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HISTORICAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISTRICT'S INITIAL REPSONSE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19

Remote Learning at Rochester Community Schools

"When we look at remote learning opportunities... it's about making sure our students, teachers and administrators are connecting with each other and maintaining strong relationships. Providing continuity, stability and setting a good example for our students will continue to define who we are at Rochester Community Schools."

Using technology to connect at Rochester Community Schools

"Technology is not just about accessing data on your phones, tablets or computers. It’s about connecting to other people: teachers, fellow students, friends, family and the community at large. We're working together to get everyone connected."

Food services at Rochester Community Schools

All children under the age of 18 and Special Education students under the age of 26 are eligible to receive a bagged breakfast and lunch for the duration of the program. Children do not have to be registered with Rochester Community Schools to participate. To sign up for the food service program, call (248) 726-4618 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. or email focfoodservice@rochester.k12.mi.us.

Message from Dr. Shaner regarding the current unprecedented situation

We will continue to share resources and updates as we work together to care for our community. For questions or concerns, please click on the Talk to Us feature on our website.

RCS Continuity of Learning Plan and FAQ - COVID-19

The learning continues. As we examine opportunities in this twenty-first century environment, the Rochester Community School District will provide remote learning opportunities for our students and continue to make those valuable connections that are essential for growth. Through interactive lesson delivery, unique activities, and the use of mixed media platforms, our team remains resolutely committed to ensuring that the outstanding educational experience continues within our district.

Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan. With great care and thoughtful consideration, the district developed a student-focused Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan that ensures all students have equitable access to education in a remote learning environment. The plan was submitted to the Oakland Schools Intermediate School District (ISD) on April 7 and was approved the following day.

Please click here to view the RCS Continuity of Learning Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions. The following list of Frequently Asked Questions is current as of April 16, 2020. Additional information will be provided as updates become available.

Please click here for the list of Community FAQ, April 16, 2020.

Technology. During this unprecedented district closure, one of our goals is to use technology as a tool to cultivate our student-teacher relationships and engage in remote learning. At this time, the quickest way to access technical support is by emailing: RemoteLearning@rochester.k12.mi.us. If you are unable to contact us by email, please reach out on our technology support line at (248)-726-3099.

Talk to Us. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is always our highest priority. We are committed to providing our families with updates as new information about the coronavirus, COVID-19, becomes available. For questions, please use the Talk to Us feature on our website at www.rochester.k12.mi.us. During this fluid and unprecedented time, the support, flexibility, and patience of our community is appreciated as we work to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Update

Information regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, is changing on an hourly basis. We consider recommendations from the experts and proceed with an overabundance of caution. There is nothing more important than the safety of our students and staff.

Prevention. Experts indicate that the best prevention for COVID-19, and any other virus, such as the cold or flu, is to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs.
  • Remain six feet from peers and colleagues.

It’s an evolving situation. As the situation regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to evolve around the world, we have heard from families who are both seeking guidance and expressing concerns. We understand your concerns and will continue to provide information as it becomes available. In the meantime, we ask all families to exercise universal precautions whenever possible. If you or your family member have symptoms similar to the flu, please contact your physician.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided the following guide as an additional resource for the community. For more information, please visit the MDHHS wesite at: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

MDHHS Exposure Chart-Resized

Resources (Please click on the title of the resource to access information)

Please click here for a complete list of resources, as of April 3, 2020.

Resources for Parent

Student Friendly Resources

Updates for High School Students

Government Resources

FFCRA Poster - Employee Rights for leave

FFCRA Poster WH1422 Non-Federal.pdf

FFCRA Poster WH1422 Non-Federal