Is there an update regarding the 8th grade Washington, DC trip?
The final payment for the June 2-4, 2020, Washington, DC trip has been postponed until April 24. A decision about the trip will be made prior to that date.
Will teachers start to use Zoom to hold classes?
Zoom is one of several resources available for teachers to use during the extended school closure along with Achieve3000, Successmaker, ALEKS, MyOn, Wonder, text resources, Google Classroom, Screencastify, and Studies Weekly to name others. If grades 6-12 teachers plan to meet with their class via Zoom, they are required to do so during their normally scheduled class time.
How will exams be administered?
Governor DeWine's Stay at Home Order is currently in effect from March 16-April 6. The original order ran through April 3. During this time, teachers are posting assignments online for students to complete. If the school closure is extended, we will address this matter.
Regarding application for senior scholarships, will students be able to apply on the date originally posted?
If we are unable to hold our Spring Recognition program in person, we will still award scholarships. A Google Form will be shared with all seniors on April 3rd and the application will close on April 20th. After the application window closes, RRHS administrators and counselors will meet to determine who the recipients are.
We received notification that school will be resuming normal operations on April 6th. Does that mean the students will be back in the school buildings then and no longer completing lessons from home?
Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home order that was introduced on March 22 runs through April 6. During this time, there will be no school or school-sponsored athletics, activities, or meetings in the RRCSD. If the closure is extended, we will communicate that via email.
Will school events such as awards ceremonies, prom, and graduation be rescheduled if they can not happen on the scheduled dates?
We are hopeful to reschedule many school events, but we are waiting for further guidance on reopening schools before setting the new dates. RRHS prom has already been rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to May 29, 2020, at The Cleveland Westin. We have and will continue to do everything we can to reschedule events, but as always, the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and community remains our top priority.
Will RR teachers begin teaching new material if the school closure continues beyond April 6?
Yes. Teachers will introduce new material beginning Monday, April 6.
Is there a plan in place to get individualized learning for each class beginning April 6?
Students who are on Individualized Education Plans are receiving instruction specific to their identified needs. Case managers have been in contact with families with a plan for what that looks like for their child. If you have not heard from your case manager, please contact Jennifer Norman ([email protected]).
When will assignments and grades for the fourth quarter be visible in ProgressBook?
Assignments and grades for quarter 4 are posted in ProgressBook. Click grades on the left side of the screen- then on the right side of the screen click Q4 for quarter 4 grades.
How will state testing and assessments be handled?State testing has been waived for the 2019-2020 school year. The Ohio Senate and House passed House Bill 197 (HB 197) on March 25, and Governor Mike DeWine signed the bill which included waiving of state testing and state report cards for this year. To view the contents of HB 197, please click here.