RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

February 2021

BOOKMARK OUR NEW WEBSITE!

It's been a labor of love, but it's finally here! Our new website has been designed to be more user-friendly and more streamlined!

RBBschools.net

One quick tip: The white box at the top left that says our name can be clicked as a HOME BUTTON to get you back to the original district page.

2020-2021 Calendar

LIST VIEW LINK


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

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

The next planned School Board Meeting is Monday, February 15th, at the EHS Auditorium starting at 6:00 p.m.


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

IMPORTANT COVID PROTOCOL

It is very important that parents/guardians continue to call each of their children's schools when the student or someone in the household has either been diagnosed with COVID or if the student has been a CLOSE CONTACT of someone who has tested positive for COVID.

FREE Meals Every School Day

Children need healthy meals to learn. RBB Edgewood Schools offers healthy FREE meals every school day whether it's in person or virtual learning. We offer Wednesday off-site pick up meals for 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and up to 5-days at the Edgewood Primary School 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and the old Stinesville Shcool parking lot 10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. every week. Our Stinesville site is an open site, which includes ALL kids up to the age of 18, even those homeschooling. Per the USDA waiver, all meals, on-site or off-site are FREE until the end of this school year or until funds are depleted. Also, if you're packing a lunch and want a milk pack (includes milk, vegetable, and a fruit) that is FREE too! Please note for financial assistance with meals beyond the waiver, and textbook assistance, you still need to complete the free and reduced form on Harmony. You may complete the form anytime during the course of the year to qualify. Click this link to see if you might qualify.


We will continue to have our EPS weekly meal pick-up as long as we operate any form of Elearning days. If we go back to 5-days a week, the only site we will operate is our open site at Stinesville 10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays for our virtual and homeschooling families.

Our vending machines are available for use at our High School only. At all other schools, if you're looking for a snack for a classroom party, we do offer our party trays for purchase.

Thanks for helping us keep our students healthy,


Vickie Coffey
Nutrition Services/Healthy Schools Director

Looking for a flexible position with your child's school?

Become a Substitute Teacher for RBBCSC! RBBCSC has partnered with Kelly Education, a leading provider of substitute teachers to school districts across the U.S.

If you are interested in becoming a Kelly substitute to work in our schools, we invite you to apply at www.kellyeducation.com or email your resume to 2524@kellyservices.com

If you are an existing Kelly Education Sub, you are eligible for a referral bonus! Refer someone to Kelly that completes 10 assignments successfully and you will receive a $100 bonus!

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link


EPS Facebook Link "Like" us!


PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!


Important Dates Link


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


This year is much harder to stay connected with other EPS families, but some fantastic volunteers have found a way! Join one of the following Facebook Groups to stay connected now and through-out your child's journey through school!

2nd Grade - Edgewood Class of 2031 Parent Chit-Chat

1st Grade - Edgewood Class of 2032 Parent Chit-Chat

KG - Edgewood Class of 2033 Parent Chit-Chat


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

K5 & Kindergarten Enrollment is Now Open for the 2021-2022 School Year

Please help spread the word that EPS is now accepting online K5 & Kindergarten Enrollment forms. See the flyer below or visit the website for more information.
Click on the flyer below to go to the website.
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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.

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


EJHS PTO FACEBOOK LINK "Like" us!


Important Dates Link



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.


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



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.

FAFSA-Support Resource!

Attention EHS Families! Have you heard of INvested? (https://www.investedindiana.org/resources/for-families/) They can help you and your student start his or her path to college success NOW! Graduating college with the least debt possible requires three main steps:

  • Step one is to focus on what you hope to do for a living someday and map out the path to get there. If you know exactly what that is, great! If not, let’s work on that first.
  • Step two is to take this information and apply it to the incredible list of school options available to find your perfect fit.
  • Step three, unfortunately, is where most students begin the process, and that is choosing how to pay for college.

Please don’t underestimate how important the first two steps are in avoiding debt. In step three, INvested will completely focus on how to best help you pay for college. If you go step by step, you use the college planning tools and worksheets we provide, and you contact them with any questions you may have, they can make the best way to access college the easy way too!

Connecting with INvested is easy for you and your family. Call an INvestEd team member at 317-715-9007 or email them at outreach@investedindiana.org. Check the website above for FREE virtual support events you can register for too!

Free English Language Learning Classes

Monroe County Schools Adult Education is conducting new student registration for its English Language Learning classes that start in March. Classes are free of charge and open to English language learners who are 16 years of age or older and not attending a K-12 school.

To register, go to www.mccsc.edu/adulted and register by February 22, 2021.

Free Virtual Tutoring from IU

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!

Need Help Finding Resources Near You?

File your Taxes for FREE!

Starting February 1st, Monroe, Owen and Brown county residents can file their taxes for free with the Free Community Tax Service and receive 100% of their refund quickly and easily – usually in just 10 days or less. Throughout tax season IRS-certified volunteers will help low- and moderate-income residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for free, claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) if eligible, and receive their full refund quickly. The Free Community Tax Service is offering 6 low-contact tax prep sites in 2021, and two completely virtual sites as well.

New this year- an online eligibility tool to help you determine in minutes whether you qualify to use our free tax service. To find the eligibility tool, learn the EITC qualifications, view free tax sites dates and times, download an appointment checklist and much more, visit www.MonroeUnitedWay.org/FreeTaxes today!

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.