Trying to keep students reading, the Riverbank Unified School District distributed books to the youth in the community on Monday, April 13. Distributions were hosted at California Avenue Elementary, Cardozo Middle School, and Riverbank Language Academy. With school closed down for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year students have been doing work online or from packets at home.
As families grabbed their free meals for students on Monday morning, they stopped by the table of books at each school site to select some reading material for the specific age range of their kids as well. There were books in English and Spanish and the youngsters will be allowed to keep the books. The variety of books available included short simple stories and more intensive books for all ages.
RUSD Superintendent Christine Facella manned the book table at California Avenue Elementary where she saw numerous students and was able to suggest books and share which ones were her favorites. Several students and families drove up grabbed a book and off they went. During these unprecedented times the school district is creating alternate ways to reach out to students and engage them.