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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Wellness and Sustainabilty Committees

The Rockport School Committee recognizes the relationship between student health and student achievement as well as the importance of a comprehensive district wellness program and therefore ensures the school district will provide developmentally appropriate nutritional, social-emotional and physical education as well as opportunities for physical activity. 
Members

Rob Liebow – Superintendent of Schools
Heather Nelson – School Committee Rep
*Amanda King - Health Ed Curriculum Coordinator
*Abbey Pelletier – Food Service Director
Mary Ryan – Athletic Director
Erin Canniff – Elem Phys Ed Instructor
Darlene Trumbour – Elem Teacher
Nicole Altieri – Elem Parent & Farm to School Coordinator
Steve Winslow- Mass in Motion – Cape Ann
Jennifer Drost – Elem & Middle School Parent Rep.
*Co-Chairs of the Wellness Advisory Committee
Members are appointed annually by the Superintendent of Schools.
 
 
24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-1205