Rocky Mountain Elementary3260 D 1/2 Road
Clifton, CO 81520
Eagles Soar to Success!
School Info Page
This information is a supplement from the Mesa County Valley School District #51 handbook. Please take time to read the handbook as well as this supplement. Both are designed to familiarize you with the goals of our school and the procedure used to implement these goals.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
K-5th Grades 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday Early Release
K-5th Grades 8:30 AM -1:45 PM
The school office operates between 8:00am-4:00pm.
PARKING AND PICK-UP
The safety of our students is our number one priority.
Parents are encouraged to visit their children’s classroom or any of the district’s other instructional facilities. This is one of the best ways to know what is going on at school.
Visitors MUST sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge or sticker before visiting a classroom. Please be sensitive to the learning environment while visiting, especially when allowing younger siblings to visit the classroom. It is best to have younger siblings visit brother or sister at lunchtime with the parent. Please call the office by 9:30 am if you plan to buy lunch when you visit. If you would like to schedule a visit, you can call the office or email your child’s teacher.
Please know we will deliver any emergency/urgent messages to your child. However, in return we ask that arrangements for any changes in your child’s routine be made before they come to school in the morning in writing for the teacher. Students will not be allowed to use the telephone for permission to go home with a friend.
School closings will be announced over our District website, local television and/or radio stations. If an emergency should arise while school is in session, it is critical we have accurate information. Please complete the emergency section of the enrollment form very carefully. Emergency contact numbers are VERY important.
SCHOOL HEALTH ASSISTANT
Rocky Mountain has a Health Assistant available during school hours. If a child becomes ill or injured at school, he/she will be cared for and the parent/guardian will be notified. In the event your child becomes ill, please make arrangements to pick your child up as soon as possible. Simple first-aid will be administered but no medication will be given unless the medication and written permission is on file. The responsibility for further care rests with the parents/guardians or family physician. If your child contracts strep-throat, chicken pox or any other contagious disease, please inform the school Health Assistant or office staff at once.
The form, “Request for Medication to Be Given at School” must be completed, signed by the physician and parent and on file in the school for prescription medications to be administered by the school health assistant or trained staff. The school is required by the state to have a doctor’s signed order to give prescription medications at school. Please check with your physician regarding the necessity for giving medication during school hours.
Prescription medication must be in the original container labeled by the pharmacist with the student’s name, time and number of days, name of medication, doctor’s name and dosage. Over the counter (non-prescription) medication supplied by the parent in the original container may be given with only a parent’s signature on the permission form. Forms are available in the school office and at most physician’s offices. New forms must be completed each school year or if the prescription has been changed by the doctor. If it is necessary to send liquid medication to school, please bring a dosage spoon with the medication. The parent is requested to bring and pick up medications. Medications which are not completely used or picked up by the parent will be discarded at the end of the school year.
The Rocky Mountain staff is committed to communication between students, teachers, and parents. Pupil progress is reported through formal parent-teacher conferences and report cards are sent home four times a year. Watch for information for the dates and times of the parent-teacher conferences. Our goal for conferences is 100% parent attendance. Additional conferences may be initiated as needed by the parents or teachers throughout the year. Report cards are sent home after each quarter (October, January, March, and May).
Below are standards for permissible clothing for boys and girls at school:
Children are allowed to bring their own playground equipment to school with the exception of hard bats or balls. No electronic devices are allowed at school including CD players, Game Boys, etc. All items brought from home must be clearly marked with the child's name. The school cannot be responsible for items lost or stolen. Safety is our prime concern and we reserve the right to exclude any items we deem unsafe or inappropriate.
We serve breakfast and lunch daily. Breakfast is served in the school cafeteria from 8-8:30 a.m. The cost of breakfast for students at Rocky Mountain is FREE. This will greatly increase the number of students able to receive a nutritious free breakfast. Reduced and free student lunches are available to those who qualify.
Students may purchase lunch or may bring a lunch from home. Children bringing a lunch from home may purchase white or chocolate milk. If a student has any food allergies or allergic to milk we will need a note from their physician stating the problem. Juice substitutions will not be made without such a note.
Personnel for the Food Service Department will take lunch money in the cafeteria in the morning from 8am-9am. You may pay on the Internet by logging on to www.MyPaymentsPlus.com or calling 1-866-393-4498. It is helpful if lunches are purchased by the week or by the month.
To avoid the loss of lunch boxes, please put your child's name on them. Free and reduced lunch information will be sent home with your child the first day of school. Forms need to be filled out yearly and are available at the office year round. If you are planning on joining your child for lunch, please call the office before 9:00am to order a lunch, 254-4900. To view breakfast and lunch menus, please visit the District website here.
Send mail to: Angela Apodaca with questions or comments about this web site.
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