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Kindergarten Registration

Ensure that your new Kindergartner gets a seat at his/her zoned school.  Join us for our Kindergarten Registration and Round-Up on Friday, April 29th between 9-11am.  Children age 5 by September 1st and zoned for R. Bruce Wagner Elementary may begin online registration now.  Then join us for a special Kindergarten Round-Up.  See our campus, enjoy stories and other activities while registering for school.

When:  Friday, April 29, 2016

Where:  R. Bruce Wagner Elementary, Media Center

Time:  9:00am-11:00am

Parent University

Polk County Public Schools invites you to our Parent University to “Get the Scoop on Summer Learning”.  Join us at this FREE event Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00am-12:15pm at Denison Middle School (400 Avenue A SE, Winter Haven, FL) to learn more about cyber bullying, community service and scholarships, water safety, hands on math concepts and much, much more!  The event is free; lunch is free; transportation is free; childcare is free; and there are free door prizes.  Just register TODAY by clicking here.  

2015-2016 ESE Parent Survey

The FDOE’s required Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey will be open from February 1 to May 21, 2016. This year, in an effort to increase parent participation, FDOE provided individual paper surveys for parents of all children receiving special education services in all districts. The online version of the survey will also be available to all parents by clicking on this link..

It’s Testing Time

As we enter the 3rd nine weeks, the state required assessment window is approaching.  Students in 3rd – 5th grade will take the required Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) in ELA and Math.  Below is a detailed schedule for each grade level:

April 11th – 14th:           4th grade FSA ELA Assessment (computer based; students will only test 2 days)

April 18th – 21st:           5th grade FSA ELA Assessment (computer based; students will only test 2 days)

April 25th – 26th:          5th grade FSA Math Assessment (computer based)

April 27th – 28th:          5th grade FCAT Science Assessment (paper based)

You can assist your child prepare for testing by doing the following:

  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before a test, and make sure your child eats properly the day of a test.
  • Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid unnecessary conflicts. Try to make the morning of the test a pleasant one. Do not add to your child’s stress.
  • Make sure your child has taken any needed medication.
  • Get your child to school on time the day of the test.
  • Wish your child good luck each morning of the test and encourage him/her to do his/her best.
  • Remind your child to listen carefully to the instructions from the teacher and to read the directions and each question carefully.

Title 1 School Compact for Learning


2016-2017 School Compact

In an effort to increase family engagement, we’d like to give all parents the opportunity to provide feedback on our 2016-2017 Title 1 Compact.  This compact outlines responsibilities of RBW teachers, parents and staff.  It should be discussed and referenced with your child’s teacher during your parent conference.  The current compact was handed out at the beginning of the year.

To the left is the draft of the 2016-2017 Title 1 Compact.  This draft was written based on feedback from our RBW School Advisory Council (SAC), as well as several of our teachers and parents.  If you would like to provide comments or other suggestions, please email your feedback to Kim Mayes no later than April 29th.

Child Safety

The most common preventable ways babies and young children die are from drowning, preventable crib death, and being left with caretakers that have anger management issues and are not suited to caring for a child.  In the past three years in Polk County, we have had 36 children die due to unsafe sleep (17) or drowning (18).  Each year, these deaths account for more than 50% of all childhood deaths, both preventable and non-preventable.  This is very eye opening.

DCF has a provided a great brochure for preventing the three most common causes of preventable childhood death:  water safety, safe sleep, and controlling emotions/anger in caretakers.  Click here for the brochure in English or here for the brochure in Spanish.  Click here for a brochure on summer safety.

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What’s for Lunch?

Click here to see what’s for breakfast and lunch.  Be sure to select Breakfast or Lunch and remember, thanks to the Community Eligible program, both are free for all students.