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Upcoming Events
Information On Healthy Snacks
Last month a letter was sent home regarding health and wellness. It outlined the need to arrange with your child's teacher in advance if you are interested in bringing snacks to school. You can click here to see a copy of that letter. We are also including the Healthy Special Day form and the Healthy Refreshment Idea form. These forms will be available year round on the side link under: Parents, Health and Wellness. Thank you for your assistance in making this a healthy school year!
Activity Bus Change
Transportation has informed us that as of October 15, 2014 the same bus will do the after school activity route on Tuesday and Thursday. The bus is #301. The stop numbers and times will remain the same.
Welcome to Our New Kindergarten Teacher!
A new kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bennard, has been hired and we would like you to join us in welcoming her to Rockledge. Mrs. Bennard will be observing students in all four of our kindergarten classes until October 24. Principal Schott will notify the parents of students who will be joining Mrs. Bennard's new class. On October 24, Mrs. Bennard will host a Meet & Greet for students and parents from 3:50-5:00pm in room 119. An evening Meet & Greet is scheduled on November 6 from 6:30-8:00pm in room 119. On Monday, October 27, all selected students will begin attending Mrs. Bennard's class. Mrs. Bennard will be participating in her students' scheduled Parent Teacher conferences with each child's current teacher. If you would like to contact her with any questions, her email address is  Please click here to see a short introductory video.
Advisory Council
Are you interested in becoming more involved in your child's school? Consider becoming a part of the Rockledge Advisory Council. Council members have an opportunity to learn more about what is happening at Rockledge. Members also provide input to the principal regarding the school's programs and initiatives, strategic plan and budget. The meetings are held in the library on the first Thursday of each month and will follow this schedule:
October 2, 3:50 - 4:50
November 6, 6 - 6:30 (all invited to participate in PTA following this meeting)
January 8, 3:50 - 4:50
February 5, 6 - 6:30
March 5, 3:50 - 4:50
May 7, 6 - 6:30
Please contact Principal Schott by emailing her,, or calling the school office at 703-491-2108, if you are interested in participating on the Advisory Council.  We appreciate and welcome parent involvement at Rockledge!
Inclement Weather Letter
The letter to parents from the Superintendent regarding school closings and delays is available on "News and Updates", "Closings, Delays and Emergencies", "Inclement Weather school Delays & Closings". You can also click here to be directed to the letter. 

Student Safety
Parents, please model safe arrival and dismissal procedures by ALWAYS crossing at crosswalks.  Although you may feel safe when crossing at other locations, our young children are watching you and frequently copy adult behaviors.  PLEASE, for the safety our our students, cross at the crosswalks.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications were mailed via email or US mail by the School Division to families with children registered in Prince William County Public Schools. If you did not receive an application, please contact School Food and Nutrition Services at 703.791.7314 or your school. You may also complete the application electronically. Visit the School Division Web site at to access the electronic application. Parents may return the application to the school.
School Food and Nutrition Services will process the applications as received, and notify parents of their approval or disapproval. If the parent has an email on file this notification will be done electronically. Students who were eligible to receive free or reduced price meals in Prince William County Public Schools in 2013-14 will be served based on their previous eligibility until October 14, 2014 or a new application is processed. After that date, no student can receive free and reduced price meals unless they have a current approved application on file in the School Food and Nutrition Services office.

Policies and Regulations
The Policies and Regulations governing Prince William County Public Schools may be accessed online at Look for the "Policies and Regulations" button on the left of the page.
Student Accident Insurance
Student accident insurance is becoming more and more important to families due to lack of other insurance for their children, or having major medical plans with ever-increasing deductibles and co-insurance requirements. Student accident insurance will be available July 1 for parents to enroll their students for the 2014-15 school year. Markel (PWCS student accident insurance provider) has an electronic enrollment process through the Markel Web site or by calling 877.444.5014.
This Web site allows parents to:
• View all of the coverage and premium options;
• Review a “Frequently Asked Questions” section; and
• Purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of what they purchased.

After Hours Bus Information
For emergency transportation related problems after office hours (4:00pm - 5:30am) call 703.791.8805. If there is a problem after regular office hours, call the Risk Management dispatcher. The dispatcher can contact the Office of Transportation Services supervisor who can assist you. You should be prepared to provide the dispatcher with your child's name, school bus number, and a brief summary of the problem.

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