RHS Transition to 4 Day Schedule

Starting Tuesday, April 20

Dear RHS Students and Families -

Important Update:


On April 12, the ISD 196 School Board approved changing to the secondary hybrid learning model, which increases the number of in-person learning days from two to four days each week beginning Tuesday, April 20.


  • Students in the hybrid learning model who are currently attending two days of in-person learning will attend four days of in-person learning each week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be distance learning.

  • Students in the 196 Digital Academy full-time distance learning model will now have the opportunity to join synchronous Zoom sessions up to four days each week.


If your student plans to stay in their current learning model (in-person or 196 Digital Academy), there is no action needed. If you have questions, please contact your school counselor or case manager.


The deadline to make this change is Friday, April 16 as our teachers need to create seating charts to ensure the safest possible environments for our students. You can find a short question and answer document here. If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school counselor. Teachers will have one day for preparation on Monday, April 19 and then students will return to school on Tuesday, April 20.


If your student is attending in-person and you receive a call from us regarding a close contact exposure requiring a 14-day quarantine, we ask for your understanding, grace, and support. We are following guidelines and rules set forward by MDH and CDC in order for all our students to continue to be safe and healthy.


We are excited about the return to four days of in-person learning. We are looking forward to supporting and continuing the learning for both of our in-person and Digital Academy students as we make this transition.


Be Kind. Stay calm. Go Irish!! ☘️


Sincerely,

Pete Roback

Principal


#irishstrong

#WeCanDoThisTogether

Important Dates

  • Friday, April 16: Deadline for Cohort Change Requests
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Schedule Options and Schedule Change Requests

*The request form is now closed. Please contact your student's counselor or case manager with cohort questions or requests.


Students in the hybrid learning model who are currently attending two days of in-person learning will attend four days of in-person learning each week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Students in the 196 Digital Academy full-time distance learning model will join synchronous Zoom sessions four days each week, following the 7-period day schedule.


If your student plans to stay in their current learning model (in-person or 196 Digital Academy), there is no action needed.


  • If your student wants to request a cohort change due to the transition to the 4 day week schedule, it will be for the remainder of the trimester.
  • All requests to change from Digital Academy to In-person hybrid learning will be subject to maintaining health and safety guidelines.

STUDENT SCHEDULE SUMMARY

*The scheduled days and times will remain the same, students will attend 4 days a week.
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RHS Hybrid Learning Schedule

*The scheduled days and times will remain the same, students will attend 4 days a week.
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Printable Hybrid Schedule (below)

*The scheduled days and times will remain the same, students will attend 4 days a week.

Student Lunch Schedule

To determine your lunch time find your 5th period teacher on the list found HERE.
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Building Open for Walk Throughs (for those returning from Distance Learning)

Rosemount High School will be open for students to walk their schedules and re-familiarize themselves with our building on Monday, April 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Hard copies of our building map will be available for students to pick up, and staff will be on hand to help students as needed.

NEW: Social Distancing (6 feet and 3 feet)

We all share responsibility for maintaining as much distance as possible throughout the day.


Social distancing in classrooms will be reduced from 6 feet to a minimum of 3 feet between students which may result in additional quarantines. Individuals that are in close contact (see below) with a lab-confirmed positive COVID case will be required to quarantine for 14 days.



Due to the increased number of students at Rosemount, the number of students who will be required to quarantine will increase.

  • Individuals that are distanced at 6 feet or more throughout the day will not quarantine.
  • In most of our classrooms, students will be within 6 feet distance from each other resulting in an increased number of quarantines requirements.
  • Close contact is defined as contact with inside 6 feet with a lab-confirmed COVID positive case for a combined 15 minutes or longer in a single 24 hour period.


Hallway Expectations:



  • Students, upon arrival to school, may not congregate in any common areas and instead must go to the lunchroom or to first period.
  • Students only have four minutes between classes which doesn’t allow for socializing.
  • Stairways are one way only between classes.
  • To avoid congestion at the Main and East entrance at dismissal, Freshmen will be released at 1:39pm, Sophomore s at 1:40pm, Juniors at 1:41pm, and Seniors at 1:42pm.


Cafeteria Expectations:


  • To avoid congestion at the lunch exits, students are expected to remain at their table until the dismissal bell.

  • All three entrances to the Student Center are for inbound students and all hallways are for outbound students. This is effective because the entire lunchroom is vacated before the next lunch shift for cleaning purposes.

  • Contact tracing will be in effect in the Student Center; similar to classrooms, social distancing will be reduced from 6 feet to 3 feet per MDH guidelines.

  • Students will be required to bring their phone or iPad to the cafeteria, scan a QR code attached to their table, and sit at the assigned socially distanced number.


See below for quarantine guidelines for individuals who are fully vaccinated. (Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals (updated as of April 7, 2021)

Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals (updated as of April 7, 2021)

Who does not need to quarantine:


If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and have close contact with someone with COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:


  • Your illness was confirmed with a positive lab test in the past 90 days.
  • You have fully recovered.
  • You do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.


If someone has completed COVID-19 vaccination (two doses in a two dose series or one dose in a one-dose series) and is exposed, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:


  • The COVID-19 exposure was at least 14 days after their vaccination series was fully completed.
  • They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.

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 jennifer.dwyer@district196.org 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

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.

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.
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