Old Rochester schools closed until May 4
The Old Rochester Regional School District posted new resources and information for parents, students and community members, as Governor Baker announced on March 25 that schools will be closed until May 4.
The school’s website now displays a pop up that says that the schools will be closed through May 1, with the extra days before May 4 being weekend days.
In an update posted on the district’s coronavirus website, district Superintendent Doug White acknowledged the adjustments in life needed to work through the change in leaning, asking parents and students to “understand that our administrators and teachers are adjusting to this unanticipated school closure - just like all of you.”
The update listed the already-available resources for students including free meals, use of chromebooks, learning opportunities and mental health support.
The district also said that it had provided Chromebooks to all students in need based on a survey that the district had done of technology access.
If students are experiencing unexpected mental health issues due to the virus, White said that they can contact the superintendent's office at 508-758-2772 ext. 1956 to connect with school adjustment counselors, social workers, or school psychologists.
The update also linked to the district’s emotional wellness site to give students and their families resources that could benefit their mental health.