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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Title IX - Nondiscrimination - 504 Compliance

Dear Rockport Community Members,

It is the policy of the Rockport Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, homelessness and/or disability in the admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Additionally, all persons associated with the Rockport Public Schools, including, but not necessarily limited to, the School Committee, the administration, the staff and the students, are expected to conduct themselves at all times so as to provide an atmosphere free from sexual harassment. Any person who engages in sexual harassment while acting as a member of the school community will be in violation of this policy.

Any member of the school community who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment will report the incident(s) to the designated district coordinator and/or the building principal. Ms. Martha Wright, Director of Student Services, has been appointed as the Coordinator for Non-Discrimination Compliance and is designated to handle inquiries and/or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policy (Title I, II, VI, IX) and/or complaints regarding sexual harassment.  

Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Ms. Martha Wright, Director of Student Services, has been appointed as the district 504 Compliance Coordinator. Ms. Martha Wright can be reached at the Rockport Public Schools District Office, 32 Jerden's Lane, or (978) 546-1210. The following people have been appointed as 504 Compliance Coordinators at their respective buildings and can answer all inquiries and/or complaints with regards to the Section 504 statute. 

  • Rockport Elementary School:  Heath Castonguay, Assistant Principal, (978) 546-1220
  • Rockport Middle School: Amanda LaMantia, Principal, (978) 546-1250
  • Rockport High School: Amy Rose, Principal, (978) 546-1234


You may direct additional inquiries about non-discrimination and 504 compliance to the Superintendent's Office, Rockport Public Schools District Office, 24 Jerden's Lane Rockport, MA 01966 978-546-1200.


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