April 14 - Updates


April 14 - Updates

April 14, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

While I know this spring break is different than what you expected, I hope you have been able to spend time with your families and create some unique memories over the last few days and in the days ahead. The pandemic has had an effect on everyone in different ways and I encourage you to take this time to regroup and recharge.

As I reflect on the last month, I am thankful for the support and patience that our students and parents/guardians have continued to show during the shift to online learning. I am proud of the efforts and work from our administrators, teachers, and staff who have remained committed to supporting our students and families through engaged online learning and support services, assisting with technology needs, and distributing hundreds of meals on a weekly basis.

Here are a few updates for today.

Spring Break

  • Spring break will run through April 19.
  • During this time, there will be no assignments or online instruction.
  • Online instruction will resume on Monday, April 20.

Lunches for the Week of April 20-24

  • The Nutrition Services team will offer boxed lunches for students in grades K-12 next week (April 20-24). If you are interested in ordering lunches for your child(ren), please fill out this form. The form will need to be filled out more than once if you are requesting lunches for more than one child.
  • All orders must be submitted by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19.
  • Drive through pick-up will be on Monday, April 20, between 11:30am-12:30pm at Rocky River Middle School.
  • As a reminder, parents/guardians may fill out an application for free or reduced lunch (RRHS/RRMS) and free milk (GPS/KIS) at any time. For immediate processing please use the secure lunchapp.com web site. Applications will be processed during the extended school closure and the benefits will carry through the end of the year. These benefits will also cover meals we are serving during the extended school closure. If you have any questions about this, please email Nutrition Services Supervisor Tina Wasserbauer ([email protected]).

AP Exams

  • The College Board has made adjustments to this year’s AP testing process and schedule in compliance with the Stay at Home order and while schools are closed.
  • On Thursday, April 16, from 7:00pm-8:00pm, Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President of AP and Instruction, will be hosting a webinar for parents/guardians to share information about this year’s at-home AP Exams and how to help your student prepare.
  • The webinar will go into detail about the online exams and format, how to prepare at home for them, and answer common questions parents and students may have. We encourage parents and their AP students to sit in on this webinar together.
  • If you are a parent/guardian of an AP student, you can register for the webinar here. A recording of the webinar will be available via the registration link after the live event.
  • Please click here for more information about this year’s AP Exams. 

Extended School Closure and Facilities

  • Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home order and Extended School Closure are both in effect until May 1.
  • During this time, all RRCSD buildings and facilities will be closed and there will be no school or school-sponsored athletics, activities, or meetings.
  • The RRCSD will continue to follow the Governor’s directives regarding closing and opening of school until the end of our school calendar.

2020 Census

  • If you have not done so already, we would like to encourage you to complete your 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov or by phone at 1-844-330-2020.
  • You must have your Census ID, which was mailed to each household by the U.S. Census Bureau. If you prefer to complete a paper Census, they will be mailed out this month to those who have not yet responded.
  • The 2020 Census aims to count every individual in the United States, including children. The data collected impacts many aspects of our community, including programs and services that are critical for schools and students.

COVID-19 Information Website and FAQs

  • Please continue to visit the district COVID-19 webpage that includes recent communications, information, and resources for parents and families.

We will continue to keep you updated with communications from the district on Tuesdays and Fridays unless there is important information to share. In the meantime, please continue to take care of yourself and your families and remain safe and healthy.


Dr. Michael G. Shoaf

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