Nutrition Services: Try-It Thursday
Nutrition Services has started “Try-It Thursdays” – where students can sample new or less common fruits and vegetables at lunch. Students have the opportunity to explore how and where these foods are grown and the health benefits they provide. They may even find a new favorite to introduce to their families!
Stay tuned for Try-It Thursday on April, 22 with Sugar Snap Peas.
Check out last weeks featured fruit: Kumquats
Spring Pictures will take place on March 9th
Spring pictures will take place on Tuesday, March 9th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm for all students! Our remote learners should be on the look out for a sign up from their classroom teacher. They too will have the opportunity to come on-site to have their pictures taken.
Rock Creek Follett Book eFair
Adventure awaits in every book!
Rock Creek is hosting a Follett Book eFair from now until March 2nd. This book fair will only take place online. Families may order books online using this Rock Creek Follet Book eFair Link, the books will be shipped to Rock Creek and arrive shortly after spring break. If you’re looking for some holiday or birthday gifts, you may make a note when ordering and we will try to sneak it home for you. Remember all profits benefit the Rock Creek Library and help purchase new books for our students/classes!
If you have questions please email Mrs. Walsh, Digital Learning Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year begins Friday, February 5. To enroll, your child must be five years old on or before September 15, 2021.
Beginning Friday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m., parents will be able to enroll their incoming kindergartener via online registration. More detailed information is available on the Enroll/Registration page.
Per Board Policy 501.15, applications will be considered late if they are received after June 1. Late registrations will not be considered until all other placements have been made.
What is Needed for Registration?
Please follow the kindergarten registration checklist, as a guide detailing the required documents. Most of the documents can be uploaded into your online application. However, if you do not have the capability to upload documents or if you need copies made, please submit documents starting February 5 to your neighborhood elementary or the registrar at the district office, 306 SW School St. The required documents are:
- Home Language Survey
- Proof of Residency
- Proof of Child’s Birth Date
Medical documentation will be collected at a later date.
Informational Meeting – Updates to Come
This year, the kindergarten parent informational meeting will be conducted virtually. This meeting will be held on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. More information regarding how to join will be shared at a later date.
Due to increased elementary enrollment and limited space, parents are encouraged to enroll their upcoming kindergartener based on the process set forth by the district.
Important Dates to Remember
Visit this document to review important dates for kindergarten families for the 2021-2022 school year.
Return to Learn Update
The district will remain in the hybrid learning model through the end of the first semester. Our plan at this time is for all students to transition to a traditional on-site model for the second semester on January 19, 2021. As always, this decision will be predicated on local public health data. There may be additional discussion of this plan at the Ankeny Board of Education meeting on January 4, 2021.
There are a number of factors that have led to this recommendation and our desire to share it with you in advance of Winter Break including:
- Providing our community with a plan for the weeks following Winter Break, so everyone can truly unplug and enjoy their time at home.
- The Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Fauci, and the American Academy of Pediatrics continue to recommend that, if it can be done safely, schools should prioritize in-person learning.
- We did not see the anticipated spike following the Thanksgiving Break and hope for a similar pattern following Winter Break.
- If we do see a concerning spike after the break, we will have time to reconsider the plan.
- The second semester provides a natural breakpoint to keep schedules aligned.
Our hope for 2021 is truly that we are able to return to a traditional on-site model and stay in it for the remainder of the year. Please do everything that you can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by following the recommended mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands. One of the reasons our schools are seeing success in mitigating COVID-19 is that we are able to insist our staff and students follow these recommendations. If our community will support us in choosing to do the same outside of school, our efforts for in-person schooling will be much more successful.
January 4- 15 Hybrid Schedules & Calendars
January 19 Schedules
As a reminder, beginning Wednesday, January 20 the late-start schedule will return to their normal times, as reflected in the schedules below.
|Grade Level||M, T, TH, F||Wednesday|
|Elementary (K-5)||7:55 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.||8:55 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.|
|Middle School (6-7)||8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.|
|Middle School (8-9)||8:20 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.||9:20 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.|
|High School (10-12)||8:25 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.||9:25 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.|
Rock Creek Elementary Yearbooks On Sale Now!
Don’t miss out on the memories. Order your 2020-2021 yearbook today!
The order deadline is March 12, 2020.
HOW TO ORDER:
- ONLINE – https://rockcreek.store.creatorstudiopro.com/ Click Order.. (Please keep copy of receipt.)
- CASH/CHECK –Please complete the 2020 2021 Yearbook Order Form and return it, with payment, to the office.
- Make checks payable to Rock Creek PTO.
- AD SPACE (available only by order form)
(Photo and message for your child in the book)
Cash or check only
- Please contact Sarah Cook at email@example.com with any questions.
Mask Up for Ankeny Schools
It will take our whole community pulling together to slow the spread and help keep our students in school. We’ve been hearing it for months, but now is the time to go back to mitigation basics.
- Wear Your Mask
- When Sick, Stay Home
- Wash Your Hands
- Watch Your Distance
This week, we’re launching a #MaskupforAnkeny campaign alongside the @CityofAnkeny. Partner with us by downloading an email signature and social media graphic at the link below and answer the question “What do you mask up for?” #MaskUpforAnkeny #MaskUpforAnkenySchools #SlowtheSpread