Randolph Public Schools
40 Highland Ave
Randolph MA 02368
School Contact Numbers
RHS 781-961-6220RCMS 781-961-6243Donovan 781-961-6248JFK 781-961-6211Lyons 781-961-6252Young 781-961-6256
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
|Welcome Message from the Superintendent
Dear Randolph Students, Parents, Community and Supporters,
I am both thrilled and honored to have been given the privilege to serve as the Superintendent of Randolph Public Schools. I feel fortunate to be a part of a community with such a rich tradition made up of compassionate and hard-working people. I am very excited to be back in New England after growing up a little over an hour away in East Hartford, CT where I completed more of my schooling before graduating from Phillips Academy in Andover. I attended the University of Rhode Island and then went on to Howard University in Washington, DC, for graduate school. As we get to know one another, you will learn that I value every individual and that every voice is important as WE focus on the education of ALL our young people. (click link to read all)
Juniors and Seniors: IT Essentials and Network Fundamentals courses
We are pleased to again offer our students IT and Cisco Networking courses as we continue to develop a stronger STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program with our Massasoit Community College partners. The course is taught by a Massasoit professor at RHS.
*IT Essentials (Course 102542) Grades 11-12*
Covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Couse is taken in conjunction with Network Fundamentals (Course 101022) and College Readiness Math.
Interested students entering 11th and 12th grade are encouraged to contact their guidance counselors. The Guidance office is open on Wednesdays throughout the summer.
Students in the program may earn college credits upon successfully completing the course. Completing all four modules will prepare the student for the Cisco certification that is nationally recognized in the workplace.
Integrated Preschool Program - Screenings
Integrated Preschool Program - Screenings
PRESCHOOL at the JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL will be holding Screenings for 3 and 4 year-old Peer Partners for the 2014-2015 School Year Integrated Preschool Program. These are Half Day classes. There is a Tuition Charge. Please call Mrs. Sue Reuter at 781-961-6211 x 517 to schedule an appointment.
RPS Summer Music Program
Join the RPS Music Faculty for another summer of Exciting Music Making!
Who: Randolph Public School students who are currently in grades 4-8 and are active members of their school Band or Chorus
What: a 2-week summer program packed with fun and exciting music!
** Band Students - Private Lessons, Chamber Music, Concert Band, Instrument Boot Camp, Theory & Composition, 8th Grade Marching Skills, ** Show Choir Students, Private Lessons, Vocal Technique, Drum Circles, Show Choir
Summer Reading Lists
Your summer reading lists can be found here on the web, your child's school and at the Turner Free Public Library. ** Some grade lists include The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, 1984 by George Orwell. **Students entering Grades 1-5 are required to participate in Summer Reading. The following is a list of suggested
genres of books available at the Turner Free Library. Please read for 15 minutes every day, fill out the summer reading
log, and complete the story summary and art project for your grade level described in this packet. Completed work is
to be turned into your child’s teacher the first week of school. Students will present their work in their classroom
AND receive a free ticket for the fall dance (with a DJ!) in their building!!
JFK Welcomes New Principal
Message from Asst. Supt. Darcy Fernandes:
On behalf of the Randolph Public Schools, I am happy to announce the appointment of David Brown to the principal position at JFK. Mr. Brown comes to us from Boston Public Schools where he has been a vice principal for over ten years. He is currently in a Doctoral program and has been recognized for his work in curriculum development in mathematics, family engagement work, and behavior management.
Anonymous Bullying Reporting Forms
Students, parents and members of the Randolph community can anonymously report bullying by completing a complaint form at the link, above. There are permanent links to these form on our "For Students," "For Parents," and "For Staff" website tabs, and on each school site. Reports will be forwarded to the Randolph Public Schools District Equity Officer and to the appropriate principal for investigation. Though reports may be made anonymously, the more information the administration receives in a report, the more helpful that report is. There is room on this reporting form for a reporter to include his or her name and contact information, and it is helpful to receive reports that include this information. RPS will fully investigate all reports, anonymous or otherwise, and will notify parents of both the target and the aggressor, as required by law. However, no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
Integrated Preschool Program - screenings.
PRESCHOOL AT JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL will be holding Screenings for 3 and 4 year-old Peer Partners for the 2014-2015 School Year Integrated Preschool Program. These are Half Day classes. There is a Tuition Charge. Please call Mrs. Sue Reuter at 781-961-6211 x 517 to schedule an appointment.
Helping Kids Combat Stranger Danger
Click the above link for tips to share with your children.
Kids! Remember that: People who look friendly are NOT always necessarily nice! Be alert and aware and KEEP SAFE by knowing these safety tips! • Memorize and know your name, address, phone number and parents cell number. • Use the buddy system. Don’t walk anywhere alone. Walk with a friend to have more fun. • Trust your instincts – if you feel you are being followed or something is not right, get help immediately or go someplace safe. • Always tell your parents where you are going and call them when you get there. • Don't take shortcuts through the woods, a back street or empty lot. • Do not get close to strangers. Take 3 steps back and make room to get away. Many more... click the above link.
Reminder to RHS students:
If you forgot your login to your Office 365 account have your homeroom teacher or one of your subject teachers send a reset request to the IT department.
Store your homework & classwork on your SkyDrive, run the entire Office 2013 suite free directly from your online account, collaborate with classmates, access your class sites, ... This is the same system you will see when entering colleges around Massachusetts. A great head start.
- RPS IT Department
Guide to the Randolph Public Schools for Families and Students
Guide to the Randolph Public Schools for Families and Students contains important contact info for all schools, calendars and important dates, policies and procedures, Code of Discipline, programs & services, and much more. Do a quick scan of the first few pages and you will quickly see how it is worth downloading and/or printing this out. Click the link above.
Office 365 accounts for high school students
What can Office 365 do?
• First off it is free!
• It will get our students accustomed to the Office 365 service offered at many colleges such as Harvard, Yale, Wentworth, Bridgewater, all the U Mass colleges, Lesley U , all colleges of the Fenway, …
• Students can connect to their Office 365 accounts from anywhere and from many different devices.
• Each student has their own email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Each student has 7GB of online storage space that will soon be increased to 25 GB. (homework, classwork, projects, …)
• Students can create Office documents (Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Access 2013) directly online with just a click of a mouse!
• If a student has an account and has an internet connection at home, friend’s house, public library, school, … they all have the Office suite available for free!
• Teachers can add active student accounts to a teacher/class site
Randolph Public Schools Recognized Nationally for Schools’ Music Education Efforts
Named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education, District Heralded for Support of Music Education! The NAMM Foundation recently recognized the Randolph Public Schools for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. Randolph was one 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction.
In its 14th year, Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.
The BCME survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the University of Kansas. Click the above link for the full press release.
RHS Freshman Academy
The Freshman Academy is being launched this year with the support of a grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation, to ensure that all of our students succeed. One of the most important elements of this work is to increase family and community involvement in our schools. The Freshman Academy program strives to establish a strong home-school connection. Please feel free to invite other community members to join the group.