Rockford Adult Education News
An RAE Family Update
Welcome back to school! We can't wait to see you in class!
Welcome to the Rockford Adult Education News!
In an effort to keep us all on the same page, let's dive in to this new communication channel! New items will be added weekly to the Rockford Adult Education News, and sent to you via an emailed link.
As the dates of items pass, they will be removed. Use the handy titles to reference topics.
As always, please reach out with your questions, concerns, and needs. We are here to support our students and families!
Director of Adult/Alternative Education
Rockford Public Schools
Byrne afternoon classes return!!
RAE is open and holding classes IN PERSON!
1. Please complete the RAE Request for Information form.
2. Bonnie, our secretary, will send the official form to enroll to the email you listed on the form. Please complete the official enrollment form.
3. Please take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Locator pre-test. Bonnie will send you the link.
4. Please come in to class to take the TABE Survey test.
Testing is required by the State of Michigan when you enroll, and then again when you graduate or at the end of the school year.
Once these steps have been completed, we can get you started in classes and on your way to that diploma!
College or trade school for free??
An associates degree or two years of community college is covered. Also, if your interest is in trade school, that would be covered as well. You have time to complete your high school diploma first, and then head to community college for free!!
We can't wait to get to know our students and to watch them succeed and grow into responsible adults! It's going to be a great year! To help you through, you can count on the RAE Staff! Get to know us in this section of the RAE News!
Ali McDuffee is our Monday night teacher!
How are you doing? People care and want to help!
Developing Healthy Kids put together a panel of mental health experts to address questions from Rockford families regarding the stress and anxiety caused by Covid 19. View it here!
Ele's Place is a community based organization with the mission to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Please find a very helpful guide for parents - how to support teens, as well as a handout titled, How to Help Yourself: For Teens below.
North Kent CONNECT: (adjusted hours due to COVID-19 precautions)
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mobile Food Pantries: https://www.feedwm.org/findfood/
Assistance with housing, food, utilities:
contact 211 by phone or text (800-877-1107), text your zip code to 898211
Youth in need of shelter: The Bridge 616-451-3001 or 877-275-7792