Elm Street News

September 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Amerman!

Greetings Elm Street Families,

The last couple weeks of September are shaping up to be busy at Elm Street! We will have our first Snack Shack of the school year this week and school pictures are scheduled for Friday. School picture order forms went home last week and will need to be returned to school unless you plan to take advantage of the online ordering option from Lifetouch.

Elm Street has been in phase two of the RCS COVID plan since the end of August and it was decided at the school board meeting last week that all RCS schools will remain in phase 2 until Fall Break. This means that all students and teachers will continue to wear masks indoors and on the school bus. As part of the procedures, students will also continue to eat all meals in the classroom and visitors will not be permitted in the building. You can get more information about the RCS COVID plan for clicking on this link below. Thank you for helping us protect the pack!



Important Dates

  • September 16th--5th grade Field Trip to the Booth Museum
  • September 20th--No School! (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • September 22nd--Snack Shack
  • September 24th-School Picture Day
  • September 27th--No School! (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • October 4th--Brag Tag Sale
  • October 5th--PBIS Celebration--Inflatable Rotation
  • October 6-th-Genius Hour and House Spirit Day
  • October 7th & 8th--No School! (Flexibles Learning Days)
  • October 11-15--Fall Break
  • October 20th--PreK and Kindergarten Field Trip to Carlton Farms
  • October 22nd--Winning House Celebration


Changes to the RCS School Calendar!

Two additional teacher in-service days have been added to the RCS school calendar. The additional days will be September 20th and September 27th. During this time, students will have the opportunity to complete any missing assignments and can take advantage of the VOLT (Virtual Online Tutoring) for extra help from RCS teachers.


House Spirit Day--Friday, September 10th

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House Spotlight: Amistad

Amistad or the "The Red House" is the house of friendship and its members are known for their kindness of heart. The House crest features different symbols that speak to the values of this house.

Crossed Keys: The crossed keys symbolize the gateway to friendship.

Castle: The castle represents power and protection.

Friendship: The word Amistad means friendship in Spanish.

Peacock: The peacock is the house animal. It represents love and spirit.

Knight: The knight symbolizes the protector.

Red: The house color is red which represents the kindness of heart.


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PowerSchool Parent Access

Attention 3-6 Parents: Progress reports and parent PowerSchool access letters went home last week. Creating a parent account will allow you to see your child's current grades and attendance in PowerSchool. This is a great opportunity to monitor your child's academic progress! The link to the YouTube video below will give you step by step directions to help you create your account. Please reach out to office if you have any problems and we will get you in touch with Mrs. Arrington, our media specialist.



Grade Level Kickoff Presentations

Below you find links to the grade level presentations from Meet the Teacher last month. This is a great resource for you to find information about grade level schedules and curriculum.


1st grade--https://bit.ly/3hPxYWV

2nd grade--https://bit.ly/2Z9q6c5

3rd grade--https://bit.ly/39mQX6s

4th grade--https://bit.ly/3CzqeQN

5th grade--https://bit.ly/2W1cMWc

6th grade--https://bit.ly/3kpvxvV


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