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 Superintendent's Message

I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer, and I want to personally welcome you back to a new school year, which is always a very exciting time for students, parents and educators.

As we begin the 2014-15 school year, I encourage every student and parent to embrace the opportunity to make this a “Positive” school year. Take time to enjoy the excitement that surrounds the start of a new year.

Parents, please pay close attention to the information that your child brings home for your review. Complete and sign all forms that ask for a parent’s signature and promptly return them to the school.

The summer has been a busy time for all RISD staff who has worked hard to prepare for this exciting new school year. Teachers and administrators have been attending instructional workshops and training during the summer months, working hard to meet the diverse educational needs of all our students.

Starting a new year takes a phenomenal amount of work on the part of all RISD employees. In the weeks prior to the school doors opening, teachers are busy setting up their classrooms, while principals focus on all the details involved in beginning a new year.

Results recently released by the state rank Rotan Public Schools as Met Standard. Our HS was Met Standard, our JH was Met Standard with 2 Performance Stars and our Elementary was IR. IR is an Improvement Required designation. We have already put a plan in place to meet these requirements and improve student success for the upcoming school year.

Just because a school does not meet standard does not mean the staff did not work just as hard as those in other schools. Teachers and administrators at those schools are just as dedicated, the students are just as conscientious and the parents are just as supportive.

My request to the community is to first of all ensure every student’s regular attendance and, secondly, be supportive of our schools. Become involved in the education of our students throughout the school year.

If we all work together, we can make this a successful year of learning, further helping us to accomplish the RISD mission of being “Committed to Children, Dedicated to Excellence.”
Please accept my best wishes for this new school year.


Lindy Robinson, Superintendent