COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Please be assured that RSSAA faculty and staff understand and share your concern for the well being of our students, our employees and our school families during this high-stress time. We are doing everything possible to monitor and prepare. Given the complex and rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to visit the public resources linked below for the most detailed and up-to-date information on COVID-19.  Please bookmark this page as we will continue to update it with information as it relates to RSSAA.
Updated July 23, 2020
RSSAA Updates
Communication with School
Teachers, School Coordinators and the School Administrator can be reached directly through the ParentSquare Messages feature. You can also reach the School Coordinators and Administrator via phone.  Please limit non-emergency calls to M-F 9 am- 3 pm.  Outside of those hours, please email or text.
EC Coordinator Abby Kurlfink - or 313-949-3166 
LS Coordinator Peggy Wilson - or 734-276-7687
HS Coordinator Laura Shope - or 734-646-6374 
School Administrator Sian Owen-Cruise - or 734-846-2095 (Please send a text with your name and Sian will call you back as soon as possible) 
Public Resources and Information
Additional Resources 
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus (NY Times permits viewing a limited number of articles without a free subscription)
Parenting Teens in Close Quarters (NY Times permits viewing a limited number of articles without a free subscription)
The RSSAA Remote Learning page also has educational resources to help support students and families during this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my child’s education continue?
RSSAA is planning for five full days on campus for all students for the 2020-21 school year if allowed by the State of Michigan.  We are also preparing plans in the event that remote learning is required, but are working very hard to make sure that students can be safely on campus, either in small groups or full classes, if possible.  Please see our Return to School Plan for details to date.  The plan will continue to be updated based on CDC, state and county requirements.
What are the new dates for the start of school?
  • Lower School Campus – The 2020-21 School year will start on Monday, August 31 for Grades 1-8 and Tuesday, September 1 for Early Childhood. 
  • High School Campus – The 2020-21 School year will start on Wednesday, August 26. 

What about trips, events and gatherings?

The holding or cancelling of school trips, events and gatherings will be based on the current COVID-19 Recovery Phase as determined by the State of Michigan Safe Start Plan.  School families will be alerted as soon as possible as decisions are made around trips, events and gatherings.
How can I reschedule a tuition payment through FACTS?

During this unprecedented time, RSSAA parents can reschedule a FACTS tuition payment by contacting the Business Office at Due to banking protocol, FACTS requires changes to be made 4 business days in advance of a scheduled payment.

If you need additional support or have other payment questions, please contact Finance Manager, Carolyn Raschke, at

FACTS FAQs and FACTS Customer Service website link:
FACTS website link:

What can families, students, and school personnel do to keep from getting sick and spreading COVID-19?
The CDC recommends the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication). We ask you to strictly adhere to this policy.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
We continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep you updated as things change.