Rocky Creek Elementary School

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Creek News: November 22 - 26, 2021

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Important Announcements

Creek Cares Tree

In keeping with the spirit of the giving season, RCES will sponsor a “Creek Cares” tree. The tree will be up by Monday afternoon. If you would like to help, you may choose a tag (s) off the tree. Gifts should be wrapped with the tag taped to the outside. Please return gifts by Friday, December 10.

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!!!!

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Zipper Method in Afternoon Car Line

It is VERY important that everyone follow the zipper method (one car from the left lane, one from the right, one from the left, etc.). When just one person tries to go out of turn, it messes up our loading zone because cars are not at the right lettered cone, and our students become confused. Thank you for following this procedure. If you are not the person picking up your child, please ensure that the person who does understands this.

Morning Drop Off Procedures

  • 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.

  • 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.

Afternoon Car Line Reminders

  • Use the "zipper method" to keep the traffic 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

  • Parents and drivers should not leave their vehicle to assist with unloading students.

  • 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.

Transportation Changes

Please make sure you communicate ALL transportation changes through a phone call to the front office at 821-4200 before 2:00 pm. Early dismissals will not be made after 2:00 pm. Do not communicate transportation changes via an email or note to the teacher.

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