Rolland-Warner 6/7 Campus
What a great week having students back in the building! As we shared in the return to school plan and the RW FAQ document, we are implementing many safety precautions to ensure that our students and staff remain as safe as possible! Please take the time to screen your child daily and help stop the spread!
Looking forward to a great week 2!!!
Picture Retakes October 12th
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District Wide Procedures for Sick Students
Students are required to be picked up immediately and the office staff must fill out a form that is sent to the Superintendent's Office. You will receive a letter from the Superintendent's Office in collaboration with the Health Department detailing the next steps.
We understand the challenges that this may pose for parents, however, this is necessary to keep our students and staff safe and to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19. Please ensure that your emergency contacts are up-to-date and carefully screen your students prior to sending to school to help us reduce the spread and lessen the chance that you will need to be called possibly leaving work to drive to pick up your child!
Student Daily Self-Screening
Should the student exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms while at the school they will be isolated and parents must come pick up the student and follow the procedures laid out in the LCS COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Student Procedures.
A free app is available for any Michigan Resident to self-screen at https://misymptomapp.state.mi.us/
Utilize the LCS COVID-19 Parent Screening Tool below:
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:
- Sending multiple masks. As the masks get moist from our breathing, the student may feel much better with a new dry mask!
- Send facial wipes in student's backpack. Wearing a mask will cause student's to sweat. Certainly not the end of the world, however, using a facial wipe in the middle of the day maybe just what the student needs to feel fresh again.
Please consider purchasing a book that will be delivered to your house and support RW ELA department who receives a portion of the profits! You can log in starting October 12 and the virtual fair ends October 25.
Mental Health Counselor
We welcome her to Rolland-Warner!
The Positivity Project is not a program with strict guidelines. Instead, it educates teachers on the character strengths and relies on them to teach in a way that best meets their students’ needs. It is a school-wide endeavor, grounded in the consistency of classroom instruction. Their model is holistic; it incorporates students, educators, and parents through regular interaction with character strengths vocabulary and concepts.
- All student drop off and pick up must occur in the Athletic Lot off Demille unless going to the office. With Kids N Company and the buses using the lot off M-21 safety is our primary concern for our students and parents are only to use this lot during the day, not at drop off or pick up.
- Students must remain in their vehicles until 9 AM. No supervision is provided outside prior to that time.
Student Handbook Notes
Each month a couple areas of the student handbook will be highlighted. Don’t forget the full student handbook can be found under the “Parents & Students” tab on our website at http://rw.lapeerschools.org/ This month’s focus is on transportation.
Its imperative students follow appropriate procedures and rules on buses. If they fail to do this, it poses a major safety hazard due to distracted drivers. If you’ve ever driven even a few children in a car (as most of us have) you know how difficult it can be to concentrate if there is excessive noise, movement, or confusion coming from the back seat. For that reason, I’d like to highlight bus transportation as it reads in the student handbook.
At RW, we generally go with a 3-step process for dealing with poor bus behavior. Drivers fill out referral slips that are sent to the RW office at which point we keep track.
· 1st Offense – Warning to student. We expect the student to remedy the problem. Most will take care of it.
· 2nd Offense – Parents are contacted by the office explaining this is the 2nd referral the student has received and that further referrals will result in bus suspensions.
· 3rd Offense – Students will receive a bus suspension for a length of time consistent with the severity of the offense.
Appendix H – Bus Rules for Students (p.58)
Bus transportation to and from school is provided by Lapeer Community Schools for all students who live in the district and outside of the no service areas. We want our students to enjoy a safe and orderly ride to and from school and school related events.
The school district establishes procedures, guidelines and rules to govern school bus operation in order to 1) protect the health and safety of the passengers, 2) avoid disruption of transportation and school-day schedules, and 3) prevent damage to school district property. School bus transportation is a privilege and not a right. Students are expected to observe the rules and be a safe citizen. Passengers are on school property when they are on the school bus and are expected to observe the same behavior that is expected in school. The “Student Code of Conduct” as well as these “Bus Rules for Students” are in force and govern the behavior of bus passengers.
Passengers are expected to follow the rules here in. Passengers who break the rules will be reported to the appropriate school administrator for disciplinary action. The driver may take action designed to address issues and correct problems. Seat assignment, contacting parents, seeking assistance of transportation and/or school administrators and filing written rule violation reports are some of the driver’s remedies. Drivers may recommend suspension of service to the administrator for severe or repeated infraction.
