Rutherfordton Elementary

Rocket Family Update - End-Of-Year Message

Weekly Note from Mrs. Clement - End-of-Year Message

May 31, 2021


Rocket Families,


The 2020-2021 school year will likely be one that none of us will ever forget! As we navigated our way through the many challenges brought about by the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 global pandemic our teachers, school support staff, families, and community remained strong and dedicated to ensuring our students received a quality education in a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment.


Whether joining us remotely or face-to-face, our students showed their resilience and ability to adapt to change as they endured six different learning plan transitions and the implementation of numerous safety measures to ensure both the health and safety of our school community. Our remarkable Rutherfordton Rockets are to be commended for “BLASTING” their way through this infamous school year.


A huge thank you to the school staff and community for embracing the endless changes that came about this year with incredible grace and generosity. As we long for the days of seeing the smiles behind the masks and the hugs we have all yearned for may we remember that displaying grace and generosity allowed us to show the best of humanity at a time when we’ve never needed it more.


It is my hope that our students, families, and staff have a relaxing and rejuvenating summer and that we return to a much more normal school operation next year. On a personal note, please know that it has indeed been a true honor and privilege to serve as your principal this school year. I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of such an incredible school community.


May our 5th-grade students and families have a wonderful transition to middle school. We will certainly miss those of you who will be joining new school communities next year!



With warmest regards,



Michelle Clement

Upcoming Events & Important Information

Summer School Learning Program

  • June 1- July 13
  • 7:30-2:45; Monday - Thursday
  • Car Rider Line begins at 7:15



Kindergarten & 5th Grade Celebration Photos

  • Individual student photos are available in the main office from 9-3 each day. Websites for more photos will be published later in the week on Class Dojo.

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