WELCOME!

SOARING INTO 4K!

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Welcome to Rose Glen! We are thrilled that you and child will be joining our school community this upcoming school year. 4K is such an exciting time and we just know that your child is going to have a wonderful school year. It is always amazing the amount of growth and learning that takes place during this year. Our goal is to make sure that you and your child have a great year and we encourage you to reach out to us if there is anything that we can do to ensure that your child has the best 4K year possible.


The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you with the essential information that you need before we get the school year rolling. We recommend taking a quick look at the information and then tuck this newsletter away in a safe spot so that you can come back to it as we get closer to the start of the school year. There is a lot of information in this newsletter. I repeat. There is a lot of information in this newsletter. We tried to prioritize the information in way that has the most critical information you need now at the top and then other important information that you might not need until the school year gets started. Again, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here to help and make the transition as smooth as possible.

General School Information

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The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd! School for the 4K a.m. session starts at 8:35 AM and ends at 11:25 a.m. (Monday - Friday) and the p.m. session starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 3:40 p.m. (Monday-Thursday).


Some important dates to note for August include the following:


Picture Day:

August 21st, 2019 from 11-5

This is a great opportunity to get your child's picture taken before the start of the school year! If you are unable to attend picture day, there will be a "Retake Day" after school starts on October 9th. More information was sent in the whole school newsletter.


Popsicles on the Playground for 4K and Kindergarten:

August 21st, 2019 from 5-6:30

This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, PTO members, and other families. Popsicles will be provided and the event will take place on the playground. This is also a great opportunity for families who cannot attend Open House. If you cannot attend Open House then please feel to drop off any materials and supplies at this time. 4K families start out in the 4K classroom.


Open House:

August 28th, 2019 from 5-6:30

This is great opportunity to see the classroom, meet the teacher, and see the school. Please feel free to drop any materials and supplies off at this time so that there is less to worry about on the first day of school.


The link below has the School District of Waukesha Calendar. In the upcoming school newsletter we will also be sharing the Upcoming Events for the entire school year. This will always be at the end of the newsletter and available for your reference. This will include PTO Meetings, Concerts, Professional Development Days, and other up-coming events. Additionally, at Open House you will receive a fabulous magnet that has all of our major dates and events for easy reference. This is a welcome present to our families from our PTO.


School District of Waukesha Calendar

Office Staff

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The office staff is here to help! Please feel free to contact us directly if you need any assistance. Below is the contact information for each of us and we will do everything we can to provide any help that we can or direct you to the right individual as needed.


Cathe Sweet:

Cathe is our extraordinary Administrative Assistant here at Rose Glen! She is always more than happy to help and will be able to answer the majority of questions that you have regarding all things Rose Glen. If she doesn't know the answer she will find out or direct you to the person that can provide you with the information. She responds promptly to both voicemail and email.


email: csweet@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Phone Number: 262.970.2405


Jean DeLapaz:

Jean is our Health Assistant at Rose Glen. She is most likely the one who will be calling you if your child is sick or gets injured at school. Jean is also more than willing to assist with any health concerns that you might have. If your child has food allergies then please contact Jean so that we ensure that we have the correct plans in place to support your child. Also see important health information below related to medication forms and procedures. Jean is also responsible for attendance.


email: jdelapaz@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Phone Number: 262.970.2415


Melissa Nikolic:

This is my ninth year as the Principal of Rose Glen Elementary. It is an honor to serve as the principal of this building and it is a privilege to land in such a wonderful community. Rose Glen is truly a special place and I just love being here. If you have any concerns, ideas, questions, etc. throughout the year then please feel free to reach out and I am more than happy to listen and problem-solve as needed. If you have any specific information you would like to share regarding your child before the start of the school year then please reach out as I am more than happy to connect!


email: mnikolic@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Phone Number: 262.970.2410

Communication

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There are three primary communication sources for families at Rose Glen. This includes our weekly newsletter, Facebook, and our website.


Weekly Smore Newsletter:

You will receive a school newsletter each week via email. This is why it is critical to ensure that your email is updated within IC. We want to make sure that you receive this newsletter with critical information. Starting in August you should receive an "Eagle Update" each Monday. If you are not receiving the newsletter then please contact the office. Grade levels also have a newsletter that will be shared with families on Friday. The grade level newsletters will come out approximately two times per month. Again, you will receive an email with all of the grade level newsletters.


Facebook:

Our fabulous PTO maintains our Facebook page. They are highly responsive and pro-active. Our Facebook page will also include our school and grade level newsletters. Therefore, this is another great place to check and see if you are receiving the newsletters as they will be posted on Facebook. PTO also pulls critical information from the newsletter and will post frequently. This is also a great place to check for upcoming events, snow cancellations, etc. You can find us at Rose Glen PTO Facebook.


