Three Hundred Nineteen. This is the number of students at RMB that were in the Green for Attendance in September.
Four Hundred and Six. This is the number of students that attend RMB.
I want you to imagine what school could and would be like if each student was able to be in the green for attendance every month. The impact of instruction. The opportunity to receive in-the-moment feedback frequently. The strength in relationships with peers and staff. The list goes on.
Attendance isn’t the responsibility of one, it is the responsibility of us all! Students, teachers, support staff, families, and community members. At school, you will see reminders in our entrance, hallways, offices and classrooms reinforcing the importance of good attendance. You will hear conversations with students welcoming them each day and offering support when absences have occurred. You will see staff reaching out to families to see if there are obstacles that are preventing regular attendance and offering to work together to find solutions. Attendance Matters.
At RMB, we want to work with any families that are finding it hard to be in the green. This month we will be personally contacting each family where attendance was not in the green. We will be doing this as a gesture of support. A way to let you know that you are not alone and that we are here to help, to problem solve, and to work together to create a plan that will support regular attendance for your child(ren).
We are here to be your partners with a common goal of having each student at RMB feel success!
Mrs. A. Balkwill, Principal