RRGSD School Closure FAQ - March 15

RRGSD Questions and Answers for Parents and Families - March 15, 2020

Questions

Answers

What should I do with my child while RRGSD is closed? 

Reading is important for students. Please encourage your child to read any books or other informational materials you have on hand. 

If you have Internet access, these websites may be helpful: 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

https://sites.google.com/rrgsd.org/instructionalservices/home/elementary-literacy/parent-resources

At this time, to protect everyone’s health and safety, our teachers are not required to provide online or face-to-face instruction.

What will happen with Spring Break?

We do not know what will happen with Spring Break at this time. 

Will students be fed during the two weeks RRGSD is closed? If so, how? 

Yes. We have applied to feed students during the closures. It will be a similar process to summer feeding. We will provide one bag of food with both breakfast and lunch. We will host a drive-through format at Manning and Belmont on weekdays from 10am - 12pm and give bags to anyone 18 and under who arrives. Pick-up will begin on Tuesday, March 17. Meals will continue until further notice.

Will there be changes to End of Grade, End of Course, Advanced Placement, or benchmark testing? 

We do not know of any changes at this time, but the guidance is constantly evolving. Currently, we plan to move forward with benchmark testing (as it is formative assessment) when students return. 

When will grades be due for report cards, and when will report cards be distributed? 

Report card grades will be due one week after teachers return to school. Report cards will be distributed soon after grades are due. 

Will the school year be extended?

We are unsure at this time as we have had no directive from the state regarding requirements after school reopens.  

Can the school be opened for students to check out books or gather their personal belongings? 

No. Due to the Governor’s mandate, schools will not be open for students or families at all during this closure. 

Will any parent meetings, family events, sports, or other extracurricular activities be held during the closure?

No. Due to the Governor’s mandate, none of these events will not be held during this closure. 

Will Place to Play be open during the closure?

No. Due to the Governor’s mandate, since Place to Play is located in a school, Place to Play will not be open during the school closure.