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
8:00-10:00 am - Teachers post new lessons
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.
Over the past few weeks, Rosslyn has continued to evaluate the tools around online learning and especially on the use of Google Meet and Hangouts by students as a means of socializing with each other during non-school hours.
Most students are using the platforms properly and we have not had any reports of students using these applications inappropriately, however, we do know that students are using previously set up Meets to communicate with other classmates without teachers being present in the Meet any more. We are encouraging all parents to be monitoring your students' online presence closely since it is very difficult for teachers to monitor every online interaction given the tools we have available to us.
We are looking for better solutions to this and Google may help us out with this in the future, but for now, we are looking to remove student access to Google Meet and Hangout during the weekends from this point forward.
Gmail and Google Classroom will not be affected and you should still be able to meet with teachers as scheduled on Tuesday. We hope that this will allow students to continue to present with their families over this long holiday weekend and then their usual online activities can resume on Tuesday.