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ENGAGE IN LEARNING

Nick Roman, Principal
Jenn Jones, Assistant Principal

Rocky Run Elementary
95 Reservoir Rd.
Fredericksburg,
VA22406
Phone: (540)-286-1956
Fax: (540)-286-1955









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District Announcements
School Board Work Session Identifies Priorities

The Stafford County School Board held a work session on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the professional development center at the Alvin York Bandy Administrative Complex in Stafford, Virginia. The agenda included discussions of recommendations related to division organization and management contained in the efficiency study conducted by Evergreen Solutions, LLC, and concerns regarding class size increases. These increases were mainly due to a reduction in teaching positions as well a larger than projected increase in student enrollment for school year 2014-15.

Among the sixteen efficiency study recommendations reviewed by the Board on Saturday, two areas were identified as top priorities for the upcoming school year. The first area was related to strategic planning and alignment of division resources. The Board would like Superintendent W. Bruce Benson to develop a plan to review and revise the divisionís vision, mission, and goals, and identify measurable outcomes and strategies connected to desired outcomes. The Board requested that a Superintendentís Strategic Planning Committee be developed. The committee representation shall include School Board members, parents, teachers, administrators, and government and community leaders.

The second area identified was communication. It was noted that the division does not have a formal communication plan and division-level communication often appears reactive.

Board members expressed concerns regarding class size. The Board received a detailed analysis of class sizes across schools prepared in the fall of 2014. Board members noted that 2014-15 class sizes in many classes in the division were much higher than they would prefer them to be. Board members indicated their appreciation for the level of detail in the class size report, as simple averages do not reflect what many students and teachers experienced last year. The Board strongly expressed a desire to improve in this area, requesting that the superintendent develop staffing recommendations for presentation to the Board prior to the development of the 2016-17 budget.

The School Board expects to receive timelines and preliminary action plans prior to students returning to school in September.


2015 SUGGESTED SUMMER READING

Below is a link to our 2015 Summer Reading Lists.† Please be advised that although the summer reading lists were designed with your childís rising grade level in mind, donít feel limited to only those titles. The books listed are just suggestions; keep in mind that wonderful titles exist on the lists both above and below your childís grade. There are also wonderful titles that are not on the list at all! Some books may be best read aloud, others may be read independently. It all depends on your childís individual interests and background knowledge.

2015 Summer Performing Arts Enrichment Camps

Looking for a summer camp in the performing arts?† Stafford County Public Schools is offering a series of fine and performing arts camps and enrichment opportunities this summer.† Whether youíre interested in band, drama, or chorus, we have the camp for you.†† For a complete list of camps, please use the link below.
2015-2016 In-County Student Transfer Window is Now Open

The in-county student transfer window for the 2015-16 school year is now open.† The transfer window will close on August 1, 2015.† Stafford County Public Schools will accept transfers for the 2015-16 school year within this timeframe.† To find information about how to apply for a student transfer, click here.
2014-2015 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginiaís schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Educationís annual Parent Involvement Survey. This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.

If you have questions related to the Parent Involvement Survey, please contact Hank Millward hank.millward@doe.virginia.gov at the Virginia Department of Education (804) 371-0525.† Click here for the Parent Involvement Survey. Please complete the survey by September 30, 2015.

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.
NOTICE!† Some Stafford County Public Schools web pages may contain hyperlinks to one or more external websites.† SCPS does not control the accuracy and/or quality of information obtainted from any external source.

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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Last Updated:†July 1, 2015
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