Puma Press

November 6, 2020

Dear Rosa Parks Families:

Thank you for working with us as we navigate this very unique school year. One of our many challenges this year has been preparing when there are so many unknowns. Although there are NOT immediate plans to move to distance learning across the district, we know it’s a scenario for which we want to be prepared, in the event we have to make that move at some point during the school year. We have fielded many questions from families regarding what will happen IF a move to distance learning is recommended for all students. Here is what we know at this time:

  • Students who are already in Distance Learning would continue in their current classrooms with their current teachers.

  • Students currently attending school in the buildings, in the Safe Learning Plan, would...

    • Have the same grade level teachers they have now, they would just be learning from them in a Distance Learning environment

    • Bring any personal belongings they currently have at school home with them prior to the start of Distance Learning

    • Take a device home with them prior to the start of Distance Learning, if your family indicated a need for a device

*Note: we may not have enough devices for every student request, so some families may need to share a device between siblings

  • Take pencil and paper activities home with them prior to the start of Distance Learning

Puma Pride Celebration!

Our Pumas have had a great start to the school year and have been magnificent Top 20 students! Today we took a break to celebrate them and each other and showed our Puma Pride with some sidewalk chalk! We won't always be able to do this the first week of November!

Our Pumas Rock!

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Smile! Picture Day is coming

Pictures will happen during the school day on November 18. Distance Learning Students will have the opportunity to have their photos taken this day between 2:00 - 3:30, please come to the main office when you arrive.
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Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent - Teacher - Student Conferences will be held virtually on these dates:



  • Tuesday, November 17, 3:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19, 3:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 23, 3:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Please use the link below to register your student(s) for conferences with their teacher. Please note only one conference per student is allowed. **If possible please provide a Gmail address when registering for conferences.**

https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Rosa_Parks_Elementary


Teachers will reach out with virtual conference link:

Once you have registered for a conference, your student's teacher will reach out to you providing you with a google meet link. You will need this link in order to attend the virtual conference.

Peek Ahead

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)


No school K-5,

  • Tuesday, November 24

No school K-12

  • November 25-27


Distance Learning Day

  • Wednesday, December 9


Here is a link to our District calendar for students!

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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!

REQUESTS TO TRANSFER BETWEEN SCHOOL MODELS

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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TITLE 1 SERVICES AT ROSA PARKS

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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