ROLANDO PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FAMILY HANDBOOK & CALENDAR 2021-2022 - PRINCIPAL: ANTHONY DELUCA 6620 MARLOWE DR. SAN DIEGO, CA 92115 (619) ...
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Rolando Park Elementary School Family Handbook & Calendar 2021-2022 Principal: Anthony DeLuca firstname.lastname@example.org 6620 Marlowe Dr. San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 344-3600 Phone / (619) 344-3620 Fax
Rolando Park Elementary School Family Handbook & Calendar MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Rolando Park Elementary School (RPE) is to provide excellent teaching for all our students in order to help them to achieve their academic goals. RPE strives to help every child to meet, or exceed, grade level standards on the rigorous CA Common Core State Standards. RPE works hard to build the self-esteem, and socio-emotional wellness of all our students. Our goal is for graduates of Rolando Park Elementary to be prepared to meet the challenges of our 21st century technological world. Success in life begins in elementary school - Rolando Park Elementary's mission is to put our students on the road to success in all areas of their lives.. VISION The Rolando Park Elementary staff believes all students can and will learn, and we strive to help all students achieve high standards of learning. Our goal is to prepare Rolando Park students to be 21st century learners by developing these skills: ▪ Critical Thinking ▪ Problem Solving ▪ Communication ▪ Collaboration ▪ Technology
Dear Families of Rolando Park Elementary School, Chorus: We look forward to providing your child with a great year of learning. I love Rolando, I love Rolando Park To ensure the academic success of your child, it is critical that school and You know we’ve got the spirit, you know we’ve got the spark Everybody’s rocking at Rolando Park home work together as a team. To pave the way for a successful future I love Rolando, it’s my school for your child, it will take extra effort and patience from both of us! We’ve got the spirit, we’ve got the spark And we’re rocking at Rolando Park We would like you to please review the contents of this hand book, as appropriate, with your child. Monthly calendars will be distributed with You know the teachers do some teaching that is mighty fine students. We will also post events on Facebook and Twitter. At recess we play wall ball all the time And if you get hungry, it’s ok if you do Sincerely, Because the breakfast is good and the pizza too The Rolando Park Staff When I look out those big old windows I can see grass and trees Then I love my school because it’s a safe place to be DAILY SCHEDULE: Chorus: repeat… Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:40 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. I like the sounds that letters make Wednesday: 7:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. You know once you learn to read Lunch – Lunch Recess That’s something no one can ever take 10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. (TK – K) Away from you ‘cause it’s in your head 11:05 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m. (1 – 2) Man, think of all the books you can say you’ve read By the time you’re twenty-one or –two 11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (3 – 5) There’s no tellin’ what you might do Wednesday (Modified Day) Some day you might be president, man that’s cool 7:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. • Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. (TK – k) I’ve seen a rainbow over this school • Lunch: 10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. (1 – 2) I’ve seen a rainbow over this school • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. (3 – 5) I’ve seen a rainbow over this school I’ve seen a rainbow ROLANDO PARK SONG Over Rolando – Rolando Park This school, a certain school, a special place to be You know we’re really learning…We’re knowledge eatin’ sharks I go there almost every day, come with me and see Everybody’s rocking at Rolando Park I love Rolando, it’s my school When I get up in the morning at the start of a brand new day We’ve got the spirit, we’ve got the spark Then I get it all together and I’m out the door and on my way And we’re rocking at Rolando Park We’ve got the spirit, we’ve got the spark And when I turn the corner it’s shining in the morning light And we’re rocking at Rolando Park And it’s white and it’s pretty, and I know it’s going to be all right
