Volume 27 | March 29, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

I hope you have all had a restful Spring Break. Tomorrow we return to remote learning, and there is quite a bit of new information for you below and on our remote learning website. In particular, please note the clickable schedule for synchronous classes starting tomorrow, on the website. I must admit I am glad school is 'back', while simultaneously sad school is not back in person. I really do miss your dear faces so much. Please stay safe and healthy and know I am here if you need to reach out. If you have not seen it already, check out the article: Remote Learning article   that appeared in Evanston Patch starring our very own Cara Marantz ('20) and Dr. Dudek!


Google Classroom - For Parents
If you are interested...parents can get insight into what their students are doing in Google Classroom by signing up for parent alerts. The teacher just needs to go to the People area and click 'invite guardians'. This sends parents a daily summary of GC work.

Course Planning
Course planning for next year continues. Parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, I encourage you to have a dialogue with your students at home as students think about the classes they want and need for next year. Each student should have a sheet for you to sign. Please check with your student's Advisor if they do not have this sheet.

Upper School Homeroom - Thursdays at 11am
Have an announcement to share with us? Calling all Upper School students to join us all on Thursdays for Homeroom . Link is part of your clickable schedule.

Scholarship Fundraiser: A Live Stream Experience
Auction items will be live starting next week. Volunteers are still needed, especially those with live streaming experience. Please email  Sara McGuire  if you would like to join the fun!

Videos for Scholarship Fundraiser
Feeling inspired? Make a flipgrid video about your favorite teacher that can be used for the auction!  https://flipgrid.com/scholarshiproycemore

New "Roycemore Family" Page Launched
Our new Chief Griffinity Officer, Early Childhood staff member  Justin Bailey , launched a new webpage! This is another way for students and families to stay connected and continue to share our school spirit. Share your shelter in place experiences with us: https://roycemoreschool.org/family/


Website for Remote Learning:


Coronavirus Response Page:


Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Some images of amazing community service!
Calendar

Reminders
Re-Enrollment
If you have any questions or problems with your re-enrollment packet, please be sure to reach out to  Tanise Robnett (trobnett@roycemoreschool.org).

Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Bursting with ideas? Submit your writing or artwork now to our first ever Lit. Magazine! Details on the yellow flyer above.

Palio will take place on Thursday May 21st, 2020
NOT March 20th, and will be combined with Spring Show (already scheduled for that date).

Volunteer Opportunities!
Interested in helping us out? Feel free to sign up to volunteer via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4baba72ea3ff2-20192020

Free Yoga - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Every Thursday 5-6pm, Roycemore School Library
This is a free Vinyasa style class offered to anyone in the community, all ages and abilities are welcome. Sponsored by the  Phoenix Yoga Project , the class will be taught by our very own Director of Admissions:  Amanda Avery ! Amanda is a CYT 200 and NASM CPT.

Attendance
If you know your student will be absent on an upcoming day due to a medical appointment, college visit or other needed reason, please be sure to email: attendance@roycemoreschool.org. Students who will miss school should also take a form to their teachers for signatures and to get information on any classes they will miss. Forms are available in the Upper School office.