COVID-19 Update

As you know, Governor DeWine has closed schools for the remainder of the academic year.  To allow our teachers additional time to not only close this school year, but to begin planning for next year, we will be ending instruction for students on Friday, May 22, 2020.  In preparation for the end of the school year, please note the schedule below for cleaning out lockers and retrieving belongings from the middle school. 

In an effort to provide a safe environment for students, parents, and staff, and to limit potential exposure, please follow the protocols listed below.  Please know we have limited the amount of staff that will be in the school next week, but there will be personnel at the main entrance and the front of each pod if you need assistance.
  • Enter the building through the main entrance. 
  • Due to Governor DeWine's guidelines, we ask that our parents and students wear masks when coming into the school.  
  • We will limit the amount of people gaining access to not only the school, but each pod.  
  • Please be mindful of those people around you and practice social distancing. 
  • Only parents and/or guardians are allowed to pick up medication in the atrium/main office.
If your child needs to pick up a project from a specific teacher, he or she should know where it is located. Items have been placed in the hall outside the classroom or in the hallways between the pods and the media center and/or cafeteria.  Please return any textbook or school owned item to the table in your team's pod.  Chromebooks should not be returned at this time.  Those devices will be collected at a later date for students in grades 5 and 8. Any library books can be placed on a table outside the media center.    

Please know we appreciate your continued support and patience as we finish the school year.  On behalf of the teachers and staff at NRMS, thank you to everyone in our school community for continuing to support our kids and our community as a whole.  Please see the additional information below from our music department, as well as Food Services.

Band, Royalette, and Royalaire Auditions
Announcements for Band Students in grades 5-8:
Band members that may have left their personal instruments and music folders in their hall locker or band room locker, please retrieve them and remove your lock from your band locker.

If you are in 8th Grade Band and have a school owned instrument (french horn, baritone, tuba, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor or baritone saxophone), please return it and place it in the front of the band room underneath the chalkboard. If you play a school owned instrument and are continuing on in the North Royalton HS Band Program, you will be issued a high school instrument in the near future.

If you are in 7th Grade Band and have a school owned instrument (french horn, baritone, tuba, bass clarinet, tenor or baritone saxophone), please return it and place it in the front of the band room underneath the chalkboard. If you would like to use your school owned instrument over the summer, please send Mr. Burdick an email. Please include in your email the "Make and Model #" of your instrument so we can check that with our inventory.

Announcement for the entire 8th Grade Class:
Any member of the 8th Grade Class interested in auditioning for Royalettes (Dancers) or Royalaires (Flags) and being a member of the award winning North Royalton High School Marching Band, please read the following announcement:
The "in person" clinics and auditions scheduled in May will take place on video. You do not have to be a current member of the 8th Grade Band to audition. Utilizing the Google Classroom sites listed below, students will use video clinics and video audition methods. Information regarding the audition process will be posted on and specific details will be posted in the Google Classroom site created for each group.  All 8th Graders are welcome! 

Please join the following Google Classrooms that will be activated on May 1:
Royalette Auditions:     bvhlhfx
Royalaire Auditions:     bksjw2k

5th, 6th, and 8th grade choir students who would like to pick up their choir folders, may do so in the choir room. Each student knows the location of his or her folder in the folder cabinets right by the entrance of the room. They each have a number where they keep their individual folders. If they have a larger binder that did not fit in a space in the cabinet, I will have those binders out on a table for easy access. If they choose not to pick up their folder, it will be recycled. 

Food Services
We will continue to offer bagged meals for families affected by the closure of schools on Monday and Thursday of each week .   Pick-up times will remain from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM on these days.  Meals can be picked-up at North Royalton High School by entering driveway #4 and pulling up to the side of the building on the left. Stop at the ramp with the yellow railing for meal pick-up (Door #26). There will be a sign to direct you to the location. Once you provide your child's name and school to the food service worker, you will receive the meals.

Parents who are interested in receiving meals should complete this  electronic form   or call 440-582-9041 for each child by 5:00 PM the day before the meal is requested.

As we move forward with the closure, please do not hesitate to  contact your child's teacher, school counselor, grade level principal, or me with any questions.
Important Notes:

Incoming 5th Grade Parent Meeting
The Incoming 5th Grade Parent Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 4 is cancelled.  I will be emailing the middle school and elementary school parents/guardians on that day with that information through a video/slideshow presentation.  

Washington D.C. Extended Field Trip 
Through continued dialogue with Nowak Tours, we were able to tentatively reschedule the 8th grade Washington D.C. extended field trip to the third full week of July (Tuesday, 7/21 - Thursday, 7/23). Please know that as we move forward with the closure, we will continue to follow the orders at the state and federal level and will make the decision to proceed with the field trip or cancel it as we move later into the spring/summer.  

If a student cannot/chooses not to attend the field trip, a refund will be issued upon the completion of the field trip or its cancellation. This will allow us to know how much money we are getting back from vendors, as we will not have exact figures prior to that time.  I appreciate everyone's patience and certainly will continue to work hard to make this experience a reality for our students if it is safe and possible. 

Please know that yearbooks will not be shipped to the middle school until late May. I will follow up once we have an exact date for student distribution.