August 14 - Communication

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August 14 - Communication

August 14, 2020

 


Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

I hope this letter finds you and your families well. Since the COVID-19 health crisis began, we have been navigating this challenging landscape and making decisions to protect the health, safety and well-being of students, staff and the community by following the guidance and recommendations of local, state and national health officials.

 

Based on the recent recommendation from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH), the Rocky River City School District (RRCSD) will begin the school year in the Closed (Red) Instructional Model. The district will remain in the Closed (Red) Model for the first quarter meaning all students will be at home daily for remote online learning.  Below you will find each building’s time schedule.

 

The goal of our reopening plan has always been to get students back into our schools for in-person instruction. If the CCBH revises its current recommendation for online remote learning, I may recommend to our Board of Education reopening schools in the Hybrid (Yellow) Model earlier than the first quarter.

 

The first day of school for students will be August 31. Teachers and staff will report from August 25-28 to engage in professional development and planning for the start of the year with our focus being providing high-quality instruction and meeting the educational, social and emotional needs of all students.

 

Here is the link to all of our reopening plans, and below are this week’s updates.

 

District Account Access

All district access to technology resources (Clever, email, etc.) will be inconsistent for the next week as we transition to the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Closed (Red) Model Schedules

  • Rocky River High School
    • Click here to view the RRHS daily schedule.
  • Rocky River Middle School
    • Click here to view the RRMS daily schedule.
  • Kensington Intermediate School
    • The school day will run from 8:30am-1:35pm.
    • Students will not be expected to be at the computer the entire time, but will have a schedule to follow to ensure engaged learning is experienced.
    • The day will include a break for lunch and designated time for specials classes (art, fitness, music, technology).
    • Extra help, intervention, enrichment, EL, IEP support and office hours will be available from 1:35pm-3:15pm.
    • Teachers will share exact time schedule details prior to the first day of school.

 

  • Goldwood Primary School
    • The school day will run from 9:05am-2:10pm.
    • Students will not be at the computer the entire time, but will have a schedule to follow to ensure engaged learning is experienced.
    • The day will include a break for lunch and designated time for specials classes (art, fitness, music).
    • Extra help, intervention, enrichment, EL, IEP support and office hours will be available from 2:10pm-3:45pm.
    • Teachers will share exact time schedule details prior to the first day of school.

 

Expectations for Online Remote Learning

  • After reviewing feedback in surveys from parents/guardians and teachers, this year’s online remote learning experience will be different from that experienced last spring.
  • There will be daily direct interaction between students and teachers and daily office hours for all teachers.
  • Weekly meeting schedules and upcoming assignments and assessments will be posted to one location.
  • Teachers will utilize a variety of resources and technology for instruction, including Zoom and Google Classroom.
  • Students are expected to attend every class and follow the determined daily class schedule. 
  • Students will earn grades for their work and participation is expected.
  • Parents/guardians must call the school attendance line if their child will be absent. 

 

Materials Pick-Up

  • Each building has scheduled dates and times for students and parents/guardians to pick-up materials that will be needed with the RRCSD in the Closed (Red) Model. 
  • Please note that there is no need to drop off any materials at this time as noted in the building booklets last week. We apologize for the miscommunication.
  • Goldwood Primary School
    • Kindergarten - Wednesday, August 26
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
    • Grade 1 - Thursday, August 27
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
    • Grade 2 - Friday, August 28
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
  • Kensington Intermediate School
    • Grade 3 - Wednesday, August 26
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
    • Grade 4 - Thursday, August 27
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
    • Grade 5 - Friday, August 28
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
  • Rocky River Middle School
    • Grade 6 - Wednesday, August 26
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
    • Grade 7 - Thursday, August 27
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
    • Grade 8  - Friday, August 28
      • 5:00pm-6:00pm - Last names A, B, D, F, I, K, N, O, Q, S, U, V, W, Y
      • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Last names C, E, G, H, J, L, M, P, R, T, Z
  • Rocky River High School
    • Wednesday, August 26 - 3:00pm-7:00pm
      • Last names A-G
    • Thursday, August 27 - 3:00pm-7:00pm
      • Last names H-O
    • Friday, August 28 - 3:00pm-7:00pm
      • Last names P-Z

 

Mental Health Resources

  • The McKeon Education Group recently shared a list of mental health resources for parents that can be found here.
  • While the RRCSD is in the Closed (Red) model, school counselors will be available for all students.
  • The RRCSD has also increased the availability of McKeon Education Group mental health counselors at each building for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

One View Parent Portal, EZ Pay and Progress Book

  • The RRCSD is once again using OneView Parent Portal, an online service where parents can verify directory information on file for their child(ren), make any necessary changes, and submit beginning-of-the-year forms electronically.
  • All back-to-school forms must be completed in the OneView Parent Portal and all fees must be paid via EZ Pay by the start of the school year, including those for students who choose Option B.
  • Due to the COVID-19 challenges that all schools are facing, we are unable to release schedules via OneView.
  • To view your child’s schedule and room assignments for the 2020-2021 school year, please log into Progress Book Parent Viewer after 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 19.
  • You can log into each system at the following links
  •  If you have questions regarding schedules, please contact the school office at:
    • Goldwood Primary School: 356-6000 (x6720)
    • Kensington Intermediate School: 356-6000 (x6770)
    • Rocky River Middle School: 356-6000 (x6870)
    • Rocky River High School: 356-6000 (x6800)

 

Chromebook Distribution for Remote Learning

  • The RRCSD is prepared to loan chromebooks to students who do not have access to a reliable computer or device at home during online remote learning.
  • To request a Chromebook, please click here.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Rocky River City School District.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Michael G. Shoaf

Superintendent

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