Latest News

Latest News

  • Sept. 13, 2019
    Despite the interruption of Hurricane Dorian, we have had a wonderfully smooth beginning to the school year. Thank you, families! There was wonderful attendance at our Open House events and parents received individualized reports on their child’s beginning of the year reading and math levels. If you were unable to attend, please contact the homeroom teacher to schedule a conference soon. We want to parents to be informed about school events, so please be sure you are registered for messages from Remind and School Messenger, and you check the school’s webpage and Facebook page frequently. Important events for the next few weeks: PTA School-wide fundraiser (through Sept. 27) Girls’ Basketball Games (9/17, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/15) Dads (or Parents) Take Your Child to School Day (9/25) Parent Education Night for Elementary (9/26) Parent Ed Night for Middle School Intensive classes (9/26) Fall Ball Middle School Dance (9/27) Volunteer Orientation Training (10/1) We are looking forward to a great year! Mrs. Ward, Principal Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • School Closed Sept. 3-4 Due to Hurricane Dorian
    Public schools and district offices in Polk County will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4, in response to Hurricane Dorian. School is expected to resume as usual on Thursday, Sept. 5. Please note public schools and district offices were already scheduled to be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. The decision to close schools and offices was made in collaboration with Polk County Emergency Management personnel. Please be advised that the decision to close is not binding upon charter and private schools. Those schools should be contacted directly for more information. Again, public schools and district offices in Polk County will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4. All school activities, athletics and special events previously scheduled for Monday, Sept. 2 through Wednesday, Sept. 4 are canceled as well. This includes the Polk County School Board work session and meetings and Polk District College Fair previously scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 3. PCPS employee health clinics will be open during regular hours on Saturday, Aug. 31, but will follow the same closings as all other district offices. We will continue to monitor news and weather reports, but at this time, school is expected to resume as usual on Thursday, Sept. 5. We know that the decision as to whether to close our schools and offices has a significant impact on our students and employees, as well as their families. We appreciate their understanding and
  • Open House
    Join us for our Open House and Title 1 Annual Meeting. Hear directly from your child’s teacher about classroom expectations, routines and curriculum. Receive individual reports on your child’s performance on beginning of the year assessments. Learn and practice specific strategies to help increase reading and math achievement. Learn more about our Title 1 Compact and other school-wide initiatives. All students who are represented will earn a NUT pass.  And, be sure to grab some ice cream provided by PTA! Elementary – rescheduled to Tuesday, September 10th @ 6:00pm in your child’s classroom. Middle School – Thursday, September 12th @ 6:00pm If you’re unable to attend in the evening, join us Friday, September 13th @ 8:30am in the Media Center.  Email Kim Mayes to have your child’s individual information available.  Families will be able to hear the information presented, but classrooms will not be available to visit. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Prevent the Summer Slide
    Summer Slide refers to the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer months while students are out of school.  Without reinforcement during the summer, children often forget what they have learned during the school year.  Prevent the Summer Slide with our Summer Work Calendars. Click below for more information: Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • School Supply Sale
    Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box?  Great news!  We are offering a supply kit program at our school, again this year, for elementary school families.  Kits include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class.  Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy a summer day! Simply place your order by 5/29/19. Order online at www.shopttkits.com.  Enter our school’s account number 58413. Question?  Contact Kim Mayes at Kimberlee.Mayes@polk-fl.net Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • May News
    Don’t miss out on all of the End of the Year activities!  Click here to view the May newsletter and calendar. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Homework Help
    Students with parents who are involved in their education are more likely to earn higher grades, adapt well to school, and pass their classes. But is there a point when parents can be too involved—specifically, with homework? Consider these scenarios: Your child’s big science project is due tomorrow, but her schedule has been so busy lately that she hasn’t had time to finish it herself. You want her to get a good grade, so you end up doing most of the work for her. Your daughter’s entry for a school poetry competition seems pretty bad so far.  You suggest phrases that sound better. When the awards are announced, your daughter comes home and says, “We won!” Your son’s math homework packet is a big part of his grade, but he’s having trouble with a few of the concepts. You wonder if it’s okay to help him with some of the answers? If parents end up taking over homework tasks—as in the first two examples—involvement can quickly turn into interference. Check out this article for strategies to reasonably support your child as he or she tackles assignments.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Digital Design Studio Services
