Superintendent of Schools – Wow, where did June go? June is a busy month for everyone and we have made it to the last few days of the 2017/18 school year. I appreciate the Herculean efforts made by our RVS family. We opened two and a half new schools this past fall. Our students and communities benefited from countless volunteer hours given by our staff for performances, field trips, sporting events, and so many other events. People worked on numerous committees giving their time and knowledge to help others. We engaged in meaningful professional learning in a variety of different forms. We continued to work hard to ensure that learners are successful, engaged and supported.

No matter what your title is, where you work, or how long you have been with RVS… you are making a difference. Unfortunately, I do not get to say ‘thank you’ enough, but I want you to know that I appreciate you and your efforts.

To those completing your last few days with RVS, thank you for your contributions! Whether you are retiring, moving to another school division or waiting for the next position, thanks! It is the people in RVS that make us great. I wish you the very best in your next challenge or in getting the next contract.

With almost 2,500 of us on staff, life brings many challenges over the year. Thoughts are with any team member who had a tough year for whatever reason. I continue to be impressed when I see our RVS family rally around a fellow teammate who may be struggling. I hope everyone’s 2018/19 school year is great.

Some teams are getting ready for the summer break, while others are ramping up for their busiest season of the year. Whether you are off for summer vacation soon or ramping up, I wish you a great, safe and joyous summer. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, so you can enjoy our wonderful surroundings. Enjoy time with friends and family, finish that series that you only got halfway through over the winter, float down a river, and make time to do what you enjoy.

Thank you to each and every one of you for your contributions to our communities, students, families and organization. You are making a difference in the lives of others and we are all better for it. Take care!



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