If you or a family you know are dealing with food insecurity issues during this difficult time, please see and share the SNAP benefit guide (also in Portuguese). It is available in the pop up section of rocklandschools.org as well as under documents. Also, please remember to come to RHS between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm Monday through Friday to pick up free lunch (and breakfast) for any of your children! SNAP Benefits Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bflS6n8plJWYezQtljnR7NJyjlSEapui/view?usp=sharing SNAP Benefits Guide in Portuguese: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10SrbpgAiyskfJDwfHoRnlvDSLvJAAei_
Please read the statement regarding school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year from Superintendent Alan Cron. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T92a-GekOSLYiy4Zqqv5ryLyEZUgy2x4/view
April Vacation Update from Dr. Cron: During the School Committee meeting Monday night, April 13, the Rockland School Committee voted unanimously to cancel April vacation in an effort to ensure continuity of learning at home while schools remain closed until at least May 4. April 21-24 will now be designated as days of remote learning. Patriots Day, on Monday, April 20, will still be observed as a holiday. As a result, the last day of school will now be June 12. By working through April vacation, we will ensure continuity of learning, keep students engaged in their distance learning activities, and better prepare them to return to school when the time comes. The decision to cancel April vacation comes after extensive collaboration and communication with district administration, members of the Rockland Educators Association, and staff members. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience during this unprecedented time as we all work together to do what is best for our students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal. Sincerely, Alan Cron, Ed.D. Superintendent
The RPS Remote Learning Plan is now available on our website, rocklandschools.org. Please click menu and look under Students & Families. You will find the document in RPS Remote Learning Plan and Community Resources, or by clicking the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HjpIlS1fhF69QkWd2eMzeVy1QxPgQ3K9/view?usp=sharing
Grab and Go lunches will not be distributed on Friday due to the Good Friday holiday.
Reminder: Wellness Bags will be distributed today in the Veterans Stadium parking lot from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Please help us spread the word and share this information to Rockland families who may be in need.
The staff at RPS knows times are tough, so we banded together to make 150 wellness bags for students in Rockland Schools. Inside you will find toiletry items and some other surprises that will help you in this difficult time. Please join us Thursday, April 2nd, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in the Veterans Memorial Stadium parking lot. We are in this together, Rockland!
The latest COVID-19 update was published Saturday, March 28th. Please continue to monitor rocklandschools.org for news and resources. Updates are available here: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/article/206308?org=rps
RPS is continuing to add to our community resource page. Check out the list below for just a few of the resources available during these difficult times. A full list is available at rocklandschools.org in the COVID-19 resource link. Stay well!
Updated: April 7th -10th included! Wondering what's for lunch? Check out our menu below. See you Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 12:30pm at the RHS Main Street Entrance!
Please continue to monitor rocklandschools.org for updated community and enrichment resources. Comprehensive District-wide List: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/rps/page/enrichment-and-community-covid-19-resources--6 Esten: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/esten/page/enrichment-and-community-covid-19-resources--2 Jefferson: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/jefferson/page/enrichment-and-community-covid-19-resources Memorial Park: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/memorial-park/page/enrichment-and-community-covid-19-resources--3 RMS: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/rogers/page/enrichment-and-community-covid-19-resources--4 RHS: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/rockland-high/page/enrichment-and-community-covid-19-resources--5 Preschool: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/o/preschool/page/enrichment-community-resources Stay well, Rockland.
Please review the latest update from Dr. Cron regarding enrichment resources, building closures, and the lunch program. Stay, well, Rockland! https://www.rocklandschools.org/article/206308?org=rps
A message from our superintendent, Dr. Alan Cron: Today the Governor announced a mandatory 3-week closure of all schools across the Commonwealth. Given the Governor’s pronouncement, the Rockland Public Schools and offices, including Rockland Daycare, will be closed through Monday, April 6th, 2020 and will plan to reopen on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. Throughout the crisis, a free, bag-lunch will be being served Monday through Friday at the “Mainstreet” entrance of RHS/RMS between the hours of 11:30 am and 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please share this important information. Finally, senior administration and faculty are working quickly and thoughtfully to develop a district-wide, comprehensive “work from home” plan for all students and parents. Our goal is to minimize the negative effects of the loss of teaching and learning that is occurring during this crisis. Alan Cron, Ed.D. Superintendent
Although there are no presumed or confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Rockland currently, out of an abundance of caution, the Rockland Public Schools, including Rockland Day Care, will be closed effective Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th. We will provide a free grab-and-go bagged lunch for any Rockland Public School or Daycare student at the Main Street entrance of Rockland High School between the hours of 11:30 and 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. We appreciate the ongoing patience and support of the faculty, staff, community leaders, and families as we work through this unprecedented and rapidly changing situation. The well being of our students and staff is our top priority.
RPS Update on COVID-19: Please read the following article, located in the news section of the RPS website, regarding updates on COVID-19 https://www.rocklandschools.org/article/206308?org=rps
Attention families of RPS elementary students: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 26 & Friday, March 27th
Important Information regarding BOKS Session #3: We are pleased to notify you that BOKS Session # 3 will begin on March 9, 2020. The program drop off is at 7:00 am at your child’s school. Dates for Session # 3 will be sent home with applications. New Students Only: If you are interested in having your child attend, please indicate which elementary school and what grade your child is in (1-4). Please contact Brenda Folsom 781-871-0541 Ext 1158 or contact through email email@example.com.
Save the date: RHS Broadway Night is Thursday, March 12th!
Rockland Kindness Day is here! Celebrate the good and share kindness by participating in random acts of kindness. #KindnessRockland2020
Enjoy the break, RPS students, families, and staff!