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Clarification on Spring Break

This is to help clarify the information that was sent out yesterday regarding decisions pertaining to Distance Learning and Spring Break. We have been following guidance from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as we developed our Distance Learning plan. Here is some of the information we took into consideration as we made the decision.

Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 117, closing all public schools from March 16-March 30.
Students were not allowed to come to school for instruction those weeks.
The state issued guidance that schools could use the week of March 16-20 as Spring Break. RCS decided to use that time to finalize our Distance Learning Plan instead. RCS decided not to utilize that week as Spring Break in the event that we returned to school and were able to keep the week of April 13-17 as Spring Break.
Students were at home and did not receive any instruction March 16-20.
RCS began delivering Distance Learning on Monday, March 23.
On March 23, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 121, extending the closure of all public schools through May 15.
Since our students had already missed one week of instruction, we decided to continue providing distance learning through Spring Break.
We also understood that even though the Governor has issued a “Stay at Home” order effective March 30, some families may have already made plans to be out of town for Spring Break.
Our decision to continue instruction during the week that had been planned as Spring Break was an attempt to accommodate those families who may travel, and at the same time continue with delivery of instruction that had already been lost the week of March 16-20.
If students are able to go somewhere during the week of April 13-17, they will still have access to instruction via distance learning.
For students who do not travel, we want to provide continuity of instruction during the week of April 13-17.

This is an ever evolving situation, and guidance from North Carolina leaders changes almost daily. When making decisions, RCS keeps the best interests of students at the forefront, and appreciates all our staff has done to plan and deliver instruction during this trying time. We will continue to follow guidance received from the NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Governor Roy Cooper.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Dave Ebert
Managing Executive Director

RCS Communications

5 days ago

Federal Testing Waived; State Waiver Likely

On March 23, the State Board of Education agreed to approve a recommendation to seek a waiver of federal testing requirements. The U.S. Department of Education approved the federal waiver.

The North Carolina State Board of Education and Superintendent Mark Johnson are in close contact with General Assembly members concerning the waivers necessary to address state testing requirements related to COVID-19 for this school year.

The North Carolina tests that would be waived include end-of-grade tests in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, science tests in grades 5 and 8 and end-of-course tests in Math 1 and 3, Biology and English 2. The waiver would also include the state’s A-F school performance grades as well as a number of elements included in the state’s School Report Cards.

We at RCS will keep parents informed as we move forward with the testing changes resulting from COVID-19.

RCS Communications

12 days ago

NC School Closures Extended

Governor Roy Cooper has extended the closure of all North Carolina public schools until May 15.

RCS will continue to deliver instruction via distance learning. As earlier stated, Distance Learning information is available on the school website.

During this uncertain time, our focus will continue to be on the education of

We will continue to monitor guidance from state and federal authorities and will keep you informed.

Stay safe and well, Bulldog Family.

RCS Communications

13 days ago

Distance Learning Begins Monday

RCS Parents and Guardians,

This is just a reminder that we will implement our Distance Learning plan on Monday, March 23. Please make sure your son/daughter logs in and works on their assignments on a daily basis. Encourage them to stay caught up with their assignments. If they have questions, students should contact their teachers during the office hours that are listed. There is a link for teacher office hours on our Distance Learning page.

You can find our Distance Learning Information on the RCS website. Go to the top of the home page and click on “Menu.” The Distance Learning Information is listed under “Resources.”

Please understand this is a new process for everyone and we will make adjustments as needed. We are all in this together and we at RCS want to make the best of this learning opportunity for our students during these trying times.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Dave Ebert
M.E.D.
Roxboro Community School

RCS Communications

16 days ago

RCS Parents & Guardians,

We will begin Distance Learning on Monday, March 23. Please encourage your son/daughter to log in and check for their assignments on a daily basis.

Our teachers have been working diligently on their lessons and assignments for our distance learning plan. These lessons and assignments will be posted next week on Canvas, Google Classroom, or through email.

Each teacher will have daily “office hours” where students can reach out to them if they have questions or need assistance with an assignment. These office hours will be posted via one of the formats listed above.

Please understand this is a new process for everyone and we will make adjustments as needed. We are all in this together and we at RCS want to make the best of this learning opportunity for our students during these trying times.

You can find a link to Distance Learning Information on the RCS website. Go to the top of the home page and click on “Menu.” The Distance Learning Information is listed under “Resources.”

We have also added a link at the top of the main page on the RCS website for “COVID-19 Information.” This page offers information and resources for parents about the Coronavirus.

Thank you for your continued support of RCS.

Dave Ebert
M.E.D.
Roxboro Community School

RCS Communications

18 days ago
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