Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone (636) 891-6950
Principal - Dr. Gary Jansen
May 18
May 18, 2017

It’s hard to believe how quickly this school year has gone by and that we are at the end of it!  This will be the last Weekly Update for the year!  I want to thank all of you for your support during my first year as Principal at Crestview Middle School.  I am honored to be a part of this outstanding family.  If you need to visit us over the summer, I would strongly suggest calling first to make sure someone is here as staff is very limited during the summer.  I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

Remind your child to start bringing home anything out of their lockers they no longer need, check lost and found if they've misplaced an item recently, turn in library books, take care of textbook fines, etc.  Check around your house for textbooks and library books and make sure they are returned to school.

The last day of school for students, May 25, is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 11:15.  All students MUST be off campus by 11:30 on the last day.

Report cards will not be mailed and will only be available for viewing on Infinite Campus from4:00 p.m. on June 2 until 4:00 p.m. on June 16.  After that date, the 2017-18 school year becomes active and you will no longer be able to view the report card online.


The middle school committee recommended a later start time for our six Rockwood middle schools.  Please take this brief survey regarding start time preferences.  The survey will remain open until tomorrow, May 19.  Learn more . . .

Please complete this 15-20 minute Leader in Me 
survey so we can learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school.  The survey does not ask for any identifying information, so all responses are anonymous.  The survey closes on May 25.

End of Year Procedures for Meal Accounts

Child Nutrition Services encourages families to provide adequate funds in their student’s meal account. Negative meal account balances need to be paid in full by the end of the school year. Funds can be deposited anytime by sending cash or check to the school cafeteria with your child or by making a deposit online at www.myschoolbucks.com.  All balances left in meal accounts at the end of the school year will automatically be carried forward for students continuing in any Rockwood School.  If a student graduates or moves out of the school district, the parent/guardian may request a refund by phone call or a written note to the cafeteria manager.  If the parent/guardian chooses to have a student pick up a cash refund for an amount less than $10.00, a signed note must be sent to the cafeteria manager giving the student permission to receive the refund.  Refunds over $10.00 will be issued by check from the Rockwood School District. Families may also choose to donate the remaining meal account balance to a student in need within our district by contacting the Child Nutrition Services office at 636.733.3256.

May 11
May 11, 2017

The staff would like to thank all the parent volunteers for the wonderful birthday bash!  Every month was delicious!!

As we draw close to the end of the school year, check with your child to make sure they start bringing home anything out of their lockers they no longer need, check lost and found if they've misplaced an item recently, turn in library books, take care of textbook fines, etc.  The sooner they start on unfinished tasks, the less they will have to do that last week!  Check around your house for textbooks and library books and make sure they are returned to school.

There are no more after-school activities for the school year.  If you pick your child up after school, please be sure you do so no later than 2:45.  The last day of school for students,May 25, is an early release day and students will be dismissed at 11:15.  All students MUST be off campus by 11:30 on the last day.

Just a reminder, report cards will not be mailed.  They will only be available for viewing on Infinite Campus from 4:00 p.m. on June 2 until 4:00 p.m. on June 16.  After that date, the 2017-18 school year becomes active and you will no longer be able to view the report card online.


The middle school committee recommended a later start time for our six Rockwood middle schools.  This change was approved by the Board of Education and a team is working toward implementation for the 2018-19 school year.  Please take this brief survey regarding start time preferences.  The survey will remain open until May 19.  Learn more . . .

May 07
Track Meet Rescheduled

he Rockwood Middle School Track Meet has been rescheduled forWednesday, May 10 at Crestview Middle School.  The meet will begin at9:30 a.m.  Any parents and family members planning to attend are asked to arrive early as parking is very limited at Crestview Middle School.  In addition, if you park in a neighboring subdivisions, please only park on one side of the street to ensure that emergency vehicles have the ability to pass.  Should you have any questions, please call the school office.

May 01
Track Meet and After School Activities Cancelled

Due to flooding that has resulted in the closure of some Rockwood schools today and the forecast that conditions will worsen, the middle school track meet scheduled for tomorrowTuesday, May 2 has been cancelled.  The district is currently looking to identify a possible alternate date for the meet and we will communicate additional information in the coming days as it becomes available. 

In addition, Rockwood has cancelled all after-school activities this afternoon and evening, Monday, May 1.  Please note the Community Education programs and activities also are cancelled today.  Families using Rockwood Adventure Club are encouraged to pick up their child as soon as possible after school

Apr 21
April 20, 2017

Your Six Flags form MUST be turned in by April 28.  We will NOT accept any forms or changes after this date! 

Remember to RSVP to 
Kim Lee by Monday, May 1 if you volunteered in any capacity at Crestview during the school year and can join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 11 from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library.  Feel free to drop in any time within that timeframe to be recognized and enjoy a quick bite and good company! 

