Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

November 2-6, 2020

Our Mission

The staff of Rosa Parks/Millbrook in collaboration with parents and community, will pursue excellence as we walk in our purpose to develop the whole child, academically and socially, and ensure that all students take responsibility for their learning and reach self-sustaining success.

VISION: Every Student a Success!

Be Thankful

The month of November has been earmarked as the month of Thanksgiving. I am privileged to serve Rosa Parks/Millbrook and the LancasterISD community; to help our scholars grow academically, socially, and emotionally. As I think about all that has taken place and all the challenges we are faced with during this pandemic, I remain thankful.

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

Mrs. Thornton


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Be Prepared

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.


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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.

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Be Present

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.

Be Timely

Doors open for Face-to-Face Learners 7:30am

Breakfast 7:30-8:00am

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:

Word of the Week - Courage

part of speech: noun

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."

~Nelson Mandela

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

Be Served

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.

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Be Up-to-Date

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

Community Resources

Be Proactive

To help prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID19 parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is lab-confirmed
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.)

COVID-19 Daily Screener

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.

LISD WEBO Online Instructional Learning Plan

Click to learn and follow the details of the WEBOLearning Plan

Parent Resources for At-Home Learning

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.”

Forest Whitcraft