Link – Informational Letter to Families (August 17, 2015)
We Learn … We Grow … We Will Succeed.

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Calendar change:

Because of the warm and safe winter we have enjoyed so far (as of February 22nd), we are removing 3 Fridays from the school calendar. (March 4th, April 1st and April 8th.) We will NOT have school those days. Extra days were built into the calendar to help offset emergency closures, but we do not need to use them. There are no more Fridays on the school calendar through June.

Summer teacher/staff training event: August 4th through 6th, your school’s teachers and staff attended workshops as part of their preparation for the new year, and an innovative plan. The Leader in Me is a school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.

Important notes for all

RPA primarily operates on a 4-day school week. Five-day weeks may be infrequently woven in to the schedule to allow for unique scheduling needs. If a single-day holiday falls on a Monday, the school week becomes Tuesday through Friday. Our teacher in-service time is scheduled either after school hours or on non-school Fridays.

0659school-choice-bannerOngoing enrollment for the 2016-17 school year. The Lottery process for enrollment begins mid-February when all current families are e-mailed specific information along with a pre-enrollment notification form due in the office by the end of February. This form provides notice to us of plans for your current RPA scholar as well as any eligible siblings. (Returning the form noting intent to return – or registration – “holds the seat” for that scholar). The form notes we expect to receive the notice specific to every current-year student. Phase 2 opens approximately March 2nd. This phase begins inclusion of new scholars residing within the boundaries of Molalla River School District. Phase 3 begins approximately March 16th – and moves into open enrollment – no boundary limitations!! For additional information about enrollment and the Lottery Process, visit our Enrollment page. The first day of classes for the 2016-17 year: August 29th. Visit the Calendar page to view or print the 2016-2017 Calendar.

Board of Directors

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See the Board of Director’s website for additional information, agendas, summer and work-session schedules.

Unless otherwise noted on a calendar or agenda, RPA’s Board Meetings are open to the public. Parents and other members of the public are encouraged to attend either or both monthly Board’s meetings and be part of the decision-making process. Protocol regarding public comment may vary by board meeting type. RPA 2016-2017 Board Meetings are held at the Molalla Public Library). Public Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month with a 6:00 p.m. “Meet and Greet” and 6:30 p.m. Board Meeting. Public Work sessions are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m . Location TBD.

Molalla River School District’s board meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each Month at 7pm in the District Board Room (in the District Office Building behind Molalla Library). More information and their summer schedule can be found on their website. MRSD Public Work Sessions are generally held the 4th Thursday of each month.