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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Community Service Opportunities

 

 

 

  • 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. 
          Please contact Amy Rich if interested- arich@rpk12.org

 


Shoveling
 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 Robotics

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. 

 

Anyone interested can email Lisa Ramos at 

 

Shoveling needed
Please call Susan Walker
978-546-6409
 

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 
contact: Colleen Coogan at colleen.coogan@noaa.gov

 

Attention all Musicians!!

Rockport Legion bands is looking for new members. All practice and performance hours count towards community service. Contact info in Main Office.

 

Cape Ann Animal Aid

Great place to volunteer! Call 978-283-6055

 

Interested in TV/Video Production?

call Cape Ann TV - 978-281-2443

 

Rockport Garden Club

Contact Cheryl Goodman at 978-546-9105

 

School vacation work available

Help Maintenance staff and others around the school complex during vacation weeks. Sign up in Main office.

 

The Open Door at the Cape Ann Food Pantry

Volunteers to help serve meals are always needed. Call 978-283-6776

 

Rockport Art Association

Contact Cheryl Goodman at goodman_cheryl@msn.com.  Volunteers needed for gallery sitting, exhibition set-up, etc.

 

Pathways for Children

Click for more information: Nurturing Program Flyer

 

St. John's Church, Gloucester

Looking for volunteers to help cook and serve dinner Tuesday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Just come on by! 

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