JA Cub Report

Weekly Report #28: May 6, 2022


Due to an increase in COVID cases, our in-person spring music concerts are moving to virtual. We will record the performances and send the links out via newsletter and Skylert. Thank you for your understanding!

APRIL Students of the Month

6th Grade:

Samuel Kaspar

Kotori Campbell

Devon Lombardi

Quan Nguyen

Leen Yassin

Sophie Ginder

Alex Lemons

Noah Tong

Jacob Smith

Carmelo Vargas

Brian Nguyen

Andy Nguyen

Aaliyah Dybing

Aisha Shire

7th Grade:

Ruby Truong

Ethan Rath

Jeffrey Cruz Reyes

Thi Lai

Davis Wheeler

Joshua Gamboa

Jarek Woods

Mujahid Yusuf

Parker Nelson

Donovan Reed

Natalie Stencel

Sofia Ziebell

Ethan Hasvold

8th Grade:

Meashou Basree

Mac Schad

Elena Heidt

Angel Prasoetphong

Ruben Narciso

Mabok Mabok

Madison Simons

Okunyi Ojulu

Yassir Zeroual

Kendra G Kampmeier

Collette LeClair

Arsene Lukong

Chyanna Douk

Trinity Rafdahl-Northouse

Lynnea Kelly

PTSA Help for 2022-23 School Year

We are in need of more members in our PTSA group. A lot are transitioning to Dakota. If interested, please email Mr. Matzek at ismatzek@rochesterschools.org
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Bike Swap Saturday, May 7th 10:00 – 2:00

Join Rochester Community Bike Club - Pata de Perro for the annual bike swap. Bring your used bikes (and a $10 donation) to sell or donate bikes you are not using to the club. If you are looking for a bike, come and see what sellers and Pata de Perro have to offer. The mission of Pata de Perro is to refurbish used bikes to redistribute to people in the community.

Location: Armory parking lot across from The Castle on Broadway, Rochester, MN

Saturday May 7th, 2022 from 10:00 - 2:00 PM


• Used bicycles for adults and children

• Used bicycle gear

• Refurbished bicycles from Rochester Community Bike Club (Pata de Perro)


• For a donation of $10 you can sell your used bikes and bike gear. Items not sold should be picked up by 2:00, or they will be donated. Seller determines price.

• All funds raised will support local efforts to make Rochester a more bicycle-friendly community.

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COVID Reminders

  • If your student is symptomatic, please stay home! This includes all symptoms listed on the At-Home COVID Screening for Students and Staff.
  • Per Rochester Public Schools Safe & Open Schools Plan (updated March 7, 2022), parents and guardians will be contacted for immediate pick up for any students that are symptomatic during the school day. Recommendations are for the symptomatic student to test for COVID.
  • At-home antigen tests are available through the school for symptomatic students upon parent/guardian request.

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Dashboard reflects reported cases in the school buildings or programs. Dashboard will include the name of buildings reporting cases for that week.

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Minnesota Rule 4605.7070

Requires schools to report cases of COVID-19 to local public health and MDH.

  • Staff should still contact the building COVID-19 Co-Coordinators to report confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • Families should still contact their school’s main office if they have a COVID-19 positive child.


School Board Policy 808 was amended on March 1.

Masks are strongly recommended, but not required unless 5% or more of the students and staff in an RPS school or facility test positive for COVID-19 in one reporting week.

When 5% threshold is met, all students, staff, and visitors to that school would be required to wear masks for two weeks. Cases would be reevaluated after two weeks to determine continuation or discontinuation of mask requirement. [Note: an update to the plan may include: for small programs/facilities, mask requirements will be 5% of students and staff above a minimum of 3 or more cases].

Instances were masks are still mandated:

  • Students in early childhood programs who are younger than five years of age; until/unless vaccinations are approved for under five years OR community level transmission level is high.
  • Staff who tested positive for COVID-19 and who have completed 5-day isolation followed by a negative antigen test will be required to wear a mask in RPS facilities days 6-10 of isolation timeline.
  • Staff in health services providing direct cares to students.
  • Students with COVID-like symptoms who are waiting for parent/guardian pick up to go home.

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REMINDER: Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures

Reminder, the front loop is for BUSES ONLY. In order to keep all families safe (and to limit frustration), please follow these procedures from 7:55-8:20 and 2:30-until all busses are gone.

Doors open at 8:05 a.m. Students will social distance outside until 8:05 a.m.

  • Door 1 – Grade 6
  • Door 2 – Grade 7
  • Door 9 – Grade 8

Students then enter the building and go to their classrooms. The main circle/turn around near the main entrance is reserved for buses ONLY before/after school.

If you drive your child to John Adams, refer to the diagram (above) to understand expected traffic patterns. Cars entering/dropping off students should enter the parking lot on the east side of the building in the entrance only and let students out at the curb side of the parking lot next to the building. End of day, buses will utilize the curb area all the way to the stop sign on 31st Street. Handicap parking is available in the front of the John Adams Parking lot.

When waiting for your child after school, please be aware that other cars are arriving and leaving behind you. Good drop off and pick up areas are marked with a star on the map.

CAUTION. While we work to get all students to use crosswalks, this does not always happen. Be alert to students who may be crossing outside of crosswalks!

Email for all COVID results

John Adams now has an email for parents to provide all COVID related information.


Thank you!

Mr. Brant Goetz


"Thank you teachers, office staff, and paraprofessionals. THANK YOU, parents and students!" -Mr. Goetz