Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Weekly Update - Week of November 9-13

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

November 8, 2020


Dear Rocket Families,


I hope each of you enjoyed a wonderful weekend! As a reminder, the Veterans Day Holiday is observed this Wednesday, November 11. There will be no school for students or staff. Rutherford Elementary has several parents, grandparents, and guardians who are currently serving our country or who have served our country through our military forces. I sincerely thank you for both your service and sacrifice. Our students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue on Tuesday to honor our Veterans.


NWEA MAP assessments have begun for all grade levels. MAP assessments are given in the areas of reading and math and are administered three times each year (fall, winter, and spring). These assessments assist us in monitoring the progress of students throughout the year. This week MAP assessments will occur for our 4th Grade remote students, 1st Grade remote students, Kindergarten face-to-face and remote students, and 5th grade face-to-face and remote students.


Students will participate in a virtual assembly presentation from their classrooms or remote location on Tuesday entitled Space Station Conservation. This assembly is presented by the National Theatre for Children and Duke Energy. Links will be provided for all Remote Learners so that they may access the presentation at any time.


Below are a few additional reminders and updates regarding both our Face-to-Face and Remote Learners:


Face-to-Face Learners:

  • Please ensure student iPads are fully charged each morning.
  • Students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue on Tuesday to honor our Veterans.
  • Students are encouraged to layer as we seem to experience a variety of temperatures throughout the day!
  • Students are welcome and encouraged to bring water bottles each day.


Remote Learners

  • Learning Packet Pick-up for Grades K-2 will begin at 8:00 AM on Monday.
  • Students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue on Tuesday to honor our Veterans.
  • 4th Grade REMOTE MAP Testing begins at 8:00 AM on Monday (Reading) and Tuesday (Math). Please walk your student in for screening each morning.
  • 5th Grade REMOTE Map Testing begins at 8:00 AM on Thursday (Reading) and Friday (Math). Please walk your student in for screening each morning.
  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Remote Map Testing will be scheduled individually by Ms. Matheny and Ms. Brown. Please do let us know if you have any questions.


As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available by Dojo, email (mclement@rcsnc.org), or by phone – (828) 287-3778. Thank you for being a part of our incredible school community.


Best,
Michelle Clement

Principal

Upcoming Events


Veterans Day

  • Wednesday, November 11
  • NO SCHOOL - Holiday for students and staff


Optional Teacher Workday, Remote Learning Day for Students

  • Wednesday, November 25



Thanksgiving Holidays

  • Thursday, November 26
  • Friday, November 27
  • NO SCHOOL - Holiday for students and staff