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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Welcome to the SEPAC Website

The Rockport  - Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (R-SEPAC) is a positive and solution oriented committee started by parents and caregivers for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.  

As a state mandated, system wide volunteer organization, we, as parents, serve as a resource and advisor to other parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school in the Rockport Public Schools.   As parents, we work with the administration to identify areas of needs and act in an advisory role to the School Committee.  

The R-SEPAC offers a range of information, contacts, networking opportunities and members share information (books, tutors, evaluators. etc.) others have found useful in guiding their children's education.  

We will help you connect with other parents and professionals dealing with similar issues.

Our membership is open to parents (or guardians) of children with special needs and anyone interested in special needs education in Rockport.

We are parents with children who have learning differences.

We offer educational presentations on a variety of topics.

We are a resource for support, networking and information organization.
Contacts and Resorces

Parent Contact

Rockport Public School Superintendent
Rob Liebow 978.546.1200

Rockport Student Services Office (SPED)
Martha Wright , Director, 978.546.1210

Elected Officials 
Massachusetts State Senator
Mr. Bruce Tarr

Massachusetts State Representative
Ms. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Phone: 978.282.8870
Fax: 978.283.8880

North Shore ARC

Department of Education Quality Assurance (DOE)
24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-1205