Volume 20 | February 9, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

A few items did not make it into the newsletter! My apologies. Please see below for updates and a correction.


Congrats to Seniors Rachel Cico and Sooliat Bakare on their final basketball game! It was a wonderful Senior Night for them this past Friday. Adorable pictures below.


Haven't seen the new school video yet? Please check it out at this link:


Important schedule reminder: There is no school Friday 2/14 or Monday 2/17. Enjoy the four day weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!


Go Go Griffins
We are so proud of Juniors, Katie Rozsypalek and Amrina Ahmed, who had the opportunity to work with world renowned Dr. Steven Gitelis and Dr. Allan Blank in the operating room during a recent observation rotation. What a great inspiration Amrina and Katie are! Please see pictures below.


Midquarter Reports
Next week, we reach an important marker in the year - the 3rd midquarter. The midquarter ends next Thursday 2/13. Next weekend, teachers will compile midquarter reports for any new student and any student receiving a C- or lower in a class. Reports will be e-mailed home the following week. A reminder that these are not final grades, but are designed as a check-in to help any student who is struggling to formulate a plan for success.


Juniors and Families-Important reminder!
Please sign up ASAP for your meetings with Stacia Campbell, our College Counselor: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4cacae22a6f58-junior2


Help Us Help the Earth
This semester, the Roycemore National Honor Society is recycling all of your plastic bags, printer toner/ink, and old electronics and batteries. You can find bins in the lobby, and if they are not there, please bring them to Cara Marantz or Mrs. Byrnes. We will be collecting until May 15th, so please check your homes for any of the items that we are taking!


Re-Enrollment
Calling all current families! Now is the time to complete your re-enrollment forms. All current families have been sent re-enrollment information. Please be aware that discounts are available for families who take advantage of our Advanced Payment options.   For questions about re-enrollment, please contact Tanise Robnett  trobnett@roycemoreschool.org .


New Spring Play-Our Town!
Due to some red tape, we had to change our Spring Play, and will no longer be performing Murder on the Orient Express. Rehearsals for this year's NEW Spring Play,  Our Town, will take place Monday-Friday this week. Please note the special rehearsal time for Friday. Since there is no school that day, we will be rehearsing from 10am-2pm in the MPR. Make plans now to join us on March 12th @ 6pm, or 13th @ 7pm for this beautiful classic.


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


Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Calendar

Reminders

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

Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Enjoy writing? Calling all writers to submit to our first ever literary magazine! Please see this link for more information.

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

Loaner Chromebooks
There are a very limited number of Chromebooks available for students to use if their personal devices are not working. Please return immediately when finished. Thanks!

Snow Days
For school closures or schedule changes due to weather, texts and emails will be used to notify families and faculty/staff. Alternatively, you can visit the WGN emergency school closing site.

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.