RMP at Home

As of July 29, both Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools have announced the extension of 100% remote instruction from the start of the school year on August 24 through the end of the first quarter of the school year. 

Rocky Mountain Prep will follow this schedule update as well, meaning all RMP students will also participate in remote learning through October 16.

In our fall remote learning plan, students will receive instruction in English, math, specials, and social-emotional learning. The day will be a combination of a live virtual instruction block (“synchronous learning”) and a block of on-your-own learning (“asynchronous learning”). Students will be divided up into either a morning block or an afternoon block for their schedule.

Our team is working tirelessly to finalize our new RMP at Home website, where every teacher will have their own page where students will be able to access their materials and follow instructions for the day. Stay tuned for a link to that site!

There are four key pieces we believe make our remote learning plan special:

  1. Connections with teachersOur plan is rooted in the powerful relationships between students and teachers.
  2. Family-centered approach: Students will use one central website and a limited number of platforms throughout the day.
  3. Focus on social-emotional development: We know that our scholars need extra love right now and are prioritizing social-emotional learning alongside academics.
  4. More real-time instruction: Students will have at least 3 hours of live learning each day -- meaning more time interacting with people rather than platforms.

Our families are our most important partners in scholar learning at home. We believe creating clear expectations that honor different structures and circumstances is incredibly important. When your teacher calls to support your scholar, please ask any questions that will help you set this up!

Morning block students will be in school from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Fridays will end at 4:00pm for everyone.

The morning block schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:30-11:30:  English & math with the teacher via Zoom
  • 11:30-12:30: English Language Development block / reading module 
  • 12:30-1:15: Lunch break  
  • 1:15-2:00: Independent work (math) 
  • 2:00-2:45: Specials/Science with teacher 
  • 2:45-3:30: Independent work (read aloud, independent reading)

Afternoon block students will be in school from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Fridays will end at 4:00pm for everyone.

The afternoon block schedule will be as follows: 

  • 9:00-10:30: Independent work (Independent reading, read aloud, math) 
  • 10:30-11:15: Specials/science with teacher 
  • 11:15-12:00: Lunch break 
  • 12:00-2:45: English & math with the teacher via zoom    
  • 3:00-4:00: English Language Development block/reading module

Other Resources

Online Sources for Independent Reading

    • Stories to read aloud to your scholar(s)
    • App for all devices for scholars to check out books - works with Aurora and Denver Public Library cards
    • Call 720-865-8500 and a librarian will read a book aloud (available in English, Spanish, Amharic, and Vietnamese)
    • Fun books spanning many genres (in English, Spanish, and French) for beginner readers. Best suited for kindergarten through second-grade scholars.
    • Best for kindergarten through third-grade scholars, Storyline Online streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside illustrations
    • Nonfiction articles and aligned questions for second through fifth-grade scholars
    • Free digital fifth-grade mini-units
    • This interactive and elementary based site includes well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish. Readers can follow along in English or Spanish. Some texts also include videos.
    • This elementary appropriate site provides published texts covering a wide range of topics. Students can read or listen along in English or 40 other languages. Related resources for each text help students dive deeper into topics.
    • A digital library of children's books from around the world

 

Online Learning Sites

    • 20 days of free thematic learning activities for each grade level (pre-K - K, 1st - 2nd, 3rd - 5th, 6th+)
    • Fun games to help beginner readers recognize common words automatically
    • Learning games and activities (pre-K through third-grade)
    • Story creation app
    • Math activities
    • Writing prompts to get your scholar writing while at home
    • A new online learning platform designed to help children learn about science in the context of our natural world
    • This kindergarten through fifth-grade reading tool combines educational stories with music to make reading practice fun

 

Wellness and Movement Resources

    • Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
    • This easy-to-read article includes linked videos from Daniel the Tiger, Sesame Street, and more to help your kids process how to handle germs and illness.
    • This app includes meditation, sleep, and movement exercises to help manage your mental state.
    • This fun and interactive app meets kids where they are and turns screen time into active time.