Sunday, August 30, 2020

Complete school information online!


Dear Folwell Families!

We are excited to see you at our Step Into Learning Family conferences next week! 

Please join us by entering school at Doors #1 and #2.  

Masks are required. 

A reminder to leave school supplies at home for this event, and send with students on their first day of school. 

In the spirit of safety, we are asking your cooperation in completing school information preparation online.  This will decrease the amount of time on campus. 

  • Update contact information and permissions on Skyward.  
    • Please complete one form for each individual child
    • Click HERE for district tutorials.  
  • Complete this form to prepare for inclement weather and early dismissals. 
    • Please complete one form for each individual child
    • Click HERE for the form.
  • If you are interested in additional resources and supports at school, 
    • Click HERE.  This request includes school supplies, food resources and winter gear, for example. 

You are also  welcome to bring your device to a Folwell Tech Team to set up tools for Distance Learning.  

Thank you for your efforts to help us prepare for this school year by completing forms electronically ahead of time! 

Wendy J. Moritz


Folwell Elementary School




Saturday, August 15, 2020

Folwell Elementary 2020-2021 School Supply List

 It has come to our attention that the links on the websites are not working for the Folwell School Supply list.  We are working on getting that fixed! 

In the mean time, here it is for your convenience!  

  • Please label lunch boxes, coats, sweatshirts, etc…with your child’s name.


2 LARGE glue sticks

3 boxes of 24 regular crayons

1 box of thick washable markers

1 box of thin washable markers

1 box of 12 colored pencils

1 pack of dry erase markers (thin black)

1 Blunt Scissors

1 Pencil Box

12 - #2 sharpened solid yellow pencils

Wish List: tissues, resealable plastic bags (gallon size), community snacks, ream of paper


2 boxes 64 crayons

2 -4 count packs dry erase markers-wide tip - black

36 sharpened pencils

1 purple plastic folder 

1 composition journal

2 boxes tissues

1 pair of scissors

6 glue sticks

1 - 8 ½ x 5 ½ plastic closeable storage box/pencil box

2 - anti -bacterial wipes

Headphones/earbuds in a resealable plastic bag (please label)

*****Please put supplies in a bag with your child's name on it

Wish list: copy paper, resealable plastic bags gallon or sandwich size 


36 yellow sharpened pencils 

4 plastic folders (blue, green, red, yellow) 

1 thin black dry erase markers 

1 large pink eraser

2 fine tip black markers  

1 box crayons 

1 box thin or thick markers 

1 bottle white glue 

4 glue sticks 


2 boxes of tissues

Small headphones in a resealable plastic bag (please label) (Try to avoid earbuds, they get very tangled.)

Wish List: resealable quart or gallon size bags, reams of paper, cleaning wipes



48 sharpened yellow pencils - #2 

2 thin dry erase markers 

24 or 48 Crayons 

1 package of thick markers

1 package of thin markers

1 package of colored pencils 

2 composition notebooks wide ruled NOT spiral bound- 2 different colors 

2 two-pocket folders (red and green)

1 pair scissors 

4 glue sticks (standard size)

2 boxes of tissues

1 package of sticky notes

Small headphones or earbuds in a resealable plastic bag (please label)

slider plastic storage quart or gallon size

Wish List: ream of paper, cleaning wipes, extra tissue boxes


4- 2 pocket plastic folders 1 wide lined notebook

3 wide lined composition notebooks

1 Package of 3” sticky -notes

24 sharpened #2 pencils

12 in ruler (inches and centimeters)

Colored pencils sharpened

2 glue sticks

2 pink erasers

4-5 black dry erase markers


Small headphones or earbuds in a resealable plastic bag (please label)

Wish List: tissues, reams of paper, resealable plastic sandwich size bags,


3 pkg yellow #2 pencils SHARPENED

3 wide-lined spiral one-subject notebooks (1 red, 1 blue and 1 green)

3 two-pocket folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green)


Colored pencils

6 Dry erase markers (thin/black)

1 package of markers

1 pencil box/bag

1 large glue stick

2 packages of sticky- notes 

Headphones/earbuds with a standard headphone jack (NO Bluetooth)

Wish list: tissues, a ream of paper, resealable plastic bags (any size)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Folwell Family Survey Letter for "Return to Learn Model" 2020-21

 Hello, Folwell Families! 

Rochester Public Schools sent out communication on Friday announcing the proposal for the Return to Learn Model to begin the 2020-21 school year: 

  • Most elementary students (Pre K - grade 5) and Lincoln K-8 students will receive face-to-face instruction two days per week and distance learning three days per week. 

  • Most secondary students (grades 6 - 12) will participate in distance learning five days per week. There will be opportunities for secondary students to receive in-person support by appointment, in areas such as academics, technology, and mental health.

Rochester Public Schools are also asking each family to fill out a brief technology, meals and child care needs assessment. This was sent out on Friday.  Families should complete an assessment for each child enrolled at RPS. For example, if you have two children enrolled, you would fill out the form for child one, and submit. Then, you would complete the form for child two. Click to complete the NEEDS ASSESSMENT, if you have not already done so.  Families are asked to complete both of these forms by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 13. 

In addition, Folwell is also preparing for students to return for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 2 for Group A and Thursday, September 3 for Group B.  To help finalize class lists, we ask that you complete this BRIEF FOLWELL SURVEY  to share the intention for each child for returning to school for the 2020-21 school year..  Families are asked to also complete this second form by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 13. 

Again, here are the links for your convenience: 

As always, you can email me at with questions, concerns, or ideas.  You can also leave a voicemail at 328-3224.

Wishing you well - 

Wendy J. Moritz


Folwell Elementary School




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