Parents who have questions or concerns about the transportation service or a school bus driver may call the Transportation Department at (810) 667-2433 during school days between 5:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
Bring Your Own Device
Students who were loaned LCS technology during virtual instruction MUST bring the Chromebook and charger daily!
Virtual - Google Classroom Continues
For this reason, the vast majority of teachers are continuing to update their Google Classrooms. This will allow sick or quarantined students to still participate in our curriculum by accessing assignments, resources, and instruction from home. Obviously this will not be as robust as during full virtual instruction, however, it will be sufficient to allow students to continue to meet learning targets while they cannot attend school physically.
Washington DC Kick-Off/Fundraiser
Washington DC Informational Meeting will be held on Monday, November 16th at 7 pm in the RW cafetorium for all 7th grade students and their parents interested in traveling to Washington, DC in November 2021. Sign up information will be distributed at this meeting and we will fill buses at a first-come first-serve basis based on the date of registration on the BrightSpark website. Please attend this meeting if you have any interest or the possibility of future interest as this will be the location to have all questions answered!
Due to time constraints and trying to get in as many fundraisers as possible for these students, each 7th grade student will be offered a complete DC fundraiser packet in their social studies classroom on October 12th. Additional packets will be available in the main office. The packet will contain both a Cheesecake and Christmas Wreath Fundraiser Forms; for dates please see below:
Cheesecake & Wreath Fundraisers
Due Date - Monday, November 2, 2020 (Order Form must be totaled) Turn in AM in Hallway or during Lunch in the Cafe
Delivery Date (1-5 pm) - Monday, November 16, 2020 (Gymnasium Entrance)
We encourage you to participate in these fundraisers if you are even contemplating going to DC as many students have fundraised a majority of the cost to go in these two fundraisers! We are also in need of assistance with delivery on Monday, November 16, please contact Mrs. Prill!
Interested in Employment with LCS?
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.
Organization is Key
This year, lessons were specifically designed and implemented in iConnect to allow students the opportunity to peruse multiple organization systems and decide which would work best for them. Students were to bring in any supplies they needed and build this system with their iConnect teacher based on their Organization Action Plan (you should have seen this come home). We still have 10-Pocket Folders for sale in the office for $4!
Help your student by checking in weekly on their organization method and we will do the same with a weekly check-in during iConnect!
Similar to science, math, and social studies, English language arts teachers employ an approach that engages students in the real-life work of readers and writers. Teachers and students create a community of readers and writers where they work together to engage in learning authentic reading and writing strategies, habits, and skills. A typical day in the classroom would involve a teacher using his/her own writers’ notebook or text to model a reading or writing skill, strategy, or disposition. Then students try out the strategy together, followed by using the strategy independently. While students do the work of readers and writers, the teacher monitors students, attends to individual needs during one-on-one conferring or small groups, and asks probing questions to promote self-reflection and growth. As often as possible, students are invited to choose their own texts and writing topics. Finally, like the other core teachers, the ELA instructors lead a discussion using students’ thinking and strategies to summarize the important ideas and skills learned.
Here is a list of the RW PAC meetings for the 20/21 school year that will occur close to the third Friday of the month at 9:30 am-10:30 am via Zoom, so you can mark your calendar: Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, and May 21.
Wyatt Stevens is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: 20/21 PAC Meetings
Time: Oct 16, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83791117606
Meeting ID: 837 9111 7606
Mark Your Calendars!
October 10th-25th - Virtual Book Fair https://www.scholastic.com/bf/rollandwarnermidsch
October 12th - Picture Retakes & DC Fundraisers Start
October 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences Sign-Up Document Release
October 16th - PAC Meeting
October 21st - Winter I Sports Begin
October 21st & 27th - Parent Teacher Conferences
October 30th - No School for All Students
November 2nd - DC Fundraisers Due
November 16th - Washington DC Kick-Off/Fundraiser Pick-up
November 21-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Winter 1 Sports (Wrestling, Volleyball) begin on October 21st. Sign up forms are available in the main office. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and VNN for more information regarding tryouts/practice dates, times and locations.
Winter 1 Coaches
Wrestling – Drew Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org
McLaren Telehealth Available @ RW
Title 1/31a Happenings
Rolland-Warner Contact Information
Wyatt Stevens, Principal
Rich Cross, Associate Principal/Athletics
Kent Meister, Dean of Students
Renee Shrontz, Head Secretary