Parent & Community Information
There's still time to take advantage of the warm weather to spark an interest in astronomy and the planetarium at Roseville High School is a great place to see the stars. Roseville High School is one of only two high schools in Macomb County to house a planetarium. This summer, the planetarium received a complete overhaul, including a new projector and dome surface, paint and upgraded seating. The astronomy class at Roseville High school provides students a better understanding of stars and galaxies and they use the planetarium to reinforce class discussion.
What kid doesn't love staying up late to go on an adventure. While any clear night can be a good night for stargazing choosing one with a special astronomical event will make it more memorable. One way to make the night sky more engaging is to use a star chart or app. There are several free apps available including some who offer a kid friendly version.
On September 12 Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski and Director of Transportation Joe Smith attended the Electric School Bus Rollout Event at the State Capitol in Lansing. Governor Whitmer, along with various other leaders from the state and DTE Energy, were on hand to present these grants to the seven districts in the state who were awarded these buses. Through this grant, Roseville will get two cutting edge electric buses sometime next year that boast zero emissions and a variety of other cutting edge features! These buses will not only help provide for a cleaner environment, but will give our auto tech students a chance to see the future of transportation up-close.
LATE START September 27, 2019
Star 360 Testing Continues
All Roseville students K-12 will continue to use the Renaissance Star 360 benchmark assessment again this year. This assessment allows students to set individual goals and track their progress in math and reading. In addition, teachers acquire vital information they may use to ensure students receive additional support in math and reading when it is needed. Testing began Monday, September 16th and will run through the end of the month.
if you have any questions about the Star 360 assessment, please call the Instruction Office at 586-445-5508.
Preschool Story Time
The Roseville Public Library is a great place to go to "Fall" in love with reading. The library serves as the cultural and informational center for the City of Roseville in order to provide a wide variety of materials, programs and services for residents of all ages. On September 27, 2019 the library will host two preschool story time sessions. These sessions are offered free to children who are independent listeners ages 3 1/2 to 5. Children will enjoy songs, puppets, crafts and of course stories. Learn more about the Roseville Public library. Read about Preschool Story Time program.
The library has created an Early Literacy Resource Center where parents can access more information on early literacy.
School calendars and more information can be found on the school pages.
Available now on the M-STEP (www.michigan.gov/mstep) and MME (www.michigan.gov/mme) web pages under the What’s New and Parent/Student Information sections:
Note: Remember, while we support parents in making educational choices for their children, there is no allowable opt out provided in state or federal law. Students who are not assessed will count against their schools’ participation rate, which will influence how the district’s success is reported in Michigan’s Accountability Scorecard.
This popular one-page handout has been updated.
• State Assessment in Michigan What It Is, What It Means, What It Offers Presentation This presentation has been updated and offers parents, staff, local board members, and the community an easy-to-understand presentation on state assessments in Michigan.
This NEW resource helps put state assessment into perspective and provides practical tips on how families can ease students’ anxieties and foster success. (Spanish and Arabic translations coming soon.)
This video provides an overview of what students can expect, including types of questions included in the M-STEP assessment administered in grades 3-8 and 11.
Also available on the MI-Access web page (www.michigan.gov/mi-access):
• Parent Guide to MI-Access for parents of students taking Michigan’s alternate assessment.
In-depth Assessment Information
• 2016-2017 Guide to State Assessments– In depth information on state assessments.
The career cruising website is designed to help you look for college information and scholarship availability. Choose create EDP from the log in on the left side of the page. From here, you can set up a personal account to save any information that you input.
Did You Know...
We have a new Athletics web page, www.rcs.misd.net/athletics? Find high school and middle school sports information including schedules with locations and pick-up times.
School building newsletters can be found on the school's web page.
Shoparoo Donates to School
Hey Parents! Did you know that you can earn money and school supplies for your school just by doing your normal, every day shopping? It's easy! Just download the Shoparoo app for your phone, shop for any product at any store, take a picture of your receipts, and then Shoparoo donates to the school of your choosing! Fountain Elementary already earned $1,000 in Crayola supplies this year! Download the app to your phone, or visitShoparoo.com for more info!
Affordable Internet Options
AT&T, is now offering high-speed Internet service to low-income Americans for just $5 per month. If you meet the eligibility standards and you live in an area served by AT&T, you can now get high-speed Internet service for a mere $5 per month.
The plan is called Access from AT&T. Read more about AT&T's Access program.
Comcast's Internet Essentials program is designed to address three major barriers to broadband adoption – digital literacy, access to computer equipment, and affordable Internet service. Since their program’s launch in 2011 with its $9.95 a month cost, Internet Essentials has expended to reaching nearly 5 million people through their national and local nonprofit community partners. The company has welcomed more than 9 million visitors to the Internet Essentials English and Spanish websites, and its Online Learning Center; and sold more than 65,000 subsidized computers at less than $150 each to make computer access more affordable. Read more about Internet Essentials.
The Roseville Public Library now offers free wireless “WiFi” access to the Internet for properly equipped laptops and hand-held computers during normal library business hours.
When you use wireless Internet in the library, you must adhere to the Computer Resources Use Policy. Please take the time to read their wireless policy.