Owl's Nest

Family Newsletter

Eagle Rock Families,

Dear Eagle Rock Elementary Community,

I would like to welcome you to another school year at Eagle Rock Elementary! It is truly an honor to serve as the principal at Eagle Rock. For new families to our building, I come to you with 16 years of experience as an educator. I come from a family of educators so I have been around this profession all of my life. I spent 7 years teaching students with disabilities and managing an alternative education program. Most recently I have served as a Middle School and High School Principal for the Colton School. This is my second year serving as the principal at Eagle Rock Elementary.

We have some new staff this year who have come to us with a wide variety of experience working with children and families. They are all excited to serve and educate your children. Our maintenance and custodial staff worked hard over the summer to clean and prepare our building for students to return.

Eagle Rock Staff are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college or career

I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our children. With that in mind, I will be calling on all of our faculty, staff, and parents to work as a singular unit so we can best serve our children.

I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself completely in our school and community. I believe my main responsibility is to put our teachers in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children in the best possible position to succeed. I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Best Regards,

Grant Hayball


Eagle Rock Elementary School

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Thursday, September 1st

  • Open House 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Monday, September 5th

  • Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 6th

  • First Day of School for 1st - 5th Grade

Tuesday, September 6th - Friday, September 9th

Tuesday, September 13th

  • PTO Meeting ~ ERE Library, 3:30 pm

22-23 Parent Calendar

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Morning Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

We are happy to announce that we are able to return to pre-COVID drop-off and pick-up procedures!

There are two drop-off and pick-up spots at Eagle Rock (regardless of student's grade level). The front parking lot (student entrance) and the back gate. Please be sure your child knows where they should meet you.

School hours are 8:20-3:05 pm (1:45 pm on Wednesdays)

Morning Drop-Off Begins at 7:55 am. Students may choose to:

  • Eat breakfast in the cafeteria
  • Play on the playground
  • Go to the Library

{Please do not drop your child off before 7:55 am. There is no student supervision}

School Meals

We are pleased to inform you that Eagle Point School District 9 will implement an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2022-2023.

Students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year.

EPSD9 Summer Learning Adventure

In June, your student went home with this Summer Learning Adventure! All students who bring back the completed map will receive a special prize!

Join Our PTO!

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