Summer Newsletter 2022
Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus
Welcome Back to our Year-Round Students! We start school on July 26th for Year Rounders with the below daily schedule.
Please see the Mark your Calendars Section for dates and information on the first couple of months of the school including Meet the Teacher and Schedule Handout.
I implore you to communicate with the teachers frequently, education has changed dramatically in the past years and effective communication keeps all parties in the know and working towards the common goal of educating your child. Please see below for the staff contacts.
With our new school hours, please note the below daily schedule and office hours are 7:00am-3:30pm. Feel free to call the office with any questions at (810) 538-2334!
I look forward to a great year at Rolland-Warner!
Did you Know?
The most efficient and effective ways to keep up on your student's progress & grades:
- PowerSchool - Starting in 6th grade assignments will be entered in PowerSchool and you can receive daily or weekly updates! We will help you sign-up at Schedule Pick-up so download the app and be ready! PS - Daily Bulletin has ALL announcements so you will always know the happenings!!!!
- Email - Our district email changed last year to this format (email@example.com). See Staff Contacts below.
- Phone - Give the teachers a call and they will return! Each has a voicemail so even if teaching can get back to you! See Staff Contacts below.
Summer Year Round Daily Schedule (July and August ONLY)
RW 22/23 Daily Schedule (Starting Aug 29)
Student Handbook Notes - Medication, Backpacks, & Immunization Record
Medication – All medication, unless emergency inhaler, etc., must be kept in office. Please be sure to stop in to fill out the appropriate forms!
Carrying Backpacks - A safe, secure learning environment is a priority at Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus. Strict procedures are enforced to promote safety for all students and staff. Students will not be allowed to carry backpacks, large purses, shoulder bags, or tote bags during the school day in the hallways. Backpacks may be brought to school and kept in lockers but must remain in lockers from the start of the first hour until the end of the school day. In addition to being a safety concern, it really is not a very good life skill for them to cram all of their books and folders in the same backpack. Things become disorganized in backpacks and the weight of a full backpack isn’t good for their backs.
With that said, a string backpack or a protective case for a laptop or Chromebook is certainly acceptable.
Immunizations - In order for our 7th-grade students to avoid any delay in starting classes please provide an up-to-date immunization record. Please see the attached information on immunizations in this newsletter for specific information about where and when you can update student immunizations. For 7th grade students, immunizations are required for students to be completed before the first day of school. This means that they need to be taken care of this summer. Students are not supposed to be in school without these immunizations completed. To avoid having students held out of class, please review this information and schedule appointments as soon as possible.
Please contact your child's pediatrician or the local health department at (810) 667-0448 to schedule your child's appointment for the required vaccinations now as many have long waits due to the pandemic. See below for a graphic showing which vaccinations are required and you may contact the health department, your pediatrician, or MCIR to obtain a copy of current vaccinations.
Cell Phone Policy
These devices have a place in education, along with being a direct communication tool for families, and we want to continue to utilize these devices, however, in the past few years we have noticed an increase in unwanted usage, a burden to our wifi system with the extreme number of cells, and negative outcomes from the social media usage throughout the day. In order to decrease this and use this tool for educational and communication with family purposes, we are continuing the following policy for the 22/23 school year.
Students are welcome to bring their cellular device to school but the device is to be placed on airplane mode or powered off and either left in their locker or brought into the classroom and placed in one of the Cell Phone Keepers each teacher will have. These vary from a wall hanging unit or desk keeper as seen below. This will allow students to utilize devices at the discretion of the teacher as provided in the LCS Board of Education policy.
Students may use their cellular devices at lunch or in the hallways during passing time. In situations when the student knows that communication from home (such as a parent having surgery) they can communicate with the teacher ahead of time and exceptions will be made.
Failure to follow the above policy will result in consequences up to and including being forbidden to bring cellular devices to school as seen below.
Finally, please remember that cellular and other devices are privileges and when brought to school are the student's sole responsibility.
We are helping all log into PowerSchool at schedule pickup!
Drop-off and Pick-up
LCS has a plan moving forward to get all schools to a one-to-one ratio of technology for students and has put into motion phase one, which includes enough Chromebooks for the students at RW and Zemmer. Of course, not all students need to sign out a Chromebook, but the option is there. At schedule pick-up, we will have a station to check out Chromebooks. We do require students to bring these to school daily fully charged and families will be held responsible for unnecessary damage or loss.
