Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

Oct. 25-29: Red Ribbon Week: Reminders to live a healthy drug-free life!

Oct. 28: Picture Day (Make-Ups)

Oct. 29: Costume Celebration (See information below)


Nov. 8: Minimum Day- Conference Prep

Nov. 15-19: Minimum Days- Conferences


Mark your Calendars! We have minimum days coming up:

Monday, Nov. 8th- Conference Prep

Monday, Nov. 15th-19th- Conference Week


TK-K: 7:50-12:10pm

1st-6th: 7:50-12:20pm

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Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up and our Online Scheduler is open tonight at midnight and will be open until Friday, 10/29 at midnight.

They are scheduled for the week of November 15th-19th. You should have a received a letter on Tuesday with all the details and directions.

Please visit Canyon Creek Online Scheduler to schedule. Our school password is: COYOTES

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Our student council, Leaders of the Pack, have some exciting activities coming up:

Monday- Red ribbons around trees

Tuesday- Red clothing day-includes PJ’s, wearing red ribbons, and stuffed animals with red

Wednesday- Favorite Sport outfit “Stay Active, Stay Healthy”

Thursday- Each class creates red ribbon week poster “Healthy Slogan”

Friday- Costume Parade (TK-3rd) /Special Visitor (4th-6th) "Say BOO to drugs!”

More details coming next week!

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Fall Picture Make-Ups/ Retakes (Thursday, 10/28)

We will be having a make-up day on Thursday, Oct. 28th for those students who were not present on picture day or who need to do re-takes. Please order ahead online at Lifetouch Website. Our Make Up Picture ID is EVT3ZXBWZ (If you are in need of a re-take, please bring back your package/proof to give to the photographer on that day.)

If you didn't get a chance to order your student's picture package online on Sept. 17th, you should have received a proof sheet. Follow the directions and use the special access code if you still need to order pictures! They are offering Free Shipping with orders of $29.99 or more with offer: SHIPFREEF21 (this offer does not apply to retake/makeups)

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Celebrations and Costumes ~ Friday October 29

Halloween is coming soon and is on Sunday this year. At SRES, TK-6 students can wear simple costumes to school on Friday, October 29, if they choose to do so. Some fun activities are being planned for the day, however since this is a regular instructional day at school, students will be expected to fully participate in learning as well as P.E. and other routine school activities (such as being able to use the restroom independently).

Please follow these rules in regards to costumes:

  • Costumes should be simple. Please consider that allowing your child to wear his/her costume to school may result in parts being lost or damaged during regular school activities (recess, etc.). Please make sure costumes do not inhibit their ability to use the restroom.

  • Costume masks (other than our masks for health and safety) and full facial makeup should not be worn to school. If they are, they will need to be removed.

  • Positive costumes are encouraged. Students can not wear costumes that are violent or gruesome (containing fake blood, gore, etc). This is not appropriate for the school environment and may frighten our smallest Coyotes.

  • Fake weapons such as guns, swords, or daggers may not be brought to school. If students have inappropriate costumes or props, they will be confiscated and will need to be picked up by a parent from school administration.

Thank you for your support and cooperation. We are looking forward to a wonderful and safe celebration!

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Character Strong & Purposefull People

Starting in November, each month SRES will be focusing on a specific trait as part of our social emotional learning efforts.

Nov/Dec: Gratitude

January: Respect

February: Kindness

March: Honesty

April: Responsibility

May: Cooperation

Over the course of the year, you’ll be invited to join in the fun! In our weekly newsletter The Howling Coyote, we will provide information related to each trait with some great conversation starters, books to read, activities to pursue, and some challenges (“PurposeFull Pursuits!”) that we encourage you to look at and try out with your family. At school, our teachers will be role modeling this work by doing their own challenges.

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Nutrition Services- Educational Benefits Income Form

School lunch will continue to be free of charge this school year. Elementary Menus

We need your help to ensure adequate funding for our schools and students. The Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) now offers families simple, easy, and online access to complete the Education Benefits Income Form. When all families submit the form, RUSD can receive the maximum state funding and better meet each school’s and student’s needs in order to leverage additional services for all students. Without everyone's participation, schools may not receive all of the funding they are entitled to from the state, which would result in fewer services for our students and fewer tax dollars returning to our local community benefiting our students.

Funding supports services for students, families and staff, including the following:

  • Mental health and wellness services

  • Middle and high school counseling

  • Full-day Kindergarten

  • Staff and parent education

  • Academic Intervention programs and tutoring

  • Technology for students

  • English learner and translation services

  • College & Career preparation

  • Supports for Foster Youth and Homeless Students

All families are asked to complete the Education Benefits Income Form as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, October 31, 2021. All information is completely confidential and will not be shared with any other organization or entity. Participation is critical to ensure our funding levels are not decreased for the current and future years. We can all take a couple of minutes to help ensure that RUSD receives the funding our students deserve. By completing the form, our students stand the chance of receiving valuable resources instead of having those funds go elsewhere. For the 2021-2022 school year and moving forward, this new online submission process will only take a few minutes to complete. Parents click here or visit for easy access and submission.

Rocklin Unified respectfully requests that all families take a few minutes to complete the form.

COVID Protocols/Testing

RUSD will advise staff and students with symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home. Symptoms include:



-Nausea or Vomiting


-Muscle or Body Aches


-New Loss of Taste of Smell

-Sore Throat

-Congestion or Runny Nose


For more information on RUSD Health Guidance please visit COVID Resources.

If you need to get a COVID-19 test, please note that we do not accept home test kit results, only results from PCR or Antigen tests. Testing Resources

Please see the information below from the CDC, Your Guide to Masks.