Puma Press

October 15, 2020

Fall is upon us!

Parents, I want you to know that your children are amazing. They have been remarkable in doing school in the "covid era". Wearing masks, washing hands, watching their distance, and doing so while keeping a positive mindset. Thank you for all that you do at home to support our efforts.

Most mornings I get the pleasure of greeting students as they come to school. This is the best way to start the day. Kids are full of smiles (you can still see them even with the masks on), and eager to get to their classrooms. I love the positive energy! Thank you for sending your children to us and thank you for practicing safe driving for all of our Puma families!

Fall is upon us, and our students are outside throughout the day. Please make sure they are dressing appropriately. Let's keep working together to do the little things to keep everybody healthy and safe!


Many of you have been asking and no you didn't miss it. We will be scheduling picture day soon. It will happen yet this fall. We will get the date out to you as soon as possible so that you can prepare accordingly.

Peek Ahead

This fall our parent teacher conferences will not be held in person. We will work with you to set up virtual meetings or if you are unable to meet virtually, we will do a phone conference. More information on this will be coming soon.

Dates to add to your calendars:

Distance Learning Day

  • Wednesday, November 4th

Teacher Conference Prep Day

  • Friday, Nov. 13 - No School for Students

Student Conferences

  • Tuesday, Nov. 17 (3:20-8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 (3:20-8:00 pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 23 (3:20-8:00 pm)

**Look for an email to sign up for conferences! We look forward to connecting with you and sharing progress of your student!

Here is a link to our District calendar for students!

We could use just 1 more...

We could use one more volunteer to Deliver Lunch. 10:10 - 1:10 - Deliver lunch to the classrooms.

We could use one more Supervisor during Lunch (paid position) 10:20-1:20 (hours can be flexible) Supervise students as they eat in their classrooms.

If you find you have time to give, even if you can give one day a week, we will work with you to make it work! Please contact the school office at 507-387-7672 or email Mr. Kamphoff at dkamph1@isd77.org

Thank you for considering!

Distance Learning Day - November 4th

November 4 is our next full day PLC day. This is another day students will not be physically in school. Hybrid students will be provided with Distance Learning paper and pencil expectations to be completed at home for this day. Those tasks will need to be completed and a parent signature will be needed as well for attendance purposes. Your child's teacher will provide specific information regarding the expectations for the day.

DAILY SCREENING - We Need To All Do Our Part To Help Keep Us In School!

~ Daily Home Screening Guidelines: Please remember to complete the student screening each morning and report your child’s information to the school nurse if they have any of the identified symptoms: MAPS COVID-19 Student Screening.

The 3 W's

- Watch your Distance

- Wear a Mask

- Wash your Hands

We continue to work together to keep everyone safe!


While the vast majority of families have settled into the decision that you have made for learning this school year, we have had some movement as families are learning what plan is best for the needs of their family and children. Please know that as the year progresses we will continue do our best to work with families as needs change but know that we are getting close to capacity in some grade levels which may result in a longer time period before change requests can be accommodated.

If you would like to be considered for a transfer from the Safe Learning Plan to the Distance Learning Option, or vice versa, please contact the Rosa Parks office. These requests are considered on a weekly basis.

Further detail -

The district elementary administrative team reviews requests on a weekly basis every Thursday.

After your transfer request is received in the school office, you may be contacted by Mr. Kamphoff to discuss the reason for the request. Depending on the capacity at both the school and distance learning class, staffing could be impacted. Approval to change options may come as early as the following week but could also take weeks based on the overall numbers.

Once your request is approved, you will be notified of the change and be given a start date.

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Rosa Parks is a Schoolwide Title 1 School. In the past, Title 1 funds 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 small group instruction blocks when students receive acceleration or enrichment based on their specific needs. Feel free to contact the school if you have questions.

As a parent, you have the right to request information about the qualifications of your child’s teacher(s). For further information, contact Dan Kamphoff, principal at Rosa Parks Elementary.

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