School Learning Plan
Rock Creek Elementary School
Rock Creek Elementary opened in 1975 to accommodate the growing number of students in the Rock Creek neighborhood of the Beaverton School District. The Rock Creek community has always placed a high priority on learning and endeavored to be a place where students, teachers, parents, staff and the larger community work together to learn and serve. The school serves as the center of the community and a place where people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives grow together. Our Mission: Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.
Rock Creek serves an increasingly diverse population. The student body speaks 27 different languages. Over 130 of our students speak another language at home. We believe that language is central to the human experience and therefore central to our program. Language plays a critical role in the foundation of all connection, communication and understanding, and it is fundamental to the mission of our school.
We embrace the linguistic diversity of our community and the world. Language helps us see the world through multiple perspectives. Multilingual experiences are supported and the social emotional environment encourages development of both language and cultural identity. We strive to create an environment where community members honor their linguistic and cultural identity and the identities of others. Ultimately, the connections made through language help us to develop a broader perspective and the ability to understand ourselves, others and our changing world. Fully integrating our English Language Learners into their classrooms will give them more time for instruction and we anticipate that to mean higher levels of achievement in all areas.
As a school, we are committed to growing our skills in serving all of our students. The implementation of Anti Bias and Antiracist work at Rock Creek has been a focus for us for several years. This year, we are deepening the work through our implementation of SB13: Tribal History / Shared History. Our staff is dedicated to fully participating in this professional learning and putting practices into place that adapt our school work to better support our native and indigenous students and all of our BIPOC students.
During our return to full time in person school, we have noticed that our students are needing more support than we anticipated with their emotional regulation. Students missed that time with peers to develop their skills of conversation, friendship development and solving problems. As a school, we are committed to making time each day to support students in building these skills. Teachers are encouraged to reach out to our Behavior Health and Wellness team members for support and to stay in close communication with families.
Date of Last Revision: January 3, 2022
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
- WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
- WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.