Class of 2022 Students and Families:
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, we begin the second semester! I know that the first semester has been challenging, but I hope you can see how you have grown and are looking forward to a fresh start on Tuesday. In this week's letter, I have included information about many of the changes that will occur this semester. As always, if you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Barber.
Second Semester Information: On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, all four Rockwood high schools will return to a semester system. Students may be enrolled in up to seven (7) courses for the semester and will stay in those courses from January 19 through June 3, 2021.
In-person and at-home students will follow a blocked schedule. Students will attend four of their classes each day. B and C day schedules will alternate during the week, and many Fridays will be virtual learning days for all students. Click here to see the 2nd Semester Hourly Schedule. You can also visit the Rockwood Website: Safe Together
On Tuesday, January 19, we will start our week with a “B” day schedule.
Safety Measures - We will continue to require and enforce our safety measures of wearing masks, social distancing to the extent possible, and practicing frequent hand hygiene as the main mitigating factors of transmission of the virus. Students will continue to be quarantined if they are found to be within six feet of a positive case for a cumulative period of 15 minutes or more based on St. Louis County health guidelines for quarantining.
Student Arrival - Doors will continue to open at 8:00 a.m. for student arrival. Upon arrival, students will need to report directly to their first class of the day (B or C day). Students will not be allowed entry prior to 8:00 a.m. unless they have a zero hour class.
Breakfast and Lunch Procedures - Breakfast will continue to be available before school. For lunch, we have scheduled a fourth lunch shift to allow for more space and alleviate congestion in the commons. Students will be assigned their seats based on their 3rd/4th period class and will be asked to sit in the same seat each day to provide consistency for contact tracing purposes. Seats will be checked by administrators to ensure students are sitting in the correct seat. Breakfast and lunch items will continue to be available in the Grab-N-Go style, free of charge for all students through the remainder of the 20-21 school year.
After School Procedures - Students will be expected to go home after school unless they are a student athlete who is currently in-season or the student has been requested by a teacher to stay after school for a help session. Our library will be open after school for students who need a space to study and work. Students staying after school must either be with their coach, a teacher or in the library until their transportation arrives. Students should be picked up no later than 4:15. Our library will be open after school Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:10 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2nd Semester Schedule Changes: Once the second semester begins on January 19, no changes will be made to a student’s schedule unless there is a mistake or a student is requesting a year-long or level change through their grade-level principal and has already submitted the paper form for approval.
Course Selections for 2021-2022 School Year: The 2021-2022 course registration window will open Monday, February 1 at 7:00 a.m. and will close on Monday, February 8 at 4:00 p.m. During this window of time, students must register their course selections online within Infinite Campus. Before the window opens, counselors will provide registration information to all students. After the registration window closes, counselors will meet with students individually to go over their course selections. At that time, counselors will advise students to make sure the courses they have chosen meet graduation requirements and any college or career goals they may have in mind. Course registration changes can be made at these individual meetings.
UMSL ACP Spring 2021: Registration is open from January 4 - February 7, 2021. Please go to https://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/register.html for more information.
Junior Advisory Meeting Link: Please use this link for our next Advisory Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 20, from 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Did you know your student has an electronic library card for the St. Louis County Library? Rockwood School District has partnered with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) for digital resources, such as e-books and online collections of digital media. This virtual library card is a portal to thousands of news publications from around the world, academic journals, primary materials, extensive history resources, and government documents. Virtual library cards also give students access to resources to help them prepare for life beyond high school: databases listing scholarship and internship opportunities; online test preparation for common standardized tests, a dozen AP subjects, and even driving tests; career and job hunting databases; self-paced online classes to help build marketable skills; and tools for entrepreneurial students to research and develop ideas into business plans.
Rockwood Summer Academy 2021: This year, Rockwood will offer four weeks of in-person learning from June 7-July 2 and four weeks of virtual learning from July 12-August 6, 2021. In addition, fee-based summer programming will be available through Community Education (May 26-August 21), Adventure Club (June 1-26 and July 6-August 14), and Early Childhood Education (June 3-July 19).
NOT Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens: This 10-session program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays January 12 through February 10 at 3 pm on Zoom. Teens who are ready to give up tobacco products including vapes, cigarettes, or chew can sign up today. This course will be facilitated by RSD nurse Catherine Bollinger and Community Partners in Prevention project coordinator Lili Schliesser. If you have any questions, contact Lili at 636-733-2136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register HERE
Have a great start to the semester! #lancerstrong #connectedlancer