Castle Rock Weekly News
Week of August 20
As we resume Week 2, WVUSD has emailed all parents and staff that we are watching Topical Storm Hillary and will be open for school on August 21, 2023, as we have not experienced significant impact. Safety will remain our priority as we monitor our weekend's weather. Please see your ParentSquare messages and/or the copied letter below.
For school drop off, both gates will be open at 7:50am. If it is raining in the morning, the MPR will be open until 8:10am then students will be directed to class.
In the meantime, here is the following week at a glance, and please continue to read below for a sneak peek into some of the fun things we've been doing in school.
- School is open
- Last day of the Book Fair
- 3rd grade will begin dance workshops
- Early Out Day
- TK/K dismissal 11:41 pm
- 1st - 5th grade dismissal 12:50 pm
- Begin PE Thursday, Topic: Orientation & Muscles
- Music/Choir 4th & 5th grades
In this picture of the Kinder and TK welcome our students to school!
-Inspired by The Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath
In this picture is Mrs. Luber's class after reading The Principal from the Black Lagoon, by Mike Thaler and illustrated by Jared Lee.
Safe Drop off/Pick Up
Front drop off at Castle Rock Rd, please use the entire section of the drop-off zone. We ask that all cars in the drop-off zone prepare each child's backpack with them in their seat so students can come out of the car whether your car is in the front, middle, or end of the zone. Parents/guardians should remain in the car. This will help all other cars fill in the drop-off zone so that students can enter school on time. Do not wait to exit the car at the front. Remember to leave space at our driveway and yield for the bus entrance.
Thank you for your dedication to the framework of dismissal!
Back Gate: We improved our dismissal each day. We hope you enjoyed our celebration with ice cream for the parents on Friday! We finished reuniting pick-up groups before 3pm! Your partnership in holding up your child(ren) name cards and standing in the designated areas was truly the key to our success.
Front Gate: We ask that the pick-up process follows the drive-thru line and please remain in your cars. With increased students in the front, we ask that you keep in mind of the following:
- Follow all traffic laws and please do not make U-turns in the middle of the street. Keep in mind that our impressionable students are watching and buses are also on this street.
- If you park and come out to pick up your child(ren), please do not stay in the grass area. We ask that you reunite with your child(ren) and return toward your car so that our teachers on duty can supervise students. We have noticed groups of parents staying in the dismissal grass zone and blocking the teachers' view of students who are still waiting.
- Use the crosswalks, so that our students see all adults modeling safe traffic practices and we build environmental safety skills with our students. Please see the pictures below. Use the designated crosswalks, look both ways, and please hold hands.
CRCC book fair
If lunches are brought to the office, please put a label on the bag and put it on the cart outside the office door. This will help assist our staff to continue working with students smoothly.
Label everything! Our lost and found has already collected a few items. Please help us reunite water bottles, school supplies, and jackets by labeling all items.
Please note important upcoming dates on our website Castlerock.wvusd.org under "Our School."
Meal Application and state funded opportunities
WVUSD Nutrition Services can be found on our WVUSD.org page under "Departments" and "Nutrition Services." Click HERE for a quick link.
Meal applications are now being accepted. You do not need an application for free lunch/breakfast but for state-funded opportunities, the application can be found HERE. You can also click on the link to find out how a household can qualify.
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