RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

September 2020

2020-2021 Calendar


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

We are Edgewood!

Undoubtedly, we are starting the school year off with a lot of changes. One of the things we are excited to share with our families is the new and improved RBB brand! Our brand story is below to give you an insight of what guided our process throughout the last year. Over the course of the next couple of days, please keep an eye out for our new graphics, mission, vision statements that we believe more perfectly encompasses what makes RBB so great.

Introducing our new Richland-Bean Blossom - Edgewood Schools Logo!


At Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation, we recognize that education is the heart of our community. We are a family of dedicated educators, staff, and administrators committed to the growth and success of every learner that we have the privilege of teaching.

We come together as a school community to empower all learners to think, create, persevere, grow, and develop to their fullest potential as they embrace their futures and positively impact
the world.

We dare to innovate, create, and push ourselves to offer our very best every day as we prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow by providing life-changing opportunities in a caring, challenging, and innovative learning environment that prepares all students for bright futures.

Through a student-centered mindset, caring and equitable support, innovative learning experiences, and life-changing opportunities, we come together as a team to empower all students to develop their gifts and positively impact the world of tomorrow.

To serve and strengthen our community with pride.

To empower our students to make a positive change.

To inspire lifelong learning.

To change the world for the better.

We are Edgewood.


The next planned School Board Meeting is Monday, Sept. 21, at EHS, door #3, Room C115A, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Information about the monthly meetings can be found at this link. Most meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Updates from Nutrition Services!

Please remember that ALL students are eligible to receive FREE breakfast each morning at school.

Also, see the flyer below for schedule changes for the weekly drive-thru breakfast and lunch pick up for RBB students at EPS and the former Stinesville Elementary building.

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Do you need help with eLearning?

Dear Families -

As we progress through this ever-changing time, we want to support you and your child throughout this hybrid learning experience. We have gathered the information for technical assistance, connectivity resources, and curricular options to assist with the needs you might have during this time. Thank you for all of your help and flexibility, and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, or feedback. By sharing and working together, we hope to make the most of this unique time. Click here to access our RBB eLearning Support for Students and Families website.

Are you new to the district or area?

Welcome! If you are still trying to figure things out (big or small) and need help with resources, please do not hesitate to email Jill Ferguson, RBBCSC's Family Engagement Coordinator at jferguson@rbbschools.net or through this newsletter. Things are often overwhelming at the beginning of the school year on a normal year, so if you need help, please reach out!

LIFELINES of the month!

LIFELINES are the character traits that are taught at school so that everyone is using the same vocabulary. They may be taught in a different order at the buildings, but these have been introduced or reflected on this month at EPS & EIS:

Responsibility - to plan, arrange, and keep things orderly and ready to use

Flexibility- To be willing to alter plans when necessary

Integrity - To act according to a sense of what is right and wrong

Be sure to discuss these at home and integrate them into your at-home language - you'll be impressed at how quickly they remember the definitions and follow through!

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EECC Website Link

Facebook Page Link "Follow" us!

Important Dates LINK

Supply List Link

Picture Day for EECC:

Tuesday, 9/1

Thursday, 9/3

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Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link

EPS Facebook Link "Like" us!

PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

Picture Days:
Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Blue Team)

Thursday, Sept. 3 (Orange Team)

11:30 - 1:30 on EITHER day (Virtual Academy)

If you are interested in helping the EPS PTO, please email EPS.PTO@gmail.com.

If you have additional questions, please call EPS during school hours at 812-876-9600.

Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link

EIS Facebook Page Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

If you have additional questions, please call EIS during school hours at 812-876-2219.

Picture Days:

Friday, Sept. 11 (Orange Team)

Monday, Sept. 14 (Blue Team)

10:30 - 12:30 on EITHER day (Virtual Academy)

Directions will be emailed to families.

From the PTO:

If you are interested in becoming part of the PTO (a little or a lot), please email us to get the Zoom link for our next meeting: eis.pto.345@gmail.com


Thursday, Sept. 3 on Zoom (email to get link)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


Important Dates Link

Picture Days:

Tuesday, September 8 (6th Grade Blue Team)

Thursday, September 10 (6th Grade Orange Team)

Friday, September 11 (7th & 8th Grades Orange Team)

Monday, September 14 (7th & 8th Grades Blue Team)

If you have additional questions, please call EJHS during school hours at 812-876-2005.

The EJHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information.

From the PTO:

The EJHS PTO invites you to join us to help support the EJHS students, teachers and staff! There are opportunities that fit every schedule and interest--whether it is sending in items for pitch-ins, spending time helping at events, or simply attending meetings to stay connected to what is happening at the school! You can find information about the PTO on Facebook, or you can join the email list by sending a note to EJHSPTO@Outlook.com.

Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link

EHS Counseling Office Link

Important Dates Link

Picture Days:

Tuesday, September 1 (Blue Team)

Friday, September 4 (Orange Team)

If you have additional questions, please call EHS during school hours at 812-876-2277.

The EHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information.

All flyers/photos below are linked to their websites!

To make life easier for families, most photos and flyers in this newsletter are linked to their appropriate websites. You just have to click on the photo!
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Monroe County Public Library Update

Curbside pickup is now available by appointment at the Main Library and Ellettsville Branch.

Ellettsville's Hours:

Monday–Thursday: 11 AM–7 PM,

Friday–Saturday: 11 AM–6 PM,

Sunday: 12–4 PM.

The Main Library now offers technology use by appointment. This includes the use of a computer, scanner, fax machine, copier, and printer. The Library will be open to technology use by appointment customers only during curbside pickup hours. More information can be found at mcpl.info/virtual.

Teen Services Online: While the physical libraries are closed, your virtual teen space is waiting for you on Discord! Join the Library for all your teen space fun, Monday–Thursday from 3–5 PM! To join you must be between the ages of 13–19 and live in Monroe County. Fill out the form at mcpl.info/discord if you want to participate! A teen librarian will respond as soon as they can with an invite link.

Don't forget our Little Libraries!

Did you know we have 3 Little Libraries in our immediate area? They were a Project-Based-Learning Project completed by two Kindergarten classes a year ago. Who knew they would serve such a NEEDED purpose in 2020?

Please visit 1 or all 3 to find a book for each person in the whole family! They have been recently restocked with fresh titles and will be checked every month to make sure they have a variety of books in them. However, the BEST way to ensure there will be a variety of good books for everyone is to BRING a quality book with you to swap out or donate. You do not have to bring a book to take a book and you don't have to return the book you took! (Extra books will be added each month by Jill Ferguson, Family Engagement Coordinator using donated books from previous Book Swaps.)

Get the Access Pass for $2 Admissions

If you’re an Indiana resident and receive Hoosier Healthwise Insurance, SNAP or TANF, you qualify for Access Pass. The Access Pass gets you into 12 museums and cultural attractions for $2 per person, per visit for general admission. https://bit.ly/2VVjHgp

These include: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie, Eiteljorg, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, Newfields, Rhythm! Discovery Center, Terre Haute Children’s Museum and WonderLab in Bloomington.

Girl Scout Registration is OPEN!

Is your daughter needing a safe way to socialize with other girls? Girl Scouts is the answer!

Girl Scouts is for girls in KG - 12th grades whether they are attending in-person schooling or at home. Every troop decides their own path, ways they meet (in-person, virtual or hybrid), and the meetings' dates and times. Some troops are formed with girls that are the same grade or Girl Scout level and some troops are multi-age/level. It's completely up to the troop leaders and the girls' families what works best for them.

Are your daughter's friends wanting to join too? Did you know that it only requires two non-related adults (who have passed a thorough background check) to start a new troop, and that Girl Scouts provides the adult trainings, curriculum, girl and volunteer support, and additional activities (both in-person and online) for free*? (One adult must be certified in CPR/first-aid. This training is not free, but is often available for Girl Scout volunteers at a reduced price.)

Click on the GS picture to visit the website or contact Laura Dahncke at ldahncke@girlscoutsindiana.org for more information.

All troops take safety very seriously and are required to follow all safety protocols outlined by Girl Scouts and the government.

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 20th of each month. Please send flyers in a JPG format if possible or in a PDF format.