RSD News and Events


Called Board Meeting

posted Aug 26, 2016, 12:08 PM by Ashley Snellenberger

Date: Monday, August 29, 2016

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Administration Building

Agenda

Schedule Update for Cyclone Extravaganza

posted Aug 19, 2016, 9:58 AM by Ashley Snellenberger   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 10:06 AM ]

Due to the weather, we have had to make some changes to the Cyclone Extravaganza schedule. This Saturday, we will have the 5K race, the lunch cookout, and the volleyball scrimmages, but we will move all evening activities to next Friday, August 26th. Next Friday, we will have the football scrimmages and bump and jumps for the little cyclones. We will also introduce all fall athletes and hopefully all of our band members too. Below is the schedule for this Saturday:

Saturday, August 20
8:00 am: Registration for 5K Race
9:00 am: Race Begins
11:00 am: Lunch for $5 at the Pavilion
1:00 pm: Volleyball Scrimmages Begin (7th Grade Starts First)

Friday, August 26
5:00 pm: Gates Open (Admission $3) 
5:30 pm: Scrimmages and Introductions Begin 
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bump and Jumps Open (4th grade and below for $5)

August School Board Meeting Agenda

posted Aug 15, 2016, 2:33 PM by Ashley Snellenberger   [ updated Aug 16, 2016, 2:18 PM ]

The August 16, 2016 Regular School Board Meeting agenda has been posted to the State-Required Information page of the RSD website.

August 2016 School Board Meeting Agenda

Called Board Meeting

posted Aug 8, 2016, 7:57 AM by Ashley Snellenberger

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Administration Building

Agenda

August School Board Meeting

posted Aug 8, 2016, 7:31 AM by Ashley Snellenberger

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Russellville School District Administration Building Board Room

Agenda: The meeting agenda will be posted once it becomes available

2016-2017 Classroom Assignment/Schedules & Open House Information

posted Jul 29, 2016, 2:32 PM by Ashley Snellenberger   [ updated Aug 12, 2016, 10:39 AM ]

ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten through 4th Grade)
Classroom assignments for elementary students in kindergarten through fourth grade will be posted on the front doors of the elementary buildings at noon on Wednesday, August 10th.

Meet Your Teacher:
Dwight: Thursday, August 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Center Valley: Thursday, August 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Center Valley: Welcome Aboard Meeting Monday, Aug. 15, 8:00 am (parents new to C. Valley)
Oakland Heights: Thursday, August 11 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Crawford: Thursday, August 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sequoyah: Thursday, August 11, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
London: Thursday, August 11, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

UPPER ELEMENTARY 5TH GRADE
All 5th grade students will receive classroom assignments and meet their teachers between 4:00 and 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10th.

UE5G Open House: Tuesday, September 6, 6:00 pm

RUSSELLVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6 & 7)
Students may pick up their schedules on Thursday, August 4, 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Friday, August 5, 9:00 – 3:00 pm. Parents should accompany their child to ensure paperwork is accurate and complete. Locker assignments will be given when students receive schedules.

RMS Open House: Friday, August 12, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

RUSSELLVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 8 & 9)
Students may pick up their schedules on Thursday, August 4, 5:30 - 8:00 pm and Friday, August 5, 8:00 - 3:00 pm. Parents should accompany their child to ensure paperwork is accurate and complete. Students may purchase their locks ($5.00) when they pick up their schedules.

RJHS Open House: Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm


RUSSELLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 10, 11 & 12)
Students will pick up *electronic devices (computers) for the school’s 1:1 digital learning initiative, schedules, rent lockers ($5.00), have student IDs made, and receive parking permits ($5.00) from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on the following days:

12th grade Wednesday, August 3
11th grade Thursday, August 4
10th grade Friday, August 5

*Before students will be allowed to pick up their computers, they must bring a Russellville High School Student Laptop Program Acceptable Use Agreement form signed by the student and the parent. The User Agreement form can be found on the Russellville School District and Russellville High School websites, or can be picked up in the RHS front office.

Sophomore and New Student Orientation: Monday, August 8, 5:30-6:15 pm in the Russellville High School cafeteria.
Open House​ for all RHS parents and students ​ Monday, August 8, 6:30 to 8:15 pm in the RHS Cafeteria. At approximately 7:00 pm, parents and students will be released to visit​ teachers in their​ classrooms. (*Please note date change*)

Senior Welcome Back Breakfast: Monday, August 15, 7:15 am at The Center for the Arts.

