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Public Notice

Principal Letter

We have had another great school year!  As always, we have a lot to be proud of here at Ronda Clingman Elementary. Our devoted faculty is preparing students for their final tests and assessments.  Teachers are using data collected daily and from previous assessments as a guide for preparing lessons that will best meet each student’s educational need.


In order to be prepared and ready for the end of the year testing and assessments, it is very important that students stay focused and attend school every day.  We want our students to have a positive learning experience. We need to make the most of every minute students are in school. Students need to be in their seats and ready to work by 7:50 a.m. every morning.  When students are late or just arriving at 7:50 they are missing key instruction or getting behind on their morning assignments. Additionally, when students check out early, they are missing valuable instructional time, as well.


Please carefully read the “Dates to Remember” on this page.  Especially, note the dates for EOG testing. Please don’t schedule doctor appointments on the dates that your child will be testing.  During EOG testing, students should get plenty of sleep the nights before and eat a healthy breakfast. We will be serving a free breakfast as usual.  Please encourage your child to get breakfast every day to ensure they have the fuel their bodies and minds need for long hours of testing.


Finally, I want to express my appreciation for the compassion and generosity shown this year in raising money for the Hunter Brown family and the Hospice Home in Dobson.  The faculty and I truly appreciate all that our students’ families do for our school and the students in this community. This commitment plays a huge part in the success of our students.


I look forward to seeing you at the end of the year class celebrations!

                                                          Penny Grit

                                                          RCES Principal