January 14, 2022
Family Connections: Some great parenting reminders during these cold winter days!
The secret to getting into your child’s world?
Let them know THEY MATTER!
You may be thinking, “Of course they know.” or “They should ALREADY know that.”
What if they don’t? What if you believe they know that, but they don’t see it that way? Then get intentional and MAKE SURE they know it.
This is where the rubber hits the road! Don’t TELL them they matter, show them.
-Have dinner with them as often as you can. (Check out the Parent Blast from September 21st if you need some ideas).
-Put away all electronics (both yours and theirs) for an hour and just talk/play games/take a walk/throw a ball around. You get the idea.
-Talk to them while driving down the road. They may respond better to this than sitting down face-to-face because it doesn’t feel confrontational. This is a Miller Family favorite (please don’t tell my sons)!!
-Hold them accountable for their grades. Give them consequences for grades you don’t approve of.
-Help them with their homework and don’t be afraid to tell them if you don’t understand it. Maybe you can figure it out together. This is also a Miller Family favorite (math is taught differently than when I was in elementary school)!!
-Give them chores to do around the house and SHOW them how to do them correctly. Let them know what a help it is to you.
-Get to know their friends and their friends’ parents. Get to know ANYONE who will be spending time with your child. You are NOT interfering! You are loving and protecting your child. Nothing feels better than to know someone important in your life is looking out for you.
-Set boundaries around friends/bedtime/electronics. They NEED these boundaries. They will fight, but by being consistent and firm, you are telling them they are worth your energy.
Dig in deep if you need to, but know that it will pay off over time as you watch your child transform into a caring, responsible, functional part of your family.
The secret to getting into your child’s world is to be part of it!
RCPS Suggested 2022-23 Calendar
Rockingham County School Division's calendar committee is beginning work on the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. I have attached a "first draft" of the proposed school calendar for next year. You are welcome to review it and send any suggestions, concerns, or questions about it to Phil Judd at Turner Ashby (just kidding). Please send them to Drew Miller. I will gladly forward your inquiries to the calendar committee for its review.
Help Wanted: Cafeteria Monitor Needed
From the School Nurse...
As COVID numbers in our area are rising we need to come together as a team to keep our children healthy and safe.
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF:
They have to take any medications to make them feel better or reduce fever
Have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the last 24 hours
they have a bad cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, a runny nose that will soil more than 2 masks per day
Someone in your household is sick and being tested for COVID
If you think that you have been exposed to COVID DO NOT send the child to school without consulting the school first.
If you are unsure of household contact or have any questions if your child should attend school please call the office at 540-438-1965 and ask to speak with Nurse Angie or you may email her at email@example.com.
Please refer to the following Daily Home Screening tool before sending your child.
Face coverings are required to be worn indoors at all times, in accordance with the state public health order date August 12, 2021, other than mask breaks and designated eating times. Face coverings are to be worn regardless of social distancing. Teachers will help/train students, as needed, to wear face coverings according to these guidelines. Parents are responsible for providing students with face masks.
Students that do not comply with wearing a face covering will be sent to the office. If the issue cannot be resolved, the student will be placed in an area distanced from others to wait until a parent picks them up.
The parent portal is an online portal accessible anywhere on the web that parents can log in to and see all of their children in one place, their grades, assignments, scores, attendance, schedules, and teacher comments for each school your children attend.
Parents need to contact the school to get access information to create an account in PowerSchool.