Talk about innovation! In an effort to limit the number of times students change classes, Belmont's Art Teacher Mr. Fender is now a traveling around the building using his very own "art cart trike" he built in his home garage. #KidsAreOurCustomers #COVID19Educator
A big THANK YOU to our teams responsible for keeping our schools in tip-top condition. Our RRGSD custodians have been putting in the extra work to keep our buildings safe and clean as we welcome students back to the classroom. #KidsAreOurCustomers #RRGSDCommunity
Our school buses are back on the road! Please be patient as boarding will take additional time this year. RRGSD staff will be screening and taking temperatures of all students prior to boarding. (Please accompany your child to the bus stop.) As a reminder, all of our buses are equipped with stop arm cameras. Passing a stopped school bus in North Carolina, would put 5 points on your driver’s license and 4 points on your insurance policy. #KidsAreOurCustomers #BusSafety
Our very own Brenda Boyd (middle) is a 3 year cancer survivor. Our Child Nutrition staff wore pink today to celebrate this milestone. #BreastCancerAwareness #KidsAreOurCustomers
Reminder: Grab & Go lunch all this week at Manning and Belmont from 11-1. #childnutrition #kidsareourcustomers
Elementary Parents: As a reminder, Plan A is staggered. This means that different grade levels will begin in-person instruction on different days. Kindergarten Oct. 8 (teachers will inform parents of their orientation day Oct 5, 6, or 7.) Grades 1 & 2 will report Oct. 12. Grades 3-5 will report on Oct.20. Please do not send your child to school until their official start date. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Place to Play will begin morning operation on Oct. 8. The cost is $25 a month and we must have an application in hand for your child to start. Screening protocols will be in place and students will be required to wear a mask during this time as well. Contact Clara Hearne to speak to PTP staff. The opening of afternoon Place to Play has yet to be determined. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: Monday, Oct 5th we will welcome back our Pre-K and Kindergarten students only. We've created a helpful guide to answer some of your questions regarding masks, COVID-19 screening & more. https://www.rrgsd.org/page/back-to-school-central
We're excited to be on a phased approach for opening Belmont & Manning Elementary because it means we get to see our students face to face very soon. Monday, Oct. 5 we welcome our Pre-K & Kindergarten. Oct. 12, first and second grade, and Oct. 20 third through fifth will join them. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority — that’s why we will be following state mandates and requiring everyone to wear a cloth face covering to lessen the spread of the coronavirus and to protect the RRGSD community. Parents, please remember masks are required for everyone while on school property.
We're excited to welcome our first group of students back to the classroom on Monday, Oct. 5. Here's our Plan A staggered entry schedule for elementary school. The RRGSD Board of Trustees will meet in October to discuss Grades 6-12 and athletics. #KidsAreOurCustomers
RRHS & Early College Students: The RRGSD Board will discuss grades 9-12 transitioning to Plan B in their October meetings. Please take time to complete the following survey/intent form for each of your Grade 9-12 students by Friday, October 2 at 5:00 pm. Each family will need to log in using the student's RRGSD email to complete the form. The family should work together as each student may only have one response. Families need to complete a different survey for every student in grades 9-12. The survey link is: https://forms.gle/6WZur8mdNeFv9un67
The RRGSD Board will discuss grades 6-8 transitioning to Plan B in their October meetings. Please take time to complete the following survey/intent form for each of your Grade 6-8 students by Friday, October 2 at 5:00 pm. Each family will need to log in using the student's RRGSD email to complete the form. The family should work together as each student may only have one response. Families need to complete a different survey for every student in grades 6-8. The survey link is: https://forms.gle/gzjQXB2zNfSVFeq3A
Ashanti Clanton is a senior at Roanoke Rapids Early College and is the first ever Early College student to be elected as President of HCC’s Student Government Association. Congratulations! #KidsAreOurCustomers
Thanks to the Roanoke Valley Chamber and the various local businesses that hosted tonight’s Teacher Appreciation Reception at Riverside Mill. #KidsAreOurCustomers #RRGSDCommunity
Student Alert: All Google suite services have been restored.
Student Alert: The Google suite is down at this time. Our team is in contact with Google.
This is to notify our RRGSD community that we have seen a sudden spike in suspected cases of COVID-19 among staff members. This has been evident through our student services staff, facilities staff, and instructional staff. Due to this recent concern, we are making every effort to minimize contact with anyone who is suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test. We will continue to consolidate our resources as employees are required to stay at home under the current state mandates. We will continue to keep our services up and running as best as possible. As of today, we have 81 staff member incidents and 5 positive cases. Please refer to our RRGSD website COVID-19 dashboard page for the latest data. https://www.rrgsd.org/page/coronavirus-rrgsd-info
Parent Reminder: We need your feedback! Please take time to complete the following survey by 5 p.m. today for each of your Pre-K through 5th grade children. You’ll need to log in using your child’s RRGSD email to complete the survey. https://forms.gle/kvu7J44zXfsWtbwP9
Board Update: The RRGSD Board of Education will have a special called meeting on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 pm. to discuss the following: The logistics of moving all Pre-K through grade 5 students to Plan A (face to face in person learning). All families will still have a virtual learning option per their request. The board will also review data related to our time spent in Plan C. This meeting will be virtual. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that school districts will be given the option to reopen their elementary schools on Plan A as early as October 5. While the Governor’s order lifts some mandates placed on public schools it still requires face coverings, social distancing, and symptom screening for all students and staff. Please take time to complete the following survey by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for each of your Pre-K through 5th grade children. You’ll need to log in using your child’s RRGSD email to complete the survey. Teachers will also be posting this link in their Google Classrooms. https://forms.gle/kvu7J44zXfsWtbwP9