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.
Administrators contacted each family to make a plan to get students home as sensibly as possible before the mandated closure.
Distance learning started Monday, March 22nd, one week from departure. We also spoke with each family about each student's ability to work remotely to make sure that plan worked for them. Our staff is committed to providing the kind of support Rock Point ensures, in whatever ways we can, remotely.
Looking ahead, we will evaluate this situation in three-week increments, making decisions based on the most current information we have at that time, to decide whether we are able to resume school at RPS or continue distance learning.
Thank you all for your support and questions to help us move forward through our current health situation.