Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Weekly Update - Week of May 17-21

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement

May 16, 2021

Dear Rocket Families,

I can hardly believe that we have just two weeks left in the school year! What a YEAR it has been! We are not quite through just yet!

Our students in grades 3-5 will be taking End-of-Grade Assessments this week. It is essential that all students arrive on time and be present during testing so that we can avoid as many make-ups as possible. With that being said, PLEASE keep students home if they are not well! We certainly do not wish to have to quarantine any more classes!

  • Tuesday: 5th Grade Science and 3rd Grade REMOTE Math
  • Wednesday: 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade ELA
  • Thursday: 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Math
  • Some schedules for REMOTE students are different and have been communicated to those involved.

If your student still has their iPad device or charger please ensure they return it tomorrow. Devices will not be sent home for the rest of the school year. Here are the rough estimates for missing components:

  • Lightning Cable + Power Brick ($36)

  • Lightning Cable ($14)

  • Power Brick ($23)

  • 6th Gen iPad (350.96)

While many regulations and procedures have changed outside of schools, we still very much have all of our safety protocols and procedures to follow (screenings, masks, etc). Due to this, we will only be able to hold end-of-the-year events that involve parents for students in Kindergarten and 5th Grade. Students in grades 1-4 will have award celebrations in their classrooms and teachers will share their plans with you. While I wish we could accommodate all grades I thank you for understanding the milestones of students completing their first year in elementary and those students completing their last. We are still working out details for both Kindergarten and 5th-grade events but do plan to be able to share them with you by Wednesday. I sincerely THANK YOU for your continued patience and support as we still navigate restrictions.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available by Dojo, email (, or by phone – (828) 287-3778.


Michelle Clement


Upcoming Events

Field Day

  • Wednesday, May 26th

Last Day of School

  • Friday, May 28th
  • Students dismissed at 11:00 AM
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