SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE!

Monday, September 21st, 2020

We hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend as we continue to cruise through September. October is just around the corner and this is usually when our first of conferences typically take place. This is always an important milestone in the year as it gives families an opportunity to see how their child is doing and it gives teachers an opportunity to celebrate your child's growth and look towards next instructional steps. We will to continue to offer conferences to our families and conferences will be virtual this first round. Teachers will be developing their own conference schedule and this information will be coming out next week. The majority of our grade levels and teachers will continue to use a Sign-Up Genius to get you signed up for conferences. The newsletter next week will have the times and dates for you to choose your child's conferences. Take care and thank you for all that you are doing to support Rose Glen this year! We appreciate you!

Walker's Circle Update

We are getting there! Thank you so much for your patience as we continue to find our groove in terms of getting cars in and out of the circle safely and efficiently. Just a couple of notes related to Walker's Circle as we move into the upcoming weeks.

  • Our neighbors in the cul-de-sac have been very neighborly and kind about us parking in their own little circle. Please do not park in their driveways. This was observed a couple of times last week and we want to be able to continue parking within their cul-de-sac. Therefore, if we notice you parking in their driveways we will kindly ask you not to do so moving forward. We need to respect our neighbors who are graciously letting us take over their own little circle at the end of the day.
  • When in our Walker's Circle it is important to hug that right side of the curb to pick your child up. There were quite a few cars in the middle of Walker's Circle and this blocked cars from trying to leave the Circle. This in turn slows the capacity of other cars to get in the Circle.
  • Remind your child that they should have their Eagle Eye out for you after they are dismissed. We are noticing that some kids are not consistently paying attention and this is making it difficult for cars to be able to proceed forward.
  • This week we plan to work on kids getting into a groove of looking for their car. We will probably approach you about who you are picking up and let them know that you are there to pick them up.
  • Ultimately, cars are all exiting the circle by 3:45-3:50. This is actually very good and aligns with times from previous years. It also aligns with the timing of our busses pulling out of Rose Glen. We know it can be challenging to wait, but just know that by us all working together we are doing the best we can to create the safest dismissal situation possible.

COVID Update - SDW: 9.21.20

September 21, 2020



Dear School District of Waukesha Families,


We are writing to provide you with an update on the current status of COVID19 in our schools and to provide some guiding information as we progress into the fall. Our numbers this morning show that the district has had 312 students that have been placed on quarantine or isolation due to a positive covid result or being identified as a close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID19. Additionally, we have had 99 staff that have required the same. We understand that quarantine is inconvenient to families and disruptive to learning. We find ourselves in the fortunate position to have not had to close schools due to outbreaks, a situation that is occurring around Southeastern Wisconsin two weeks into the school year.


We believe that we are in a good position to keep our schools open for several reasons. First, the models that have been employed for our return to school have reduced the number of students in school on a daily basis, allowing for greater physical distancing and few students possibly impacted on a daily basis. Second, we have a number of mitigation strategies in place to reduce the possible spread of infection in our schools. Mask wearing, plexiglass barriers, additional cleaning and disinfecting and screening procedures have decreased the spread in our schools. In a meeting with doctors from Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, September 15, school districts who have opened face to face who have implemented these mitigation procedures were commended by the doctors for their efforts to reduce the spread of COVID19. The School District of Waukesha will continue the use of these measures for the foreseeable future, regardless of State or County mandates for masks.


We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that masks are required for all persons on our property. This expectation applies for students, staff and visitors to our schools for all purposes of business including dropping students off in the morning, picking students up in the afternoon and dropping off forgotten student materials at our school buildings. We do have a process for accommodations for individuals who qualify for them and have utilized this process several times this year. We are extremely grateful for the partnership we have with our families. We have observed families monitoring their children and keeping sick or symptomatic students home in the morning. As of Wednesday, September 16, we had 116 students utilize the Covid Isolation Rooms in our schools. This number is much lower than anticipated by members of our reopening committee and we appreciate the cooperation from our families.


The School District of Waukesha staff and administration will continue to monitor the virus in our system and will communicate with you as cases arise.

Fall Clean-Up and iPads

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The 1st Grade through 5th Grade iPads have spent a lot of time at home. This usually means that lots fun stuff finds it way on the iPad. This usually results in lots of cute pictures of your cats, dogs, and all the fun stuff that you did over the summer. Therefore, we kindly ask that you take a moment to delete all of the 'non-school' stuff that is being stored on the iPad at this time. We should want to make sure that the iPads can work at full capacity as we move into the new school year. In the upcoming weeks teachers will be collecting iPads to complete an iPad check and students will be asked to remove anything that is not related to learning. We know that there might be some special moments or events captured and we want to ensure that you have the opportunity to transfer anything that you may want to keep prior to the teacher iPad check.

