Welcome back to school and Happy New Year!

Welcome back to school and Happy New Year! I hope each of you had a pleasant and restful Christmas break. I’m confident our students (and maybe some of our parents too) are ready to get back into a more normal routine.

My family continues counting our blessings with the addition of the new grandbabies, Emmeline and Asher. Both are doing well considering they’ve been dealing with severe congestion, Emmeline's hospitalization and many doctor visits. I decided to stay in North Carolina until the week of Jan. 19, to continue assisting my son, daughter-in-law and 2-year old granddaughter, Daelynn. Needless to say, I’m ready to return to school!  We are running on minimal sleep helping care for these precious babies.

Starting this month, we will begin distributing a monthly Let us Pray newsletter. Other Christian Academy campuses have a similar program, and it has been warmly received by parents and staff. If there are any prayer requests/praises you would like included in our monthly Let Us Pray newsletter, please submit them to Mrs. Ragland no later than Friday, Jan. 16. Our prayer newsletter will be sent via email to Rock Creek families and staff ONLY during the last week of each month. If you would like for your request/praise(s) to be anonymous, please indicate that in the email. It is a privilege to be able to pray for our Rock Creek families and we look forward to hearing from you!  You are invited to join our Parent Prayer Group on Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m.in the conference room. We are grateful for parents meeting each week to pray for our school and families. Please continue praying for my family, Rock Creek families or staff who may be dealing with unexpected health or financial challenges and for our students.

As we move into the months of January and February our pace will increase and we’ll need students well-rested, healthy and ready to learn!  I look forward to being back on campus and seeing you the week of Jan. 19.

Important Calendar Events and Other Reminders:

  • Jan. 9   Report Card Distribution
                T-shirt Day
  • Jan. 13 PTO Dinner Night Out, Blaze Pizza, Shelbyville Rd. Plaza
  • Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Holiday
    o Elementary CLOSED
    o Jr. Academy OPEN
  • Jan. 20 Current Student, K-11, Re-enrollment Deadline for 2015-2016
  • Jan. 21 Yearbook Orders Due
    o Click here to place order
    o Click here to submit pictures for inclusion in this year’s book!
  • Jan. 28 Rock Creek Toy Collection - Chapel
  • Feb. 6  T-shirt Day
                 Father/Daughter Enchanted Evening, Rock Creek Gym, K–5
  • Feb. 13 Elementary CLOSED, Teacher In-Service
  • Feb. 16 Elementary CLOSED, President’s Day
  • Feb. 27 CAL Gala Event, featuring Lee Strobel, click here for details
  • Mar. 27 Save the Date: Race for Education

On-going:

  • Weather Related School Closing or Delay Start - get notified of weather-related closings or delayed starts - register with CALert, our primary source of notification. If you are notified via CALert of a “delayed start,” the following applies:
    • Elementary:​
      • Arrival in the gym is from 9:45-10:10 a.m.
      • Students are dismissed to classrooms at 10:10 a.m.
      • School day begins at 10:15 a.m.
      • Decisions regarding after school activities will be emailed to parents by the appropriate sponsor.
    • Jr. Academy:​
      • Doors open at 9 a.m.
      • Half-day Jr. Academy students attend from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with lunch provide
  • Sibling Applications for the 2015-2016 School Year – Now being accepted –
    Click here
  • Applications for Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 School Year – Now being accepted – Click here
    • Questions? Contact: Lisa Ludwig, Admissions Coordinator, 502-753-4622