Summer Newsletter

Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus

Stevens Scribbles

Welcome to the final newsletter of the year for Rolland-Warner! This newsletter serves both as a wrap-up for what will most likely be my most memorable year in education, but also as an introduction for the 2020-2021 school year. As Mr. Cross and myself are just finishing up our 1st year at Rolland-Warner in our current positions, we have been able to be a part of a lot of positive improvements. At the same time, we continue to make adjustments and improvements based on the feedback we get from parents and students. We hope this newsletter starts the next school year off right by providing you with important dates and reminders you should be aware of in the next few months, which of course are subject to change based on the pandemic.

Wyatt

7th Grade Tribute and Farewell

RW 7th Grade Tribute and Farewell

Student Handbook Notes - Provide an Up to Date Immunization Record

In order for our 7th grade students to avoid any delay in starting classes please provide an up-to-date immunization record. Please see the attached information on immunizations in this newsletter for specific information about where and when you can update student immunizations. For 7th grade students, immunizations are required for students to be completed before the first day of school. This means that they need to be taken care of this summer. Students are not supposed to be in school without these immunizations completed. To avoid having students held out of class, please review this information and schedule appointments as soon as possible.
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Mark Your Calendars!

The new school year is just around the corner, especially for our Year-Round students. Please make a note of all the following important dates on your calendars to get the new school year off to a great start, however, remember these dates and times are subject to change due to the pandemic. A picture packet and a short summer newsletter will be mailed home the first week of August with any changes we may know of.

July 20th - Rolland-Warner Office Opens

July 23rd 12pm to 6pm - Year-Round Schedule Pickup

Any year-round 6th, 7th, or 8th graders should show up at some time in this window to pick up schedules and get their lockers. For 7th grade students, this also might be a good time to hand in any updated immunization forms.

July 27th – First Day of Year-Round School

For the month of August, our year-round students start the school day at a different time than they will when traditional calendar students return. First hour starts at 8:39am until traditional calendar begins (at which point the start time changes to 9:24am). The school opens to students at 8:30am.

August 20th – 6pm to 7pm – Fall Athletics/Meet the Coach Night in Cafeteria

All students that want to participate in Fall Athletics (Sideline Cheer, Girls’ Basketball, Cross Country, or Football) and parents must attend the Mandatory Athletics Night to turn in the required forms, gain information on sports in general, and meet the coaches.

August 24th – 6th and 7th Grade Year-Round Student Picture Day

All 6th and 7th year-round students will have their pictures taken between 10am and 12pm during the school day. 8th graders will be transported to Zemmer on August 24th for their pictures.

August 24th 12pm to 7pm – Traditional Schedule Pick-Up for Students in 6th Grade

All traditional students in 6th grade should stop in during the time window. While here, students will receive their schedules, locker information, transportation information, and have their school pictures taken. This allows us to have Student ID’s more efficiently. Please make sure students are dressed appropriately.

August 24th 1:30pm to 2:30pm AND 6pm to 7pm – 6th Grade Optional Parent Meeting in Cafeteria

These meetings will be the same meeting (so only attend one). Basically, it will cover the student handbook, procedures (student drop-off, office procedures, etc.), and other practical information that you still may be wondering about. If you’ve had RW students here in the past, you probably don’t need to attend. Mr. Stevens will have a short presentation and then answer any remaining questions.

August 25th 12pm to 7pm – Traditional Schedule Pick-Up for Students in 7th Grade

All traditional students in 7th grade should stop in during the time window. While here, students will receive their schedules, locker information, transportation information, and have their school pictures taken. This allows us to have Student ID’s more efficiently. Please make sure students are dressed appropriately.

August 24th – 12:45pm to 1:45pm 8th Grade Year-Round Zemmer Move Up

Our 8th grade year-round will be bussed to Zemmer to have a tour and receive their lockers.

August 26th to August 28th – No School for Year-Round Students (Teacher In-service Days)

August 28th 5:30pm to 7:00pm Meet the Teacher Night

Please arrive at 5:30pm for Zero Hour. Students can take you through a simulated day of their schedule. You can stop in each classroom for 10 minutes to meet the teacher with 3 minutes passing in between. Therefore, first hour would start at 5:43 and so on.

August 28th 7:00pm – Mackinac Island Band Trip Meeting

August 31st – First day of school for Traditional Students

The school opens at 9:00am for students to enter. Please do not drop students off before this time as there is no supervision for them. First hour begins at 9:24am. The school day ends at 4:05pm.

