Coronavirus Preparedness Communications


Coronavirus Preparedness Communications

Coronavirus Preparedness Communications




June 12, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

As the Rocky River City School District (RRCSD) plans for the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to follow guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor’s office, the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH), and the Ohio Department of Education.


Results from the 834 parent/guardian surveys that were submitted have been reviewed and I was able to address several of the responses in the most recent episode of the #RrSchools Podcast that can be heard here. An Executive Summary of the parent/guardian survey and data, trends, and themes broken down by building can be viewed here.


The next step in our reopening process involves the Rr 20/20 Vision Committee that includes parents/guardians, students, teachers, staff, administrators, department supervisors, and Board of Education members. There will also be building and department subcommittees to help further recommendations and plans.


The purpose of these committees will be to engage stakeholders, work collaboratively, consider the parent/guardian survey results, and recommend reopening protocols and plans to the CCBH and RRCSD Board of Education for approval.


If you are interested in serving on a building subcommittee, please click here and submit your contact information by Tuesday, June 16. If you are unable to serve on a subcommittee, but would like to contribute feedback, please submit it in the final question on the form.


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




Dr. Michael G. Shoaf

Archived Communications

COVID-19 Care Line

There is a new "COVID Care Line"  where trained staff will simply talk with you, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed. The Care Line will be open between 8:00am and 8:00pm, 7 days per week. It will roll over to a national hotline over-night. PLEASE CALL: 1-800-720-9616. If you would like to find mental health resources in your Cuyahoga County, please click here. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to visit our FAQ website. If you have a question regarding the extended school closure and COVID-19, please click here to submit it.

Ohio Department of Education

Please click here for information and resources from the Ohio Department of Education regarding the extended school closure.

Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health number for those with COVID-19 questions is 1-833-427-5634, or you can visit for more information.

Parent Resources

“Know! To Reassure and Support Children During the COVID-19 Crisis” (Prevention Action Alliance)
PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (PBS Kids)
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)
Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
Managing Anxiety (CBS News Report with Dr. Laura Damour)
Everyday Prevention (Prevention Action Alliance)
Parenting During Coronavirus: You are Enough! (PBS)
Find Support (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
CDC Resources on Stress & Coping (Centers for Disease Control)
Mental Health Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults (Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine)
Talking to Kids - COVID-19 Checklist (Ohio Department of Health)
RRHS Counseling Department (RRHS)
RRMS Counseling Department (RRMS)
KIS Counseling Office (KIS)
GPS Counseling Office (GPS)
Tolerating Worry (Presentation by Kayla Salomone, McKeon Education Group) 

Prevention Tips

To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 and flu, follow these important tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Maintain proper social distancing (6 feet).
  • Stay home when you can. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional
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