October 26, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Last Thursday, Governor DeWine announced that Cuyahoga County was one of three counties in the state placed on the Watch List for Level 4 (Purple) in the state’s COVID-19 advisory system, indicating severe exposure and spread.
If the county moves to Level 4 (Purple) during the Governor’s press conference on Thursday, October 29, the Rocky River City School District (RRCSD) is planning an immediate transition to the Closed (Red) Instructional Model beginning on Friday, October 30 and all instruction will remain online until further notice. Teachers will communicate with students planned instructional activities for Friday - synchronous or asynchronous - and materials that are needed during remote instruction.
I want to thank students, staff and parents/guardians for their continued vigilance and efforts to help keep cases in the RRCSD low. However, with cases, numbers and hospitalizations rapidly rising throughout the county and state, and after consulting with officials from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH), a return to online learning will be necessary if the county moves to Level 4.
Please see information listed below on topics related to a potential switch to remote learning.
Remote Learning Schedules
- Building principals will be sending an email to all parents/guardians that details the building schedule and instructions.
Technology and Chromebook Support
- The RRCSD is prepared to loan chromebooks to students who do not have access to a reliable computer at home during online remote learning.
- Chromebook pick-up would take place on Friday, October 30, between 7:30am-5:00pm at Rocky River Middle School.
- Please fill out this document to request a chromebook.
- Technology troubleshooting is available by filling out this document.
- The RRCSD is working with the YMCA of Greater Cleveland to meet the community’s needs for full-day programming that supports our move to online learning.
- More information regarding this program will be shared when finalized.
Special Education Services
- The district is exploring in-person learning opportunities, similar to the fall, while in remote learning using the reintegration phases identified in the Special Education Services Plan.
- Information will be shared with families when it becomes available.
Lunch Service in Closed (Red) Model
- Lunch service will be available if the RRCSD transitions to the Closed (Red) Model.
- For more information and details on how to order lunches, please click here.
Should RRCSD transition to online learning later this week, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and work with local health officials with the hope of returning to our Hybrid (Yellow) Instructional Model if numbers begin to improve in the near future. Communications will be shared regarding any change of instructional model.
During these challenging and ever-changing times, we appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. Thank you for your continued support of the Rocky River City School District.
Dr. Michael G. Shoaf