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 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. 

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Food Services Department

 

Welcome! The School Lunch program is an integral part of the Rockport Public School System. We strive to meet the needs of all the students & staff, both nutritionally and socially, by serving a nutritious breakfast and lunch of high quality in a cheerful, pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. It is our role to encourage everyone to eat a breakfast and lunch that conforms to the dietary guidelines for healthy Americans while recognizing the individual preferences of each person who participates in our program. Our menus reflect the students' tastes by offering the choices most popular to students. All lunches include an assortment of vegetables & fruit. A variety of milk (skim, low-fat and fat free flavored milk) is offered with each meal. 

 

For your convenience, you may make online payments to your child’s breakfast/lunch account by logging onto www.sendmoneytoschool.com. (You will need your child’s 5-digit school ID number to set up the account). $25.00 Overdraft charge is applied to student’s account for returned checks, physical and electronic. If you chose not to make online deposits, cash and checks are always accepted. Parents can view account activity and check account balances online without making online payments. To do so, just log onto www.sendmoneytoschool.com. If you do not want your child to charge snacks to his/her account, please notify the food service office or log onto your child’s

Send Money to School account and set the restrictions.

 

If you would like to apply for free or reduced priced meal benefits, please log onto www.lunchapp.com.

If you would prefer a paper application, please call the Food Service office and one will be mailed to you. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions!

 

Deborah Nokes

Office Hours 6:30 am – 1:30 pm

dnokes@rpk12.org

978-546-1243

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

  

 

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Checks for school meals should be made payable to "Rockport School Food Service"

 

 

 
 
24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-1205