Red Rock Elementary News
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Letter to Students and Parents: Rumored Statement
March 24, 2016
Dear Students and Parents:
I wanted to make you aware of a rumor that we dealt with this week at school. A middle school student reported that something bad could happen at school on Friday. We worked with the Royal City Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to investigate that report. They are continuing to investigate the credibility of this rumor, but at this time they do not believe it to be credible.
The student has since reported that she was not serious about the rumor, but student and staff safety is our highest priority, and we will continue to be watchful. Our administrative team will make extra patrols around our buildings throughout the day to be sure that doors are secure. We have also had extra law enforcement presence in and around our buildings from both Royal City Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Our teaching staff and classified staff are aware of the situation.
We are thankful for our outstanding staff and great working relationship with our local law enforcement agencies.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the district office at 346-2222 or your child’s building principal.
Due to construction, all students and parents must check in at Red Rock office first. There will only be one entrance to the 5th grade pod. The doors will be locked; therefore, the office will notify the pod for admittance.
The Grant County Health Officer, Dr. Brzezny has issued an alert to Grant County. There is an increase in enteroviruses in the US. There is a cluster of kids with respiratory illness at Seattle Children’s Hospital being evaluated now. A child from this county has either EV D68 or rhinovirus. No confirmed cases as yet in Washington. Virus starts as a common cold; sneezing, runny nose & cough then can progress to more severe cough or rash or fever.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: See doctor if child develops fever or rash or difficulty breathing.
HOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN: Use common sense
Wash hands with soap & water 20 seconds
Clean & disinfect areas of common use: door knobs, tables, toys, etc.
No hugging, kissing, or sharing utensils, cups, etc. with someone with cold symptoms.
If your child has a fever or bad cough consider keeping them home until you see the doctor
School Delays or Closures
If we are going to have a delay or no school due to inclement weather, we will notify you by automated call. If you do not receive a call or text you can call the Transportation Department at 346-2252. If no answer, a recorded message will inform you about the delay or closure.
Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program
GET is Washington’s 529 Prepaid Tuition Program. It offers families a guaranteed way to provide for a child’s future college expenses by saving money today. The earlier you start saving, the greater the increased value of your GET account.
Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for weather conditions.
Adult supervision for children does not start until 7:45 AM.
If you need to contact the school when the phones are off, please dial extension 420 or 422.
To avoid bus conflicts, please do not make bus changes after 2:30 PM. If you are picking up your child or making changes, please let us know before 2:30 PM. Thank you.