Title I Family Newsletter

December 2022

RCSD Federal Programs

Link to all Title I information, EL, Homeless and Parent Engagement

RCSD Family Engagement Plan

Families can request the school level plans by contacting administration at your school site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the district's Family Engagement Plan, please email Mrs. Kimmel at kimmels@russellcsd.net.

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Please help!! Our FBLA is collecting new scarves, hats, and gloves for other students in our district!! Please help us keep all our Russell County School District kiddos warm this winter!
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Monthly Title I Family Advisory Committee

RCHS hosted November’s Parent Advisory Council meeting. Mr. Cook and Mr. Bauerschmidt presented updates on technology, secondary curriculum, and Career Technical Education. Thank you to the parents that represent each school in our district! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact your principal or Ms. Mary McBride at mcbridem@russellcsd.net.

Future Meetings:

January 24th from 9-10 AM Mt. Olive Primary School

February 15th from 9-10 AM Oliver Elementary School

March 14th from 9-10 AM Mt. Olive Intermediate School

April 25th from 9-10 AM Dixie Elementary School

If you are interested in being part of this committee, please email Mrs. McBride at mcbridem@russellcsd.net.

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Help Us Support Our Families

If you are interested in helping families in our Russell County School District, please reach out to our Homeless Liaison, Ms. McBride, at mcbridem@russellcsd.net or Sarah Kimmel at kimmels@russellcsd.net.
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Upcoming Events


Dec. 13th- RCSD Board Meeting

Dec. 20th-Last day of first semester

Dec. 21-Jan 4th- Winter Break

January- Board Appreciation Month and Gifted Education Month

Jan. 4th- Staff Return/ Winter Institute

Jan. 5th- Students Return

Jan. 9th- Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Jan. 11th- Report Cards Issued

Jan. 15th- Registration for Pre-K Lottery Opens for Registration

Jan. 16th- MLK Day Holiday

Jan. 20th- 100th Day of School

Jan. 24th- Parent Advisory Meeting at Mt. Olive Primary School from 9-10 AM

Jan. 26th- Elementary Math Competition

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Around the District Spotlight on PreK
Around The District CTE
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We love seeing kindergartners practicing decoding and encoding at home using the Home Practice word chains from the UFLI Foundations Toolbox!... | By University of Florida Literacy Institute | Facebook
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Purpose of the Monthly Newsletter

All schools in Russell County are supported by Title I federal funds. Title I schools are required to set annual goals for school improvement, measure student progress using Alabama State Standards, and implement programs and services beyond what the district usually provides. The district and schools are also required to plan how they will involve parents and families in the education of their children. This newsletter is just one of many ways Russell County School District strives to keep families involved as well as educated on all Title I supports.

Annual Title I, Title II, and Parent Engagement Meeting

The annual Stakeholder meeting was held on August 25th from 5:45- 7:00 at the Warrior Training Center. All stakeholders have a right to know what is happening in their school district. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mrs. Kimmel at kimmels@russellcsd.net.

Russell County School District

The Federal Programs Department administers federally funded education programs by providing assistance to schools in the Russell County School District. The primary goal is to improve achievement through increased parental involvement, teacher training, and additional student services. RCSD receives funding to administer programs under the federal mandate of "Every Student Succeeds Act."