On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Dr. Shibler received a call from the Kent County Health Department. Over the past couple of weeks, 416 of our students in grades 9-12 have been quarantined, and 17 of our grades 9-12 students have been placed in isolation due to testing positive for COVID. As a result, the leadership of the KCHD has unanimously called upon Superintendent Shibler to close the Rockford Freshman Center and Rockford High School for the next 14 days, stating they believe doing so will stop the spread of the virus as it did earlier this fall at Caledonia High School.
Therefore, Dr. Shibler has closed the Freshman Center and the High School from Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 23. Starting this Monday, students will return to the same remote instructional model used for the first 12 days of this school year. In anticipation of having to return to remote teaching and learning, the district had already made plans for more robust instruction in a remote setting. Teachers will be teaching from their classrooms, and students are expected to be home to receive live online instruction.
Any Freshman Center or High School families who have procedural questions about returning to remote instruction are asked to contact their respective school office.