The old cliché is true today: "It takes a
village to raise a child." The cliché is derived from an old African
proverb that means an entire community of people must interact with children
for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy place.
I can assure you that nothing has changed. This
is so true today! That is why it is so important for our schools to have great
relationships within our community. Community is the "village." The
"village" in our school setting includes teachers, volunteers, coaches,
neighborhoods, businesses, organizations, government, and more.
The success of every single student in our
district depends on community/village. Working at Lincoln Middle School, I have
experienced this incorporating of our village. We are very fortunate to have a great
staff looking out for our students. We have a strong working relationship with
our business community, like SwedishAmerican and the United Way of Rock River
Valley. We have had visitors who have met and spoken with students, like our police
chief, news anchors, politicians and our lieutenant governor.
I see our "village" working, and we
are seeing results in the students. I ask you to keep in mind and act on that
old cliché "It Takes a Village."
I want to extend a sincere thank you to our families for making a timely decision to help us plan.
Schools are still missing some registration packets for the 2020-21 school year, so each school will host a limited in-person registration event.
Registration packets for the 2020-21 school year were mailed to all RPS 205 families earlier this summer.
If a family does not submit the survey, students will – by default – be enrolled in in-person instruction, and transportation will not be provided.
You will be asked to complete an electronic survey to make your choice for either full-time remote instruction or in-person instruction for the upcoming school year.
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