RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

August 2018

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2018-2019 Calendar


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

Please mark your calendars for the following:

NO School on Wednesday, September 12th due to P.E.D. (see below).

1/2 Day on Thursday, October 4th for Parent/Teacher Conferences

NO School on Friday, October 5th for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Performance Enrichment Days! What are they?

RBBCSC has been designated a Performance Qualified School District for the 2018-2019 school year. A school district or high school earns this status by receiving an ‘A’ rating in the previous year. By being a Performance Qualified School Corporation, RBBCSC is permitted to exercise flexibility in our school calendar.

RBBCSC has chosen to take advantage of this opportunity in the following strategic ways:

Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • October 4 (1/2 day)
  • October 5 ( 1 full day)

Two Professional Development Days

  • September 12 (1 day)
  • March 27 (1 full day)

Students will not physically come to school on these three and a half days that we are calling ‘Performance Enrichment Days’. Instead, students will be given standards based educational activities that are aligned with their current studies to work on from home.

EJHS and EHS students will utilize their Chromebooks to complete the assigned activities. EPS and EIS students will be given a list of enrichment activities to work on during a Performance Enrichment Day. These activities may involve elementary students finishing the assignment on their Chromebooks or iPads when returning to school.

Students will be credited for attendance on a Performance Enrichment Day based on meeting teacher expectations for the assigned educational activities. More details will follow as we get closer to the first Performance Enrichment Day.

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Are You New to RBB? Lost? Looking for Answers?

If you have questions about your child's school, questions about school events & resources, or any overall questions about our area, please do not hesitate to email Jill Ferguson, Family Engagement Coordinator (jferguson@rbbschools.net). She will help you find your answers and help get you plugged into this amazing community!
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Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

Meet Our New EECC Director, Jennifer Anderson!

I was born and raised in the St. Louis area. I am a huge St. Louis Baseball Cardinals fan! I love to read and spend time with my family. I attended undergrad at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and majored in Elementary Education and Special Education. I have two Masters' Degrees, one in Elementary Education and one in Special Education. I am presently a PhD Doctoral Candidate at Indiana State University. I have taught 3rd grade, as well as special education in both an elementary school and a middle school. I have been an Assistant Principal in both an elementary school and a middle school. Most recently I was an elementary school Principal. I am married and we have two children, both in college, and two dogs.

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to call and speak with me or make an appointment to talk in person. My number is 812-876-6325. I am also available by email, which is janderson@rbbschools.net.

I'm excited to start this journey with RBB and Forest Hills!

Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link

Phone: 812-876-9600

Lunch Reservations Link

PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

Parent Nights:

Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 15th 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

First Grade: Thursday, August 16th 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Second Grade: Thursday, August 16th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Picture Day: Tuesday, August 21st

From the PTO:

Skate Night: Tuesday, August 14th; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This is a great way to support the PTO and a local business all while having fun with friends! Cost is $5 per skater (parents only pay if they skate) and this includes skate rental!

Playdate on the Playground: Friday, August 17th; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. For EPS families to come hang-out at the playground and get to know each other. Community partners that provide services for youth will also be invited. The PTO is still looking at area food trucks to see if they are available.

Outdoor Movie Night: Friday, September 7th. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. New this year, we’re taking our beloved free Movie Night outdoors! Please join your fellow ponies behind EPS for an outdoor viewing of the film Peter Rabbit on a giant inflatable screen. Blankets, camping chairs, and even PJs are welcome. Kona Ice and 812 BBQ will be there selling food and treats and we will have our “concession stand” open selling traditional movie snacks at great prices. Seating and food open at 7:00, movie starts at approximately 8:00 (when dark)!

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School Wide Title I at EPS and EIS

Both EPS and EIS now have a school wide Title I program. A school wide program serves all children in the school and ensures that all staff, resources, and classes are part of the educational program. It also allows for greater flexibility of programs and services. A school wide Title I program will provide high quality education for all students to close the achievement gap.

Please take 3 minutes to fill out this very quick and easy survey

at EACH school your children attend.

The surveys are very similar, but need to be done individually for each school.


