Welcome back to all of our students and families for the 2018 – 2019 school year at C.F. Rowley Alternative School! Our faculty and staff have spent several weeks preparing for the return of our students and we are enthusiastic and energized as we implement the district’s motto for this school year: STRONG! We plan to be a strong presence in the school district as we focus on strong academics and a strong student behavior program in order to ensure student success. Our focus on a growth model with regards to student behavior and student achievement is the foundation of all of our plans for the 2018 -2019 school year. Our Middle School staff have been hard at work as they plan innovative and challenging ways to keep students engaged in teaching and learning so that all students will realize growth. Our new High School teachers have been working closely with our returning teachers to immerse themselves in the Rowley culture and climate. We are excited to welcome them to our staff and we thank them for joining us as we work together to graduate students who are both college and career ready.
On the first day, students were given packets of forms that were to be completed and returned by Friday, August 10, 2018. The instructional fee was requested to be returned with the completed forms. If you have not already done so, please turn in your completed forms and instructional fee as soon as possible. The fee is $15 for middle school students and $25 for high school students. Checks and money orders are to be made out to Rowley School. Cash will also be accepted. Any students who pay their instructional fees by Friday, August 31, 2018, are eligible to win a new Rowley uniform shirt.
We are very excited to have a Social Worker from Methodist Health Systems Foundation join our staff this year to provide services to a number of our students. Forms are included in the packets sent home for parents to sign that will allow the student to be considered for the social worker’s client roster. We will also have additional social work hours provided by the LSU Mental Health Science Center.
Parents who would like their student to be considered for either of these services should contact Kristel Scarcello, Rowley Social Worker, at 504-301-4001
between the hours of 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student, please call the school at 301-4001 and speak to Mrs. Connie Gilmore, our school secretary. Ms. Nunez and I are both looking
forward to a productive and successful school year as we all stand STRONG TOGETHER!
Principal, C.F. Rowley Alternative School
Your partner in education,
C.F. Rowley Alternative 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