EXPECTbannerFINALDuring the visioning process last fall, parents, community members and staff clearly identified a desire for character education in our schools. Parents also asked us to identify a common set of “character skills” across the district to provide consistency and continuity for their children. To that end, we are excited to introduce a set of core values that will be incorporated into teaching and learning in schools across RFSD for the 2014-2015 academic year – Habits of a Scholar. The components of Habits of a Scholar are defined in the acronym ExPECT, Executive Skills, Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Compassion, and Teamwork. 

Parent Resources

Read about these five values and how you can help at home (English) and (Spanish).

About Character Education

Book: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, by Paul Tough

Article: "The Benefit of Character Education" by Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

Article: Resources for teaching about character

Video: The Science of Character

Website: VIA and Character


Strategic Plan & Performance

Learn about our Strategic Plan and then view our Performance Indicators to see how we're doing. 

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