Students still have the option of utilizing their own device OR checking out a Chromebook here at school daily rather than signing one out for the year.
RW Counselor's Corner
Introducing Mr. Larry Hochman!
"Hello! My name is Larry Hochman, and I'm the new school counselor. I'm new to Rolland-Warner but not to school counseling. Prior to R-W I was a school counselor in Connecticut for 26 years. The middle school years can be challenging, for students and their families, and I'm a firm believer in providing as much support as possible.
Part of my role is to support kids academically and emotionally. But it's also important to help students start thinking about life after K-12. The high school will assist with much of their post-secondary planning, but it is also my goal to introduce kids to learning and career opportunities at a young age. Students who have a goal (even if it changes frequently) will work harder toward achieving it.
If there's anything I can do to help any individual students or parents, please reach out. You can reach me at (810) 538-2338 Ext. 3306 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
Also available to service our students is Mrs. Utsman, a Therapist from the Lapeer County Intermediate School District. She can meet with students throughout the week for social needs, however, the ISD does require a new permission slip each year, here is the 2022-2023 version!
Student Handbook Notes
Within each newsletter, we will highlight an area of the student handbook. Don’t forget the full student handbook can be found under the “Parents & Students” tab on our website at http://rw.lapeerschools.org/
Page 4 – Registration and Communication When a student first enters Lapeer Community Schools, parents need to:
complete an initial enrollment form, providing basic information about your child;
sign a Records Release Form, enabling us to obtain records from your child’s previous school;
provide a certified birth certificate;
provide an up to date immunization record (specific immunization information will be included in the June newsletter); and
provide two proofs of residency (i.e. driver’s license & utility bill, lease/rent agreement etc.)
Mark Your Calendars!
The new school year is just around the corner, especially for our Year-Round students. Please make a note of all the following important dates on your calendars to get the new school year off to a great start, however, remember these dates and times are subject to change due to the pandemic. A picture packet and a short summer newsletter will be mailed home the first week of August with any changes we may know of.
July 18th - Rolland-Warner Office Opens (7:30-3:30)
July 25th 12pm to 6pm - Year-Round Schedule Pickup
All Year-Round students in 6th & 7th grade should stop in during the time window. While here, students will receive their schedules, locker information, transportation information, and have their school pictures taken. This allows us to have Student IDs more efficiently. Please make sure students have dressed appropriately.
July 26th – First Day of Year-Round School
For the month of August, our year-round students start the school day at a different time than they will when traditional calendar students return. First hour starts at 8:53am until traditional calendar begins (at which point the start time changes to 7:46am). The school opens to students at 7:15am.
August 18 @ 6pm – Fall Athletics/Meet the Coach Night in Cafeteria
All students who want to participate in Fall Athletics (Sideline Cheer, Girls’ Basketball, Cross Country, or Football) and parents must attend the Mandatory Athletics Night to turn in the required forms and gain information sports in general, and meet the coaches.
August 22nd - Fall Sports Begins
August 22nd 12pm to 6pm – Traditional Schedule Pick-Up for Students in 6th Grade
All traditional students in 6th grade should stop in during the time window. While here, students will receive their schedules, locker information, transportation information, and have their school pictures taken. This allows us to have Student IDs more efficiently. Please make sure students have dressed appropriately.
August 22nd & 23rd 4:15pm - 5pm – School Resource Officer Presentation
Our SRO is going to present ways to assist parents to identify and understand Vaping, Social Media Behavior, Drugs and Alcohol, and Bullying Behaviors.
August 22nd 5pm - 5:30pm - Informational Principal Meeting
Basically, this meeting will cover the student handbook, procedures (student drop-off, office procedures, etc.), and other practical information you may still be wondering about. If you’ve had RW students here in the past, you probably don’t need to attend. Mr. Stevens will have a short presentation and then answer any remaining questions.
August 23rd 12pm to 6pm – Traditional Schedule Pick-Up for Students in 7th Grade
All traditional students in 7th grade should stop in during the time window. While here, students will receive their schedules, locker information, transportation information, and have their school pictures taken. This allows us to have Student IDs more efficiently. Please make sure students have dressed appropriately.
August 24th 5pm to 6:30pm - Meet the Teacher Night
Meet the Teacher will be drop in this year. Stop by for a few minutes and get to know each of your children's teachers.
