Rocky Creek Elementary School

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Creek News: November 16 - 20, 2020

Rangers are self-directed learners, caring citizens and positive world changers.

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American Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education. This week, we honor EVERYONE at RCE, because we ALL play a part in educating our children!

Important Announcements

Hat Day on Wednesday, November 18

Linking Lexington District One is a district wide event to raise awareness and money for Cancer of Many Colors, a local charity that provides financial assistance to local cancer warriors. We will be doing a Hat Day on Wednesday Nov. 18th to help raise money for this local charity. Students may bring $1 to wear a hat to school on this day. If you would like to make additional donations, you may do so by scanning this QR Code.
E-Learning Days

E-Learning Days

Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 will now be e-learning days to add a layer of protection before the holidays (see video from Dr. little above for more information). Your child's teacher will be sharing a schedule for these days with you this week. Please call the office with any questions you have.

Take Home Meals for Thanksgiving Break

Face-to-face elementary and middle school students may receive three breakfast meals and three lunch meals for the e-learning days set for Nov. 23 and 24. Students will take home those six, no-cost meals on Thursday, Nov. 19. To order, complete your school’s order form by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 19.

Online Learning Academy students can pick up seven take-home meals on Friday, Nov. 20 at any of the district’s five designated drive-through locations (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, White Knoll Elementary). Those seven meals will cover Nov. 23, 24 and 30, as well as Dec. 1-4. To order, complete this form by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Summers at

Make Up Pictures on December 2

Make up pictures will be taken on December 2. You may sign up for reminders here. Information about ordering can be found below.
  • LOOLA make ups will be between 11:30 and 12:00, and parents will come to the bus loop. Someone will be there to greet the kids and walk them back out after pictures have been taken.

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PTO Fundraiser

Our fall fundraiser will be an online sale from the Meadow Farms Fundraising catalog/website. The fundraiser will run from November 9th-30th.

All orders and payments are done online. Everything ships directly to the buyer. Even the student's prizes are shipped directly to their homes! Items are shipped when the purchase is made!

LOOLA families: You are welcome to come to school to pick up a packet if you'd like one, but it isn't necessary. You can access everything by going to:, click "register" and enter the School ID: MF1129029 then follow the directions on the screen. (This registration information is also in the packets.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Also, we still have spirit wear available. If you would like to order, you can pick up order forms in the office.

Transportation Changes & Early Dismissals

Please make sure you communicate ALL transportation changes through a phone call to the front office at 821-4200 before 1:30 pm. Early dismissals will not be made after 1:30 pm. Do not communicate transportation changes via an email or note to the teacher.

Ask the Literacy Coach

Tips from our literacy coach, Mrs. Motley!
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Interested in being a substitute?

Click here for more information!

Morning and Afternoon Car Line

  • You may use both lanes in the morning, just like we do in the afternoon. Begin the "zipper method" merging at the same point in line that the afternoon zipper merge starts.

  • You may drop off in the front car line OR the bus loop.

  • 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.

  • At no time should children be dropped off in the parking lot or sent across the crosswalk alone. An adult is required to walk the student ALL THE WAY ACROSS the crosswalk for your students' safety.

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

  • Please have car tags displayed in afternoon car line until your child is loaded.

Technology Troubleshooting Guide

We have created a RCES Family Troubleshooting Guide for our families. Please refer to this document when technology issues arise. If you still have trouble, please contact us at

School Food News

All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch daily! More school food news can be found here.

In addition, you may order free meals for the days your student is not at school.

Hybrid Model Students

  • AA BB students will receive three breakfast and three lunch meals to take home for their virtual learning days. These meals will be delivered to classrooms (end of day Tuesday for AA students and end of day Thursday for BB students).
  • These meals must be ordered ahead of time by using this form. For AA students, it must be completed by 9 am Tuesday, and for BB it must be completed by 9 am Thursday.

LOOLA Students

  • The district’s Online Learning Academy students can also receive free meals. Parents of Online Learning Academy students must complete the form linked here by 6 p.m. each Tuesday when it closes. The link reopens each Friday at 1 p.m for the following week’s meals.
  • The district’s Online Learning Academy families can pick up meals each Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at any one of the district’s five designated drive-through locations (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, White Knoll Elementary). Online Learning Academy parents must show their student’s school identification card to pick up meals. Parents with questions should email Ashley Summers at

Student Attendance

Lexington One Attendance Guidelines

Students Enrolled in the Face-to-Face AA BB Hybrid Model

While enrolled in the face-to-face AA BB hybrid model, students are expected to report to school on their assigned days. On virtual, e-learning days, they are expected to participate in all virtual learning activities and submit their assignments by the due date established by their teacher.

Their attendance will be recorded as follows.

Elementary Students (on face-to-face days): Teachers will take attendance daily.

Elementary Students (on virtual, e-learning days): Students will be marked present for all virtual e-learning days. If no assigned work is submitted by the due date established by the teacher, the student’s attendance will be changed to absent (for the corresponding days).

Students Enrolled in the Online Learning Academy

Students who are enrolled in the Lexington District One Online Learning Academy are expected to participate in all learning activities. This includes all online meetings. They must also submit their assignments by the due dates established by their teacher(s).

Their attendance will be recorded as follows.

Elementary Students: Students will be marked present for the day if they attend the “morning meeting” or if they participate in any of the day’s activities or assignments. If they do not, they will be marked absent for the day.

Parent/Guardian COVID-19 Communication Guide

Click here to read the district's COVID-19 Communication Guide.

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