Called Board Meeting

posted Jul 25, 2016, 7:56 AM by Ashley Snellenberger

Date: Monday, July 25, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Administration Building

Agenda

July School Board Meeting Agenda

posted Jul 18, 2016, 7:50 PM by Ashley Snellenberger

The July 19, 2016 Regular School Board Meeting agenda has been posted to the State-Required Information page of the RSD website.

July 2016 School Board Meeting Agenda

Free and Reduced Meal Prices and Applications 2016-2017

posted Jul 14, 2016, 12:17 PM by Ashley Snellenberger

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS-2016-17

Russellville School District today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, Afterschool Snack Program, and/or School Breakfast Program.  The Child Nutrition office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.  The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1.75; the price charged for a paid student lunch is $2.50.

 HOUSEHOLD APPLICATIONS

The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price benefits for SY 2016-17.  Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. 

 

 

FREE MEALS – 130%

REDUCED PRICE MEALS – 185%

Household Size

Federal Poverty Guidelines

Annual

Monthly

Twice per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

Annual

Monthly

Twice

per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

11,880

15,444

1,287

644

594

297

21,978

1,832

916

846

423

2

   16,020

20,826

1,736

868

801

401

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

3

20,160

26,208

2,184

1,092

1,008

504

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

4

24,300

31,590

2,633

1,317

1,215

608

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

5

28,440

36,972

3,081

1,541

1,422

711

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

32,580

42,354

3,530

1,765

1,629

815

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

36,730

47,749

3,980

1,990

1,837

919

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

40,890

53,157

4,430

2,215

2,045

1,023

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

Each Add’l person  add

4,160

5,408

451

226

208

104

7,696

642

321

296

148

 

Household application forms are being distributed by the school with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced price meals for their children. Only one application should be submitted for each household. Applications are also available at the Child Nutrition office and the Russellville Administration office. To apply for free or reduced price meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Applications cannot be approved unless it contains complete information as described in the instructions provided with the application. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year as circumstances change. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data. 

Applications may be subject to verification at any time during the school year by school officials.


CATEGORICAL ELIGIBILITY

Children who are members of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, household are categorically eligible for free meals.  School officials will determine eligibility for free meals based on documentation obtained directly from the SNAP office.  School officials will notify households of their eligibility.  Households who are notified of their eligibility but who do not want their children to receive free meals must contact the Child Nutrition office.  SNAP households should complete an application if they are not notified of their eligibility by Aug 31. 

Households with children who are members of currently approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly food stamps, may submit an application with abbreviated information as described in the application instructions.

Children who are enrolled in Head Start / Even Start programs are categorically eligible for free meals.  Contact Kay Haulmark at 479-498-8836 with questions regarding Head Start / Even Start meal benefits.

Children certified as migrant, homeless or runaway by the district are categorically eligible for free meals.  Contact Sky Thompson at 479-964-5173 with questions regarding migrant, homeless or runaway meal benefits.

Foster children who are the legal responsibility of a welfare agency or court are also eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Eligibility for the foster child is based on the child being the legal responsibility of welfare agency or court.   An application for a household that includes both foster children and non-foster must be completed for eligibility to be determined for the non-foster children.  Contact Kay Haulmark at 479-498-8836 with questions regarding foster children.

Children in households that receive WIC may be eligible for benefits.  An application must be completed for determination of eligibility.

If a household member becomes unemployed during the school year, the household may be eligible for free or reduced price meals PROVIDED that the loss of income causes the household income to be within the eligibility criteria.  An application should be completed for determination of eligibility benefits.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal policy Kay Haulmark, Child Nutrition Office, will review applications and determine eligibility.  (479-498-8836)

Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis.  Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either to:

 Randall Williams, Superintendent_                                    479-968-1306  

            Hearing Official                                                     Phone Number

 

A household may SUBMIT an application ANYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.              

 

 

2016-17 Registration Information

posted Jul 12, 2016, 9:55 AM by Ashley Snellenberger

Monday, August 15, 2016, is the first day of school for grades Pre-K - 12. Students who attended school in the Russellville School District last year are pre-registered.

ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten through 4th Grade)
All students attending Russellville schools in kindergarten through fourth grade who are new to the district should register as soon as possible beginning Monday, July 25th. Elementary students should register at the school in their zone. Required documents include birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, and Medicaid card (if applicable). Kindergarten students must present a recent physical examination record. Office hours for all elementary schools are 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Center Valley Elementary is located at 5401 SR 124, and the telephone number is 968-4540; Crawford, 1116 North Parker Road, 968-4677; Dwight, 1300 West Second Place, 968-3967; London, 154 School Street, 293-4241; Oakland Heights, 1501 South Detroit, 968-2084; and Sequoyah, 1601 West 12th Street, 968-2134.

Elementary students who will attend the same school as last year are already pre-registered. Elementary students who have moved within the Russellville School District and will be attending a different elementary school should contact the school attended last year as well as the one to be attended this year.

Classroom assignments for elementary students in kindergarten through fourth grade will be posted on the front doors of the elementary buildings at noon on Wednesday, August 10th. Supply lists are posted here. Copies of supply lists are also available at area stores.

Each K-4 school will also be hosting a grade level Parent Night in the early days of school start-up. Important information will be shared during those meetings. Be sure to watch for details.

UPPER ELEMENTARY 5TH GRADE
The Upper Elementary 5th Grade (UE5G) is located at 1201 West Fourth Place. It occupies the east wing of the Middle Grades Complex. The telephone number is 968-2650. All students in fifth grade who are new to the Russellville School District should register as soon as possible beginning Monday, August 1st. Required documents include birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, and Medicaid card (if applicable). Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All 5th grade students will receive classroom assignments and meet their teachers between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10th. If you arrive prior to 4:00 p.m., you may wait in the cafeteria. This is a “come and go” event. We will begin giving out room assignments at 4:00 p.m. and you can proceed to the classroom at that time. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to make arrangements to receive this necessary information concerning teacher assignments. Students may choose to bring school supplies on Wednesday, August 10, so they can have them ready for the first day of school. We will have personnel from the cafeteria and transportation departments to answer any questions you may have regarding breakfast, lunch, and bus issues. We look forward to welcoming you to 5th grade!

RUSSELLVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6 & 7)


The Russellville Middle School is located at 1203 West Fourth Place. It occupies the west wing of the Middle Grades Complex. The telephone number is 968-2557. All students new to the district should register as soon as possible beginning Monday, August 1st. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students who attended school in the Russellville district last year are pre-registered and may pick up their schedules on Thursday, August 4, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The office will be open during the noon hour. Parents should accompany their child to ensure paperwork is accurate and complete. Locker assignments will be given when students receive schedules.

The cafeteria manager will also be available on these dates as a convenience to parents and guardians who may wish to deposit money into their child’s meal account prior to the first day of school.

RUSSELLVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 8 & 9)
Russellville Junior High School is located at 2000 West Parkway. The telephone number is 968-1599. All students new to the district should register starting Monday, August 1st. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students who attended school in the district last year are pre-registered and may pick up schedules on August 4, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and August 5, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Parents should accompany the student to ensure all paperwork is complete. Students may purchase their locks ($5.00) when they pick up their schedules.

RUSSELLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 10, 11 & 12)
Russellville High School is located at 2203 South Knoxville. The telephone number is 968-3151. Students new to the district should register as soon as possible beginning Monday, August 1st. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students will pick up *electronic devices (computers) for the school’s 1:1 digital learning initiative, schedules, rent lockers ($5.00), have student IDs made, and receive parking permits ($5.00) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following days:

12th grade Wednesday, August 3
11th grade Thursday, August 4
10th grade Friday, August 5


*Before students will be allowed to pick up their computers, they must bring a Russellville High School Student Laptop Program Acceptable Use Agreement Form and an Internet Use Agreement Form signed by the student and the parent. The User Agreement Form and Internet Use Agreement Form can be found on the here, or can be picked up in the RHS front office.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Russellville School District (RSD) is currently accepting applications for the Preschool Program for the 2016-2017 school year. To be eligible, students must be 3 or 4 years old by August 1, 2016. Openings are available at all levels, including a no cost level (eligibility per program qualifications), a sliding fee scale level, and full fee level. Classes are available on several RSD elementary school campuses and follow the school schedule. You can obtain a preschool application at the old Gardner Building on 1000 South Arkansas Ave., in Russellville, or here. For more information about the preschool application process, contact Jenny Barber, Supervisor of Federal Programs and Pre-School Education at 479-967-6025, jenny.barber@russellvilleschools.net.

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