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As we head into the 2020-2021 school year, we want you to know that we are working hard to create a SAFE environment, building STRONG partnerships and plans of action, and we are READY to help our students jump back into learning.

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Learning Scenarios for Fall 2020

A high-level overview of the RPS Return to School Recommendation plan is presented below for student and family feedback, before the task force finalizes its planning work for the 2020-2021 school year. These recommendations must be flexible and allow for changes per the guidance of MDE, MDH, and the CDC.

Read the entire RPS Return to School Recommendation Plan

Back to School Essentials

With the 2020-2021 school year quickly approaching, we've gathered helpful information to keep you connected as you and your family prepare for school.

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COVID-19 Information

Looking for updates on COVID procedures, FAQs, and resources? Check out our COVID communication hub.

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Calendars for 2020-2021

At this time, there are no adjustments to the 2020-2021 school year.

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Masks at RPS

Starting Saturday, July 25, Rochester Public Schools staff, students (age five and up), and visitors entering any RPS facility are required to wear face coverings, unless an exemption applies. 

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