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Message from the Executive Director

Message from the RCCS Executive Director / Superintendent:

We are now coming to the end of the 2021-2022 school year here at Roseville Community Charter School and what a productive and fun-filled school year we have had so far! We are thrilled that not only were we able to return to school “in person” this school year, but as spring arrived, we were able to enjoy recess together outdoors and saw the return of field trips, Field Day, and in person celebrations!

After what will forever be known as an unprecedented school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am proud to say that although it was no easy task, our RCCS community made up of our scholars, teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents returned this school year stronger than ever and managed to successfully provide our scholars with a safe, nurturing learning environment that was conducive to learning, even with the Covid-19 pandemic still prevalent within our society. We could not have had the success we have had with your children this year without your partnership, and we are grateful to have such an awesome parent community who supports our schoolwide initiatives and who understands the importance of strong home / school connection as it relates to academic achievement.

We plan to end this school year on the same high note we began it on, so be on the lookout for several upcoming events that we are excited to announce! Thursday, May 26th our K-2 scholars are scheduled for a field trip to Turtle Back Zoo and our Grades 3 - 4 scholars will also have the chance to visit Turtle Back Zoo on June 6th! On Friday, May 27th all K-4 scholars will enjoy a little friendly Olympic-themed competition during our annual Field Day 2022 which is scheduled from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the RCCS parking lot! All RCCS families are welcome to join us to CHEER your scholars on and will be able to take scholars home after the event as this is an Early Dismissal day with NO After School Program available! We will also safely host other “in person” outdoor events such as our Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony on June 14th, Grade 4 Celebration of Excellence on June 15th, and our RCCS Parent Appreciation Brunch for all class parents and parent volunteers this school year on June 16th!

The “icing on the cake” this school year is the NJEdReport news article about our school and our successful literacy initiatives (“Kings Who Read” and now “Queens Who Read”) and the wonderful story on our RCCS Teacher of the Year, Mr. Lebon, highlighting the great resilience of our teachers in overcoming the challenges of teaching in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic! The NJEdReport story was picked up by TAPInto News and The Patch; and the story about Mr. Lebon was also featured in the Latino Street News! We are also super excited to announce that the RCCS Board of Trustees won the Master Board Award through the NJ School Boards Association as 1 of only 2 public school districts in NJ!

 

Click the links below to access the NJEdReport news story as well as the other publications!

 

https://www.njedreport.com/2022/05/09/newark-public-charter-finds-the-formula-parent-engagement-student-achievement-success/

 

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/newark-nj-charter-school-engages-kids-read-nodx

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XusG5cA67x8&list=PLoTeopvDYDox8RfYuYJhv05EXnFBBLNtr&index=7

 

Even as we look forward to all that we have in store as we end this school year, we are already staring to plan for the new school year! As part of these plans, we are offering three (3) academic skill-building programs once again this summer: The RCCS Summer Bridge Program to help maintain mastered standards / skills, the RCCS Summer Intervention Program (SIP) to help fill in gaps in academic achievement, and the RCCS Extended School Year program for scholars with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Please make sure that you check your emails for details and for the link to RSVP by May 27th!

 

Yours in Learning,

Dr. Ledford