Rucker Reports

January 9, 2022

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Principal's Message

We had a great 3 day week. It was just the perfect time for all student to get acclimated back to school routines. I had fun hearing about their adventures over break, but most of all I was excited to see the smiles on their faces as they walked into the building. I am beyond thankful for that. I'd also like to take a minute to celebrate and thank Officer Cundiff and all the members of our School Board. These men and women work together with us to ensure that our students are safe and receive the very best. Thank you for all you do.


Weekly Sunday Newsletter - Highlights

  • School Board Recognition Month
  • Law Enforcement Day: Jan. 9th. We love Officer Cundiff
  • Inclement Weather Procedures
  • Visiting Author- Feb. 4th
  • PTO News: Spirit Nights
  • Lunch Visitors: Sign up Genius open for this semester


Reminders for Next Week

  • Health Screener Questionnaire: Students and staff are expected to self-screen daily for possible COVID-19 symptoms. If your child is exhibiting symptoms listed on the screener, please remain at home and complete the form for Rucker (button at end of newsletter). Nurse Hardy will then be in contact with you regarding any needed next steps.


Lastly, as the weather continues to get colder, please don't forget to send your children with appropriate winter attire. Stay warm!


Be you and be happy,


Principal Balderas

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Inclement Weather Procedures

When inclement weather is a possibility, Prosper ISD district officials continually monitor weather conditions during the overnight and early morning hours. The district takes several factors into consideration before making a decision to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early due to inclement weather. These primary factors include:

  • The health, safety, and welfare of students and staff; and the safe transport of students and staff to school.

  • Teenage drivers on the roads and their safety

Cancellations, Delays, and Early Releases – How Decisions are Made

When inclement weather threatens normal school operations, the following steps are taken:

  1. District officials evaluate the roadways and travel conditions across the district.

  2. The Superintendent consults with Prosper ISD transportation staff and district safety and security personnel.

  3. After taking into account all the information that is received from external and internal sources, the Superintendent will make a decision as early as possible whether to delay or cancel school.

The Communication Process – What Happens Next

When a decision is made to cancel school, delay school, or dismiss school early, the district will notify parents using Blackboard Connected through email, phone, and text notification alerts and the Prosper ISD website will be updated as quickly as possible.

Information about school closures, delays, or early dismissal will also be communicated through the following media, including but not limited to:

  • Prosper ISD Twitter: @ProsperISD

  • Prosper ISD Facebook

  • Prosper Instagram: @prosper_isd

  • Local television stations

  • Local radio stations

Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions, we ask that parents and staff monitor local media, the Prosper ISD website, and email before heading to school or sending children to the bus stop. An important rule of thumb to note is, if there is no announcement from Prosper ISD, then classes will be held on a normal schedule.

Visitor Lunches- Cafeteria or Picnic Style

We will continue offer lunch inside the cafeteria on the stage and outside by the garden. There will still only be 6 spots for each lunch each day. Please only sign up for one lunch a month unless spots are still available. If you are eating in the cafeteria on the stage with your child, we ask that there are only 2 adults per child. You will check-in at the front office.


As a reminder, if you are eating outside, you will meet a staff member at the back door by the cafeteria with your child and badge. After lunch, your child will meet back up with his/her class at that same location.


If you choose to check your child out, you will need to go around to the front of the building to the front office to check him/her out.


Monday will continue to be reserved for lunch bunches with Ms. Balderas.



Sign-Up Link

Visiting Author and SEL Coach Talk

On February 4th from 8:00-8:45 in the Rucker cafeteria, authors of the Feel Better Book Series, Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen will be joining our SEL Coach, Tiffany Frezza to discuss and share strategies that will help lead to success in the classroom and at home.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out THIS form. If you have any questions, please contact seoconnor@prosper-isd.net.

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Counselor Corner

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Parent Education Site

The parent education provides support/workshops for parents based on identified topics that are important to parents in the school district based on counselor needs surveys. Click on the link to learn about upcoming parenting series.

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News from the PTO

A few from the week...

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Quick Links

Upcoming Events

January:

11- District Spelling Bee

17- School Holiday

17- Prosper ISD School Board Meeting

20- Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

21- Talent Show

27- Pre-K Parent Night

Office Staff Contacts

Marisol Balderas- Principal- msbalderas@prosper-isd.net

Nicole Rubin- Assistant Principal- nkrubin@prosper-isd.net

Courtney Hardy- Nurse- cdhardy@prosper-isd.net

Jennifer Collien- Counselor- jlcollien@prosper-isd.net

Chastity Herlihy- Registrar- csherlihy@prosper-isd.net

Andrea Escalante- Receptionist- abescalante@prosper-isd.net

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