East Central ~ August 2021
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
Popcorn Friday is back! 8/13/21 $1 per bag!
Meet Your Teacher
Monday, Aug. 2nd, 4-7pm
1502 Dean Avenue
First Day of School
Thursday, Aug. 5th, 7:45am-2:30pm
1502 Dean Avenue
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
Transportation ~ Bus Routes
1. Visit www.rcs.rome.ga.us
2. Click Departments
3. Click Transportation
4. Click Bus Routes 'Search Bus Routes by Address'
5. Enter your home address.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)
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 https://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/Domain/17, 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.
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 https://www.secondstep.org/.
Parent Volunteer Training
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
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!
RCS Elementary Handbook
Parent Teacher Organization
President: Angela Laughridge
1st VP/Teacher Liaison: Chris Barbieri
2nd VP/Parent Liaison: Greg Wooton
Secretary: Mary Bennett
Treasurer: Rebecca Bomar
Contact PTO @ email@example.com