October 2019
Christmas Production
Dear RSPA-NW Families, 

Welcome to October and the beauty of the Fall Season! This is always a fun time at school…we’ll be diving in to all things Fall as we gear up for the busy holiday season.

October is a wonderful time of the year, filled with excitement and engagement. I want to thank the scholars who are Student Council (STUCO) this year. They are doing an amazing job helping out around the school. We are excited about their efforts and future works in student governance and look forward to opportunities to develop these young leaders.

To support our efforts to increase academic rigor, RSPA developed a scheduling model to facilitate academic growth. One aspect of this arrangement is the Alternative Learning Time (ALT) period. The implementation of ALT reflects our commitment to help each student at The Rhodes School for the Performing Arts realize his/her full potential.

As a campus, we have designated a block of time during the instructional day for ALT. During this period, your child receives the interventions necessary to encourage progress. ALT occurs Monday-Thursday and addresses topics to include: specific content, critical thinking skills, and general intervention. You are encouraged to reach out to us if you have specific questions concerning the instructional support your child is receiving. Please note that student progress is closely monitored, and ALT assignments will be reviewed regularly. 

Thank you for all you do and for entrusting your child's schooling to us. We appreciate your investment, involvement and support.


Mr. Charles Russell,
Campus Information
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Principal: Charles Russell
Secretary: Edwena Windham
Registrar: Victoria Fisher
School begins at 7:45 AM. Please assure your child is on-time to avoid the accumulation of tardies or absences. When students arrive after 7:45am, parents must sign them in at the front office.

Early Dismissals
School dismisses at 3:25 PM Monday – Thursday and at 1:00 PM on Friday . Students may not be picked up with less than 30 minutes left in the school day. On Monday – Thursday, students may not be picked up early after 2:55 PM. On Fridays, students may not be picked up early after 12:30 PM. 

School Uniforms
Parents, please keep in mind that The Rhodes School for the Performing Arts is a uniform school. Assure your child is dressed in a light blue, oxford shirt, tie and navy-blue bottoms. Polo shirts are unacceptable. For more information about the uniform policy, please visit For kindergarten, first and second grade scholars, please send a change of clothes in their backpacks. The change of clothes will remain in the child’s backpack until needed.

Lunch Applications
Lunch applications are required for ALL scholars. Please apply for free/reduced lunch:  www.myschoolapps .com. Also, please note that a microwave is not available to scholars during lunch. For your child’s safety, pack a lunch that does not require warming.
Learning Labs
Grade  Date   Time   Location
K- 2nd Grades October 10, 2019 9:30am Oil Ranch
3rd-5th Grades October 15, 2019 9:30am Children’s Museum
3rd – 5th Grades October 16, 2019 8:45am Museum of Natural Science
K- 2nd Grades October 23, 2019 9:00am Children’s Museum
K-2nd Grades October 30, 2019 9:00am Oil Ranch
Campus Activities
October 2: Parent Teacher Crew Organization (PTCO) Meeting (2:00 PM)
October 7-9: CBA #1
October 8: Picture Day
October 10-14: Fall Break (No School)
October 18: Report Cards Distributed
October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week
October 26: SLEDS/Report Cards
October 28 – Nov. 1: Book Fair
October 31: Character Day Parade
November 7: Science Fair