Four Nests... One Family News

September 6, 2021

Rockledge Elementary School

School Hours: 9am-3:40pm (Doors open at 8:55am daily)

Hello Rockledge Families,

We hope that everyone is continuing to enjoy this extended weekend. We will see everyone back at Rockledge on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Students are continuing to enjoy being back at school. Fun and interactive learning has been going in every corner of the school.

Over these past two weeks we have engaged students in important safety drills, and everyone followed directions and engaged in a safe manner. The drills covered so far include fire, lockdown, and bus evacuation.

Important update, we will be postponing our PTA sponsored Back to School Bash, originally scheduled for Friday, September 10th. More information will come out soon about future events sponsored by the PTA.

Your Principal & Assistant Principal,

Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman

Mrs. Everett

Upcoming Important Dates

September 7: School Holiday- Rosh Hashana (Schools Closed)

September 10: Patriot Day Observance

September 15- October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 16: School Holiday- Yom Kippur (Schools Closed)

October 5 & 7: Back to School Night (details coming soon)

Patriot Day Observance

In honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Rockledge ES will observe Patriot's Day on Friday, September 10th. In addition to wearing white for our kindergarten color day, we invite students to wear accents of red and blue, in honor of this day. We are committed to remembering and never forgetting the events of that day and the heroism of America as we came together in response.

PTA Back to School Bash (Postponed)

The PTA sponsored Back to School Bash for the evening of Friday, September 10th has been postponed. More information about fall programming to come.

Color Spirit Days

It has been exciting over the last week to see our Rockledge community support Kindergarten in learning their colors through the Color Spirit Days. We will continue this week and into next with more colorful fun.

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Families' Vision for Learning

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.

Daily Attendance Notes

Absences & Tardies:

If your child is going to be absent or tardy, please call the office between 8am-9:10am. Under some circumstances, a doctor's note will be required. Parents must bring their students to the reception office and sign them in if they are tardy, the student will be given a tardy slip and sent to class.

Change in Dismissal Plan:

Please make sure your child knows how they are getting home each day, before coming to school. If there is a change in your child's dismissal procedure, we require written notice from the parent/ guardian. If you email the teacher this notice, copy Mrs. Geck ( and Mrs. Rodriguez ( to the email so that the front office is aware of the change in dismissal. There will be no changes in dismissal or student sign-outs made after 3:15pm daily, unless there is an emergency.

For full attendance guidelines of PWCS, click here.

Arrival & Dismissal Practices: Help Us Keep Our Children Safe

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Car Riders (Morning)

*Following the green arrow: families can pull up in front of island, and staff will be there to help students out of car.

Bus Loop (Morning & Afternoon)

*Yellow line: buses enter and exit here in the mornings and afternoons.

*No parking allowed in bus loop from 8:30am-9:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm, daily.

Walkers (Morning & Afternoon)

*Following the blue line, students will walk up the sidewalk through the island to get to the building. Families may walk students through island.

Student Pick-Up/ Tag System (Afternoon)

* Walk up to Door 4 by entering the bus loop sidewalk at the red line and follow to Door 4, as marked by the yellow star.

*Meet staff at Door 4 with numbered tags

Code of Behavior

The Code of Behavior (COB) includes important information to guide students and adults toward success in our School Division. It is vital for parents and guardians to understand the policies, responsibilities, expectations, and rules summarized and to emphasize the importance to students. With your help, we can ensure a positive and safe learning environment in all our schools.

Use these “rules of the road” to navigate opportunities and challenges in PWCS, while protecting the health, safety, and rights of PWCS students and staff, and the quality of our learning environment.

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 Mitigation and Safety Updates

Updated Health Mitigation FAQs

PWCS continues to make updates to the FAQ page highlighting guidelines of implementing safety measures associated with the pandemic. Click here to see updated information and charts that serve as a guide for Rockledge as we continue to make plans and provisions for the safety of our community.

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.

More Information Coming Soon about our Nest System

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