Supporting Rockwood families is our top priority during this challenging time. Rockwood staff has four primary goals during these first two weeks:
- Maintain relationships
- Keep students connected to school and their classmates
- Continue instruction and feedback toward progress of essential course outcomes
- Consider and try new activities to enhance instruction in the future
Our Commitment to Rockwood Families
We understand that families are facing new routines and responsibilities. Many families are working from home and may lack the ability to conduct learning activities consistently during the day. These additional burdens on family routines require the Alternative Learning Plan to be manageable. It was designed with three priorities in mind: student connections, flexibility and reasonable expectations.
- Regular contact with students' teachers, counselors and social workers will continue.
- Access to learning for all is a priority. Technology support with devices, internet access, and tech help, will be ongoing.
- Support for students with IEPs and 504 plans will continue.
Families need flexibility to complete work outside what would be the typical school day along with the ability to complete work in short increments of time with frequent breaks throughout the day.
Materials need to be available when families have time for learning. Students will have access to assignments and videos when they are able to work.
Teachers check-ins will be consistent. Phone calls, emails, and Zoom video conferencing will be available to make this possible.
Students will not spend the same amount of time on a screen that they would spend in a seated classroom. Movement, play and getting outside is important to build into the day.
Our youngest students, grades PreK-2, should be spending no more than 30-60 minutes of learning a day in short increments of time learning new things. Time expectations will increase with the age of the child, but should remain reasonable.