MORNING ARRIVAL ATTENDANCE child’s attendance record. Serious attendance Supervision is provided beginning at 7:40 a.m. Every minute, every day is what is necessary for issues will be referred to the School Attendance on the blacktop. Please do not send children to your child to receive an education and prepare Review Board (SARB). school prior to this time, unless your child is him/her for a successful future. Regular enrolled in the PrimeTime Program. All students attendance is REQUIRED at Rolando Park. INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACTS will line up on the blacktop behind the school, California Education Code mandates that Although we discourage the practice of having then head to class for Breakfast in the Classroom students attend school daily and arrive on time. your child out of school for any length of time, if (BIC). The tardy bell rings at 7:50 to start the Parents play a major role in developing the this circumstance cannot be avoided you can school day. strong importance of regular attendance. arrange for a Contract for Independent Study (CIS) for your child’s schoolwork. This enables All medical or dental appoints DISMISSAL your child to receive attendance credit while should be made after school or After school is out for the day students should be keeping up with schoolwork during the absence during winter or spring breaks. picked up, go directly home, or report to from school. Please notify the attendance office If it is necessary for your child PrimeTime. Supervision is not provided after and/or your child’s teacher two weeks in to be absent from school, please school. Any student on campus and advance (or as far in advance as possible) so an call our front office at 619-344-3600. When unsupervised 10 minutes after school will be independent contract may be arranged for your leaving information on the answering machine, sent to the office to call home. In order to child. state your child’s name, room number, reason maximize learning time, parents who arrive for absence, and your relationship to the child. early to school to pick up students at dismissal Any absence not cleared by phone requires a are asked to please wait in front of the school. note written by a parent/guardian and delivered Thank you for supporting student achievement to the attendance office. at Rolando Park Elementary by waiting in the designated area. Please remember that the only excused absences are: 1. Illness CHILDCARE 2. Quarantine by a health officer 3. Medical or dental appointment (please try to Our Harmonium PrimeTime schedule late in the day) Program offers free childcare before and after 4. Attendance at the funeral of an immediate school each school day. Contact the school family member office at (619) 344-3600, for enrollment 5. Observance of a religious holiday requirements and procedures. The application process has been moved online. Please apply All other reasons for absences are early as there may be a waiting list. UNEXCUSED and result as a truancy on your
LEAVING DURING SCHOOL HOURS EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS CAFETERIA Any person picking up a student from Rolando Names and phone numbers must be on file of All meals at Rolando Park are free for all our Park must be at least 18, present a photo ID, those persons who are legally empowered to students. Breakfast is served in the classroom and their name must appear on the current take charge of an injured child in the event a from 7:50 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. For lunch, students enrollment card. Adults must come to the parent/guardian cannot be reached. Failure to select a main dish, milk, a serving of fruit, and office and complete required documentation provide this information may result in a call to a serving of vegetables. Please see the before the student will be released. local emergency services. This information principal if you have dietary concerns for your must be kept current. During the school year, child. TARDIES if you have a change of address, home phone, Students are expected to be seated and ready to health information, emergency contact, or learn by 7:50 every day. Students who arrive work number, be sure to notify the office at SNACKS after that time will be marked tardy and (619) 344-3600. Students may bring a NUTRITIOUS snack to excluded from the perfect attendance rewards. school. Nutritious snacks include vegetables, Students arriving after 8:20 must report to the fruit or crackers. attendance office for a late slip. TRUANCIES LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS A truant student is one who is absent from class without permission or is tardy to class for NO CHILD is to leave the school grounds after more than 30 minutes. Truancies will be he/she has arrived in the morning without reported to the administrator immediately for special permission from the office. If a child parent contact. State law dictates that leaves for any reason, he/she must be signed Such items as GUM, CANDY, DRY truancies will not be tolerated. out by an adult listed on the student’s NOODLES, CHIPS, CHEETOS, TAKIS, enrollment card in the office. AND SODA HAVE NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE and are not appropriate as a snack or TELEPHONE MESSAGES lunch item. Personal messages for students or staff will be left for teachers to pick up prior to recess and Parent supervision is important when packing lunch. Classrooms will not be interrupted a nutritious snack or lunch. during instructional time except in an emergency. Arrangements for after school plans must be made prior to coming to school.
