Frequently Asked Questions
All students living in the Rosa Parks Elementary community are eligible to attend. The current boundaries include the Redmond Ridge and Redmond Ridge East developments. View the Rosa Parks boundary map.
How do I register my Kindergarten student?
For the 2018-19 school year, kindergarten registration will open on February 1, 2018 at the Rosa Parks Elementary from 1:00-7:00 p.m. If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten, please register them that day. Bring the following to registration: a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and a checkbook if interested in All Day Kindergarten.
Are there any buses to this school?
According to school district guidelines, Rosa Parks is a “walking school”. There are no school buses for students in the Redmond Ridge development. Bussing is provided for students in Redmond Ridge East development. School buses also run for the following groups: Band (picks up students from Evergreen Middle and delivers to Rosa Parks) and Orchestra (picks up from Dickinson Elementary and delivers to Rosa Parks). Take a look at this article about the walking trend. Make Way For The Walking Bus.
Is it safe for my child to walk or ride their bike or scooter?
Many students walk or ride bikes and scooters to our school every day. Staff and student safety patrols will be present to keep your children safe. We would encourage your child to walk with an adult and to stick with groups of friends from your neighborhood. Not only is it fun, it is also healthy. The bike/scooter rules and registration form is found here .
I live in Parkside and that’s a long walk to school. Should I drive my child to school?
You certainly could. However, groups of parents in Parkside and Turnstone are dealing with the distance by coordinating neighborhood walking groups. We fully support this type of thinking.
Is this an arts magnet school?
No. This is a neighborhood school in which all subjects will be taught and not one subject focused on more than any other. We hold high expectations for our students in the areas of math, science and literacy. We plan to pursue the arts in creative ways to enhance the academic achievement of all of our students.
If you include the arts, does that mean that other subjects will receive less instructional time?
No. Through the process of integration, the arts will blend into other subject areas. Examples may include learning a math concept through a drama experience, a song about Civil Rights, or scientific drawings.
Is there an E.L.L. (English Language Learners) program for students that don’t speak English?
Yes. This program is new beginning Fall 2012.
Is there a PTSA?
Rosa Parks has an active and vibrant PTSA working to enrich and support our school. All parents are welcome to participate. Please check out the PTSA link on this website for more information.
Is there a Boys and Girls Club at the school?
Yes. Before and after school childcare is available. Please visit www.positiveplace.org for more information or contact Operations Director, Rachel Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org, Office phone: 425-250-4791, Club Cell: 206-478-6615 or
Licensed Program Director, Carissa Dransfield: email@example.com, Office phone: 425-250-4782.
Is Orchestra or Band offered at the school?
Yes. LWSD offers elementary Orchestra and Band before school but not on-site at Rosa Parks Elementary. Students attend Orchestra at Dickinson Elementary (4th-5th graders) and Band at Evergreen Middle (4th-5th graders). Parents are responsible for getting students to Dickinson Orchestra and Evergreen Band in the morning. School buses then transport the students from Dickinson and Evergreen back to Rosa Parks. Band students can also ride their neighborhood Evergreen Middle bus in the morning. See the MUSIC link on this website for more information.
What extracurricular programs are available at the school?
Both our school and the Rosa Parks PTSA provide a variety of extracurricular activities. Checkout the ACTIVITIES page on this site or the PTSA page for before & after school programs.