Birthday Celebrations

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This is just a reminder to our families that we have moved away from birthday treats and trinkets in recent years. Please know that all teachers take a moment to honor your child's birthday during their special day and we also hang a picture in the hallway. This will be even more important this upcoming year to follow as we look for ways to reduce sharing of food and objects throughout the day.

Picking Up and Dropping Off During the Day

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We appreciate your efforts to make appointments before the start of the school day and after school has let out at the end of the day. However, we also know that this is not always possible. If you need to pick your child up during the school day then call as when you arrive. It is also helpful to send a voicemail or email to the office so that we can have your child ready to go so that you are not late for your appointment. We will assist in bringing your child outside to you. Please do not be offended if we ask to see ID. In previous years we would have a sign-out and so once we return to the office we will document who took the child out of the building. We are familiar with the majority of our families, but we also have new families this year. So again, please do not be offended if we ask for ID to confirm and document. We just want to keep all of our kiddos safe. This process will also be in place if you are picking up a sick child from school. If you are dropping off your child during the school day, then please just call when you get here and we will meet you outside the front door to let them into the building. Thank you for your help with this as we transition into the new school year.


Also, we kindly ask that you be mindful of end of the day phone calls or last minute transportation changes. The office is hustling and bustling and there is a chance that we could miss your call and/or not have the opportunity to connect with the appropriate individual to let them know of the changes. Therefore, we encourage you to not contact the office after 3:00 PM with transportation changes. We cannot guarantee that your request will be honored - especially if it is via email or voicemail. We do understand that things come up and changes may need to occur in a rare instance. This is ok and we will do our best to ensure that we get your message to your child and to their teacher.

District Mask Communication

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Good Afternoon Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

The School District of Waukesha recognizes the importance of face coverings in order to best ensure health and safety in the school environment and to comply with the state-wide mask mandate. We recognize that this will be a learning curve for many of our students and is something that will require teaching, reteaching, and reinforcement. All 19 public school districts in Waukesha County will be utilizing a "three strikes" policy regarding refusal to comply with the face-covering requirement. The following progressive discipline will be utilized in accordance with board policy #5600.01 - Disciplinary Consequences for Student Misconduct.

Teaching, Re-teaching, & Reinforcing

  • The first week of school will include a heavy emphasis on providing clear expectations, support, and instruction to students regarding face coverings. This will include the information regarding consequences of repeated refusal to wear a face covering. There will be increased leniency during the first week of school in order to best establish this new procedure and requirement for all students and staff; however, all incidents of refusal will be logged in Infinite Campus.

  • First Refusal

    • Teacher redirection

    • Parent contact

    • Infinite Campus Documentation

  • Second Refusal

    • Infinite Campus Documentation

    • The student will be referred to administration and suspended for the remainder of the school day. A reminder of the consequences for further violations will be provided to the parent and student along with the written notice of suspension perboard policy #5610 - Suspension and Expulsion.

  • Third Refusal

    • Infinite Campus Documentation

    • The student will be referred to the administration. An out-of-school suspension will be issued and the student will be auto-enrolled in eAchieve for the remainder of the school year. The student will be suspended for no more than 5 days until the enrollment and student’s course schedule are finalized. A written notice of suspension will be provided with a resolution detail of "enrollment in eAchieve."

**If the student has an individualized education plan or Section 504 plan, face-covering accommodations should be discussed with the case manager. In the event a disciplinary response is necessary, the administration will follow all federal and state guidelines for discipline, which will include working with the IEP/504 team and potentially proceeding with a manifestation determination process.**

Thank you,

SDW Student Services

SAFE ARRIVAL

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To enhance the existing absence reporting procedure, the School District of Waukesha introduced a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called "SafeArrival" which started at Rose Glen in October of 2018. This system works in conjunction with our district messenging system (School Messenger). It reduces the time it takes to verify student attendance, makes it easier for you to report your child’s absence and makes it easier for staff to respond to unexplained student absences. We would love to have all of our families using this system by the start of school.


Pre-Excused Absences: If you know your child is going to be absent and you want to report that before the student is marked absent in school, Safe Arrival provides three convenient methods:


1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


2. Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


3. Call the toll-free number 1-866-490-7371 to report an absence using the automated phone system. These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.


Future absences can be reported at any time.


Post-Excused Absences: If you were not able to report your child’s absence in advance you will be notified by the SchoolMessenger system if your child is marked absent.


