Welcome To Rowe Elementary School!
Located in Rowe, Massachusetts, Rowe Elementary School is a Pre-K through 6th grade elementary school that offers exceptional academic, social, and emotional education to children from Rowe and the surrounding towns as students of choice. Rowe School is where children come first!
Keep following the guidelines, help keep us learning in-person!
State DPH Update on Flu Vaccine Requirement:
On Friday, January 15, the Department of Public Health (DPH) sent a message to school nurses removing the flu vaccination from the Immunization Requirements for School Entry. While DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine each year, DPH’s message stated that preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19.
At Rowe Elementary School...
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
We trust in a student’s innate desire to learn, given a supportive and stimulating environment.
We view teachers as resources who nurture this desire. In an educationally positive environment, children are challenged optimally to think for themselves, accept responsibility for their learning, and be involved in decision-making. We hope that as a result, the student will become a self-disciplined, self-directed, and creative learner with a positive, realistic self-concept.
Teachers as resources will provide feedback and support, a wide scope of experiences and opportunities, social and emotional strategies for coping, and the tools to become continuous learners.
Ultimately, all educational efforts are directed towards developing a respect for the rights, dignity, and opinions of others, as well as an ability to function effectively and productively in society.
APPRECIATION OF LITERATURE
Rowe students will read, and learn to listen, with understanding, developing an appreciation of literature and reading for enjoyment.
Rowe students will develop skills necessary to read and listen with understanding, express themselves clearly and correctly in both speaking and writing, develop competent mathematic skills, an understanding and appreciation of the arts, a basic knowledge of scientific concepts, and skills and attitudes that promote physical health
SKILLS FOR LIFE
Rowe students will learn, with support, to make intelligent decisions, assume responsibility and independence, and appreciate people and their cultures, past and present.
Rowe students will learn to respect individual differences and the rights of others
The school day for students starts at 8:15, and pick-up times are 2:30 Monday-Thursday, and 12:30 on Fridays (lunch will be served).
Some general guidelines for drop-off and pick-up:
Please wait for the cars in front of you to leave before you pull out, unless directed by a staff member. If you pull out from behind someone in the circle, and they don't check to their left, it's possible there could be an accident. We understand everyone is trying to get out, to get to work, or to get home, but we are working to make the process as efficient as possible, and in most situations, the wait time will be only a minute or two. We're asking for your patience to keep everyone safe.
Please remember, it is ILLEGAL to pass the bus when the red lights are flashing and the STOP sign is extended from the driver's side. We are working to minimize the amount of time the lights are flashing, which they do when the students are loading. Again, an extra minute or two is worth it for the safety of all.
Some general guidelines for students entering the building::
All students must wear a clean mask every day, on the bus and at school, must sanitize and/or wash hands regularly, and maintain physical distancing of at least six feet. All staff will also be wearing masks. Neck gaiters, fleeces, or bandanas are not allowed.
Students must follow the directions of staff regarding safety, physical distancing, masks, and hand-hygiene.
Students must stay home if sick. (Staff will be following this rule too)
Each day, bring only lunch (if having home lunch), and appropriate clothing and footwear for the day.
Come dressed to be outside, regardless of the weather
Check the Breakfast and Lunch menus on the school website with your student so they're ready to order when they get to school.
Each student should bring a change of clothes in a washable, reusable bag or a single-use plastic bag that will stay in their locker until needed.
Plan for students to arrive between 8:10 and 8:15, breakfast will be served in the classroom for those students that want it.