General Information

  • Operation Hours and Lunch Schedule

    RP Students need to be in their desks and ready to learn everyday at 8:20 a.m. Students are released for dismissal at 3:40 p.m. daily.
    Our school office is open, with phones answered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Joining your student for lunch?

    • Kindergarten: 11:00-11:25 a.m.
    • 1st Grade: 11:30-11:55 a.m.
    • 2nd and 3rd Grades: 12:00-12:25 p.m.
    • 4th and 5th Grades: 12:30-12:55 p.m.

    Recess Guidelines

    Please make sure your children dress appropriately for the winter weather. Please mark your child’s coat, hat, gloves, mittens, scarf and boots with his/her name. Here’s a reminder of the district’s temperature/wind chill guidelines for recess:

    • 20 degrees or above – Outdoor Recess
    • 10-19 degrees – Limited Recess (5-8 minutes)
    • 9 degrees or below – Indoor Recess

    We receive weather reports prior to recesses from the district’s online weather report and we also check with the National Weather Service. We try to be as current as possible with changing weather conditions. ALL students are expected to go outside during outdoor recess periods. Generally, a child who is healthy enough to be at school, is healthy enough to go outside for brief periods. Please check with the school nurse if your child needs to stay inside for medical reasons. A note from the doctor is needed if a child needs to stay inside due to health reasons.

    Cancellation of School

    If it is necessary to close, the announcement will be made via an Emergency Information Network set up by the area school districts, area radio and TV stations and area police departments. In general, school will be held if at all possible. Announcements will be made prior to 6:30 A.M.. on the day in question. If adverse weather occurs during the time school is in session, the regular dismissal time will be observed. However, students will be released to parents/guardians who come to school. Every effort will be utilized to ensure the safety of our students.

    In Case of Bad Weather

    Snow Line is 780-8000: If school is canceled due to snow or bad weather, the information will be available on the District Information Line (780-8000); on the district website: www.olatheschools.org and through local television and radio stations.

    If Bad Weather Occurs During the School Day: It is our district’s policy NOT to dismiss students early due to bad weather. We must be mindful of such safety issues as transportation, particularly for those students who normally ride the bus or are driven to and from school; lack of supervision at home because of an unscheduled dismissal; and the uncertainty of sending children away from a protected school environment and out into hazardous weather conditions.

    If Bad Weather Occurs At Dismissal Time: Sometimes bad weather, such as an electrical storm, will occur right at dismissal time. If that happens, we will not dismiss students until it is safe.

    Visiting School

    Everyone is required to check in at the office with a government-issued ID and wear a visitor’s nametag. This is for the protection of all students and staff members in accordance with school district policy. If parents/guardians bring an item for their child(ren), please come to the school office and we will call your child to the office to pick it up. This is to keep classroom disruptions to a minimum. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.

    Student Absences

    Regular and prompt school attendance is a primary foundation upon which a successful school career is built. School attendance is the responsibility of the student and parent/guardian.

    • If a student must miss school or be late, the parents/guardians are requested to call the school office (780-7620) by 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the absence.
    • Our voice mail attendance will take your message prior to 8:00 a.m. We will be happy to have assignments sent home with a sibling or another student.
    • If we do not receive a call, we will contact you to make sure the student is not absent without parental permission or knowledge.

    Please remember that everyone is requested to check in at the office and wear a visitor’s nametag. This is for the protection of all students and staff. Parents/guardians should bring items for the child to the school office and we’ll call your child to the office.

    Box Tops for Education

    Help our school earn money by clipping Box Top coupons from food products and send them to school. (Regency Place earns about $1,700 a year from our Box Top collection). For more information about which products have Box Tops, money saving coupons, and recipes visit the Box Top web site http://www.boxtops4education.com/clip/

    What is S.I.T. Team?

    Philosophy
    We believe that our school’s team can nurture success by recognizing the worth and potential of each student by intervening when a child faces challenges caused by social, and personal, behavioral, or academic concerns. Interventions (methods of support) will begin with the student by the teacher when a need is identified. The teacher will communicate the concerns with the parent/guardian. This is referred to as:
    Level 1
    – Problem solving between teacher and parents
    If these interventions are not successful, the student would move to next level:
    Level 2
    – Problem solving with other resources
    Research indicates that 80-90 percent of student needs will be met through Level 1 and Level 2 problem solving. If not, then the student would move to the next level:
    Level 3
    – Problem solving with S.I.T. Team
    Research indicates that 5-15% of student needs will be met through level 3. If not, then the student would move to the next level:
    Level 4
    – Eligibility/identification considered
    *Problem solving process with “core” team members
    *Discussion, review of progress, review hypothesis, response to interventions delays compared to peers, examine resources, review data

    Who can refer a child to S.I.T. Team?
    Any staff member or parent can refer a child to S.I.T. Team.

    When should a child be referred to S.I.T. Team?
    A child should be referred to S.I.T. Team when there are concerns that interfere with his/her functioning at school. Some examples of possible areas of concern might include: academic performance, behavior problems, social skills, motivation, family changes, self-concept, attendance issues, health/hygiene.