Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

March 22-26, 2021

Our Mission

The staff of Rosa Parks/Millbrook in collaboration with parents and community, will pursue excellence as we walk in our purpose to develop the whole child, academically and socially, and ensure that all students take responsibility for their learning and reach self-sustaining success.
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#BeRefreshed

I do hope you had a restful, relaxing Spring Break filled with time spent doing things with those who are most important to you. I enter this week thinking about all the things the Spring season brings: flowers bloom, leaves return to our trees and release more oxygen, birds sing, we see evidence of new life in many plants and animals, and we can go outside more. With all the beauty that we get to experience on the heels of a tough winter (during a pandemic), it is refreshing to know that:
  • Our tough seasons prepare us for fresh, new beginnings
  • We can always begin again
  • We can be our own kind of beautiful

Be refreshed by what Spring brings and sings.

#BeRPM


Your Parks Principal

Mrs. Thornton

#BePrepared: Round 5 Face-to-Face Instruction Begins Monday, March 22, 2021

We are excited to welcome our scholars back into The Parks. Teachers and staff have been working tirelessly to ensure the best safety measures are in place as our students return for face-to-face instruction. Teachers, students, have worked hard establishing and following protocols for a healthy and safe learning environment at school. You have elected for your child to return to campus on Monday, March 22, 2020 for face-to-face learning. We ask that you follow our district procedures to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes:

1. Daily self-screening for your child. (See form and guidelines on the button below.)

2. Wear face mask and face shield. (PPE).

3. Wash hands appropriately and use hand sanitizer.

4. Follow social distancing guidelines.

4. Bring fully charged technology devices and charger daily.

5. Bring school supplies and any issued textbooks.

6. Adhere to the district’s dress code standard. Be in uniform.

7. Touchless water fountains have been installed. Students may bring a water bottle for personal use.


Please know that having elected Face-to-Face instruction, you will ensure regular daily attendance. At anytime, you may change back to virtual instruction, but you do not have the option to randomly keep your students home for a few days and return them Face-to-Face in the middle of this instructional period. Of course if your student experiences symptoms, we ask you to keep them home, and contact the school nurse.


If you have changed your mind about your student returning for face to face instruction on Monday, March 22, please email campus administration at yvonnethornton@lancasterisd.org.

See the image below for a refresher on student sign-in to district technology.

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#BeMindful

Doors Open 7:30 am (Screening and breakfast in the classroom 7:30-8:00.)

Students cannot be dropped off and left unattended at the school. They must be checked in by staff. Failure to comply with this will result in us pursuing support with regards to child negligence.

School begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:50 pm.

Pick up students promptly at dismissal time. Students must be picked up by 4:00p.m.

Be sure you have your RPM-issued hangtag for a safe and smooth dismissal process.

Students will not be released to individuals who are not on your documented contact list.

Parents, we need to hear from you. If you have not done so already, please click on the image below to register your family of the RPM family stem Night. We need this information to prepare your materials. Thank you.

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#BeRespectful

  • Scholars are expected to be on time to their classes. Morning instruction begins promptly at 8:00a.m. Ensure students are on time by logging in by 7:50a.m.
  • School uniforms are not required during online learning, however attire must be appropriate. No pajamas or head gear allowed.
  • All cameras are required to be on during virtual classes.
  • Persistent misbehavior/classroom disruptions will not be tolerated.
  • Remain muted until asked to un-mute.

#BePatient

There will be two entry points during ingress.

Entry Point 1 – Parent Drop Off: Parents will drive through the parking lot car drive. Students will have their temperature taken before leaving the car. Students who clear the temperature check will proceed to Checkpoint 2 (cafeteria doors) for sanitizing and masking.

Entry Point 2 - Bus Riders/Day Care/Walkers:

  • Buses and Day Care Vans will enter the front circle drive. Bus and day care riders will have a temperature check upon exiting the bus.

  • Walkers must follow the social distancing guidelines and will stop at the designated temperature checkpoint. Students who clear the temperature check will proceed to Checkpoint 2 for sanitizing and masking.

Any student who does not clear the temperature check (less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit) will remain with his or her parent (car rider), or be escorted to the isolation room (walker/bus rider). A phone call will be made to the parent for pickup to return home with recommendations and instruction given by the school nurse.

#BePatient

#BeDismissed

The use of our new CurbSmart dismissal tool has enhanced our school dismissal process, ensuring a safe dismissal for all students in a timely manner.

Be advised of the following rules and procedures:

  • You’ll be issued a hangtag with a number.
  • Display this hangtag in your vehicle’s dashboard so it is clearly visible for entry by the administrator.
  • Enter the Car Drive according to the following:
  1. Orange Lane - Siblings/Carpool Pickup
  2. Black Lane - Individual Student Pickup

Parents whose students are beginning Face-to-Face, please complete the Student Transportation Survey linked below to inform us of your child will be getting home each day.

https://forms.gle/gRuoNzPi4vLgm2oK9

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Covid Reporting Form

Click here for access to the required reporting form if your child or someone in your home is lab confirmed, has had close contact, or is experience COVIS-19 symptoms. We also ask that you contact our school nurse at 972-218-1564.

#Be Up-to-Date

March 22 School resumes (Wear clean face masks. Make sure devices are charged.)

March 23 4th Grade Parent Meeting (STAAR Writing 12:45p.m. or 6:00p.m.)

March 24 National Elementary Honor Society Induction Ceremony

March 25 L.E.A.D Assembly (4th/5th Grade Boys)

March 26 RPM Family #BeSTEM Night Materials Pick-up

March 27 Saturday Learning @The Parks (Grade 3-5)

March 30 RPM Family #BeSTEM Night

April - Poetry Month

April 6 STAAR Writing 4th Grade (All testing is administered face-to-face.)

April 5-9 Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

April 8 In-N-Out Burger @The Parks

April 10 Saturday Learning @The Parks

April 12-16 Career Week

April 17 Saturday Learning @TheParks

April 22 Earth Day

April 24 Saturday Learning @The Parks

May 1 Saturday Learning @The Parks

May 8 Saturday Learning @The Parks

Yvonne M. Thornton

Principal

Rosa Parks/Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy

#BeRPM

Building Children, Character, and Community Everyday


“A hundred years from now it will not matter, what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world would be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest Whitcraft