Dr. Anderson's Update
Dear RMA Colleagues,
We have had a busy start to the school year and are off to a strong start. This year we are focusing on elevating and maintaining daily attendance throughout our District. Please continue encouraging and motivating our students to attend school daily. "80% of Success is Showing Up", and each student must be reminded - "When you're not here - We Notice." As educators, we play a vital role in impacting the lives of the students we are fortunate to teach. Together, we can make a difference.
This week, the administration with RMA attended the 2022 Texas Public Charter Schools Association Conference, held in San Antonio, Texas. I want to thank Ingrid Baker - Erhahon, Patrick Campbell, and Christina Averill for each leading sessions at the conference representing our District. It is an honor to have multiple staff members setting an example among our peers.
Please continue to be vigilant with safety awareness on your campuses. Classroom doors are to remain locked during hours of instruction without exception. Please communicate any items or situations of concern to your campus principal.
I appreciate each of you along with your decision to assist me in making RMA the best choice for our students.
Dr. Armard Anderson
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Armard Anderson, RMA Superintendent and TX Commissioner of Ed - Mike Morath
RMA School Board Member, Mirza Pearson with Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath at the TPCSA Conference
Having a child diagnosed with dyslexia can be a traumatic experience. While dyslexia can make reading more difficult, with the right instruction, almost all individuals with dyslexia can learn to read. Many people with dyslexia have gone on to accomplish great things. Among the many dyslexia success stories are Thomas Edison, Stephen Spielberg, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Schwab.
Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population. But some say the way individuals with dyslexia think can actually be an asset in achieving success.
Last Day to Submit New Vendor Packet is October 31, 2022
What is McKinney Vento?
Did you know that RMA offers free cell phones to our McKinney-Vento students?
The RMA cell phone program allows RMA staff to be able to get into contact with a student who may move from place to place or living in a shelter. The cell phones also allow the student to have continued access to Edgenuity and Canvas if needed, as well as, help students find local resources for shelter, food, and clothing.
Who qualifies for McKinney-Vento?
Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youths who:
- are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
- are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
- are living in emergency or transitional shelters
- are abandoned in hospitals
- have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
- migratory children living in the circumstances previously described
If you know of a student who could qualify for McKinney-Vento services, please inform your Campus Principal or Student & Community Liaison.