Students Arriving to and Leaving from School:
- Students may not leave the school grounds during the day without permission from their parent/guardian.
- Messages and early checkouts need to be requested from the office before 2:15 p.m. Message delivery cannot be guaranteed after 2:15 p.m.
- Parent/guardians must come to the school office to sign-out a student being picked up before the school day is over. Classroom instruction continues to the very end of the school day. Students leaving early could miss out on important learning! Parent/guardians are encouraged to schedule medical, dental and all other appointments before or after school hours, except in case of student illness.
- Students should always use crosswalks should they need to cross the street to get home. Crossing guards are provided in front of the school on Circle Drive and at the corner of Pikes Peak and Circle Drive. Parents should help their children determine a safe walking route home.
Keeping Students After School
- We are permitted by District 11 policy to keep students a minimum of twenty (20) minutes after school without calling parent/guardians. If the child is kept longer, then the parent/guardian will be contacted. If this policy causes undue hardship for your circumstances, please contact your child's teacher to make other arrangements.
- BUS STUDENTS - Teachers will consult with parents of students who ride the bus before this action occurs.
- We ask all parents to emphasize to their children the importance of completing daily work.
- No medication will be administered by any school personnel except with a written statement from a physician. A form is available in the front office for this purpose. Please do not send medicine to school with your child without this statement. This includes any form of penicillin, cough medicine, cough drops, and aspirin. If your child is taking medication temporarily, you are more than welcome to come to the school office and administer the medicine to your child.
- Students are required to complete the immunization requirements as established by Colorado State Law. Forms are available at the school or Public Health Office.
- A child entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or before October 1 of the school registration year. A birth certificate must be provided along with immunization shot records and proof of address.
- Children enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years of age on or before October 1 of the school registration year. A birth certificate must be provided along with immunization shot records and proof of address.
Withdrawing from Rogers
- Children transferring or withdrawing from school must be cleared through the school office. Parent/guardians can either send a note with their child or telephone the school stating the date the student will be withdrawn. Parents must come in and sign a student withdrawal form. All textbooks and other materials belonging to the school must be returned. We will send all records to the new school upon request of that school.
- The school office keeps an up-to-date enrollment file for each student. It is very important that we have working telephone numbers in order to reach parents in case of emergency. We request the correct phone numbers of at least 3 responsible parties be maintained with the front office. We also request the name of the student's doctor and hospital preference in case of emergency.
- Telephones at school are limited to use by staff. Students will be allowed to use school phones in cases of emergency or by permission from school staff. Please inform your child(ren) ahead of time if after school transportation plans vary from normal. Delivering messages to the classroom is disruptive to learning and should be avoided if possible.
- A social worker, counselor, speech therapist, learning disabilities specialist, and itinerant nurse are on staff to serve students on an as needed basis. The school nurse is only at Rogers one day a week. Parents who have specific concerns are asked to contact the classroom teacher or principal for referral to any of these specialists.
Child Abuse or Neglect
- Any school employee who has reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect must report this immediately to the principal. The school principal or social worker must report the suspected abuse to the El Paso County Department of Social Services immediately. Responsibility for investigation and follow-up lies with the Department of Social Services. The school is barred from contacting parent/guardians before the authorities are called. If parent/guardians inquire, the only information the school can release is the name of the caseworker. Concerned citizens are encouraged to report suspected child abuse or neglect, and are immune from any liability as long as the report is made in good faith. Call 719-630-6951 (8am to 5pm) or 719-475-9593 (5pm to 8pm).
- Report cards will be issued at the end of each quarter for grade Kindergarten through 5th Grade. A progress report will be sent home mid-quarter only for those students who are failing or in danger of failing. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held during the first quarter. However, parents are encouraged to make an appointment with their student's teacher any time they feel a conference is needed. Coordination with the teacher prior to the conference is required. Communication between home and school is welcomed and encouraged! Please see contact information on this website or use Class Dojo.
- Visitors are always welcome, but need to check in at the front office before continuing into the school.
- Visitors to classrooms are encouraged to contact the classroom teacher ahead of time regarding the classroom schedule and activities planned for that day.
- If you need to speak to your child's teacher, please schedule a time before or after school in order to keep classroom interruptions to a minimum.
- Children not enrolled at Rogers are not allowed to visit our classrooms unless accompanied by their parents.
- Students at Rogers Elementary School are entitled to learn in an atmosphere which is safe, conducive to the learning process and free from disruption. Every student is expected to follow accepted rules of conduct and show respect for and to obey the persons in authority in the school. Behavior that disrupts the classroom, threatens the health, safety or well-being of other, or is a detriment to school property is unacceptable and may result in disciplinary action to include suspension.
- Self-discipline is of the utmost importance if our goal of providing a quality education for all is to be met. The staff of Rogers Elementary is committed to firm, consistent discipline, designed to help students learn to control their own behavior. With students, parent/guardians, and school staff working together to meet this goal, your child will enjoy a safe, rewarding and positive learning experience.
- Generally, school work can be completed during the school day if students use their time well. Occasionally, lengthy or special assignments will require some work at home. Parents are asked to discuss assignments with students, to encourage their completion and to see that they are returned to school. Any questions regarding the assignment may be directed to your child's teacher by note, phone or Class Dojo.
- Children should dress appropriately for the weather.
- Students should dress with common sense and good taste as student dress and appearance has a definite influence on class discipline and achievement. Only "G" rated clothing is allowed. Please see the link on this page for more detailed information.
- Please label all layered clothing and personal items with your child's name.
- Please check Lost and Found located in the hallway outside of the office for missing clothing and personal items.
- Students participate in PE every other day. Students need to be prepared for physical education as well as their academic work. For PE, students need to wear proper footwear in the gym. Please have your child wear gym shoes (tennis, basketball, cross-train, etc.) with rubber soles to provide traction for stops and starts, proper foot support for quick movements, and to avoid marking the gym floor.
Books, Materials, and School Property
- Textbooks are provided for use by students without a fee. Normal wear and tear is expected. Parents will be asked to pay for any school materials lost or damaged by their child. Please continue to furnish school supplies during the school year as requested by the classroom teacher. Children should not bring toys, electronic equipment or any unneeded items to school unless requested by teachers for study purposes. Any weapons or dangerous items brought to school will require an automatic suspension.
- Bikes should be locked in the bike area immediately upon arrival at school. Students who cannot ride their bicycles in a safe and responsible manner will have their privileges suspended. Please note that the school cannot be responsible for any stolen or damaged property.
- Riding or skating on school grounds is prohibited for safety reasons.