Dear Rockland Families: Here is a link to the RPS Reopening Plan (DRAFT). If after reviewing the plan, you decide to choose the fully remote option (Remote Academy), please contact your building principal who will guide you through the process. Their contact information is below. If you are choosing the Hybrid Plan (recommended), you don't need to do anything. Thank you. John Harrison - RHS Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Bohn - RMS Principal - email@example.com Jan Sheehan - Memorial Park Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Scheufele - Jefferson School Principal - email@example.com Marilyn Smith - Esten School Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to email Superintendent Cron at email@example.com with any questions. Reopening Plan: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/article/281425?org=rps
On Friday, July 31st, the fields and grounds of RHS will be sprayed for mosquitos. For more information, please visit: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/article/278484?org=rps
RMS Summer Reading is here! Please visit https://www.rocklandschools.org/o/rogers/page/summer-reading-assignments to view the assignments for grades 5-8. Happy Reading, RMS!
Please take a moment to read the latest correspondence from Superintendent of RPS, Dr. Alan Cron, regarding the reopening of school in the fall. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GdjOQfWqx761VaQdFzGeLjx7gLpoD7R0/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Grade Outstanding Achievement Awards! Your hard work, dedication, and scholarship is truly impressive. Please see the list of recipients here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E6vkODu-tSi16hATzkDh8mIlRcfoujST/view?usp=sharing
Please see the flyer below for information regarding the summer lunch program, Picnic in the Park, starting July 1st. Lunches will be served at SpringGate from 11:30am-12:00pm and at Rockland High School from 11:30am-12:30pm, Monday - Thursday. Please share this information and help those suffering from food insecurity.
To better understand how to organize and implement our remote learning plan, we've created a short survey. Thank you in advance for your input! https://forms.gle/x16MGQCcRBvz6ZdLA
Chromebook Return information is below. Don't forget the cords! When: June 15th - June 19th Time: 11am - 1pm Where: RMS Main Entrance Please pull into the main entrance parking lot and stay in your car. A staff member will take the chromebook from you. See the following for each school's schedule date of return. Esten: Monday, June 15h Jefferson: Tuesday, June 16th MP: Wednesday, June 17th RMS: Thursday, June 18th RHS: Friday, June 19th
Please take a moment to read a letter from Dr. Alan Cron, Superintendent of Rockland Public Schools, regarding the current events and protest happening across our nation. June 2, 2020: Letter to RPS-All re.protests Available below: http://rocklandma.apptegy.us/article/255738?org=rps
For information regarding summer services for our special education services, please read the letter from Dr. Linda Maniglia. The letter is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15NpxU6jYUPLtwiT2SCNIJp6tQTLVEqtl
Here are some great BOKS activities to participate in while at home! https://go.bokskids.org/athomeburst Stay active, RPS!
Please review the presentation, "Returning to School: Options and Considerations for Summer and Fall 2020." This presentation was a collaborative effort by RPS senior administration, Rockland Teachers Association leadership and members, RPS School Committee, Board of Selectmen, and Town Hall. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P_TPg7SS4JFzxp_EmOvfPQip1ekXJrlb/view?usp=sharing
The RMS Virtual Art Show is now available on our website as well as here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZF8CMFzQoHzxYW5eOxYl-KKiCQeq3zT52GwSQI9Y-7A/edit?usp=sharing Enjoy the incredible works of art and the amazing talents of the RMS student artists.
Have you seen Memorial Park's Digital Kindness Board? View the board here: https://youuplift.com/memorial-park-positive-messages/ Submit kind messages here: https://youuplift.com/memorial-park-submission-form/
Please read the latest COVID-19 update from Dr. Alan Cron, available here: https://www.rocklandschools.org/article/206308?org=rps Stay well, Rockland!
Wondering what's for lunch? Every Monday-Friday from 11:30am - 12:30pm, lunch is available outside the main street entrance of RHS. The menu is below! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ck0sAOKr3qq5YeplS5Y_oV-nR-P2ywDW/view?usp=sharing
Updated with scoresheet: May 8 is coming up- sign up for National Field Day from home! Register here: www.OPENPhysEd.org/NationalFieldDay and participate in at least four events. Share your pictures and have fun! Here is the scorecard: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pYXMeWq9T52MiZsL4mBYshh4Sr-KVsVSWHsa4skxgco/edit?usp=sharing Participants must return the completed scoresheet (via picture or video) to their physical education teacher. Every participant showing proof will receive a certificate of participation. Stay well and stay active, Bulldogs!
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 7, 2019: The town of Rockland is holding a special election to vote on the elementary school building project. If you are a new community member, or haven't voted in Rockland before, the link below shows you where to vote and what precinct you are in based on your residential address. https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx Polls are open from 8AM - 8PM on Saturday, December 7.
December 5, 6, & 7: RHS Theatre Department presents Marcus is Walking. Please join us! Tickets are $8 at the door, and $5 online. You can purchase tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/36199
RMS students featured for their fundraiser, Water for South Sudan! https://rockland.wickedlocal.com/news/20191024/rockland-students-walk-for-south-sudan-charity