• February 2018


    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    We have reached the mid-point in the school year. The year is quickly progressing and it is very important to take time to talk with your child about grades and student progress. Our school counselors and teachers are available to address any concerns. The Parent Portal provides quick access to your child’s academic performance.


    This time of the year we participate in the New Jersey Educator of the Year and Educational Services Professional selection process.  I want to share with you some of the kind words offered by parents, students and staff about our teachers. Each and every day at Red Bank Regional our classrooms are centers for lively academic inquiry and student driven learning, as our staff dedicates themselves to ensuring each student has the opportunity for success, both in the classroom and in the larger global society. This school year, Red Bank Regional has the distinct honor of  recognizing  two  dedicated  professionals for these  prestigious  awards.  Mr. Olsen, a Special Education teacher, has been recognized as our Educator of the Year. His work as a social studies teacher and as a coach has been exemplary.  Mrs. Mondaca, one of our Source clinicians, has served as a counselor and an advocate for countless students. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Olsen, our Educator of the Year and Mrs. Mondaca, our Educational Services Professional of the Year.


    Next month at a Board of Education meeting we will recognize our National Merit Scholars, as well as our students who have earned an Academic Varsity Letter. National Merit Scholars are those students who are the highest performers on the PSAT. Our Academic Varsity Letter winners achieved high honor roll all four marking periods of the previous school year. Special recognition will also be awarded to our current seniors recognized as AP Scholars, achieving high scores on multiple AP exams.


    This year we have reinstated midyear assessments. Please review the dates and times listed within this bulletin. 
    As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions or thoughts you may have regarding our school community.  I may be reached by phone or email and welcome your comments and suggestions. Follow my Twitter account @PrincipalClay for daily tweets about our school community.





    Risa Clay


    Risa Clay
    Principal 732-842-8000 x 1-210

    RBRHS will be closed February 16 and 19 in observance of President’s Day Weekend
    GO BUCS!



















    Students report to class for Exam One at 7:35am     
    Exam One scheduled for 7:35am to 9:30am              

    Students report to class for Exam Two at 9:40am
    Exam Two scheduled for 9:40am to 11:35am

    Parents should note that midterm exams will be administered over four days.  There will be an 11:35am dismissal on all exam days. 

    Absences and Make-up Exam Procedures


    Students are expected to be in attendance at the time and on the date specified for their exams. In the event a student is absent for a valid reason (illness, death in the family, etc) he/she MUST report to the Attendance Office on the next day and submit a note from his/her parent or guardian explaining the reason for the absence. Students will not be permitted to schedule a make-up exam unless they are issued a “Clearance Note” from the Attendance Office.

    PARCC Administration


    The PARCC assessment will be administered over six half days during the testing window from April 18th  - April 25th.   Students grades 9 - 11 will be tested in English Language Arts.  Students grade 9-12 will be tested if enrolled in an Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 mathematics course.

    The general schedule will be as follows:

    April 18-20: 7:35-11:35   All Juniors will report for testing. Freshmen with last names A-L report for testing.
    7:35-11:35  Seniors and Sophomores report to class. Freshmen with the last names M-Z report to  
    classes on a half-day schedule.

    April 23-25: 7:35-11:35  All Sophomores will report for testing. Freshmen with the last names last names M-Z
    report for testing.
    7:35-11:35  Seniors and Juniors report to class. Freshmen with the last names A-L report to classes
    on a half-day schedule.

    *The length of the testing day for students with extended time may exceed published times

    Make-up testing: April 26, 30, and May 1st during the school day


    RBR School Counseling Update


    Post-secondary planning and scheduling conferences for grades nine through eleven have already begun. These meetings are a wonderful opportunity to plan for the next academic year, discuss college and career planning with your student’s School Counselor. If you have not yet signed up for an appointment, please do so via the parent portal or call 732-842-8000 ext.1-251 or 1-214 to arrange a meeting time.


    Educator of The Year and Educational Services Professional


    Please join me in congratulating Mr. Brad Olsen, Special Services Teacher, Red Bank Regional’s Educator of the Year, and Mrs. Marisol Mondaca, SOURCE Clinician, Red Bank Regional’s Educational Services Professional.  Each year it is our honor to choose, by committee, one teacher and one educational professional who exemplifies excellence in their field.  Mr. Olsen and Mrs. Mondaca follow in the tradition of RBR educators who have demonstrated their expertise and caring both in and out of the classroom, as evidenced by student success and outstanding contributions to the RBR community.


