Patriot Press

August 19-23

Reminders/Announcements

Wow! I can't believe the first day of school is here! We had a great turnout on Friday for our Meet the Teacher. Every student I saw was so excited and ready for the first day. I hope you take time to relax and rest this weekend in preparation for the first day. Your rooms look amazing and I appreciate all the hard work you put into making an inviting learning space for your students.


Parents and students will be let in the building between 7:40-7:45. I didn't realize that in the past it was 7:30 :0) Everyone will head to their classroom. We will not do live announcements until 8:30 on Monday morning.. I will start announcing at 8:08 to ask parents to start making their way out.


Please make sure you do attendance by 10:00. If you have any questions about this, please call or email Sherri.


You will not need to upload lesson plans until September 3rd. You will need lesson plans for the first two weeks but they will not need to be uploaded into It's Learning. Please be sure to spend a lot of time focusing on routines and procedures! This will be time well spent.

Message from Mr. Parr

I am sorry, but as you may know or not know, I am in the later stages of fighting bladder cancer diagnosed last February. But, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, thankfully! Unfortunately, this will end my 10 year run of joining the Principal in welcoming the Patriots at the front door on the fist day. This activity really inspires me and I will truly miss it. Please convey my welcome to students and staff on Monday and my greatest wishes for another fabulous year for RPE. I hope to visit soon and will schedule a time with you which is mutually convenient.

Important Dates

August 19-First day of school

BOY AMC counting assessment K/AMC Combo base-1 and 2

Day 1


August 20

Day 2


August 21-Character Cruise-3, 4, 5 p.m.(schedule will come later)

Day 3


August 22-Fire Drill 8:30 a.m.

Character Cruise K, 1, 2 a.m.

1st grade parent orientation 5:30 p.m.

Day 4


August 23-Buckels off campus all day

Day 5

Character Corner

Word of the Month-TRFCC

Morning Announcements-office

Shout Out

A big shout out to:

-Carmen Bates for her wonderful window decorations

-Sherri, Sherril and Jessica for registering parents, putting kids in Skyward, calling parents about verification, and answering the phone! It has been a busy place and they handled it all with a smile!

Dismissal Times

First week---

3:00 Kinder car riders

3:05 - Car riders, bus riders

3:08- bikers, walkers, side day care

3:10 Back day care

3:15 - Second run buses


Normal dismissal

3:05 Kinder Car riders

3:08 - Car riders, bus riders

3:10 bikers, walkers, side day care

3:15- Back Day Care,

3:20 - Second run buses


They have not come to add these bells and announcements to our system yet so we will be doing them manually

Lunch Money

We will be trying something new this year. If a child has no money, they will be sent to the office to get a slip allowing them to borrow from the principal's account. A note will be placed in your mailbox that will need to go home with the student which will ask for repayment of the money borrowed. We are hoping to keep students from having to eat a cheese sandwich. Please help us by making sure the envelope goes home.

Dismissal and Duty information

Duty Stations- Attached for your review. All hands on deck for arrival and dismissal the first two weeks of school. If you are not listed for duty or on the extra support tab please provide support to the gym in the morning (on the back porch greeting students as they get off the bus and helping them get to their correct spot), in the cafeteria providing breakfast support, and in the gym in the afternoon (ensuring students get on the correct bus).

Arrival

Day 1 and Day 2

Students will enter classrooms beginning 7:40

Day 1- parents will not be badged

Day 2- parents will need to enter through the front of the building and check in through the office

Day 3 and on- Students will wait in grade level lines and need to be picked up from the front and back of the building at 7:53 and go to classrooms (please do not hold students in the main hallway)

*No early morning Dreambox for at least the first 2 weeks. More information to come soon.

Dismissal

Dismissal Times

First week---

3:00 Kinder car riders

3:05 - Car riders, bus riders

3:08- bikers, walkers, side day care

3:10 Back day care

3:15 - Second run buses

Normal dismissal

3:05 Kinder Car riders

3:08 - Car riders, bus riders

3:10 bikers, walkers, side day care

3:15- Back Day Care,

3:20 - Second run buses

Daycare- Providers with side/ back daycare listed attached, Daycare seating map for cafeteria attached

First Day Counts

I will make an announcement at 10:00 for you to go online and submit your attendance. In Skyward if a child is not physically sitting in your class you are to mark him/her absent. The district requires a paper trail so you will have a roster in your mailbox. On the roster you are to mark P for present and write out No Show for students not in your classroom. **please try to refrain from bathroom breaks and clinic referrals during this time.** If a student is in the clinic you are still to write down No Show and record an absence in Skyward. There will be a log sheet in the clinic for the nurse to complete that will account for those students. Also, do not forget to SIGN AND DATE the paper roster. Anyone that forgets to sign and DATE will owe Sherri a diet coke since she will have to walk back to you to get it! 😊

Please send the paper roster to Sherri as soon as you have completed the process.

3rd Grade:

You are to do this process BEFORE you take your students to block

Basic Instructions for the Copy Machine

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