RCS/OMS COVID-19 Update
Vision for Online Learning
Our vision to achieve our mission as we move to remote learning is:
- To nurture authentic connections to the Rainbow community and our individual classrooms, despite physical isolation.
- To continue to inspire a love of learning.
- To support students and families in creating a daily and weekly rhythm that:
**Highlights learning opportunities.
**Includes meaning and purpose.
**Fosters holistic wellbeing.
March 3, 2020 – COVID-19 Update
March 11, 2020 – COVID-19 Considerations for Travel
March 12, 2020 – Kaleidoscope – Special COVID-19 Edition
March 14, 2020 – School Transition to Remote Learning
March 17, 2020 – Getting Started With Online Learning at Rainbow
April 19, 2020 – A message to our Rainbow Community from our rising Head of School
April 29, 2020 – RCS Community Circle – a shared, safe space to build understanding within our community as we move forward with remote learning through the end of the school year.
We are committed to:
- Closely monitoring the situation and following all recommendations and mandates from local, state, and national health services.
- Being prepared to implement stronger response strategies should they become necessary in the coming weeks and months.
- Revising school field trips and travel plans, as necessary to maintain wellness within our community.
- Delivering education that is consistent with our mission should school closure become mandated or necessary. See our Vision for Online Learning.
Information about COVID-19 (health recommendations, mandates, travel information)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Cloth Face Coverings – Use and DIY Instructions
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Buncombe County Public Health Department
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the US – Map from New York Times (updated daily)
- Charter is offering free internet services for 60 days to new K-12 and College student households. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Special Unemployment Benefits
- Governor Roy Cooper put in place some unemployment benefits for those whose jobs have been cut back due to the coronavirus – even if they haven’t been officially laid off.
- People can now file for unemployment with no waiting period and don’t have to look for work while they receive benefits because, theoretically, they will be re-employed with the same employer.
- Charlotte News & Observer and a video of Governor Cooper: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241261156.html
- How to File an Unemployment Claim – YouTube Video
Event Changes and Cancellations
Updated weekly – April & May 2020
- March 27 & 28, 2020 Racial Equity Institute – Postponed, new date TBD
- March 30 – May 4, 2020 – Postponed, new date TBD
- Domain Day – April 3, 2020 – Cancelled
- Grandparents’ Day – April 13, 2020 – Cancelled
- May Day – May 1, 2020 – Cancelled
- “Imagine” – May 14, 2020 – Cancelled
- Regular school day – May 22, 2020 (this was originally a day for student-led conferences)
Auditorium Rentals Cancelled:
- April 4 & 5: LEAD NC Workshop
- April 10 & 11: SIYLI
- April 14 – May 8: Greenworks Workshop
- May 2: Illustrator Workshop