Friday, September 17, 2021


LEES Families,

The students did an amazing job practicing our second lockdown drill for the school year! The third, and final, lockdown drill will be held in January.

Just a reminder that there will be a PTO meeting on Tuesday, September 21, beginning at 5:30 PM. Come see how you can help the PTO support the students and staff this year!

There will be another chaperone training session before the PTO meeting at 5:15 PM on September 21, in the gym, for those who were not able to attend previous sessions.

Students and staff are invited to participate in our first Spirit Day by dressing alike with someone for Twin Day on Thursday, September 23. Our Linville Leaders have suggested one Spirit Dress Day a month for the 2021-2022 school year!

RCPS is looking for bus drivers! The next bus driver training will be held November 15-17. For more information, please contact the bus garage at 540-433-2458.

I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend!

Mrs. Ridder


SEPT 21 - Chaperone Training 5:15pm (Gym)

SEPT 21 - PTO Meeting at 5:30pm (Library)

SEPT 23 - TWIN DAY (Spirit Day; dress alike with a friend)

OCT 1 - Pre K Field Trip

OCT 6 - 5th Grade Field Trip


OCT 15 - 5th Grade Field Trip

OCT 19 - Pre K Field Trip

OCT 28 - BOOK CHARACTER DAY (Spirit Day; dress like any book character)

OCT 28 - End of 1st Grading Period

OCT 29 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Workday)


Free and Reduced Meal Applications are now available for the 21-22 school year. Although all children are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals during the school day, completing a meal application is still recommended if you believe you qualify. The qualification letter that is sent back to the household can be used for proof of eligibility for other program benefits and discounts, such as the Emergency Broadband Benefit. To apply, please complete the online meal application at www.myschoolapps.com, or fill out the attached application and return to your child's school or mail to: Food and Nutrition Services, 1210 N. Liberty St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22802.

Please contact the Food and Nutrition Services Office at 540-434-7783 with any questions.

Thank you,

Jennifer Williams

Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services




This year, breakfast and lunches are free for all students. If your child packs lunch and wants to purchase milk, please send 35 cents each time. If you prefer, you can send money to put on your child's account. Put a check or cash in an envelope with your child's name, teacher's name, and amount included. [MySchoolBucks is not available at this time.]

Kids with Doc



  • Parents are reminded that the school building will not be open to students prior to 8am.

  • The school day begins at 8:20am and ends at 2:57am

  • Your child's absences are considered unexcused if we, in the office, do not hear from you. If your child is absent, please email (leesnotes@rockingham.k12.va.us) or call by 8:45am. If we have not heard by then, we will call to find out why your child is absent.

  • All notes and emails should include your child’s FIRST AND LAST names along with the reason for absence. Doctor and dentist offices will provide a note if you ask.

  • If you plan to pick your child(ren) up from school early, please either email the address above or send a note to the child’s teacher. (If you plan to email the teacher, please copy us on that as well.)

  • If there is sudden need for an afternoon transportation change, please email or call the school as early as you become aware of the change. Any changes need to be made before 2:30pm.


  • Students MUST have tennis shoes to participate in PE. If not, they will be given an alternate activity. (Flip flops are not allowed at school.)