RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

August 2021

Be Sure to Check Back for New Information

As our dedicated staff work through all of the details to make the start of the school as smooth as possible for everyone, there will be new information added to this newsletter as it becomes available. This is a "live" document and can & will be changed if needed.
Save the email you received this newsletter in and also remember that this newsletter is also linked on our school's website under the FAMILIES tab. Updated: 8/30/21

2021-2022 Calendar

Contingency Learning and Safety Plan (Link)

Click here to read the most updated Contingency Learning and Safety Plan regarding COVID.

Important Back-to-School DATES!

Mon. Aug. 2 - Fri. Aug. 6th* Registration for all returning students and those recently enrolled for KG & K5
Starting at 10:00 a.m. using Harmony Family Access linked here.
*Register before Friday evening to get the most accurate bus information by the start of school.


Thurs. Aug. 5 - Mustang Kick-Off for Freshmen (incoming 9th graders)
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. (door 1- students only)

Flyer linked here and below.


Mon. Aug. 9 - Colt's Kick-Off for incoming 6th graders

1:30 - 3:30 (door 1 - students only)

3:30 - 7:00 1 parent/guardian may attend, students grades 6-8 can visit the school
Informational website linked here


Tues. Aug. 10 - Staff Development & Meetings

Most staff will NOT be available for most of Tuesday. If you have questions, please plan to contact your child's school on or before Monday, Aug. 9 by the end of the business day.


Tues. Aug. 10 - EPS & EIS Meet & Greet
2:30 - 3:30 2nd, 4th, 5th grades
4:00 - 5:00 1st & 3rd grades
KG & K5 will visit on the first day of school

Students may bring their supplies, meet their new teachers, and see the building with 1 adult. We ask that younger siblings not attend this event. All visitors will need to wear a mask.


Wed. Aug. 11 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Schools will operate on their regular M, T, Th, F schedules. They will NOT operate on their Late-start Wednesday schedule. (See more information below.)

Wed. Aug. 11 - Kindergarten & K5 Visits

Teachers will email families to arrange a specific time.


Tues. Aug. 17 - EHS Open House
7:00 PM (more info to come)


Look for information from your child's school regarding school pictures.

School Supply Lists

EECC Supply List


EPS Supply Lists


EIS Supply Lists


EJHS Supply Lists


EHS does NOT have a supply list. Students should bring supplies they think they will need. Teachers will give specific requirements - if any are needed.

What families can expect the first week or two of school

Every building has its own procedures in place to keep the students and staff safe throughout the day. Parents will continue to receive emailed notifications from administrators and teachers about important practices they will need your help with between now and after school starts. Please be sure to read these emails carefully and ask questions if you need any clarification.

The first couple of weeks will be bumpy as everyone learns their schedules and the expected procedures. Please expect delays, especially with school pick-ups and bus drop-offs with the elementary students. Students will likely be 15-25 minutes later getting home from the bus the first day or two. Those times will get MUCH better in just a few days.

Families can help decrease delays by doing the following:

  • READ every school-related email CAREFULLY for specific details (Do not assume there haven't been changes to procedures.)
  • Ask questions when you need clarity.
  • Be sure that each of your children knows HOW they should be dismissed at the end of the day. Parents of K-3 students should let their child's teacher know the dismissal plans BEFORE the first day of school for the first 8 days. (This is the biggest reason there is a delay at the end of the day.)
  • Be on time and follow drop-off and pick-up procedures as they have been sent to you
  • Follow the directions from staff who are directing traffic.
  • Have your child ready and on time at the bus stop - OR
    - At morning drop-off, do not wait until your child is in front of the building to let them out. Each building has a safe zone for the students to exit from their vehicles. When several students exit in the safe zone at the same time, the line moves much quicker and safer. Have your child ready to exit the vehicle as soon as you are in the safe departure zone. This means students open the door on the PASSENGER SIDE and EXIT as SOON AS THE VEHICLE STOPS SAFELY. (EPS staff members will help open doors for those who need assistance.)
  • Avoid distracted driving while on school campus - including using cell phones.
  • Call the school's office with messages about any changes to your child's dismissal plans at least 1 hour before the end of the school day. Do not email the front office staff or call/email your child's teacher with these changes. (EPS has a special voicemail line for these messages. They will receive them.)
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UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

The next planned School Board Meeting is Monday, August 17th, 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.

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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

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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.


The pandemic has made it 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 throughout your child's journey through school!

3rd Grade - Edgewood Class of 2031 Parent Chit-Chat

2nd Grade - Edgewood Class of 2032 Parent Chit-Chat

1st Grade - Edgewood Class of 2033 Parent Chit-Chat

Kindergarten - Edgewood Class of 2034 Parent Chit-Chat


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

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


GRADUATION 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.

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Calling all EHS athletes & their parents

There will be an important informational meeting for all EHS Athletes and their parents on Monday, August 2 at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium. This meeting is for any student interested in playing any sport during the 2021-22 school year, and their parents.

All athletes are required by the IHSAA to have a completed physical packet on file in the athletic office prior to the first official practice for their sport. Physical exam must be dated April 1, 2021 or later for this school year and all consent forms must be signed or they will not be allowed to practice.

Visit the EHS Athletics website for more information about our mobile app and online Spirit Store!

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!

Trust-Based Relational Intervention TRAINING FOR PARENTS

HopeAlight is excited to announce a new training event designed for parents and caregivers to learn about Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed approach designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. Although TBRI® was created for children who had experienced adversity, this approach provides a framework for parenting that is powerful and effective for all children and adolescents!

Through this training experience, parents and caregivers will learn about the Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles of TBRI®, including information such as:

  • How the brain functions during times of health and stress
  • The neuroscience of everyday stress. as well as trauma/adversity
  • Attachment and how it impacts relationships
  • Supporting regulation needs of children (and adults)
  • Correcting children in healthy ways that change behavior while maintaining a connection

For more information please click here. Registration closes Aug. 13.

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.