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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School Committee meetings are held in the RMHS Library 26 Jerden's Lane, generally on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month during the school year.  Meetings begin at 7PM.  


Contact the School Committee by emailing us at :


The Rockport School Committee is comprised of five members who share an interest in promoting and bettering the public education system in the town of Rockport, Massachusetts.


As defined by Mass General Law Chapter 71 Section 39, our primary responsibilities include:


  • Setting and maintaining policy for the Rockport Public School District.
  • Overseeing and approving the annual budget for the school district, and acting as the employer for collective bargaining.
  • Hiring the Superintendent to run the school district and annually evaluating the Superintendent’s performance

We are advocates of public education and support the core values of the Rockport Public School District while providing direction for the on-going development of the school system.

The Rockport School Committee conducts its business meetings twice monthly, which are open to the public. Please view our calendar for the current schedule as well as the links to the left for our meeting agendas and minutes.

Our website is intended to help keep the public informed of committee activities. Please take a moment to explore the site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a committee member or the Superintendent. Contact information is provided on our Members page.


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Phone: 978-546-1200
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