• COVID 19 Update April 3rd

    Posted by Jeremy Milonas on 4/3/2020

    April 2, 2020

    Dear Families and Students,

    We hope everyone is well and holding up under the circumstances.  Please see below for important updates. Next week we will share details about assessing student work for the third marking period and the plans we have developed in the event we need to continue remote learning for the remainder of the year.

     

    Supporting RBR Families: These local charities are assisting families who have been negatively impacted by the crisis.  Please reach out if you need support and also consider making a donation if you can. We are all in this together.

     

    School Calendar: We are keeping our school calendar in place, even with the shift to remote learning.  Therefore, RBR will be in spring recess from Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 19. No work will be assigned over the break.  Everyone is encouraged to keep reading! (Please note that marking period three has been extended to April 9.)    

     

    SAT Administration: Because of the spring cancelations by the College Board, our current juniors will be sitting for the SAT in October of their senior year.  The specific date has not been determined yet but it will be administered during the school day as we had planned to do on April 28.   

     

    AP and IB Classes: Both the College Board and International Baccalaureate have established pathways to ensure that students participating in these programs can potentially earn college credit.  IB families should have received an update this week. AP has canceled the in-school tests, however, students will take a shortened 45-minute assessment on-line. We will be sending additional information soon.

     

    Designated Meeting Times: Students are reminded not to miss designated appointments for extra-help and “Google Meets.”  Our teachers are working hard to assist everyone and not showing up is disrespectful and inconsiderate.

     

    Health Office Update: Guardians and parents are asked to provide any medical notes they receive related to on-going injuries or a new diagnosis to our health office.  The information can be transmitted to us via: mail-Attn: Health Office 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver, NJ 07739; Fax-(732) 842-8000 or Email - drosenhaight@rbrhs.org.

     

    All the best to everyone.  If you have not seen it, please check out the school-wide message to students. Thanks to Mr. Carl Grillo and Ms. Karina Tedeschi for inspiration and implementation!  As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Louis Moore                                                                      Julius Clark
    Superintendent                                                                 Principal

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  • COVID 19 Update March 27th Audio

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/27/2020

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  • COVID 19 Update March 27th

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/27/2020

    March 27

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    We hope everyone is well as we continue to take on this unprecedented challenge together.  Our building remains closed but we are doing our best to ensure all our students are receiving the resources and support they need to excel.  Remote instruction cannot substitute for the richness of in-person learning, but we are very proud of the dedication and creativity of our teachers as well as the responsibility and maturity our students are demonstrating.

     

    Yesterday Governor Murphy stated that schools must remain closed at least until April 17.  While we will need to closely monitor developments over the coming weeks, it is possible that we might be able to reopen on Monday, April 20.  This can only occur with the approval of state and local authorities but let’s hope it happens. As always, we will continue to update everyone on our progress and our plans.

     

    We are working to ensure the virtual classes being implemented are aligned with our core curriculum and that students are receiving assessments, instruction, and learning experiences that are preparing everyone for future challenges.  In order to monitor and improve our remote learning program, we are asking all parents/guardians to complete this survey by Wednesday. April 1. In addition, in an effort to create greater structure and reduce stress, we are implementing subject-specific due dates:

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    No assignments due

    English, Science, World Language,
    B day electives

    Math, History, PE/Health,
    A Day electives

    English, Science, World Language,
    B day electives

    Math, History, PE/Health,
    A Day electives

     

     

    We also wanted to address some concerns specific to our seniors.  Right now the vast majority of our seniors have already met many of the graduation requirements mandated by New Jersey.  We are keeping our calendar in place and will award diplomas on June 18 to the Class of 2020.. At the present time, we are not sure about the status of the prom and other senior celebrations but we will do our best to make them happen.  You are a great class and deserve to experience these milestones with your classmates.

     

    Stay well everyone and we hope we are able to see you in the not too distant future. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.  

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  • COVID 19 Update March 20th

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/20/2020

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  • COVID 19 Update March 18th

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/18/2020

    March 18, 2020

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    This afternoon, we received a report from a staff member who has tested positive for COVID- 19.  At the present time, we are not sure how the staff member contracted the virus but do know the staff member began feeling symptoms on March 9. We can confirm that the staff member was not a direct teacher of the student who tested positive for COVID-19 and did not come into the building since the school was closed on Tuesday, March 10. 