We request you complete the survey no later than Friday, August 31st.



Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link

Phone: 812-876-2219

EIS Facebook Page Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

3rd Grade Parent Night: Tuesday, August 28th; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Color Run: Friday, August 31st. During School Day Students must register in order to participate. Forms have gone home.

From the PTO

Skate Night: Tuesday, August 14th; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This is a great way to support the PTO and a local business all while having fun with friends! Cost is $5 per skater (parents only pay if they skate) and this includes skate rental!

PTO Meeting: Thursday, August 16th; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Come join us as we plan this school year's events. It's informal, informative, and usually a lot of fun!

4-H STEAM Club at EIS to Have New Format –With New Opportunities!

This year the 4-H STEAM Club will run 4 independent sessions – 1 each quarter or 9 weeks of the 2018-2019 school year.

Each session will have a different focus.

Session 1 will begin on Tuesday August 28th and will focus on Science.

Session 2- Technology;

Session 3 Engineering;

Session 4 Art.

Registration for each session will be done independently of the others.

There is a single initial 4-H membership fee of $20 per student, and a $5 fee for each session to help pay for supplies.

Look for more details and registration papers soon!

Space is limited to 30 per session on a first come basis.

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link

Phone: 812-876-2005


Important Dates Link

Back to School Night: Tuesday, August 21st 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Scholastic Book Fair: Open during the school days for students Monday, August 13 - 22. Open for families during the Back to School Night from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The EJHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day to students and parents. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information. Please encourage your child to do this, as well.

The EJHS PTO NEEDS YOU! Are you curious what the PTO has done the past year? Do you want to help with student support and staff appreciation? Email Theresa Lehman at ejhspto@outlook.com to ask your questions and get involved!

Stay tuned to the Daily Announcements and Facebook page for the announcement of the PTO's first meeting!

Meet Our New EJHS Principal, Mr. Siegelin

I am excited to join the RBB family as Principal at Edgewood Junior High. I received my BS from Indiana Wesleyan University in Secondary Math Education and MS from Indiana University in Educational Leadership. I have had the opportunity to work at the high school and junior high level. I was a math teacher at Trinity High School in North Carolina and at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. After three years at the high school, I made the switch to the junior high level and have never left. I had the opportunity to work at Chapel Hill 7/8 Center on the west side of Indianapolis as a math teacher, team leader, and co-department chair. While teaching, I was always passionate about coaching, partly for my love of sport and partly for my desire to connect with students outside of the classroom walls. I coached football, wrestling, and baseball. In 2013, I was fortunate to be offered the position as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Tri-North Middle School. I served in that role for five years.

I am married to Jessica and this past June we celebrated our 14th year of marriage. We are blessed with three great kids, Ava, Jonah, and Lilah. All three of our children will be students in the RBB school system this year. As a family we have loved being part of this community and the way that the school system has worked hard to create opportunities for families to be involved in the education of our children. My goal has always been to work and serve in the community where we live, and with this new position at EJHS, I am getting to fulfill that dream. This community is important to my family and we feel blessed to be here.

My goal for EJHS is to work hard to continue and build upon the academic success of the recent years while working hard to get parents and families more involved at the secondary level. Please feel free to reach out to me via email at jsiegelin@rbbschools.net or phone at 812-876-2005 if you have questions, concerns, or to share ideas on how we can continue make EJHS the best experience for students and children.

Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link

Phone: 812-876-2277

EHS Counseling Office Link

Important Dates Link

Graduation 2019 Link

Open House on Wednesday, August 15th; 6:45 - 9:45 p.m.

School Pictures on Tuesday, August 28th

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.

The Ellettsville Library is Closed for Renovations until December

Did you notice the Ellettsville branch is undergoing an exciting renovation? Did you know they will close this branch for a few months to add everything they are planning to do? See below to see how services will be maintained. You can also click here to read this information on their website.

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Fall Festival Information

The Fall Festival starts Thursday, September 20th and ends Saturday, September 22nd at 11:00 p.m. This community wide festival showcases several of our RBBCSC school groups in various activities. The parade through downtown is the highlight for many! Click here for additional information.
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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.