RHPCS Families, Welcome back, we hope your family had a great and relaxing spring break. We have a fast eight weeks remaining in the school year. It is our expectation that students will remain focused and keep achieving high academic standards. We are continuing to "Achieve More" as the school year continues.
Shorts Okay beginning Tuesday, April 4 & Dress Code Reminders With warmer weather on its way, it will be okay for students to wear shorts to school beginning this Tuesday, April 4. With that, now is a great time for a reminder about clothing appropriate for school attire. Adherence to our school dress code and modesty in attire is important to maintaining a conducive learning environment and our high character and academic expectations.
Excerpt from RHPCS Dress Code (full version can be viewed/printed at: http://www.rhpcs.org/rhpcs-dress-code.html) · Skirts, dresses, skorts and shorts must fall at least the length of dangling fingertips (mid-thigh). · Clothing should be as well-fitted as reasonably possible (i.e. no skin tight, see-through or over revealing tops or bottoms of any nature). Sheer material does not meet dress standards. · Shirts need to cover undergarments and shoulders. · Clothing that needs to be adjusted regularly to meet the length and modesty requirement are problematic. An alternate choice in these cases is best and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. · Clothing should not be ripped, torn, shredded or have obvious holes. Students should have a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance
Footwear: Closed toed shoes are required for physical education with tennis shoes being recommended. Flip flops or thong shoes are not allowed. Strapped sandals acceptable in classroom Shoe heels should not exceed two inches for safety reasons. No “skate shoes” allowed Open House Thursday, April 6 We will be holding an Open House this Thursday, April 6 5:30-7:00 p.m. This event is primarily focused on prospective families who are interested in new enrollment at Rolling Hills. However, our current families are welcome to come and check out the classroom your child will be in next year and officially meet the your child’s new grade teacher.
3rd quarter report cards Friday, April 7 Report cards will be coming home with students this Friday, April 7. Please be sure to look for your child’s report card on Friday so that you can review and talk about it together and celebrate successes. If you do not see your child’s report card arrive home timely, please feel free to contact the office for a duplicate copy. If you have questions about anything on your student’s report card, please contact his/her teacher(s) by email, or leave a message through the front office. Calling all siblings! We will soon be holding the lottery for 2017-2018 RHPCS enrollment. If you have a child (upcoming kindergartener, 1st grader, or other sibling to your currently enrolled RHPCS student) that is not yet enrolled at Rolling Hills who you would like to have attend RHPCS in the fall, you need to submit a lottery application no later than 3 p.m. Friday, April 14. A copy of the lottery application is attached for your use. You can also contact the office to have a hard copy sent home with your student. Siblings of enrolled students have “sibling priority” during the enrollment lottery. We are in school – Friday, May 5 Due to the extended time out of school during the month of January, we will be having a make up day on, Friday, May 5. Please make arrangements to have your child in school.
Upcoming Spring Assessment Testing Throughout April and May, we will be administering to students the state required assessment tests. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be taking the Spring section of the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) test. Students in Grades 3-8 will take the ISAT by Smarter Balanced in Reading (English Language Arts) and Math with Performance Tasks for each (a total of 4 tests). 5th & 7th grade students will also take the ISAT Science test. Watch for more information and our tentative testing schedule to come in a separate email soon. Please be sure to avoid testing dates/times when scheduling with doctors, dentists, therapists, etc. We encourage you to help your students prepare for success by ensuring that they are well rested, well fed, and to school on time.