Rockport Public Schools

COVID-19/Fall Reopening Updates

Proposed Reopening Plan Click Here

 DESE Site for COVID-19 Info

Updated every Monday
Last updated 8/10/20

This Week
Next Week
  •  Review Final RPS Reopening Plans for DESE submission meeting: Monday, August 10th 

  • Building based committees continue to meet to fully develop hybrid and remote schedules 

  • Hybrid and remote plans presented in this week’s oversight, parent, and SC meetings 

  • Schedule all PD modules into the ten (10) days of staff training (8/31 - 9/15)

  • Full committee meets 8/13 to discuss and revise plan

  • Vendor to work with the RPS Maintenance Director to plan for HVAC audit   

  • Present Final RPS Reopening Plans  

  • Parent Forum Meeting, Wednesday, August 12th, 7:00 pm 

  • School Committee Meeting, Thursday, August 13th, 7:00 pm 

  •  Continued work with Board of Health  


  • Submit RPS Final Reopening plans to DESE 

  • Use results of the School Committee reopening decision to develop plans for any needed transportation of students for Fall opening 

  • Share schedules with staff and discuss best practices in each model 

  • Identify presenters and resources for each PD module

  • Audit to be conducted of air circulation, air quality, and HVAC system at all RPS buildings    

  • Reopening plans to be shared with all parents after the final school committee vote on 8/13

  • Continuation of identifying and purchasing needed supplies 

  • Use results of the School Committee reopening decision to develop plans for cleaning protocols for Fall  

  • Use results of the School Committee reopening decision to develop plans for food services in Fall

Opening of School Steering Committee coordinates work of the following Sub-committees:

Scheduling and Grading            Professional Development

PPE/Nursing Issues                Parent Communications 

Food Service              Custodial Issues

Bus/transportation             Building Modifications


For questions relating to the opening of school this year please email us at Please note you may not recieve a response to your email but we will ensure the questions are answered in our guidance that will be published. 

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Strategic Plan 


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School Committee meetings are held in the RMHS Library 26 Jerden's Lane, generally on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month during the school year.  Meetings begin at 7PM.  


Contact the School Committee by emailing us at :


The Rockport School Committee is comprised of five members who share an interest in promoting and bettering the public education system in the town of Rockport, Massachusetts.


As defined by Mass General Law Chapter 71 Section 39, our primary responsibilities include:


  • Setting and maintaining policy for the Rockport Public School District.
  • Overseeing and approving the annual budget for the school district, and acting as the employer for collective bargaining.
  • Hiring the Superintendent to run the school district and annually evaluating the Superintendent’s performance

We are advocates of public education and support the core values of the Rockport Public School District while providing direction for the on-going development of the school system.

The Rockport School Committee conducts its business meetings twice monthly, which are open to the public. Please view our calendar for the current schedule as well as the links to the left for our meeting agendas and minutes.

Our website is intended to help keep the public informed of committee activities. Please take a moment to explore the site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a committee member or the Superintendent. Contact information is provided on our Members page.


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24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-1205