Parks Press for Parents
Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA
November 9-13, 2020
Our Vision: Every Student a Success!
#Be Ready #Be Positive #Be Motivated
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!
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.
Doors open for Face-to-Face Learners 7:30am
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
Be sure to click the button to access helpful videos for Google Classroom, Clever, and much more.
Click to learn and follow the details of the WEBOLearning Plan.
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.
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.
Cowboys Blue Mondays
Students and Staff may celebrate Dallas Cowboys by wearing cowboy jerseys or t-shirts if the Cowboys pull off a win for the week.
In order to encourage a college-going culture and emphasis on higher education, students across the district are encouraged to wear college t-shirts on Wednesdays. We look forward to seeing our students on Wednesdays looking like future college students!
Every Friday we wear school spirit shirts representing Rosa Parks/Millbrook or WEBO Nation. Make sure to post pics in your Spirit gear. For those who don't have school spirit shirts, we encourage you to wear our school colors Orange and Black. #WEBONation
Cowboys Blue Mondays
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:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPMElementary
- Twitter: @RPM_ISSD
- Instagram: Rpmelementary
- Class dojo: Teachers have sent invites to their classes. Be sure to check email for steps connect to your child's teacher.
- Parks Press for Parents: published weekly
- School website: RPMElementary@lancasterisd.org
- District website: www.Lancasterisd.org
- Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for morning announcements https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Q6A-xIkX2gQ2Tc7BMYeZg
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.”