     

    The Monmouth County Health Commission has been informed and they might be reaching out to students as they proceed with their investigation of those who had direct contact with the staff member.  Most important, please contact your primary care doctor or health care provider if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (i.e runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever).  

     

    We know this news will understandably raise additional concerns but it’s important not to let fear get the better of us.  As a school and community, we have responded to the outbreak with courage, common sense, and calm heads. We will continue to work together, take care of each other, and draw upon our many strengths as we work through the crisis.  Stay safe everyone and Go Bucs!

     

    Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support.  

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Louis Moore                                                                      Julius Clark
    Superintendent                                                                 Principal 

    Resources:

    Local information about COVID19 can be found at the Monmouth County Health Department website

    Reliable and timely updates are provided by the Center for Disease control at CDC.gov.  

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  • COVID 19 Update March 16th

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/16/2020

    March 16, 2020

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

     

    Thank you for your continuous support as we face this challenge together and move more in-depth with our Virtual School Plan.  Moving forward, we will be providing updates to families and students on a weekly basis.

     

    Communications

    • We anticipate that our main office will be available each day from 9 am to 1 pm to answer calls at 732-842-8000. If you require immediate assistance, school administration will also be available via email.
    • For any questions regarding lessons or academics, please contact the teacher as listed on the school website. 

     

    Breakfast & Lunch Services

    RBR is partnering with the Red Bank Borough School District to provide breakfast and lunch services to students in need. Please reference the information below.

    • FREE GRAB & GO Breakfast and Lunch FOR ALL RED BANK REGIONAL HS STUDENTS (***Students must be present to receive meals)

    • Two Central Locations

      • Red Bank Primary School - 222 River Street, Red Bank

      • Red Bank Middle School - 101 Harding Road, Red Bank

    • Hours of Operation:

      • Mondays: 9:00am-11:00am - 1 Breakfast & 1 Lunch

      • Tuesdays: 9:00am-11:00am - 2 Breakfasts & 2 Lunches

      • Thursdays: 9:00am-11:00am - 2 Breakfasts & 2 Lunch

     

    Virtual School Plan

     

    Staff Responsibilities & Student Assignments

    • Parents Guide to Google Classroom (currently being translated)
    • It is the expectation that teachers are making themselves available daily to support students during regular school hours (i.e. reviewing email and/or Google classroom on an hourly basis).
    • The assignments that were posted by Friday (3/13) should cover the week of 3/16.  By Friday (3/20), please post 2 new assignments for the following week. 
    • Students are essentially responsible for 16 lessons (2 per subject per week).   Be Mindful of the terms of the length, depth, and due dates for your assignments. 
    • Teachers will provide timely responses, within 24 hours when applicable, to students and families via email.

     

    Student Attendance/Check-Ins

    • The students will also have multiple digital check-in dates and times within all subject areas, including elective courses.  The digital meeting will begin today, 3/16/2020. 
    • Digital check-ins are MANDATORY for ALL STUDENTS
    • Students must email their teachers with any technical difficulties related to the specific subject.

     

    Survey and Online Accessibility

     

    Remember that closing school will only have the desired impact if everybody takes action to slow the spread of Covid19.  While young people are not in a high-risk group, they should not be congregating and everyone should be following CDC guidelines including social distancing techniques.

     

    Please continue to check the RBR website for additional resources and information.

     

    Thanks, everyone and stay safe!  

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  • COVID 19 Update March 13th

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/13/2020
    Dear Families and Students,
     
     
    I am writing to share this information with you.  I hope it is of assistance for your family in dealing the COVID-19 outbreak. 
     
     
    1.       Here is a statement from the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission with highly relevant guidelines for RBR families.  Please review carefully.  While young people are not in a high risk group, they should not be congregating outside of school and everyone should follow the CDC guidelines, including social distancing techniques.  Closing schools will only have the desired impact if everyone follows through on actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. English Spanish
     
     
    2.       As we transition for the present time to our Virtual School Plan, it’s important we maximize internet access.  Comcast has developed a low-cost internet plan that may be helpful to families.  Details are in the attached document.  Also, a reminder that all families should complete the internet access survey.  If your student has not completed the survey, please have them do so immediately.  Here is the survey link: RBR Internet Access Survey
     
     
     
    All the best to everyone as we work through these challenges together.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions for concerns.
     