August 25th to August 26th – No School for Year-Round Students (Teacher In-service Days)
August 29th – First day of school for Traditional Students
The school opens at 7:15am for students to enter. Please do not drop students off before this time as there is no supervision for them. First hour begins at 7:46am and school ends at 2:27pm.
September 2nd thru September 5th – No School Labor Day Break
September 15th - Awards Ceremony for 21/22; 7th Grade @ 6pm, 8th Grade @ 7pm
September 23rd & 26th – No School for Year-Round
October 13th - Picture Retakes
October 17th & 19th - Year-Round Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 19th & 25th - Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 24th to October 28th – First Year-Round Intersession
October 28th – No School for All Students
School Supplies for Next Year
Along with the below school supplies, our teachers always appreciate classroom supplies like tissues, cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, and Expo markers! Give a teacher a pack of Expo markers and they are like a kid with candy!!!
Interested in Employment with LCS? RW has multiple openings for Paraprofessionals!!!
The District is currently hiring for multiple vacancies in our support staff unit. We offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, reduced rates for employee childcare, free admission to athletic events and more! We are currently looking to fill full and part-time vacancies in the following areas:
- Bus Drivers
- Food Service
- Substitutes in all areas
Please click the link to see all our openings and start the application process. If you wish to learn more about the available positions or how to apply, please call the LCS Human Resource office at (810) 538-1609 or if interested in a position at RW call the office (810) 538-2334 and we can get you headed in the right direction!
Our Mental and Emotional Health
You can find many resources on the Lapeer Community Mental Health page that can assist you or a loved one.
Title 1 & 31a Happenings
This year, School Improvement and District Improvement Plans are being transitioned to Continuous Improvement Plans, housed in the state’s new online platform: MICIP (Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process).
The Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP) is a way for districts to improve student outcomes by assessing whole child needs to develop plans and coordinate funds.
RW Fall 2022/2023 Sports Update
Rich Cross, Associate Principal/Athletic Director
Kristen Jeans, Attendance/Athletics Secretary
All information regarding individual sports will be updated on the district athletics’ website: http://lapeerlightning.com
***All Fall Sports Practices begin on Monday, August 22nd***
Fall Sports Athletic Clearance Process/Parent Meeting & Meet the Coach Night
Athletic clearances will be open for processing with Ms. Jeans in the Rolland Warner main office beginning Tuesday, August 2nd.. Summer office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. until school starts on Monday, August 30th.
Mandatory Fall Sports Parents Meeting/Meet the Coach Night will be held on Thursday, August 18th at 6 p.m. in the Rolland Warner cafeteria. Ms. Jeans will be available to process athletic clearances between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. However, parents and students can get cleared through the RW main office beginning on Tuesday, August 2nd.
Prior to the meeting, the following items are available in the office or online at http://lapeerlightning.com and MUST be turned into the RW Main Office prior to first practice/tryout:
- All athletes must have a completed 2022-2023 MHSAA Physical (dated April 15, 2022 or after)
- All athletes must have a completed Emergency Card
- All athletes must have a signed Athletic Code of Conduct Card (parent & student signatures required)
*All athletes must have passed at least 5/6 classes during the previous academic semester.*
*Please see the Student Athletic Code Handbook for information on 7th Grade Eligibility requirements (grades) needed last year and current.*
*Pay to Participate must be paid in full before any athlete may participate in a game/contest/meet.*
Fall Coaches Contact Information
7th Football – Zach Nolan email@example.com
7th Girls Basketball – Kent Meister firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Sideline Cheer – TBD
6th/7th Girls Cross Country – Ken Baginski email@example.com
6th/7th Boys Cross Country – TBD
Cross Country - See Below
Girls Basketball - Open Gyms @ RW
Wednesdays 6-7:30pm, June 22nd-August 17th
7th Football/Sideline Cheer
7th Girls Basketball
6th/7th Cross Country
***Please be reminded that all schedules are subject to updates and changes prior to the start of the season***
Lapeer Area Running Club Tentative Summer Schedule
Summer Meal Service
Rolland-Warner Contact Information
Wyatt Stevens, Principal
Rich Cross, Associate Principal/Athletics
Kent Meister, Dean of Students
Renee Shrontz, Head Secretary
Kristen Jeans, Attendance/Athletics Secretary
Location: 3145 West Genesee Street, Lapeer, MI, USA
Phone: (810) 538-2334