THE ROSEMONT ROCKET
Rosemont Elementary School
Principal, Keely Cooke
Assistant Principal, Markia Roberts
Location: 16400 Alden Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Phone: (301) 840-7123
The Principal's Page
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am excited about the start of this school year. We hope everyone took some time this summer to relax and spend time with family and friends. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure all children achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. It is my hope that we can all work together to form a strong partnership, calling upon the strengths of home, school, and the Rosemont community.
At Rosemont, our mission is to --
· foster positive EQUITABLE RELATIONSHIPS with students, staff, and the community,
· deliver CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE RIGOROUS instruction, and
· achieve RESULTS for ALL students.
As we begin this year, we have a few reminders to help with the safe operation of our school.
School hours for students in grades K-5 are 8:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Students should not arrive at school prior to 8:40 a.m. since supervision is not provided until that time. Students are considered tardy if they arrive after 9:00 a.m. If your child is tardy, you will need to come in the office and sign him/her in. The school’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Dropping Off and Picking Up Students
All students who are being driven to and/or from school must be dropped off or picked up at the car drop-off circle only. In the morning, the drop-off circle will be closed to drop-off access until 8:40 a.m. to ensure students are not dropped off early. The entrance to the car drop-off circle is located on S. Westland Drive. Please do not park in the circle and get out of your car. Children should not be dropped off in the front parking lot or the bus lane. No automobiles may enter the bus driveway in front of the building during school hours. If your child normally rides the bus home but you need to pick him up you must notify the office prior to 2:45 p.m. in order for the message to be relayed to the student.
- Zoom Code: 891 6327 1347
- Password: school
FREE AND REDUCED MEALS (FARMS) APPLICATION (10/14/22 Deadline)
The online application is NOW OPEN for parents/guardians to complete and submit the 2022-23 application for free and reduced price meals! This application must be completed each year. The deadline to complete your application is Friday, October 14, 2022. CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Rosemont ES every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Rosemont ES.
Parents may bring individual store bought cupcakes, donuts, or cookies to school to celebrate their child’s birthday. Please do not bring cakes, drinks, decorations, cameras, or goodie bags. Cupcakes, donuts, or cookies need to be brought to the main office and will be served during your child’s lunch.
Cell Phones & Mobile Devices
All cell phones and mobile devices should be turned off and kept in student's backpack during the school day. Calls, text messages, and recordings are not allowed in the classroom, during recess/ lunch or in the restroom. In addition, the school is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged devices while on school property. Thank you for your support regarding this matter.
Connect with Teachers
For the safety and security of our students and staff, the following procedures have been established for all parent/teacher meetings:
GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER & COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Gaithersburg Cluster Schools, the City of Gaithersburg, and community partners invite students and families of all ages to attend this fun-filled event!
- Free food
- Games for the entire family
- Learn about community programs & services
- Meet MCPS staff & students
- Student performances
- Mingle with other families & community members
- Arts & crafts
- Language services
- Free giveaways
RES Student Change in Dismissal Form
For the safety of ALL students at Rosemont Elementary School, use the attached "RES Student Change in Dismissal" form when your child’s after school dismissal plans change. Please complete the form and send it to school in your child’s backpack for his/her teacher. All dismissal changes must be in writing, signed by the parent or legal guardian, and received by 2:00 p.m. Phone calls are discouraged to change dismissal plans.
Stomp Out Bullying at RES
Event Date: 10/28/2022 All students will participate. More details to come.
Donation Time Period: Donations accepted 10/03/2022 through 11/04/2022 11:59 p.m.
Montgomery County Public Schools requires school volunteers and partnership agencies to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district.
- Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/ Canvas account
- COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation
- Gradesheet will show 83.3% for successful completion)
- Fingerprinting/Background check (only if the volunteer is working alone with students without supervision of an MCPS staff member or other type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers Regulation and FAQ)
If you need the forms translated, please access this link:
- No School: October 5
- PTA Meeting: October 6
Open House: October 10
Student Picture Day: October 19
Multicultural Bedtime Story: October 19
Anti-Bullying Walk-a-Thon: October 28
Pajama Day: October 31
No School/ End of Marking Period 1: November 7
No School/ Election Day: November 8
Multicultural Bedtime Story: November 16
Early Release/ Parent Conferences: November 21-22
No School/ Thanksgiving Holiday: November 23-25