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Office of the Superintendent
Rocky River Board of Education
1101 Morewood Parkway
Rocky River, OH 44116
440/356-6715

August 1, 2018


Superintendent’s Message


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  


The Rocky River City School District (RRCSD) 2018-19 calendar is available at http://www.rrcs.org/DistrictCalendars.aspx for your review.


As the school year begins for students on August 22nd, I want to encourage parents and guardians to be involved in the Rocky River City School District.  A great way to get involved and learn more about RRCSD is to actively participate!


You can participate in the Rocky River City Schools in many ways which include reviewing District Policies (http://www.neola.com/rockyriver-oh/), reading the Annual Notices (http://www.rrcs.org/Superintendent.aspx), attending Board of Education meetings (http://www.rrcs.org/BoardofEducation.aspx), visiting school buildings during Open House, attending parent-teacher conferences, and joining the PTA and Boosters.  


Board of Education Policies and Annual Notices are posted on the district website for review.  Throughout the year district policies are updated by the Board of Education following three public readings and majority approval of a formal resolution. Annual Notices are a culminating document designed to share specific policies and procedural information.  Both Board of Education policies and the Annual Notices are important documents and serve as useful resources for parents and guardians, staff, and students.


Board of Education meetings are open to the public (Bylaw 0169.2) and serve as a valuable means for sharing and gathering information about RRCSD.  Typically the Board of Education meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 5pm and third Thursday at 6pm in the Fireside Room, Beach School (1101 Morewood Parkway).  Wednesday meetings, known as Committee of the Whole, are used by the Board of Education to provide committee reports (Curriculum, Finance, Facilities, School/Community, Policy). These meetings also provide time for the Board to discuss district initiatives and issues via committee reports and open discussion. Business meetings take place on Thursdays and provide the Board of Education an opportunity to again report on committee activities and to formally address, by vote, resolutions on the agenda. During Business meetings Board of Education members take action on employment recommendations, pending contracts, district purchases, and additional agenda items.  All Board of Education meetings include an opportunity for public participation (Bylaw 0169.1).


PTAs and Booster Clubs provide a meaningful opportunity to be immersed in the school district.  PTAs and Boosters provide many outstanding experiences for all students. You can volunteer, attend informational meetings, participate in the planning of events, and be actively engaged in the school your children attend by being a member of the PTAs and Boosters.  Membership information is available on the district website for PTAs (http://www.rrcs.org/RR_PTA.aspx) and Boosters (http://www.rrcs.org/Boosters.aspx).


Best wishes for a great 2018-19 school year and continued educational success!


Sincerely,


Michael G. Shoaf