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8/14/17

Dear Rockwell students, parents, teachers, support staff, and supporters,

Welcome to our 10th year of operation as a Utah public, secondary charter school. We are grateful you are with us and are hoping for a great year.

Summer seems to fly by more quickly each year, but I hope you were able to enjoy the time off, if you had that. Just wanted to quickly extend appreciation to everyone who worked at summer school, helped clean, worked on maintenance, did planning, etc. over the summer so we are ready for today, the first day of a new school year. Impossible even with a small school to get it all 100% right, but many give a great effort well beyond 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and 180 student attendance days to make sure things run as well as possible. Thank you all.

Teachers and other instructional support staff met with administration last week to talk about how to make this year great. In the divided up orientation meetings the first day (and throughout the first few weeks of school), I will be sharing things with everyone at the school essentially by grade level as well as at home that can best be described as expectations. We are all in this together and have to know what is expected in order to create a stronger culture of success at Rockwell. These expectations simply require time and effort. Time to understand them and effort to act on them. The adults have to work together if we expect a student to achieve and be successful now and well into his or her future.

As students bring things home or as we send things via email or post them on our school website or on Facebook, please reply (even if it is a mere thumbs up emoji). We try not to overdo communication, but know that we can easily “underdo" it as well. I think it is safe to say we want to operate under the Goldilock principle - we want it to be just right. We appreciate your student(s) being here. I’m hoping for and working towards an awesome school year. Hope you’ll join me.

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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