Principal's Message

  • Principal Priester  

    Principal Priester  

    Mrs. Cormic Priester

    Mother, Wife, Sister and Proud School Principal


    Rock Family and Scholars,

    Wow! It’s hard to believe that 2020-2021 school year is about to come to an end. Although this year has been unconventional, our scholars have persevered through the year. Our scholars will have access to attend the District Summer Learning Experience, which is a summer school program that encompasses varying experiences to prevent the summer slide for scholars.

    May is the time when I begin to collaborate with teachers to develop our classes for the next school year. As this school year quickly comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to inform parents of our process for student placement for the upcoming school year. As principal, I invest many hours placing our students in the right classes. We carefully review each student's academic history and consider recommendations made by our support staff and teachers. To that end, I appreciate the confidence and trust you have in my administration to make the best placement decision for your scholar.

    It is not necessary to write a letter requesting a specific teacher. We are fortunate that ALL our teachers possess those important qualities and more! What a great month for us to be thankful for our teachers as we celebrate teachers from May 3rd – 7th for Teacher Appreciation Week! Please use the week to encourage your scholar to shower his/her teacher with love and support. Send a token of appreciation, kind e-mail or a simple message through Class Dojo. That would simply make his/her day.

    If there happens to be an unusual circumstance unique to your scholar (such as a chronic health condition or social-emotional distress) that impact your scholar’s placement, those parents may email me at to share any information would be helpful to me by May 14th.

    Once again, thank you for your trust and faith in my abilities to complete this most important task- providing a Remarkable teacher for each scholar!

    I want to thank you for your resiliency with virtual learning this year. I will continue to make announcements and share information using Class Dojo and our Facebook Page. Please follow our school at Remarkable Rock Island Elementary School on Facebook. Be well family!!! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day RIE Moms.

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. Priester

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