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ROSE Reopening Task Force

The Rose Academies have established the ROSE Reopening Task Force to develop a considerate and safe plan that accommodates our student’s return to school.

In planning for the 2020-2021 school year, the Task Force makes decisions using:

  • Guidance from the Arizona Department of Education Roadmap for Reopening Schools, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Direction from local, state, and national authorities
  • In collaboration with Rose Academies’ parents/guardians, students and employees

By working together and staying connected, the Rose Academies plan to provide a quality educational experience for our students. We are proud to serve students in the Tucson community during these unprecedented times.


Return To School

As you are aware, Governor Ducey issued an executive order delaying the start of in-person school to August 17, 2020 for all Arizona schools.
The Rose Academies will begin the school year on August 6th, as originally scheduled, via online learning. We expect to provide in-person learning on August 17th. At that time students and parents that want to continue online learning will have that option.

We will continue to update you on our plans to reopen in-person learning safely. If you have any questions please contact your school principal.


NOTICE: The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, the Return to School Plan and Safety Protocols will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the continuing trends, guided by local, state, and national authorities.


Distance Learning Plan


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How will schools be cleaned?

Answer: Schools are practicing elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols that are consistent with public health guidelines. This includes sanitizing high-contact surfaces and workstations throughout the day. There are hand sanitizers throughout the building. Staff and students are encouraged to wash their hands often and use hand sanitizer.

Rose is installing UV filters in the air conditioning units to help kill bacteria and viruses and improve air quality in our buildings.

In addition, we have invested in foggers to help sanitize the classrooms. We use EPA approved disinfectants following the CDC guidelines. The machines disperse the disinfectant over 5 to 6 minutes while the atomized particles reach up to 15 ft. settling in all those hard to reach spaces.

Question: How will you handle social distancing in the classroom?

Answer: We are reducing the capacity of students per session to allow for six feet of distance. We are eliminating use of areas where students may congregate. All desks and tables in small group classrooms will be physically distanced.

Question: All staff and students are required to wear masks. Will students and staff have to provide their own masks?

Answer: Yes, students and staff must provide their own masks. Rose will provide face coverings in special situations if they are available.

Question: Does Rose provide technology for students?

Answer: Rose has a limited number of Chromebooks that can be distributed to students under specific circumstances. For a list of low-cost internet resources, please click here.

Question: Can my student transition from online learning to in-person learning or vice versa?

Answer: Yes, students can change from online learning to in-person learning. Students will be required to fill out a request form due to reduced seating capacity for our in-person learning sessions.

Question: Is the online program the same as the in-person learning?

Our curriculum is available through Odysseyware so students who choose online learning are accessing the same curriculum as students who choose in-person learning. Students who choose online learning will receive direct instruction via video conferencing or phone whereas students who choose in-person learning have direct instruction with a teacher in the classroom. This model makes it easy for students to transition at any time between the two options to accommodate any situation.

Question: How will teachers provide instruction with the two learning options?

Answer:

In Person Learning Option – In-person learning option is our normal program of instruction using our blended learning model. We will have reduced student capacity per session to maintain health guidelines so seating per session will be limited. Students will choose from one of our three sessions and attend school 20 hours a week Monday through Thursday. Teachers will be available to work with students individually and in small group. Students choosing this option still have access remotely to get ahead in coursework.

Online Learning Option – Students will complete coursework online through Odysseyware and MS Teams. Students will complete assignments in Odysseyware and are expected to join regular classes virtually, following an expected level of participation. 

Students can work online anytime. Teachers will provide instruction via MS Teams. Within MS Teams teachers will use video conferencing to teach and check-in with students, as well as videos of instruction can be accessed to assist students who are working online at various times of the day. Students choosing this option can also schedule time to come in on Fridays to work one on one with a teacher if necessary. Fridays will be significantly reduced student capacity as it is not a normal school day.

