We have now completed our first quarter and are quickly headed toward November! This week, our students will begin their second-quarter classes. All course information, Zoom links for classes, and a welcome video from our teachers are available on Canvas.Remember, this week all of our students will participate in class through online learning and will continue to use our online learning schedule.
Beginning on Wednesday, November 4, our sixth-grade students may return to school and all students will shift to our traditional schedule. Thus, on November 4, our school will officially begin at 7:47 am and end at 2:39 pm daily.
As we begin our second-quarter and prepare to support both our students participating in Rockwood at School and Rockwood at Home learning, I would like to provide you with the following important reminders:
- Our RSMS Teachers will serve both our Rockwood at Home and Rockwood at School students within the same class. The first semester ends on Thursday, Jan. 14.
- All courses in both programs will follow the same scope and sequence in the Rockwood curriculum and be taught by Rockwood teachers. Both our Rockwood at Home and Rockwood at School options will follow our school's bell schedule for courses.
- For all information specific to the procedures we will use at Rockwood South, please view this important document.
As we head into our week of learning, please encourage your students to view our Talon Talk announcements
for this week and our Mindful Monday video from our School Counselors. You will find our Mindful Monday video on our counselor's grade-level Canvas pages
. In addition, you can find our www.FalconProud.com
website on our counselor's grade-level Canvas pages to access after school activities sign-ups, our Talon Talk announcements, and more.
Building a strong community among all of our students is important to us. During this unique period of time, it is necessary for us to remember that regardless of each student's learning choice, we are all FALCONS. In addition, please remember that we are asking our teachers to work with our students differently than ever before. We must keep these things in mind and continue to communicate with one another, extend grace, and provide support. I have personally seen our community support and care for one another in the best and most difficult times. I have no doubt that we will continue to work together to make certain our kids thrive. I am immensely proud of our Falcon Family!
As always, please reach out to us if we can help in any way. I will be hosting an Optional Parent Information Night on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 pm, via Zoom. You are welcome to use this link
to join the session.
We appreciate your partnership and support. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions at 636-891-6850.
With Falcon Pride,
Laurie Birkenmeier, Ed.D.
Rockwood South Middle SchoolDiscover. Connect. Make a Difference.
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