Greetings Rolfe Family,
This is Mrs. George, proud Principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and notices for the week. I hope this message finds you and your family safe and sound. On last night’s call, I promised that the link to a survey regarding our mascot will be shared with you all today. To recap, please see the message below.
I am reaching out to you today with a few student and family reminders for the upcoming week as well as sharing important information with you regarding our John Rolfe Mascot, “Indians”.
In 1979, John Rolfe Middle School opened its doors with our current mascot. Just prior to our close of school due to the COVID Crisis, a group of students presented a proposal to me and the school board regarding our mascot. The students had concerns that the mascot, did not match the core values of our school, community, and families. The proposal allows each of us to take pause and consider what mascot best represents our beliefs and vision for John Rolfe Middle. As we look to make considerations for such a task, we would first like to have the reflections, input, and sentiments of our John Rolfe Family. Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire. We are asking input from our current students/families, rising 9th graders, staff, and John Rolfe Alumni Family. The survey will remain active until Sunday, July 26th at 10pm. This is not a matter that we take lightly and would consider it an honor to have the entire John Rolfe Family participating in sharing their voices and creativity. We believe the information shared with us will give us direction on our next steps of planning. The feedback will help us to decide if we will make the decision whether we will continue with “Indians” as our mascot. With all we have experienced this year, we will be intentional about all we do and all we utilize to present our John Rolfe Family! We also thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this important issue for our school and community.
Remember the survey is to decide on our mascot and not our school name. We will remain John Rolfe Middle School. We celebrate our student leaders who delivered the proposal, crafted the survey and are ready to work.
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On behalf of our students, thank you for our time and your voice! Have a marvelous Monday and remember “WE” continue our quest for success as one team and one voice!
~ Stay Healthy and Be Safe!
We are Rolfe Strong!