New to Rose Hill

Welcome to Rose Hill Elementary. Here is some information that you might find useful.

Welcome to Rose Hill Elementary. Our School community has a shared vision whereby we

  • strive for supporting and trusting relationships with students, families and staff
  • celebrate success
  • use data to determine instructional steps
  • share high expectations for student learning
  • work cooperatively to differentiate learning experiences

In order to maximize and accelerate student achievement.

Moving to our Area
Please browse through our website and the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) website to get detailed information. If you have further questions, please contact office staff at 425.936.2680 .

Registering New Students
LWSD outlines the procedures for registering your child, and information that is required. If you have questions during the school year regarding registering your child(ren) at Rose Hill Elementary, please contact our registrar, Cindy Vander Hart at 425.936.2680 .. Please note that the school offices are closed in the summer until mid-August.

Kindergarten Registration
If your child is turning 5 on or before August 31st, you register your child in their neighborhood school. Kindergarten registration in LWSD School Policies and Procedures
All Rose Hill school policies and procedures can be found in the Student Handbook. All parents and students are required to review this handbook. School Calendar
For a quick view of the LWSD school year click here. For more detailed information check the calendar on the home page of this website.

Daily Schedule
School hours are 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. The earliest drop off time is 8:15 am. Wednesday is early release day. Check out the daily schedule for more details including recess and lunch breaks.

Wednesday Early Release
Every Wednesday, students are excused from school at 1:30pm. This time is used by staff for staff training, planning together, working on our school improvement plans and other important work.

School Supplies
School supply lists vary by grade. Your child should have a backpack (no wheels) and a Red Vinyl folder will be provided by our PTSA to carry important school announcements and classroom materials to and from school.

Classroom Assignments
Classroom assignments are posted at the school,are available the morning of the Meet and Greet day which is held the Thursday, before school begins.

Bus Transportation
The Transportation Department will mail out cards with information on the time and location for pick up and drop off. Cards are usually mailed in late August. Bus information will also be available at the Meet and Greet. You can also find bus information on the LWSD Web site.

Volunteering at the School
RHE has lots of amazing volunteers. For the safety of our students, all volunteers must go through the district's volunteer application process before beginning their assignment. You can pick up an application in the school office or apply online through the parent access page

School Lunch
School lunch menus are available online. Lunch fees and payment details are also found online. Every child has a lunch account. You can check account balances and add money to the lunch account through the parent access page online, or by writing a check and giving it to the office.

Visiting the School
Whenever you visit school, you must check in at the office. You may visit during lunch and even purchase a school lunch if you wish. Check the daily schedule to find out when lunch time is for your child. Other visitation times must be scheduled with the teacher.

Food Allergy
Please inform your child's teacher and clearly state the allergy(s) on both their Emergency Card and their Nurse Alert Card which will be sent home in the First Day Packet.

Taking Medication at School
All medications will need a doctor's prescription and a signed medical form available from the office. All medications include over the counter and prescription drugs. School staff are only allowed to administer medications that can be swallowed.

Illness
Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours and not have vomited for 24 hours before returning to school. Children will not be kept in from recess due to sickness. If they are too sick to go out to recess they should stay home.

Absences and Late Arrivals
Please call the Safe Arrival line 425.936.2681, if your child will be absent or arriving late. We have an answering machine, so you may call at any time. Leave your child’s name, teacher’s name along with a message stating the reason for the absence and whether your child will be absent or late.

Wet Weather Recess
Students will go out to recess in the rain (hood or hat recommended). Indoor "rainy day recess" will only take place in the case of severe weather conditions such as thunder, lightning, or extreme rain and wind. Also, students line up outside the school each morning, rain or shine. So please make sure your child has a jacket or umbrella to help them stay dry.

Weather Related Closures:
To ensure that all families know when school has been cancelled or delayed, Lake Washington School District will place a call to all parents via School Messenger beginning at 6 a.m. on those days. The information will also be posted as a school alert on the home page of the school website, and on many local television or radio stations,

Joining the PTSA
Membership forms are sent home with students in their First Day packet. Membership forms are also available at the Meet and Greet, Curriculum Night in September, or at the RHE PTSA website @ PTSA Membership Form

PTSA Special Events

The PTSA runs, sponsors and supports many events throughout the school year. Check out the PTSA page for more info on all of our programs. RHE PTSA

Extra-Curricular Activities
The school and PTSA coordinates many Enrichment Programs and clubs after school.