HEALTH OFFICE • Chicken pox - keep home until all blisters The problem of head lice (pediculosis) is A school nurse is assigned to Rolando Park are scabbed over and there are no signs of ongoing and can be time consuming. Even part-time providing a health services program illness. though head lice are not a threat to health, for the assessment, evaluation, maintenance, • Diarrhea - keep home if the student wears they are a frustrating nuisance. Prompt and improvement of the health of pupils and diapers, if there is blood or mucous in the treatment of student(s) with a positive school personnel. The office personnel stool (unless from medication or hard diagnosis of head lice ensures minimal provide first aid on a daily basis. Students stool), if the stools are all black or very disruption to their educational program. must have a pass to visit the health office. pale, or if the stools are very watery and When a student is initially identified as are increasing in frequency. See a doctor having live head lice, the student is to be immediately if diarrhea is accompanied excluded from school at the end of the school by: no urine output for 8 hours; jaundiced day for treatment. skin; or child looks/acts very ill. After treatment at home, it’s mandatory to Your child should attend school every day. • Vomiting more than once a day or return to school the next day via the health However, there are times when you may need accompanied by fever, rash or general office, for inspection. Parents must be to keep your child at home. Please do not weakness. notified that students who return to school send a child with the following symptoms to • Impetigo - Keep the child home for 24 with live lice will be sent home. school: hours after starting an antibiotic treatment. If at any time you are unsure if your child's • Fever of 100.5°F or more, taken orally (or • Ringworm (a contagious skin fungus illness is contagious, you may want to call 101°F taken by ear, rectally or temporal infection). Keep home until treatment is your child's primary care provider. If you scan). started. have further questions, please contact the • Cough and difficulty breathing – do not Unless otherwise indicated, students with school site. Thank you for your continued send to school if child has labored above symptoms need to be absent for at least support of the families in our school breathing (heaving of chest muscles with 24 hours prior to returning to school. community. each breath), rapid breathing at rest, blue MEDICATION color to skin, or wheezing (if never Children who are placed on antibiotics for impetigo, strep throat, and several other All prescription and non-prescription previously evaluated and treated), and see medications must be cleared by the School a doctor. Keep home if your child has bacterial infections, should be on them for a FULL 24 hours (longer for Nurse` before they can be given at school. pertussis (whooping cough) until 5 days The parent and the child's physician must of antibiotics have been received, or Pertussis/Whooping Cough) before returning to school to prevent the spread of those complete appropriate forms. Please come to tuberculosis (until treated). the office if your child requires medication at • Rash that is undiagnosed, especially when infections. If you are uncertain, ask your doctor. school to obtain the necessary forms. there is a fever and behavioral change.
down our narrow road and please adhere to DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & DRIVING TO AND FROM SCHOOL the “No Parking” signs. SCHOOL SECURITY Traffic at Rolando Park before and after SKATEBOARDS/ROLLERBLADES Yearly Rolando Park reviews our school is of serious concern. If you drive your Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, or roller Comprehensive School Safety Plan. This plan children to and from school, please, for skate type devices (shoes) are not allowed at includes the school's safety plan, district plan everyone’s safety, observe the following Rolando Park at any time, including and emergency procedures addressing rules: before, after school or weekends. Violators disasters and criminal acts which may • Observe the 5 miles per hour speed will have their skateboards, rollerblades, threaten the safety of students and staff. In limit scooters, or roller skate type devices the event of an emergency, students will be • Do not stop at a red curb to pick up confiscated and may receive a police citation. released to parents or someone authorized by children or double park along the the parents on the registration card. road BICYCLES • Only let students out on the right Bicycles may be ridden to school only if Monthly school wide security drills are side of the car students wear a helmet and walk the bicycle conducted to help prepare students and staff • Everyone must wear a seatbelt to or from the nearest gate to the bike rack. for possible emergencies or disasters. • All vehicles must stop when buses Bicycles are to be licensed and securely are loading and unloading locked in the bike racks. The student assumes We ask community members to call school • Please have patience for your fellow all liability for theft, damage, or loss of use, police at 619-291-7678 if anything suspicious parents to any bicycle, equipment, or article left on it. is seen or heard at the school campus during Bicycle safety rules govern travel to and from non-school hours. If you become aware of It is especially important that the buses have school. anything suspicious during school hours access to their loading and unloading areas PETS immediately contact the school office at 619- before and after school. Please do not leave Pets are not allowed on the school campus. 344-3600. cars unattended in a lane of traffic for any Please leave all pets at home. reason. LOST ARTICLES CAMPUS GATE SECURITY SAFETY TO and FROM SCHOOL Lost articles will be returned if they are For the safety of students, all gates are locked Parents are asked to caution their children to marked with the owner's full name. Sack during school hours. Visitors, volunteers, and cross at the cross walk only. It is dangerous lunches, lunch boxes, and removable district staff must register in the main office to cross at other places, as cars can create a garments are most often lost, and should be before entrance is permitted. safety hazard. Students should always cross labeled with student’s first and last name the street at corners, never in the middle of and room number. The lost and found cart is the street. Parents are asked to model this located near the auditorium. Lost eyeglasses, behavior. Please be careful when driving keys, jewelry, money, and valuables are kept in the school office.
