Rocky Mountain Elementary
3260 D 1/2 Road
Clifton, CO 81520
Phone:(970)254-4900
Fax:(970)434-2804

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.

 


SCHOOL HOURS

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

K-5th Grades 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM


Wednesday Early Release   

K-5th Grades 8:45 AM -1:45 PM


The school office operates between 8:00am-4:00pm.



PARKING AND PICK-UP

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      The safety of our students is our number one priority.


Walk, Bike or Use the LOOP! It is the safest, most effective way to pick-up and drop your students off!


AM procedures- The drop off for students is located in the loop on the East end of the school. Please be patient and courteous to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the staff and students. If you need to visit the office or plan on walking your child in, please park on D1/2 road. You can also park on 32 1/2 road, but please avoid the crosswalks and bus zone. Also, please do not block driveways in the Cul-De-Sac on 32 ½ road. The parking lot is by permit only, and is reserved for staff members.


PM procedures- Students who are picked up will be walked to the loop by their teacher at the East side of the school. If you are parking and walking in to pick up your child, you must park on D1/2 road or 32 1/2 road. The parking lot is by permit only, and is reserved for staff members.


Please be KIND to our duty personnel. Duty personnel often need to remind visitors or families of the policies we have in place to keep all children safe. Every employee works at Rocky Mountain because they love children and want to keep them safe. We believe that we should all treat each other the way we want our children to be treated.


***Although it may take some time to pick your child up, please refrain from picking your child up early. This causes students to miss instruction and violates our attendance policy.

 

VISITORS

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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 entering the school.

We encourage parents to join students for breakfast in the cafeteria daily from 8:15-8:45 and Morning Meeting in the gym from 8:45-9:00 each Friday.

Please allow students to walk down the hall to their classrooms on their own in the mornings.

For the safety of all students we ask parents to remain in the cafeteria or gym (on Fridays) before school, not in the hallways with students.

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.


COMMUNICATIONS

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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.

 

EMERGENCY SCHEDULE/ALERTS

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FOR DISTRICT ALERTS PLEASE CLICK HERE.


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.
If there is a change in address or phone number, promptly inform the school office of the changes.


SCHOOL HEALTH ASSISTANT

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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.

 

MEDICATIONS

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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.


REPORT CARDS AND CONFERENCES

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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).



DRESS CODE

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School is your child’s workplace and consequently we ask that they dress appropriately. Children should dress according to the weather. If it is cold, please send your child to school with warm clothing. Any dress deemed inappropriate is not allowed to be worn at school. Please help your child make choices that will be conducive to a positive learning environment.

Below are standards for permissible clothing for boys and girls at school:


 Shorts should be long, approximately 3 inches or less above the knee and should not be tight fitting (such as Spandex). We ask that shorts not be worn to school until after Spring Break and we ask that shorts and sandals are not worn after Fall Conferences.


 Shirts should have at least 3 inches of material covering both shoulders. (halter tops, and spaghetti straps are not appropriate for school.)


 Chains or spike clothing are not permissible.


 Clothing with references to alcohol, tobacco, gangs, weapons, crudity, adult or mature themes, or violence are not permissible.


 Baseball caps, stocking caps, and visors may be worn to school and during recess, but must be removed when in the school building. Bandanas, scarves and other types of related headwear should not be worn to school.


Let’s keep the focus on learning!


PLAYGROUND AND EQUIPMENT

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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.


CAFETERIA

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Families MUST fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application in order to qualify for a discounted lunch

 

At Rocky Mountain Elementary All Students Can Eat A FREE Hot Breakfast!

(Arrive between 8:15-8:45 for breakfast)

Breakfast and lunch are served for those who wish to dine at our cafeteria or students may bring a lunch prepared from home. Student lunch can be purchased at the school for $2.85, which includes a milk. Additional milk or juice can be purchased for $0.80. Parents are always welcome to visit school and eat lunch with their children. An adult lunch costs $4.00.

 








 

 
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