Rockford Public Schools Plan For Distance Learning Longterm…Just In Case

From a news release: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced students and staff will tentatively return to school on Wednesday, April 8. But RPS 205 leaders are planning for the worst: that our schools might remain closed for the rest of this school year. We’re hopeful that’s not the case, but we must be prepared.

We plan to launch our Distance Learning website and lesson plans from teachers on Thursday, April 2. Our goal with distance learning is to make sure our students receive the best possible learning experience during this extended school closure. Distance Learning in RPS 205 will give teachers an opportunity to reach students and their families directly and provide a week of lessons at a time. We’re developing plans to distribute Chromebooks to ensure students have the tools necessary for effective learning. Read more from Superintendent Ehren Jarrett on the 205 VIBE.