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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HEALTH SERVICES

 

 

Welcome to the Nurse's Office!

 

Professional School Nurses are dedicated to promoting healthy children and families throughout our school community. School Health Services will provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students to maximize learning and the pursuit of health, knowledge and achievement in the Rockport Public Schools.

 

News

 
Strep Throat Symptoms

Letter to Parents: Managing Food Allergies in Elementary School

New Peanut Allergy Study

Update on Peanut Allergies

Measles Information from the CDC

Flu Symptom Checklist 2015

 


 

Elementary School Health Office

Phone:  978-546-1223; Fax: 978-546-8140 
34 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966

 

Ruth Wagner, BSN, RN
rwagner@rpk12.org

 


 

Middle/High School Health Office

Phone:  978-546-1236; Fax:  978-546-1205 

24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966 

 

Jeanne Pratt, BSN, RN, NCSN
jpratt@rpk12.org

 

Jennifer Johnson, BSN, RN 

jjohnson@rpk12.org

 

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