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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Title IX - Nondiscrimination - 504 Compliance

Dear Rockport Community Members,

It is the policy of the Rockport Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, homelessness and/or disability in the admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Additionally, all persons associated with the Rockport Public Schools, including, but not necessarily limited to, the School Committee, the administration, the staff and the students, are expected to conduct themselves at all times so as to provide an atmosphere free from sexual harassment. Any person who engages in sexual harassment while acting as a member of the school community will be in violation of this policy.

Any member of the school community who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment will report the incident(s) to the designated district coordinator and/or the building principal. Ms. Martha Wright, Director of Student Services, has been appointed as the Coordinator for Non-Discrimination Compliance and is designated to handle inquiries and/or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policy (Title I, II, VI, IX) and/or complaints regarding sexual harassment.  


Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Ms. Martha Wright, Director of Student Services, has been appointed as the district 504 Compliance Coordinator. Ms. Martha Wright can be reached at the Rockport Public Schools District Office, 32 Jerden's Lane, or (978) 546-1210. The following people have been appointed as 504 Compliance Coordinators at their respective buildings and can answer all inquiries and/or complaints with regards to the Section 504 statute. 

  • Rockport Elementary School:  Heath Castonguay, Assistant Principal, (978) 546-1220
  • Rockport Middle School: Amanda LaMantia, Principal, (978) 546-1250
  • Rockport High School: Amy Rose, Principal, (978) 546-1234

 

You may direct additional inquiries about non-discrimination and 504 compliance to the Superintendent's Office, Rockport Public Schools District Office, 24 Jerden's Lane Rockport, MA 01966 978-546-1200.

 

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