    Rochelle School of the Arts is proud to present our Digital Design Studio Services!  Order your holiday or special occasion gifts today!  Click here for more information.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • School Tours
    Interested in seeing more of Rochelle?  Complete the form below to request a tour.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • New Remind Messaging
    If you were on our Remind text messaging last year, please be aware that group will close on July 15th. We don’t want anyone to miss out, so please join your grade level Remind group. Text the corresponding message to 81010 to join your grade level’s group. Kg – @rsakg 1stgrade – @rsa1st 2ndgrade – @rsa2nd 3rdgrade – @rsa3rd 4thgrade – @rsa4th 5thgrade – @rsa5th 6thgrade – @rsa6th 7thgrade – @rsa7th 8thgrade – @rsa8thgr Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Reading at Home
    Did you know that reading aloud is the easiest and most effective way to turn children into lifelong readers?  Studies show that simply reading for 20 minutes every day can significantly increase the chances of your child’s educational success in the future.  Click here to view a 10-minute webinar on how you can help your child with reading at home! Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • The Results are In…
    At the end of last year, we asked parents, students and staff to participate in a Climate Survey.  The results are in and we’d like to share with you.  Click the links below to view each category.  Thank you for participating! Parent Climate Results Student Climate Results Staff Climate Results Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Panther’s Den Clothes Closet
    Panther’s Den will be open July 24th and 31st from 10-1pm and during orientation on August 8th.  Families can stop by to shop for gently used, discounted uniforms. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Title 1 Input
    As a Title 1 school, family engagement is a priority at Rochelle School of the Arts.  You may be aware of our Title 1 Compact and our Family Engagement Plan.  We are always looking at how we can make make our Family Engagement more meaningful for you. Click here to see the current Compact, which outlines how the parents/family, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Click here to see the current Family Engagement Plan, which outlines the ways Rochelle School of the Arts plans to increase involvement and engagement among our families. What changes would you like to see?  What would make these documents more meaningful for you?  Please complete the form below to send your comments to our Title 1 Facilitator, Kim Mayes. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • FSA Testing
    Students in grades 3-8 will be involved in state testing beginning April 2nd.  Please see the schedule below: 3rd grade May 7-8 Math 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based 4th grade May 7-8 Math 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based 5th grade May 7-8 Math 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based May 9-10 Science 80 minutes (2 sessions) paper based 6th grade May 7-8 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) paper based 7th grade May 9-10 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) computer based 8th grade May 9-10 Science 80 minutes (1 session) paper based May 13-14 Math 60 minutes (3 sessions) computer based End of Course Exams Algebra May 13-14 90 minutes (2 sessions) computer based Geometry May 13-14 90 minutes (2 sessions) computer based Civics May 15 160 minutes (1 session) computer based Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the FSA Portal (https://fsassessments.org/) as it provides helpful resources and additional information for state assessments.   All testing will occur in the morning, so please make sure students arrive on time. Please review the following policies with your child before testing: Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated. Testing Rules
  • 2014-2015 SPAR
    To view our School Public Accountability Report (SPAR), please click here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Middle School Lunch Bunch
    Middle school students who would like to use their lunch time to read on a regular basis can sign up for our new Middle School Lunch Bunch.  Lunch Bunch will provide students a supervised, quiet space to eat lunch and read (and take AR tests). Middle school teachers will supervise these students in their classroom, while they eat lunch and read quietly.  These students should bring their books with them to the lunchroom, where the designated teacher will meet them.  Because Lunch Bunch is a privilege, students who abuse the privilege will be asked to leave.  Click here to sign up for Lunch Bunch. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
  • Volunteer Photos
    Photos of our volunteers will be taken on the 1st Wednesday of each month.  If you are in need of a volunteer photo, please meet in the office from 8:00-8:30 on the dates listed below: Wed. May 2 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)