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Adventure Club - Main Office
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Summer Adventure ClubAdventure Club - Main OfficeWhen school ends, the fun continues all summer with Adventure Club. Our SummerLink and the Zone programs provide full-day experiences for elementary and middle school students from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Zone Summer ProgramAdventure Club - Main OfficeWhen school ends, the fun continues all summer with Adventure Club. Our SummerLink and the Zone programs provide full-day experiences for elementary and middle school students from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Zone Adventure Club is for middle school students.
Assessment, Research and Evaluation
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Assessment (Standardized Testing)Assessment, Research and Evaluation​​​​​​​​The current Rockwood Assessment Plan was adopted by the Board of Education. It outlines the specific tests and assessments to be administered at different grade levels throughout the year.
Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP)Assessment, Research and Evaluation​Every school district in the state of Missouri is evaluated on an ongoing basis by the MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in order to establish accreditation.
Research RequestsAssessment, Research and EvaluationBefore requesting to perform research in our school district, we encourage using the Missouri School Improvement Program Advance Questionnaire survey results. Find links to these results on our Missouri School Improvement Program webpage. Follow these links to our district policy and regulation for requesting to perform research in our school district: Policy 1440: Research Requests Regulation 1440: Research Requests PDFPDFApplication to Perform Research PDFPDFProcedures for Processing Requests to Perform Research
Research, Assessment and EvaluationAssessment, Research and EvaluationThe Office of Testing is dedicated to providing timely, accurate, and comprehensive support for all aspects of standardized achievement tests and analyses districtwide. As part of Central Services, our ongoing mission is to serve our schools and assist with their data and information needs.
Survey RequestsAssessment, Research and EvaluationBefore requesting to perform research in our school district, we encourage using the Missouri School Improvement Program Advance Questionnaire survey results. Find links to these results on our Missouri School Improvement Program webpage. Follow these links to our district policy and regulation for requesting to perform research in our school district: Policy 1440: Research Requests Regulation 1440: Research Requests PDFPDFApplication to Perform Research PDFPDFProcedures for Processing Requests to Perform Research
Testing and Student Achievement DataAssessment, Research and EvaluationThe Office of Testing is dedicated to providing timely, accurate, and comprehensive support for all aspects of standardized achievement tests and analyses districtwide. As part of Central Services, our ongoing mission is to serve our schools and assist with their data and information needs.
Board of Education
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Policies and Regulations/Policy Review CommitteeBoard of EducationThe Policy Review Committee is charged with examining all new or amended policies prior to presentation to the Board of Education.
Child Nutrition Services
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Child Nutrition ServicesChild Nutrition ServicesRockwood Child Nutrition Services (CNS) participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Our team of school nutrition employees serve more than 1.7 million quality appealing meals to students annually. All meals are nutritionally balanced and adhere to the federal nutrition regulations set forth by the USDA. The department has implemented many innovative initatives such as Farm to Table offering fresh local produce, Taste Test Tuesdays, and nutrition education to help students make informed food choices.
Free and Reduced Meal ProgramChild Nutrition ServicesThe Rockwood School District participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This allows families the opportunity to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits.
Communications
TopicDepartmentNotes
Annual Report to the CommunityCommunicationsThe report is broken down into seven main pages highlighting different aspects of Rockwood: a Welcome section, including a video message from Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles; Student Achievement; Highly Qualified Staff; Safe and Caring Schools; school Report Cards; Finances; and Community. The school Report Cards page includes directions on how to access the individual report card from each of the 29 elementary, middle and high schools in the district. These reports highlight student achievement, enrollment and staffing at each school. See also: The Way Forward
Communications DepartmentCommunicationsRockwood Communications is responsible for telling the district's stories, while also providing clear, current and effective communication with all Rockwood employees, parents, students and members of the community.
Cornerstone Awards Program (CAP)CommunicationsEach year, the Rockwood School District recognizes support staff members, including bus drivers, nurses, secretaries, custodians, computer support personnel, classroom assistants, Special School District teachers, and all the other Rockwood employees who serve our students and staff every day. These employees represent a vital part of our district, and Rockwood wants them to know how much their contributions mean to everyone. The Cornerstone Award is your opportunity to recognize these individuals.
Crisis CommunicationCommunicationsRockwood has extensive resources for building-level and districtwide crisis communication
Flyers (Vendor Inquiries)CommunicationsVendors who wish to advertise to Rockwood students, families and staff are encouraged to create an account with Peachjar. Rockwood uses Peachjar to send out all flyers.
Media InquiriesCommunicationsThe Rockwood School District welcomes members of the media into our schools and strives to provide the most accurate and timely information available.
Mobile AppCommunicationsRockwood School District uses the mobile app to make information easily accessible to parents. Download the mobile app for instant access to grades, assignments, calendars, alerts, and lunch menus.
News/News TipsCommunicationsIf you are interested in reporting on a story within the Rockwood School District, please review the Rockwood Board of Education Media Relations and News Coverage​ Policy.
Newsletters (Rockwood News, ENews)CommunicationsRead about upcoming events and news from the Rockwood School District. See the innovative methods teachers are using to prepare students for bright futures. Learn how you can impact the students in our district. You can make a difference!
Peachjar (Community Flyers)CommunicationsRockwood supports nonprofit community groups and organizations by distributing information to parents about educational activities and events that may benefit students.
Presidents' Forum (PTO Liaisons)CommunicationsPresidents' Forum is a group of parent leaders who work together to shape, grow and support the mission of Rockwood School District.
Realtor InquiriesCommunicationsRealtors can find infomation about maps and boundaries, school zones, calendars, early childhood education, transportation and community involvement.
Recognition and Awards Program (Board Awards/Superintendent's Certificates)CommunicationsRockwood School District recognizes outstanding staff, students, parents and volunteers with Superintendent's Certificates, Above and Beyond awards, Board awards and Community Service awards. Anyone may nominate a special person by going to the Board of Education page and submitting a nomination.
Report Card (Missouri DESE)CommunicationsThe school Report Cards page includes directions on how to access the individual report card from each of the 29 elementary, middle and high schools in the district. These reports highlight student achievement, enrollment and staffing at each school.
Rockwood ConnectCommunications​​​​Rockwood informs parents of school news and district emergencies through an automatic notification system called Rockwood Connect.
ROSE Award Program (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education)CommunicationsEach year, Rockwood honors 15 individuals for their contributions to our schools at the ROSE Award Ceremony. The prestigious ROSE Award is bestowed upon individuals who show excellence of character, performance, leadership, and service to Rockwood School District. View this year's recipients. Additionally, the school district honors Rockwood's Teachers of the Year, Cornerstone Award recipients, Service Award recipients, and retirees.
