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May 4, 2020
RAPS District Announcement 5-4-20

A couple of announcements:

Packet Pick Up
The second round of packets are ready to go out. Those will be distributed to parents on Tuesday, May 5th according to the schedule and instructions listed below:

Roscommon Elementary School
Packets will be delivered directly to vehicles. Packets for grades K-1 will be handed out at the main entrance to the building. Packets for grades 2-3 will be handed out at the entrance using the bus loop.

Roscommon Middle School
Packets will be delivered directly to vehicles. Please use the upper drive - bus loop- to access the building. Grades 4-5 will be handed out at the first hallway entrance. Grades 6-7 will be handed out at the second hallway entrance.

Roscommon High School
Packets will be delivered directly to vehicles. Packets for all grades will be handed out from the front entrance.

Note: Packets for high school students were created for those students who need supplemental materials. Please have your student check with their teachers to see if there are materials waiting for them. There are no packets for seniors.

Times:
Tuesday - May 5th    
9:00-11:00 a.m.
4:00-7:00 p.m.

Please note:

  • The times are the same for all buildings.
  • All packets will be delivered to cars.
  • The buildings will not be open.
  • Please stay in your vehicles and help us and you stay safe during this exchange.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Last week, we sent information about a supplemental food program that would be available to all students who qualify for free lunch and all students in RES and RMS. If you have a student at RHS and the circumstances of the last several weeks have changed your family's financial status, your student may now qualify for free lunch and thus, you would qualify for the additional food assistance. If you would like to apply for free-lunch status for a high school student, please call 275-6685 to begin the process.

Connectivity - New Locations Added to the List

We recognize that connecting to the internet is an issue for many families. There are several places in the area that have WiFi available outside their buildings and allow unrestricted public access.

  • Hart Ford - 117 Lake Street, Roscommon
  • North Central Area Credit Union - 129 Lake Street, Roscommon
  • RMS parking lot
  • Gerrish Township Hall - 2997 E. Higgins Lake, Roscommon
  • Ausable Media Group - 709 Lake Street, Roscommon
    Username: Guest upnorthvoice 
    Password: upnorthvoice
  • Charlie’s Truck Stop - 4 Mile

Lessons and assignments can be downloaded on the devices and then students can work on these lessons offline.

Technology Help
If the school device (chromebook or ipad) that was sent home needs repair, please contact our technology department. They can be reached by calling the RAPS main line at 275-6600. When the automated message answers, immediately dial the extension.

For grades K-7, dial extension 6807.

For grades 8-12, dial extension 6588.

These extensions can be dialed immediately upon hearing the message begin.

We know that having kids home all day and being in charge of their education is stressful. If we can do anything to assist you, please reach out to your student’s teacher or building administrator. If you have trouble getting a hold of someone, please call the Board of Education office at 275-6600 and leave a message. 

April 14, 2020
RAPS Staff Office Hours

RAPS staff will be available during designated hours for student/parent communication.

April 10, 2020
Educational Resources for K-12

We are providing educational resources for students K-12 for learning at home during closure. The purpose of this page of is to provide parent(s)/guardian(s) with resources for our learners to continue to engage in independent practice of skills for their grade level.

April 10, 2020
Parent Announcement regarding at home learning beginning Thursday April 16, 2020

As you know, learning for the remainder of this school year is now going to be done at home.  This learning may occur through paper packets or online or a hybrid of both. It is our expectation that students will begin working on Thursday, April 16th.   Teachers will be working with students through both online platforms and paper lessons. For students to earn credit for this year, students will need to engage with the material regularly.  Teachers will be available to assist students, answer questions, teach concepts and generally support students during this period. Each teacher and administrator will have a scheduled time when he/she will be accessible to parents and students.  Teachers and administrators will also be accessible to answer emails and make calls during evenings and times when it is convenient for parents.

On Monday and Tuesday, we will be handing out packets.  The packet can be picked up at the school that the student attends.  The schedule for picking up the packets will be done according to the students’ last name.

  • Students with last names beginning with  A-F will be on Monday from 4:00-4:45 p.m and Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Last names beginning with G-R will be on Monday from 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:45-11:30 a.m.
  • Last names beginning with S-Z will be on Monday from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:30-12:15 p.m.

We will have the contents of students lockers available for pick up at these times.

We ask that only parents come to retrieve the packets.

At RHS packets will need to be picked up in the building.  Please send only one person into the high school to retrieve the packets. 

At RES and RMS, packets will be delivered to cars.  Please remain in your vehicle and we will deliver the packet to you.

Please use all social distancing strategies to limit both your exposure and that of the individuals distributing the materials. 

If you are unable to retrieve the packets at these times, we will contact you to arrange for another method of delivering the resources.

More information will be coming regarding what the learning will look like at home and how and when you will be able to engage with teachers.  If at any point, you have questions, please call the Board of Education office and leave a message. We will direct your question to the appropriate person.  The number is 275-6600.

Have a good weekend and stay safe.