Rose Hill Monthly Newsletter

December 2021

Contact Information

760 Rosehill Rd

Office: 614-367-2380

Fax: 614-367-2386

https://www.reyn.org/rosehillelementary_home.aspx

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Happy Holidays from Rose Hill!

Mustang Families,

And just like that, we are in December. Wow! We are almost 1/2 the way through the school year. Shortly after we return from winter break we will begin preparing for the 100th day of school! 100 days? I just can't believe how fast this year is flying by!


During this month, many of our families will begin shopping, baking and getting ready for the holidays that they celebrate. While these things are happening outside of school, our Mustangs will still be working really hard in the classroom. This month, our students will be taking the Winter MAP assessment which will measure their overall academic growth since the Fall. We ask that you please encourage our students to stay focused and committed to finishing out the first half of the year strong.


Looking for a few gift ideas, especially ones that donโ€™t cost a lot of money? This holiday season give your child and family the gift of time. Relax at a park for a day and have a picnic. Take a nature walk at a local preserve. Visit the local library. Enjoy a meal together as a family. Have a night in with the family and play a favorite board game. The most important things in life are family and friends, so this holiday season try to spend quality time with both. The time you spend with them does not have to be at a theme park or fancy resort!! It can be reading a book together, playing board games, decorating cookies, or telling stories together. This is the time to provide your child with the memories he/she will never forget. The holiday season is all about giving, and the quality time you spend together can be better than anything wrapped up in a bow under the tree.


As I reflect on the many things that 2021 has brought me, one of the best gifts was becoming the building leader at Rose Hill. It has been an amazing and rewarding experience thus far. I am truly fortunate to be a part of a wonderful group of teachers, students and families. To all of our Mustang families, have a wonderful winter break and a happy new year!

Christmas On the Town

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 11am-3pm

Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

Reynoldsburg, OH

Christmas on the Town will be Dec. 4 from 11:00a-3:00p and will include carriage rides, shopping, visits with Santa, Gingerbread House Decorating and more. Here is where you can find a list of activities to share with your families as well as the Coloring Sheets for the Coloring Contest that you can print out and distribute to your students. Winning pictures will be published in the Parks & Rec Activity Booklet and need to be dropped off or mailed by December 8.

Reynoldsburg Tree Lighting

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 4-6:30pm

1520 Davidson Drive

Reynoldsburg, OH

The annual Reynoldsburg Tree Lighting will take place Dec. 4 from 4:00-6:30pm and will include pictures with Santa, a mechanical rodeo reindeer, performances by the Rose Hill and Slate Ridge 3rd & 4th grade choirs and more. Here is where you can download the flier to share with your families.

Rose Hill Holiday Drive Thru

Saturday, Dec. 11th, 12-2pm

760 Rosehill Road

Reynoldsburg, OH

The Rose Hill Holiday Drive Thru is a free community event that the Rose Hill PTO will be hosting. Please drive by to say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus and grab a holiday treat bag. We will also be collecting food donations for Heart Food Pantry

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 โ€œcalamity day,โ€ 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. RCSโ€™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.

Communication Tools

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.

Sincerely,



Dr. Melvin J. Brown
Superintendent
Reynoldsburg City Schools

Please Mask Up!

Please make sure your child has a mask each day for school. It's also good to have an extra mask just in case it is needed. Thank you for your support!

Important Dates

December 4 - Rose Hill/Slate Ridge Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 11 - Rose Hill Holiday Drive-Through

December 16 - Last Day of school for students

December 17 - Last day of the second quarter

December 20-31 - Winter Break

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.

Rose Hill Dismissal - Updated Concerns

This is a friendly reminder to our families. If your child is a front walker, please make sure to stay on the sidewalk on the other side of the cross walk. Parents should not come up to the building to pick up their child. Thank you for your cooperation.


There have been concerns from families in our Rose Hill neighborhood that parents are blocking driveways when picking up students from the back path. Please show courtesy and consideration to our Rose Hill neighbors when picking up your student from the neighborhood.



If there is a change to the end of the day dismissal process for your child, we ask that it be submitted in writing. There will be no changes to the end of day process after 2 pm.

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:

โ— Fever or chills

โ— Cough

โ— Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

โ— Fatigue

โ— Muscle or body aches

โ— Headache

โ— Loss of taste or smell

โ— Sore throat

โ— Congestion or runny nose

โ— Nausea or vomiting

โ— Diarrhea

โ— 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. ***

Join the Rose Hill PTO!!

Follow them on Facebook for the most up to date information regarding PTO. https://www.facebook.com/rosehill.pie.1

Questions or Concerns

Please reference the below Reynoldsburg Schools' resources: