Parents and Guardians,
Let me be the first to welcome back students AND parents to what I feel will be a banner year for River Road ISD. In this day of multiple distractions on many levels and different areas, it is easy for parents to forget they are on a learning journey with their children through school and the world. We always need parent and community volunteers on all of our campuses. I want to encourage parents and/or community members to carve time out in their schedules and volunteer in our schools. Elementary teachers are constantly looking for individuals to help with a variety of things. To maintain a safe environment, there are a couple of hoops our volunteers need to jump through before getting involved, so please call any of the principals on our campuses to inquire. Whether parents realize it or not, many of the things our students partake in are backed by active PTO’s and the Booster Club. Those organizations can’t continue to do things for kids if they don’t have help. If you would like to become a member of any of our parent organizations, please don’t hesitate to call the campuses or my office.
We always encourage parents to be active learners, along with their children. By knowing what is being taught in the classroom, parents can engage children in meaningful, bond-building, dialogue by discussing the learning that is taking place. Parents who subscribe to the Life-Long Learner mantra send a powerful message to their children that learning is important no matter how old you are. Children need to see parents in learning and reading mode regularly to understand that learning and reading never stop, and it is essential well beyond walking across a stage and receiving a diploma.
We have a very active fall schedule with many things planned for the community to enjoy. First, every Friday morning during football season, we have a district-wide pep rally that parents and community members are more than welcome to attend. I will warn you things get loud, but, if you have some time around 8:45 each Friday morning, come join us. Our annual Homecoming Parade and Bonfire will be on Wednesday, September 25th. Our Volleyball and Cross-Country Teams are also competing, so anyone can visit our website at www.rrisd.net and look at the schedules. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the individuals listed below:
Superintendent, Richard Kelley, email@example.com, 381-7800
HS Principal, Dean Birkes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 383-8867
MS Principal, Penny Rosson, email@example.com, 383-8721
RHES Principal, Erin Brandstatt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 383-8621
WVECA Principal, Dana Bolin, email@example.com, 383-8820
Richard Kelley, Superintendent
River Road ISD