Weekly Announcements
Week of March 19, 2018  

Dear Rock Creek Families: 

We certainly hope that you have enjoyed spring break with your family.  We return to school on Monday, March 19.  

Attendance for week of March 5: 95.2%, just short of our goal of 96%. 

Monday, March 19:  Classes resume 

Tuesday, March 20:   International Day of Happiness

  • **PTO Meeting 5:30 PM   All are welcome to attend.  Childcare is provided. 

Thursday, March 22: 

 Report Cards will be sent home via email. 

Proposition 3: Maintenance. Upgrades & Additions

  Fort Zumwalt’s Proposition 3 is a no-tax-increase $35 million bond issue on the April 3 ballot. The district’s 31 facilities, 27 of which are schools, were most recently assessed at more than $550 million. Regular maintenance and upgrades ensure safe, welcoming learning environments for our students and staff and protect taxpayer investment.

  Prop 3 would provide funds for maintenance of roofs, parking lots and heating & cooling systems. It would provide funds for continued upgrades to computer network infrastructure and building interiors. Additions are needed at Flint Hill Elementary to eliminate mobile classrooms and at North High School to accommodate a growing student population. A new Professional Development Center, capable of providing our teachers adequate learning space and tools, is also needed to keep student achievement moving forward.

  Prop 3 is a no-tax-increase issue. The district collects a debt service levy for paying off bonds (loans) used to fund capital improvements such as maintenance, construction or land purchases (currently 69 cents per $100 of assessed valuation). Strong financial stewardship allows Fort Zumwalt to borrow within the limit of the revenue generated by that 69 cents, so no increase is required to repay the $35 million the district would borrow through Prop 3.

  For a look at previous bond issue projects or to learn more about Proposition 3, visit tinyurl.com/ZumwaltProp3.


The 2018-2019 school year calendar is on our  FZ website. Just click here. We are grateful for the home-school partnership in teaching children that every minute counts at school and want to make a special note: Early Release Days move to Wednesdays in 2018-2019. We know many of you use this time to schedule appointments, etc., so your child can be at school when class is in session. The change takes effect in August. We hope that by reminding you of this change over the next few months, you and your family are ready for the next school year. Thank you for support of strong school attendance. #EveryMinuteCounts



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Website:   http://rce.fz.k12.mo.us/

Twitter: @RCERockets 

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