MAP and EOC testing will continue next week.  The testing schedule will be:

  • Monday and Tuesday - seventh grade ELA MAP test
  • Wednesday and Thursday - sixth and seventh grade Math MAP
  • Friday - sixth and seventh grade Math MAP and eighth grade Science MAP

To support your students, remind them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast
  • Bring a snack
  • Bring a set of ear buds or headphones
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Do their very best and try their hardest

Thank you for your help and support to ensure your student is as successful as possible.  For more information, please read this important letter.

Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition would like to invite parents to the #TakeAStand Safety Fair addressing underage drinking on Sunday, April 23 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Rockwood Summit High School.  Read more . . .  

Apr 14
April 14, 2017

Remember to send in your Six Flags form by April 28.  We will NOT accept any forms or changes after this date!  Please refer to the email sent to all parents on Monday!

If you volunteered in any capacity at Crestview during the school year, we would love for you to join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 11from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library.  Feel free to drop in any time within that timeframe to be recognized and enjoy a quick bite and good company!  Please RSVP to
Kim Lee by Monday, May 1 if you plan on attending so we have an accurate count for food.

MAP and EOC testing will begin on Monday morning, April 17.  Sixth grade students will be taking the ELA MAP test on Monday and Tuesday and eighth grade students will be taking the ELA MAP on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  You can support your students by reminding them to do the following:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast
  • Bring a snack
  • Bring a set of ear buds or headphones
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Do their very best and try their hardest

Thank you for your help and support to ensure your student is as successful as possible.  For more information, please read this important letter. ​

Apr 06
April 6, 2017

Thanks to all Rockwood voters on the successful passage of Proposition T on Election Day! 

Don’t forget to stop by Lafayette High School tomorrow night at 5:30 to support our Volleyball Challenge teacher team as they take on some of the LHS Quadrant feeder schools!

Just a reminder that next Thursday, April 13, is an early dismissal/professional learning day and students will be released at 11:15 a.m.  All students should take their normal transportation home on that day and must be off campus by 11:45 a.m.  School will be closed on Friday, April 14.


Please read this important letter regarding MAP testing, which is right around the corner!

W
atch your email for important information regarding our Six Flags Safe School field trip!

Apr 02
Election Day

Remember to Vote: Election Day is April 4

During the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing information about Prop T, a bond issue that will address increasing enrollment, class sizes and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning for our students

About 2,300 homes are expected to be built in the district in the next few years. The timing and reasons for this bond issue are driven primarily by this growth. Plus, Prop T will expand the implementation of the one-to-one student/technology program in our school, as well as complete the final phase of STEM lab renovations in our high schools. 

As an Election Day reminder, please note:

• Prop T will not raise the current Rockwood tax rate.

• Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.

• Prop T requires a four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority for passage. 

If you’d like to learn more about Prop T, please let me know. In addition, you can visit the Election Day website where you’ll find the Super Talks series with Dr. Knost and our students, along with information about the candidates for the Rockwood School Board election.


Thank you for the consideration.


Mar 30
March 30, 2017

Congratulations to all our Amphora recipients!  It was so good to see everyone at the ceremonies honoring these high-achieving students. 

As you know, Tuesday, April 4, is Election Day.  Rockwood voters will consider Proposition T to address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning. This includes expanding the implementation of the one-to-one student/technology program that started this semester with our sixth-grade students.  In our "Super Talks" series, a middle school teacher explains how one-to-one student technology works inside and outside the classroom.  Plus, Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost answers students' questions about expanding the one-to-one program. I encourage you to learn more about the bond issue, which will not increase the current Rockwood tax rate.  As always, if you have questions about Prop T, please give me a call.​​

Mar 24
Middle School Review Committee

Dear Parents:

I have some exciting news to share! At a recent meeting, the Rockwood School Board approved the recommendations of the Middle School Program Design Committee.

I had the pleasure of attending the meeting with fellow middle school principals and Dr. Lisa Counts. We shared the culmination of work that started in December 2015 when our committee first came together to design the best middle school experience for our students.


The approved recommendations were inclusive of all subcommittees with a later start time for middle schools, addressing student academic and social/emotional needs, and middle school scheduling.

I’m proud of the work that has been completed, and even more excited about what is to come. We’re organizing a district-wide implementation team that will be comprised of members who will work together on the logistics, planning and issues brought forth by our committee and school community.


I’m sure you have questions. Please take a moment to read the information on our website, along with answers to questions we’ve received in the last few weeks. I’m more than confident that we’re on the right track and doing what is best for our middle school students.


As we move forward, I’ll keep you informed of our progress. As always, if you have any questions, please give me a call!

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