Rosslyn is committed to keeping our families and community informed and supported during this unusual season we all find ourselves in.
Rosslyn will be joining countless schools around the globe in moving, for the time being, to online learning beginning on Wednesday, March 25th.
We hope that the resources provided here will help support our families. Please use these resources and reach out via the e-mail addresses provided if we can provide any additional help or information.
At Rosslyn we often talk about the importance of the parent-school partnership and our desire to exemplify the characteristics of Christ-like community. This period will require us to live these values out as never before. Our prayer is that this adventure will ultimately be one in which we will be able to reflect with gratitude to God and pride in our community. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
As announced previously, we will not begin online learning until Wednesday, March 25. Here is an outline of what will be happening around this kick-off date.
- March 23 (Monday) - Rosslyn Staff training and planning sessions (including small group and/or remote staff meetings, IT for learning workshops, and lesson preparation time)
- March 24 (Tuesday) - RA staff preparation continues (see above)
- March 24 (Tuesday) - Rosslyn will launch a new page on their website dedicated to online learning during the COVID-19 situation. This will include: video trainings and other online resources, simple tips for supporting online learning well at home, important school announcements, and a frequently asked questions section related to Rosslyn's online learning plan. This webpage will also include hotline email addresses that will be dedicated to supporting parents and students in online learning and answering any unexpected questions that arise.
- March 25 (Wednesday) - Online school begins, but with simple and very modest goals: Teachers will be making online contact with their classes, laying out initial expectations, and helping students and parents get comfortable with what is ahead. Some courses in HS will launch into content on Wednesday, but for most students the day will be committed to getting familiar with the platform and the process.
- March 26-27 (Thursday and Friday) - Online learning begins in earnest, but with limited content expectations (again, this will vary depending on the school and the specific subjects).
- March 27 (Friday) - The initial parent/student survey (googleform) will be sent out to elicit feedback from parents and students about what worked well and what didn't.
- March 28-29 (Saturday and Sunday) - Teachers will consider adjusting plans based on the initial feedback and will hone their online strategies for week two.
- March 30-April 3 - The first full week of online school. While we expect the learning curve to continue, the goal for week two will be to begin finding routines and methods that are educationally meaningful and sustainable for students, parents, and staff.
- April 3 (Friday) - The second round of parent/student feedback forms will be sent out in preparation for week three and beyond.
8:00-10:00 am - Teachers post new lessons
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Teachers’ office hours - online answering questions
Tuesday - Art, PE, CRE, Health, and Wellness (ES) (Encouraged but not required for students)
Wednesday - Core Classes (Required for students)
Thursday - Technology, World Languages, Music, Library (ES) (Encouraged but not required for students)
Friday - Core Classes (Required for students)
Yes. If you are needing help with navigating Google Classroom with your student's account, please contact Google Classroom Support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have questions about your home's set up for Virtual Learning (setting up wifi hotspots) please contact Virtual Learning Tech Support (email@example.com).
For all questions related to assignments from a specific class, please contact the classroom teacher directly. Our email addresses all follow the same format: the first name, followed by the first letter of the last name, followed by “@rosslynacademy.com” For instance, the SI’s email address is: PhilD@rosslynacademy.com.
- For all questions related to health screening measures contact Dr. Hilda Gikunda (HildaG@rosslynacademy.com)
- For questions related to campus security and closure of facilities to the Rosslyn parent/student community, contact Matt Schwandt (MattS@rosslynacademy.com)
- For questions related to technical support for your child’s online learning that cannot be answered by your student’s teacher, contact Tyler Heugel (TylerH@rosslynacademy.com)
- For pastoral support during this time of heightened anxiety, please contact one of the school’s chaplains or counselors.
- ES Chaplain (KatrinaS@rosslynacademy.com)
- MS/HS Chaplain (AshleyD@rosslynacademy.com)
- Director of Spiritual Life (DavidM@rosslynacademy.com)
- Counselor in Residence (JoanneH@rosslynacademy.com)
- ES Counselor (RachelR@rosslynacademy.com)
- MS Counselor (BradF@rosslynacademy.com)
Rosslyn libraries are closed until further notice. Please keep your library books safely at home and return them once our school campus reopens.
Please don't worry about fines or due dates. Since the libraries are closed, fines do not increase and there will be no overdue books until the libraries re-open.
The media center website will remain updated on current hours of operation. It offers suggestions on finding ebooks and audiobooks in addition to our normal services of providing links to our subscription databases(Britannica, Newsbank, EBSCO, JSTOR). Feel free to use these resources as a family.