RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Still not out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rio Rancho Public Schools is considering a few options as it plans the reopening of schools in the fall.
These possibilities include looking at modifying operations to include possible health screenings, availability of face coverings, accommodations for the most vulnerable, heightened cleaning measures and social distancing guidelines such staggered schedules, blended learning configurations and continued online learning from home.
A task force will work throughout the summer to address these areas and more, and will continue to communicate with families throughout the planning process. Some parents are eager to have their children return to school, while others are concerned about the continued spread of COVID-19.
In hopes of gauging the community’s thoughts, RRPS sent out a parent survey in English and Spanish, which may be found at rrps.net.
After parents checked the boxes for the schools and grades their kids attend, they were asked to state their preference for the 2020-21 school year. They had three choices and the ability to state another option, and explain their choice.