School Cancellation MessagingCommunicationsRockwood School District has a variety of ways to get information about cancelations to the public. You can opt for text, email and/or voice messaging.
Website (District)CommunicationsThe Rockwood District's website is a wealth of information. Here you will find district calendars, parent university, Rockwood connect, safety and security, student handbook and information about title programs.
Community Education
TopicDepartmentNotes
Adult EducationCommunity EducationAre you motivated to succeed in the United States? Want to feel more confident when you interview for a job, apply to a university, or communicate with your physician or your child’s teacher? You can conquer your fears of understanding and speaking English with our free classes. Register now for FREE English classes to develop and/or improve your English grammar, reading, writing and speaking skills.
Adult Education (MOLearns)Community EducationAs part of Community Education, Rockwood Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) serves the community with two distinct types of classroom instruction as well as literacy volunteer training and opportunities. Adult Basic Education classes review math, reading, and language skills. Many of the students in these classes are preparing for the high school equivalency exam; however, students can also prepare for college and career placement tests, can get help writing resumes, and can even learn to read. English Language Learner classes give non-native adults the opportunity to learn and to converse in English. Students in these classes can also prepare for the Citizenship Test and can study and understand American culture. In addition, Rockwood Adult Education and Literacy trains adult volunteers as literacy tutors to serve in both of these types of classes or in literacy programs throughout the metropolitan area.
Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)Community EducationAs part of Community Education, Rockwood Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) serves the community with two distinct types of classroom instruction as well as literacy volunteer training and opportunities. Adult Basic Education classes review math, reading, and language skills. Many of the students in these classes are preparing for the high school equivalency exam; however, students can also prepare for college and career placement tests, can get help writing resumes, and can even learn to read. English Language Learner classes give non-native adults the opportunity to learn and to converse in English. Students in these classes can also prepare for the Citizenship Test and can study and understand American culture. In addition, Rockwood Adult Education and Literacy trains adult volunteers as literacy tutors to serve in both of these types of classes or in literacy programs throughout the metropolitan area.
Adult Literacy VolunteersCommunity EducationAs part of Community Education, Rockwood Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) serves the community with two distinct types of classroom instruction as well as literacy volunteer training and opportunities. Adult Basic Education classes review math, reading, and language skills. Many of the students in these classes are preparing for the high school equivalency exam; however, students can also prepare for college and career placement tests, can get help writing resumes, and can even learn to read. English Language Learner classes give non-native adults the opportunity to learn and to converse in English. Students in these classes can also prepare for the Citizenship Test and can study and understand American culture. In addition, Rockwood Adult Education and Literacy trains adult volunteers as literacy tutors to serve in both of these types of classes or in literacy programs throughout the metropolitan area.
Adventure Club School-Age CareCommunity EducationIf you are looking for a safe, well-supervised and fun environment for your children, Adventure Club offers a variety of options to meet your needs. The before and after school program includes a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, snack, and homework help. All Rockwood School District employees can take advantage of this opportunity for their children at 30% off the regular cost of tuition. With before and after school, Early Dismissal care, Holiday Adventure Club, and emergency days, Adventure Club can fill your child’s out-of-school time with great experiences with friends, activities, and caring adults.
AquaticsCommunity EducationMake a splash in our aquatics programs! Youth can learn to swim at their own pace in our SwimAmerica program or take their swimming to the next level in our nationally recognized Rockwood Swim Club. For adults, we have learn-to-swim, water fitness and master/lap swim programs.
Babler Outdoor Education Center (OEC)Community Education A 300-acre outdoor education facility located within Babler State Park that offers half-day, full-day and overnight programs that can help enhance the school curriculum.
BablerWiLDCommunity EducationBablerWiLD is a science and nature-based day camp located in Babler State Park offering many opportunities for children in grades pre-K through 8th grade. Whether you are looking for something to fit into a busy summer schedule, enjoy exploring the outdoors or are looking for a great way to meet new friends, BablerWiLD has something for everyone!
Co-Curricular Activities/Clubs (Elementary)Community EducationActivities and clubs play an integral role in a student's educational experience. These opportunities contribute positively to increased school pride, overall school climate and individual student growth.
Community EducationCommunity EducationAt Community Education, we constantly strive to make programs more enriching, accessible and engaging so you have the best experience possible while learning and having fun.
Drivers' Ed (Community Education)Community EducationDriver Education is designed to meet the minimum instruction standards of the National Conference on Safety Education as prescribed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which includes sixty hours of classroom instruction. This course will assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skill for safe and efficient driving. The purpose of Driver Education is to produce better-driving citizens by developing familiarity with the vehicle’s operation and maintenance; knowledge of traffic laws, signs, and controls; ability to cope with hazardous or emergency situations; and safe driving practices based upon all these, plus the rights of others. Units on emotions, attitudes, drugs, and alcohol will also be covered. Students will not receive drive time in this course as it is instruction only, but drive time may be purchased through Community Education. ​​
English as a Second Language (Adult Education)Community EducationAre you motivated to succeed in the United States? Want to feel more confident when you interview for a job, apply to a university, or communicate with your physician or your child’s teacher?
Enrichment ProgramsCommunity EducationEngage, enrich, enjoy! Whether you’re looking to try something new, expand your knowledge or explore a passion or hobby, we’ve got something for all ages. Our programs are open to ALL residents of Parkway, Rockwood and beyond. You do not have to live in Parkway or Rockwood to enjoy our programs. Parkway residents can participate in programs at Rockwood locations and vice versa. Some exceptions apply and will be noted in the program description​. Choose a location below to see a list of programs available.​
Gold Card for Senior CitizensCommunity EducationThe Gold Card program is FREE to Parkway and Rockwood residents age 60 and older and provides unlimited discounts to qualifying Community Ed classes/programs as well as free or reduced admission to select shows and performances. The Gold Card allows members to receive unlimited discounts to qualifying Community Ed classes/programs as well as free or reduced admission to select shows and performances. Please refer to the Community Ed website to view the current program guide.
High School Equivalency Test -- HSE/Formerly GEDCommunity EducationRockwood offers FREE programs in Basic Education/High School Equivalency, Citizenship and Civics, and English as a Second Language. Get empowered through education and lifelong learning in order to acquire knowledge to succeed in the dynamics of a changing society and the workplace. Need a High School Diploma? Looking for Ways to Improve Your Skills? Our adult learning center offers a variety of free adult education services for individuals 17 and older. Classes are individualized. Students work at their own pace on the skills they need.
