Dear Families and Students:
The opening of school is an exciting and important time for everyone. As we enter the new school year, the faculty, staff, and administration extends a warm welcome and best wishes to everyone.
Red Bank Regional is an exceptional school with award-winning programs and a rich curriculum. Our academic standards are rigorous but we also offer a strong support system for all students including homework help, peer tutoring, and counseling services. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of all that is offered at RBR.
While your academic work is most important, everyone is encouraged to become involved in athletics, clubs, and service organizations. Our school has a wide-range of extra-curricular offerings and truly has something for everyone to stay engaged, explore, and build new friendships.
The school website and Parent Portal are major modes of communication. Relevant forms may be found on our website under Parents in both English and Spanish under the tab labeled Forms. All forms are required to be completed and returned to study hall teachers by September 14th. Families are urged to sign up for our Parent Portal. The Portal allows access to important information such as grades, attendance, and student schedules. Students are reminded that their summer assignments are due when school begins. The assignments can be found on the school website.
An exciting innovation for RBR this year is our 1:1 Student Chromebook initiative. This year all students will be assigned a Chromebook to support their educational program and expand access to technology. The program connects students to remarkable resources, inspires creativity and innovation, and promotes personalized learning opportunities. With these benefits come responsibilities for the district, families, and students. The RBR Student Chromebook Agreement explains these expectations. Students and families should review the document carefully and sign it. Your Chromebook will not be distributed unless the agreement has been received.
Please note that September 6th is the first day of school for students. This will be an “A” day; September 7th will then be a “B”day. A reminder that RBR will hold the 9th Grade Orientation for students on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 2:30pm at the high school. A barbeque for freshman families will follow. All information regarding orientation is posted on our website.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, I wish you happiness and success this school year. Remember that our “back to school” night will be held early this year on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 PM.
Louis B. Moore
Available on our Parent Portal is your new class schedule indicating class blocks, teacher names, subjects and room assignments. Also appearing on each schedule is your assigned locker and locker combination. Parents, please stress to your child the importance of keeping this information secure. In some instances, changes have been made to a student’s course selections. Any course selection changes were necessitated by scheduling conflicts. Questions concerning your schedule can be directed to the guidance office beginning AUGUST 27, 2018.
Schedule for Opening Day: A Day
Our opening day, September 6th, will be an A day. The second day of school, September 7th will be a B day.
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th from 7pm-9pm. As per past practice, there will be a delayed opening (9:30am) the next day. On Friday, September 14th students are expected to report to first block by 9:30am. All transportation pick-up times will be 2 hours later than usual.
Located on our website you will find our 2018-2019 school year calendar. The faculty and administration of Red Bank Regional High School place a high priority on student attendance. The classroom experience can never be replicated when students are absent.
We appreciate your cooperation in scheduling family vacations and personal commitments during school holidays and after school hours. Family vacations during days school is in session will be recorded as “unexcused” absences. Final exams will begin June 17, 2019. These dates may change depending on inclement weather. Please be aware that the school has the flexibility to add days to the school calendar.
We welcome parents and families at RBR! There are many ways you can become involved with our school. We have a great parent organization, the RBR BUC Backers, and membership is simple. You can locate the sign-up form in the new form section of our website. There are many opportunities to volunteer and participate. It is a great way to meet other RBR families.
RBR Parent Portal
Families can access student report cards and attendance through the Genesis Parent Portal on our school website. Sign up for the Portal can easily be accessed 24/7 through your computer and is safe and secure. We use the Portal for important notifications and information throughout the school year. All necessary paperwork may be found using a special tab on our school website.
We are looking forward to the Fall Sports Season with much anticipation. Opening day for Fall Sports is September 5th. Please mark your calendars for the RBR Homecoming Game on Friday, October 12th at 7:00 pm vs Holmdel. GO BUCS!
SOURCE /BUC Backer Foundation Bash
Let’s get ready for some football! On Friday, September 21th, The Source and BUC Backer Foundation will collaborate to kick off the season with an “under the lights” pre-game barbecue. Come out and support the BUCS as we team up against the Red Bank Catholic Caseys. Barbecue begins at 5:30pm-Game time 7pm.
Several years ago we began the tradition of honoring the athletic team with the highest GPA and awarding them with the Principal’s Cup. Last year we also added an additional award for the team with the most improved GPA. Stay tuned for this year’s seasonal winners and most improved team. Student athletes will be recognized at luncheons throughout the school year.
