Title I Family Newsletter


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.

We want to hear from our parents! We need your input to continue to improve and help our students. Please take 10 minutes to complete our family survey. The survey will remain open until January 15, 2023. Our goal is to hear from at least 60% of our parents. Here is the QR code and link to the survey:


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RCSD Mental Health Service Coordinator

Hi, my name is Allison Nickless. I am a lifelong resident of Seale, Alabama. My experience includes 17 years in Phenix City Schools as an elementary, middle, and high school counselor as well as working in the mental health system and juvenile court. These positions have provided me with a multitude of opportunities and knowledge to transition into the Mental Health Service Coordinator position that was recently created by the State Department of Education. I am beyond excited to be employed in my hometown to serve the students, parents, and staff of RCSD as the MHSC.

Email- nicklessa@russellcsd.net

Phone- 334-408-4986

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Monthly Title I Family Advisory Committee

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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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 6PM at RCHS

February- Career and Technical Education Month

Feb. 2nd- Countywide Spelling Bee 9:30 RCHS

Feb. 6th-10th- National School Counselor Week

Feb. 14th- Progress Reports

Feb. 15th- Parent Advisory Meeting at Oliver Elementary School from 9-10 AM

Feb. 17th- E-Learning Day

Feb. 20th- President's Day Holiday No School

Feb. 21st - Liberty Learning Celebration

Feb. 23rd- Superintendent's Advisory Council Meeting

Feb. 27th- March 3rd- Read Across America Week

Feb. 28th- RCBOE Meeting 6:00 PM RCHS

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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."