RPS 205 Superintendent Dr. Ehren Jarrett Discusses Upcoming School Year Including Remote Learning Requirements
In mere days kids will be returning to Rockford Public Schools and parents have been vocal with questions about why the schools are opening, the flexibility of e-learning, and more. We were lucky enough to sit down (virtually) with RPS 205 Superintendent Dr. Ehren Jarrett to ask him some of your questions.
A call from someone claiming to be a teacher in Rockford might be the reason we were able to get an opportunity to chat with the undoubtedly uber-busy Superintendent. The call drew concern from an RPS 205 official over misinformation that had been shared by the caller. After a few back-and-forth emails were given the go-ahead with booking Dr. Jarrett for a quick Zoom meeting to allow us to ask some of the questions we've been reading on Facebook or shared amongst RPS 205 parents we know.
This 8-minute conversation included how RPS 205 reached the decision to open schools for in-class instruction, the flexibility of remote learning, and what scenarios could cause schools to transition to complete remote learning. Another topic included the clarification of "Special Attendance Days" on Wednesdays- what it is and why it is important.
This conversation wouldn't have taken place without the help of Cathy Bayer, RPS 205's Communications Coordinator.