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
     
    Louis B. Moore
    Superintendent
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  • COVID 19 Update March 12th

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/12/2020

    March 12

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    I wanted to extend my thanks for everyone for their support and cooperation during this challenging time.

     

    A reminder that all students, parents, and guardians should review the Virtual School Plan that was implemented today.  Although our students will not be attending school in person during the virtual school sessions, these days are counted by the NJ Department of Education as official school days. 

     

    Also, students should also complete the internet access survey that was sent via their school emails earlier this week.   

     

    All teachers have posted materials for students in their Google classrooms.  I am also pleased to report that students and teachers have started to use Google Hangouts and other applications for on-line support.

     

    Moving forward, we will continue to provide updates on a weekly basis or as relevant information becomes available.  Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about the Virtual School Plan or other school-related issues.  All the best to everyone.  Stay safe!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Louis Moore

    Superintendent

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  • Joint Statement From District Schools Regarding Response Plan to COVID19

    Posted by Jeremy Milonas on 3/11/2020

    March 11, 2020

     

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

    This afternoon there was a joint meeting including the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission (MCHRC), personnel from Riverview Medical Center, school personnel from Red Bank Regional, Little Silver, Shrewsbury, Red Bank Borough, and Red Bank Charter as well as town officials, OEM, police, and a legislative representative.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the newly discovered “presumptive positive” case of COVID-19 at RBR and the proactive plans for our communities moving forward.

     

    After consultation with the Monmouth County Regional Health Commision,“there is no recommendation to close any of the PK-8 sending school districts at this time.” 

     

    The Monmouth County Regional Health Commision will lead a proactive effort to identify “close contacts” of the “presumed positive” RBR student.  We are working in conjunction with the local school districts, the MCRHC, and local hospitals who are working directly with local physicians. We expect to have mitigation discussions on a daily basis. 

     

    Limiting the impact of COVID-19 will require a shared response from everyone.  We will continue to provide updates and information. Families should continue to consult these resources for information and advice.

     

     

    As this issue is both uncharted and developing, we will continue to provide information as it becomes available.  

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Louis B. Moore

    Superintendent

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  • COVID 19 UPDATE – 3/11/2020

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 3/11/2020

    March 11, 2020

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    We are writing to update everyone on our response to meeting the COVID-19 challenge.

     

    As you are aware, on Monday, March 9, it was reported that a resident of Little Silver tested “presumed positive” for COVID-19. The resident has a sibling who attends RBR.

     

    As a precaution, RBR closed on Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11. During this time, the school administrative team met to develop an emergency virtual school plan (VSP) to ensure the continuity of our instructional program. In addition, our custodial staff has thoroughly re-cleaned and disinfected the entire building.  We have also been in regular contact with the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, and a meeting with local and school officials has been scheduled for this afternoon.

     

    Starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, we will transition to our virtual school instructional plan until further notice.  Although our students will not be attending school in person during the virtual school sessions, these days are counted by the NJ Department of Education as official school days. Extra-curricular activities and sports are suspended for the present time but we will update you as soon as possible.

     

    All families and students should review the VPS plan linked here. Each student MUST check  their “Google Classrooms” for each of their respective classes. 

     

    All assignments will appear within the Google Classroom.

     

    We thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our administrative team.

     

    Dr. Louis Moore, Superintendent lmoore@rbrhs.org 

    Julius Clark, Principal jclark@rbrhs.org

    Robert Donohoe, Assistant Principal rdonohoe@rbrhs.org

    Erin Pinto, Supervisor of Special Services epinto@rbrhs.org 

    Carly M. Londrigan, Dir. of Counseling and Health Services clondrigan@rbrhs.org

    Lisa Boyle, Supervisor of VPA, Finance, & Early Childhood lboyle@rbrhs.org

    Thomas McDonough, Supervisor, English, History, ELL tmcdonough@rbrhs.org

    David Fusco, Supervisor of STEM dfusco@rbrhs.org

    Suzanne Keller, Supervisor of the SOURCE skeller@rbrhs.org

    Alan Choback, Dean of Students and Phys.Ed/Health achoback@rbrhs.org 

     

    Limiting the impact of COVID-19 will require a shared response from everyone so please continue to follow the guidelines developed by the CDC and other experts.  As always, we face this challenge from a position of strength. We will emerge from it stronger than ever. Go Bucs and stay well!  

     

    Sincerely,

    Louis Moore                                  Julius Clark
    Superintendent                             Principal

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