Rocky Creek Elementary School
Creek News: May 9 - May 13, 2022
Rangers are self-directed learners, caring citizens and positive world changers.
Thank you for celebrating our teachers and staff last week.
PTO Pre-Ordered School Supply Kits - have you ordered yours?
Pre-Orders for next year's School Supply Kits are open now! Save time and money. Supply Kits come with the exact school supply list items. Be sure to order yours for next years' grade level.
A Note from Nurse Linsdey
PARENTS IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN TO PICK UP YOUR STUDENTS MEDICATIONS. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR STUDENT 'S MEDICATION BY
JUNE 1 AT 12PM. IF THE MEDICATION IS NOT PICKED UP IT WILL BE DESTROYED, WE CAN'T KEEP MEDICATIONS OVER THE SUMMER IN THE HEALTH ROOM. DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR NEW MEDICATION ORDERS FROM THE DOCTOR OVER THE SUMMER FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR! THANK YOU , NURSE LINDSEY
Parents: Please make sure you've created a Parent Portal account
It is more important than ever for parents to create a PARENT PORTAL account in PowerSchool. We will now use PowerSchool to better serve our students and families. Important forms, such as the yearly transportation form, will only be available on the Parent Portal. You will also be able to view your child’s attendance and grades.
You should have received an email with the Access ID and Password for those who do not already have an account created. Please follow the easy-to-use guide to create an account for your student(s). You may also find these instructions and the link to create the account on our district website, located under I AM/A PARENT-GUARDIAN/POWERSCHOOL.
If you have not already created an account, please do so as soon as possible. If you did not receive an email with your child’s account information, contact RCE to request this information.
Thank you for supporting the GOTR toy drive
Help us find our former Rangers
Thank you to everyone who participated in the RCE Career Vehicle Day
A note from your RCE Guidance Counselors
As part of our counseling program, we would love to have your feedback on this school year. Please take a quick moment to fill out our google survey so we can plan for our next school year. We appreciate any and all feedback.
Rocky Creek Counselors
Need a special birthday treat for your child's class
Reminder: Covid protocol still does not allow sharing outside cupcake and cookies in the building.
Looking ahead: Testing Dates for 3rd - 5th Grade
Parents please try to not schedule any appointments or dismiss your students before lunch time if at all possible during this time.
Tuesday, May 10 - ELA Session 1
Wednesday, May 11 - ELA Session 2
Thursday, May 12 - Math
4th and 5th Grade
Monday, May 16 - ELA Session 1
Tuesday, May 17 - ELA Session 2
Wednesday, May 18 - Math
Thursday, May 19 - Science (4th Grade only)
Reminders to volunteers
Visitors and Volunteers
RCE is so happy to welcome you back inside our building.
Come mentor a child, eat lunch with your student, or serve in the classroom.
Enjoy lunch with your child.
Last names A-J may attend on EVEN DAYS.
Last names K-Z may attend on ODD DAYS.
Volunteers: please make sure you have completed an application before you volunteer.
Volunteer for grade 4K - 2nd grade at RCE on Monday and Wednesday.
Volunteer for 3rd grade - 5th grade at RCE on Tuesday and Thursday.
Learn more about volunteering for Lexington One here.
For more information call the RCE office at 803-821-4200.
Support RCE when you shop on Amazon!
Hey Rangers! Do you shop frequently on Amazon? Did you know Amazon has a feature that gives back to organizations? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price (of your eligible purchase) and we all know every bit helps!!
To set this feature up click on the link below. You may also use this option next time you login to your account. Click on the main menu and choose AmazonSmile under Programs and Features. Then select Rocky Creek PTO as your charity. From there follow the instructions listed on the page.
Thank you again for the many ways you continue to support the PTO and RCE!!!!
Rangers attendance is important.
Families your children are important to us and we want them here each day!
SC State Attendance Guidelines
Please remember to submit medical and parent note excuses when your child returns to school. Excuses should be submitted no later than 3 days of returning from an absence.
5 Unexcused or 3 Consecutive Unexcused absences are considered truant
Limit of 10 parent note excuses per year
Early Dismissals from School
If your child needs to be dismissed early from school, please be sure to arrive prior to 2:00 pm. In order to keep everyone prepared and safe for dismissal, we are unable to dismiss students after 2:00 pm.
Updated Morning Drop Off Procedures
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.
Please pull all the way forward to the car in front of you. We aim to have 4 cars in front of the crosswalk. Your children may exit the car once you've come to a stop without the door being opened for them.
Parents and drivers should not leave their vehicle to assist with unloading students.
- You may use either the front car loop OR the back bus loop for morning drop off. Students may only be walked to the door at the front, since we do not have a crossing guard in the back.
- Students may not be dropped off prior to 7 am. If you arrive before 7:00, your child must wait in the car until an adult opens the doors and comes outside at 7. It is not a safe practice to drop off students before 7:00 because they will be unsupervised.
- The tardy bell rings at 7:40 am. Doors are locked at 7:40, and any children arriving after this must be walked all the way in to the front office and signed in.
Always exit from cars along the sidewalk curb. At no time are children to exit from the left side of the vehicle.
Zipper Method in Afternoon Car Line
Afternoon Car Line Reminders
Use the "zipper method" to keep the traffic moving...one car from the left, one car from the right.
Have car tags displayed until your child gets in your car. Visible numbers help us to ensure that students are loaded into correct cars at each cone, and having it ready while in line helps move the line along, rather than having to wait for you to find the number. If you need additional car tags, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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