The RHE Rattler

September 22, 2020

A Message from Mrs. Frankhouser

September 24th is the deadline for choosing in-person instruction beginning the second grading period. You can find the form here.

The big question-----What will instructional setting changes do to teacher assignments? The honest answer is that we will make every effort to minimize teacher changes for students that are not changing their instructional status. If we have large enough numbers of students choosing in-person, it could force us to ask a remote teacher to switch to in-person. This will cause changes for students. We can't predict at this time what parents will choose. We will know after September 24th. We will begin working on placements and will inform parents no later than October 8th.

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Calling ALL RHE 3rd-5th grade Math Whizzes

Rough Hollow Elementary is excited to announce that we have a group of volunteer parents who are creating a Rough Hollow Elementary Competitive Math Team. Students have the opportunity to apply for a position on the team. The team would meet once per week virtually and would prepare for competitions. This opportunity

  • Provides students with challenging problems that promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Participates in competitions with other schools in the United States and around the world.
  • Enrolled in two programs:
  1. Math Olympiads for Elementary & Middle Schools (MOEMS)
  2. Math League

If you would like to give your permission for your child to test for a spot on the team, please complete this permission slip and submit it to your child's teacher. You can also email your completed form to Cara Beth McLeod at

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GT Parent Information Meeting

The yearly nomination window to have your child tested for the LTISD Discovery (Gifted & Talented) Program is currently open. The deadline for nominations is October 16, 2020. You can find the nomination forms HERE on the district website. Information on the LTISD Gifted & Talented Program can be found in the attached slideshows (English & Spanish). Please review if you are interested having your child evaluated for the program. We will hold question and answer sessions with parents/guardians on September 29th.

Elementary Q&A Meeting - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Sept. 29, 2020

Elementary GT Program Q&A Virtual Google Meet Session Link

Secondary Q&A Meeting - 4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sept. 29, 2020

Secondary GT Program Q&A Virtual Google Meet Session Link

APEX FUN RUN -- October 13 - October 23

Yes we ARE doing the APEX FUN RUN with a twist! This year, it will be a virtual REMIX Dance Party! ALL RATTLERS will participate in the virtual dance party together! We will exercise, have some fun, and raise money to support our school!!

Learn more at Your child's unique access code is coming soon!

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Rattlers Doing Great Work!


  • Please make certain you are registered for a SMART Tag account by clicking here.
  • For help, you can email or by emailing your child's teacher.
  • Changes in transportation may not be accommodated if made after 2:00 pm each day.

Coming Up

September 24...........Last day to make instructional status changes for 2nd grading period

October 9.................Student Holiday / Parent Teacher conferences (VIRTUAL)

October 12...........HOLIDAY!!! No school.

October 14............APEX Fun RUN Kick Off

October 13 - October 23........APEX FUN RUN (Fall Fundraiser)

October 22....APEX FUN RUN Day (This will be a Dance Party in Classrooms Virtually) 30 min

October 23..........APEX Prize Pick-Up

October 30.........Wear your Halloween costume to school. (No gore or weapons please)