For your calander...
- /7/20-2/9/20 Clifford School Play- Legally Blonde Jr held at the MIT campus auditorium .Buy Tickets here!
- 2/14/20- Cocoa with Deputies! 7:30-8:12 front of school!
- 2/17/20- Presidents' Holiday- No School
- 2/20/20- PTO Meeting- Dr. Baker attending! 7:00 PM
- 2/24/20-2/28/20- 7th Grade Yosemite Trip!
- 3/20/20- Lincoln's Day- No School
- 3/27/20- Family Dance @ Clifford
- 3/30-4/3 5th Grade Outdoor Education Trip
- 6/4/20- 8th Grade Graduation at Canada College
RCSD Gifted and Talented Education Information
RCSD offers a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) pull out program for 4th, 5th & 6th graders located at Clifford and Hoover Schools. If you would like your child in current grades 3rd, 4th, & 5th tested for GATE this Spring, you can read more information about the GATE program on the Parent Information website.
Parents must complete a permission form for their students to be tested. At the end of the survey, please check that you have seen the "Thank you for your survey" results page. If you do not see this page, then please go back and complete the survey again until you see this page. This confirms you have submitted the permission form accurately.
Testing Permission Form
Project Cornerstone Book for February!
Away for the Day!
Recently, I have been reviewing discipline data and issues related to cell phones over this school year. Unfortunately, it appears that misuse of cell phones is a large area of discipline and a cause of many negative interactions between students while at school. Our goal at school is to ensure your child and other children are 100% focused on the learning and that our teachers are 100% focused on the teaching. We do realize that technology can enhance learning and we do have technology in various platforms in the classroom- we just don't see that cell phone use in class or having access to a cell phone in school has been working out for our students.
Consider this following quote from an article re research and student use of smartphones in school:
Richard Freed, a clinical psychologist and the author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age, who works with a wide range of children and families in the San Francisco Bay area.
“High levels of smartphone use by teens often have a detrimental effect on achievement, because teen phone use is dominated by entertainment, not learning, applications.”
I am 100% protective of the learning environment and the teaching environment so our students can reach their highest potentials.
Beginning Monday, February 10, Students will not be permitted to display, turn on, or use a telecommunications device, including a cellular telephone/Smart Phone, or other personal electronic device on school property during the school day. Families are encouraged to have their child leave their device at home or they must be turned off and in a backpack or locker for the school day. At no time will students be allowed to use their cell phone or personal digital device during the school day. No exceptions.
Clifford recognizes the importance of communication and collaboration, and provides devices for students to be productive in the classroom, such as Chromebooks/iPads. To keep the focus on academics and to reduce unnecessary distractions, the school will now enforce the following:
Cell phones and all mobile devices shall be TURNED OFF when entering school campus
Cell phones and all mobile devices shall be kept in a student’s backpack or locker – not in clothing pockets
Cell phones and all mobile devices are not allowed to be used in a classroom, library, common areas, or restrooms
Cell phones and all mobile devices can be turned back on at the end of school bell and used to communicate directly with parents/friends who are assisting in transportation
Cell phones and all mobile devices are not allowed to be used during transition times or between classes
If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, they may come to the office and/or ask the teacher or other adult for assistance.
In addition to our new rule about no cell phone use during the school day. We are also going to not allow students to wear hats, hoodie hoods, and beanies in the school building and MUB. Also, backpacks will not be allowed on the yard or MUB. Students will either put them away in the their lockers or leave them in the classroom.