In-School learning is not planned for at least six weeks to start the new academic year due to COVID-19 at RFA in Rome. Incoming freshmen at will have a chance to come to the actual building for freshmen orientation.

The Rome Sentinel reports that orientations for freshmen will be held on September 8th. Students will come in three separate groups based on the first letters of their last names.

The schedule that day includes 10-11 a.m. for students with last names beginning with A-F; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for last names beginning with G-N; 1-2 p.m. for last names beginning with O-Z.


It won't be a traditional orientation where students meet in the large auditorium, it will be a day where students will have an opportunity to walk the building and locate their classrooms.

Social distancing rules are in effect at all times and masks must be worn at all times. RFA overall includes grades 9-12. Its total enrollment for the four grades has been in the approximately 1,500 range.

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