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Ensuring that schools are sanctuaries for teaching and learning—and free of crime and violence—is a priority for Rowan’s principal, Ms. Carrandi. Here are a few tips for students and parents:

                                  SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS

  • Safety in numbers—if possible, walk in a group; not alone.
  • If approached/followed, run to a business or house and call 9-1-1.
  • Do not be tricked by someone trying to get you to go with them or go in their car. They might call you over to ask for directions or other questions like, “Did you see a little brown dog with a red collar running loose?” Or, they may say, “Your mother/father is in trouble, come with me!”
  • It is important to not approach a car. If you lean in to a car window, you may easily be pulled inside. Stay away at all times.
  • Walk home on roadways where there are people around, instead of cutting through parks and fields that are more isolated.

                                   SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS

  • It is important to teach your children the importance of learning and practicing good safety habits.
  • Be sure your children know their full name, as well as yours, their phone number, and address. Depending upon their ages, they should also know your cell phone and work numbers.
  • Teach your children how to use the phone, including how to call the police.
  • Select a few neighbors who can provide a safe place in the event your children feel threatened.
  • Make sure your kids practice the buddy system.
  • Tell your children to never get in any car with a stranger.
  • If your children will be out at night, have them wear/use reflective stickers.


  • Avoid responding to messages that make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Tell a trusted adult who can file a complaint if you run into something that is not appropriate.
  • Do not give out personal information such as your name, your or your family’s address, phone number, work address, school name.
  • Remember, anything you post on a social network is no longer private. Online photos can be copied and altered.
  • Set your profile to private.
  • People online may not be who they seem.

Black History Month - 2018

Each year beginning on February 1, an entire month of events are planned nationwide honoring the history and contributions of African Americans.

The theme for Black History Month in 2018 is "African Americans in Times of War" honoring those brave men and women who served their countries in the armed forces, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending the American ideals of freedom and democracy.

Rowan students recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African American in the United States by celebrating Black History Month in the classroom through various lessons.




Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible: Working together to create a positive learning environment for all students!

As we continue working on creating a positive learning environment for all students, we are asking for parents to assist in talking to their children about bringing courage into their day-to-day school life. Courage in school can help improve their learning, performance, and engagement. Courage as defined by Professor Andrew Martin is "perseverance in the face of academic difficulty and fear." Confidence, by contrast, is "perseverance without the presence of fear." Giving them strategies and the encouragement to persist can result in good academic outcomes. Please encourage your children to set goals, to decide what they are aiming for and how to get there.

Smarter Balanced Schedule for English Language Arts and Math

April 28th - May 5th =     Mr. Romero and Mrs. Montoya

May 1st - May 5th =       Ms. Valido and Mr. Lopez

May 8th - May 12th =     Ms. Gutierrez, Mrs. Peña, Ms. Perez, Mrs. Doria, Mr. Rittenhouse, and Ms. Navarrete

May 15th - May 19th =   Ms. Salido, Ms. Yu, Mrs. Montiel, and Mr. Pana

May 22nd - May 26yh = Ms. Fehoko, Ms. Caperon, Mrs. Muñoz, Mr. Nieves, Ms. G. Martinez, Mr. Woodruff, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. Carrillo,

                                        Ms. C. Martinez


Motivating Student Uniforms at Rowan Avenue School

We are encouraging all of our students to wear our school uniform to school everyday. School uniforms help to create a safe and positive environment for all students. The school uniform should be navy or khaki pants or skirt with a light, dark blue or white blouse or shirt. Students may also wear their Rowan Avenue T-shirts as part of the uniform. Please send your child to school ready to learn.

School Safety Zone

Providing your child with a safe environment is one of the top priorities of the LAUSD. This is one of the reasons we have a closed school campus during school hours.

It is important for every child to have a current emergency card filled out thoroughly and accurately with the office. Only people identified on the emergency cards will be permitted to pick up students in case of an emergency. Please be aware that anyone checking out students from the school, will be required to present a valid ID.

Preparing for HVAC

We are getting ready for the planing of new air conditioning units for the Main Building. The plan includes providing separate units for each classroom. Plans will begin this summer and last over a year. Please note that part of the South Yard will be taken by the construction crew for storage of materials and equipment and, classrooms will need to be emptied every 2-3 months as they rotate into empty classrooms. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding.

Celebrations in the Classrooms

LAUSD Food & Water at School
   Parents love to contribute to their child's classroom celebrations, especially during the holidays. However, please keep in mind that LAUSD policy does not allow home cooked items nor hot liquids at school. We need to protect students who may have food allergies. Therefore, please check with your child's teacher before bringing "goodies" to share with their classmates. Classrooms are allowed to have celebrations, but we recommend that students' birthdays be recognized during their recess or lunch breaks or the last ten minutes of school.