Welcome Back RBES!

Dear Running Brook Families,

We hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer and that you had a relaxing and wonderful break!  We are delighted that you will be a part of our amazing learning community.  We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence and we are looking forward to working with you in partnership.  A strong school community is one where we can work together.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. While things will look different than last August & September, the RBES staff has created plans for an amazing school year.  Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your children.  Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files.  Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning our school to ensure it is beautiful when students and staff return to the building.   

Farewell: “Once a Panther, Always a Panther” 

Due to some changes in our staffing allocation we have said farewell to a few of our RBES staff members from last school year. Please join me in wishing the following staff members the best of luck in their new placements:

Amanda Westcott: Ms. Westcott will be teaching first grade at Rockburn ES this year.

Anna Lipinski: Ms. Lipinski will be teaching art at Cedar Lane this year.

Marla Ord: Mrs. Ord will be a special education paraeducator at Deep Run ES. 


New Staff

Each year brings positive change and this includes additions to our staff.  This year we only have one new staff member and we are excited to welcome, Ms. Amanda Hendershot, to the RBES family. Ms. Hendershot will be our 0.4 art teacher this school year.


Baby News

RBES is excited to welcome Mrs. Adam’s baby boy on August 25th. She and her husband are excited to meet the newest addition to their family.  

Once we have a substitute secured for Mrs. Adam we will inform the community.


Student Placement

A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2020-2021 school year.  Careful consideration was given to each student’s placement based on the previous teacher’s recommendation, assessment scores, and reading/math levels. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially.  Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher.  It is expected that all staff works hard to make school a positive experience for all students. 


Class Placement Notification

Back to school is one of the most exciting times of the school year!  You can find out who your child’s teacher will be this year by completing your Family File online to input your emergency contact information.  

All RBES teachers will send an email to their homeroom students on Tuesday, September 1st  @ 3:00pm


Family File

Every year HCPSS parents must complete a Family File for each child. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab on the left and then clicking on Family File.

Once logged in, you will be asked to update or provide the following information:

  •  Student Information
  •  Parent/Guardian Contact
  •  Emergency Contacts
  •  Medical Information
  •  Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
  •  Photo Approval
  •  Data Confidentiality
  •  PTA/PTSA Directory

Information and Application for Free and Reduced Meals

HCPSS participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs which provide families with significant benefits to help save money. Qualification is based on family size and income, and enrollment is confidential. All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can get free meals regardless of income, and students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.  If financial circumstances have changed for your family due to Covid-19, please check to see if you are eligible to participate in the Free and Reduced Meals program.

Families currently eligible must submit a new application each year.

For more information and to apply on-line.  Click here.

The HCPSS website provides a list of the benefits provided to children who are eligible for FARMs.

Grade Level Schedules

Please use the following link to check out what your child’s day will look like between September 8, 2020 - January 28,2021. At our orientations and Back to School Nights we will review the schedules in more detail. 


Materials Drop-Off & Pick-Up

RBES staff will have a materials collection and distribution set up September 1st - September 3rd. Mrs. Spivey has done a fabulous job of organizing this drive thru opportunity for our families and she will be sharing specific details with families by the end of next week. Below you will find the dates and times for families to drop off and pick up materials. It is organized by the first letter of your child’s last name.  

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 26, 2020:

  • Dreambox & Lexia Core Family Night for K families and families new to RBES: 5:30pm
  • Dreambox & Lexia Core Family Night for returning students in grades 1 - 5: 6:30pm

Google meet code: rbes-parentinfo-august26

Tuesday, September 1, 2020: 

  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 9:30 - 11:30am for students with last names ending in A - H
  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 1:00 - 3:00pm for students with last names ending in P - Z

Wednesday, September 2, 2020: 

  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 9:30 - 11:30am for students with last names ending in I - O 
  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 1:00 - 3:00pm for students with last names ending in A - H
  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 5:30 - 7:30pm for students with last names ending in M - Z

Thursday, September 3, 2020: 

  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 9:30 - 11:30am for students with last names ending in P - Z 
  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 1:00 - 3:00pm for students with last names ending in  I - O
  • Material Drop-Off & Pick-Up: 5:30 - 7:30pm for students with last names ending in A - L


Friday, September 4, 2020:

  • RECC Orientation - 8:30 - 9:00am
  • K Orientation - 9:30 - 10:00am
  • Grade 1 Orientation - 10:30 - 11:00am
  • Grade 2 Orientation - 11:30 - 12:00pm
  • Grade 3 Orientation - 12:30 - 1:00pm
  • Grade 4 Orientation - 1:30 - 2:00pm
  • Grade 5 Orientation - 2:30 - 3:00pm


Tuesday, September 8, 2020:


***Students should be logged on and ready to go at 9:00am.*** 


September 21, 2020: 

Back to School Night:  RECC @ 5:30pm & Kindergarten @ 6:30pm

September 22, 2020: 

Back to School Night:  Grade 1 @ 5:30pm & Grade 2 @ 6:30pm

September 23, 2020: 

Back to School Night:  Grade 3 @ 5:30pm & Grade 4 @ 6:30pm

September 24, 2020: 

Back to School Night:  Grade 5 @ 5:30pm & GT Information Session @ 6:30pm

While we know this school year will look like no other year we have ever experienced please know that the excitement to see the students and to get started in September is at the same level as always and we know this year will be memorable for so many reasons!

We look forward to seeing everyone September 1st - 4th for the material drop-offs, pick-ups, and the grade level orientations. 


Anthony J Esposito, Principal


Friday, August 14, 2020 (All day)