Up!

Parents will be able to pick up their child's personal items on Thursday, May 21 or Friday, May 22 using the designated lanes and procedures sent out from each building.

Please check your email for the specific details and times for each grade level/building.


School Board Meeting Info

Monday, May 18, 2020

7:00 pm

EHS, door #3, Room C115A

Click here or on the picture to view the agenda.

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EECC Enrollment Information for 2020/2021 School Year

Enrollment at Edgewood Early Childhood Center

It's time to think about plans for next year at EECC!

EECC Enrollment: Half-Day Pre-K Options Available!

While most of our classes for our Emerging Fours (turning three by October 1) and full-day pre-K are full, we do have a handful of spaces left for the 2020-21 school year in our half-day pre-K classes for students turning four by October 1). These half-day classes (offered two, three, or five days a week) are an excellent, affordable way to give your child the first experience with school. If you're interested in learning more about our preschool program, please contact Matt Wooden (mwooden@rbbschools.net) or visit our website to enroll (http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/enrollment).

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Need FREE Tutoring Help?

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link

EPS Facebook Link (Check out our NEW page!)

PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!

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Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link

EIS Facebook Page Link "Like" us!

AR Book Link

Check out our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from May 4 - 17th.

You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference!

Shipping is free on orders over $25 and orders ship straight to your home.

Click this link to shop! (The site says May 9th, but it DOES open on May 4th!)

4th Graders in Mrs. Majors' Class Collecting POP TABS for Riley

Mrs. Majors' 4th graders are STILL collecting POP TABS to send to Riley Hospital for Children in May. If you would like to help them fill a 5-gallon container, please hold onto them until more information is given.

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

The Library is Open (VIRTUALLY) 24/7!

Did you know you can access the Library 24/7 from the comfort of your own digital device anywhere, anytime with your regular Monroe County Public Library card?

The eLibrary includes eBooks, music, audiobooks, movies & TV, magazines & newspapers, learning opportunities, DIY, curated research materials, local & family history, and much more. The Library will soon offer virtual programming, alongside scheduled phone and chat support hours. In the meantime, if you don't already have a library card, you can call (812) 349-3050 and leave a message or contact the Library at mcpl.info/contact-us to get one. All physical Library locations are closed until further notice, including the Main Library, Ellettsville Branch, Bookmobile, Van, and Homebound Services. Please visit mcpl.info/coronavirus for continued information.
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You can click on all flyers to be taken to organization's website

Monroe County History Center: Virtual Tours

If you would like to visit the Monroe County History Center virtually, click HERE.

If you would like to sign up for weekly updates regarding activities and cancelations, click HERE.
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Do you have information you would like included in this newsletter?

If you do, please email Jill Ferguson at jferguson@rbbschools.net. The deadline for information to be sent is the 10th of each month. Please send flyers in a JPG format if possible or in a PDF format.