You are notified of a reported absence within minutes of the reported absence.


The School Messenger app or the website will allow families to customize where they want to receive their notifications and allow them to excuse the absence right from the notification.


If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.


Additional assistance can be found on the District's Safe Arrival Support Page:

https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/SafeArrival


IT Help Desk Email Link:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&source=mailto&to=ITHelpDesk@waukesha.k12.wi.us


IT Help Desk Phone:

262-970-1073


Video:

https://vimeo.com/180768415

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures for Walker's Circle

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Drop-Off Procedures

Rose Glen is a relatively large elementary school. Each year we typically have 11 busses bringing our students to and from school each day. Unfortunately, we have a relatively small parking lot to handle the before and after school traffic that is present daily. Therefore, it is critical that we all work together to follow the established procedures for pick-up and drop-off. When we all follow the established the procedures everything flows really well and safety is maintained! Most students at Rose Glen take the bus to and from school each day. If your child is being dropped off and picked up each day then below we have the following procedures. Also know that our procedures will always be available to you in our weekly Smore Newsletter.



GOALS:

  • To ensure that we are creating the safest environment and procedures possible for morning drop-off.

  • To ensure that all Rose Glen community members are aware of the current drop-off procedures.


CIDER HILLS CROSSING:

A crosswalk has been added to provide a safe pathway for families from Rose Glen to the Cider Hills neighborhood. Additionally, STOP signs have also been added to slow cars down and to ensure that families are able to cross without having to worry about on-coming traffic. These STOP signs will be activated from 8:30-8:45 and 3:30-3:50.


General Drop-Off Procedures:

  • Walkers' Circle is the horseshoe shaped entrance and exit located on the side of the building. All cars should enter through the ENTRANCE ONLY of Walkers' Circle to drop children off.

  • There is NO PARKING IN WALKERS’ CIRCLE. It is intended for fluid drop-off of children. Please exit quickly and cautiously. Be mindful that others are waiting to drop-off and unnecessary stopping causes delays and interferes with the purpose of Walkers Circle.

  • Cars can exit and turn left from the left lane or turn right from the right lane. NO U-Turns, no Y-Turn, no backing up and out through the entrance, or using the neighborhood cul-de-sac. Traffic either goes right or left out of the circle.

  • Children should use the sidewalk of Walkers’ Circle to walk to the hill. No children should be seen leaving the car from the driver’s side of the car. All children exiting the car should leave from the passenger side of the car.

  • Cars should pull up on the right side of the Walkers’ Circle.

  • No cars should use the left lane of Walkers’ Circle to park or drop-off children. This lane will be open so that cars can safely pull into the left side for left turn exiting purposes.
  • If you want to walk your child up the hill in the morning please do not park in the circle. Please pull ahead and park on the road. This will allow Walkers' Circle to keep moving.
  • No parking on Brookhill Drive that runs parallel to Walkers’ Circle (the grassy part of the Walkers’ Circle). This will allow cars turning both left and right to have a clear view of oncoming traffic. Cars that park next to grass area closest to the Walkers’ Circle create a blindspot. Therefore, moving forward we would like to reduce this risk and make this a No Parking Zone.
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Pick-Up Procedures

GOALS:

  • To ensure that we are creating the safest environment and procedures possible for afternoon pick-up.

  • To ensure that all Rose Glen community members are aware of the current pick-up procedures.


CIDER HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD CROSSING!

A crosswalk has been added to provide a safe pathway for families from Rose Glen to the Cider Hills neighborhood. Additionally, STOP signs have also been added to slow cars down and to ensure that families are able to cross without having to worry about on-coming traffic. These STOP signs will be activated from 8:30-8:40 and 3:30-3:50. If you live in the Cider Hills neighborhood a teacher or staff member will escort your child and cross them to the neighborhood. Please contact us prior to school starting if your child will be utilizing the Cider Hills crosswalk . This will allow us to connect with them prior to the end of the day and ensure that we have all the students that we will be walking across to the neighborhood. We want them to know the plan and be comfortable with the end of the day procedures.



General Pick-Up Procedures:

  • All cars should enter through the ENTRANCE ONLY to pick children up.

  • There is NO PARKING IN WALKER'S CIRCLE. It is intended for fluid pick-up of children. Please exit quickly and cautiously. Be mindful that others are waiting to pick-up and unnecessary stopping causes delays and interferes with the purpose of Walkers Circle.

  • Cars can exit and turn left from the left lane or turn right from the right lane. NO U-Turns, no Y-Turn, no backing up and out through the entrance, or using the neighborhood cul-de-sac. Traffic either goes right or left out of the circle.

