Rhino Report

August 2022

Welcome Back Rhinos!

We are super excited to see each and everyone of our Rhino families back this year. A special welcome to our new to Ross families as well. The 2022-23 school year is going to be a great one! Our family events are back and will be better than ever. Ross prides itself on our open lines of communication. To do this, we will continue to utilize the platform Talking Points to share district, school, and classroom announcements. This system also allows you to have a direct line to your child's teachers and principals to have private communication should you ever need it. As always, you are also welcome to visit us in person. Your children, our rhinos, are our top priority. See everyone very soon!!!


With warm regards,

Mrs. Loder & Mrs. Diaz

Ross Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 17th, 5:30-6:30pm

3001 6th Avenue

Dodge City, KS

This is a come and go event. Students may bring their supplies to their classroom and meet their teacher. Safe Dismissal Numbers will be dispersed at this time as well.

First day of School!!

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 8am

3001 6th Avenue

Dodge City, KS

Entry in the Morning:


  • Kindergarten- South doors by the playground. A staff member will greet them every morning to direct them to their classroom.
  • 1st grade through 5th grade- Main entry doors. Students will be directed to their assigned morning locations.

Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Parent Orientation Night

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 5:30-7pm

3001 6th Avenue

Dodge City, KS

Please join us for our K-2 Parent Information Night . We will hold re-occuring sessions of 20 minutes that provide information on various topics. You can come and attend one or more topic sessions. Childcare will be provided for children ages 5 and over.

Topic Options

  • Skyward
  • Talking Points
  • Safe Dismissal
  • FastBridge Screening data
  • Grade Level Information for your child's classroom
  • Parent/Teacher Organization(PTO)
  • Social Emotional Learning(SEL)

Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade Parent Orientation Night

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 5:30-7pm

3001 6th Avenue

Dodge City, KS

Please join us for our 3rd- 5th Parent Information Night . We will hold re-occuring sessions of 20 minutes that provide information on various topics. You can come and attend one or more topic sessions. Childcare will be provided for children ages 5 and over.

Topic Options

  • Skyward
  • Talking Points
  • Safe Dismissal
  • FastBridge Screening data
  • Grade Level Information for your child's classroom
  • Parent/Teacher Organization(PTO)
  • Social Emotional Learning(SEL)

SafeDismissal

We will continue to utilize the SafeDismissal System at the end of the day if your child gets picked-up. If you are a returning family, your number will remain the same. If you are a new family we will have your number available at Open House. If none of these options will work for your family, please call our office to get your information.
sD - Parent Orientation Video (Open House)

District Information for Title I and the Elementary Handbook may be downloaded below:

Elementary Student Handbook(English)

Elementary Student Handbook(Spanish)

Title I Handbook