RRPS Staff At Work While Schools are Closed

Doing Our Part in a Time of Crisis
Posted on 04/07/2020

Food Service workers preparing lunchesYou may not see most of them, but Rio Rancho Public Schools’ teachers, counselors, bus drivers, custodians, office staff, and administrators are still working full time, helping kids learn and supporting families through this health emergency.

   Watch us at work here (video)!

As of mid-April, food service staff was bagging nearly 5,200 “to-go” meals daily (Monday-Friday) for children in the community.  This program has nearly tripled in size since it began on March 16.  Food service workers pack lunchesStaff from Sodexo, RRPS’s food service provider, begins bagging breakfasts and lunches at 6 AM each day.  RRPS security officers assist other staff members in handing out the meals, with bus drivers delivering meals to homebound families.

Although they are working from home, teachers are busy planning and delivering online lessons for students and communicating with families.   Students must complete lessons designed to help them maintain the knowledge gained during the school year.  

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The district is loaning Chromebooks to families without computers, and preparing printed packets for students without Internet access.  Students are expected to complete academic requirements in order to advance or graduate.  To learn more about the academic and other expectations for our students for the remainder of the school year, visit our updates page.   

Child care staffRRPS before and after-school and child care workers are supporting first responders and health care providers by providing child care services so they can take care of our community.

And of course, hygiene is a big focus.  Spray bottles and disinfectants in hand, custodians, bus drivers, and even our office staff are sanitizing and cleaning to make our facilities and buses as safe as possible for staff and students once they return.