First Days of School and Contingency Plan

Hello Students and Parents,

The countdown has begun and we are anxiously looking forward to the first day of our new school year. I would like to share some important dates with you, as well as other information regarding our upcoming reopening.

New Student Orientation will be 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 3. All students begin the new school year on the days following Labor Day. All Juniors and Seniors will begin with a full school day on Tuesday, September 8. All Freshmen and Sophomores will begin with a full school day on Wednesday, September 9. September 8 and 9 will be an Anchor day schedule, meaning students will attend all of their classes. Classes for all students will begin with A day on Thursday, September 10.

After much deliberation, we have decided to implement our Contingency Plan, which was outlined in my last letter to the students and parents. The student body has been separated alphabetically into four equal groups according to the first letter of their last name. Those groups are as follows: 

      GROUP         LETTERS

             1                   A-D

            2                   E-K

            3                   L-Q

            4                   R-Z

One group of students will remain home every day to attend their classes via live streaming.  All other students will be present in the school building attending classes. About 75% of our student population will be present on any given day enabling social distancing in the classrooms and reducing the number of students in the hallways, stairwells, and cafeteria. Each group of students will remain home on a different day as we progress through our four rotations. After the fourth rotation, the cycle will begin again. A sample of the four rotations is pictured below. A calendar will be forthcoming indicating which group of students will remain at home on any given day.  

As you know, our families and their students have been given the option for live or virtual instruction.  All students will be required to attend all classes either in-person or via live streaming, participate in all classroom activities, and complete all classroom and homework assignments. You will be receiving frequent updates as we move toward the first day of school.

The safety and well being of our students and staff is our ultimate priority. Providing quality instruction while ensuring the spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of our students is what we consistently strive for at St. Rose High School. We are a proud Catholic community and collectively our families, alumni, teachers, administrators, support staff, board members, and through the spiritual direction of Father Ed and Father Chris, will make great things happen for our students throughout the upcoming year.

May God’s Blessing be with All of You,


John F. Tonero