Well, we have come to the end of what will forever be known as an unprecedented school year! Having to provide a quality educational program, within a safe learning environment during a global pandemic was no easy task to say the least. But, working together as a TEAM… we did it!
Our scholars, teachers, support staff, administrators, and parents worked hard and, most importantly, worked together to learn new skills, new technology, and a new way to be “in school”. Parents, you learned a lot about your children, as well as how hard teachers work to ensure their academic success because you had to become their teachers at home! We could not have had the success we had with your children this year without your partnership. We are grateful to have such awesome parent support and the expressions of gratitude from you, our wonderful RCCS parents, is genuinely appreciated.
We ended the school year on such a high note, with our school reopening for “in person” learning the week of April 12th! Although, we reopened using a hybrid school model, we were thrilled to have small groups of scholars come together for the first time for our annual Spring Music Concert the week of May 3rd which was also Teachers & Staff Appreciation Week! We were also able to safely host “in person” outdoor events such as Field Day 2021, Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony, Grade 4 Celebration of Excellence, Parent Appreciation Brunch, and our Gift Bag / Yearbook Distribution Day which took place on the last day of school, and this made the final marking period of this school year even more special!
The “icing on the cake” was when we learned that the Chalkbeat news article about our amazing school and how we worked together to overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, was published on our last day of school, June 18th! The Chalkbeat News article (written by Patrick Wall) was picked up by The Star Ledger newspaper and ran as a front-page news story on Monday, June 21st across the state! Stay tuned for the PBS Visionaries documentary which will feature our school this Fall!
Click the link below to access the Chalkbeat news story!
We have had a school year full of challenges and disappointments, but also full of memorable moments, huge successes, and most importantly, opportunities for us to show our support and love for one another as a community! To our RCCS rising 5th graders, we will miss you so much, and to our returning RCCS scholars and families, we look forward to another AMAZING school year!
Yours in Learning