Inspring Passions and Changing Lives
Renton Schools Foundation
A note from our Executive Director.
I am proud to be an ambassador for the Renton Schools Foundation (RSF) in support of the Renton School District (RSD). The focus of my entire career has been to ensure all children have equal access to learning opportunities which is exactly what I see occurring in the Renton Schools. The District promotes individual respect, divergent thinking, and encourages scientific inquiry among all students, K-12, in its widely diverse student body. Ensuring every student graduates with options and is prepared to participate in our democracy is more than a mission statement, it lives within the DNA of all the educators and support staff of the entire Renton School District.
Superintendent Damien Pattenaude is committed to open dialogue with students and their families. Every member of the instructional staff fully engages in teaching practices that remove barriers to learning and provide responsive classroom, enrichment, apprenticeship, and home learning experiences to meet the needs of all students.
This spring, committed staff delivered guidance and provided resources to students so they could engage in learning at home, while upholding “Stay Home and Stay Safe” guidelines established to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Through generous support from members of our community students had the educational tools they needed for online instruction and independent STEM experimentation. Students could access reading materials online through MyOn, a digital library, they received science kits so they could build robots and engage in coding through instruction they received via Zoom, and still other students were able to continue practicing, as those in need were provided musical instruments for use at home.