Volume 2 | August 30, 2020
Upper School News
Good Morning Upper School Families,

The first week of school is a wrap, and it's been a lively affair! Preschool all the way through 12th graders have had a wonderful, if different, start to the year. Our 9th graders and new students in particular, have joined in the enthusiasm and energy that has been pervasive throughout the building, and online. As you can see, I am very excited about this fabulous group of students, and look forward to a fantastic 2020/21 school year. Please note that all students have now had a chance to choose their advisors. They will have their first advisory sessions on Thursday, during lunchtime. Look for an e-mail from your student's advisor late next week. Please read on for important information.

**Please note, Curriculum Night (previously known as Miniature School) has been changed from September 3, to September 17th. More information coming soon.

Enjoy the weekend!

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Hand Cut Foods

  • IMPORTANT! If you opted in to Hand Cut food service...students-you MUST order your lunch each week. If you do not place an order, they will NOT automatically prepare a meal for you. Today is the deadline to do so! If you have not done so already, please go to your Roycemore email and follow the instructions sent by Hand Cut.

EAGLE Hour

  • This Tuesday during EAGLE Hour, students will have the chance to sign up for sports, clubs and activities. We are offering all we can! Of course, with health and safety measures in place. Students will be dismissed after signing up, around 3pm. As a reminder, Thursdays are always a 2pm dismissal.
Student Medical Records & Immunizations

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to routine medical care, causing many children to fall behind on scheduled immunizations. In order to protect students and teachers from vaccine-preventable diseases we ask you to make your appointment NOW if you have not already done so. At this time, all child-health related requirements for school attendance,  remain in effect for children in public, private, or parochial schools, as per 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1.
 
Health-related examinations and immunization requirements are due no later than October 15.  There is no language in the Code that differentiates on-site/physical learning vs. remote/distance learning.   Roycemore School must adhere to the current requirements as per 105 ILCS 5/27-8.1, and all students enrolled in school should show proof of appropriate grade-level requirements.   Required physicals must be completed on the Certificate of Child Health Exam Form (completed in its entirety with required signatures). This form is acceptable to meet the requirements for a sports physical, but an IESA/IHSA sports physical form may not be used to fulfill the child health examination. http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/certificate-ofchild-health-examination-03032017.pdf
 
In addition to the Illinois requirements, we are highly encouraging everyone to get the flu shot this year. With the symptoms of COVID being very similar to the flu, it will help ensure students and teachers are not restricted from school for extended periods of time and keep our community healthy.
Roycemore In the News!!

Check out the links below to see Roycemore featured in the Chicago Tribune, Evanston Now and Fox News Channel 23!!! Senior Effie Zimmerman will appear in the morning Fox News on Monday-you won't want to miss it!




Reminders
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.

Calendar
To view all events please visit our calendar at the following link: roycemoreschool.org/calendar.