Website:

Another resource for families is our school website. Lots of information for you on our website. Newsletters, both current and past issues are posted here for your convenience which makes it easy in case you need to refer back for some reason. Be sure to take a look so that you become familiar with what resources are available to you on the website. Rose Glen School Website

Infinite Campus (IC)

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Infinite Campus is the system the School District of Waukesha uses for everything regarding your child. Parents have their own parent portals which gives them access to their student's lunch account, bus information, teacher placement and report cards. This is also where we pull your information from to send emails or contact you in case of emergency. It is important for parents to keep their contact information up to date so that we are using the most accurate information. You are able to update phone numbers and email any time during the school year in your parent portal. Please contact us if you are experiencing difficulties setting up your account and need information as to how to establish your account.

Transportation

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In past years, a post card from First Student Bus Company (262-524-0667) was sent to each student’s home the week before school starts with bussing information; however, this year post cards will not be sent. In order to access your child's bus route information you need to login to your Waukesha School District Infinite Campus parent portal account. You would have set up a user name and password when you registered your children.



BUS ROUTE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR PARENT PORTAL ON:

AUGUST 23, 2019.



There is a form available on the Rose Glen website (link: Transportation to Alternate Location Request Form) if you need to change your child’s bus due to child care. This is needed even if your child will be attending the Lawrence Center for before or after school care. Please complete the form and send it in as soon as possible because at the beginning of the school year, changes can take up to 14 days to take effect due to the large volume of scheduling. If you can submit it prior to school starting there is a much better chance that your child’s schedule will be set by the time school starts.

Before and After School Care

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Before and After school care at Rose Glen is provided through the Waukesha Park and Rec's "Cool School" Program. They provide child care at Rose Glen from 7:00 a.m. until school begins at 8:35 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. Unfortunately, they do not provide mid-day child care for 4K students. Although the program is housed at Rose Glen, it is run completely through Park and Rec, so they would be happy to answer all questions you may have. If interested, please click on the link below for more information.


Cool School Program Link:


https://waukesha-wi.gov/473/BeforeAfterSchool

Specifics for Before and After School for 4K

Our goal is to ensure a smooth transition for your child as they enter the building at the beginning of the day and exit the building at the end of the day. When you attend Popsicles on the Playground and/or Open House in August we will show you where your child should meet that first day of school and where you pick up your 4K children at the end of their school day.


Beginning of the Day - Bus: We highly encourage your child to take the bus the first day of school. This allows them to get into a groove right away and know what to expect moving forward. You can feel free to follow the bus to school and get that first day of school picture. You will most likely get to school before the bus arrives and this will create a wonderful opportunity for first day of school pictures. We will have multiple adults helping to assist your child and we will make sure that they get to the right spot as they exit off the bus. At Popsicles on the Playground and/or Open House we will provide a label for your child to wear those first couple of days so that we can easily identify where they are suppose to go.


End of the Day - Bus: The 4K teacher and aide will help your children get on the correct bus at the end of school day also.


Pick-Up: Please pick up your 4K students in the same location that you dropped them off (the doors to the left of the main entrance by the 4K entrance.


Park and Recreation "Cool School" Before and After School Care:

At the beginning of the day Park and Recreation will make sure that your child gets to their classroom. Mid-day day care is not available at Rose Glen for 4K students. At the end of the day (3:40 p.m.) the teacher/aide will make sure that they get to Park and Recreation. The meeting spot is in the school gym.


Changes in Pick-Up: At Popsicles on the Playground and/or Open House your child's teacher will solicit information as to what the plan is for dismissal. A consistent schedule is beneficial for all. Please remember that your child's teacher is responsible for ensuring that approximately 22 students go to the right place at the end of their day. We also know that life happens and an occasional change might need to take place. Please notify your child's teacher with as much advance notice as possible if there does need to be a change. Additionally, please call the office prior to 11:00 or 3:00 depending upon which session your child is in, to notify us of these changes. Especially if the change is made the day of then make sure to notify the office. A teacher may not get to their voicemail or email prior to the end of the day and we want to make sure that your child gets where they need to go at the end of the day.

Supply List

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4K

(Please label your child’s backpack and folder. It is not necessary to label supplies.)

Backpack (large enough to hold a pocket folder)

1 two-pocket folder

4 Elmer’s glue sticks (Large)

1 Elmer’s white glue bottle

2 boxes of Crayola crayons (24 pack)

2 Crayola watercolor paint sets

1 change of clothing (including underwear and socks)*

*Please label clothes with child’s name

and place inside a Ziploc bag

Donations (these items are not required):

Kleenex

Ziploc Gallon-sized bags

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My child has special health concerns. What should I do?

Please discuss the concerns with your child’s kindergarten teacher. It is important for her to know about allergies or any other health issues that may affect your child’s school experience. The teacher may direct you to discuss the problem with the principal, health room assistant, or our school district nurse. A health care plan may be completed to address specific needs.


Will my child need to pay any fees?


Yes. You will receive an email from the school district over the summer when online registration is available through our Infinite Campus system. Parents are able to complete all necessary forms and pay fees online. Fees for 19-20 4K will be $25.00.

How may I be involved at school?


Volunteers are always needed. Some volunteer opportunities include: making Xerox copies for teachers, and assisting in our school library. Also, many opportunities exist for getting involved with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Information on PTO will be sent to you. Watch for information the school newsletter, at Open House and throughout the year.


