December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter
Posted on 12/13/2021
Dear Rock Ridge Community:

It is the most wonderful time of year with so much to celebrate with friends, family, staff and students. It is an honor to work alongside these dedicated stakeholders. This first semester has been a roller-coaster of challenges ranging from unfilled Educational Assistant positions to our continued challenges with COVID. Thank you for your confidence in our work and understanding of these difficult situations these past few months.

With the new mask policy directed by the Board of Education, Rock Ridge has created a community that recognizes the needs of each individual. Students and staff recognize each person’s specific choice regarding masks and respects that decision without judgement. We also continue to meet the needs of students with specific ADA accommodations. I ask that parents and the community continue to support Rock Ridge students and staff by reinforcing this respect of choice. The most important thing to remember is that we want to continue with our safe, positive and encouraging learning space that we have had at Rock Ridge for a long time. Thank you in advance for your help.

We strive to focus on a student-first mindset and to continuously improve. Rock Ridge will be adopting a new literacy resource that will be implemented next year and will also be aligned with the Douglas County High School feeder system. This will allow us to streamline professional development and accelerate students in their learning. The selection process for a new resource has been ongoing since last April throughout the district with pilot programs vetting several different options in search of the best one to meet the needs of our students and community. Rock Ridge has made the decision to transition to the resource Benchmark Workshop for K-3rd and Benchmark Advance for 4th-6th grades. For more information regarding this process and the different resources that were selected you can go to the DCSD website here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. Be safe and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Peter Mosby, Principal Rock Ridge Elementary

December 2021 Newsletter