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Superintendent's Update for February 1st Return

January 27, 2021

 Dear Parents, Students and the Roxbury School Community;

      Welcome Back.  It is strange to say this mid-year; however, we are excited to have our students return to our building.  Our in-person instruction will begin on Monday, February   1st.

      During the remote instruction time of the past few weeks, we clearly saw the difference between the in-person instruction and remote instruction.  Our in-person instruction allows our students to be more engaged with each other and their teachers, and provides the structure necessary to ensure effective learning.

      From September to December we were fortunate to continue an uninterrupted period of in-person instruction for our students.  Unlike other schools in our area we were able to provide a consistent format for learning.  We did not have in-person learning one week then shift to remote instruction then back to in-person then to remote…you get the idea.  We thank our students and you, the parents, for following our protocols to allow consistency.

      Linked to this letter is our updated protocol list that will be in effect upon our return on the 1st (changes in red).  We have made some adjustments to ensure that we can continue to maintain in-person learning.  One of the changes we have made is to have students wear masks all day with breaks in the classrooms.  Our elementary classrooms will provide breaks at least every hour for the students.   Our students in grades 7-12 will have breaks each period in the classrooms.  We have also rearranged some of our lunch locations to again provide better distancing for our students.

      We have purchased a new water bottle and mask for each student, which we will distribute upon our return.  It is important that each day your student comes to school with a clean mask and water bottle.  As you know we changed all the water fountains in the building to bottle-fill only.

      We have also adjusted our instructional schedule.  We will now have in-person instruction Monday through Thursday, with remote instruction on Friday instead of Wednesday.  We believe the consistency of four days of in-person instruction in a row will provide a better learning environment for our students.

      We will provide meals to go home with our in-person students on Thursday afternoon, as Friday is a school day with remote instruction for everyone (as Wednesdays were prior to break).  Those students still choosing full-time remote learning will have their meals and academics delivered Friday morning.

      Every Friday CROP will be available for childcare.   This program will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm.  Parents will need to provide transportation for their student, as there will be no transportation to and from the school.  Please call Kristi Hadden at extension 2249 to ensure there will be a spot for your student. 

      Our CROP after-school program and Homework Help program will begin on Monday February 8, 2021.  These after-school programs will run from 3:00-4:30pm.  Transportation will be provided for both after-school programs.

      As of the writing of this letter, we are working closely with our local Department of Health, Delaware League and the Section 4 office to determine the best course of action for the return of sports.  Discussions will be taking place between all entities this week and no decisions have been made at this point  

      To continue to offer in-person learning, we need everyone to continue to do their part by following all safety protocols outside of school — this includes avoiding gatherings with anyone outside of your household.  

      We look forward to seeing everyone safe and healthy Monday, February 1, 2021.


Stay Safe and Healthy,

Jeffrey J. Bennett



Update on 2nd Quarter Report Cards and Midterms

Dear Families,


Thank you all for your continued effort during our remote learning period. Midterm exams and projects have been extended through February 5th this school year giving our students extra time to prepare for optimal achievement. Along with that, report cards will be mailed home on Wednesday, February 10th and some of the midterm exam grades may not be visible until the 3rd marking period on the report card. However, you will be able to view those grades through the parent access center.


Students in grades K-6 have completed their STAR assessments in ELA and Math throughout our remote period along with benchmarking in PreK; if you would like to review these results, please contact your classroom teacher. 


As always, my door is open for our community. 



C. Jill Ten Eyck, Principal
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Tips & Tricks for Remote Learning from the RCS School Counselor
Mental Health Support and Hotlines
As the holidays come upon us,it can be a difficult time for those who struggle with anxiety and depression.  RCS would like parents and students know that there is help and support available, both in and out of the school building, for any one who may be struggling during this time.  Please know that you are not alone, and there are many organizations and hotlines to help you if you need it.  Below is a list of hotlines and numbers, including our school counselor and school psychologist, and an attachment with some warning signs of depression and suicide.  Please contact Mr. Bennett if you have any questions.

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Upcoming Events
Remote Learning PK-12
Mon Jan 25 2021
to Fri Jan 29 2021

Winter Vacation
Sun Feb 14 2021
to Sat Feb 20 2021

Spring Break
Fri Apr 2 2021
to Sat Apr 10 2021

ELA Tests Grades 3-8
Mon Apr 19 2021
to Tue Apr 20 2021

Math Tests Grades 3-8
Mon May 3 2021
to Tue May 4 2021

Memorial Day - No School
Mon May 31 2021
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