20-21 | Back to School

We have known for some time that the 2020-2021 school year was going to be unlike any other we have experienced. For months our leadership team and faculty have worked tirelessly, devoting their full attention and resources to be ready to deliver an exceptional education for each student under each of the three scenarios we presented in June so that we could be as prepared as possible for the 2020-2021 school year. As many of you know, we have worked through numerous iterations of these plans as we have received guidance from health officials and input from students, parents and staff.

While all children have different needs for in-person learning, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff has to be our top priority. It is our responsibility to offer the safest possible environment to learn and work, while cognizant that we can’t guarantee a COVID free environment. 

 Our reopening Plan
First page of the PDF file: Reopening-Plan-20-21

last updated Nov. 16

On September 8, the Rochambeau 2020-2021 school year has begun in our Full Time Distance Learning scenario for all students.

On October 5, we have begun a phased reopening of our school campuses as part of our Hybrid Program.

 Return-to-Campus Plan (updated nov 13)
 
Phase 1: October 5th
  • Bradley Campus: PS and MS
  • Rollingwood Campus: CP (including CP and CE1/CE2 Immersion classes)
  • Forest Rd Campus: CE1
Phase 2: October 26th
  • Bradley Campus : GSA
  • Rollingwood Campus: GSB and GSC
  • Forest Rd Campus: CE2 (4 in-person days and 1 distance learning day by week), 6th grade and 12th grade with Science specialties for lab work.
Phase 3: November 9th 
  • Forest Rd Campus: CM1 and CM2
Phase 3 bis: November 16th 
  • Forest Rd Campus:  11th grade with Science specialties for lab work.
 

During the initial re-opening phase, the rest of secondary school students will remain on full distance learning mode.

 Criteria that made this decision possible
 
  • Health Data: The local, state, national and international health metrics and report from COVID Data group.
  • The Maryland State Department of Education guidelines confirming a hybrid reopening for schools would be permissible under the current health conditions.
  • School Resources and Needs: A sufficient alignment of our school’s resources (classroom spaces, new health procedures, availability of teachers, technology innovations) and needs expressed by families, especially at the Primary grades.
  • Montgomery County Recommendations: The guidance advising private schools to remain closed expires on October 1.

Preschool

  • Reopening Phases
  • Overview of Distance Learning Program
  • Overview of Hybrid Learning plan
  • Drop-off & pick-up on campuses
  • Return-to-campus forms
  • Sample daily schedule
  • Presentations & recordings of Parent meetings

Elementary

  • Reopening Phases
  • Overview of Distance Learning Program
  • Overview of Hybrid Learning plan
  • Drop-off & pick-up on campuses
  • Return-to-campus forms
  • Sample daily schedule
  • Presentations & recordings of Parent meetings

Middle School

  • Reopening Phases
  • Overview of Distance Learning Program
  • Drop-off & pick-up on campuses
  • Description of synchronous and asynchronous instructional model
  • Outline of daily organization
  • Daily schedules
  • Presentations & recordings of Parent meetings

High School

  • Reopening Phases
  • Overview of Distance Learning Program
  • Description of synchronous and asynchronous instructional model
  • Exam preparation focus
  • Outline of daily organization
  • Daily schedules
  • Presentations & recordings of Parent meetings

Health-Safety

  • Health and Safety guidelines
  • Preventing illness

On Campus

  • On campus procedures
  • Facilities modifications

Technology

  • Student technology programs

Student Well-being

  • Student supports
  • Family resources

Afterschool Programs

  • Info coming soon

FAQ for Families

  • Common questions and answers

Family Resources

  • Return-to-campus forms & info
  • Other resources