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Principal's Message

August 16, 2019
Dear Rose Drive Families,

On behalf of the Rose Drive Staff, welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We hope that you have had a wonderful summer break, and we are excited for another great school year together. It is my pleasure to welcome each student and parent to Rose Drive and offer a special greeting to all who are new to our school. It is our sincere desire to make your stay here a pleasant and profitable educational experience for your child. We have a wonderful staff, and it is my hope that the school and home can work together to provide for all the academic, social, physical, and personal growth of our Roadrunner students.

Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 27th. Parents will be allowed to walk their child to their classroom on the first day of school only. After the first day, all parents must wait at the Welcome Gate. As part of our Secure Campus Policy and for the safety of all, we ask that you please be sure to stop by the office when volunteering to sign in and get a badge.

We will continue to have our College and Career T-shirt Days on Wednesdays. Get your college and career T-Shirts ready and encourage our scholars to dream big! PTA will have a school Spirit Gear sale on at Back to School Night August 29. I am extending an invitation to all parents to join the PTA to assist us with all the wonderful activities we have planned for your children. We will have our 1st PTA meeting on September 17th at 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

With a commitment to continuing the growth in student achievement, it is important that your child be here on time each day. Every school day is an important learning experience for your child. Unless illness keeps your children from school, please strive to have them here everyday. We will be having monthly attendance challenges throughout the year to keep our students motivated to attend school. If your child is going to be absent, please call the school at 714-986-7250 and press 3 to access the attendance line.

On the first week of school, you will receive a Thursday Red Folder and handouts which will go out weekly with communication. Please take the time to read these so that you will know our school’s policies and procedures. Also, please complete your Online Data Confirmation as this will enable us to get the most up to date information for your child.

Please feel free to stop by my office at any time; I am always available to meet with you. Through teamwork, open communication, and a dedication to school improvement, we will continue to make Rose Drive Elementary School a place where children enjoy learning and growing.


Kathleen Escaleras-Nappi, Principal ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, August 26th: Class Placements will be emailed at 5 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 27th : First Day of School, School hours for 1st-5th Grade: 7:50-2:15 p.m.

Preppy K & Kindergarten student hours are 7:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. for Early Birds & 9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. for Late Birds.

Thursday, August 29th: Back to School Night 6:00-7:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a Welcome and PTA information at 6:00 p.m. in our Multipurpose Room and classroom presentations from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Our school office will open at 7:15 a.m. daily. Children may not be dropped off at school prior to 7:30 a.m., as there will not be adult supervision until that time.

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