September 4th thru September 7th – No School Labor Day Break

September 25th & 28th – No School for Year-Round

September 30th - Picture Retakes

October 19th & 21st – Year-Round Parent Teacher Conferences

October 26th to October 30th – First Year-Round Intersession

October 30th – No School for All Students

School Supplies for Next Year

We have compiled a list of suggested supplies for 2020-2021. Of course, students will always be supplied with the basics at Rolland-Warner but the following items will be used regularly in all classes. Many of these can be found at the summer back-to-school sales for very cheap prices.

Along with the below school supplies, our teachers always appreciate classroom supplies like tissues, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, and Expo markers! Give a teacher a pack of Expo markers and they are like a kid with candy!!!

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RW Counselors

Our counselors are hard at work on creating the best possible schedules for the upcoming school year and are here to answer any questions you should have about schedules or provide some encouragement for our students for next year! Developing a strong relationship with your counselor will certainly improve ones years at RW!

Counselors:

Students A-K

Mrs. Cheryl Price; cprice@lapeerschools.org; (Ext. 3307)


Students L-Z

Mrs. Michele Tibbitt; mtibbitt@lapeerschools.org (Ext. 3308)

Google Classroom Code: n6f3ucn


Social Work:

Mrs. Sarah Prendergast; sprendergast@lapeerschools.org (Ext. 4336)

Rolland-Warner PAC Meetings

We have completed all our PAC meetings for the year. I appreciate the parents who volunteered their time to visit with me monthly and discuss various aspects of the school. I use these PAC meetings not just to share information and explain programs at Rolland-Warner, but also to get feedback from parents on areas that may be lacking. These meetings really help me keep my finger on the pulse of our families (which really are our customers). For those parents who have a student at RW next year, I look forward to seeing you in September for another round of PAC meetings (with Zoom options to increase one's ability to attend), and for those moving on to Zemmer I encourage you to join Dr. Stanton for PAC meetings there!

Here is a list of the RW PAC meetings for the 20/21 school year that will occur close to the third Friday of the month at 9:30 am-10:30 am in the Rolland-Warner conference room and/or Zoom, so you can put on your calendar: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, and May 21.

Fall Sports

Fall Sports

Rich Cross

Associate Principal/Athletic Director

Rolland Warner Middle School

810.538.2335

rcross@lapeerschools.org

All information regarding individual sports will be updated on the district athletics’ website - http://lapeerlightning.com

Fall Athletic Clearance Process:

Mandatory Fall Sports Parents Meeting/Meet the Coach Night on Thursday, August 20th from 6-7 p.m. in the Rolland Warner cafeteria.

Prior to the meeting, the following items are available in the office or online at http://lapeerlightning.com and MUST be turned in at the Mandatory Fall Sports Parents Meeting/Meet the Coach Night OR prior to first practice/tryout:

  • All athletes must have a completed 2020-2021 MHSAA Physical (dated April 15, 2020 or after – must be new form or sign waiver when turning in.) or a complete MHSAA Health Questionairre (https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/health%20safety/healthquestionnaire.pdf ) along with a valid 2019-2020 MHSAA Physical (dated April 15, 2019 or after)
  • All athletes must have a completed Emergency Card
  • All athletes must have a signed Athletic Code of Conduct Card (parent & student signatures required)

*Pay to Participate must be paid in full before any athlete may participate in a game/contest/meet.

*Please see the Athletic Code of Conduct for information on 7th Grade Eligibility requirements (grades) needed last year and current.

*Impact Testing is required for all 7th Graders participating in athletics and will be as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 3rd @ 4:30-5:30 p.m. @ RW

Summer Food Service Program

Our Summer Food Service Program is set to begin summer distribution of meals July 7th - August 13th. Meals are available Monday through Thursday from 11am - 1pm at Schickler Elementary and Lapeer High School. Text "Food" to 877877.

2020-2021 Student Enrollment/Kindergarten Enrollment/In-District School of Choice

All these materials are found online at the LCS Website.

Rolland-Warner Contact Information

Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus services over 700 sixth and seventh grade students with a year-round program and traditional program. Students have the option of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which adds an extra hour to their day, and many other programming options and extracurriculars such as clubs and sports.

Wyatt Stevens, Principal

Rich Cross, Associate Principal

Kent Meister, Dean of Students

Renee Shrontz, Head Secretary