The Rincon Valley Union School District Foundation (dba Rincon Valley Education Foundation or RVEF) was formed in March 2003 in response to the State's growing financial crisis and its impact on schools. RVEF bridges the gap between state funding and the true cost of providing an exceptional, 21st century education for the 3,200 students in the Rincon Valley Union School District (RVUSD). The Foundation is committed to raising the funding necessary to provide supplemental learning opportunities for district wide programs (namely science and the arts) that broaden and enrich the students' educational experiences.
RVEF also runs an after school enrichment and summer camp program. This program is designed to reinforce a child's need to create and think critically by offering additional learning opportunities through foundation-operated recreation and enrichment classes. Classes offered reflect the focus on educational excellence while allowing students to explore a new skill or face a new challenge. It’s also a chance to meet new friends as most of these children will end up together in either middle or high school.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged our district into full distance learning, RVEF can no longer hold after school enrichment classes on district campuses. We pivoted, shifting the program so that it now exists online because communicating virtually will not stop a child’s need to create and think critically. And though we continue to provide our youth with thoughtful and engaging resources during this trying time, we've seen a significant decrease in participation as parents struggle with the idea of adding even more screen time to their children's schedules. In just over a month, a decision will need to be made if the foundation can continue the program into the spring. With most of our reserves depleted, little profit being made, and fewer donations contributed there is a real chance that the enrichment program will be canceled once the winter session ends in February.
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For more information about it, visit http://www.rvef.org/enrichmentclasses.html