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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Welcome to the SEPAC Website

The Rockport  - Special Education Parents Advisory Committee (R-SEPAC) is a positive and solution oriented committee started by parents and caregivers for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.  

As a state mandated, system wide volunteer organization, we, as parents, serve as a resource and advisor to other parents of children with special needs from preschool through high school in the Rockport Public Schools.   As parents, we work with the administration to identify areas of needs and act in an advisory role to the School Committee.  

The R-SEPAC offers a range of information, contacts, networking opportunities and members share information (books, tutors, evaluators. etc.) others have found useful in guiding their children's education.  

We will help you connect with other parents and professionals dealing with similar issues.

Our membership is open to parents (or guardians) of children with special needs and anyone interested in special needs education in Rockport.

We are parents with children who have learning differences.

We offer educational presentations on a variety of topics.

We are a resource for support, networking and information organization.
Contacts and Resorces

Parent Contact

Rockport Public School Superintendent
Rob Liebow 978.546.1200

Rockport Student Services Office (SPED)
Martha Wright , Director, 978.546.1210

Elected Officials 
Massachusetts State Senator
Mr. Bruce Tarr

Massachusetts State Representative
Ms. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Phone: 978.282.8870
Fax: 978.283.8880

North Shore ARC

Department of Education Quality Assurance (DOE)
24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-1205