Rockwood Swim ClubCommunity EducationOur nationally ranked Rockwood Swim Club has been a staple in St. Louis County for more than 40 years. During that time, we have introduced thousands of kids to the fun, exciting sport of competitive swimming. Swimmers of all ages and abilities have a home in the Rockwood Swim Club family. We strive to give every swimmer the personal attention they deserve to continue their improvement.
Sports (Community Education)Community EducationStay active and engaged with our sports and fitness programs including camps, clinics, fitness classes and leagues for youth and adults. Volleyball players can take their game to the next level with our Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club.
Spotlight ProductionsCommunity EducationSpotlight Productions is our community theater program that offers exciting opportunities for beginning and experienced performers ages 6 and up.
Summer Camp ExpoCommunity EducationSee all there is to do during summer. Camps and activties from all around St. Louis gather in one place so you can learn what programs will be best for your children during the summer.
Summer EnrichmentCommunity EducationOver the past few weeks, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed has been working to create an exciting lineup of summer programs in accordance with St. Louis County health and safety guidelines. While programs may look a little different than in years past, Community Ed is committed to providing the best experience possible.
SwimAmericaCommunity EducationSee why SwimAmerica parents love the program for their kids, and why our instructors enjoy teaching the life-long sport and skill.
Trek and TravelCommunity EducationOur Trek and Travel program delivers opportunities to connect classroom learning to the outside world through adventure, science, and self-discovery. Trips are designed to maximize learning through concrete, experiential lessons aligned with school curricula. Using cooperative teaching methods, certified teachers work in partnership with place-based learning centers to capitalize on the unique geographic locations and provide a connection between the trip experience and the lessons in the classroom.
Tutoring ServicesCommunity EducationRSD has a great program for finding the right tutor for your child. Parkway and Rockwood teachers are available to focus on your child and his/her unique needs. It’s called Tutor Connection and it allows you to select your specific tutor and it uses the Community Ed department to set it up. Take a look by clicking on the Tutor Connection link!
Visual/Performing Arts (Community Education)Community EducationActing I is a theatre class that introduces skills through the studio atmosphere. Students develop acting skills, perform in class, and evaluate theatrical works. Learner Outcomes: •Apply criteria to the evaluation of artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.Refine effective physical, vocal, and physiological traits of characters in an improvised or scripted drama/ theatre work. •Develop a scripted or improvised character by articulating the character’s inner thoughts, objectives, and motivations in a drama/theatre work. •Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.
Curriculum
TopicDepartmentNotes
Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC)CurriculumThis program is sponsored by the Rockwood School District and the United States Air Force. The mission of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. The objectives of AFJROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. The program’s curriculum is divided into Aerospace Science (40%), Leadership Education (40%), and Wellness and Fitness (20%). This program is open to all high school students. To supplement course material with first-hand knowledge, all AFJROTC classes incorporate guest speakers from industry, local communities, and military. Enrolled cadets are issued AFJROTC uniform items to be worn once a week, and Air Force grooming standards apply to all enrolled cadets. (NOTE: Uniforms are not worn during first semester for newly enrolled students). Students having an interest in the armed forces, may use enrollment in AFJROTC to gain preferential consideration for college scholarship, military academy appointments, or enlistment in the military services at a higher rank and pay. AFJROTC has been approved for accreditation by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) and students may earn 2-elective college credits for each year of JROTC completed.
ArtCurriculumThe federal government states language in No Child Left Behind. Under Title V, Subpart 15 strengthening arts education in our schools: The purposes of this subpart are the following: To support systemic education reform by strengthening arts education as an integral part of the elementary school and secondary school curriculum To help ensure that all students meet challenging State academic content standards and challenging state student academic achievement standard in the arts. With this new focus on the quality of arts education for all students, it is imperative that our district continue to develop fine arts curricula based on the state standards and benchmarks. These standards and benchmarks, as stated in the Show-Me State Standards lay the foundation for all fine arts instruction in every public elementary, middle and high school in the state.
BandCurriculumThe Rockwood Valley Band program has enjoyed much success since the school opened in 1992. All Bands provide opportunities for students to explore their musical abilities. Rockwood Valley offers three levels of band instruction: Beginning (6th grade), Cadet (7th grade), and Concert (8th grade).
Business EducationCurriculumThe goal of the business education department is to enhance the ability in our students to function effectively in a complex society and face with confidence the challenges that await them. Through their technological and analytical training within their business education courses, students will have a fundamental base from which to develop these skills. It is the charge of the Rockwood School Districts Business Education Department to provide students with the most up to date curriculum that meets the needs and desires of our students and the business community.
Computer Science 9-12CurriculumThe goal of technology education is technological literacy for all students. Technology is about doing and developing solutions to real-world problems or products that address human needs and desires. Technology education provides a vital link to the math/science/ technology triangle to assist with understanding living and working in our advanced technology-driven Information Age. Its interdisciplinary nature and process orientation also helps students to comprehend and apply these concepts in the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities.
Cooperative Career Education (CCE)CurriculumThe Career and Technical Education Curriculum Department focuses on three main areas: business education, family and consumer science and technology education/Project Lead the Way.
Course Description Guides (High School)CurriculumRockwood is dedicated to high levels of student achievement. The Curriculum Department works to ensure all students are college and career ready by supporting teachers in the development and delivery of a rigorous curriculum. We will continue to grow as strong educational leaders who ensure Rockwood's curriculum and instructional practices equip students to thrive in a global society.
Course Description Guides (Middle School)CurriculumThe middle school curriculum provides students with the choice to study a wide variety of content areas. visual arts theatre band & choir computer science technology life skills business entrepreneurship world languages
CurriculumCurriculumDid you know Rockwood owns its curriculum? Our educators write our own curriculum as part of an extensive curriculum writing process. The outcome is a rigorous curriculum that challenges all students and teaches the knowledge and skills necessary for the world in which they will live. Our curriculum provides a strong framework for Rockwood teachers to use in classroom instruction. No matter what school or classroom our students attend, they will be taught the same curriculum for grade-level expectations.
Differentiation and AccelerationCurriculumDifferentiation is a philosophy which allows teachers to provide instruction that meets the differing academic needs of students. Students who can understand and apply concepts at a quicker pace are accelerated. Students who need more practice are provided those opportunities to learn at a varied pace.
DramaCurriculumActing I is a theatre class that introduces skills through the studio atmosphere. Students develop acting skills, perform in class, and evaluate theatrical works. Learner Outcomes: •Apply criteria to the evaluation of artistic choices in a drama/theatre work.Refine effective physical, vocal, and physiological traits of characters in an improvised or scripted drama/ theatre work. •Develop a scripted or improvised character by articulating the character’s inner thoughts, objectives, and motivations in a drama/theatre work. •Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.
