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** Update - According to the Milwaukee County Parks Department, the Beech Street foot bridge over Oak Creek is expected to be reopened for foot traffic by mid December.

Inclement/Cold Weather Procedures – Students will be allowed into the main hall starting at 8:15 AM on days when the “feels like” temperature is below 10o.  Just like we have done when it is rainy, students stay in the main hall then are dismissed to lockers at 8:25AM.  As usual, our cut off time for student to be considered on time is 8:40 AM.  A student is tardy if he/she enters for the day after 8:40 AM.  When the snow returns, only students with snow pants and boots may play on the grassy and wood chipped areas of our playground.  All other students will remain on the blacktop/plowed areas. Thank you in advance for making sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

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Dear Rawson Families, 

The Rawson School Community has been thriving and on behalf of the entire Rawson staff we pass on thanks to you for your efforts helping your student be his or her best.  Perhaps all that hard work along with recent special events has made it feel as if November is trying to rush past us just like October did.  We hope the mild weather serves as a reminder to enjoy each day.  Some of the details below are highlights of recent successes and other details will help us look ahead to plan for more success.

Veterans’ Day – Rawson students made many contributions to the ceremony on November 11th at South Milwaukee High School.  The hand decorated cards made by students given to veterans in attendance and a donation totaling $1,100 to the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Organization were great demonstrations of character and care.  The total combined donation from all SM schools and the community totaled over $4,000.

Cold Weather Reminders - A reminder that students will be allowed into the building early on mornings with inclement weather.  When the weather is rainy or below 10 degrees, students will be allowed in at 8:15 am.  Despite this safety measure, it is always necessary to dress for the weather.

Outside BellsYou may have noticed that the outside bells have not been in use.  The system has not worked since the thunderstorm that knocked out power in parts of the city on Wednesday, November 11th.  We are working on having the system serviced and fixed.  We do not have a timeline for when the bells will be back but we are using whistles as a signal for students to line up and it has not led to any issues.

Safety Trainings for Rawson Staff - Please be aware that Rawson School staff has participated in trainings with Captain Mike Bolender, founder of the Peaceful Warrior Training Group.  Students will participate in fire and lock down drills to practice safe responses.  Safety is at the forefront of our efforts and we thank you for your role in signing in when entering the school and driving safely in our parking lot.

Parking Lot Safety and RespectA reminder that parking in handicapped parking spots without proper tags or license plates is illegal.  Violators will be ticketed.   There are members of our community that rely on that parking spot. 

Colin Jacobs 

Principal of Rawson Elementary