Rosa Parks Puma News

Sept. 3, 2019

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back! Below are some quick links to information that may be helpful as you prepare to come back to school.
Parent Portal-Census Verification

If you haven't already updated your information in the parent portal, follow this link.

Lifetouch Photo-Online Ordering

Stop down in the Rosa Parks cafeteria on Sept. 3rd from 8 am to 7 pm or Sept. 4 from 8 am to 11 am to get your school picture taken. You may order photos at school or online. Rosa Parks' Picture Day ID is: EVTVS4BTZ


This school year, we will be using a slightly different rotation for our special area classes (Art, Media, Music and P.E.). We are moving to a 5 day rotation rather than a day of the week rotation. Day 1 will be the 1st day of school. The ¨Why¨ behind the change is to allow for a better balance of class time throughout the year. Historically Monday and Friday classes are seen significantly less by special area teachers. The calendar is linked below.

Before School-Drop Off Times

Breakfast is served beginning each day at 7:30 a.m. Outdoor supervision begins on the playground at 7:35 a.m. There is no supervision for students dropped off at Rosa Parks before 7:30 a.m.

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

  • Curbside drop off and pick up is in the lower lot. Please enter the south road from Heron Drive and follow traffic. Wait in your vehicle and students will load/unload curbside. Please do not skip ahead in the line or pull out in front of the line as this can be dangerous for students and for other drivers.

  • Please travel at a slow, safe speed in the upper and lower parking lots.

  • The curbside lane in the upper lot is reserved for buses only. Should you need to enter the building, use the upper lot to park.

  • Students who walk or ride their bike will be dismissed from the lower doors at the rear of the building and will utilize the walking path.

  • Please make sure your child knows how they will be getting home each day. Inform your child’s teacher or the school office if there is a change in your family’s plan.

We are committed to keeping Rosa Parks students, families, and staff safe. Thank you for your cooperation!

Schoolwide Title 1

Rosa Parks is a Schoolwide Title 1 School. In the past, Title 1funds were available to

provide additional support to students who qualified based on their test scores. As a Schoolwide Title 1 school we are now able to utilize those resources more flexibly to support any students that would benefit. This fits wonderfully with our WIN (What I

Need) time, which is a half hour each day when students receive acceleration or enrichment based on their specific needs. Information on our Schoolwide Title 1 plan is available on the Rosa Parks website. Feel free to contact the school if you have


Upcoming Events


3rd-Entrance Conferences 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

4th-Entrance Conferences 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

5th-First Day of School

11th/12th/13th-DIBELS Testing

17th-2 hour Late Start; School Begins at 10:00 a.m.

17th-PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rosa Parks Media Center


3rd-Open House 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

8th-2 hour Late Start; School Begins at 10:00 a.m.

8th-PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rosa Parks Media Center

15th-Excel Begins

16th-Picture Retakes

17th and 18th-NO SCHOOL

24th-Fall Family Fun Night and Book Fair 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

25th-PTO Walk-A-Thon

Rosa Parks Elementary is a Schoolwide Title 1 building. As a Parent, you have the right to request information about the qualifications of your child’s teacher(s). For further information, contact Michelle Kruize, principal at Rosa Parks Elementary.

Contact Principal Michelle Kruize