Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)

RRCSD Closed March 16-May 1
The Rocky River City School District will be closed through Friday, May 1, 2020. 
During this time, there will be no school or school-sponsored athletics, activities, or meetings.
Student instruction will continue online.
 
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Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)

Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)

This page will be updated with new questions and answers as they come in.
 
 
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
 
How can I help stop the spread of Coronavirus?

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

  • Follow the guidelines and recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
  • 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.
  • 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
Who can I contact with questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Ohio Department of Health number for those with COVID-19 questions is 1-833-427-5634, or you can visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for more information.
 
How long will the Rocky River City School District be closed?
Per the Stay at Home Order that was introduced on March 22 by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, the Rocky River City School District will be closed through April 6, 2020. During this time, there will be no school or school-sponsored athletics, activities, or meetings. Student instruction is continuing online. We will continue sending email communications and posting new updates regarding the extended school closure on the district website and on social media.
 
Will the extended school closure affect spring break?
The Rocky River City School District will continue to follow the established 2019-2020 school-year calendar with spring break from April 10-17.
 
What do I do if I am having trouble accessing assignments for my child during the extended school closure?
Please reach out to your child's teacher or school administrator via email and they will be able to help troubleshoot the situation.
 
What if I am having technology issues during the extended school closure?
The district has set up an online extended school closure trouble ticket that is available every day. If you are having tech issues during the extended school closure, please click here to fill out the Trouble Ticket and our tech team will do its best to respond as soon as possible. 
 
Will there be lunch available during the extended school closure?
Yes. Please visit this form for more information and to place an order. All orders are placed for an entire week, not single days. If there are multiple children in a family, you will need to fill out the form for each child.
 
Has there been any update on AP testing for this spring?
Yes. The College Board has released an update on AP testing for this spring. Please review this website for full details and specifics.
 

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. 

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