Back To School Edition!

August 26th, 2019

Back to School We Go!

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The time has finally arrived and we are getting set to kick the 2019-2020 school year off! Just a reminder that our first day back is Tuesday, September 3rd. School starts at 8:40 AM and ends at 3:40 PM. Later in the week we will send a reminder about arrival and dismissal procedures. The procedures are always located at the bottom of the newsletter so please feel free to take a quick glance.


It is was so great seeing so many faces this past week at Picture Day! It was also fun to meet all of our new 4K and Kindergarten friends at Popsicles on the Playground that same evening. This week we are gearing up to see most of you at Open House on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. This is a great time to get into your child's classroom, drop off supplies, and meet the teacher! It really is one of the highlights to the start of the school year and great way to meet new friends in the classroom and see our old friends as well. Please pardon our dust! We are still wrapping up construction and are only beginning to move into our new spaces and clean the spaces that have been in a holding pattern since the start of construction. We will definitely be good to go by the first day of school but we still have a little work to do in the next week. Also, we kindly request that you are mindful of the Open House hours of 5:00 to 6:30. Teachers have district learning all day and into the next day as well. Therefore, we ask that you come during the 5:00 to 6:30 window. If you cannot make it or need to drop off supplies at a different time then please call the office. We will do our best to accommodate and make things as easy as possible.


Exciting News! Mrs. Gannon will be there to meet and greet all of you that night! She is excited to meet all the wonderful families at Rose Glen and you are just going to love her!

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Front Office Introductions

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

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Cool School Before and After Childcare

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

Ordering Yearbooks

Use the link below to order your yearbook:


https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/


Yearbook ID # 13596020

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Back to School Tip of the Week - Online Registration

Below you will find the link to the online yearly registration. This provides you an opportunity to pay your fees, update information, etc. Directions are included and this is something that must be completed by all families. So we encourage you to a moment to complete the online registration process so that you can check off another box off of your Back to School To-Do List! Please let us know if you have any difficulties or need assistance!


Online Registration Information

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Teacher Placement

Your child's teacher is now visible to you in IC (Infinite Campus). When you are in your parent portal, you can view your child's teacher in "schedule" section. Please consider placements final and we appreciate your understanding in knowing that a significant amount of time, thought, and reflection has been put into determining the best placement for all students. We are looking forward to a great year and we know it is such an exciting time to find out who your teacher is!
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Secure Volunteer

Parents are definitely able to help at school if they want to help out! This includes participation on field trips, helping in classroom, working in the library, and assistance with special projects, etc. 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: https://bib.com/SECUREVOLUNTEER/SCHOOL-DISTRICT-OF-WAUKESHA/, and follow the directions…remember to click on “submit” as the end.

2019-20 School Supply List

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2019-20 School Supply List

(Click on the box above to view supply list)

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Important Bus Information

ATTENTION ALL SDW BUS ELIGIBLE FAMILIES


Post cards will not longer be mailed. In order to access your child's bus route information you need to login to your Infinite Campus parent portal account under the Transportation Tab.


BUS ROUTE INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE IN YOUR PARENT PORTAL ON:

AUGUST 23, 2019.

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Safe Arrival Attendance System

To enhance the existing absence reporting procedure, the School District of Waukesha introduced a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called "SafeArrival" which started at Rose Glen in October of 2018. This system works in conjunction with our district messenging system (School Messenger). It reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance, makes it easier for you to report your child’s absence and makes it easier for staff to respond to unexplained student absences. We would love to have all of our families using this system by the start of school.


Pre-Excused Absences: If you know your child is going to be absent and you want to report that before the student is marked absent in school, Safe Arrival provides three convenient methods:


1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


2. Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


3. Call the toll-free number 1-866-490-7371 to report an absence using the automated phone system. These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.


Future absences can be reported at any time.


Post-Excused Absences: If you were not able to report your child’s absence in advance you will be notified by the SchoolMessenger system if your child is marked absent.


You are notified of a reported absence within minutes of the reported absence.


The School Messenger app or the website will allow families to customize where they want to receive their notifications and allow them to excuse the absence right from the notification.


If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.


Additional assistance can be found on the District's Safe Arrival Support Page:

https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/SafeArrival


IT Help Desk Email Link:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&source=mailto&to=ITHelpDesk@waukesha.k12.wi.us


IT Help Desk Phone:

262-970-1073


Video:

https://vimeo.com/180768415

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Health Room Information

If your child will be taking prescription/over the counter medications at school for the 2019-20 school year, please print the forms from our website and bring the medications in before school starts, if possible.


Link: https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/432


Forms are listed on the right hand side. Click "View All" if the form you need isn't visible.

Too Sick for School

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

Rose Glen Online Directory

Did you know that Rose Glen has an online family directory? Have you signed up yet? You decide what you want included in the directory.


Having access to this directory is a great way for you to stay connected with other school families. It also is the way that you would get contact information for your child’s classmates, including information you would need for sending out birthday invitations via email or U.S. mail. (Please remember that unless your child is inviting the entire class, party invitations may not be distributed at school.)


Another important reason you may want to be included in the directory is to give your child the opportunity to be invited to birthday parties or other gatherings with classmates, since neither the teachers nor the office staff is able to share contact information with you. Hopefully you have already signed up for the family directory. If you have not, please take a few minutes to do so.



