Rockland Review & RAP - 1-8-2021
A Letter from the Principal

Dear Rockland Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year and I hope that you had a wonderful winter break with your family!  We are excited to have students back in virtual learning and look forward to resuming in-person instruction on January 20th.  Even though we just returned, there is so much ahead of us.  

Virtual parent-teacher conferences will be held February 10th and 11th and sign-up will begin January 18th.  More information on sign-up procedures will be emailed in the coming weeks.  

STAR Testing will begin January 27th through February 2nd.  Students will complete assessments in math and reading.  In-person students will complete the STAR assessment at school and virtual students will complete the assessments at home.  Please encourage your student to do their best and take their time.  These assessments help us to plan instruction, identify students who need additional support, and gauge school and district growth.

During the preventative pause, families do not need to self-certify, but please continue to make Mrs. Crusey aware if your child is symptomatic, if they are a close contact to someone who tests positive or if they test positive themselves.  Don’t forget to complete the self-certification when we return on January 20th.  

Recent events in Washington DC have been troubling and can cause stress, fear, or anxiety in children as well as adults.  If you choose to discuss the recent events with your children please see the link below for some useful information.  We are here to support your children whether it is virtually or face to face.  If you feel your child needs additional support from a counselor, please contact Michelle Vertenan, school psychologist, or myself.  

LINK TO RESOURCE ABOUT TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT THE NEWS

 

Just a few dates to remember:  

January 18th -  No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19th - No School - Teacher Institute Day

January 20th - In-person learning resumes

February 10th and 11th - Parent Teacher Conferences (Feb 11th is an early release AM in-person only all instruction ends at 10:30)  

February 12th - No School

February 15  - No School Presidents Day

 

It is going to be an amazing 2021 at Rockland!

Sincerely,

Jim Cieciwa

RFA News: Rockland Family Association Whole Group Meeting

Join us for our virtual RFA meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12th from 7:00-8:00!
Join Zoom Meeting
https://medline.zoom.us/j/91517840255?pwd=YTlTbHJYMnJUQjF3OTE5c2h0aUlIdz09
Meeting ID: 915 1784 0255
Passcode: 274112

The Agenda will be posted on the Rockland website under the RFA tab on Monday, Jan. 11th. 

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