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First Day of School Updates 2021

School Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9am-3:40pm

The doors of the school open at 8:55am daily. Staff will be outside to monitor arrival at that time. Refrain from dropping off your child earlier than this time, as there will be no one to monitor them for safety.

'Twas the Night (4 Days) Before the 1st Day of School

Hello Rockledge Families,

The first day of school is quickly approaching. We were so excited to welcome everyone back to the halls of the Rock during our Open House Event today. We enjoyed seeing and connecting with everyone.

Below is a lot of important information, including items that must be addressed before the first day of school.

As you help your child pack a backpack and pick out the outfit, they love most for the first day, it will be helpful to take a pause and have some important conversations. Make sure your child knows how to put on his/her mask and wash hands for 20 seconds. Students will have extensive practice opportunities at school to hone these skills and having initial talks at home are important.

It will also be important for you to have a conversation with your child about your family's plan for arrival and dismissal. If riding a bus, practice walking to the bus stop and home together. If a walker, practice walking to and from school. It would be helpful to have children follow their routine for arrival and dismissal beginning the first day.

Please read the information below carefully and do not hesitate to reach out to the school if you have any questions.

Your Principal & Assistant Principal,

Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman

Mrs. Everett

Arrival & Dismissal Practices: Help Us Keep Our Children Safe

Student Tag System: Parent Pick Up & All Kindergarten Non-Bus Riders

In order to ensure safe arrival and dismissal procedures for students, Rockledge will continue with the Student Tag system for releasing students for parent pick-up and ALL kindergarten students (walkers and car riders).

For students being dropped off and picked up by car, families must park in legal parking areas along the street. In the afternoon families will be required to pick-up students with an ID and the assigned tag number at Door 4 (on parking lot side of building).

We will begin distributing tags at our Open House on August 19th. If you cannot get one on this day, call our main office to schedule a time to pick up your tags.

Bus Stop Information

Bus information will be available in ParentVUE beginning August 17th. If you have not already, we encourage families to sign-up for the Here Comes the Bus application to get real-time information about the location of your child's bus. Click images below for more information.

***Kindergarten Students***

Kindergarteners must be met at the bus stop by a parent or other authorized person with an ID. A Kindergarten Authorization form must be completed and submitted to the school prior to riding the bus. Click on the school bus link below for the form. Forms will be available in your child's classroom during Open House on August 19th.

New School Year Packet

No more paper back-to-school documents!

Emergency Cards and annual acknowledgements and consents are online in ParentVUE

The New School Year Packet, where parents/guardians can review emergency cards, update contact information, and complete annual policy reviews and acknowledgements, is now available in ParentVUE.

All families should complete the New School Year Packet as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, September 17, 2021.The information you provide will allow school staff to ensure the safety of your child this school year.

  1. Log into the ParentVUE app or the ParentVUE website using your ParentVUE UserID and password.
  2. Once logged into ParentVUE, click the Online Records button at the top of the screen.

If you need assistance, or do not have an active ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school.

Instructions for New School Year Packet

Health Updates

School Nurse: Supporting Health and Medical Needs

Cheryl Flesch, RN, BSN

School Nurse

Health Regulations & Forms

*In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, if your child requires treatment plans and medication forms for school entrance, allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures, prescription medications and over the counter medications, please see the forms needed in the link below. All the health forms and regulations in this link are located on the PWCS website.

Daily Health Screening

In order to support maintaining a healthy and safe school environment; families are asked to complete the daily health screening with their children. Answer the questions daily to determine whether you should send your child to school.

By clicking on the image below you can access the screener in multiple languages.

Universal Mask Mandates (Click Below)

Parent School Visits During the Day on Hold

In order to maintain a healthy school environment additional protocols will be put in place to start the school year:

  • There will be no lunch visits by families in the cafeteria.
  • Birthday Celebrations: we ask that no edible or non-edible items be sent into school for birthday celebrations at this point, we will reassess this as new guidance is received.

School Supply Lists (Click Picture)

Student Meals are Free for 2021-22

Breakfast and lunch will be offered at no cost for students for 2021-22.

Applications for free and reduced-priced meals, which impacts other services families may need, will be available on the School Food and Nutrition Services website when available from the USDA.

As we journey into a new school year, Rockledge Elementary School will be revisiting our current vision statement. As part of the process, we would like you to share your personal educational values with us. We will use this information, along with information from our staff and students, to review and revise our vision statement. We appreciate your input in this very important process.

Click HERE to share your vision.

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