Rose Glen Online Directory Register Link (Use this link to register)


Rose Glen Online Directory Link (Use this link after you have registered to access other families' information)

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PTO

We hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! It's that time of year again, school supplies lists are available and we are trying to fit in as much as we can before the school year starts again. This coming school year will see some changes as construction has been going on during the summer and some new staff have joined Rose Glen.

Our kids are awesome and we learn just as much from them throughout the school year. Some of our kids best memories from the year come from all the events that take place outside of school hours. These events are always tons of FUN and we always have a FABULOUS turnout for our after hours school events. Below are the key events that took place this year:

  • Book Fair and Movie Night

  • Sock Hop

  • Mother/Daughter or Mother/Son Night

  • Father/Son or Father/Daughter Night

  • Movement & Art Social

  • Chicken BBQ

  • Step it Up!

This list is not exhaustive as we also have lots of other activities that volunteers support within the school day and throughout the school year. These include events such as Dining Nights, Spirit Wear, Box Tops, Conference Meals, Math/Book in a Bag, Library Shelving, Lego League, etc.

Our goal is to be able to continue these wonderful family opportunities that have been strong traditions throughout the years. These events have provided families opportunities to connect and enjoy time together outside of the school day! Did you know that most of these events were almost canceled this year? Most events were pulled off with the same one or two people taking the lead in the knick of time to save the events so that the fun could continue.

Throughout the years it has become more and more challenging to find individuals or teams of individuals who are willing to lead the events. We completely understand that lives are busy and calendars are packed. We also know that it might be a little scary to think about leading an event and being unsure if you are going to do it ‘right’ or if it will be fun or not.

The PTO Board has taken time to really think about how to best support volunteers and those who are possibly willing to lead events. In order to better support our teams leading the events, outlines have been created to take the guessing work out. Also, a PTO member will be designated to help support or assist as needed. The hope is that this takes off some of the pressure that some might feel from leading an event. The PTO can get help you get started and answer any questions that you might have.

There is also some flexibility for when some of the events can occur. Most of the dates for events are not set in stone. There are events that need help during the school day and others that are weeknights or weekends. Please don’t rule out something you’d like to look into because the flexibility offers a lot of options. We’d love for you to consider helping out and remember you are by no means on your own!!

Soon PTO will be sending out a sign-up for the upcoming events that will need volunteers. We encourage to sign up and consider teaming up with other to lead an event. How fun to run an event with friends and make it your own! Remember the PTO is here to support you and your team in any way that they can! Our goal is to have all events filled by the beginning of October. This will allow teams to have ample planning time and be ready to go for the school year. If we cannot get teams to take the lead by October then we will take it as a sign that it is time to move on from the event or the event was not meant to be this year. These events are always well attended and it would be unfortunate if the events did not take place. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and for considering to lead one of our fabulous events!

Please reach out to any of us with questions or concerns.

Waukesha String Académie

Is your child interested in learning to play the violin or cello. If so, here is your chance to register them for the Waukesha String Académie.


Waukesha String Académie Brochure Link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3BROnlzT5mAbnlsdGJodGpiMG9PajVLXzRlU3ZsdjV6WFpZ/view?usp=sharing

2019-20 Calendar

The 2019-20 calendar has been approved by the board and can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


2019-20 Calendar:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eCPNDmws5xD2vqLPqzRNJfhgH9yRUuCG/view

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 21st - Picture Day 11-5 p.m.

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.

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 3rd - First Day of School

Wednesday, September 18th - PTO meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, October 9th - Picture Re-take Day

Thursday, October 17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m. (No 4K p.m.)

Thursday, October 31st - No School - Staff Development

Friday, November 1st - No School

Tuesday, November 19th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Tuesday, November 26th - End of 1st Trimester

Wednesday, November 27th - No School

Thursday, November 28th - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29th - No School

Tuesday, December 3rd - 3rd Grade Concert and Showcase

Wednesday, December 4th - 4th Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st - No School - Holiday Break

Tuesday, January 14th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Monday, January 20th - No School - Staff Development

Monday, January 27th - No School - Staff Development

Thursday February 13th - 5th Grade Concert and Showcase

Tuesday, February 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 27th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Friday, March 6th - End of 2nd Trimester

Tuesday, March 10th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Wednesday, March 18th - 1st Grade Concert and Showcase

Thursday, March 19th - 2nd Grade Concert and Showcase

Monday, March 23rd - Friday March 27th - No School - Spring Break

Friday, April 10th - Monday, April 13th - No School - Holiday Break

Sunday, April 26th - Chicken BBQ - 11:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 22nd - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 p.m.

Monday, May 25th - No School - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 26th - PTO Meeting - 6:30 p.m. - Media Center

Monday, June 8th - 5th Grade Celebration - Gym

Tuesday, June 9th - Last Day of School - Summer Vacation Begins!!

Rose Glen Elementary

Empowering ALL learners to excel in our global society.


We believe our students have the potential to become passionate global learners and influential leaders who will positively impact the world.

The start and the end of the school day are really busy here at Rose Glen! Please take a moment to review our Arrival and Dismissal Plans. It really takes all of us working together to create the safest process possible. The key to success is patience with arrival and dismissal. We have 500 kids we are trying to navigate safely in and out of the building at the start and end of the day. Without our cooperation this is not possible. It may take an extra minute or two, but please be safe and respectful of the school processes and procedures.


Most of our students take the bus to and from school each day.