Rockbrook Update

Extended Learning Info for Families and Students


Principal's Update

Good Morning Rockbrook!

Can you believe it! It's April 3rd and there's snow and sleet on the ground. Be sure to bundle up if you need to stretch your legs. Hopefully a quick thaw by this afternoon.

As families have by now seen we will not be able to return for schooling this year. We are sad to hear this news and are already thinking of ways we can stay connected with our students and families. It was very special to see many of you during our recent parade, and we are committed to providing quality educational opportunities for our students.

As we approach Spring Break, please know that our district and school supports are still in place at this time. If you or your family is in need of our help please be sure to contact me via email ( or phone (402.390.6476)

#WeAreWestside - #WeAreBulldogs


Garret Higginbotham, Principal

Greeting 04 03 2020
Westside Extended Learning Campus Activities

Note, your child may need to access this site from their iPad and be logged in to their school account.

Rockbrook Elementary Staff Contacts

Garret Higginbotham, Principal

Dustin Carlson, Kindergarten

Ann Miller, Kindergarten

Tammy Lewis, 1st Grade

Amber Whitney, 1st Grade

Jan Kyle, 2nd Grade

Elizabeth Raphael, 2nd Grade

Sarah Davenport, 3rd Grade

Melodie Rice, 3rd Grade

Jill Conyers, 4th Grade

Michele Madson, 4th Grade

Laura Chouinard, 5th Grade

Lisa Smith, 5th Grade

Camille Akers, 6th Grade

Cynthia Warming, 6th Grade

Jennifer Cramer-Brink, Special Education

Rhonda Josten, Special Education

Marcia Manzo, Special Education

Amanda Smith, Special Education

Lisa Davis, School Psychologist

Hallie Sharkey, Speech Language Pathologist

Bryn Johnson, Art

Cathy Montgomery, Library

Barry Glanzer, Physical Education

Nolan Pribnow, Music

Mike Freeman, Band

Viktoria Matheson, Strings

Linda Safranek, Reading Coordinator

Liz Langford, English Language Learners

Jenny Henningsen, Excellence in Youth

Katie Sindt, Excellence in Youth

Angie Calderone, Occupational Therapist

Carolyn Hansen, Physical Therapist

April Anderson, School Social Worker

Need a Charger? Other Materials?

Every effort was made last Thursday to send students home with technology and supplies to support their learning from home. We know that some items may have been forgotten, missed, etc. Please reach out to Mr. Higginbotham ( if you need help in accessing materials, supplies or support for your child’s learning.

Upcoming Events Postponed

Due to our Extended Learning Format, many of our school events have been postponed. Linked is a list we will keep updated both with postponed events and once we know dates, re-scheduled days and times.
Read-A-Thon, Still Going and a Great Way to Learn

Packets were sent home Wednesday and Thursday and the official Read-A-Thon begins today. Pledges and reading minutes can still be recorded. We will save badge tickets for a future drawing. If needed an extended reading calendar will be sent out.

Specials Lesson Websites and Locations

Our Elementary Specials and Specialists have designed several ways for students to access content. Below is a summary list of Websites and Locations

PE - Website

Art - Website

All Art Assignments are turned in via Artsonia. Check the Elementary Art Website for information about how to make sure your child is logged on. Rockbrook's code is: rrpw-pmnr.

Library - Website

Music - Website

Band - Google Classroom

Strings - Google Classroom

EY - Henningsen - Website

EY - Sindt - Website

We recently heard from Original Works that they have extended their deadlines do to the current health situation. If you yet have materials to turn in, please keep them in a safe place. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs

Rockbrook Mission:

The mission of Rockbrook Elementary School, a diverse community of learners, is to foster learning by providing a quality educational experience within a secure and challenging environment.

Rockbrook School Design Goal:

At Rockbrook we will increase student engagement and achievement through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.