  • Children should use the sidewalk of Walkers’ Circle to walk to enter the car. No children should be seen entering the car from the driver’s side of the car. All children entering the car should be seen entering from the passenger side of the car.

  • Cars only use the right side of the Walker's Circle.

  • No cars should use the left lane of Walker's Circle to pick children up. This lane will be open so that cars can safely pull into the left side for left turn exiting purposes.

  • No parking on Brookhill Drive that runs parallel to Walker's Circle (the grassy part of the Walkers’ Circle). This will allow cars turning both left and right to have a clear view of oncoming traffic. Cars that park next to grass area closest to the Walkers’ Circle create a blindspot. Therefore, we would like to reduce this risk and make this a No Parking Zone.

  • As you use Walkers Circle, it is important to be mindful of keeping the flow going. Drive forward as cars exit. With the left lane open for traffic, then cars should be able to navigate safely and easily out of the Circle. No student will be allowed to enter or cross the circle to get in a vehicle if the vehicle is parked in the left lane.

  • It is important that cars do not park at the entrance of the hill on Brookhill. This is critical to keeping flow into the circle moving. If a car cannot get into the Circle because another car has chose to park, then the whole flow of the Circle is stopped or slowed down. With these changes we should anticipate that there might be a longer line up Brookhill to get into the Walkers Circle. As kids are picked up in the Circle, then cars will be able to enter from Brookhill to also pick up.
  • Anticipate that it might take a few extra minutes. This particularly true this year as we anticipate more families deciding to pick their child up from school. A lot of thought has been put into how we can create the safest pick-up possible. Remember that the ultimate goal is child safety. Patience is key during this time of day.
  • A 'process' that has grown over the years is our kindergarten families that are picking up at the end of the day at Walker's Circle tend to gather at the bottom of the hill on the grassy knoll (in front of the 5 green dots off of Brookhill Rd) to meet their Kindergarten kids. Kindergarten families tend to park and then wait on this grassy area and then safely walk their child to their parked car. We can continue to honor this process as long as families are mindful of social distancing and wear masks while waiting for their child.
  • Please know that adults will walk children down the path to Walker's Circle and will not leave until all students are picked up. If a family is running late then we just walk the students back up the hill and bring them to the office for pick-up (It happens to all of us from time to time!). Just know your child is safe and we would never leave them unattended.

Transportation - Bus Information

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In order to access your child's bus route information you need to login to your Waukesha School District Infinite Campus parent portal account. You would have set up a user name and password when you registered your children for Kindergarten.



BUS ROUTE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR PARENT PORTAL.


To find your child's bus route information:



  • Log into your Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal.
  • Along the left side (black background), click More.
  • In the middle section (white background), click Transportation
  • Under Bus Detail you will find the morning bus # , pick up location and pick up time as well as the afternoon bus #, drop off location and drop off time.




There is a form available on the Rose Glen website (link: Transportation to Alternate Location Request Form) if you need to change your child’s bus due to child care. This is needed even if your child will be attending the Lawrence Center for before or after school care. Please complete the form and send it in as soon as possible because at the beginning of the school year, changes can take up to 14 days to take effect due to the large volume of scheduling. If you can submit it prior to school starting there is a much better chance that your child’s schedule will be set by the time school starts.

Before and After School Care

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Before and After school care at Rose Glen is provided through the Waukesha Park and Rec's "Cool School" Program. They provide child care at Rose Glen from 7:00 a.m. until school begins at 8:35 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m. Unfortunately, they do not provide mid-day child care for 4K students. Although the program is housed at Rose Glen, it is run completely through Park and Rec, so they would be happy to answer all questions you may have. If interested, please click on the link below for more information.


Cool School Program Link:


https://waukesha-wi.gov/473/BeforeAfterSchool

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LUNCH UPDATE INFORMATION

If students want doubles, they have to know their lunch code and have money in their account. The first meal is free, but the second one will be charged .
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School Library Books

Look around your house for school library books that you may still have at home from last year and bring them back to school. Remember that there are never fines on returned books even if they are late.
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School Directory

We invite you to visit https://roseglenpto.membershiptoolkit.com to see everything your PTA/PTO has to offer this year.


Once you create a Membership Toolkit Account, you will have access to the directory for Rose Glen Elementary.


Here's what you need to do:

Go to https://roseglenpto.membershiptoolkit.com.
Click on the Register/Login button.
If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.
Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.
Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.
Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.
Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary User can "invite" other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows the Secondary User to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account.


Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at RoseGlenPTOBoard@gmail.com

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Virtual Spanish Classes

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