Volume 32 | May 10, 2020
Upper School News
Dear Upper School Families,

Even remotely, Spirit Week was lots of fun! See more photos below.

Today, I hope you all have a chance to celebrate your amazing mothers! I am looking forward to being spoiled a bit, especially with a busy week ahead.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Kevin McCaffrey who has been selected to continue with Roycemore to serve our Upper School students teaching English next year!  We are so pleased to have you Kevin!

Much important information below, please read on!

Saturday, May 16, 2020 join us at 5:00pm for this live event, it will ZOOM right into your Living Room! Featuring words from Jerry Springer, Upper School Student Chyna Cannon, Adrianne Finley Odell, and more!

A Costume Contest for the Kids!
A Dance Challenge for Us All!
Grab a snack and join us - recipes, restaurant sponsors and more coming soon! DON'T MISS OUT!

More information at

Weekly Upper School Lunch - Every Thursday at 12:30pm
Upper School students-this is a chance for you to simply socialize and enjoy some time together. The link has been shared with all of you. Come and join the fun!

Midquarter Reports
This past Friday marked the end of the 4th midquarter. This week, you may be receiving midquarter reports. These reports are sent to any student receiving a C- or lower in any class, or to any student where the teacher feels a report is warranted. An important reminder - these are simply check-ins at the middle of the quarter, they are not official grades. The goal of midquarters is to help students who are struggling. We encourage parents to help your student use the teacher comments to formulate a plan for success in the coming weeks.

Skype with a Scientist!
Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room?  Skype a Scientist  will match you with a scientist for free! These sessions are Q & A conversations, so you and your kids can talk with a scientist about what makes YOU curious. There are lots of different scientists to choose from!

Sports and Activities Awards
Continuing this Thursday, Upper School students who have participated in sports and activities this year will be honored by the coaches and sponsors . These honors will be awarded during Upper School homeroom on Thursdays at 11am for the next three weeks. A video will be available to be shared, let me know if you would like to see it!

AP Tests - Updates
This year's at-home AP® Exams begin tomorrow!

Exam Details.  Students can take their AP Exams online on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll also have the option to write their responses by hand and submit a photo.

Exam Communications.  Over the coming weeks, email will continue to be the primary way The College Board will reach out to students. Students, please mark collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org   as part of your approved sender lists and update your cell phone numbers in your College Board accounts.

Website for Remote Learning:

Coronavirus Response Page:

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Alexandria and I twinning for Spirit Week!

Some amazing work in AP Bio!
Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Virtual School Program, #EduHam at Home
The free digital program encourages teens and their families to create their own theatrical pieces. What a neat opportunity!

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 Family" Page
Chief Griffinity Officer and Early Childhood staff member  Justin Bailey , is continuing his work! 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/