Title I Family Newsletter

March 2023

The Russell County School District Celebrates Reading Everyday!

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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.

Dig Into School Breakfast!

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RCSD Child Nutrition Department

Click HERE for monthly menu information, online meal application, and to access the payment portal.
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Family Advisory Meeting

February's meeting was hosted by Oliver Elementary School. The district's Community Education Director, Mrs. Paula Thompson, and the Director of Safety and Security, Lt. Lon Russell, shared some important updates and exciting new projects happening around the district. The committee also discussed calendar options for the 2023-24 school year.

Each month, directors from around the district give updates and discuss questions and/or concerns from our advisory committee. Our school district is committed to growing and getting better everyday. If you are interested in working with this group, please email Ms. Mary McBride at mcbridem@russellcsd.net.

Future Meetings:

March 14th from 9-10 AM Mt. Olive Intermediate School

April 25th from 9-10 AM Dixie Elementary School

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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March 2nd- Read Across America Day

March 6th-9th- National School Breakfast Week

March 7th-9th- RCHS ACT Boot Camp

March 10th- Deadline to enroll for pre-k lottery drawing

March 12th- Daylight Savings

March 13th- End of 3rd Nine Weeks

March 14th- Parent/Family Advisory Meeting at Mt. Olive Intermediate from 9AM-10AM

March 15th- Pre-K Lottery Drawing

March 15th- ACT Writing Assessment for Juniors

March 15th- Job Shadowing or eLearning Day for 9th, 10th and 12th grade students

March 16th- RCHS CTE Parenting Day

March 17th- Re-identification Begins for Enrollment for the 23-24 School Year

March 18th- Bus Driver Appreciation Day

March 20th-24th- Spring Break

March 27th- Report Cards

March 28th- RCBOE Meeting at 6PM/RCHS

April - Month of the Military Child

April 4th- National School Librarian Day

April 7th- Open Enrollment for NEW Students

April 7th- Good Friday Holiday

April 11th-26th- ACAP Testing

April 13th- Workkeys Bootcamp (12th grade)

April 21st- Fort Benning Field Day

April 22nd- Earth Day

April 24th-28th- National Library Week

April 25th- Family Advisory Meeting at Dixie 9:00 AM

April 25th- RCBOE Meeting at RCHS 6 PM

April 26th- Administrative Professionals Day

April 27th- Superintendent's Advisory Committee

April 28th- Progress Reports Distribution

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What Your Child Needs to Know!

Click HERE!
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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."