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 Questions@rpk12.org. 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.
We are looking for students who would be interested in sharing their marketing/social media promotional skills and also someone to help run sound for the back beach gazebo shows. Bruce and Mary Reed, who are in charge of these shows, are some of the nicest people to deal with.
For the Rockport Exchange, we'd love to bring students on in any capacity they are interested in from, (but not limited to), farmers market setup and break down, musicians, event coordination and zero waste volunteers, (to name a few). There are loads of ways for them to get involved in what we do in the community starting with motif #1 day in May all the way through the farmers market season and ending with a bang in October at Harvestfest. This also includes all the programming that we do in the off season.
Cathryn McIntyre is looking for students to shovel for her, when the time comes. The best time to contact her is after 1pm. She is willing to pay or it can be done for community service. Her phone number is 978-309-8685.
Anyone interested in a few easy hours of community service cleaning buckets please see Mrs. Luster.
Ms. Wright in the middle school is in need constructing robotics equipment. If you are interested please see Mrs. Luster.
Magnolia Historical Society
The Magnolia Historical Society has volunteer opportunities in two areas. We need assistance with scanning and digitizing our collection and we also have various landscaping opportunities available.
Heading into Nursing, Social Work or a related medical field? Great opportunity to gain some hands on experience, brighten a person's day and earn some Community Service hours at Gloucester Healthcare. Contact Nancy Pitman at 978-281-033.
Attention dog lovers!!!!! Disabled Rockport resident, living at the Rockport School Apartments needs someone to walk her Cairn Terrier daily, after school. Please call Nancy Shaw at 978-999-5986.
Student volunteers needed to help continue to
monitor elvers migrating up Mill Brook. Great opportunity to work one on one with NOAA Environmental Scientists.
Interested students, once selected, will become familiar with the following through conversations, watershed hikes, and training:
American eel life history, status, human impacts
Millbrook and meadow "restoration" project
Overview of the watershed and the history of human impacts on the watershed,the importance of the brook to the history of Rockport,
Elver and environmental data collection( a one or two hour a week effort from April 1 through the summer).
Community outreach - during weekly sampling as well as through some community events