Transition Continues Next Week to In-Person Learning

A Message from Superintendent Sicoli

In addition to updating you on our transition to in-person learning, I have some personal news to share with the Roseville Area Schools community.
This week I shared with staff and our school board that I will retire at the end of June 2021. I look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with my family. I have spent 41 years in education as a teacher, a coach, a building leader, and a district leader. Above all, I have been a student of the many talented young people, gifted colleagues, and dedicated families whom I have met along the way. 
I cherish the opportunity I have had to serve the students and families of Roseville Area Schools. It has been an honor serving in a strong community that has such incredible staff, students, and families. They have all truly been an inspiration to me. I look forward to continuing to serve Roseville Area Schools in the coming months. The ISD 623 family will always have a special place in my heart.
We will have additional information to share in the coming months about the board's decisions on moving forward with my successor.
Many thanks,

Kindergarten and First Grade Returns Next Week

A reminder that the phased transition of elementary students to in-person learning four days per week begins next week, starting with kindergartners and first graders on Tuesday. If you chose for your student(s) to remain in Distance Learning Academy, note that the asynchronous day shifts to Friday this week. 
Here are some notable upcoming dates:
  • January 25: No school grades K – 8 (Teacher Workshop Day). In-person special education services begin for some secondary students with significant needs at RAHS.
  • January 26: Grades K – 1 shift to in-person learning four days per week (Monday – Thursday) and in-person special education services begin for some students with significant needs at Parkview (DCD) and RAMS.
  • January 29: Weekly district-wide asynchronous learning day from home shifts from Wednesdays to Fridays for all grade levels. 
  • February 1: Early Childhood Special Education begins in-person.
  • February 3 – 5: Pre-K and grades 2 – 4 transition days (no in-school or distance learning for pre-K and grades 2 – 4; grades 5 – 6 remain in distance learning on these days). 
  • February 8: Pre-K and grades 2 – 4 begin in-person learning four days per week (Monday – Thursday).

Asynchronous Day Shifts to Fridays for All Grades

Beginning this coming week, the asynchronous learning day from home will shift from Wednesdays to Fridays for all grade levels district-wide.
After spring break, elementary grades will transition to five-days a week in person, with the school day shortened by 30 minutes at the end of the day to allow for teacher planning. 

Reminder About Mask Requirements and Bring an Extra!

Under the governor's statewide mask mandate, all students and staff in District buildings will be required to wear a face-covering (with the exception of early childhood learners and some students receiving special education services). See the requirements of the governor's mask mandate, as well as exemptions. 
Outside of these exceptions, students cannot refuse to wear a mask in school. Students who do not want to wear a mask in school should consider opting-in to our district’s full-time distance learning program. 
If a student refuses to wear a mask in school, staff will communicate that the face-covering requirement is a learning task and part of maintaining a safe learning environment for every member of the school community. If a student continues to refuse to follow the face-covering requirement, their presence in the classroom creates a health and safety risk to other students and staff. Staff will seek the involvement of the student’s parent/guardian and building administrator in such a case. 
Please make sure to have an extra mask in your student's backpack in case their mask becomes soiled or misplaced. Schools will provide masks for students if they need them, but we ask that you send your students prepared each and every day. 

Check for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to school

All students that come to school must be healthy and have no symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. We need the help of families to make sure their students are well enough to attend school so that school is a safe environment for everyone.
Download this simple tool to help you determine each day if your student or any family member should stay home from school:
This daily screening tool helps you decide if you should go to a school building each day. MDH has provided guidance for schools, including a flow chart when a student or staff member is experiencing the following symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

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