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Nick Roman, Principal
Jenn Jones, Assistant Principal


Rocky Run Elementary
95 Reservoir Rd.
VA  22406
Phone: (540)-286-1956
Fax: (540)-286-1955


Rocky Run Calendar
PTO - Monster Mash
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Repeating EventPE - Archery Club
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In an effort to support our many military families here at 
school, we will be creating our 9th Annual "RRES Wall of Honor" for Veteran’s Day. On the walls of the lobby, we place pictures of family members who are veterans and/or are currently in the military. If you are interested in participating, please send your loved one's picture, with the completed form attached. It would also be very helpful if you would write your child's name and teacher's name on the back of the picture, in case the form and picture get separated. We will then scan your picture (return the original to you) and place it on our "RRES Wall of Honor." If you have given us a picture before, just let us know by checking the box and we can reuse that one if you would like. You may also email us the required information and attach your picture to the email; please make the subject line “Wall of Honor”. Pictures are due to us no later than October 24, 2014.  For more info please contact Mrs. Kirmse at 540-286-1956 or email: kirmsean@staffordschools.net.
Click here for access to the wall of honor form.

Rocky Run students will promise to be drug and bully free and make safe choices this year in celebration of Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 27 – October 31.  Students will have the opportunity to sign a pledge and show their support each day by participating in the following activities:
              WEEK OF OCT. 27- OCT. 31
Monday- Support Red Ribbon Week – wear lots of RED
Tuesday – Be Wild about a Healthy Life a​nd Good Choices – wear an animal print or something with an animal on it
Wednesday- Team Up for Good Choices– wear your favorite team shirt/jersey
Thursday- Be a Jean-ius and Make Good Choices- wear jeans and RRES colors or spirit wear
Friday- Show Your Good Character – dress as your favorite story character
Click on the picture to view October's Newsletter   

*All adult visitors to Rocky Run are required to show a photo ID before receiving a visitor pass.*


District Announcements
Communicable Diseases Update: Ebola Virus

As a school division we are aware that there are questions about the Ebola virus and concerns about the safety of our students and staff. We receive communications on a regular basis from the Virginia Department of Education to keep us informed of current updates and responses. Our staff and nurse manager have frequent communications and procedures are in place as advised by the health director for the Rappahannock Regional Department of Health. Our health services staff follows all local policies and medical procedures and as necessary, adjusts current practices when advised and directed by the Rappahannock Regional Department of Health.  Read more…
Signature Programs Info Night Canceled

The annual Signature Programs Information Night scheduled for October 23, 2014, has been suspended for the 2014-2015 school year. This information night is designed to offer information regarding all signature programs offered at the high school level in one evening.  At this time, the Stafford County School Board is committed to the recently approved program evaluation process and plan to review all data to determine the best method for providing program options to our students.  We are confident that all Stafford County families and students will still be able to access information and make informed decisions regarding high school programs and opportunities. 
Each high school will conduct a Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on February 11, 2015, for students and families scheduled to attend our high schools in the fall of 2015.  In addition, program specific information nights for each signature program will be hosted at various high schools to prepare students and families interested in applying for or accessing the programs.
Signature programs information sessions are scheduled as follows:
  • Commonwealth Governor’s School on November 17, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Colonial Forge & North Stafford high schools.
  • STAT, Stafford Academy for Technology on January 13, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Stafford High School
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) on February 4, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Brooke Point High School and on February 5, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School
  • Information programs on APPX (Advanced Placement Programs of Excellence), CTE (Career and Technical Education), and JROTC programs will be held during the Rising 9th Grade Transition Night on February 11, 2015, and will be offered at each high school where the program is available.
All instructional programs are being reviewed for availability and information included above is subject to change.  Please monitor our school websites or contact your school counselor for any updates and changes.
Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent

The annual Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase of Marching Band Talent will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014, at Mountain View High School.  Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  The event is held to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and donations of non-perishable food or cash donations will be accepted.  Rain date is Monday, November 10.  For more information on the event, please contact Karen Bingham at bandtogetherstafford@gmail.com.

Discovering Stafford Schools with Superintendent Benson

The Superintendent visited a couple more classrooms last week.  First up was Ms. Cavanaugh’s and Ms. Porter’s 7th math grade class at Shirley Heim Middle School.   He then visited Mr. Nunnally’s 5th grade science class at Widewater Elementary School.  Check out the Superintendent’s Blog to see what is happening in the classrooms.
Apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Stafford County Public Schools is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!  Click here to apply.  For more information on our school lunch program, please click here.
Student Accommodation Report 2014 - 2015

The Student Accommodation Report (SAR) provides an annual comprehensive look at the school facility use to include review of building capacity, student membership, and attendance boundaries. Click here to view the report.
MISSION STATEMENT:  To empower students to be active participants in their learning and understanding.
Vision Statement
The Rocky Run Learning Community is dedicated to innovate, integrate, and motivate while achieving our mission.

Students will accept and demonstrate their responsibility to be lifelong learners using components of effective effort to include:  Time; Focus; Resourcefulness; Strategies; Use of Feedback; Commitment 
Staff Members - Through collaboration staff members will provide research based, innovative, and engaging instruction. This will be accomplished by creating an environment that fosters an intrinsic desire to learn.
Families & the Community -  Parents, staff, and community members will work together as a collaborative team to encourage students to become active learners and good citizens.
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Rocky Run Elementary parents can access the School Report Card using the link below to find school information including student performance, accreditation rating, school safety, attendance rates, teacher qualifications and experience.






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