Parent Teacher Magazine Rowan-Salisbury Schools Sept/Oct 2018 - Page 2

Rowan-Salisbury School System - 2018-2019 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Labor Day Holiday No School/Workday NoSchool/Workday Veterans Day Holiday Early Release Day for students & staff Thanksgiving Holiday Early Release Day for students August 27, 2018 September 3, 2018 October 29, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 12, 2018 November 20, 2018 November 21-23, 2018 December 21, 2018 Winter Break Winter Break December 22-31, 2018 January 1-4, 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No School/Workday No School/Workday No School/Workday Spring Break Memorial Day Holiday Early Release /LAST DAY OF SCHOOL January 21, 2019 January 22, 2019 February 18, 2019 March 29, 2019 April 19-26, 2019 May 27, 2019 June 7, 2019 MAKE-UP DAYS* Workdays, breaks and early release days may become student days if days are missed due to inclement weather. All days (except Sunday) between August 27 and June 7, no matter how they are designated on the school calendar MAY become make-up days. Notice for make-up days may be short depending upon the timing and duration of the inclement weather. General statutes and State Board of Education policy concerning the school calendar will be followed. The make-up schedule will be announced as soon as possible after an inclement weather event has ended. STUDENT EARLY RELEASE DAYS Student Early Release Days: Students will be dismissed from school 2.5 hours earlier than the normal dismissal time. Lunch will be served before students dismiss. After school activities will begin at the regularly scheduled time. Visit www.rss.k12.nc.us for the complete Academic Calendar. From our RSS School Nurses: Immunization Requirements: North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations for entry into a North Carolina Public School. Kindergarten and 7th Grade both have immunization requirements specific for school attendance. Proof of vaccinations should be presented on or before the first day of school. Kindergarten - Students enrolling in Kindergarten for the first time must present proof of compliance with all required vaccinations on or before the first day of attendance. 7th Grade - Students entering 7th grade will be required to have one dose each of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and meningococcal vaccines if they have not previously received these vaccines. Proof of these should be submitted to the school. Talk with your child’s health care provider or the local health department about vaccines needed for school entry. This is a great chance to get your child to the doctor for a yearly health care visit. To learn more about these vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines or the North Carolina Immunization Branch website at www.immunize.nc.gov. Health Assessment Requirements: NC state law requires that every child who enrolls in a NC public school for the first time (into any grade level) provide proof of a recent health assessment. The assessment must have occurred within the 12 months prior to entering school. A completed health assessment transmittal form is to be presented to the school of enrollment on or before the child's first day of attendance. Contact your child’s healthcare provider or the Rowan County Health Department to make an appointment. Students not in compliance with immunization and/or health assessment requirements must be excluded from school as required by NC state law, until proof of compliance is presented. Theresa Pierce Theresa Pierce, World & History Teacher at RCEC received the NCGE “2018 Distinguished Teacher Achievement Award” for Excellence in Geography Teaching. The award was present at the annual National Conference on Geography Education held in Quebec Canada in early August. The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.