Parks Press for Parents
Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA
November 2-6, 2020
VISION: Every Student a Success!
Thankful for the opportunity to educate student, and make a positive difference in their lives.
Thankful for your resilience as we press through the demands of this pandemic.
Thankful for your openness, flexibility, and support of our teachers.
Thankful for your support as we continue to set and maintain high standards for all at RPM.
Thankful for your partnership as we build children, character, and community everyday.
Your Parks Principal
Help us help your child each school day by ensuring they are fully prepared for face-to-face instruction.
- Students must bring their devices fully charged each day.
- Students must bring their chargers each day.
- Students must bring the required materials (paper, pencil, journal, etc.) for their classes each day.
- Students must have on a clean mask (provided by parent).
- Students must wear a face shield (provided by the school).
These are the very basics that are required for your child to have a successful learning experience. When students aren't prepared it slows down learning for our virtual and face-to-face students. We are in a pandemic currently and do not have extra staff, space, nor materials for students who come unprepared. We are not sharing materials. Therefore it is each households responsibility to ensure students arrive at school fully prepared each day. Parents please help us help your child by making sure they prepare all materials nightly; then check their backpacks, and bring them to school daily.
REPORT CARDS WERE EMAILED TO PARENTS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29.
Tuesday, November 3rd is a student holiday. It is also Election Day, and RPM is a Polling Site. Make sure to cast your ballot. Your Voice Matters.
Our goal for attendance is 98% schoolwide. Assist your child in helping their classmates and teachers reach their class goal. Classes meeting the daily attend goal are recognized on the morning announcements, and classes with the highest attendance rates at the end of the month will receive special recognition and prize from the principals.The Lancaster Independent School District attendance policy will be followed for both online and face-to face instruction. Students are expected to attend class meetings online AND complete assigned tasks to demonstrate engagement in learning and mastery of concepts. Student attendance in MANDATORY as absences may result in denial of credit. Attendance is taken daily during each synchronous class meeting.
Doors open for Face-to-Face Learners 7:30am
School Day Begins Face-to-Face/Virtual 8:00am
School Day Ends 3:50pm
If your student will be eating breakfast at school please ensure they are here no later than 7:45am to allow them time to eat their breakfast. Instruction begins at 8:00.
3-5Grade Virtual Exploration at Perot Museum
The Perot Museum is currently piloting a new virtual science program and has offered students of Lancaster ISD to attend free of charge. Our classes will attend on Thursday Nov. 5th at the times listed below:
5th Grade: Adapt to Survive1:00-1:45 (RPM and RHE)
3rd/4th Grade: Adapt to Survive 2:00-2:40
Lancaster ISD YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LANCASTERISDTV
Word of the Week - Courage
definition: the ability to face fear or danger; bravery.synonyms: bravery, guts, nerve
Ex. Sentence: It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in.
"I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."
Student Super Sentences:
•It took a lot of courage to earn this medal for being brave. ~Frances Milam
•I have courage when I stand up for myself or somebody else. ~Aria Reed
Student Self Serve:
Parent Self Serve:
Please Note that Curbside Meal Service is only available at your child’s campus.
Distribution is from 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
- Free Breakfast and Lunch for LISD students only (Pre-K- 8th grade)
- Until further notice, the district will be operating on a cashless basis. Parents of 9th-12th graders who do not qualify for free lunch need to ensure funds have been added to their My School Bucks account.
- Distributing multiple meals two days a week starting Sept. 14 (Monday and Wednesday)
- Must have identification card that was mailed or present online enrollment information from parent portal.
Congratulations goes to George Jackson for his winning entry of "Tin Man Turned Robot” in the 5th Grade Pumpkin decorating contest.
Cowboy Blue Mondays
Students and Staff may celebrate Dallas Cowboys by wearing cowboy jerseys or t-shirts if the Cowboys pull off a win for the week.
In order to encourage a college-going culture and emphasis on higher education, students across the district are encouraged to wear college t-shirts on Wednesdays. We look forward to seeing our students on Wednesdays looking like future college students!
Every Friday we wear school spirit shirts representing Rosa Parks/Millbrook or WEBO Nation. Make sure to post pics in your Spirit gear. For those who don't have school spirit shirts, we encourage you to wear our school colors Orange and Black. #WEBONation
Cowboy Blue Mondays
Nov. 2 ISIP Window Opens (IStation Monthly Progress Monitoring)
Nov. 3 District Closed (Election Day)
Nov. 5 Harmony Foundation SEL Workshop/Parent Meeting (6:00pm)
Nov. 9-11 BM1Assessments (Grades 3-5)
Nov. 16-18 BM1 Assessments (Grades K-2)
Nov. 19 Progress Report 2
Nov. 22-27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 11 2nd 6 weeks ends
Dec. 14 3rd 6 Weeks begins
Dec. 17 Report Card 2
with COVID-19. Parents should use these questions on the LANCASTER ISD COVID SCREENER FOR STUDENTS to screen their child daily.
Are you (student) lab-confirmed with COVID-19?
Have you recently been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results?
Have you (student) recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for you? (See form for list of symptoms.)
Parents of face-to-face students, please help us to keep everyone at RPM safe and healthy. Please answer the prescreening questions daily before bringing your child to school.
Click here for access to the required reporting form if your child or someone in your home is lab confirmed, has had close contact, or is experience COVIS-19 symptoms.
Click to learn and follow the details of the WEBOLearning Plan
Be sure to click the button to access helpful videos for Google Classroom, Clever, and much more.
Yvonne M. Thornton, M.Ed.
Rosa Parks/Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy
#BeRPM: Building Children, Character, And Community Everyday
“A hundred years from now it will not matter, what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world would be different because I was important in the life of a child.”