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Rockford Public Schools will return to actual, school...on Monday, April 19th. After months of some part-time at school, some at home e-learning, District 205 announced last week MYSTATELINE that while it is not mandatory, the school district is returning to full time in-person learning.

As society grasps this return to normal, hopefully this transition for Rockford schools goes smoothly. The thing I keep thinking about is the incoming freshmen class. That first year of high school can be tough for many reasons, now these kids begin their journey in April...A quick message to ALL the parents of high school kids, tell yours to be EXTRA kind to the 9th graders. Thank you.

 "This has been a challenging year with non-stop change, and connecting remotely isn’t working for all students, we hope finishing the year with additional in-person instruction will help improve students’ grades, help students complete graduation requirements and lay the groundwork for a successful summer school program to continue engaging students and assist with credit recovery.” - Superintendent Dr. Ehren Jarrett

So with that said, 96.7 The Eagle wants YOUR opinion on this:

Here is how things will return:

  • Safety Protocol and Masks Required - Smaller groups of students when possible
  • Four days each week middle and high schools, students can attend a full day, in-person - Remote learning will follow the same "bell" schedule as those in-person.
  • All K-12 Parents Must Inform School by April 5th 

Good luck to the students AND the teachers mostly...Your return to in-person is quite the undertaking. Be safe!


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