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.

Communications

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

Resources

Information about COVID-19 (health recommendations, mandates, travel information)

Free Internet

  • 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