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at Rock Point School

Emily Skoler Retires After 28 Years

on July 9, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | transitions
After 28 years at Rock Point School, our beloved guidance counselor Emily Skoler is retiring from Rock Point School! Her next step is helping her father with family business as he enters his 90’s. During her time at Rock Point School, Emily served as a reading and writing tutor, then academic coordinator, and finally a guidance/ college counselor. In all of these roles, Emily’s empathy, attention to detail, intelligence, and genuine appreciation for the students have been enormous assets for the school. 
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Meet the Rock Point School Class of 2021

on June 14, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | college transitions
Our class of 2021 is filled with students who have challenged themselves in many ways in their time at Rock Point. From trying new activities to being leaders in the community, they accomplished so much! From left to right in the photo above, meet our graduates:
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Weekend Trip to Lake Willoughby

on September 23, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | transitions community
For the first weekend at Rock Point School, students split up by dorm floors for a weekend of adventures. This year, the 2nd Floor Residents, including new Residential Educators John and Haley, traveled to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for a visit to Lake Willoughby. Our generous Office and Systems Manager, Mary, lent her lake house to the group for the weekend! 
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One Week Down!

on September 22, 2020 By CJ Spirito | transitions
We have been up and running for over a week now! Things look different, but our students are learning our safety protocols, and we are assessing and adjusting as necessary. We are impressed with how quickly they have adapted and how willing they are to help.
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Welcome New Residential Educators!

on August 19, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | transitions
We are excited to introduce two new Residential Educators! Our Residential Educators are crucial to our student experience, sharing their interests, inspiring students to try new things, and guiding them through the challenges of adolescence. We are thrilled to add John Davis and Haley Sparks to the team! 
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FAQ about Distance Learning at RPS

on April 10, 2020 By Abbey Baker | transitions academics COVID-19
We are all new to Distance Learning and there has been a certain amount of trial and error to the process. We wanted to share these answers to Frequently Asked Questions about how we are teaching our students remotely in hopes that it will help people invision what is now becoming the norm across the country for this school year. 
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Physically Distant, Still Deeply Connected

Like most schools, Rock Point School has temporarily suspended our on-campus activities due to COVID-19. As we made arrangements with families to get students home safely, we also started to make plans with our staff about how we could best support our students and their families at this uncertain time. While we know it is necessary to be physically distant at this time, we also know it is crucially important to stay deeply connected to our community.
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Distance Learning Starts Today!

Rock Point School teachers and staff have been working hard to shift learning online while we all stay home and stay healthy during this crisis. Teachers are meeting with each of their classes for 30 minutes a day via Google Hangout and will continue to receive work and give feedback in Google Drive. While things like Chemistry lab will have to be changed pretty dramatically, we are confident that our students and staff will rise to the challenge and continue learning as best we can during this time. As C.J. likes to say, "We will not let the perfect get in the way of the good!"
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UPDATE: COVID-19 Plan for RPS

on March 16, 2020 By CJ Spirito | transitions COVID-19
On March 15th, the Executive Committee and Administrative Team met regarding updates about COVID-19.  The situation is rapidly evolving and recommendations have changed. On that Sunday, the Governor of Vermont issued a mandate that called for Vermont schools to be closed by Wednesday. This has changed our thinking about the plan for keeping Rock Point open. In order to follow best practices happening around us, and lessen the risk for all people in the face of this virus, we have decided to suspend on-campus programming at Rock Point effective Monday, March 16.
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Career Exploration: Veterinary Medicine

During their work with our college counselor or weekly meetings with their advisors, students explore who they've been, who they are now, and who they want to be.  There is a big focus on personal qualities and values, but students are also encouraged to explore potential career paths.  Staff can help them connect with professionals in the community. 
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