Riverbend is a Title I school. Title I is the largest federal aid program for our nation’s schools. The goals of a Title I school are to provide a high-quality education for every child, provide additional instruction to students needing extra help, and involve parents and family members in their child’s education.
Title I status is determined by the number of students that are on free and reduced lunch. Currently approximately 40% of our students qualify for this support. This year, all Haywood County Schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP provides breakfast and lunch at no cost for every student, so families do not have to complete an application to qualify. USDA covers the cost of the meals for ALL students. Our Title I eligibility will be based on previous years free and reduced lunch data.
Riverbend continues to perform as the Number 1 Title I schools in the state. We believe that we are able to accomplish this high level of success because of the great support that we receive from our parents and community. We also believe that hard working students and teachers equal high achievement as well.
We sincerely want to thank you for your tremendous support and for the work that you do daily with your children. We want to take this time to suggest a few ways for you to be involved:
- Attend school events
- Attend parents-teacher conferences
- Visit the classroom
- Join Riverbend’s parent volunteer group, Panther PAC
We want to take this time to introduce our Title I staff. Riverbend is very fortunate to have several retired teachers on staff, who together, represent over 100 years of teaching experience.
- Connie Allen
- Susie Nassis
- Sharon Ross
- Sandy Suarez
Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in any way. We look forward to working with you and having a great year!