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Rocky River Newsletter - Back to School August 2019

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News from Dr. LaRusso

The beginning of the school year is always a time of excitement and anticipation. These feelings include the belief that this year will the best school year ever, and a feeling that the beginning of a new year means a brand new adventure. The anticipation of learning something new and making new friends is almost too much to bear. And that is just how the teachers feel! The students are even more excited.

At Rocky River serving our students, and our community, is such a blessing and a privilege. In a few short days we will enthusiastically meet the reasons for our excitement, and thank you for sharing your kids with us.

Welcome back!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 1

  • Open House 3:00-5:00pm
Monday, August 5
  • Required Workday--No School for students
Tuesday, August 6
  • First Day of School (1st, 2nd, 3rd graders)
  • Staggered start for Kindergarteners
Monday, August 12
  • First day of school for ALL kindergarteners
  • Chick-Fil-A Family Spirit Night 5:00-8:00pm

Friday, August 23

  • Class Pack Money Due

Friday, August 30

  • Teacher Workday - no school

Monday, September 2

  • No School (Labor Day)

Connect with Class Dojo!

ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. Your child's teacher will be reaching out, providing you with steps as to how to connect to this wonderful resource. This provides a unique and instant glimpse into your child's learning.

Parent Resources - How to connect

2019 Boosterthon Shades

Shades are up!!!

Boosterthon is a unique program that promotes exercise, teamwork, and community-mindedness. In addition the program allows us to raise much needed funds for our school. This year one of our goals was to raise money to buy and install shade stations for our playgrounds! We were able to purchase 5 sunshades. They add much needed shade to both our playgrounds. Thank you!

Car Line Info

Just a few reminders:

  • Remain "hands-free" with devices while on school property
  • Obey ALL traffic laws
  • Students need to load car & buckle quickly to allow car line to progress
  • Car placard needs to be visible - please place on dash

Parent Involvement Team - P.I.T. Crew

It is the mission of the parent involvement team (PIT Crew) to work in conjunction with both parents and teachers to enhance and encourage the educational experience for students and families at Rocky River Elementary.

To find out more about our P.I.T. Crew and view some of the upcoming events, check out their site.

3rd Grade Bookbags

Yahoo - we have brand new Mooresville-issued bookbags for all our 3rd Grade students. These bookbags will eventually be used to transport devices to ensure safety. Third graders will receive these during open house or on the first day of school.

VISTORS at Rocky River Elementary

ALL visitors to our campus must present a valid Driver's License at each visit during check in. Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our students safe.

2019-2020 MGSD School Calendar

Please click on the link HERE to view the academic schedule for our students.
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Digital Resources @ Home

Parents: Here is a step by step way to open digital resources to use at home.

Sign in System Upgrade

Our visitor kiosks were upgraded this summer with a driver's license scanner. For your FIRST visit please bring your license to be entered into the system.

Please do NOT bring to school...


Students are not allowed to use cell phones or other wireless devices such as iPods, Smart Watches, etc. that create a disruption during the academic day. Electronic devices that create a disruption will be confiscated and a parent will be notified. Item(s) will be held in the office until a parent can pick it up.

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