C. F. Rowley Alternative School
49 Madison Avenue
Chalmette, LA 70043
Andree Bonnaffons Stephen Holzenthal
Principal Administrative Assistant
November 12, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians of Rowley Students,
In May of 2018, the legislative session adjourned after passing a number of laws and legislative resolutions relative to education policy. ACT 555 (HB 509) « Requires the … school principal … of a public school that is required by BESE to develop an academic improvement plan … to present such plan during at least one public meeting held at the school. » Although Rowley is a passing school and will be exiting the school in reform status, our goal is to keep you informed on the continuation of our redesign plan.
Please join us as we present our plan and ongoing efforts for school improvement at an information meeting for parents and guardians on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 pm in room 12 at the school. Faculty and staff representatives will be present to answer questions and share the implementations we have made and will continue to make to remain a passing alternative school in the state of Louisiana.
We look forward to seeing you on November 19 as we continue our collaboration with you to grow towards mastery with our middle school students and to graduate our high school students to be college and career ready.
C.F. Rowley School
Students placed at Rowley are expected to show growth both behaviorally and academically in order to return to their district school. This growth is tracked through the Daily Tracker which is sent home to parents every Friday. Teachers either email or call parents/guardians on a regular basis to keep them informed of the students’ academic and behavioral progress. The Daily Tracker and the communication home are two of the main indicators to a parent/guardian that a student is progressing towards exiting or is not progressing successfully to be considered for exiting.
In addition to the Daily Tracker and communication between home and school, the following is a consolidated list of the requirements that the Administration reviews when considering eligibility for a student’s return to a district school :
Students placed at Rowley are allowed to return to the district school at semester break (January) or at the beginning of the following school year. Students on an IEP (SPED) or MDR (504) placement will be allowed to return to the district school with an 80% average on the Daily Tracker ; full attainment of the goals set in the IEP or with the Administration ; time met as indicated in the IEP or MDR.
All questions regarding placement should be addressed to the Principal.
November 28, 2017/ A. Bonnaffons, Principal
Every Tuesday and Thursday after school, C.F. Rowley offers tutoring to any students hoping to improve their grades or maintain great grades. Tutoring lasts from 2:45 to 4:15. All students who stay for tutoring will have transportation home provided to them.