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Principal's Welcome Back Letter



Dear Rosenauer Parents,


Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year at Rosenauer Elementary School!  Both the staff and I are so excited about this school year and I hope our families are as well.  Our building is ready and my staff is eager to be welcoming back the students and families in our area.  Below are a couple items that I need to relay to all parents regarding this coming year.


Please be patient with Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off times the first few days of school.  Our bus drivers are acclimating to new routes and new faces!  Please anticipate delays.  Safety is our main concern and I will not allow the busses to leave the campus until I am sure that all our students are on the correct bus.  Walkers will not be released until all the busses have left the yard so please be patient.  


Student safety is our primary concern and we take this responsibility seriously.  As was the case last year, if you are planning on picking up or dropping off your child for school, you will not be permitted in the front parking lot from 9:00-9:30 and at the end of the day from 3:00-3:30. This is to ensure the safety of students, so please respect the staff and safeties who will be enforcing the rule. As was the case in past we will not allow parents to sign out children after 3:10.  This will help us to avoid any confusion at the end of the day.  If possible please call ahead if you plan on signing students out.  This will help us to expedite this process.


This year we will begin to use a new form.  This is to be filled out by parents when changing normal dismissal procedures. Please complete this form (a copy is available in the backpack) and return it to your child’s teacher.


 I will be enforcing the no parking rule in the teacher parking lot.  This is the paved lot located between the 1st grade entrance and the Music/Art trailer.  Handicap parking is available in the gravel lot next to the maintenance shed if needed.  Please respect the cones that will be in place at that location.  As always be mindful of the multiple crosswalks located around the campus.  We have a large walker population who utilize those crossings before and after school.  Lastly, there continues to be NO PARKING on the Rosenauer side of New Hampshire Road.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Parents will need to enter important information into our Genesis Program.  These on-line forms have replaced the packets parents have come to expect in the past during the first days of school.  Emergency cards, allow to photograph…etc. are all to be filled out on-line.  Please make a concerted effort to complete these forms by Friday, September 8th.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Free and Reduced Lunch packets are available in the main office and should be returned to classroom teachers by Friday, September 8th.


We will be hosting Back to School Night for grades K-2 on September 13th.   We will welcome grade 3-5 parents on the 25th of September and Pre-K parents are welcome to attend on September 26th. So please mark your calendars!  All Back to School Nights will begin at 6PM so please mark your calendars! (Pre-K Back to School Night will begin at 6:30 PM with AM parents visiting the classroom at 6 PM)


Parents please remember that we offer breakfast to all students everyday.  Any student will have the ability to purchase a breakfast between 9:10 when the school opens to students until 9:25 when students report to homeroom.


Communication is key!  I cannot stress how important it is for parents to be involved in their child’s/children’s education.  Checking the portal, school website, teacher’s class page and becoming a member of the PTA are excellent means for retrieving important information.  I will notify the PTA about disruption days, due to weather, and bus delays.  The PTA will in turn post a notification on their website/facebook page.  I will also be sending out a monthly letter that will have important updates and information!


Thank you for all your anticipated support with safety and remember it takes a village to raise a child.  Let’s work together!


Ron Polakowski                                                             



Next week’s school events:

Monday-- Grade level projects and initiatives

Tuesday--6:30  PTA mtg.

Wednesday--6PM Back to School Night (K-2 ONLY)

Thursday--Grade level projects and initiatives

Friday--Grade level projects and initiatives