What if I have other questions?


Just ask. We’re to help you and your child. Contact us whenever you have a question, suggestion, or concern. Communication with you is very important. Let us know how we can help.

Volunteering at Rose Glen

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Parents are definitely able to help in the kindergarten classrooms ! There will be many times during the school year when we will ask for your help. This includes participation on field trips, helping with learning center activities, assistance with special projects, etc. A note will come home in the fall with information about ways to help. A background check is required for some areas of volunteering including field trips, so if you are interested, please complete your background as soon as possible. Background checks are valid for 3 years. Use this link: Secure Applicant Background Check and follow the directions…remember to click on “submit” as the end.

Too Sick for School

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Too Sick for School Guidelines


Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school can be a difficult decision. To help identify illnesses in our schools, parents/guardians are encouraged to report their child’s specific symptoms when calling in sick to the health room at their child’s school. Voice messages can be left for our health room assistants 24 hours a day on a confidential voicemail.


Fevers

  • A child with a temperature of 100.0 degrees F or higher should not be at school.

  • A child should be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication (Tylenol/acetaminophen, Aleve/ibuprofen) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

  • If your child has other symptoms such as a rash, skin lesions, sore throat or coughing are present, notify your healthcare provider to discuss the need for medical follow up.


Common Respiratory Illnesses

(these can include Influenza, Pertussis, Common Cold, Croup)

  • Children with cold symptoms such as minor throat irritation & stuffy/runny nose without a fever should not have to miss school.

  • If a child has severe cold symptoms (hacking/harsh cough, a very runny nose and/or thick, colored nasal drainage) may need medical attention. Contact your health care provider to determine if your child needs to be seen for evaluation.


Sore Throat

  • A child with a very painful sore throat, white spots on the back of the throat, high fever, rash, stomach ache and/or headache should stay home from school and be seen by a health care provider to rule out a possible infection.

  • If diagnosed with strep throat the child must be on antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours and be fever free without fever reducing medications before returning to school.


Hand, Foot and Mouth/Fifth Disease

  • A child with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. Talk with your healthcare provider about when your child may return to school.


Ear Infection/Ear Pain

  • Children should stay home until fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours. Please notify healthcare provider to discuss the need for medical follow up.


Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach Ache

(illnesses may include gastroenteritis, salmonella, rotavirus)

  • If your child has had more than one episode of diarrhea or vomiting, please keep your child out of school until symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours. An exception may be made if diarrhea or vomiting are associated with an ongoing medical issue diagnosed by a physician.

  • Contact your health care provider if your child has a stomach ache that is severe enough to limit or restrict activity.


Rash

  • If your child has an unusual rash (may or may not be associated with a fever), keep your child at home until you have discussed the rash with your health care provider to determine if medical care is needed.


Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis

  • Symptoms can include crusty, sticky, itchy, red eyes which may or may not have thick drainage.

  • Please contact your child’s doctor if your child has any of the following symptoms: eye drainage that comes back every 30 minutes (or more often) after wiping the eye clear, if there is swelling and redness of the area around the eye (below or above), or an eye that is stuck together in the morning. If these symptoms are present, follow up with health care provider is needed prior to returning to school.


Impetigo/MRSA/Ringworm

  • These skin conditions can be contagious rashes in children and require treatment by a medical professional prior to returning to school.

  • These can look like a pimple or boil and can be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage present.

  • Students should stay home for 24 hours and/or until area is not draining or can be covered safely.

  • Other skin conditions such as eczema, heat rashes, bug bites and allergic reactions are not infectious, and a child may come to school with them.


Other Contagious/Nuisance Diseases

  • If your child has been diagnosed with a nuisance infestation/disease such as head lice or scabies, he/she may return to school after treatment has been completed. Please contact your health care provider for instruction if you suspect your child needs treatment.


Additional Information:

Handwashing - This link to Center for Disease Control (CDC) has many helpful tips for preventing spread of disease(s) through handwashing: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

Regular handwashing is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.


Medications: If your child needs to take medications in school, including prescription OR over the counter remedies such as Tylenol or cough drops, the School District requires the following information:



  • For Over-the-Counter Medications: An authorization form must be completed and signed by a parent and must be on file in the health room before medication can be given. Medications that have exceeded their expiration date cannot be administered. The following is a link to the form:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KS4R94d_sFO4hJTA0IKPJX4QT1DPyE525gyiHntzs9CfGOMNOajonPgRMUKv2X94KK6GfLRvk97-tjTV/view


  • Medications must be delivered to the school by an adult and in the original manufacturer or pharmacy-labeled container.


7/24/2018: Guidelines reviewed by District Medical Advisor

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 21st - Picture Day 11-5

Wednesday, August 21st - Popsicles on the Playground for 4K and Kdgn. Students - 5-6:30

Wednesday, August 28th - Open House 5-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 18th - PTO meeting - 6:30 - School Library

Wednesday, October 9th - Picture Re-take Day