Latest updates as of 5/18/2020
As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, families are invited to pick-up their children's belongings either Thursday, May 28th or Friday, May 29th from 2-6PM.
This will be a curbside pick up process and you will follow a designated route in the elementary parking lot.
Grades K - 3 Elementary Cafeteria Entrance
Grades 4-6 Elementary Gym Entrance
Grades 7 - 12 HS Auditorium Entrance
*Medication Pick-up High School Cafeteria Entrance
The RASD Board of Directors approved the Rockwood School District Student Food Pantry Program.
The next food distribution date will be Wednesday, May 20 from 4:30 - 6 PM in the Rockwood Elementary Parking Lot. This pick will complement the Lazarus Gate Food Pantry at St. Luke's Luther Church and will also be available for pick up from 4:30 - 6:00 PM every other Wednesday. The Lazarus Gate will operate May 27, 2020.
There are three food distribution dates remaining for the 2019-20 school year.
Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 27
Wednesday, June 3
Immediate family of current Rockwood Area School District students can receive curbside pick up starting Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 4-6 PM in the Rockwood Elementary Parking Lot. The program will continue weekly based upon need. Information related to future dates will be posted on the website under the Student Food Distribution Program. The distribution could increase in frequency based on community needs. Food being distributed will include perishable and non-perishable food items. The distributed food is intended to supply needed meals for families over multiple days. This program is based on the requirements of the school lunch program.
This program is open to families of current Rockwood Area School District students, including those enrolled in Pre-K. This is open to All families regardless of income. This is a community outreach program.
Do you know how long the school closure will last? Is it possible it could last longer than two weeks?
On April 9, 2020, Governor Wolf's directive all schools in Pennsylvania to be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The Continuity of Education Plan will change to a project-based program during the 4th Quarter.
Students are permitted to complete make-up work, enrichment, and review through April 17th. Additional credit for work completed will be added to the student's Q3 grade. Quarter 4 grades will be based upon a Pass-Fail grading format. Passing grades will be assigned a 95%. Failing grades will be assigned a 45%.
No, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced on March 19, 2020, the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).
RASD is operating the "Continuity of Education Plan" and is moving to a project-based program during the 4th Quarter. *See RASD Continuity of Education Plan"
To access Scholarships: Go to the "Departments" tab on our website and select "Student Services." Scholarship Information is updated as new scholarships become available. Check back daily.
To request a transcript: Official Transcripts will be processed on Wednesday of each week. You can email, fax, or call to request a transcript. Please provide as many details as possible when requesting a transcript.
Contact Shanda Pletcher at 814-926-4688 ext. 1127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call. Guidance office fax number 814-926-2043.
PDE will not penalize districts/schools that fail to meet the minimum 180-days requirements as a result of COVID-19.
PDE recognizes that schools will not be penalized for failing to meet the minimum 180-days requirement because of COVID-19 response efforts, must schools adjust their calendars to meet those requirements?
Schools are strongly encouraged to plan possible adjustments to their calendars (e.g., use of snow days, Act 80 days, an extension of the school year, etc.) to provide as much instruction as possible during this unprecedented event. Once PDE develops additional guidance, we will update you.
Supplemental resources for students to enrich, refresh, or practice skills within their grade level and subject matter are located on the district's website.
What is the district's position going forward on obtaining and maintaining online classes in the event of bad weather and mass shutdowns in the future?
The District has always believed the best place to educate students is within the classrooms of our school district with the direction of highly qualified and caring educators; along with the assistance of educational technology and resources.
When providing continuity of education during closings, schools may offer opportunities in varying degrees of intensity, from enrichment and review to full instructional days. Whatever opportunities a district provides that would qualify as an instructional day must ensure full access to a free and appropriate public education for all students, including students with disabilities, students with limited access to internet service, and other constraints