In this installment of his weekly COVID-19-related video series, Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles discusses changes to graduations, proms and summer school.
Unfortunately, because of the St. Louis County stay-at-home order, social distancing guidelines and the ongoing threat from COVID-19, Rockwood administrators are saddened to announce that we will not be holding prom at each of our high schools this year.
Graduation ceremonies, originally scheduled for May 18, 19, 20 and 21 at Chaifetz Arena, will be postponed until Tuesday-Wednesday, June 23-24:
--June 23 MHS 11:00 a.m.
--June 23 EHS 5:00 p.m.
--June 24 RSHS 11:00 a.m.
--June 24 LHS 5:00 p.m.
If we need to postpone these June dates, Rockwood officials have also reserved Chaifetz Arena for Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16:
--July 15 MHS 11:00 a.m.
--July 15 EHS 5:00 p.m.
--July 16 RSHS 11:00 a.m.
--July 16 LHS 5:00 p.m.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles said, "To celebrate the class of 2020 on their original graduation dates, May 18-21, each high school will be hosting a Senior Salute Parade. Each school will host a drive-through parade for staff and students to celebrate our graduates."
Further details will be provided by individual high schools.
Also due to the St. Louis County stay-at-home order, Rockwood administrators are unable to move forward with plans to hold elementary and middle school summer school at Rockwood schools during the regularly scheduled time-frame in June. For elementary and middle school students, administrators are exploring options for summer school that include shifting the time-frame to later in June, July, or August. Plans are moving forward to continue enrolling high school students in online coursework for the summer. Please see the Summer Academy website for more information about high school online options.
During the production of Dr. Miles weekly video series, Rockwood Communications staff members are oberving safety and social distancing procedures.