I realize we're only in October, but let's jump ahead to the holidays for a minute. One of my favorite traditions every year is watching the Rockford Dance Company's performance of "The Nutcracker" with my daughter. When the Company partners with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and holds the event at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, the event is magical, and it truly represents the best of Rockford. That's why I was thrilled to get news that Rockford Public Schools students will be able to experience it this year for free. We just received word from Friends of the Coronado that a generous local family is sponsoring a student matinee for RPS 205 students across the city. On the morning of Nov. 30, about 1,500 students will be treated to the second half of the performance. Similar to the annual Reach For The Stars field trip for RPS 205 fourth graders, students will get to experience the beauty of the Coronado and be exposed to the arts. On behalf of RPS 205, we are so very grateful to all the people who are making this possible for our students. Thank you! The full show will be held at Coronado the following Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. My daughter and I are so excited to have the Rockford Dance Company/Rockford Symphony Orchestra/Coronado partnership return this year after a couple of years break, and, of course we already have our tickets. My hope is that this year's free matinee for our students marks the beginning of a holiday tradition for others, too.
Students who are new to RPS 205 must first enroll in the district.
The state released formal guidelines on Tuesday about what in-person learning will look like this fall.
This message might not surprise you, but we wanted to share our disappointment with our students and graduates.
RPS 205 teachers and students will comply with all Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.
Please enroll for the 2020-21 school year before July 10.
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