Rocky Creek Elementary School

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Creek News: January 18 - 22, 2021

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Upcoming Dates

January 18, 2021

Holiday — No School for Students and Staff


January 19, 2021

First Day of Second Semester Begins


January 21, 2021

Knead Pizza Dine Out


January 25, 2021

Report cards issued


January 27, 2021

Chick-fil-A biscuit sale

Important Announcements

Students returning Second Semester

We are excited to welcome some of our LOOLA students back to the building next week on Tuesday, January 19, and we continue to applaud the efforts of all of our virtual teachers and students! Here are a few important details:


Car tags with family numbers have been mailed to you. Even if your child is not a car rider, please hold onto these in case he/she is one day. Tags must be visibly displayed on the rear view mirror in the afternoon pick up line.


Students may be dropped off as early as 7 am and are marked tardy at 7:50 am. You may use the front loop or bus loop for AM drop off. Both breakfast and lunch are free for all students this year. School is dismissed at 2 pm, which is earlier than last year. Early dismissals and transportation changes are NOT made after 1:30 pm. ALL transportation changes must be called in to the office...notes and emails are often overlooked.


Your child should bring his/her device AND charger to school every day. On the first day, please have your child bring any workbooks or other materials used for virtual learning. Your child's teacher will communicate with you about any additional supplies that are needed. ALL children MUST wear a face covering to school, and they are encouraged to bring a water bottle since water fountains are not available this year.


On January 19 and 20, parents of returning students in kindergarten or first grade may walk your child to class. You will need to have a face covering.

Valentines Day

Students will be able to bring Valentines to exchange on Thursday, February 11 since this is our last face to face day before February 14. We are asking that students bring cards only (no candy or food due to Covid restrictions) and include all children in the class. Your child's teacher will send a list of students home.

Winter Spirit Wear Sale

Want to represent your school? Check out the website below to get your gear. This sale begins January 19th and runs through February 2nd. Orders are ONLINE only.


https://rangerspiritstore.itemorder.com/sale

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Yearbooks!!!

Don’t miss out! Order your paperback, full color yearbook, filled with 50 pages of pictures and memories of the 2020-2021 school year.


Purchase now through 1/29/21 for $18.


Interested in personalization? Order ONLINE before 1/28 and you can personalize your yearbook.


To Order Online:

  1. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

  2. Click on “Shop Yearbooks” and type in Rocky Creek Elementary

  3. Select our school and click on “2021 Yearbook”

  4. Follow the online payment instructions


Purchases on or after 1/30/21 will be $23. Orders will close February 26th.


To Order By Check or Cash: Complete this form and return to RCE.

Pictures needed for Yearbook

If you have taken any pictures this year that could be included in the yearbook (first day of school, virtual learning pictures, etc.) , please send to rceyearbookpics@gmail.com

Chick-fil-A biscuits are BACK!

The first biscuit sale will be on Wednesday, January 27. Biscuits go on sale at 7 am in the front car line and bus loop. Biscuits are $3 each, and all proceeds go to the Rocky Creek PTO! Biscuits often sell out, so be sure to have a back up plan so your child doesn't miss breakfast (hint: school breakfast is free for all students this year). Thank you for your support of our amazing PTO!

Transportation Changes & Early Dismissals

Please make sure you communicate ALL transportation changes through a phone call to the front office at 821-4200 before 1:30 pm. Early dismissals will not be made after 1:30 pm. Do not communicate transportation changes via an email or note to the teacher.

Interested in being a substitute?

Click here for more information!

Morning and Afternoon Car Line


  • You may use both lanes in the morning, just like we do in the afternoon. Begin the "zipper method" merging at the same point in line that the afternoon zipper merge starts.

  • You may drop off in the front car line OR the bus loop.

  • Always exit from cars along the sidewalk curb. At no time are children to exit from the left side of the vehicle.

  • Please have students ready when they reach the unloading zone. Use your time in the line to find a mask and get it on, gather book bag and lunch box, put on jackets, etc. The quicker our students exit vehicles, the quicker the line will move.

  • At no time should children be dropped off in the parking lot or sent across the crosswalk alone. An adult is required to walk the student ALL THE WAY ACROSS the crosswalk for your students' safety.

  • Parents and drivers should not leave their vehicle to assist with unloading or unbuckling students.

  • In the afternoon, parents and drivers should not leave their vehicle to assist with buckling students. If you need to assist your child with buckling, please move up to the gold cone. If you need to exit the vehicle for this, please pull into a parking space for your safety.

  • Please have car tags displayed in afternoon car line until your child is loaded.

Technology Troubleshooting Guide

We have created a RCES Family Troubleshooting Guide for our families. Please refer to this document when technology issues arise. If you still have trouble, please contact us at rcestechnicalhelp@lexington1.net.

School Food News

All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch daily! More school food news can be found here.


In addition, you may order free meals for the days your student is not at school.


Hybrid Model Students



  • AA BB students will receive three breakfast and three lunch meals to take home for their virtual learning days. These meals will be delivered to classrooms (end of day Tuesday for AA students and end of day Thursday for BB students).
  • These meals must be ordered ahead of time by using this form. For AA students, it must be completed by 9 am Tuesday, and for BB it must be completed by 9 am Thursday.


LOOLA Students



  • The district’s Online Learning Academy students can also receive free meals. Parents of Online Learning Academy students must complete the form linked here by 6 p.m. each Tuesday when it closes. The link reopens each Friday at 1 p.m for the following week’s meals.
  • The district’s Online Learning Academy families can pick up meals each Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at any one of the district’s five designated drive-through locations (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, White Knoll Elementary). Online Learning Academy parents must show their student’s school identification card to pick up meals. Parents with questions should email Ashley Summers at asummers@lexington1.net.

Student Attendance

Lexington One Attendance Guidelines


Students Enrolled in the Face-to-Face AA BB Hybrid Model

While enrolled in the face-to-face AA BB hybrid model, students are expected to report to school on their assigned days. On virtual, e-learning days, they are expected to participate in all virtual learning activities and submit their assignments by the due date established by their teacher.

Their attendance will be recorded as follows.

Elementary Students (on face-to-face days): Teachers will take attendance daily.

Elementary Students (on virtual, e-learning days): Students will be marked present for all virtual e-learning days. If no assigned work is submitted by the due date established by the teacher, the student’s attendance will be changed to absent (for the corresponding days).


Students Enrolled in the Online Learning Academy

Students who are enrolled in the Lexington District One Online Learning Academy are expected to participate in all learning activities. This includes all online meetings. They must also submit their assignments by the due dates established by their teacher(s).

Their attendance will be recorded as follows.

Elementary Students: Students will be marked present for the day if they attend the “morning meeting” or if they participate in any of the day’s activities or assignments. If they do not, they will be marked absent for the day.

Parent/Guardian COVID-19 Communication Guide

Click here to read the district's COVID-19 Communication Guide.

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