Federally Subsidized Breakfast and Lunch Program
An application for a free or reduced school meal program is viewable on our website. Families meeting the income guidelines for this program are encouraged to return a completed application as soon as possible to ensure delivery of services to your child. Families completing applications may expect applications to be processed within one week from the time of submission. Students will be responsible for their own meals during the processing period. If your child was receiving federally subsidized meals in June 2018, your child will continue to receive those meals through October 20, 2018. You must reapply by October 20th to potentially receive free/reduced priced meals after that date.
For additional information and/or assistance completing this application please call 732-842-8000, press 1 then 250, for assistance in Spanish please dial press 1 then 437. The high school office is open every day from 7:30am-2:30pm throughout the month of August. After September 1st the high school offices are open until 3:00pm.
Student ID Card
All students must have and carry their student ID. This card displays an individual barcode number for each student allowing students to use the card as a source of identification and as a means to borrow reference materials from the Media Center. In addition, the card serves as a personal debit card in the school cafeteria, eliminating the need for a student to carry cash to school. Please stress to your child the importance of keeping this card in a safe and secure place on their person at all times. There is a fee for card replacement. Parents can add money on line to your child’s lunch card through My School Bucks, it’s easy and convenient and may be accessed through our website www.rbrhs.org. Freshmen and transfer students are issued a photo ID card free of charge during the first week of school.
School Photos/Yearbook Portraits for Underclassmen – Senior Make-Ups
On September 11th and 12th yearbook pictures will be taken for freshman, sophomores and juniors. October 19th is the make-up date for seniors, and underclassman, both in the rear of the auditorium.
Military Recruiters - Federal Legislation Requirements/Exemptions
The law requires that districts receiving Federal funds must, upon request, provide military and college/university recruiters access to the names, addresses, and telephone listings of high school students. Parents and students, who wish to receive information from the military and/or colleges/universities, do not have to sign or return this form. If this form is not completed and returned, the district will provide the military and colleges/ universities, upon request, with the student’s name, address and telephone number. Forms are available in the Guidance office and on the school website.
Emergency Notification System
RBR uses Code Red to power the Two River Alert system. This system is used to inform you of emergency information and closings as well as other information related to school events. To ensure that you receive our messages you must go to the Parent section of the RBR website (www.rbrhs.org) and create a new account. If you wish to receive messages from more than one of our partners you will need to create separate accounts for each. We encourage everyone to register now so you do not miss important information or alerts.
All students receive a student handbook on the first day of school. Our handbook is available for review on our website. Take the time to review the handbook with your child. Students receive an overview of school policies by our Dean of Students during the first week of school. All students and parents/guardians are asked to sign an acknowledgement form stating that they have reviewed school policies. Several policies are also on our website.
Student Attendance and Absences
Parents and students are reminded that only 10 absences are allowed in a semester (1/2 year) and 20 in a full year, regardless of whether the absences are excused or not. Students in excess of 10 days in a semester or 20 in a full year will lose credit for their classes. They may have to attend summer school or repeat the grade in the next school year. Vacations are not allowed during the school year and will be recorded as unexcused absences. Parents are also reminded to always (1) contact the Attendance Office at 732-842-8000, press 1 then 270 on the first day of an absence, as well as (2) submit a note for their absence upon the return stating the reason. Parent notes for illnesses less than 3 days must state the “nature of illness” (symptoms). Illnesses lasting more than 3 days require a doctor note. Absences for Court, Motor Vehicle and College visit appointments require documentation only from those offices.
Students Excused Early for Appointments
Parents are reminded that if their child is being picked up early from school, the student must submit a note in writing before 7:30 a.m. from the parent stating the time of pick up, and the student must pick up an “Excused Early” pass from the Attendance Office to leave class at the specified pick up time and report back to the Attendance Office for the parent to sign them out. Students may be signed out ONLY by a parent or guardian listed on either the note given or on the Emergency Contact list. Under no circumstances may an 18-year old student sign out another sibling student.
The SOURCE @ Red Bank Regional High School 732-842-8000 press 1 then ext. 341
Performed Care/Children’s Mobile Response 1-877-652-7624
Monmouth Medical Center Crisis Response 732-923-6999