Rockport Public Schools

COVID-19/Fall Reopening Updates
School Committee Public Forum on
School Reopening During COVID-19 Pandemic, Wednesday, August 12th.

Updated every Monday
Last updated 8/3/20

This Week
Next Week
  • Plan for meetings to finalize DESE submission  

  • Using DESE transportation guidance to plan bus routes

  • Review staff feedback on potential hybrid models

  • Building-specific committees begin meetings on school schedules

  • Reviewed 25 areas of PD for consideration with added focus on health, procedures, and protocols. 

  • Focus groups developing proposals in all areas 

  • Retrofitting of classroom heating and ventilation systems continued. 

  • Guardian, who will be conducting air circulation and quality audit, met with the RPS Maintenance Director 

  • Staff providing information on specific return to work concerns 

  • Continuing work with nurses and BOH to determine and order supplies 

  • Hospital cleaning protocols expected 

  • Pre-order meal system has been purchased and lunch coverage by staff has been arranged



  • Finalize plans, hold parent forum, present final DESE plans to School Committee 

  • Plan for number of buses and bus runs

  • Present schedules at parent forum and School Committee 

  • Planning for each PD area will begin, including identifying presenters and gathering materials 

  • Continuation of custodial and maintenance work within each building 

  • Staff will be informed of any revisions to learning models based on building committee work 

  • On-going grant writing to help with the financial constraint of needed supplies 

  • Develop specific plans for cleaning and disinfecting the buildings in the learning models when open

  • Work with custodial staff to determine plans for waste removal, recycling, and waste reduction


Opening of School Steering Committee coordinates work of the following Sub-committees:

Scheduling and Grading            Professional Development

PPE/Nursing Issues                Parent Communications 

Food Service              Custodial Issues

Bus/transportation             Building Modifications


For questions relating to the opening of school this year please email us at Please note you may not recieve a response to your email but we will ensure the questions are answered in our guidance that will be published. 


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Rockport Elementary School Core Values and Beliefs


Rockport Elementary School, in partnership with families and the community, provides a safe environment that fosters integrity, respect, and success.  We promote intellectual curiosity and pride in achievement.  We challenge all students to pursue academic excellence, develop interpersonal skills, and value civic responsibility.  Students learn 21st century skills in order to fully participate in a diverse and ever-changing world.


Welcome to Rockport Elementary School!



RES Classroom Supply Lists for 20/21


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Dear Families, 

We hope this email finds you and your family safe and well during this stressful and unprecedented time.  On behalf of the Rockport Integrated Preschool, we are reaching out to you to update you on the preschool screenings, originally scheduled for March 25th and 26th of this week.  Due to the school closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding the screenings.


Please be assured that we will be reaching out to families as soon as we have more information and can share a date and time that the screenings will be rescheduled.  Furthermore, please be assured that we have you on our list for the 2020-2021 school year, and pending the screening process, we look forward to welcoming you to our preschool program.  In the meantime, we hope that you continue to be well and can enjoy this time with your family.


If you’re looking for some fun activities to share with your child during this time, try out some of these links below:


ABC Mouse:  (Free 30 Day trial)


Scholastic at Home:


PBS Kids Games and Activities:


Thank you for your understanding, and feel free to reach out with any questions.



The Rockport Integrated Preschool

Tasha Marshall (

Kihana Tina  (





Kindergarten/Grade One Registration for the 2020-21 school year.  Please click on link to print and complete registration packet prior to coming to school. Call Main Office with questions. 978-546-1220 or email Nikole Gale






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34 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-8140