ROE News

Week of September 10th

Thank you for a great four day week! We are excited to see the Energy Bus come to life at ROE! As we continue this month we encourage you to ask your student about the Energy Bus and the first principle. Check out our September calendar for more upcoming events. Have a wonderful weekend!

Megan Corns


A word from our Reading Specialist

What’s the difference between kids who read more than 30 minutes per day and those who read less than 15 minutes per day?

Twelve million.

Between kindergarten and twelfth grade, students with an average daily reading time of 30+ minutes are projected to encounter 13.7 million words. At graduation, their peers who averaged less than 15 minutes of reading per day are likely to be exposed to only 1.5 million words. The difference is more than 12 million words.

15 minutes seems to be the “magic number” at which students start seeing substantial positive gains in reading achievement; students who read just over a half-hour to an hour per day see the greatest gains of all.

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Grandparents Day Lunch Schedule

You are invited to Grandparents Day Lunch on

Monday, September 10, 2018.

Special Lunch Times

Kindergarten – 10:30 – 11:00

1st grade – 11:00 – 11:30

2nd grade – 11:15 – 11:45

3rd grade – 11:30 – 12:00

4th grade – 12:00 – 12:30

5th grade – 12:30 – 1:00

Arrival Procedures

Please drop all car riders off in the back of the school. Drop-off and supervision begins at 6:50. Students will walk to the gym or cafeteria (before 7:15 am) or go to their classrooms (after 7:15 am) by themselves. If your child needs extra assistance, we will have staff members available

  • Our staff members are on morning car duty from 7:00-7:45.
  • Please note that students are considered late to school after 7:45 am, and may not be dropped off at the back. Students must be walked into the front office by the parent with a note after 7:45.

School starts are 7:40 am.

Please note that the front doors do not open until 7:15. No drop-offs are allowed in the front of the building for safety reasons.

We thank you for helping to foster independence in your child!

Dismissal Procedure Reminders

Dismissal-Dismissal begins at 3:10 pm

To pick up your student at dismissal time, you will enter from Valley Ridge or Red Oak Road. You will need your car sign visible in your front windshield. Staff members will call for your student, and students will be safely guided to your car. If you don't have your car sign, you will be asked to drive around to the front, park, and bring your ID to the office to sign your student out.

  • Please utilize the car rider line in the back of the school. Our staff members are on afternoon duty until traffic ends.
  • If you arrival after regular dismissal traffic, you must drive around to the front, bring your car sign to the front foyer, and your student will be released to you.
  • For safety purposes, the front office staff will not interrupt dismissal to call a student from the car line until 3:30, except in an emergency situation.

*Only ROISD buses and daycare vans are allowed to drop-off and pick-up in the front of the school.*

Daily Bus Route Updates

Red Oak ISD will provide daily updates on delays such as weather, construction or other conditions affecting buses and their routes. Please access the Daily Route Updates chart for real time information.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to transport your students to and from school safely.

During the first two weeks of school, all campuses may experience heavy parent traffic causing some buses to run delayed.

Upcoming Dates

September 10 - Grandparents Day Luncheon - Alternate Lunch Schedule

September 11 - Patriot Day - Wear Red, White and Blue with Dress Code Pants

September 12 - Colors for Caring - see note

September 18 - PTA Meeting

September 19 - College Shirt Day with dress code pants

September 28 - Hawk Assembly at 8 am - If your child is receiving an award you will receive an invitation.

September 29- Hawktober Fest

October 1 - No School

October 2 - Staff Development for Staff. No School for students.

October 3 - Picture Day

Lunch Visitors

If you come to visit for lunch, we ask that you please eat lunch with your child at one of the side tables or benches. Lunch visitors must be listed in Skyward. Please don’t invite other students to join your family while you eat. Thank you for your cooperation!