COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

Last updated on March  27, 2020

Roland Park Country School is actively monitoring developments of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We will continue to update the RPCS community through email about the School's preparation and responses. Please continue to check this page regularly for updates.As of March 25, RPCS has moved to a distance learning system for teaching and learning.This virtual learning model will continue through April 24. During this time, the physical campus will be closed for regularly scheduled classes, programs and sports. 

Distance Learning at RPCS

RPCS is committed to continuing our dynamic and rigorous educational experience for when we need to close the school for an extended period of time. Please review our distance learning plan, which outlines the age appropriate ways each division will use digital and traditional resources to provide our students with a meaningful learning experience for the duration of this school closure. And please review our Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy as well.

distance LEARNING PLAN

RPCS Communications Updates

General Precautions
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Do not come to school if you don’t feel well. Students, employees, and parents who are symptomatic of illness are encouraged to remain home until symptoms, including but not limited to coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and fever, subside. Teachers will work with students to ensure every effort is made to minimize academic impact.
Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns related to Roland Park Country School's response to COVID-19 during this remote learning period, please contact our School Nurse, Courtney Wertheimer by e-mail at WertheimerC@rpcs.org. If you have a serious health issue, please contact your health provider. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
 
Our faculty, administrators and employees are accessible through email and you can find their contact information on myRPCS
Event Changes and Postponements
  • Alumnae Weekend, originally scheduled for April 17-19, has been postponed.
  • The Semiquavers trip to New York City and Carnegie Hall, originally scheduled for March 27-30, has been canceled.
  • The Upper School varsity lacrosse trip to North Carolina, originally scheduled for March 15-18 has been canceled.
  • The fifth grade field trip to Washington, D.C. scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, has been postponed.