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.
We are looking for students who would be interested in sharing their marketing/social media promotional skills and also someone to help run sound for the back beach gazebo shows. Bruce and Mary Reed, who are in charge of these shows, are some of the nicest people to deal with.
For the Rockport Exchange, we'd love to bring students on in any capacity they are interested in from, (but not limited to), farmers market setup and break down, musicians, event coordination and zero waste volunteers, (to name a few). There are loads of ways for them to get involved in what we do in the community starting with motif #1 day in May all the way through the farmers market season and ending with a bang in October at Harvestfest. This also includes all the programming that we do in the off season.
Cathryn McIntyre is looking for students to shovel for her, when the time comes. The best time to contact her is after 1pm. She is willing to pay or it can be done for community service. Her phone number is 978-309-8685.
Anyone interested in a few easy hours of community service cleaning buckets please see Mrs. Luster.
Ms. Wright in the middle school is in need constructing robotics equipment. If you are interested please see Mrs. Luster.
Magnolia Historical Society
The Magnolia Historical Society has volunteer opportunities in two areas. We need assistance with scanning and digitizing our collection and we also have various landscaping opportunities available.
Heading into Nursing, Social Work or a related medical field? Great opportunity to gain some hands on experience, brighten a person's day and earn some Community Service hours at Gloucester Healthcare. Contact Nancy Pitman at 978-281-033.
Attention dog lovers!!!!! Disabled Rockport resident, living at the Rockport School Apartments needs someone to walk her Cairn Terrier daily, after school. Please call Nancy Shaw at 978-999-5986.
Student volunteers needed to help continue to
monitor elvers migrating up Mill Brook. Great opportunity to work one on one with NOAA Environmental Scientists.
Interested students, once selected, will become familiar with the following through conversations, watershed hikes, and training:
American eel life history, status, human impacts
Millbrook and meadow "restoration" project
Overview of the watershed and the history of human impacts on the watershed,the importance of the brook to the history of Rockport,
Elver and environmental data collection( a one or two hour a week effort from April 1 through the summer).
Community outreach - during weekly sampling as well as through some community events