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Rymfire Elementary opened as a K-5 school in August of 2006 in Palm Coast, Florida. Our current population of approximately 1321 students is a diverse one made up of a variety of ethnic groups of students representing several different countries. In addition, our population stands at 58% free and reduced lunch. We are also the cluster site for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in Flagler County. Our mission is in line with that of the district which is “Raising Student Achievement - Every Day, Every Way.” This is accomplished by providing an atmosphere of active learning in a positive environment in which students are challenged to go above and beyond their limits.
Teachers provide opportunities for learning through use of flexible grouping in which students are grouped according to their specific reading and/or math needs. Students experience learning through lessons that incorporate media and technology to supplement textbook learning. Students become active learners when they are given opportunities to be assessed through authentic, engaging activities using technology that allows them to work at their pace and receive immediate feedback. Students use technology to create their own Keynote presentations, podcasts, video podcasts with programs such as GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto. Each of our 21st Century classrooms is equipped with up to date technology including wireless network, Apple MacBooks, smart pads, student laptops, and assistive listening devices. Each classroom also has a projector that connects with the computers as well as our closed circuit television network. In addition, teachers and students have access to 4 mobile computer labs, a research lab and a CCC lab equipped with Apple computers that can be used for class lessons and projects. Our latest addition is our Kindle Collection with 15 Kindles available for student use.
Parents are considered a valuable part of the Rymfire team. Throughout the year, opportunities such as Open House, Curriculum Night, and Parent Workshops are provided to allow parents to participate and view first-hand what their children do on a daily basis. Parent-teacher conferences also provide valuable insight as to how students are progressing in class. Technology also plays a part in reporting progress and grades to parents as Rymfire Elementary has begun using an online attendance and grading program. This program allows parents 24 hour a day access to their child’s attendance and grades. Teachers have also begun using the electronic progress report and report card program to report grades.
Rymfire Elementary School believes that creating a positive atmosphere with stated expectations and rewards for positive behavior will help to increase the achievement of our students. We have implemented the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. With PBS, faculty and staff establish an environment in which students are challenged to “walk, talk and act like scholars” on a daily basis. This is done by meeting the school-wide expectations of “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.” Students are rewarded and recognized in front of their peers on a regular basis through weekly Chance Ticket drawings, quarterly honor roll awards and quarterly Terrific Kid assemblies.
This combination of academics, technology, positive behavior support, and parental involvement programs, the students at Rymfire Elementary School are well on their way to becoming life-long learners in the 21st century.
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Office Staff and Hours
Rymfire Elementary School's office hours are from 7:30AM to 4:00PM
|Principal||Paula St. Francis||Book Keeper||Christine Connors|
|Asst. Principal||Registrar||Patricia Burns|
|Dean||J. Barry McDonald||Nurses|
||Barbara Sauvelpahkick||Office Aide/ Inventory||Kimberly Lee|
||Sandy Cavaliere||Attendance Clerk||Violet Ruffalo|
|Guidance Counselor||Debbie Ellis||Technology Spec.||Justin Brush|
|Guidance Counselor||Tammy Sawyer||Guidance Secretary||Lauren Walsh-Rami|
|Guidance Counselor||Amy Gambone||Guidance Secretary||Melissa Ballard|
Important Phone Numbers:
|Main School Line||386.206.4600|
|Student Sick Line||386.206.4622|
Rymfire School Advisory Council (SAC)
By law, every school in Florida must have a School Advisory Council. At least 51% of the voting committee of the council must be parents and/or community members, not employed by the school.
Expectation of Rymfire SAC:
- Participate regularly in School Advisory Council meetings
- Work with parents, staff, administrators and other community representatives to assist in the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan
- Participate in efforts to encourage support for the goals of the school
|Paula St. Francis||Principal|
|Pat DePaul||SAC Chair|
|Timothy King||Assistant Principal|
|Donna Horner-Perry||Business Member|
|Irma Catalan||Community Member|
|Mary Ann Haas||Community Member|
|Charles Gambaro||Community Member|
|Jill Hampton||Community Member|
|Sandy Cavaliere||School Support Personnel|
|Debbie Sia||School Support Personnel|
|Barbara Sauvelpahkick||Assistant Principal|
Dates of SAC Meetings:
|September 1st||8:00AM - 9:00AM||Rymfire Media Center|
|November 10th||8:00AM - 9:00AM||Rymfire Media Center|
|February 9th||8:00AM - 9:00AM||Rymfire Media Center|
|April 6th||8:00AM - 9:00AM||Rymfire Media Center|
The RES - PTO is made up of parents, teachers, and interested community members. A successful school needs the services of an active PTO. Meetings will be held in the Media Center on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month. All parents are encouraged to attend these meetings.
|Gretchen Smith||Vice President|
|Sherry Laman and Bill Laman||Co-Treasurer|
|Beth Blumengarten and Jessica Clark||Co-Activities Director|
Throughout the course of the year, Rymfire Elementary School will conduct fire, tornado and lockdown drills. These are conducted so that students will know how to respond and be safe in the event of a real emergency. Please be advised that if we have to have a lockdown, parents will NOT be notified unless it is a real crisis or a problem arises from the lockdown ( ie - evacuations, delayed buses, delayed release of students for an extended amount of time, injuries, etc.)
Adult and Community Education provides services before school from 7:00AM til 9:00AM, and after school from 3:15PM til 6:00PM. For further information contact Adult Ed. at 206.446.7612.
If your child needs to leave school early, a parent, guardian or a designated person over the age of 18 must come into the office and sign him/her out. (This person should be listed on the Student Information Form that is filled out at the beginning of the year.) Identification MUST be shown before the student will be released to anyone. The receptionist will contact your child's teacher and have him/her sent to the office for dismissal. Students should not be released early unless it is an emergency. Student instructional time ends at 3:15PM.
Students arriving at school after 9:00 AM will be considered "tardy" and should report to the front desk for a "late pass" to give their teacher.
Walkers must follow the designated route to and from school during specific times. Parents should not enter the building with walkers in the morning, nor should they enter the building to pick them up in the afternoon. Walkers are dismissed from the building at 3:05PM.
Students can be picked up at Car Riders between 3:15 and 3:45. Students not picked up will be brought to the office after this time. Parents may pick up a car rider number at the front office. You will be asked to display this number when picking up your child. Only by displaying this number will your child be released to go home as a car rider. This is designed to help ensure the safety of your children. To keep the flow of traffic moving we ask that you DO NOT park and get out of your car to pick up your children, and do not vary from the pick-up procedures. The children count on you to set a good example and follow traffic directions and speed limits. Please drive safely on school grounds.
*Parents: If any changes occur as to how your child will be going home, please notify your child's teacher IN WRITING
We welcome parents to our school. We ask that ALL parents and ALL visitors enter the building only through the front office where they can obtain a dated visitor's pass. This pass should be worn on school grounds and returned to the front office. Parents are not permitted to go to their child's class unannounced during school hours, or walk their child to class after the second week of school. If you need to meet with your child's teacher, please prearrange a meeting with him/her. This is important so that we can keep the school secure and reduce disruptions to the instructional program. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a safe learning environment for the students.
If your child will be absent from school, please call the school sick line at 386.206.4622 to leave a message about the absence. Student Success Team (SST) meetings will be set up to address nonattendance when a student has had at leaset five (5) unexcused absences within a calendar month or ten (10) unexcused absences wihthin a 90 day attendance period.