RRCS Parent Newsletter
Volume 2 Number 1 (August 7, 2020)
It is my pleasure to WELCOME you to the 2020-2021 school year here at the Ross! We are excited to have our returning families and look forward to meeting our new families in the near future. As you are aware, all CCS schools are beginning the year Virtually under the state's Plan C. We were already prepared to start this way in July so it really isn't much of a change for our staff. I do know that there are many opinions out there about this plan, but know we have the health and safety of our students, families, and staff at the heart of all decisions. The purpose of this communication is to make you aware of important information that will help create a smooth start for all.
We want to stress that we are back in school. It is the expectation that all students are joining their live classes daily and submitting all assignments through Canvas, which is our Learning Management Platform for the 2020-2021 school year. Attendance will be counted and all assignments will be graded. All grades will count toward the final course grade and GPA for high school students. We need your support to ensure students are connecting, staying updated with attendance and school work.
Effective August 3rd, our administrative team and 12-month staff will return to the building on a regular basis. Our phone lines will be answered during normal business hours at the school from 8:00- 4:00 PM daily. We hope this will help to make communication easier with our families. Teachers will have the option to teach from their classrooms or to continue teleworking from home. Please utilize the teacher's email for regular communication with them. All email addresses can be found on our school website.
We look forward to partnering with you to make this a successful year for all children. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns! Again, WELCOME!
Yours in Education,
Felix M. Keyes
Expectations During Virtual Learning
2020-2021 Calendar Update
Student Schedules 2020-2021
Please note that all middle school schedules are subject to change based on the need to balance classes after actual enrollment in the first ten days. We ask for your patience in advance.
High School students may contact Mr. Mac at RangelMcLaurin@ccs.k12.nc.us to request a schedule change if needed. Requests will be approved based on availability.
Daily Schedule for Instruction
Middle school classes will meet live for 30 minutes each day and the rest of the period will allow students to complete assigned work and practice for that class.
High school classes will meet live for one hour daily and the last 30 minutes will be for students to work independently or in small groups on assignments for their class.
Students are expected to be in attendance daily for live sessions and ready to participate.
Device and Materials Distribution
Tuesday August 11th 9:00- 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 13th 4:00- 7:00 PM
Parents will use the main driveway to pick-up devices on these dates.
All parents are asked to go online to complete the lunch application for free/reduced lunch. Paper copies will be available and can be returned to any of the feeding sites during lunch hours. The link is below to complete the application online.
How to Access Canvas for Students
High School Parent Nights
Seniors - 8/24 - https://meet.google.com/ejp-bwum-rwj
Juniors - 8/25 - https://meet.google.com/gqj-gmme-fng
Sophomores - 8/26 - https://meet.google.com/aus-wkwz-fup
Freshmen - 8/27 - https://meet.google.com/ruv-fciu-tjy
Middle School Title I Curriculum Night
PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW STATEMENT
As required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title I Part A. Information is available at our school to include but is not limited to the following:
· the school improvement plan
· qualifications of your child’s teacher and/or teacher assistant
· professional development opportunities for teachers and assistants to ensure highly qualified personnel
· opportunities for parent involvement and input
· the district improvement plan
· the district parent involvement policy
· the district report card and the school report card
Please contact our school and we will be glad to provide you with this information upon request.