Drivers' Education (District)CurriculumDriver Education is designed to meet the minimum instruction standards of the National Conference on Safety Education as prescribed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which includes sixty hours of classroom instruction. This course will assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skill for safe and efficient driving. The purpose of Driver Education is to produce better-driving citizens by developing familiarity with the vehicle’s operation and maintenance; knowledge of traffic laws, signs, and controls; ability to cope with hazardous or emergency situations; and safe driving practices based upon all these, plus the rights of others. Units on emotions, attitudes, drugs, and alcohol will also be covered. Students will not receive drive time in this course as it is instruction only, but drive time may be purchased through Community Education. ​​
ELLs (English Language Learners)CurriculumThe Rockwood School District ELD (English Language Development) program serves students grades K-12. Eligible students are identified using criteria established by the state of Missouri. Typically, new students take the WIDA language screener to determine areas in which they need support. Students that move into the district already having qualified for ESOL services elsewhere do not need to take the screener. The language screener focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening across all academic domains, e.g. Language Arts or Science. Annually, the students take the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 language proficiency test to determine how they are progressing in their development in English. Results from this assessment, grades, portfolios and teacher input are used in determining the types of support students receive and also when students exit the ELD program.
English for Speakers of Other Languages K-12 (ESOL)CurriculumThe goal of our program is to have students spend as much time in their regular classroom as possible. Each English Learner (EL) receives support from a certified ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Teacher. The ESOL teacher provides academic support in all content areas, and partners with classroom teachers and other education professionals to ensure that ELs’ needs (academic, social, personal) are met. For that reason, Rockwood employs a variety of instructional models to support students’ needs.
Family and Consumer Science (FACS)CurriculumIn Rockwood, the Family and Consumer Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to think critically, assume responsibility, develop dependability, honesty, and integrity; and become contributing members of society. Find out more about FACS in Rockwood.
Federal Title ProgramsCurriculumRockwood School District partners with area nonpublic schools to provide services through these federally funded programs. Title I.A PEDS - Programs for Educationally Disadvantaged Students Title II.A - Training and Recruiting Teachers and Principals Title III EL & IMM - Programs for English Learners and Immigrant Students For more information, visit the page for each program.
Fine ArtsCurriculumEvery day, the Fine Arts Department is engaged in making a difference in the lives of students. The Rockwood Fine Arts Department's curriculum teaches students: To find their individual strengths To set and achieve the highest standards To create, produce, and perform in the arts To value diversity and the products of all cultures To critically analyze works of art from masterpieces to mass culture To understand works of art in the context in which they were created To communicate their dreams To reflect upon their accomplishments To stretch themselves by overcoming challenges To become artists To appreciate the arts
Foreign LanguageCurriculumThe Rockwood School District ELD (English Language Development) program serves students grades K-12. Eligible students are identified using criteria established by the state of Missouri. Typically, new students take the WIDA language screener to determine areas in which they need support. Students that move into the district already having qualified for ESOL services elsewhere do not need to take the screener. The language screener focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening across all academic domains, e.g. Language Arts or Science. Annually, the students take the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 language proficiency test to determine how they are progressing in their development in English. Results from this assessment, grades, portfolios and teacher input are used in determining the types of support students receive and also when students exit the ELD
Health EducationCurriculumPhysical education classes are semester classes that focus on participation and preparing students to live healthy active lives.
Industrial TechnologyCurriculumIndustrial and Engineering Technology introduces the student to the processes significant and similar to those used in the production of consumer products. Students will have the opportunity to develop a realization and appreciation for the practices, processes, and job opportunities in the area of technology.
JournalismCurriculumJournalism Writing and Reporting is a course where students will learn the basic principles of journalism law and ethics as well as Associated Press style and apply the concepts consistently in their publications. This course is designed to prepare students with the specialized writing skills required for a newspaper or yearbook staff. Journalism Writing and Reporting is a prerequisite for students who are interested in the writing aspects of News Production, Yearbook Production, or Radio Production.
Language Arts 6-12CurriculumREAD 180 is a program utilized in some Rockwood language art (LA) classrooms that individualizes reading instruction based upon a student's learning needs. During the 2017-2018 school year, all Rockwood middle schools implemented READ 180 for some middle school LA courses and saw great growth in the reading levels of students who participated in the program. Moving forward, we will again utilize this program in selected LA classrooms. The goal of the program is to get students reading at grade level.
Language Arts/Reading K-5CurriculumReading isn't simply a skill that students have or do not have. In Rockwood, we believe all students can read well when given the right supports. Students set attainable goals and are celebrated when they reach those goals.
Library Media K-12CurriculumThe ultimate purpose of the library media program is to prepare graduates who, by instruction and practice, have gained the ability to access, evaluate, select and utilize the most useful information from a vast collection of sources and formats.
Literacy 6-12CurriculumThe ultimate purpose of the library media program is to prepare graduates who, by instruction and practice, have gained the ability to access, evaluate, select and utilize the most useful information from a vast collection of sources and formats.
Literacy K-5CurriculumReading isn't simply a skill that students have or do not have. In Rockwood, we believe all students can read well when given the right supports. Students set attainable goals and are celebrated when they reach those goals.
Math 6-12CurriculumRockwood middle schools will offer new courses that bridge math grade levels so students may work at a pace that best accommodates their learning needs. This new series of integrated math courses will optimize the learning experiences for students.
Math K-5CurriculumRockwood elementary teachers have embraced the "growth mindset" approach to teaching mathematics. It's about taking time, encouraging progress, and accepting and learning from mistakes. With this concept, everyone can learn math at high levels.
MusicCurriculumParticipation in the orchestra program provides many opportunities for young students to express themselves, learn social skills, and engage in positive peer interactions. It also promotes self- discipline, self-evaluation, and the perseverance needed to meet the rigorous standards held by colleges and universities as well as the global working community. Learn more about the many benefits of playing a string instrument by reviewing this document created by the American String Teachers Association
OASIS Program/VolunteersCurriculumThrough the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program, Rockwood volunteers work with teachers to help children build reading skills, self-esteem and positive attitudes toward learning. Training and materials are provided; no teaching experience is needed.
OrchestraCurriculumParticipation in the orchestra program provides many opportunities for young students to express themselves, learn social skills, and engage in positive peer interactions. It also promotes self- discipline, self-evaluation, and the perseverance needed to meet the rigorous standards held by colleges and universities as well as the global working community. Learn more about the many benefits of playing a string instrument by reviewing this document created by the American String Teachers Association.
Physical Education K-12CurriculumHealth/Physical Education is a vital part of the total education program. A child's health status is a major determination of his/her educational achievement.
