Rocky Creek Elementary School

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Creek News: February 22 - 26, 2021

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Important Announcements

Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sale on Wednesday

Chick-fil-A biscuits will be on sale for $3 each beginning at 7 am on Wednesday, February 24. Biscuits will be sold in the car line and bus loop. They do sell out quickly, so arrive early to get one! All proceeds go to RCE PTO!

Relay for Life

Please visit the RCES team page link to join our team. You do not have to donate to join, and we would love to have as many of our families on our team as possible!

Girls on the Run VIRTUAL


Girls on the Run is going Virtual!

Two virtual options will be available:

Any girl in either 3rd-5th or 6th-8th grades can join the team with other girls in her grade level from across the Midlands.

Registration opens on Monday, February 22. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!!!

Register online on our website here.


Virtual Team Details

  • Practices will start on March 15 (or Tuesday March 16 for middle school team).
  • A link will be shared prior to each practice for girls to join.
  • Teams meet for one hour, engaging in fun activities, lessons, and workouts.
  • Season ends May 22 with a virtual 5k.
  • Girls will receive a GOTR t-shirt, cinch bag, journal, mask, 5k medal, completion certificate and more mailed right to her door!
  • Payment plans and scholarships available to those who need/qualify.

Recess

This is a reminder that all students have a morning recess and an afternoon recess. Although we do not go out if temperatures are below freezing or it is too wet, we often go out when it is still damp out in the mornings since our students need movement more than ever this year.

Please consider keeping a change of clothes for your child in his/her book bag for days when clothes accidentally get wet on the playground.

Pictures needed for Yearbook

If you have taken any pictures this year that could be included in the yearbook (first day of school, virtual learning pictures, etc.) , please send to rceyearbookpics@gmail.com

Transportation Changes & Early Dismissals

Please make sure you communicate ALL transportation changes through a phone call to the front office at 821-4200 before 1:30 pm. Early dismissals will not be made after 1:30 pm. Do not communicate transportation changes via an email or note to the teacher.

Interested in being a substitute?

Click here for more information!

Morning and Afternoon Car Line


  • You may use both lanes in the morning, just like we do in the afternoon. Begin the "zipper method" merging at the same point in line that the afternoon zipper merge starts.

  • You may drop off in the front car line OR the bus loop.

  • Always exit from cars along the sidewalk curb. At no time are children to exit from the left side of the vehicle.

  • Please have students ready when they reach the unloading zone. Use your time in the line to find a mask and get it on, gather book bag and lunch box, put on jackets, etc. The quicker our students exit vehicles, the quicker the line will move.

  • At no time should children be dropped off in the parking lot or sent across the crosswalk alone. An adult is required to walk the student ALL THE WAY ACROSS the crosswalk for your students' safety.

  • Parents and drivers should not leave their vehicle to assist with unloading or unbuckling students.

  • In the afternoon, parents and drivers should not leave their vehicle to assist with buckling students. If you need to assist your child with buckling, please move up to the gold cone. If you need to exit the vehicle for this, please pull into a parking space for your safety.

  • Please have car tags displayed in afternoon car line until your child is loaded.

Technology Troubleshooting Guide

We have created a RCES Family Troubleshooting Guide for our families. Please refer to this document when technology issues arise. If you still have trouble, please contact us at rcestechnicalhelp@lexington1.net.

School Food News

All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch daily! More school food news can be found here.


In addition, you may order free meals for the days your student is not at school.


Hybrid Model Students



  • AA BB students will receive three breakfast and three lunch meals to take home for their virtual learning days. These meals will be delivered to classrooms (end of day Tuesday for AA students and end of day Thursday for BB students).
  • These meals must be ordered ahead of time by using this form. For AA students, it must be completed by 9 am Tuesday, and for BB it must be completed by 9 am Thursday.


LOOLA Students



  • The district’s Online Learning Academy students can also receive free meals. Parents of Online Learning Academy students must complete the form linked here by 6 p.m. each Tuesday when it closes. The link reopens each Friday at 1 p.m for the following week’s meals.
  • The district’s Online Learning Academy families can pick up meals each Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at any one of the district’s five designated drive-through locations (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, White Knoll Elementary). Online Learning Academy parents must show their student’s school identification card to pick up meals. Parents with questions should email Ashley Summers at asummers@lexington1.net.

Student Attendance

Lexington One Attendance Guidelines


Students Enrolled in the Face-to-Face AA BB Hybrid Model

While enrolled in the face-to-face AA BB hybrid model, students are expected to report to school on their assigned days. On virtual, e-learning days, they are expected to participate in all virtual learning activities and submit their assignments by the due date established by their teacher.

Their attendance will be recorded as follows.

Elementary Students (on face-to-face days): Teachers will take attendance daily.

Elementary Students (on virtual, e-learning days): Students will be marked present for all virtual e-learning days. If no assigned work is submitted by the due date established by the teacher, the student’s attendance will be changed to absent (for the corresponding days).


Students Enrolled in the Online Learning Academy

Students who are enrolled in the Lexington District One Online Learning Academy are expected to participate in all learning activities. This includes all online meetings. They must also submit their assignments by the due dates established by their teacher(s).

Their attendance will be recorded as follows.

Elementary Students: Students will be marked present for the day if they attend the “morning meeting” or if they participate in any of the day’s activities or assignments. If they do not, they will be marked absent for the day.

Parent/Guardian COVID-19 Communication Guide

Click here to read the district's COVID-19 Communication Guide.

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