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 Questions@rpk12.org. 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.
The Rockport Public School District values systematic, purposeful, and structured learning experiences, that improve teacher practice and student outcomes. We encourage educators to continually acquire and apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to address student needs and district, school, and individual goals.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (PDC)
The RPS's PDC's purpose is to:
1. continually develop, review, and
revise the Rockport School District's
Professional Development Manual.
2. review and make recommendations
with respect to the Rockport School
District's Professional Development
Plan. Said recommendations will be
presented to the Superintendent for
his/her review and approval.
3. oversee the implementation of any
PDC recommendations that are
approved by the Superintendent.
4. provide feedback and suggestions
for the professional development
being offered, work to ensure that all schools are being provided with
equitable and valuable professional
development opportunities, and to
encourage professional staff to
develop and provide professional
development to their peers.
2018-2019 RPS PDC Committee:
Rob Liebow, Superintendent Martha Wright, Director of Student Services Monty Hitschler, Director of IS & Technologies Amy Rose, High School Principal Amanda LaMantia, Middle School Principal Todd Simendinger, Elementary School Principal Heather Castonguay, Elementary School Assistant Principal & Curriculum Director Jodi Goodhue, PreK-12 Mathematics Specialist Stacey Twombly, Elementary Reading Specialist Emma Hensler, High School English Teacher Kerry Herrmann, High School Social Studies Teacher Bridget O'Connell, Elementary School Pyschologist Tanya Brousseau, Elementary School Special Education Teacher