WELCOME to Redbank Valley’s Title I
Online Parent Resource Center!

Involved Parents Make a Difference!

Click here to view Redbank Valley School District's Elementary Schools Compacts and Policies

As a Title I parent, you are encouraged to become an active participant in your child’s education. There are many ways for you to do this. A great way to start is to attend open houses along with other school events. These offer opportunities to get to know teachers and other parents in a relaxed atmosphere. You can also volunteer in the school, classroom or PTA. Most importantly keep in touch with your child’s classroom teacher, Title I teacher, and other school staff throughout the year. Call, write notes, send e-mails and be sure to attend parent/teacher conferences.

Another way that you can help your child is to work with him/her at home. We have provided several links that explain the reading process and provide you with activities and ideas to use with your child at home. Click on any of the resource links below to learn more.

Create a Family Reading Habit

Build Reading Skills and Comprehension

Instill a Love of Reading in Your Child

Motivate a Struggling Reader

Make Read-Alouds Come to Life!

Connect Reading to Real Life

 cyber safety

Here at Redbank Valley School District we strive on keeping our students safe.  Below are a few helpful links to websites with suggestions on internet safety.

 
* Safe Kids: Aimed at mostly younger children up to pre-teens; appropriate “rules” for online use vary by age, maturity of the child and family values (updated June 2013).
(Focuses on Children K - 6th Grade)
 
* The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation): Focuses on internet safety for younger students, explaining about trust issues and always telling your parents.
(Focuses on Children K - 6th Grade)
 
* Kids Health from Nemours: Contains many different links on a wide variety of topics for your younger child all the way through the teenage years. Some of the topics include internet safety laws, cyber bullying, protecting your child from strangers online, and many more.
(Focuses on Children K - 12th Grade)
 
* National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: Explains how the internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Yet, along with offering a fascinating and new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks.
(Focuses on Children K - 12th Grade)
 
* Protect Kids: Focuses on internet safety issues from young children up to teens.  They explain how parents can become empowering and even when and how you should report a cyber crime.
(Focuses on Children K - 12th Grade)
 
The Intel® Security Digital Safety Program: Provides educators and families the tools they need to empower kids to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online.
(Focuses on Children K - 12th Grade)
 

Redbank Valley Curriculum

As soon as the curriculum was written and aligned to the PA Standards in 2002, the teachers in the Redbank Valley School District began creating curriculum maps. The maps are a representation of the content and/or skills that are covered in each course over a period of one school year. It is a calendar-based (monthly) "map" of what will be taught in all subject areas, at each grade level, at generally consistent times in each school year. Similar to a road map, a curriculum map shows where students are, where they've been, and where they are going in each course throughout the district.

The purpose of curriculum mapping is to:

  • Communicate with teachers, students, and parents the content that is being covered in the classroom.
  • Increase student achievement.
  • Curriculum analysis & decision making
  • Align curriculum and assessment to state standards.
  • Identify gaps and redundancies in instruction.
  • Implement an effective way to share curriculum information.
  • Improve communication and consistency from one teacher to the next, both within and between grade levels.
  • K-12 perspective- provides the big picture of the district to all stakeholders.

All maps represent a work in progress. They are not permanent and are continuously reviewed and revised as needed in an effort to refine and improve the curriculum throughout the district.

For teachers and administrators, curriculum maps are a useful tool. As data on student achievement is analyzed, curriculum maps have already pinpointed areas of weakness and have been adjusted according to our needs. For example, recent PSSA's indicated weak performance in certain math skills. When reviewing the map, it was evident that those skills were taught after the test administration. The map was revised to realign those skills are now they are taught prior to taking the test.

Curriculum maps will also be a useful tool for parents. Our maps will allow parents to see a brief glance at what their child will be taught in each course.

Redbank Valley School District used and adapted the work of Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs to guide the curriculum mapping process. Her book, Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K–12 (1997) provides an overview of the process.

The district's curriculum maps are available for public use. You may access them by selecting one of the links below.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum, please contact Mrs. McCauley, Director of Education at 814-275-2424 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

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