Dear Parents and Guardians:
We have finished our last full week of
the 2019-2020 school year and concluded all new instruction for the year. Just
over two months ago, we were forced to make a dramatic shift in learning styles
in a matter of days and I want to once again share my sincere thanks and
appreciation to teachers, staff, students, parents and guardians for the
efforts you have put in over the last two months.
Today was the final day for seniors at Rocky River High School and we look forward to honoring and recognizing them next Friday, June 5 with a Virtual Commencement video and parade around the community. On Tuesday night, the Rocky River Pirate flag was featured on the Channel 3 FrontRow newscast at 7:00pm as part of the station’s efforts to recognize seniors at local schools. You can view the introduction to Tuesday’s newscast that mentioned Rocky River High School and the Class of 2020 here.
Here are today’s updates.
marked the final day of new instruction.
final week of school (June 1-4) will be used for the completion of instruction,
online meetings with students to provide additional academic support,
completion of assignments, and to allow teachers a chance to plan fun virtual
activities for their classes.
for Next Week (June 1-5)
Nutrition Services team will offer boxed lunches for students in grades K-12
next week (June 1-5). 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.
orders must be submitted by 6:00pm on Sunday, May 31.
through pick-up will be on Monday, June 1, between 11:30am-12:30pm at Rocky
River Middle School.
will be the final week of lunch distribution. A list of summer feeding sites
throughout Ohio will be shared next week.
you to Nutrition Services Supervisor Tina Wasserbauer and her staff for
providing this service to families during the extended school closure.
education services for students will continue through the last day of school.
service delivery aligned with each students' identified needs continues and
will continue through the last day of school.
services and therapies are also being provided via distance learning.
- If you
have questions regarding assignments or workload please contact your child's
Pick-up and Drop-off
- We will
be providing students and families an opportunity to pick up items from their
respective schools and also drop off any district-owned materials at the
conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.
district administrative team has worked closely with the Cuyahoga County Board
of Health on these plans to implement measures and make this process safe and efficient for students,
staff, and families.
- To view
the complete schedule for drop-off and pick-up at each school, please click here.
- A reminder that RRHS
seniors will drop-off and pick-up materials on Monday, June 1.
- If you have any questions regarding this
process, please contact the building principal.
RRMS Principal’s Award Ceremony
- The Rocky River Middle School Principal’s Award Ceremony took place virtually on Thursday.
- The award is given to students who earn all A’s during the time they were instructed at Rocky River Middle School.
- This year’s program and a video announcing the 19 recipients of the prestigious award can be viewed here.
you to the RRMS teachers who made special surprise deliveries of the awards to
students on Thursday evening.
and McKeon Group Summer Counseling Hours
- The Rocky River High
School Counseling Department will once again offer summer hours this year for
students in grades 9-12.
- In addition, the
McKeon Education Group will offer summer hours for students in Grades K-12.
- For more information,
dates of availability, and how to schedule appointments, please click here.
Fundraiser - Performance Activity Masks
Rocky River City School District PTA has put together a fundraiser and will be
selling Rocky River branded Performance Activity Masks through District Won.
The fundraiser will be live through June 7 and benefits each PTA unit as well
as the Athletics Department.
ordering, a drop-down menu will appear when quantities are ordered, allowing
patrons to select which PTA unit they would like to support.
- The PTA
unit will receive $2.00, athletics will receive $1.00, and an additional
portion of the proceeds will benefit first responders.
click here to visit the site to order online.
Day of School Signs
- In advance of the
last day of school on Thursday, June 4, the district has created Last Day of
School signs for students in preschool through Grade 12.
- We encourage you to
print out the sign and share your last day of school photos using the hashtag
- To print out your
Last Day of School sign, please click here.
Teacher Jessica Dessoffy Receives Hero of Distance Learning Award
- Last week, Goldwood
Primary School teacher Jessica Dessoffy was named a Hero of Distance Learning
by Cox Communications and earned a $1,000 award for
a virtual classroom makeover.
was honored for demonstrating continued excellence while conducting virtual
instruction and was featured in a cleveland.com article this
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.
I hope you and your families continue
to stay safe and healthy and have a great weekend.
Thank you for your continued support of
the Rocky River City School District.
Dr. Michael G. Shoaf