Rockwood welcomes its youngest learners back to the classroom today, Sept. 30. More than 3,000 students in kindergarten and grades 1-2 began in-person learning in elementary schools throughout the district. In addition, Rockwood's Early Childhood Education opens its doors to more than 430 students in our preschool programs.
The school district offers both a Rockwood at School
option for parents who prefer in-person learning and a Rockwood at Home
option for parents who prefer virtual learning for their children. About 770 families chose the online learning option as they continue the 2020-2021 school year.
“We are excited to bring our students back to the classroom as part of our gradual phase-in plan,” noted Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. “I firmly believe parents need to have options for their children’s education.”
Out of care and concern, our top priority for students, families, and staff will always be health and safety. The district is mindful that, in upholding the highest health and safety standards
for the students and staff participating in on-campus education, the school environment will look different from it has in years past. “We must continue to practice the basic behaviors that drive our safe return to school. The personal preventive measures of wearing masks, washing hands, and practicing social distancing as much as possible are important to the well-being of our school community.”
Rockwood is the largest school district in St. Louis County with 19 elementary schools. The Rockwood School District covers an area of approximately 150 square miles and includes a distinct group of communities, including Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Wildwood, and Winchester.