Rockwood releases Alternative Learning Plan

District addresses new learning plan among COVID-19 outbreak

In an email sent to parents, Rockwood School District has extended Spring Break and activated a new remote learning plan, Wednesday, March 18.

School faculty will undergo training for the new Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) early next week. The plan will then go into effect with the first day of remote classes for students, Thursday, March 26.

The ALP has three goals: To maintain relationships between students and staff, to keep students connected to their schools and peers and to continue instruction and feedback toward progress of essential course outcomes.

Rockwood’s goal is for the first two days of online learning to be focused on communication less than content. Then, beginning Monday, March 30, the focus will shift toward content, evaluation and grading.

For students that do not have access to internet, the district has released a Google Form so that students can access mobile hotspots.

For elementary students who do not have RSD-issued Chromebooks, the district also sent out a Google Form for these students to request devices to complete their online learning.

Rockwood will continue to send out emails to parents over the next week updating them of the situation and how the ALP will look. For more information, head to the ALP page on the Rockwood website.