ALERT: School Closed 3/16 - 3/27

Due to the recent evolution of the Coronavirus situation in our immediate area, along with conversations with state and local officials, St. Rose High School will be taking proactive steps in order to aid in mitigating the further spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Although there are currently no students, faculty, or family members who have tested positive for the virus, we recognize the unique nature of the St. Rose community with students and staff coming from a myriad of towns across many areas of the state. Therefore, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and extending to Friday, March 27, 2020, students should no longer report to school as we will activate our virtual learning plan and continue instruction at home for all students.

Please review the following academic schedule changes:

Students will begin taking their classes online starting on Tuesday, March 17th, and observe an A,B,C,D rotating drop schedule.  3/17 = A, 3/18 = B, 3/19 = C, 3/20 = D.  

The third marking period will now end on Friday, March 20th.  

Students and parents should watch this video which outlines our expectations for continued learning.

The following events will be postponed with new dates to follow:

St. Rose Got Talent , Junior Prom, Spring Open House, Sophomore & Junior Retreats, IOWA Makeup Test

All athletic, extracurricular and student activities/trips have been canceled and or postponed.  More information on those will follow as decisions are made.

Until further notice, St. Rose High School will be open from 8:00am - 2:30pm (M-F) and staffed with administration and support personnel who will be available to assist with technical issues and other school business.

The Guidance Department will be carrying on with all normal business including scholarship notifications, college acceptances, parent conferences and student support.  All parent conferences already scheduled will take place virtually using Google Meet and/or Skype. More information will be forthcoming directly from the Guidance Department.  Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Counselors are available to talk with students and parents if needed.

We truly understand that taking this action may cause some disruption to our families, but we strongly believe that these measures taken now will have the greatest success in decreasing risk to the whole community.

As previously mentioned, we will continue to update the St. Rose Community online at Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional questions.  May God bless you and your family.


John Tonero