Question: Is the school screening staff and students prior to coming to school/work?

Answer: Yes, screening procedures are in place for staff and students to self-identify their COVID symptoms and to stay home. 

 Question: What protocol will be followed when a student or staff member presents with COVID symptoms? Or tests positive for COVID?

Answer: We will ensure Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines are met by implementing staff and student screening prior to entering the building. We have isolation protocols in place for any staff or students developing symptoms while they are in the building. If a staff or student tests positive for COVID we would notify those with direct exposure while maintaining confidentiality of the individual and require those individuals to self-quarantine until they are symptom free for 72 hours or until test results are received. There are additional cleaning protocols in place in the event that this happens. We continue to update our protocols based on local health and CDC guidelines.

Question: What if my child has an IEP? 

Answer: Students with IEPs or 504 Plans will receive the same support as a normal year (i.e. inclusive practices, accommodations, modifications, etc.). Rose will offer related services either online or in-person on a scheduled date and time to receive related services.


Community Resources

Free Wifi Hotspot and Internet Opportunities

Public libraries: Many public libraries around the state are offering free wifi even when the buildings are closed. Click here for a list. (https://sites.google.com/view/azdigitalinclusion/covid-19-library-resources/library-wifi-map?authuser=0)

Provider

Monthly Cost

Other

Xfinity

·   $40- Up to 100 Mbps

·   $50- Up to 200 Mbps

·   $65- Up to 300 Mbps

·   $10- Internet Essentials

 

·  1 year agreement. Includes 1.2 TB of data per month. Free self-install kit. Equipment available for rent.

·  1 year agreement. Includes 1.2 TB of data per month. Free self-install kit. Equipment available for rent.

·  1 year agreement. Includes 1.2 TB of data per month. Free self-install kit. Equipment available for rent.

·  Must apply and qualify for this program. Students who qualify can also apply to purchase a computer. https://www.internetessentials.com/apply

Century Link

·   $49- Up to 100 Mbps

·   $65- Fiber Gigabit Up to 940 Mbps- Limited Time, online only

·  New Customers- Equipment available for rent or one-time purchase. Self-installation free, Tech-Installed with $125 charge. No contract, cancel at any time.

·  Fiber Gigabit- May not be available in all areas. New customers only.  Free equipment and installation (online orders only, limited time).

Cox

·   $30/month-up to 10 Mbps

·   $40/month-up to 50 Mbps

·   $60/month-up to 150 Mbps

·   $80/month-up to 150 Mbps

·   $100/month-up to 940 Mbps

·   $10/month-Connect2Compete

·   12 months with 1 year service agreement

·   12 months with 1 year service agreement

·   12 months with 1 year service agreement

·   12 months with 1 year service agreement

·   12 months with 1 year service agreement

·   2 free months of internet with Connect2Compete

·   Must apply and qualify for this program. https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html

Department of Economic Security – Basic Needs, Unemployment, Employment

https://des.az.gov/
https://dcs.az.gov/services/young-adult/young-adult-program-resources
https://211arizona.org/

Interfaith Community Services  

icstucson.org or call 520-297-6049

Community Action Partnership

520-724-2667

Community Foodbanks

Tucson
Phone 520-622-0525
3003 S. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85713

Marana
Phone 520-682-3001
11734 W. Grier Road

Marana, AZ 85653

Nogales
520-281-2790
2636 N. Donna Avenue
Nogales, AZ 85621

Salvation Army Tucson 

salvationarmytucson.org or call 520-795-9671

National Alliance of Mental Health

www.nami.org or call 520-622-6000

Youth on Their Own

520-293-1136


Re-Enrollment for 20-21 School Year

We are accepting your registration forms for the next school year.

To complete your re-enrollment paperwork for August, please visit www.roseacademies.schoolmint.net


State Testing

Tentative Testing Window:

April 5- April 30, 2021


Superintendent Updates


AZ Governor/ADE Updates