Red Bridge Elementary
Welcome to Red Bridge Elementary, where the staff and students continue to focus on the 4 C’s (collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking). We are excited about Project Lead the Way being expanded into grades 1st and 4th. Students are also getting the opportunity to participate in Maker’s Club in the mornings with Mr. Dwyer. To help create flexible learning spaces, teachers have been moving desks out of classrooms to make room for more collaborative learning spaces. Teachers have been visiting schools with innovative teaching and learning environments. And with the increase of Chromebooks, we are looking at ways to help us use our technology more efficiently with a focus on personalized learning. Our goal is to teach students the skills they need to be successful in their future careers and college experience.
Again, welcome to Red Bridge Elementary!
Ms. Rachelle Hamrick
Red Bridge Elementary
Kansas City, MO 64114
Roadrunner Start and End Times:
8:20 a.m.: Students may arrive for breakfast.
8:35 a.m.: The 1st bell rings. Students may arrive at school and head straight to their classrooms.
8:45 a.m.: The 2nd bell rings. Students arriving after this bell are counted tardy.
3:45 p.m.: Dismissal
- Vision and Mission
- Breakfast and Lunch Menus
- Red Bridge Library
- Nurses Nook
- PTO- Parent Teacher Organization
- Newsletters/E-Flyers/powered by Peachjar
Center School District Exclusion Guidelines
Students should be excluded (sent home) from school for the following according to DHSS guidelines (July 2011):
1. Temperature of 100.4 degrees or more
2. Diarrhea-until the child has been free of diarrhea for at least 24 hours or medical exam indicates may return
3. Vomiting-two or more times in the previous 24 hours unless determined to be caused by a non-communicable condition (e.g. cough, running exertion etc.)
4. Mouth sores with drooling-until medical exam indicates may return
5. Rash only with fever or behavior change-until a medical exam indicates may return
6. Eye drainage-when purulent (pus) drainage and/or fever or eye pain is present with red or pink conjunctiva, until a medical exam indicates a child may return
7. Unusual color of skin, eyes-until a medical exam indicates may return
8. Unable to participate in routine activities or needs more care than can be provided by school staff- i.e. Uncontrolled coughing, unexplained irritability, unusually tired, difficulty breathing, wheezing, persistent crying.
Students will NOT be excluded (will stay at school) with:
1. Common cold
2. Fever without signs and symptoms of illness
3. Watery eyes without fever, eye pain, or eyelid redness
4. Yellow and white eye drainage, not associated with red or pink conjunctiva
5. Rash without fever or behavioral changes
6. Lice or nits (may delay treatment until end of school day)
7. Ringworm (may delay treatment until end of school day)
The PEGS curriculum assures mastery of the basic knowledge and skills contained in the regular curriculum. In addition, PEGS provides an enhanced curriculum appropriate for exceptionally gifted students based on the following principles:
- Acceleration through curriculum compacting in response to each student's instructional needs.
- Advanced skills training in critical and creative thinking, research and content related skills.
- A focus on creative production as an outgrowth of a student's intense interest in a topic or a passion to solve real-world problems.
- Attention to the special affective needs of the exceptionally gifted child.
- Special mentorship for students with business and professional experts.
- Integration of PEGS students with regular education students for fine arts and physical education activities, lunch and recess.
Students must meet specific criteria set forth by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A cognitive measure, classroom performance, and other indicators of exceptional giftedness are used to identify students eligible for PEGS.
Transportation Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to and from school.
What Happens after Elementary School?
When students finish the 5th grade in the self-contained PEGS classes at Red Bridge Elementary School, they have the option to move to PEGS at Center Middle School or return to their home districts.