worn each time you sign in to volunteer on campus. PARENT & FAMILY INVOLVEMENT Your involvement in your child’s education You may call the school office at 344-3600 WILL LEAD to his/her increased success in between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. school. We invite and encourage you to CLASSROOM VISITS on school days throughout the year to discuss become involved in your child’s schooling in We welcome your visit to the school and your any questions, concerns, or suggestions you one or more of the following ways: child’s classroom. Please arrange with the may have. Parents are also invited to classroom teacher IN ADVANCE for class Principal Chats where important information • Volunteer to help with student visits or conferences. This helps keep is presented. This is also an informal time to supervision interruptions to the instructional program to a discuss any concerns or issues. • Make an appointment to visit your minimum. ALWAYS sign in at the office child’s classroom to observe. before entering campus. QUESTIONS, CONCERNS OR • Stay in touch with the teacher about SUGGESTIONS your child’s progress • Attend parent meetings and workshops COMMUNICATION _____________________________________ • Volunteer as chaperone or driver for Please check your child’s backpack on a _____________________________________ field trips regular basis for school information flyers. _____________________________________ • Volunteer to read to students or Other venues for information are Monday _____________________________________ become a tutor Morning Assemblies, Family Fridays/Coffee _____________________________________ with the Principal, Facebook, and PeachJar. _____________________________________ • Serve on school parent/community Finally, please check the school marquee for _____________________________________ groups current information on school activities. _____________________________________ • Make donations to the school such as _____________________________________ water for the school’s disaster kits PARENT CONFERENCES _____________________________________ • Attend Family Fridays, Family Nights, Parent Conference Days are _____________________________________ Spirit Day, etc. November 15-19, 2021 and _____________________________________ March 22-25, 2022. Student _____________________________________ In order to volunteer at Rolando Park dismissal time for _____________________________________ Elementary School you must complete a conference days is 12:10 _____________________________________ Volunteer registration form and have a p.m. Parents and teachers _____________________________________ current record of TB clearance. The forms are may need to meet for additional conferences _____________________________________ available in the main office. Once the for some students. Parents are urged to _____________________________________ requirements are met you will be issued a initiate conferences by sending a note to the _____________________________________ Rolando Park Volunteer Name Badge to be teacher or by leaving a message for the _____________________________________ teacher at the office.
PARENT & COMMUNITY GROUPS SPECIAL ACTIVITIES Rolando Park School Site Council (SSC): Crawford Community Cluster Group Student Standouts Assemblies This group consists of staff, parents and This group of community members, parents, Every quarter we celebrate community members. Members of this team teachers, and administrators works to improve student accomplishments work together to develop and monitor the the educational experience of all schools in with a recognition assembly. Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) the Crawford cluster. The group meets Students who demonstrate and to provide input on such areas as budget, monthly at various schools in the excellence in areas as school improvement, safety, and the School neighborhood providing translation and Academics, Citizenship, and Accountability Report Card. The members babysitting. All are welcome to participate. Effort (ACE) are honored. are elected to serve two year terms. Parents are invited to join us. Partners in Education Site Governance Team (SGT) is composed Community businesses enhance our Attendance Incentives of staff and parents. The members of this instructional program through the donation of Children with good attendance records are team work together to provide input in the time, goods, money, support, and services. celebrated and appreciated at Rolando Park areas of scheduling, staffing, and budget. The We are fortunate to include among our Elementary. At the end of the school year, members are elected to serve two year terms. partners: The Salvation Army Ray and Joan students with perfect year attendance are Kroc Community Center. especially recognized at the End of the Year English Learner Advisory Committee Award Assembly. (ELAC) consists of interested parents of English Language Learners. This committee Field Trips meets to discuss issues and elements of the Parents will be notified about field trips in Second Language Program such as budget advance and are asked to sign a permission and curriculum. This important group advises slip. The district policy will not allow school the SSC about the school’s programs for to accept permission for field trips over the second language learners: focusing on phone. All students are allowed to participate attendance, the master plan for English unless they do not meet the classroom criteria Learners, the R-30 language census, and a for the trip. needs assessment for English Learners
At Rolando Park Elementary: Rewards and Positive Reinforcement It is vital that parents, school staff Children who chose to follow the Rolando The Rolando Park Way and students work together to Park Pathway are recognized and appreciated Panthers ARE: maintain a positive atmosphere for their good behavior. Students may • Respectful for learning. receive praise, awards, positive notes, special • Responsible privileges, lunch with the principal, and • Safe recognition at Award Assemblies, prizes and field trips. • Ready to Learn Consequences Children who choose to disregard the rules at RPE will receive consequences that may include a verbal warning, conference with teacher, parent contact, exclusion from activities, detention, a referral to administration, in-school suspension and home suspension. Students may be sent directly to administration for serious infractions such as fighting, throwing objects, bullying, and defiance.
4. Clothing which is immodest or tends to • Reading Log: all students are expected to DRESS CODE disrupt the educational process is read or be read to every night and to keep The purpose of a school dress code is to keep inappropriate, including half shirts, halter track of their reading. Teachers provide a the school environment wholesome, safe, and tops, tank/muscle tops, tube tops, mini- log for this purpose. Nightly reading focused on instruction. Students are to be skirts, “short” shorts, or clothing made times are as follows: appropriately dressed at all times. In keeping from transparent material. Midriffs may ➢ Kindergarten: 10 minutes with that intention, we ask that careful not be exposed and straps on tops must be ➢ 1st grade: 15 minutes consideration is given to what is purchased at least two inches wide. Shorts should be ➢ 2nd & 3rd grade: 20 minutes for students to wear to school. Students at worn under dresses to allow for athletics. ➢ 4th grade: 25 minutes Rolando Park Elementary participate in 5. If students arrive improperly dressed a ➢ 5th grades: 30 minutes physical education activities daily so clothing parent/guardian will be contacted and • Mathematics: 4 times/week should be comfortable and enable asked to bring a change of clothing to • Literacy: 4 times/week participation without being immodest. Please school. If a parent/guardian cannot be o Spelling be sure clothing is identified with the contacted, students will be sent to the o Phonics student's name. nurse’s office for a change of clothing. o Writing o Vocabulary HOMEWORK POLICY • Projects as assigned Rolando Park Elementary upholds the San To avoid possible negative effects of 1. Caps, clothing or accessories with Diego Unified School District homework homework, teachers will take into account the suggestive or vulgar words, logos, or policy. Meaningful homework is assigned on unique needs and circumstances of their designs that advertise or promote a regular basis to reinforce or extend subject students. It is the student's responsibility to violence, drugs, gangs, alcohol, sex or matter, to develop good study habits, to strive to do his/her best and to complete all illegal items are not allowed. Gang colors encourage responsibility, and to provide assignments on time. Families should or gang style of dress is forbidden. families with an opportunity to monitor their encourage systematic study and provide the 2. We recommend wearing regular athletic child's work. proper conditions for doing homework shoes with low heels and soles to allow Students at Rolando Park will be assigned effectively. It is the responsibility of the child participation in daily physical activities. homework under the following guidelines: to see that the homework is completed, signed All footwear must remain securely on the (if required), and returned to the teacher. foot and cover the toe area. 3. Chains, tattoos, hats, bandanas, and sagging pants are not allowed.
• I will raise my hand and wait to be SCHOOLWIDE EXPECTATIONS In the Classroom excused. Classroom rules, consequences and rewards • I will dispose of my lunch trash and stack Before School are sent home separately by the teacher. It is my tray properly. important to take time to review the classroom • I will not take food out to the playground. • I will NOT arrive before 7:40a.m. (Unless rules as well as this Family Handbook with • I will walk to the playground when I am I am in the PRIMETIME program) your student. excused from lunch. • I will walk ONLY on sidewalks and not walk through the school parking lots. During Recess In the Library • I will play only at the assigned activity, • I will work/read quietly and be considerate • I will ONLY cross at the marked corner cross walks. and never in bathrooms. of others in the library. • I will follow the rules of the games. • I will use my time wisely. • I will ONLY enter campus through the • I will respect others' rights and keep hands • I will use materials and equipment main gate at the front of the school. and feet to myself. according to directions. • As soon as I arrive I will go line up on the • I will use equipment in designated areas. • I will clean up after myself. blacktop. • I will stay out of classrooms. • I will follow the directions of the adults • I will not play chase or tag. promptly and politely. • I will KEEP my hands and feet to myself • I will kick only the balls during a game on • I will be responsible for lost books and while in any class line. the gravel. damage to books and equipment. • I will NOT PLAY on the playground • I will get a drink and go to the bathroom equipment or run on the blacktop during BEFORE the bell rings. After School line up time. • I will freeze when the bell rings and walk • I will walk at all times. I may request permission, if necessary from immediately to my line when I hear the • If I am in kindergarten, I may not leave the morning duty supervisor to walk to the whistle. without my teacher’s permission. bathroom and return promptly. • I will wait for parents, brothers, sisters and In the Lunch Arbor and Cafeteria friends in front of school. • I will respect and follow the directions of • I will exit only through the main gate at In the Bathrooms all adults. the front of the school. • I will use a quiet voice in the bathroom • I will stand quietly in the lunch line, not • If no one has come to pick me up I must and will not play, run or hide. cutting in front of others nor allowing stay in the school office. • I will respect others' right to privacy. others to cut. • I will obey school rules as I walk home • I will treat school property with care and • I will use a quiet and respectful voice. each day. respect and will not waste paper or water. • I will use good manners and language. • I will go home immediately upon • I will place all paper in the proper • I will keep my hands to myself. dismissal and check in at home. containers. • I will not throw food.
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