Rock Creek News

Keeping up with the Redhawks! August 5, 2022 Edition

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Dear Rock Creek Families,


It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year!


As we embark on the beginning of the school year, I find myself immensely proud of the hard work our Rock Creek staff is putting in to support student success this year!


Our custodial and maintenance team has been hard at work ensuring a clean and safe environment for our students and staff to return to, including leveled concrete to reduce trips and falls, resurfacing, sealing, and painting our blacktop areas and parking lot, painting the front office, and installing new and updated signage around campus. It looks fantastic! Our instructional and teaching staff is hard at work prepping their learning spaces, engaging in professional development, and collaborating to create engaging and rigorous learning environments for your students. The office team is here to support you with data confirmation, enrollment, and answer questions. Our dedicated staff, students, and community make Rock Creek the best!


We are also excited to kick off our school year with an updated school logo! Many thanks to our panel of parents and staff in selecting our new logo that was created by one of our Whitney High School students who is also a Rock Creek alum!


I am ecstatic to start the year with our Red Hawks and can't wait to see you all at our Meet the Teacher/Popsicles with the Principal event on Tuesday, August 9th, from 10-11.


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!


Warmly,

Bevin Graham

Principal

Meet the Teacher/Popsicles with the Principal

Please join us on Tuesday, August 9th from 10-11 for our Meet the Teacher and Popsicles with the Principal event! This is a great opportunity for you and your child to ease those beginning of the year butterflies, meet their teacher, and get a high five and a popsicle from me! Additionally, check out our PTC table!
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Drop-Off Procedures

As we work hard to keep our students and staff healthy and safe on campus, please follow the following drop-off procedures:


  • Students are welcome on campus between 7:40 and 7:50 and will head straight to their classrooms in the morning. When you hear the music playing, you know that the campus is open!
  • Families of preschool through 1st-grade families may walk their child to his/her classroom in the morning for the first two weeks of school. Please exit campus after dropping your student off.
  • Please practice kindness and patience with each other in the school drop-off lines.
  • The kindergarten drop-off is for drop-off only. If you would like to walk your TK/Kindergartener to class, please park along the street or in the parking lot.
  • Bus lanes are for buses only.
  • When using the drop-off lanes, please remain in your car and pull forward.
  • Please follow all signs and staff directions as we work to keep our campus safe.

RUSD's Health and Safety Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Our district sent out our health and safety guidance as it relates to COVID-19 last week. It is linked here for you if you missed it and is available on our district's website.
  • If you are on campus during school hours, it is required that you sign in at the office. This helps us keep our kids, staff, and you safe!
  • Our school conducts monthly safety drills. If we conduct a lockdown drill, you will receive a note from the office ahead of time so that families may have conversations with their children to help ease nerves that we know these cause for some of our students.

Get Involved!

One of our points of pride is our parent and community involvment. There are so many ways to get involved at Rock Creek! Participating in volunteering at our PTC-sponsored events, attending our monthly PTC meetings, becoming an art docent or science docent, and volunteering in your child's class!


If you would like to become a science docent, please fill out the form linked here.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Meet the Teacher/Popsicles with the Principal is August 9th from 10-11.
  • First day of school is August 10th: Students are welcome on campus between 7:40 and 7:50. Dismissal for TK is 1:20. Dismissal for Kindergarten is 2:10. Dismissal for grades 1-6 is 2:20.
  • Back to School Night is August 18th

Who's New at Rock Creek?

Staff Changes


  • Please join us in welcoming Natalie Nordahl to our preschool teaching team!
  • Please join us in welcoming Teri Cosentino as our K-2 TASEL teacher!
  • Please join us in welcoming Kristen Campbell as one of our 1st-grade teachers!
  • Mrs. Artiaga is now teaching 3rd-grade. Prior to this year, she taught our 6th-grade Red Hawks!
  • Mrs. Breckenridge is now teaching 3rd-grade. Prior to this year, she taught our 2nd-grade Red Hawks!
  • Mrs. Cable is now teaching 4th-grade. Prior to this year, she taught our 1st-grade Red Hawks!
  • Please join us in welcoming Cassie Bay as one of our 5th-grade teachers!
  • Please join us in welcoming our new Instructional Aides: Priscilia Martinez and Patty Hudson.
  • Please join us in welcoming Tracey Jones as our new speech and language pathologist!