RED BANK, NJ:  We closed our doors on Friday, March 13 and while the days have seemed long, the time has flown by. We hope everyone enjoyed a restful and peaceful Spring Break.

As we prepare for Week 7 of Home Learning, we continue to send strong thoughts of positivity to our students and families and wish everyone the best of health. Looking back, we have faced immense challenges and we thank you for your patience, participation and partnership to support our children and this journey. Looking ahead, we still face uncharted waters but we do so with optimism, the experience of lessons learned and the #RBBisBIA mindset which encourages us to be our best every day.

As per Governor Murphy's Executive Order 104, schools are closed indefinitely. We anticipate the Governor’s next update on Friday, May 15. At this time, we are dealing with many unknowns and cannot predict what future parameters may include, as a result, planning for future events is on hold. Our school year typically ends with many special events, most notably our eighth grade dance and graduation as well as our AVID and Athletics celebrations. While we hope to celebrate these rites of passage in some form or fashion, we do not currently have the necessary information to plan these events. As this process continues to unfold, we will explore ways to acknowledge these milestones and continue to provide updates along the way. This also applies to any potential plans for the reopening of school this academic year or in September.

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As we continue our virtual and home learning, we are committed to the continuity of instruction during this unprecedented pandemic, with the understanding that we cannot replicate school. Our main focus continues to be the health and well-being of our families and providing the food and other support services needed to help them successfully navigate through this crisis.

Our staff will continue to support standards-based instruction, differentiated in ways no one ever expected. A variety of modifications, accommodations and adjustments must be made to support everyone involved, including the adults. Our expectations and our trimester three grading will reflect the existence of so many inequities, provide flexibility to our families and ensure no student is harmed due to this situation.

We encourage each student to do their very best in completing assignments and participate virtually whenever possible. Parents/Guardians will be contacted by administrators if students are not demonstrating active participation through the available platforms. Additionally, as a precaution to ensure the well-being of our families, any extraordinary lack of contact from a student will lead to a wellness check at the place of residence.

Below are some general suggestions on how to support your child’s home learning:

  • Scheduling regular times each day for your child to do school work.
  • Having your child take movement and brain breaks.
  • Contacting your child’s teacher with any questions.
  • Asking your child about assignment due dates and supporting them, as needed.
  • Designating a place where your child will work on his/her assigned tasks.

Our next update will be released on Wednesday, May 6 and as always, it will be communicated via our website, marquee, phone blast, social media, etc. Until then, we will maintain our #RBBisBIA mindset so we can rest assured, we are the Best for Red Bank!

And this bears repeating…

We look forward to the days our empty buildings once again become schools. We look forward to seeing our hallways and classrooms filled with smiling faces. And, we look forward to the beautiful days ahead when our students run into our schools just as fast as they run out. We are not sure when, but rest assured that day will come. In the meantime, continue to take care of yourselves and your families and practice good health habits and social distancing.

Enjoy this awesome video created by our Primary School Music Teacher, Mrs. Boehm and our Mathematics Coach, Dr. Cuddihy with support from the Best Staff in America!

Please read the important updates below.

  • Preschool and Grades K-8 Registration
    • Due to school closures, our regular registration process for new students (Preschool - Grade 8) is on hold. We will alert the entire community when more information is available.
    • Please share this information with prospective parents, especially those planning to enroll in our Preschool program for September 2020.
  • Education (Home Learning Packet Info: English or Spanish)
    • Preschool - Grade 2 - HOME LEARNING PACKETS & SUPPLEMENTAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
      • New Home Learning Packets for May 4-15, 2020 will be available at the Red Bank Primary School on Monday (April 27) and Thursday (April 30) from 9:00-11:00 AM. At that time, Grades K-2 students should return any completed work (paper-based) in the large white envelope received last week.
    • Grades 3 & 4 - VIRTUAL LEARNING & HOME LEARNING PACKETS
      • Students in Grades 3 & 4 should check Google Classroom on a daily basis for assignments. Click HERE for Grade 4 Virtual Learning Plans. A select group of students in Grades 3 & 4 will be provided home learning packets and will be contacted individually.
      • ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 & 4 should return any completed paper-based work to the Red Bank Primary School on Monday (April 27) or Thursday (April 30) from 9:00-11:00 AM. If you have the white envelope provided, place all work in the envelope. If not, write your child's name and teacher on the front page.
    • Grade 5, 6, 7 & 8 - ALL VIRTUAL LEARNING
      • Students in these grades should check Google Classroom on a daily basis for assignments. Click HERE for Red Bank Middle School Virtual Learning Plans.
      • Our grading plan for the third trimester has not been finalized. Assignments provided virtually or via home learning packets should be completed to the best of your child’s ability. However, our main concern is for students and families to remain healthy and safe at this time.
      • All staff are available Monday through Friday from 9:00-12:00 PM at a minimum. Feel free to reach out to them via email, ClassDojo, Remind, Google Meet or Classroom should you have any questions.
      • Visit our Virtual Learning Website for additional educational experiences for ALL students.
    • Food Services
      • Our “Grab and Go” Breakfast and Lunch distribution is held on Mondays and Thursdays. For English, click HERE. For Spanish, click HERE.
    • Counseling, Health and Educational Services
      • In the event your child needs support in the area of counseling, mental health or health during this time, contact Mrs. Hurd at 732-758-1520 or hurdj@rbb.k12.nj.us.
      • Parents of Special Education students with questions or needs are encouraged to reach out to their case managers, related service providers or Mrs. Hurd at 732-758-1520 or hurdj@rbb.k12.nj.us.
    • General Information
      • Contact Information - Important Numbers and Email Addresses
      • Our District has a Forced Closure Plan as required by the New Jersey Department of Education. This plan is fluid and changes weekly as new guidance is provided. It addresses feeding, instruction, student services and more.
      • If you have any questions, call 732-758-1500 and leave a message.

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