Literacy: We are using a K-6 researched-based, developmental reading and language arts program called Storytown (Harcourt). The program emphasizes explicit systematic instruction in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing. The program provides practice and application of these skills for all learners. Our mission is to continue to use best teaching practices and authentic assessments to drive our instruction. Our goal is for every student at Rose Park to be a proficient reader and writer. We appreciate your support in reading with your child each night for twenty minutes.
Reading Interventions: Early Reading Intervention (ERI) – this program is designed for Kindergarten students. Students receive thirty minutes of instruction five days a week. Intervention includes: phonological awareness, alphabetic understanding, word reading, and writing development.
Early Steps (ES) – this program is designed for first grade students. Students who qualify for this program receive thirty minutes of instruction by an interventionist on daily basis. Students are pulled out of the classroom only during independent practice. Intervention includes: assisted reading at instructional level, word study, writing, and fluency practice.
Next Steps (NS) – this program is designed for second through sixth grade students. Students who qualify for this program receive forty–five minutes of instruction by an interventionist on a daily basis. Students are pulled out of the classroom only during independent practice. Intervention includes: assisted reading at instructional level, word study, and fluency practice.*(ES/NS Interventionists (highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals) are certified by the University of Utah Reading Clinic).
Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-k): Rose Park has a pre-kindergarten class for students who are 4 years old. To enroll in this class (class size is limited to 12-14 per session), please contact the Early Childhood department for application. Upon acceptance into the class parents will need to provide current immunization, birth certificate, and proof of income.
Early Childhood Program
Speech: A Speech clinician is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays to help students with speech and hearing problems. This person also conducts hearing tests during the year.
Extended Learning Program (ELP): Our ELP teacher is here half-time providing enrichment for identified students in fourth through sixth grades. The teacher also has opportunities to teach in various classrooms in the school.
Counseling Center: In the counseling center, a team of professionals plans and carries out activities in the school that support the social and emotional well-being of all Rose Park students so they can achieve academic success. This includes classroom presentations, small psycho-educational groups and crisis counseling. Family services are also provided through this department.
Character Education: Respect, responsibility and caring are the three core values Rose Park students are taught to emulate. By promoting and encouraging these 3 values, every student has the opportunity to feel safe and happy while they learn at school.A school-wide anti-bully program is in place for students to report and administrators follow up on ALL bully concerns. If your child has a bully concern, please make sure he/she reports that to his/her teacher. The student (victim or witness) can make a confidential report. An investigation will be conducted and appropriate consequences will be applied.
Title I: Additional teachers and assistants are available to help students who are one year or more below grade level in reading and math.
Special Education: Special Educators work collaboratively with teachers to help students with disabilities.
Community School Program: Provides activities during our extended hours which are centered on positive academic outcomes for children. A number of programs and classes are offered for both children and adults, before & after school, and evenings.
Media Center: Our Media Specialist is an expert with media equipment and materials: books, films, film-strips, cassette and tape recorders, slides, records, and video tapes. She is a resource person for all students, staff, and parents.
Nurse: A district nurse is available to develop programs to meet health needs of students. She directs the vision screening tests given to students. She also oversees that the students have the proper immunizations.
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