This scenario may be implemented if local, regional, or statewide COVID-19 metrics worsen significantly enough to require the suspension of in-person learning.
Distance Learning defined – Students engaging in distance learning have access to appropriate educational materials and receive daily interaction with their licensed teacher(s).
It is important to note that distance learning does not always mean e-learning or online learning.
Minnesota Compulsory Attendance Law. 120.10 requires public schools to take attendance daily.
Students will fill out the Daily Attendance Form. This form will need to be completed by 11:59 pm, once per day.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, students should log into their 1-3 block classes on Google Classroom. On Thursdays and Fridays, students should log into their 4-6 block classes on Google Classroom. Each teacher will have their expectations posted. Students can utilize Wednesdays for a one-on-one with staff for support in any class.
Phone Number (507) 282- 3325
Amanda (Sal) Salazar– Special Education /Advisor → Ext. 105 → firstname.lastname@example.org
Blair Larson– Science /Advisor/Lead Teacher → Ext. 104 → email@example.com
Brian Barnes– Social Studies /Advisor → Ext. 110 → firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Lipstone – Administrative Coordinator → Ext. 100 → email@example.com
Dawntaya (Taya) Fullilove– Special Education Paraprofessional → Ext. 109 → firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth (Beth) Bruns– Math Teacher → Ext. 107 → email@example.com
Kellie Shawback– Fernbrook Therapist → Ext. 108 → firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Helm – Language Arts → Ext. 103 → email@example.com
Phil Giarratana – Special Education Teacher → Ext. 106 → firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Fuller– Special Education Paraprofessional → Ext. 111 → email@example.com
Beginning November 20, RPS will be offering 5-day meal kits for children 1 - 18 years old. Meal kits will consist of heat-and-serve and ready-to-eat entrees, plus fruit, vegetables, and milk. Instructions for storage and preparation will be provided. No pre-registration or paperwork is required.
Meal kits will be available for drive-through pick-up Friday, November 20, and Tuesday, November 24, 10 A.M. to 12 P.M., at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Graham Park Building #35 (1403 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester). Please enter the fairgrounds at the 14th Street and Broadway intersection. Proceed to Fairgrounds Avenue. Enter Building #35 from the north end. If able, please open/unlock the trunk or leave a seat open where the meal kit can be placed.
More information regarding the December meal kit pick up dates will be available following the Thanksgiving break.