Dear RVSD Community,
As we finish our first full month of the 2014-15 school year, I want to briefly share some highlights and a few coming events that may be of interest.
To start, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention we began 2014-15 with many new faces in RVSD, including my own! In all, you've welcomed 30 certificated and classified staff to our district. These new members of the Ross Valley family bring an incredible wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to our students. I believe I can speak for my new colleagues in saying we are thrilled to be part of this outstanding school district and we look forward to working with everyone as we build upon RVSD's tradition of educational excellence.
Now for some of the highlights:
These are but a few of our many accomplishments and activities, and we've only just begun!
To stay connected with what's going on at your local school site, I encourage you to periodically check in with each school's calendar of events. Links to school calendars are listed below:
I also encourage you to become one of our Twitter followers (@RVSD) so you are up-to-date on our latest district highlights.
Coming up at the October 7, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board will be honoring staff who have reached longevity milestones. Since we expect a larger turnout for this event, we will be moving the meeting to the Wade Thomas auditorium. The employee recognition will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a brief reception.
In addition, the Board will be conducting an open public hearing regarding the proposed Ross Valley Charter School. Copies of the charter petition and appendices are available on our web page (www.rossvalleyschools.org > Quick Links > Topics of Interest) or directly from the hyperlinks above. The public hearing on the charter petition will begin at approximately 7:00 PM. The purpose of the hearing is for the public to have an opportunity to share perspectives about the proposed charter school, which the petitioners anticipate opening next fall (2015-16 school year). The Board's role in the hearing is to listen, without comment or response, to the feedback presented. Staff's final recommendation regarding the charter petition will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on November 4, 2014.
As Superintendent, I am proud to be on this journey with you and a gifted group of professional colleagues, who devote themselves each day to making a profound difference in the lives of your children. Finally, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and everyone here in RVSD, I thank you for allowing us to teach and lean alongside your amazing children. Your support of them, and us, is important beyond words.
Have a great year!
Rick Bagley, Ed.D.