Principal's Page

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Mr. Isaac and his wife, Jennifer

Mr. Isaac has been in education close to 25 years, with schools in Douglas County, England, Denver, and Jeffco. He enjoys hiking, reading, looking at stars, singing, and playing the guitar.  His most recent newsletter appears below.

From the Desk of Mr. I:

During our school closure March 16, 2020 and beyond, Mr. Isaac will be posting special updates here. He will also be a part of Red Rocks "Remote Learning Plan" and will interact with students across all grade levels. Have an interesting story, photo, or want to ask a question? You can reach him at

What is the Principal Reading? 

For kids: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid." Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. When she lands in a new school she hides that she can't read.  She is afraid to ask for help, but meets some new people who might change that. Or, check out the latest  Newbery Medal and Honor Books.

For Adults: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown, explores vulnerability in leadership. Jeffco principals are conducting powerful discussions around Brown's leadership concepts.  

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Red Rocks Reflections March 2020

A Focus on Safety

Red Rocks staff are committed to student safety. While safety starts with a vibrant learning environment, other specific steps are necessary. This week we reviewed our safety plan in collaboration with Jeffco Safety and Security Representatives. We ask that all families note these safety reminders as we look to continually improve our practices for the benefit of kids:

Supervision starts at 8:50 and ends at 3:50. Families are not to drop off students before 8:50 unless they are part of a school event with adult supervision. Students should not play after school while waiting to be picked up. Students may walk home, get on the bus, or wait with staff at Hug-n-go as appropriate.

Communication about absences is critical to ensuring student location is accurately noted. Please make sure that the office is alerted to appointments, vacations or school events such as middle school visits. Families can only excuse their own child, not the child of a friend.

We complete monthly fire drills and other drills according to state expectations. Jeffco Security praises our students and staff for prompt and efficient exits.

Our safety team actively engages in learning with Jeffco Security, and I am attending a training sponsored by the Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation. Look for a new camera to be installed at our front entrance this spring, which is in addition to the four new cameras installed over the summer.

Finally, during the start of school I reminded our families that safety starts with each one of us. In our world we are seeing disagreements increase. Each day of school we pass by a rock engraved with our vision statement: “United for Children.” I invite every adult to model that unity for our kids.

March is a great month to be a Raccoon! —Mr. I