Assistant Principal's Message
Rock Island Parents,
We are excited to have some of our scholars back in the building! As we adjust to being back to the school building, we have a new “normal”. Below are some changes our scholars will encounter:
1.) Smaller classroom capacities.
2.) Marked walkways to assist scholars with maintaining 6 feet distance.
3.) Signs throughout the building reminding scholars to wear a mask, wash their hands, and maintain a 6-foot distance.
4.) Less furniture in classrooms to allow for greater space between scholars.
5.) Hand sanitizers in each classroom and throughout the building.
Quite different from what we are used to, but all designed to ensure the safety of our scholars and staff.
Our leadership team is busy working to solidify additional measures as it relates to our daily procedures and protocols. This is a lot! No worries, we have oriented our scholars via a virtual Responsibility Assembly to the new building expectations.
Progress monitoring plans will be issued this month. These plans are as the name describes, to monitor the progress of our students. Should you have any questions regarding these plans, please contact your child’s teacher.
Florida Statute 1008.25 Section 4b states: A student who has a substantial reading deficiency as determined in paragraph (5)(a) must be covered by a federally required student plan, such as an individual education plan or an individualized progress monitoring plan, or both, as necessary. Florida Statute further states that parents must be notified in writing if their child has a reading and/or mathematics deficiency. If a student progresses to grade level proficiency, the PMP intervention may be discontinued following a parent/teacher conference, where it is documented on the conference form that the intervention will be discontinued due to the student’s progression to proficient grade level performance. The teacher and parent must then sign the conference form.
Report Cards and Interims will also be issued this semester. Report Cards will be issued on November 12th and Interims issued on November 17th. All progress reports can be accessed via your scholar’s Virtual Counselor.
As the holidays approach, there are many things to be thankful for despite the time that we are in. Sadly, many have lost family members, have lost employment, and some are displaced. The number one thing that we are still thankful for is we have the gift of life. Hug your little ones close, tell those around you that you love them often and show them just how much.
Your Rock Island family is here for you and we are sending virtual love and hugs to you now and throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Cherish life and love even harder,
Mrs. Rumble-Wise, Assistant Principal
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