Volume 26 | March 20, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

Well, here we are at the end of our first week of remote learning. Things got off to a great start, but of course there are things that need modification. We have been receiving feedback from students, and are making adjustments as best we can. Thank you all for your patience. I hope you are all safe and healthy and miss your beautiful faces so much. In lieu of pictures, here are some videos of some of the great things that have been going in in remote classrooms.

For a discussion on Japan in World Literature: Here is Mark with Quincy the Cockatoo.

For an example of what a lab might look like in AP Bio: https://edpuzzle.com/media/5e73b714cdc3713e72e50d3e

Below are the links I shared last week, which I hope you found helpful. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns, and of course any positive feedback to offer as well! I ask your patience and understanding as we continue on this journey.


Website for Remote Learning:


Coronavirus Response Page:



Other News:

New Hashtag
I know you aren't all on social media but many of you are. If you want to share posts of yourselves working remotely, please tag Roycemore on your posts and also use #roycemorefamily. Thanks!

Spring Break
Monday March 30 - Sunday, April 12th: School closed for spring break. The office will be open limited hours during this time, and 3rd quarter grade reports will be e-mailed home during the break. As of now, classes resume Monday, April 13th.


Course Planning
Course planning for next year continues. Parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, I encourage you to have a dialogue with your students at home as students think about the classes they want and need for next year. Each student should have a sheet for you to sign. Please check with your student's Advisor if they do not have this sheet.


Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
While learning is taking place remotely, Griffin has been making sure that the Upper School stays in good shape!
Calendar

Reminders
Re-Enrollment
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's Literary Magazine
Bursting with ideas? Submit your writing or artwork now to our first ever Lit. Magazine! Details on the yellow flyer above.

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

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

Free Yoga - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Every Thursday 5-6pm, Roycemore School Library
This is a free Vinyasa style class offered to anyone in the community, all ages and abilities are welcome. Sponsored by the  Phoenix Yoga Project , the class will be taught by our very own Director of Admissions:  Amanda Avery ! Amanda is a CYT 200 and NASM CPT.

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.