Volume 31 | May 3, 2020
Upper School News
Dear Upper School Families,
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I hope you will join me in expressing our thanks to the committed faculty at Roycemore. Our faculty shows a remarkable degree of care for the students of Roycemore, and it is that care that helps make this such a special school. I encourage all members of our community to take a moment next week and thank them for their great work in service of our students, particularly in these difficult times. I wish I could hug them all RIGHT NOW!

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

Spirit Week-This Week!
Monday May 4th - Pajama Day
Tuesday May 5th - Twin/Matching Day
Wednesday May 6th - Crazy Hair/Hat Day
Thursday May 7th - Fan Day
Friday May 8th - Blue and Gold Day

Please take pictures in your spirit gear and send to Mrs. Rivera. Or, make a video using this link: https://flipgrid.com/stanley5742

Celebration of Dedication and Excellence - Thursday at 11am
This Thursday's Homeroom will be moved to noon, and there will be no Advisory so that we can honor our teachers with this annual celebration. Upper School lunch will still happen at 12:30, like last week. Join us in celebrating your amazing teachers: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xk1sEyeyTwGoRvmxZM7-yA

Parenting In a Pandemic with less Pandemonium - Tuesday May 5th at 5:00 pm
We aren’t all first responders but as parents we are all front line workers of a sort. Our worlds have collided and parked right in our homes. We are working remotely, running households as safely as we can, and managing our finances in an economic crises. We are searching for answers to questions about how to do all this in the best way possible.  How will this affect my child in the long run How do I ensure they are working and not gaming while on their screens How do I respond to the meltdowns? The most poignant of these questions is  Am I doing this right?

We are doing a question and answer session with parents of Upper school students on Tuesday May 5th at 5:00 pm, using Zoom. While Dr. Glader will be on hand to help with the questions, this is also a forum to exchange ideas and proved support to each other within the amazing community that we have here at Roycemore. If you have a minute and would like to send questions beforehand, address them to Dr Glader at  gglader@roycemoreschool.org

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 727 1379 3168
Password: 7a2q0B

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 Friday marks the end of the 4th midquarter. Next weekend, teachers are compiling grades, and early the following 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.

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.

AP Tests - Updates
This year's at-home AP® Exams begin on Monday, May 11.

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
Some images of amazing community service!

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/