Following guidance as outlined by The Strong Schools NC Toolkit and the NC Department of Health and Human Service; our model will be executed as follows:


The Plan

  • Students will return to face-to-face instruction.

School Hours

  • Morning carpool will operate from 8:30-9:00.
  • Instructional time will be from 9:00-3:15.
  • Afternoon carpool will begin at 3:15. All students should be picked up by 3:45

Face Masks

  • ROCS will require face masks while indoors for all staff and students Grades K-7 as strongly recommended per DHHS, CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit. 
  • Masks are optional while outdoors.
  • Students must plan to wear a mask while indoors. Students who do not comply with this requirement will be sent home. Face masks should be school appropriate (i.e. no inappropriate images or language). 

Cleaning and Sanitation

  • Custodial staff will be available during the school day to sanitize high touch surfaces. 
  • Provide hand sanitizer at every building entrance and exit and within every classroom. Supervision of student use of hand sanitizer will be implemented.
  • Incorporate frequent hand washing and sanitation breaks into classroom activity. 



  • ROCS will utilize social distancing when possible.
  • Times that students may visit bathrooms will be staggered to allow for less students in at one time. 
  • Students will not be denied access to the restroom, though we will limit the number of students in the restroom at one time. 
  • Lunch will be eaten in the classroom. 
  • Students will not be permitted to talk during indoor lunch time.
  • With access to 18 picnic tables, and open space on our campus for picnic opportunities, classes are encouraged to eat lunch outdoors when weather permits.
  • Students should bring all necessary utensils for lunch and snack. 
  • Water fountains will be closed for use. No touch bottle fillers will be available for student use. 
  • No field trips or assemblies will take place until further notice.
  • Doors of the school will be designated as entrances and exits. 
  • Use of woodwind instruments and singing may occur outdoors. 
  • When singing occurs indoors, students will be masked and 6 feet apart. 
  • Additional outdoor time has been built into the master schedule allowing for classes and students to be outdoors multiple times a day.


Protocol For Handling Suspected, Presumptive or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

  • ROCS will post signage at the main entrance requesting that people who have been symptomatic with fever and/or cough not enter. 
  • Our campus will establish a dedicated space for symptomatic individuals.
  • ROCS will immediately isolate any symptomatic individual(s) who is sick with fever and/or exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, to the designated area at the school, and send them home to isolate and 
    • Ensure symptomatic student(s) remain under visual supervision of a staff member who is at least 6 feet away. The supervising adult should wear a cloth face covering or a surgical mask.
    • Require the symptomatic person to wear a cloth face covering or a surgical mask while waiting to leave the facility.
    • Delegated school staff who provide direct patient care to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform hand hygiene after removing PPE. 
    • Implement cleaning and disinfecting procedures following CDC guidelines.
    • All related students or faculty/staff members living in the same house, will also be sent home. 
  • ROCS will adhere to the isolation and quarantine protocols outlined in the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit. 
  • ROCS will notify local health authorities of confirmed COVID-19 cases among children and staff (as required by NCGS § 130A-136). 
  • ROCS will ensure that if a person with COVID-19 was in the school setting while infectious, school administrators coordinate with local health officials to notify staff and families while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with FERPA, NCGS § 130A-143, and all other state and federal laws. 
  • ROCS will provide instructional packets for students unable to be at school due to Covid-19 illness or exposure. 


Additional Information

  • Visitors:
    • Access to ROCS campus will be limited due to building capacity.





Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 9400 Forum Dr, Raleigh, NC 27615

Telephone: (919) 424-7626

Email: info@raleighoakcharter.org

School Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm