Knightly News

Posted by Dr. Karen Hedrick on 6/9/2022

Knightly News: June 8, 2022

Dr. Karen HedrickDear Rockwood Valley Families,

The Rockwood Valley staff is proud of all of our recently promoted eighth grade students and we wish them all the best in high school and beyond. Pictures from our Farewell Ceremony for our eighth graders can be accessed through Interstate Studios St. Louis using the password knights2022. In addition to the ceremony, our eighth graders were able to enjoy the return of the eighth grade dance to Rockwood Valley, a trip to Tropicana Lanes, and a day at Six Flags. Our sixth and seventh grade students also enjoyed celebrations that included treats from Kona Ice for seventh grade and Fun & Field Day for sixth grade. These fun-filled events could not have happened without the support of our Rockwood Valley PSO and a number of volunteers who helped in a variety of ways. Thank you to all who helped make the closing days of the school year happy and memorable for our students and staff alike.

Parents of next year’s sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will receive a summer information email in July. The message will include important information about Student Orientation. If you have any questions about scheduling for next year, please contact your child’s grade level counselor.

If you have any questions throughout the summer, I encourage you to check the RVMS website, call the Welcome Center at (636) 733-4270, or stop by. Rockwood Valley summer office hours are 7:30am - 2pm.

As always, if you have any questions regarding the information in this message or otherwise, please reach out by email or by phone (636)733-4282. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure all students realize their potential.

With much gratitude,
Dr. Karen Hedrick


A message from Mrs. Ruta:
Difficult decisions are never made lightly. In all of the decisions I have made over the past 7 years at RVMS, choosing to resign as the assistant principal at the end of my current contract has been the most difficult. I will forever be grateful for the colleagues, students, and community I have been privileged to serve. It has definitely been a valuable learning experience, and I will forever hold a special place in my heart for RVMS. While I will miss the energy filling the hallways, I am excited and optimistic about the next phase of my professional journey. The next assistant principal will be joining a remarkable community, and I wish them all the best! ~Sincerely, Beth Ruta

Grade Reports: Student report cards will be available in Infinite Campus June 13 - 20. On June 21 Infinite Campus will rollover to the 2022-2023 school year to facilitate Rockwood summer school programs. Archived PDF versions of 2021-2022 grade reports will still be available by contacting the Rockwood Valley office.

School Supplies 22-23: Order your school supplies now! The RVMS PSO is pre-selling school supply kits through June 26 for the 2022-2023 school year. Order online today and your child’s kit will be ready for pick up at Orientation, August 16. Visit to place your order today!

Welcome to Middle School: Do you have a child who will be transitioning to middle school next year? If so, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is offering the perfect program to prepare them for a successful sixth grade year. Enroll in Welcome to Middle School today and help your child learn to master middle school!

Student Orientation is Tuesday, August 16. Volunteers are needed!

Parent Square: The Rockwood School District is moving to a new platform for sharing all of the timely communication in our classrooms, buildings and district: ParentSquare. Rockwood will utilize ParentSquare to consolidate into one place the kinds of communications we used to share through platforms such as School Messenger, GroupMe, Remind and ClassDojo.  ParentSquare allows our district community to interact with our communications in a variety of ways between the app and the online portal. Check out this link for more information about this move to Parent Square. Child Nutrition Update: Breakfast and lunch will no longer be free to all students in the 2022-2023 school year. Families may apply for free and reduced meals if they believe they may qualify. Free and Reduced meal information and applications can be found on the Rockwood Child Nutrition page of the Rockwood School District website.

Upcoming Events

Important events for the 2022-2023 school year are being scheduled. To learn more about how the year is shaping up, check out our online calendar on our website.