Fall Planning Update

Fall Planning Update
Posted on 07/17/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Fall Planning UpdateDear Bulldog Families,

Last night (7/16/20) the Rolla Board of Education discussed plans presented by Superintendent Hounsom regarding the commencement of fall classes in the Rolla School District. While plans are not yet finalized, these foundational pieces are being made available so you can begin your planning process and decide what’s right for your family.

Bulldogs can Return to Learn in 2 primary ways: 

In-seat classes will be provided for any student who wishes to enroll. The following measures will be in place for those who choose to learn in person:
Appropriate risk mitigation
Cohort modeling (keeping small groups together, but separate from full population)
Social distancing as much as possible
Changes in daily routines
Altered schedules and teaming approaches
Reduction of large group gatherings
The Board is still considering multiple options for masking guidelines within common areas of the buildings and in district classrooms. At this time, masks are strongly recommended for both students and staff.  

Online Classes & Distance Learning will be available to any student who wishes to enroll. Please note that online learning will be entirely different than efforts made during the spring school closure. You can expect:
Fully accountable courses
Rigorous content aligned with Missouri Learning Standards
Teacher contact and support
Workloads comparable to in-seat students

We ask that families choose the model that best supports their needs, and plan to commit to their choice for a minimum of one semester. We will have contingency plans in place for students to quickly switch from in-seat to online learning should the need arise. 

We know you may still have many questions and we appreciate your patience as we construct plans with the best interests of students, staff, and families in mind. Plans are on track to be finalized and available to you by August 1st.  Please complete online registration for your student as soon as possible, whether you choose to Return to Learn in person or online. At this time, the enrollment process is the same for both options. The district will communicate the process for parents to select the online learning option over the next week.  The sign up period will be open through the first week of August to allow families time to make this important decision. Registration for the 2020-21 school year will remain open through the first week of August. Enrollment links are available on our website at www.rolla31.org under the Parents & Students tab or by clicking these direct links: 

Returning Students Click Here
New Students Click Here

Thank you for placing your trust in us during this uncertain time. We look forward to sharing more information with you very soon.