During the 2020-2021 school year, Rockwood has remained flexible to do our very best for students in the ever-changing COVID-19 environment. We have worked hard to support students and families by offering two instructional models: Rockwood At School and Rockwood At Home.
One of the positive implications of the past year has been that some students and families have found that they prefer learning in a virtual environment. Increasing online and blended learning opportunities for students is an academic goal that is outlined in
The Way Forward, the district’s five-year strategic plan, and we are pleased to share that Rockwood will continue to have online options for students next year.
Why are we asking you to make a selection now?
Our schools work diligently on their class lists and teacher assignments for each school year. Our high schools are already working with students on their schedules for next year and speaking with students individually about their course options, both in-person and online. To ensure we are able to complete that process for our elementary and middle school students, it is essential that we identify those students now who wish to learn online next year.
- Before making this decision, please review the table below to learn more about what the online options for grades K-8 may look like.
The purpose of this enrollment is for those students who wish to learn virtually next year, regardless of the status of the pandemic.
- The goal for next year includes significant changes to the online instructional model. Please carefully consider which learning model is best for each of your children.
- Unlike this year, there will not be options to switch between online and in-person learning throughout the year. The district is dedicating staffing based on the selection you make, which will be for the entire 2021-2022 school year.
- If you do not complete the form, the default option, in-person learning, will be selected for your child.
Please access your student's enrollment form below. You will be asked to choose between in-person or online learning. Please refer to the chart below for information about the 2021-2022 virtual model. The district task force is currently working on the specifics of what we can and will offer next year, but this will give you an idea of what the online offerings will look like at the elementary and middle school levels.
Please Make Your Selection
|Course Structure||Rockwood Curriculum created by Rockwood staff and approved through the curriculum writing process.||Rockwood Curriculum created by Rockwood staff and approved through the curriculum writing process.|
|Instructors||Rockwood teachers||Rockwood teachers|
|Course start, completion and grading timelines||Mirror those of seated coursework as presented in the Rockwood calendar.||Mirror those of seated coursework as presented in the Rockwood calendar.|
|Course Content||Same content as seated courses (the full curriculum is included); individual assignments may be adjusted to suit the online environment||Same content as seated courses (the full curriculum is included); individual assignments may be adjusted to suit the online environment|
|Lesson Delivery Method||Live Zoom lessons||Pre-recorded lessons (elementary will conduct
live Zoom lessons because students are not developmentally as independent).
|Teacher Role||Teach live lessons; respond to students through Canvas communication tools as time permits||Serve as facilitator of learning; provide feedback to students and conduct small group or individual check-ins or follow up lessons; offer specific office hours so students may seek assistance|
|Student Learning Experience||Observes/participates from home within the live classroom experience.||Interacts with other online students with a dedicated online teacher.|
|Course offerings (middle school only)||Full course catalog offered||Condensed course catalog offered; students may need to make elective changes at the middle school level based on enrollments.|