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East Central ~ August 2021

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We hope you had a wonderful summer. We also hope you are relaxed, recharged and almost ready to start a new school year.

We look forward to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted faculty and staff have been planning and preparing for your children. Our enthusiastic office team is working through a new registration process. Our hard working custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTO is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events.

School Supply Lists

Please click the links below to find your child's School Supply List for 2021-2022.


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Ms. Fields and Mrs. Romero

Popcorn Friday is back! 8/13/21 $1 per bag!

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Meet Your Teacher

Monday, Aug. 2nd, 4-7pm

1502 Dean Avenue

Rome, GA

All families are invited to attend Meet Your Teacher. You may drop in when it is convenient for your family.

First Day of School

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 7:45am-2:30pm

1502 Dean Avenue

Rome, GA

Spirit Wear Orders Go Home in Thursday Folders

Thursday, Aug. 12th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Fun Friday ~ Kona Ice

Friday, Aug. 27th, 7:45am

1502 Dean Avenue

Rome, GA

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Transportation ~ Bus Routes

If your student is a bus rider and you have questions about location of pick-up or the bus number, please visit the Rome City Schools website and follow the steps below.

1. Visit

2. Click Departments

3. Click Transportation

4. Click Bus Routes 'Search Bus Routes by Address'

5. Enter your home address.


East Central Elementary School implements Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is supported by the Georgia Department of Education and Rome City Schools. It is a proactive approach for creating and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment in schools, and ensuring all students have the social/emotional skills needed

to be successful. Creating a positive culture in our school will help students achieve academically and build positive relationships with peers and adults.

The foundation of PBIS emphasizes teaching students expected behaviors, acknowledging them when they demonstrate expectations, and re-teaching them when needed. Our students have learned P.A.W.S., an acronym for: Positive attitude, Act responsibly, Work hard, Show respect.

In addition, the PBIS system has other components that your child has quickly become familiar with including the schoolwide behavior matrix, the classroom behavior matrix, and weekly expectation lessons presented each morning in the classroom. PBIS includes acknowledgement systems. Students are recognized through tangible items, praise/recognition, and social activities/events. Praise/recognition acknowledgements include Good Behavior Referrals and Wolf of the Month.

Social activities/events include nine week celebrations. In order to attend nine week celebrations, students must have no discipline referrals, one or less steps on the Progressive Discipline Plan, and all assignments must be properly complete and no “zeros” in the gradebook. The first nine weeks celebration is Wednesday, October 6th (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade) and Thursday, October 7th (3rd-6th Grade & VLA students). Students who meet the requirements will take a trip to Ridge Ferry Park. There will be no cost for this field trip.

You may visit our school website at, click on About Us and PBIS. We will continually update and add information that will be helpful for you as we work together to teach our students to display a positive attitude, act

responsibly, work hard, and show respect.

Second Step

During the month of August, our school wide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements, we will be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.

Second Step lessons teach skills for learning. If you would like some of our Home Links describing why these skills are important and including fun activities to do with your child, please inform your child’s teacher. We will send them to you upon request. For more information, visit

Parent Volunteer Training

If you're interested in volunteering at East Central or attending field trips with your child, please know that attending one of these trainings is required by Rome City Schools. For your convenience, we have intentionally scheduled numerous trainings at various dates and times. All trainings will be held at East Central Elementary School. We encourage you to get trained early so that you do not miss out on any events!

August 26, 2021 ~ 6:00 p.m.

September 23, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m. AND 6:00 p.m.

October 28, 2021 ~ 9:00 a.m. AND 12:00 p.m.

November 18, 2021 ~ 9:00 a.m. AND 12:00 p.m.

January 20, 2022 ~ 10:00 a.m. AND 6:00 p.m.

February 10, 2022 ~ 6:00 p.m.

March 10, 2022 ~ 9:00 a.m. AND 12:00 p.m.

If none of these dates and times work for, please click this link for additional dates and times held at another Rome City Schools facility.

Back to School Guide

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Please read the Rome City Schools' Back to School Guide.

Click here for English.

Click here for Spanish.

Nurse's Corner

Nurse Nelly is here to help you. If your child will take medication at school during the 2021-2022 school year, please bring medication by or on the first day of school. Nurse Nelly will be available to take in medication and assist you with filling out the medication form. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions or concerns at For more information, visit

Primary Care Clinic

We wanted to share some exciting information with you about the New Floyd Primary Care Clinic that will be located at Rome High School in the CCA. The Primary Care Clinic will be available to all faculty and staff as well as students!! Please see the Clinic letter below from our amazing Floyd Health Rome City School Nurses!

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RCS Elementary Handbook

Please click the links below to access the RCS Elementary Handbook.



Parent Teacher Organization

PTO Executive Board 2021-2022:

President: Angela Laughridge

1st VP/Teacher Liaison: Chris Barbieri

2nd VP/Parent Liaison: Greg Wooton

Secretary: Mary Bennett

Treasurer: Rebecca Bomar

Contact PTO @

East Central Elementary School

Welcome to East Central Elementary School's monthly newsletter. Please reach out to us at anytime. We are here to help you.