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3/19/18

Esteemed Marshals, parents, faculty, and staff,

Welcome to term 4 of this school year. With this term comes state testing. While we appreciate you have rights as parents to choose what you will with regards to your students, Utah has designated this time of year as the time when state-mandated testing is to take place. Please consider the impact of opting students out of these assessments. While they are not used to harm students, they are used to help us all work together better to help students achieve. At 54-years old, I can’t remember not having some level of state testing to deal with as a student myself. Let’s all band together and help our students put their best effort forward and let’s see where they are in their learning and where we are in our teaching. Much appreciated.

By way of information, students are out at Noon on Friday, March 30th for a good start to Spring Break. We return on Monday, April 9th. As of today, we have 44 school days until the end of school, only 43 until graduation of the group of 7th graders I welcomed when I returned to Rockwell in August 2012. Great group of young people we are about to unleash upon an unsuspecting world. I’m excited to see what they accomplish.

As we head toward the end of tis school year, I genuinely am asking each of us involved at this school to make this a great term. Too many students are not realizing their full potential no matter what we do here at school or what you do at home. Sadly, they see little, if any, light at the end of the tunnel, no hope for why they would bother to work hard and be aware of time. It is there, for each of us, but we have to be intentional about what it is we are doing each day in order for it all to work as well as it can work. Time and effort seem to be the simple elements of a successful life. Let’s help students see and feel that.

On behalf of the Administrative team, we appreciate the emails and personal comments we received in light of the March 14th lockdown. While we were not in immediate danger, the reality of what took place that day cannot be dismissed. We are grateful that our policies and procedures in light of such an experience worked to protect students and adults that were in the building. With the timely notice by law enforcement, it is hoped we can always be on top of things to keep everyone safe. We take the responsibility of caring for your children very seriously. We won’t get it all perfect, but we certainly try to do the best we possibly can daily. Thank you for entrusting your students to us.

Best always,

Darren Beck,
Executive Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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    Positive Interactions

    As part of the public system of education in the state, Rockwell is committed to constant improvement. Furthermore, as a public charter school, the school is committed to doing what it can for the students entrusted to us. As needed, parents, guardians, and students should seek opportunities to meet with teachers to go over work, to review policies and procedures, and to connect in the mist appropriate ways to help students succeed. Positive interactions help us grow a culture of success.

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    FSO Corner

    FSO General Meeting, Wednesday, November 2nd, 7 pm, in the library. Please come out and see how you can be involved.

    Stay tuned for info on the Family Food Nights (and if you have ideas about doing one of these, please let us know) and other activities.

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