Rosemount H.S. Return to Hybrid

Wednesday, February 17

Dear RHS Students and Families -

Important Update:

As a follow-up to messaging recently sent by District 196, seniors will be able to return to the hybrid learning model next Monday, February 22, along with students in grades 6-11.

Revised guidance for secondary students (grades 6-12) was announced by Governor Walz February 17, one day after the district successfully appealed to the Minnesota Department of Education to bring all four high school grades back to the hybrid learning model on February 22.

  • Students in grades 9-12 and in Cohort A and B will resume in-person learning two days per week in the new 7-period hybrid schedule.

  • Digital Academy students (Cohort C) will join their Cohort A and B peers via Zoom during classes at their scheduled time for each period.

  • Our Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous/independent learning days with opportunities for in-person or digital student support and interventions. Food service and transportation will be available for students on these days beginning February 24th.

With every decision made, the health and safety of our students, staff, and community is at the core in all discussions and remains our top priority. We will be eager to put our work and planning into action and transition to a new Hybrid learning model on February 22!

We are proud of the RHS Community and remain steadfast in our commitment to helping students learn and thrive despite the challenges we all face. In addition, we remain optimistic that we will all do our part as a Community to follow health and safety guidelines so in-person learning and other school opportunities remain a reality for the remainder of the year..

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the information provided below.

Be kind. Stay calm. Go Irish!! ☘️


Pete Roback




Important Dates

  • Thursday & Friday, February 18 & 19: Current Distance Learning schedule for students (9am-1pm -- four-period day schedule)
  • Monday, February 22: First day of NEW hybrid in-person learning for grades 9-12.

Cohorts Defined

  • Cohort A includes students with last names beginning with A-K.
  • Cohort B includes students with last names beginning with L-Z.
  • Digital Academy A (Distance Learning) students with last names beginning A-K will join their peers in Cohort A with Zoom.
  • Digital Academy B (Distance Learning) students with last names beginning L-Z will join their peers in Cohort B with Zoom.
Big picture

RHS Hybrid Learning Schedule

Big picture

Student Lunch Schedule

To determine your lunch time find your 5th period teacher on the list found HERE.
Big picture

Trimester 3 Cohort Change Request

Students will continue in their current cohort for Trimester 3. No action is required.

Cohort A, Cohort B and Digital Academy (Cohort C) students and families can confirm their cohort status in Campus: Go to ---Documents > Full Year Schedule > scroll to bottom for Blended Learning Group

If your student wants to request a cohort change for Trimester 3, it will be for the entire trimester.

Health and safety guidelines were followed to ensure appropriate class size limits for Cohort A (A-K) and Cohort B (L-Z) students for in-person instruction for Trimester 2 & 3. All requests will be subject to maintaining health and safety guidelines.

An online form will be made available to request a cohort change for Trimester 3 from February 23 through February 26.

School Hours

  • Doors Open: 7:15 AM

  • Arrival of Buses at RHS: 7:25 AM (approx.)

  • Start of School: 7:45 AM

  • End of School: 1:42 PM

  • Doors Close: 2:00 PM (exception allowed for students involved in after school activities)

Note: Under pandemic circumstances, the school is not to be a place for students to congregate before or after school. The social distancing precautions combined with limited supervision mean that students are not to be dropped off before 7:15 AM and must exit the building by 2:00 PM. Students who don’t eat breakfast must report to their first class upon arrival. Students will NOT be allowed to congregate and will be directed to their 1st period class.

Health and Safety

Our school nurse is Jenny Dwyer, RN, BSN, LSN. She holds certifications as a registered nurse, school nurse, and public health nurse in addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Nurse Dwyer is working closely with our district health services and is helping us coordinate our health plan at Rosemount. We are fortunate to have her expertise and experience here at Rosemount. Her contacts are and (651) 423-7520.

  • We will continue to be diligent in providing a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff.
  • Everyone has a responsibility in achieving a school that is safe.
  • The face covering policy and physical distancing (6 feet) protocol will be strictly enforced.
  • We have disposable masks available for students that forget a mask from home.
  • Lockers will not be assigned to students to prevent congregation.
  • When students arrive to school in the morning, they will either eat breakfast (distanced in Student Commons) or go directly to their first class for the day. At the end of the day, students will leave the building unless they are waiting for a practice or activity that will begin at 3:15 pm.
  • Students and teachers will disinfect their surfaces at the beginning of each period.

Parent/Guardians at Rosemount

  • To ensure and protect the health and safety of our students and faculty/staff, parents & guardians will visit Rosemount by appointment only. We will do what we can to accommodate meetings through Zoom call.
  • Parents & Guardians may continue to drop off items for students during the school day at our security office at our main entrance

Let's continue in our commitment to:

  • Be Aware and Monitor our health each day (see link below for a symptoms checklist)
  • Wash our hands properly.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance.
  • Wear masks/face coverings.
  • Show care for our community

Symptoms Checklist

1. I am not exhibiting any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19 (see below)

2. I have not been in close contact with anyone within the last 14 days who has been quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19.

3. I have not been advised by any medical provider or health authority that I may have been exposed to COVID-19.

4. I have not traveled out of the country in the past 30 days, or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled out of the country in the past 30 days.

5. I understand that in the case that I am notified that I have been exposed to COVID-19 or start to exhibit any of the symptoms above, I will immediately notify Ms. Dwyer.

Any student or faculty/staff member who is in close contact with another person who tests positive for COVID19 will be required to quarantine for 14 days and is encouraged to get a COVID19 test. The 14 day quarantine is required regardless of the outcome of their own test. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of the person testing positive (masked or not) for 15 minutes or more or living in the same household.

NOTE: Our plan at Rosemount has been developed to reduce incidents of close contact.

COVID-19 Symptoms Defined:

Common symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • chills
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • congestion
  • or loss of taste or smell.

Other less common symptoms include:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea

About Rosemount H.S.

Rosemount High School (est. 1918) is a comprehensive and college preparatory public high school located in Rosemount (suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul), Minnesota with an enrollment of 2,463 students in grades 9-12. Rosemount is a community centered school that offers award winning academic, artistic, and athletic programs. The school has been distinguished as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.
Big picture