Rose Hill Monthly Newsletter
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Happy New Year from Rose Hill
Happy New Year and welcome back!
I hope each of you had a restful and meaningful time with your family and friends during the winter break. As educators we at Rose Hill Elementary School are thankful for all opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we’re here. As they returned to school on Monday, the atmosphere was very positive. As the second semester approaches, the teachers, and I have one vision for our students and we hope it closely matches yours. We want ALL of them to become all that they can be. We want them to be successful through good, consistent attendance, perseverance, utilizing help from our teachers, and working diligently. We want this because these traits will build good habits that will carry them profitably throughout their life. We expect a great deal from them because they are so very capable of producing great results!
Parents, we recognize that covid numbers are rising daily. In order to help mitigate the spread of Covid, please talk with your student about the importance of wearing a mask appropriately while at school. We appreciate your support with this. Thank you!
2021 Winter Weather Information
Dear Raider Families,
We are fast approaching the time of the year when snow, ice and extreme cold may cause disruptions to our school schedule. We wanted to share information about what factors determine a “calamity day,” where school is canceled or delayed. We also wanted to share the various ways you will be notified of school closures.
What is a Calamity Day?
A calamity day is defined as: a school closure determined by the Superintendent for inclement weather or other public disastrous event. A calamity day is considered a non-instructional day. RCS’s Central Office will remain open during calamity days unless otherwise noted.
Monitoring Weather Conditions:
We closely monitor the weather forecast and have provided helpful links on our website (www.reyn.org) for snow and extremely cold temperatures throughout the winter months. We also maintain communication with the local road crews and police, and drive neighborhoods.
When assessing the safety of the morning commute, our focus is on school transportation. Are the temperatures and wind chills causing a frost-bite risk for children waiting 15-30 minutes at school bus stops (generally about -15 to -20 degrees wind chill)? Can school bus drivers navigate their routes with proper traction and visibility? Is the timing of the weather event such that city crews will not have time to plow or treat main roads?
Closures vs. Delays
Whenever possible, the decision to close or delay school will be made the previous evening. However, announcements may be made as late as 6:00 a.m. depending on a variety of factors.
When Reynoldsburg City Schools CLOSE:
- All evening activities in the elementary and middle school buildings are cancelled.
- High school evening activities may take place depending on the weather throughout the day. Communication regarding such events will be made by relevant coaches or advisors.
- Preschool is cancelled.
- Transportation to Eastland-Fairfield Career Center is not provided.
- Community groups scheduled to use school facilities (e.g., Park and Rec, Scouts, etc.) will have their events cancelled.
When the Reynoldsburg City Schools DELAY:
- AM kindergarten is cancelled.
- AM preschool is cancelled.
- Eastland-Fairfield Career Center morning bus runs are cancelled.
Parents, you know your children best. If you are concerned for your children's safety getting to and from school or activities, we respect your right to keep them home.
When the decision to declare a calamity day is made, we use multiple avenues to communicate. As technology is not always fool-proof, we rely on several messaging channels to alert the community of any schedule changes. Those channels include:
- Notifying local television and radio stations
- Posting on social media: Instagram (@ReynSchools), Twitter (@ReynSchools), Facebook (@reynschools)
- Updating the website (www.reyn.org) and the REYN App
- Sending emails, texts and phone calls to families
If you are not sure if the correct contact information is in our system for you to be notified, please call your building secretary. In addition, check your email spam folders for any emails that do not go to your inbox.
Dr. Melvin J. Brown
Reynoldsburg City Schools
Please Mask Up!
January 3- First Day of School after Winter Break
January 17 - No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
February 4 -No School (PD Day)
February 21 - No School (Presidents Day)
Rose Hill Arrival Process
Rose Hill welcomes all students at 7:50 am each day.
We kindly ask for parents not to drop off any students before 7:50 am as they will be unsupervised until 7:50 am, when the doors open.
The Tardy bell is at 8:10. If your child arrives after that time, you must sign him/her in.
Covid- 19 - Monitoring Symptoms
Monitoring of Symptoms
Reynoldsburg City Schools School Nurses will take a primary role in letting students and staff know when they need to stay home due to symptoms of COVID-19.
We ask that all families monitor symptoms and keep students home until they are asymptomatic. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
● Fever or chills
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● Loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
● Repeated shaking with chills
Anyone one with symptoms or a fever over 100-degrees Fahrenheit should stay home.
***Students must be symptom free WITHOUT the use of medication for 24 hours to return to school. ***