Welcome Back

We are excited for the 2017-2018 school year!

New Changes at "The Forge"

There are a few staffing changing for the 2017-2018 school year. We are excited to share that Ms. Piet was promoted to Assistant Principal at Summit Park Elementary School. Ms. Schmidt will transition from 5th grade into the role of our S.T.A.T. teacher. Mr. Houk will join the 5th grade team. A native of Baltimore County, Mr. Houk returns to Maryland after teaching in a Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Kleinsasser accepted a position with the Office of World Languages. She will be teaching limited English language speaking students at various schools in BCPS. Ms. Evans will be teaching 1st grade in her place. We are excited to bring her on board! Ms. Evans joins us from Hawthorne Elementary. Finally, with Ms. Conyngham not returning this year, Ms. Granacher will take on a new role at RFES. She will join Ms. Hunter as a Special Education teacher. Ms. Traynor from New Town Elementary will join the 2nd grade team. I previously worked with Ms. Traynor at Sparks Elementary and am excited to have the opportunity to do so again! Each new educator brings creativity, talent, expertise, and enthusiasm to their respective position. They will be outstanding additions to an already amazing staff!

"New" Parent Meet and Greet

Thursday, August 31, 2017



Any parent brand new to RFES is invited to join the administrative team and the PTA for an FAQ session and school tours. Special invitations will be mailed out to our new families!

"Sneak a Peek at Your Seat"

Friday, September 1, 2017


Families are invited to visit their children's classrooms, meet the teachers, and pick up school supplies if ordered through 1st Day School Supplies.

Information regarding homeroom assignments and school supplies were sent home with your children in June. The school supply list is also located on the Rodgers Forge website @ http://rodgersforgees.bcps.org

First Day for Students

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

School opens for students on Tuesday, September 5th. Doors open for students at 8:45. Students in grades 1-5 will enter through the doors by the cafeteria. A drop-off lane is also available in the morning if you will be driving your child to school. Please drive through the lane marked with cones to drop off your child. All bus riders enter through the main entrance. There is a grassy area outside of the cafeteria where families may wait for the bell to ring before and after school. Dismissal begins at 3:25.

"Back to School Night"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

6:30 pm


Upon arrival, parents are to report directly to their child's classroom. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm, with the Volunteer Training and PTA general meeting that will be broadcast from the RFES Media Studio into each classroom. After the PTA presentation, the administration will share updates on new BCPS initiatives. Following these announcements, teachers at every grade level will present informational sessions.

There will be two rotations during the evening to offer parents with multiple children at RFES an opportunity to meet all teachers and visit each classroom.

Parent Workshop Night: The New BCPS Grading and Reporting Policy, Makerspace & The Digital Learning Environment

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:30-7:30 pm

The administration, STAT Teacher, and Teacher Leaders invite you to join us to learn about the Grading and Reporting Policy in BCPS. In addition, we will discuss the digital learning environment and Makerspace project based learning opportunities provided to the students at RFES. Parents will also receive information and hands on experience in using the BCPSOne platform.

Follow Us

We look forward to working together to provide a positive and productive learning experience for all students at Rodgers Forge Elementary. If you have any questions prior to opening day, please call the school office at 410-887-3582.

As we count down to the opening day you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @missyfanshaw or @RodgersForgeES to be updated on the latest events at school.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer vacation!

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