The Roadrunner Reporter

July 20, 2020

Rockwell's Mission Statement

The mission of Norman Rockwell Elementary school guarantees each child achieves personal excellence and develops character traits to become responsible citizens by creating a world-class elementary school through diverse and engaging educational experiences provided by a caring team of family, students, staff, and community in a positive and safe environment.

Communication/Survey for Requesting Concurrent Remote Learning While Buildings are Open

Hello Rockwell Staff and Families,

I hope you're having a great summer. With schools planning to open on August 10, 2020 we are continuing to review and revise our plans to meet the needs of our students, families and staff. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

We have been listening to our community and doing our best to come up with a plan that provides a choice for remote learning while our buildings are also open. We have already sent out and received information back from families with medical concerns. Now we are asking ANY FAMILY that is interested in remote learning including those who filled out the medical request to start 2020-2021 to fill out this survey.

Concurrent remote learning plans will have a number of required synchronous (live) and asynchronous opportunities. Not all courses will be offered remotely, and students learning remotely will not participate in activities/athletics. We firmly believe the best educational opportunity exists with students in class under the direct supervision of a teacher; however, we also understand the current reality and the concern people have regarding the pandemic.

Please complete the survey linked here end of business Monday, July 27, 2020 ONLY if you are requesting remote learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are attending in person. Even if you completed the original medical request survey, we are asking you to complete this one as well. Please complete a survey for each child for whom you are requesting remote learning.

We understand that some of our families may have chosen alternative plans for the year. This may include homeschool, private school, etc. If you have made alternate plans, please contact the school at 402-715-8246. Please know that this remote option is available to you if you maintain your Millard enrollment.

I wanted to make sure families are also aware the first day of school, August 10, 2020, is for kindergarten students only in all MPS elementary schools. The regular start time will be 8:30 and students will attend for a full day through 3:45. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:15.

KidsNet will not be open for students in grades 1st-5th on August 10, 2020. Students in grades 1-5 will start on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 8:30, with breakfast being served starting at 8:15. Preschool students will start on Wednesday as they've done in previous years.

We are in the process of refining processes and procedures to ensure social distancing where possible and setting up classrooms to accommodate in person instruction. This includes minor changes to which doors grade levels will enter the building. You will receive an update on the specific entrance doors for all grade levels in the upcoming days.

On August 5, 2020, parents will receive an email with their child's classroom teacher. Teachers will also be sharing a Zoom link for Open House/Curriclum Night sessions. There will be sessions at the following times so parents with multiple children can attend sessions with different teachers.

  • 4:30-4:50pm

  • 4:55-5:25pm

  • 5:30-6:00pm

Joycilyn Y. Rozelle, Principal




Online Enrollment

The district sent out an email on July 10th to every parent. Please complete online registration for each of your students through our new student information system, Synergy, which replaces Infinite Campus. We also strongly encourage you to get the ParentVue app for your tablet or phone, to help track your students' school progress. All of the directions are included in the email the district sent on July 10th.

Please complete the online registration by August 4th to ensure you receive your student's teacher assignment before our virtual open house on August 6th.

Have questions or need help? Call or email the Millard Parent Access Line:


Class Lists 2020-2021

In the past, families found out their child's teacher during Open House-Curriculum Night. Since the event is will be virtual this year, the class lists will be posted by grade level on the front windows of the school on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Open House-Curriculum Night-Virtual

All District Open House-Curriculum Night events will be virtual this year. Rockwell's Open House-Curriculum Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 4:30-6:00 pm. There will be 2-3 sessions scheduled so that parents can attend for different grade levels.

More information will be shared on the session times in the upcoming weeks prior to August 6th.

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School Supplies

The school supply list is attached and can also be found on the Rockwell website. Students will bring school supplies with them on their first day of school. Each student will need to have their own supplies. There will be no community shared supplies.

Office Hours

The main office will be open starting July 27, 2020

If you need to reach us please call 402-715-8246

Hours 8:00-4:00

Principal: Joycilyn Rozelle

Secretary: Chrissy Reitmajer

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