School Zone Changes

Earlier this year we shared with you the City of Lincoln’s School Zone Standards implementation plan for Rousseau Elementary. Part of this plan calls for reducing speeds in the school zone, as studies have shown that reducing speeds in areas where there is a mix of pedestrian and vehicular traffic can bring significant safety benefits by reducing the severity of crashes. We are reaching out today to inform you that over winter break Traffic Engineering staff will install these new signs so they are in place when your students return on January 5th.

The signing adjacent to school property on Calvert Street will reduce the speed limit to 20 MPH “When Children Are Present.” Lincoln Municipal Code 10.02.315 states the reduced speed limit is in force under any of the following conditions:

  1. Children are occupying or walking within a marked crosswalk;
  2. Children are waiting at the curb or on the shoulder of the roadway and are about to cross the roadway by means of a marked crosswalk; or
  3. Children are present or walking along the roadway, either on the adjacent sidewalk or, in the absence of sidewalks, on the shoulder, or in the right-of-way.

Additionally, the school zone flashers on S 33rd Street will reduce the speed to 20 MPH during the 30-minute period prior to the start of school and the 30-minute period after school dismissal.

Picture Day Schedule

Picture Day Schedule

8:45 Preschool AM

9:10 KDG

9:40 4th Grade

10:00 3rd Grade

10:20 1st Grade

10:50 2nd Grade

11:20 5th Grade

12:05 Preschool PM


12:10-12:30 Preschool

12:30-1:00 KDG/1st

1:00-1:30 2nd/3rd

1:30-2:15 4th/5th

Summer Mailing Information

Hello Rousseau Families: 

Dates, processes and protocols are all subject to change due to updates in current health directives.  

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year.  You should have or will be receiving your summer mailing packet (1 per family) that contains information from the district for the upcoming school year. 

Open House this year will be virtual. (More information to come)

Please see attached information from the Principal, PTO, Food Backpack letter and Nutrition Services.  Also attached is the Specialist Schedule for this year.  We are asking that you fill out the following forms electronically…

·        Before and After School Plan

·        Student Directory Opt Out Form ( Only fill out this form IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD’S INFORMATION INCLUDED IN DIRECTORY)

All this information will also be posted on the Rousseau Website. 

Student Handbook/Calendar and a copy of the Specialist Schedule will be sent home with students the first week of school.   

Please check out our website for further updates at  Please click on calendar to see events for the school year. 

Thank you. 

Summer Mailing