Rhinebeck BOE Schedules "Coffee with the Board" Program for Tues, Dec. 4, 2018 (CLS from 9 - 10 am; BMS/RHS from 7 - 8 pm), with a Focus on Student Social and Emotional Wellness
Please join members of the Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education and Superintendent Joseph Phelan for the first of this year's "Coffee with the Board" sessions, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. These “Coffee Hours” will be held at the Chancellor Livingston Elementary School Community Room from 9:00 to 10:00 am, and at the Bulkeley Middle School/Rhinebeck High School Library from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. All interested individuals are invited.
The Board is interested in speaking with members of the community about the future of Rhinebeck's schools, with a specific focus on December 4th on the topic of student social and emotional wellness. Related to that focus, one of the Board's goals for the 2018-19 school year is as follows:
"Student Social and Emotional Wellness: The Board of Education will review the school climate survey data collected in 2017-18 and 2018-19 to assess the status of the social and emotional wellness of the District’s children, will review and support a multi-year plan to assess and extend the improvement of student social and emotional health, and will receive periodic progress reports during the school year regarding the implementation of activities to improve student social and emotional wellness to date."
The BOE needs your thinking about what works well at our schools now, and what we should consider for the coming years regarding student social and emotional health. This is an opportunity to learn from each other and to think together about our future and that of our children. Please attend and help us shape our school community, and specifically our children's social and emotional wellness, for the coming years.
The Rhinebeck Central School Board of Education “coffee hours” are held several times each year, both in the morning and in the evening in order to accommodate the busy schedules of our community members. These informal opportunities for discussion with Board of Education members are open to parents, students, and other members of the community. Several members of the Board of Education will attend each of the two “coffee hours” on a given day to meet with their fellow community members and to hear and discuss the public’s ideas and thoughts about the District’s schools, programs, and services in a casual, relaxed setting over coffee, tea, and light refreshments.