    Black History Month Celebration


    On the morning of February 1, we will celebrate Black History Month with two assembly programs. This year’s featured speaker will be Jerome Roundtree, RBR graduate. Mr. Roundtree is extremely active in the Red Bank community. He will share his story with our students.  Jerome will be joined by RBR’s Performing Arts students in an inspiring assembly program. Our Multicultural Club has worked diligently to plan this month’s program.


    The Source Foundation


    Fashion Show


    The Source Foundation will be hosting a Fashion Show to benefit the Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Fund for Latino students.  This event will be held at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, Sunday, February 11, 12pm-3pm.  Tickets are $55 per person and are available through Eventbrite at www.thesourcefashionshow2018.eventbrite.com. For more details, please contact Suzanne Keller at skeller@rbrhs.org.


    Casino Night Event


    The Source Foundation is hosting its 8th Annual Casino Night Event, Saturday, March 24th, at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank.  Your $125 per person admission includes: two hour open bar-beer and wine only, dinner buffet, $50 casino chips, entertainment and raffle basket auction.  Tickets are available online through Eventbrite at www.TheSourceCasinoNight2018.eventbrite.com. For more details, please contact Suzanne Keller at skeller@rbrhs.org


    Freshman Academy Update


    Project Write Now, a Red Bank non-profit, will be offering a reflective writing workshop to freshman students in their Global Citizenship classes. The Resiliency Project is designed to strengthen essential skills for resiliency, academic achievement, and well-being in students. Research has shown that with brief concentrated writing about values and why they are important, students’ grades, overall health, emotional wellness, and interpersonal skills all increased.


    Chinese New Year


    In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: gold, wood, water, fire, and earth. The dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac. You are a Dog Chinese zodiac animal if you are born in one of these years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or 2018.  The year of 2018 meets the element of earth, so 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Chinese New Year in 2018 begins Friday 16, 2018.

    Winter Sports News 




    Patriot Invitational (Secaucus High School) Team Finished in Second Place
    Finn Smith (126)
    Sam Goldzweig (152)
    Edison Quesada (220)

    Second Place
    Luke Devine (138)
    Vincent DeLorenzi (182)

    Third Place
    Rey Elcano (113)

    Edison Classic Results

    Sam Goldzweig (152)

    Second Place
    Finn Smith (126)

    Third Place
    Edison Quesada (220)

    BUC Classic Results

    Sam Goldzweig (152




    Girls Swimming

    • Record 6-0, currently undefeated in the division
    • Girls Swim team finished 6th overall at Monmouth County Championships
    • Jordan Sandoz broke the school record in the 100 butterfly, finished 2nd overall in the 100 fly, and 4th in the 200 IM
    • Eleven girls have qualified for the Shore Conference Meet


    Boys Swimming

    • Record 5-1, currently undefeated in the division
    • Boys Swim Team finished 4th overall at Monmouth County Championship
    • Andrew Hall finished 2nd in the 100 breaststroke and, 5th in the 100 fly
    • Ten boys have qualified for the Shore Conference Meet
    • Andrew Hall, (1 of 13 boys in NJ)  named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American


    Boys’ Bowling Team

    • Brandon Vuong has a season high score of 200. 

    Girls’ Bowling Team

    • Currently third place in the division


    Boys’ Indoor Track

    Monmouth County Relay Championship Meet:

    • The Boys Distance Medley team placed 6th (Teddy Purdon, Brycen Greco, Danny Vega, and Tyler Schwinn)
    • The Boys 4x200m Relay Team placed 3rd (Seamus Cochrane, Brycen Greco, Shane Mehr, Gabe Kroll)
    • The Boys 4x400m Relay Team placed 4th (Danny Vega, Alex Terody, John Tuohy, and Shane Mehr)
    • Shot Put Relay of Brendan Loftus and Richard Kane combined for 2nd place


    Girls’ Indoor Track
    Monmouth County Relay Championship Meet:

    • Tiaunna Macon and Kristin Dingelstedt combined for 3rd place in the Shot Put Relay.



    VPA Events

    February 23         NAHS Art Auction - 7pm, Media Center
    April 11               Emmas - Middle School Drama Recognition Awards - 7pm, Auditorium
    April 13                Spring Band Concert – 7pm, Auditorium


    The Red Bank Regional Theatre Company Presents


    Into the Woods

    March 22, 23, 24, 7:00pm
    March 25, 3:00pm
    (For ticket information please call 732-842-8000, ext. 1227 or visit our website for ticket purchase through My School Bucks)