Four Nests... One Family News
Week of May 16, 2022
Hello Rockledge Families,
It is crazy to think that we are just one month away from the last day of school, June 15th. We have lot of fun planned and learning experiences to deploy over the next month. There are many upcoming events and updates noted below.
Rockledge has been designated as a Title I school, effective July 1st. This status is a part of the Federal Title I program that ensures resources are provided to schools that have demonstrated higher percentages of families in financial need. The intent is to ensure that resources are available to support the success of ALL children. To learn more about what the Title I program is, click here. We are excited by this designation as it will provided additional personnel, specifically a Math Resource Teacher to support student learning. We will also have the opportunity to plan for additional family engagement events to strengthen the Home-School connection.
Our Rockledge Staff wants to give a huge THANK YOU to the PTA and all families. Each of you played an important role in making sure our entire staff felt appreciated during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. It is an honor to serve the Rockledge Community.
Every Child...Every Day...We are Rockledge!
Your Principal & Assistant Principal,
Upcoming Important Dates
May 20th: PTA Family Movie Night @ 6:30pm
May 30th: Memorial Day Holiday/ Schools & Offices Closed
June 1st: Popsicles, Playground, & Planning Family Event
June 10th: PTA Spirit Night @ Chuck E Cheese
June 13th: 5th Grade Promotion @ 10am
June 14th: Kindergarten Promotion @ 10:30am
June 15th: Last Day of School
What's Been Happening @ The Rock
Kindergarten Learns from Community Helpers
Rockledge Feature: 2022 Virtual PWCS All-County Art Festival
Check out the artwork from our AMAZING Eagles in the Prince William County 2022 Virtual Art Festival. Thank you to our amazing Art Teacher, Ms. Zupko for setting up this display of our children's work.https://sway.office.com/3HyxRmNsTXz2OgJd?ref=Link
Updates @ The Rock
Class Requests Fall 2022
PTA Family Movie Night
Scan the QR code below to vote for your movie choice.
We will see you Friday!
Popsicles, Playground, & Planning Family Event
Come out to this event and give us your feedback on what areas of focus should be considered as we move into the new school year. We will have a short simple survey for you to complete, then your child will get a homework pass and popsicle for the evening. We are also hoping to have community representatives present to tell you about the many fun happenings around Prince William in the Summer.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Laptop Return, June 3rd
For students attending summer school, your devices will be returned to you during that last week of school for summer use.
Employment Opportunities @ Rockledge
- 4th Grade General Education Teacher
- Parent Liaison
- Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
- Autism Teacher Assistant
- PALS Tutors
Crossing Guard Updates
Due to the milling and paving operations occurring in numerous locations in Lake Ridge, crossing guards are experiencing delays in arriving at their second crossings in the mornings and afternoons.
As always, the safety of the children who walk to and from school is our priority. If there is no crossing guard at your child’s crossing at the normal time, they are on the way. Any unaccompanied child should always wait for a crossing guard to arrive.
Do you have a rising kindergartener?
Don't delay registration!
Children must be 5 years old by September 30th.
Online Registration opens March 21, 2022 (click here)
Documents needed for online registration:
- Three Proofs of Residency
- Original Birth Certificate
- Physical and complete Immunization Record
Summer 2022 Opportunities
PWCS 2022 Summer School Information for Parents
Prince William County Schools offers summer academic and enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-12.
The summer program aims to provide students various educational opportunities that serve to mitigate summer learning loss and prepare students for future learning experiences, which ultimately leads to improved student achievement.
- All PWCS Summer School programs will be in-person.
- There is no tuition fee for Prince William County residents to attend this program.
- Rockledge students will attend summer school at Antietam Elementary.
- Monday-Friday, July 11 – 29 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (July 4th is a holiday)
- Breakfast will be provided to all students.
- Transportation will be provided.
- Information found on the PWCS Summer School Site
- Complete Summer School Registration In ParentVUE. The registration window will be open from March 1 – June 15. Late registration for academic programs only, will open June 20 and close June 22.
Middle School Program (for our rising 6th Grade students)
- July 11-29, 2022; 7:45-11:30 a.m. (July 4 is an observed holiday)
- All Woodbridge Middle and Lakeridge Middle bound students will have summer programming at Fred Lynn Middle School
PWCS Parent Resource Center
Upcoming Learning Sessions
A Parent's Guide to Section 504 in Public Schools
Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 7 p.m. via Zoom
Participants will develop a conceptual understanding of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. As a recipient of federal funds, public schools are required to provide equal access to educational programs, services, and activities to students with disabilities.
This session will review the definition of a disability under this section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and how it differs from disabilities as defined under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Parents will also learn about the provisions and protections afforded to individuals who qualify as students with a disability under this federal civil rights law.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – 7 p.m. via Zoom
This session will provide a brief overview of self-regulation, sensory processing and modulation, executive functioning, and social cognition as they relate to self-regulation. We will then turn our focus to discussing two programs that provide students with strategies to assist with self-regulation skills: The Zones of Regulation and The Incredible 5-point Scale. This presentation will provide parents with resources and ideas they can use at home.
Health & Safety Updates
COVID case reporting and isolation requirements continue
As a reminder, parents and guardians should continue to report positive COVID test results to their school or school nurse. PWCS guidelines for isolation is 10-days with the ability to return on day 11. Medical documentation or letter may end isolation earlier in your child's personal life, however PWCS requires 10-day isolation for school, school-based activities, and sports.