Distance Learning Plan

Rosa Parks Charter High School Distance Learning Plan

May 4, 2020

Hello Rosa Parks Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends,

We hope this letter finds you all safe and healthy. We know things are strange right now. As we adjust to life during a pandemic, our routines have become unfamiliar, our futures uncertain. On top of the stress caused by social distancing, many of you are facing very real economic struggles as work has slowed, hours have been cut, and jobs have been lost. Others are managing the balancing act of watching children while working from home. And some are dealing with illness and medical issues. Moving forward in compliance with the state mandate to continue distance learning through the end of the school year, we want to make things as easy as possible for our community. 

The Rosa Parks staff is using Google Classroom as a home base for all classes. Information can be found in the Google Classroom “Stream” and assignments in “Classwork”.  Students receive alerts in their RP email accounts whenever a teacher adds an assignment or posts instructions. They are likewise alerted via email when an online Hangout is confirmed. All teachers are holding Google Hangout classes once or twice a week. Click on the link below to access the Google Hangout Class Schedule. The second tab is a schedule of our Office Hours.

Google Hangout Classes & Staff Office Hours

Students can find links to their online classes in their Google Calendar or in email reminders. All Rosa Parks staff members are available for Google Hangout conferences – email or text to schedule an appointment – and a teacher is free Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. to help with homework. For access to Office Hours, click on this link:

Google Hangout Classes & Staff Office Hours

To be counted present for the day, students must go to (see the link below) the Daily Attendance Form and fill out a few simple questions. You can find the link on our website under Distance Learning, in a dropdown, listed as Daily Attendance. This is an easy way to verify that you were “at school”.

Daily Attendance Form

The staff understands that distance learning has produced new obstacles for many of our students and that the Google Classroom classes are not working out for everyone. If you contact us, we promise to create an individual study plan and help you earn your class credits. If you are overwhelmed or confused, all you have to do is reach out. 

To set them up for their classwork, the school has provided every student with a Chromebook and a charger. Students, you should all have these items in your possession. If you do not, we will make arrangements to get them to you. Contact your homeroom advisors for assistance with Chromebooks (contact information is listed below). We have also sent the students schedules for their 4th-quarter classes. 

Students, to complete your classwork, you must have access to WiFi. If you do not have Internet access, contact Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395. They are providing students with free WiFi for the duration of the distance learning period. If this does not solve the problem, let us know. We will work to get you Internet access. 

For Meal Service – Rosa Parks has partnered with Rochester Public Schools (District 535). Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided during the school closure in accordance with the instructions in the link below

Grab And Go Meals

Dinner Meals

For Fernbrook Services – our Fernbrook providers continue to see students through Telehealth. If you would like to add services, please contact a homeroom advisor. Rosa Parks’ in-house Fernbrook provider, Teena Doan, can be reached at 507-405-5747.

Class Schedule


10:10 – 10:40 Google Hangout with Homeroom 

10:40 – 12:00 Individual student check-ins, grade and progress updates

1:00 – 3:00 Individual student check-ins, grade and progress updates

Tuesday through Friday

8:10 – 8:40 Homeroom Questions/Responses

8:40 – 11:30 Individual Check-ins with teachers for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd hours

12:30 – 3:00 Individual Check-ins with teachers for 4th, 5th, & 6th hours. 

Please know that we, the Rosa Parks staff, are here for the students. We are here to answer their questions, to lend an ear or offer a shoulder as the case may be, and most importantly, to provide them with the class credits they need and the education they deserve. 

Feel free to contact us with any specific questions or concerns.

Staff Contact Information

Amanda Salazar

Special Education /Social Studies Teacher

(605) 370-2960


Beth Bruns

Math Teacher

(507) 696-7766


Blair Larson

Science/Art Teacher

(507) 273-3606


Brian Barnes

Social Studies/Phys. Ed Teacher

(507) 525 2654


Carol Lipstone

Office Manager

(818) 219-3956


Diana Ateka

Special Education Teacher

(612) 735-8454


Dawntaya Fullilove

Special Education Paraprofessional

(507) 923-6203


Jason Helm

Language Arts Teacher

(917) 288-3324


Sophie Fuller

Special Education Paraprofessional

(507) 251-4627