April 14, 2021 Announcement
Health & Safety Campus Plan
On April 14, 2021, the Florida Department of Education Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran, issued a letter encouraging all schools to transition from a "mandatory face coverings" policy to a "voluntary face coverings" policy for the 2021-2022 school year.
Therefore, in consultation with our RPA Board, I am pleased to announce that Royal Palm Academy will be "face coverings optional" for all students for the 2021-2022 school year, and for all summer programs held at RPA this summer.
It is important to note that this does not change the current safety plan in effect for the current 2020-2021 school year.
I imagine that with this announcement, you have many questions. I also recognize that there are strong feelings on this issue, as it relates to the health and safety of our children. As a father of two young children, I understand that keeping our children healthy and safe is our most important function. Therefore, I ask for your patience to give me the time to collaborate with our administrative leadership team, so that we may develop a measured, responsible, and healthy plan for all of our children for the summer and school year 2021-2022.