Practical ArtsCurriculumPractical Arts is available to students under two areas of study-Family and Consumer Science and Technology Education. The variety of courses increase student learning in “hands-on” class lab situations. The courses in Practical Arts help students to make connections between their learning and personal/career choices. Once the .5 credit graduation requirement is met, students have a wide variety of elective options where practical skills are learned and can be used throughout their adult lives.
Project Lead The WayCurriculumProject Lead The Way provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students in kindergarten through high school a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.
Science 6-12CurriculumRockwood’s science curriculum incorporates critical thinking, analyzing and the practices of science, allowing students to interact, engage and make connections to our world.
Science K-5CurriculumRockwood’s science curriculum incorporates critical thinking, analyzing and the practices of science, allowing students to interact, engage and make connections to our world.
Social Studies K-12CurriculumA solid foundation in the Social Studies is necessary for students to develop into responsible and productive members of our world community.
Speech 6-12CurriculumIntroduction to Speech Communication provides an overview of the essential life and communication skills necessary for effective oral and mediated communication. Students with little or no public speaking experience may enroll in this course. Learner Outcomes:Group communication and dynamics •Verbal and nonverbal speaking skills •Interpersonal communication skills •Introductory methods of informative, persuasive, and special occasion presentation techniques. ​
STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)CurriculumIn Rockwood, we believe that it is important for our students to begin to develop the skills that will lead them to realize their potential, love life, and find success as soon as possible. And though it may seem that your child's employment marketability is a long way down the road, it takes time to evolve and nurture the skills needed to qualify for a productive life.
Summer Academy 6-12CurriculumRockwood Summer Academy gives students from all grade levels the opportunity to learn in a personalized setting over the summer months. Summer Academy teachers and staff members reach their students in a variety of ways at a variety of levels of learning. The Summer Academy runs from June 1-26 at seven sites: Bowles, Eureka, Green Pines and Westridge elementary schools; Crestview Middle; and Lafayette and Rockwood Summit high schools. Rockwood Summit hosts both middle and high school students. It is open to students who live within the Rockwood boundaries as well as VICC students who attend Rockwood.
Summer Academy K-5Curriculum​​​Rockwood provides many opportunities for summer learning at the elementary school level.
Technology CurriculumCurriculumStudents in Spark! Technology Solutions will discover a vast array of specialty areas available in technology careers where professionals utilize technology to solve business problems and design products. Students are immersed in a professional environment tackling and solving real world problems while working on client-defined projects and tasks. Students may be exposed to the following areas: software engineering, web development, operating systems, hardware technologies, network design/technologies, management information systems, media (print, film, web) or emerging technologies. Spark! Technology Solutions is located in the Cyber Fusion Center at Maryville University.
Theatre ArtsCurriculumWith this new focus on the quality of arts education for all students, it is imperative that our district continue to develop fine arts curricula based on the state standards and benchmarks. These standards and benchmarks, as stated in the Show-Me State Standards lay the foundation for all fine arts instruction in every public elementary, middle and high school in the state.
Title ICurriculumTitle I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the largest federally funded educational program. This program, authorized by Congress, provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals.
Title IIICurriculumAs defined by DESE, the purpose of the Title III English Learners and Immigrant Students program is to help English learning children, including immigrant children and youth, attain English language proficiency and meet the same challenging academic content and achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.
World LanguagesCurriculumThe Rockwood School District ELD (English Language Development) program serves students grades K-12. Eligible students are identified using criteria established by the state of Missouri. Typically, new students take the WIDA language screener to determine areas in which they need support. Students that move into the district already having qualified for ESOL services elsewhere do not need to take the screener. The language screener focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening across all academic domains, e.g. Language Arts or Science. Annually, the students take the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 language proficiency test to determine how they are progressing in their development in English. Results from this assessment, grades, portfolios and teacher input are used in determining the types of support students receive and also when students exit the ELD program.
Early Childhood Education (Clarkson Valley)
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Early Childhood EducationEarly Childhood Education (Clarkson Valley)Rockwood Early Childhood has designed our own curriculum taking into consideration State Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Rockwood Kindergarten standards and Early Childhood research. All of these components lead to a curriculum that allows children to learn at their individual pace. Our Curriculum has been reviewed by Rockwood Curriculum Coordinators and has been approved by the Rockwood School Board.
Early Childhood ScreeningEarly Childhood Education (Clarkson Valley)Rockwood Early Childhood has designed our own curriculum taking into consideration State Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Rockwood Kindergarten standards and Early Childhood research. All of these components lead to a curriculum that allows children to learn at their individual pace. Our Curriculum has been reviewed by Rockwood Curriculum Coordinators and has been approved by the Rockwood School Board.
Kindergarten ScreeningEarly Childhood Education (Clarkson Valley)Rockwood Early Childhood uses the DTKR-II (Developmental Task for Kindergarten Readiness II) to assess children who will be entering Kindergarten
Parents as Teachers (PAT)Early Childhood Education (Clarkson Valley)Parents as Teachers is a free service that provides information, support and encouragement that parents need to help their children ages prenatal to kindergarten entry during the crucial early years of life.​
Early Childhood Special Education
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Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)Early Childhood Special EducationThe early childhood curriculum emphasizes the development of children’s thinking, reasoning, decision making, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. Our curriculum ensures our children are engaged actively, so that children have opportunities to make meaningful choices and interact with objects and people in experimentation and exploration. The curriculum emphasizes the value of social and emotional interaction to learning in all units and provides opportunities to learn from caring adults and peers.
Educational Equity and Diversity
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Education Equity and Diversity (DEED)Educational Equity and DiversityThe Rockwood Voluntary Student Transfer Department has expanded its focus and changed its name to Educational Equity and Diversity. This change is part of our ongoing journey to eliminate the achievement gap in Rockwood. Educational Equity and Diversity is built around these fundamental beliefs: Expectations: Ensure all students succeed as they realize their potential. Engagement: Foster strong relationships: teachers to students - schools to families - communities to communities. Examination: Take responsibility to ensure curriculum, teaching practices and policies meet students' needs for learning. Join the Equity and Diversity team and help work together with students, teachers, parents, and community members across all Rockwood neighborhoods to build connections and improve education.
Transportation (VICC)Educational Equity and DiversityMore than 1,400 Rockwood students are city residents participating in the Voluntary Student Transfer Program. Children from our city neighborhoods represent about eight percent of the district’s total student enrollment. Rockwood is proud of the achievements of our voluntary transfer students and recognizes improving student achievement for all children takes a community-wide effort. The Educational Equity and Diversity Department is comprised of a a team of individuals who provide personalized support to our students, schools and families.​
VICC ProgramEducational Equity and DiversityThe program was established to increase racial integration in our metropolitan area under a Settlement Agreement approved by the federal court in 1983. The Agreement allows African-American students residing in the City of St. Louis to attend participating school districts in St. Louis County - providing certain eligibility requirements for behavior and residency are met. The program also allows non-African-American students who live in suburban school districts to transfer into St. Louis magnet schools.​
Facilities
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Building/Facility UsageFacilities​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rockwood believes the District buildings belong to the community. Schools and buildings should be made available for community use when it does not conflict with the District's mission of educating students.
FacilitiesFacilitiesThe Rockwood School District Facilities Department is a team committed to providing and maintaining excellent facilities for use by students, staff and district patrons. The staff of custodians, maintenance technicians, construction technicians and groundskeepers is responsible for servicing 665 acres of ground and 3.2 million square feet in 35 buildings, covering 150 square miles, at 33 campuses.
Finance
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Assessed Value (Home Property)FinanceFind out the amount of your tax dollars going to your local school district by using the property tax calculator below. This is an estimate only. This does not include taxes paid to ANY other taxing districts, including, but not limited to: Local Fire District Special School District Libraries Sewer District Zoo, Museum District If you would like more information about property taxes paid to Rockwood, please call (636) 733-2021. For general information about the property reassessment process, visit St. Louis County's web site at www.stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-5500.
BudgetFinanceThe District’s budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year includes total revenues, expenditures and fund balances for the District as a whole. This document also presents total revenues, expenditures and fund balances for the District’s operating funds, which are comprised of the Incidental Fund, Special Revenue (Teacher's) Fund and the Building Fund. Detailed fund schedules provide further information on the activities within each fund and include an analysis of the proposed budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Detailed budget schedules are also included summarizing estimated revenues by objects and sources as defined by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Preparation of the budget also includes detailed schedules for estimated expenditures by object, department, program and function.
Financial ReportsFinanceThe financial records of the district shall be kept in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles expressed in the state statutes and guidelines of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. All financial transactions shall be recorded in the revenue and expenditure records, and appropriate entries from the adopted budget shall be made in the records for the respective funds.
Records RequestFinanceThe Rockwood School District believes that local control of public education is best served when the patrons of the district and other members of the public have access to the meetings, records and votes of the Board. The provisions, as outlined in Regulation 1450, govern the release of information concerning the meetings, records and votes of the Board. In limited situations, important considerations of public policy require meetings of the Board, including any record or vote, to be closed to the public. Meetings, records and votes shall only be closed to the public as provided by the Missouri Sunshine Law.
Tax RateFinanceThe Board will annually prepare an estimate of the amount of money to be raised by taxation for the ensuing school year, the tax rate required to produce the amount and the rate necessary to sustain the district's schools for the ensuing year, to meet principal and interest payments on the bonded debt of the district, and provide funds to meet other legitimate district purposes. The district will forward the estimate to the county clerk on or before October 1.
Transcript Requests (Alumni)FinanceStudents who are currently enrolled or who have graduated from Rockwood School District within the last year should request school records/transcripts from their current school or last school of attendance. All other students (those who have graduated/dropped) may request transcripts by completing the Request for Transcript form. If you need your entire school records, please complete the Release for Student Records form. Both may be brought in, mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Rockwood Permanent Records Office at the following address: Permanent Records Office for Rockwood School District Katherine Beeson Secretary 500 North Central Avenue Eureka, MO 63025 permanentrecords@rsdmo.org Phone (636) 733-2118 | Fax (636) 733-8840 ​Requests are processed Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Tuition/Transportation RatesFinanceA nonresident student shall be defined as a student who does not meet the requirements to be a resident student of the district, as defined in Board policies, rules and regulations. Nonresident students may be permitted to attend the district schools upon payment of tuition as established by the Board. The Board will approve a tuition rate for each school year. Tuition rates shall be determined annually on the basis of the per-pupil cost for the preceding year for the operation, maintenance and debt service of the schools, as prescribed by state law. The Board shall also annually establish class sizes for enrollment levels.
Gifted Education
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Academic Stretch - Middle SchoolGifted EducationAcademic Stretch enables students to work with academic peers in an environment that focuses on identifying and maximizing individual student talents and interests.
Acceleration/Gifted ServicesGifted EducationGifted individuals are those who demonstrate high intellectual ability, possess exceptional potential in one or more domains, exhibit talent in creative and critical thinking, and often experience asynchronous development. These individuals also possess unique social, emotional, and learning needs and require differentiated educational services beyond those provided in the regular classroom setting.
Center for Creative Learning (Grades K-5)Gifted EducationGifted individuals are those who demonstrate high intellectual ability, possess exceptional potential in one or more domains, exhibit talent in creative and critical thinking, and often experience asynchronous development. These individuals also possess unique social, emotional, and learning needs and require differentiated educational services beyond those provided in the regular classroom setting.
Gifted EducationGifted EducationGifted individuals are those who demonstrate high intellectual ability, possess exceptional potential in one or more domains, exhibit talent in creative and critical thinking, and often experience asynchronous development. These individuals also possess unique social, emotional, and learning needs and require differentiated educational services beyond those provided in the regular classroom setting.
Guidance and Counseling
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A+ Program (EHS)Guidance and CounselingThe A+ Schools Program provides incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their drop out rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students.
A+ Program (LHS)Guidance and CounselingThe A+ Schools Program provides incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their drop out rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students.
A+ Program (MHS)Guidance and CounselingThe A+ Schools Program provides incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their drop out rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students.
A+ Program (RSHS)Guidance and CounselingThe A+ Schools Program provides incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their drop out rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students.
Character EducationGuidance and CounselingRockwood believes strongly in the importance of character education. This is an important variable as the district focuses its efforts on doing whatever it takes to ensure all students realize their potential.
Counseling K-12Guidance and CounselingGuidance & Counseling is an integral part each school's total education program. The professional staff, consisting of Professional School Counselors and College/Career Specialists, utilizes a comprehensive, developmental approach in its K-12 program.
Early College Partnership (ECP)Guidance and CounselingThe Early College Partnership (ECP), in collaboration with St. Louis Community College – Wildwood, allows current Rockwood high school students to obtain an associate degree while fulfilling their Missouri graduation requirements.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)Guidance and CounselingThe Rockwood School District operates in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. This law allows students and parents to optout of the release of certain information about students including photographs.
School ClimateGuidance and CounselingOur Committee will be reviewing the important components in providing a caring, safe and respectful school climate in which learning can flourish. This includes safety, relationships, and social/emotional learning for all students.
Health and Physical Education
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Athletics (EHS)Health and Physical EducationAthletics and extra-curricular activities play an integral role in a student's educational experience. These opportunities contribute positively to increased school pride, overall school climate and individual student growth. Learn more about the opportunities available for our students.
Athletics (LHS)Health and Physical EducationAthletics and extra-curricular activities play an integral role in a student's educational experience. These opportunities contribute positively to increased school pride, overall school climate and individual student growth. Learn more about the opportunities available for our students.
Athletics (MHS)Health and Physical EducationAthletics and extra-curricular activities play an integral role in a student's educational experience. These opportunities contribute positively to increased school pride, overall school climate and individual student growth. Learn more about the opportunities available for our students.
Athletics (RSHS)Health and Physical EducationAthletics and extra-curricular activities play an integral role in a student's educational experience. These opportunities contribute positively to increased school pride, overall school climate and individual student growth. Learn more about the opportunities available for our students.
Human Resources
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Calendar (District School Year)Human ResourcesThe Calendar Committee consists of parents, staff, students and administrators. This committee sets the school-year calendar for the school year that is two years from now.
Employment (Administrative)Human ResourcesFor administrative positions, applicants to be interviewed will be selected by the Applicant Screening Committee. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted shortly after the posted "screening to begin" date to schedule a Screening Interview. For those who advance, Building and Final Interviews will be conducted before a recommendation is made.
Employment (Certified)Human ResourcesFor certified positions, principals will first consider internal applicants. If needed, principals will screen the online applicants and choose the candidates for building interviews that match the criteria for their openings. Building interviews can be a phone interview or in-person interview. Types of interviews may be the principal and/or assistant principal, a committee, a team of teachers, counselors and other certified staff in addition to the building principal.
Employment (Support Staff)Human ResourcesFor support positions, building administrators will first consider internal applicants. If needed, building administrators will screen applicants and choose the candidates for building interviews that match the criteria for the openings. Building interviews may include a committee of current staff in addition to a building/department administrator.
Hiring/Transfers (Administrative)Human ResourcesApplicants must apply to a specific job posting to create an application. Select a job below to apply or for more instructions specific to that position.
Hiring/Transfers (Certified)Human ResourcesApplicants must apply to a specific job posting to create an application. Select a job below to apply or for more instructions specific to that position.
Hiring/Transfers (Comm Ed/Adv Club)Human ResourcesApplicants must apply to a specific job posting to create an application. Select a job below to apply or for more instructions specific to that position.
Hiring/Transfers (Support Staff)Human ResourcesApplicants must apply to a specific job posting to create an application. Select a job below to apply or for more instructions specific to that position.
Student TeachersHuman ResourcesRockwood welcomes student teachers and observers during the fall and spring semesters (does not include Summer Academy).
Substitute Teacher HiringHuman ResourcesApplicants must apply to a specific job posting to create an application. Select a job below to apply or for more instructions specific to that position.
Title IXHuman ResourcesThe Board believes that discrimination against a qualified person, solely on the basis of disability, is unfair. Furthermore, the Board believes that qualified persons with disabilities should be in the mainstream of life in the school community to the extent that is reasonably permissible and/or possible.
Title VIIHuman ResourcesThe Board believes in the right of every student to receive equal opportunities in all educational programs and activities conducted by the district. The Board also believes in the right of every qualified individual to expect fair and equal treatment both as an applicant for employment and as an employee.
Partners in Education
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Partners in Education - Career ExplorationPartners in EducationPartners in Education links community resources to Rockwood classrooms. PIE facilitators partner with volunteers willing to share their expertise or special talents with students. This community connection enhances curriculum, making learning more meaningful and relevant for students.
Partners in Education (PIE)Partners in Education​​Partners in Education links community resources to Rockwood classrooms.
Project InterfacePartners in Education​Project Interface is a unique, unpaid internship opportunity that places students in a specific career area and is offered to qualified Seniors in the Rockwood School District.
Professional Learning
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National Board Certified Teacher Program (NBCT)Professional LearningThe National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) improves teaching and student learning. National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards.
New Teacher OrientationProfessional LearningAll teachers new to the Rockwood School District are required to attend New Teacher Orientation and Rockwood Learning Academy prior to the start of the school year. The purpose of these learning opportunities is to accomplish the following:​ Provide new teachers with an overview of the curriculum they will teach. Help new teachers acquire techniques and strategies for student engagement and establishing a culture for teaching and learning. Engage new teachers in devleoping an understanding the Teaching and Learning Model, including the role of Professional Learning Communities. Provide strategies to create equitable classrooms.
Professional LearningProfessional LearningEach department in Rockwood School District provides professional learning for their individual staff members based on assessed needs of the individuals and the department.
Title II AProfessional LearningThe purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Title II, Part A provides educational agencies with the flexibility to use the provided funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.
Purchasing
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Contracts - VendorsPurchasingThe Rockwood Board of Education is responsible for reviewing and approving contracts for personnel, as well as purchases such as technology and maintenance projects
Requests for Proposal (RFP)PurchasingThe purchasing manual outlines the procedures and guidelines for doing business with the Rockwood School District.
Special Education, Section 504, Homebound
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Homebound Education ServicesSpecial Education, Section 504, HomeboundRockwood staff members work diligently to keep each child in school. At times, however, a child may need to be out of school for medical reasons. The District goal is to have the student return to school as soon as possible. Medical homebound is not intended to be a long term service or a substitute for a full day of instruction.
Special School DistrictSpecial Education, Section 504, HomeboundSpecial education and related services are available for students with educational disabilities starting on their third birthday and continuing to age 21. Preschool aged children with special needs who are eligible for special education services can access those services in a variety of educational environments by contacting the Rockwood Early Childhood Special Education Department. For students Kindergarten-eligible through twelfth grade, special education services are provided by a wide array of professionals within the Rockwood School District through a partnership with the St. Louis County Special School District.
STEM and Digital Learning
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RoboticsSTEM and Digital LearningThe teams are presented a challenge at the beginning of the school year. We spend the season (Aug-Apr) working on the robot, performing Outreach, and competing in two (2) local Meets and one (1) major Qualifier Tournament... all with the hopes (and expectations) of advancing to the State Tournament in Rolla, MO (Feb) and World Championship in Houston, TX (Apr).
Student Services
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Boundaries/School Attendance AreaStudent ServicesThe Rockwood School District covers an area of approximately 150 square miles in west, southwest St. Louis County and parts of Jefferson County. With more than 115,000 residents, the district includes a distinct group of communities, including Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Wildwood and Winchester. Determine which bus your child will ride, the bus stop times and more on eLink, Rockwood's online Transportation Information System. Use the username "parent" and the password "parent" for guest access.
Drug-Free CoalitionStudent Services​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition provides leadership, education and resources to prevent and address substance use among youth
Emergency PreparednessStudent ServicesRockwood understands the importance of emergency preparedness. We strive to develop a proactive safety culture, where feasible measures are in place to ensure we have workable plans for crisis situations that may occur in or around our facilities. The district continues to review all physical safety measures in our schools to ensure all students have a secure environment to learn and grow. Below is a list of some of those efforts.
Enrollment - New Resident StudentStudent ServicesA few things you need to know: It's important to complete the entire online enrollment application for your child. If parents do not complete the process, their child is not actively enrolled in the district. If you need assistance in completing the online enrollment application, please call our Rockwood Help Desk at (636) 733-1111. The hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Smartphones are not supported devices with the online process. If you do not have access to an appropriate device, please come to your school to use a district computer for enrollment or census verification. Plus, we'll be happy to assist you with completing the online process, if needed. If you prefer to enroll your child in person, please call or visit your Rockwood school to set up an appointment. Families also may complete/print enrollment forms and then turn those forms in to their school registrar. To learn more about the online process, view the online registration video from Infinite Campus.
Enrollment - Resident KindergartenStudent ServicesRockwood offers full-day kindergarten in safe, caring school environments that benefit our Rockwood students.
Foster ChildrenStudent ServicesFor purposes of Board policies and regulations, “foster care students” include students under the age of eighteen or in the custody of the Division of Family Services of the Department of Social Services of the State of Missouri, residing in a private residence of one or more family members providing twenty-four-hour care to one or more but less than seven children who are unattended by parent or guardian and who are unrelated to either foster parent by blood, marriage, or adoption.
Health ServicesStudent ServicesSchool nurses are in each student building to advance the well-being and academic success of students, specifically through health education and promotion. We are available for emergencies and acute illness care, but also provide chronic health condition management and education and promote student and family capacity for adaptation, self advocacy and management to promote learning. We do whatever it takes to keep our students safe, healthy, and ready to learn!
HomelessnessStudent ServicesThe Board recognizes that homelessness alone should not be sufficient to separate students from the mainstream school environment. Therefore, the district, in accordance with state and federal law and the Missouri State plan entitled "Meeting the Needs of Missouri's Homeless Children and Youth", will give special attention to ensure that homeless children in the district have access to a free, appropriate public education.
Individualized Learning CenterStudent ServicesThe Rockwood School District's Individualized Learning Center is located at the Administrative Annex Building B in Eureka, Missouri. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from school. Enrollment is limited to 90 students ages 16 to 21. Students attend class from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program utilizes a pass/fail grade system with 75% and above passing. Rockwood School District curriculum and graduation requirements apply. Teacher to student ratio is 1:15. Computer technology is utilized in all the classrooms. A multi-sensory approach to reaching individual student needs is practiced. Classes offered are based on student need. Students are able to participate in extracurricular programs if they meet Missouri State requirements. Transportation to the I.L.C. or to extracurricular activities is not provided by Rockwood School District. The school year schedule is the same starting, ending, holiday, and snow day schedule as all other Rockwood schools. Staff development days may differ. For a complete listing of such dates, see the school calendar page. Students are permitted to graduate at their home school. The I.L.C. has a "Completion Ceremony" for those students with enough credits to graduate. All Rockwo
Limited School Choice - Moving Schools within the DistrictStudent Services​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Limited choice is a program whereby Rockwood residents may request their children attend a school other than the one for their assigned attendance area.
Maps and BoundariesStudent ServicesThe Rockwood School District covers an area of approximately 150 square miles in west, southwest St. Louis County and parts of Jefferson County. With more than 115,000 residents, the district includes a distinct group of communities, including Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Wildwood and Winchester. Determine which bus your child will ride, the bus stop times and more on eLink, Rockwood's online Transportation Information System. Use the username "parent" and the password "parent" for guest access.
Missouri Options ProgramStudent ServicesThe Missouri Options Program provides students at risk of not graduating or dropping out an alternative to earn a Rockwood School District diploma.
SafetyStudent ServicesRockwood understands the importance of emergency preparedness. We strive to develop a proactive safety culture, where feasible measures are in place to ensure we have workable plans for crisis situations that may occur in or around our facilities.
Social WorkersStudent ServicesRockwood school social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of our school district by providing a caring environment for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. They are trained professionals who assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents and administrators. They also provide individual and group counseling/therapy.
Superintendent
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Superientendent's CabinetSuperintendentThe Superintendent’s Cabinet is comprised of individuals who serve as organizational leaders in a variety of areas: Communications, Curriculum and School Leadership, Facilities, Finances, Human Resources, and Technology.
Technology
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Infinite Campus (Including Parent Log-On Issues and Grade Book)TechnologyInfinite Campus is Rockwood’s web-based student system that provides parents with information via the Campus Portal. Parents can view report cards for students in grades K-5. Grades, assignments and reports are available for students in grades 6-12. Parents/guardians who have an Activation Key or who already have a Campus account can access the system using the Students/Parents button on the right. Don't have an account or an Activation Key? Follow these steps to obtain one. All grade 6-12 students have a Campus account. For more information on student accounts, please see the Infinite Campus FAQs page.
Transportation
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Bus (Resident Fenton Center)TransportationRockwood Transportation supports our students, families and community by safely transporting resident students efficiently and on-time. We work hard every day to maintain our standard of service, safety and excellence.
Bus (Resident Wildwood and Eureka Centers)TransportationRockwood Transportation supports our students, families and community by safely transporting resident students efficiently and on-time. We work hard every day to maintain our standard of service, safety and excellence.
Bus (VICC Transportation)TransportationThe program was established to increase racial integration in our metropolitan area under a Settlement Agreement approved by the federal court in 1983. The Agreement allows African-American students residing in the City of St. Louis to attend participating school districts in St. Louis County - providing certain eligibility requirements for behavior and residency are met. The program also allows non-African-American students who live in suburban school districts to transfer into St. Louis magnet schools.​
Transportation (Resident)TransportationRockwood Transportation supports our students, families and community by safely transporting resident students efficiently and on-time. We work hard every day to maintain our standard of service, safety and excellence.
Wellness and Health Services
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NursesWellness and Health ServicesSchool nurses are in each student building to advance the well-being and academic success of students, specifically through health education and promotion. We are available for emergencies and acute illness care, but also provide chronic health condition management and education and promote student and family capacity for adaptation, self advocacy and management to promote learning. We do whatever it takes to keep our students safe, healthy, and ready to learn!