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Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

November 9-13, 2020

Our Mission

The staff of Rosa Parks/Millbrook in collaboration with parents and community, will pursue excellence as we walk in our purpose to develop the whole child, academically and socially, and ensure that all students take responsibility for their learning and reach self-sustaining success.

Our Vision: Every Student a Success!

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#Be Ready #Be Positive #Be Motivated

All 3rd-5th Grade students will participate in districtwide benchmark assessments this week. Please motivate and encourage your scholar to give their best effort on their assessments this week. The purpose of the benchmark assessments is to gauge student mastery of concepts taught up to this point in the school year. Teachers will use the results of these benchmarks to determine the next course of action for students academically, as well as plan for targeted intervention as work through our mission to reach our vision of: Every Student a Success.

It is extremely important that students are logged on to their appropriate classes each day and actively engaged in the assessment process. Assessment sessions will be from 8:30-12:30. Asynchronous learning time will be from 1:00 to 3:50. Individual teachers may ask students to log in to small group sessions during this time.

  • Parents of virtual learners, we ask for your assistance in monitoring student activity. Please check to make sure scholar is actively engaged in the assessment process and not off task on other websites or programs. Students have had practice sessions with their teachers, and know how to log on. In the event a student need assistance, that's no problem as long as they are logged in to their class, teachers will be able to assist.
  • Parents we also ask for your assistance by not helping students with answers to questions or problems. We need to know what our students are authentically able to do.

Also, please remember that students will be taking assessments, so please do not interrupt sessions by unmuting in an attempt to speak with teachers during synchronous class meetings.

#Be Positive #Be Motivating

Be Engaged: Families who read together succeed together.

Every November families come together to celebrate National Family Literacy.

There are multiple reasons for families to read together from an early age. Family reading creates quiet, quality family time and helps develop vocabulary and listening skills. Other reasons it's important to get the family reading together include:

  • Expanding our attention span.
  • It’s free. Books can be downloaded online.
  • It’s portable and can happen wherever you are.
  • Reading is a tool that can never be unlearned.
  • It improves imagination and creativity.
  • Reading can open up dialogue between you and your child.

This year RPM will celebrate Family Fall Literacy Night virtually on Thursday, November 19. Look for details on how you and your family can be a part and join us for this great virtual event.

Be Involved: My Brother's Keeper

If your son is in Grades 3-5 and interested in joining My

Brother’s Keeper at Rosa Parks/Millbrook Elementary,

then please complete the following Google Forms link

together with your child! Just click the link below.



Thank you for your interest and support!

-Coach Hughes!

Be Present

The Lancaster Independent School District attendance policy will be followed for both online and face-to face instruction. Students are expected to attend class meetings online AND complete assigned tasks to demonstrate engagement in learning and mastery of concepts. Student attendance in MANDATORY as absences may result in denial of credit. Attendance is taken daily during each synchronous class meeting.

Keep in contact with teachers and provide our attendance office with proper notice of absence. Students unable to attend face-to-face due to quarantine are still expected to complete assignments and attend synchronous class meetings when possible.

Be Timely

Doors open for Face-to-Face Learners 7:30am

Breakfast 7:30-8:00am

School Day Begins Face-to-Face/Virtual 8:00am

School Day Ends 3:50pm

If your student will be eating breakfast at school please ensure they are here no later than 7:45am to allow them time to eat their breakfast. Instruction begins at 8:00.

Be Prepared

Help us help your child each school day by ensuring they are fully prepared for face-to-face instruction.

  • Students must bring their devices fully charged each day.
  • Students must bring their chargers each day.
  • Students must bring the required materials (paper, pencil, journal, etc.) for their classes each day.
  • Students must have on a clean mask (provided by parent).
  • Students must wear a face shield (provided by the school).

These are the very basics that are required for your child to have a successful learning experience. When students aren't prepared it slows down learning for our virtual and face-to-face students. We are in a pandemic currently and do not have extra staff, space, nor materials for students who come unprepared. We are not sharing materials. Therefore it is each households responsibility to ensure students arrive at school fully prepared each day. Parents please help us help your child by making sure they prepare all materials nightly; then check their backpacks, and bring them to school daily.

Be Preventative

To help prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID19 parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is lab-confirmed
with COVID-19. Parents should use these questions on the LANCASTER ISD COVID SCREENER FOR STUDENTS to screen their child daily.

Are you (student) lab-confirmed with COVID-19?

Have you recently been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results?

Have you (student) recently begun experiencing any of the symptoms in a way that is not normal? (See form for list of symptoms.)

Be Served

Please Note that Curbside Meal Service is only available at your child’s campus.

Distribution is from 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for LISD students only (Pre-K- 8th grade)
  • Until further notice, the district will be operating on a cashless basis. Parents of 9th-12th graders who do not qualify for free lunch need to ensure funds have been added to their My School Bucks account.
  • Distributing multiple meals two days a week (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Must have identification card that was mailed or present online enrollment information from parent portal.
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Be Up-to-Date

Nov. 9-13 BM1Assessments (Grades 3-5)

Nov. 11 Veteran's Day

Nov. 13 World Kindness Day

Nov. 16-18 BM1 Assessments (Grades K-2)

Nov. 19 Family Fall Literacy Game Night (6pm - Details and Link to join will be shared.)

Nov. 19 Progress Report 2

Nov. 22-27 Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30 Survey opens for Round 3 Face-to-Face vs. Virtual Learning

Dec. 11 2nd 6 weeks ends

Dec. 14 3rd 6 Weeks begins

Dec. 17 Report Card 2

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Parent Resources for At-Home Learning

Be sure to click the button to access helpful videos for Google Classroom, Clever, and much more.

LISD WEBOLearning Instructional Plan

Click to learn and follow the details of the WEBOLearning Plan.

COVID-19 Reporting Form

Click here for access to the required reporting form if your child or someone in your home is lab confirmed, has had close contact, or is experience COVIS-19 symptoms.

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Parents of face-to-face students, please help us to keep everyone at RPM safe and healthy. Please answer the prescreening questions daily before bringing your child to school.

Be Connected

Information is shared through a number of mediums. Make sure you are connected, check your emails and dojo accounts regularly, and listen to the campus and district callouts.

Be sure to connect with us:

Yvonne M. Thornton, M. Ed.


Rosa Parks/Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy

#BeRPM: Building Children, Character, And Community Everyday

“A hundred years from now it will not matter, what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world would be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest Whitcraft

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