Four Nests... One Family News

August 30, 2021

Rockledge Elementary School

School Hours: 9am-3:40pm (Doors open at 8:55am daily)

Hello Rockledge Families,

We had an amazing first week of learning at Rockledge. Even with masks on, it was clear that students and staff alike were excited to get back to the business of school. Your patience was appreciated last week as we navigated new structures.

This week will be exciting as we soar into our second week of learning, Restaurant Spirit Night, and our first PTA meeting of the school year. Please see information below for important dates and events for the week. We appreciate and welcome your continued feedback as we work together to make everyday safe, fun, and full of new learning.

Your Principal & Assistant Principal,

Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman

Mrs. Everett

Upcoming Important Dates

August 31st: Spirit Night @ Paisano's Pizza

September 2: First PTA Meeting @ 7pm

September 3 & 6: Labor Day Holiday (Schools Closed)

September 7: School Holiday- Rosh Hashana (Schools Closed)

September 10: PTA Back-to-School Bash (details coming soon)

September 16: School Holiday- Yom Kippur (Schools Closed)

October 5 & 7: Back to School Night (details coming soon)

Color Spirit Days

We are really excited to be supporting our youngest and newest Eagles to the Nest. For the next 10 school days we will be celebrating a different color each day. If possible, please join us each day in wearing a different color school wide.

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PTA Updates

Families' Vision for Learning

As we journey into a new school year, Rockledge Elementary School will be revisiting our current vision statement. As part of the process, we would like you to share your personal educational values with us. We will use this information, along with information from our staff and students, to review and revise our vision statement. We appreciate your input in this very important process.

Click HERE to share your vision.

Daily Attendance Notes

Absences & Tardies:

If your child is going to be absent or tardy, please call the office between 8am-9:10am. Under some circumstances, a doctor's note will be required. Parents must bring their students to the reception office and sign them in if they are tardy, the student will be given a tardy slip and sent to class.

Change in Dismissal Plan:

Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home each day, before coming to school. If there is a change in your child's dismissal procedure, we require written notice from the parent/ guardian. If you email the teacher this notice, copy Mrs. Geck ( and Mrs. Rodriguez ( to the email so that the front office is aware of the change in dismissal. There will be no changes in dismissal or student sign-outs made after 3:15pm daily, unless there is an emergency.

For full attendance guidelines of PWCS, click here.

Arrival & Dismissal Practices: Help Us Keep Our Children Safe

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Car Riders (Morning)

*Following the green arrow: families can pull up in front of island, and staff will be there to help students out of car.

Bus Loop (Morning & Afternoon)

*Yellow line: buses enter and exit here in the mornings and afternoons.

*No parking allowed in bus loop from 8:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm, daily.

Walkers (Morning & Afternoon)

*Following the blue line, students will walk up the sidewalk through the island to get to the building. Families may walk students through island.

Student Pick-Up/ Tag System (Afternoon)

* Walk up to Door 4 by entering the bus loop sidewalk at the red line and follow to Door 4, as marked by the yellow star.

*Meet staff at Door 4 with numbered tags

Code of Behavior

The Code of Behavior (COB) includes important information to guide students and adults toward success in our School Division. It is vital for parents and guardians to understand the policies, responsibilities, expectations, and rules summarized and to emphasize the importance to students. With your help, we can ensure a positive and safe learning environment in all our schools.

Use these “rules of the road” to navigate opportunities and challenges in PWCS, while protecting the health, safety, and rights of PWCS students and staff, and the quality of our learning environment.

New School Year Packet

No more paper back-to-school documents!

Emergency Cards and annual acknowledgements and consents are online in ParentVUE

The New School Year Packet, where parents/guardians can review emergency cards, update contact information, and complete annual policy reviews and acknowledgements, is now available in ParentVUE.

All families should complete the New School Year Packet as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, September 17, 2021.The information you provide will allow school staff to ensure the safety of your child this school year.

  1. Log into the ParentVUE app or the ParentVUE website using your ParentVUE UserID and password.
  2. Once logged into ParentVUE, click the Online Records button at the top of the screen.

If you need assistance, or do not have an active ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school.

Instructions for New School Year Packet

Health Mitigation and Safety Updates

Cafeteria Mitigation Procedures

Rockledge is excited to have 96% of students returning for in-person learning. With so many Eagles returning to the nest it is necessary to be explicit in how we manage the cafeteria process. To support a safe lunch environment, there are several strategies in place. Click on the picture to see comprehensive information.

Daily Health Screening

In order to support maintaining a healthy and safe school environment; families are asked to complete the daily health screening with their children. Answer the questions daily to determine whether you should send your child to school.

By clicking on the image below you can access the screener in multiple languages.

Universal Mask Mandates (Click Below)

More Information Coming Soon about our Nest System

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