Summer Newsletter I Early July Edition, 2020
Roycemore School Summer Newsletter
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On-Campus or Off-Campus
Camp Griffin Bug Hunt summer 2020
As part of our continued efforts to prepare for your children to resume schooling at Roycemore in the fall, we have created  a form for you to complete  to let us know whether you wish for your child to attend school as an On-Campus or Off-Campus student. This form also gives you the choice to opt-in or opt-out of food service. 

Please complete this form no later than July 31  to ensure your child has a seat reserved in the classroom as we are limiting On-Campus enrollment due to the size of the cohorts required for recommended social-distancing protocols.

We are receiving a great deal of interest from prospective new families because of our detailed  Health & Safety Plan  and our  Academic Re-Entry Plan . However, our first priority is to serve our currently enrolled Roycemore students. We understand that some families may feel unsure of which option to choose. Please be aware that the form allows for families to indicate their uncertainty by selecting to following choice: "I would like to hold an On-Campus spot, but will keep my child at home until I feel confident that the COVID-19 infection rates have reduced to an acceptable level for our family's comfort."

At the beginning of August or earlier, each student will receive a customized learning plan that will confirm your child's option and will include additional details such as recommendations for the remainder of the summer to prepare for the start of school, schedules, and supply lists.
The 2020-2021 school year starts in
just over a month!
The 2020-2021 school year is approaching and we have released detailed Re-Entry plans. If you have questions about any of the details in the plans, please reach out to the respective Division Head or Head of School.
Important Start of School Dates
Tuesday, August 18, Virtual New Parent Orientation
Friday, August 21, 4 pm Roycemore Family Association "Back-to-School Griffin Gathering"- new format being planned- stay tuned!

Monday, August 24, 8:30am - Grade 1-4 Orientation
Monday, August 24, 8:30 am - JK Group One Orientation
Monday, August 24, 8:30 am - Kindergarten Orientation
Monday, August 24, 8:30 am - PK Orientation
Monday, August 24, 9 am - Middle School Orientation
Monday, August 24, 9:30 am JK Group Two Orientation
Monday, August 24,11 am - International Student Orientation
Monday, August 24, 12:30 pm - Upper School Orientation
*Stay tuned for Orientation updates*

Tuesday, August 25 - First Day of School
Introducing Our New Faculty
Roycemore is fortunate to have the following individuals join our talented and dedicated faculty for the 2020-2021 school year. Please join us in welcoming them to Roycemore. Click their images below to learn more about them!
Adrienne Floro
Middle School Division Head
Andrew Mahlan
Middle School Science & Mathematics
Brynn Leavitt
Middle and Upper School French
Paul Chanan
Physical Education Teacher & Coach
Mauricio Robert
College Counselor & Teacher
Matt Braun
Early Childhood & Lower School Art
Jamie Truax
Lower and Middle School French
Both Long
Athletic Director, Teacher & Coach
A Message From Our Athletic Director
In case you missed it, our new Athletic Director Both Long recently sent out a statement regarding Roycemore's approach to providing physical education classes, wellness activities, and athletic opportunities to Roycemore students while also abiding by public health protocols. Click on the button below to read his letter and hear about our new athletic plans and procedures.

For any questions please contact Both Long at
Important Medical and Safety Reminders
Medical Forms : Medical forms have always been required for all Roycemore students before the first day of school and that policy will continue for the 2020-2021 school year as well. This is a state law and we can not allow any students on campus without these forms on file. We suggest families make any necessary medical appointments now so that they can fulfill this requirement before the start of school. 

Masks : As explained in the Health and Safety Re-Entry Plan, everyone in the building will be required to wear masks that covers their nose and mouth. This includes students, parents, staff, and teachers. Because ordering times can take a while, especially for child-sized masks, please consider buying masks now so your children will have them in time for the start of school.
Summer Camps & Courses
Inspiration Factory Camps started last week and it is so great to have our Griffins back on campus! A few spots remain available in the following camps coming up later this summer:

  • Survival Island July 27 - 31
  • Studio Art July 27 - Aug. 7
  • Storytelling & Bookmaking Aug. 3-14

We also have Camp Griffin programming running all month for ages 3-12. Spots are still open in some camps and the last week of camp will be August 3-7.

Griffin Greats
Please join us in another Griffin Greats series to hear from 8th Grade Class of 1998 Roycemore Alumnus Ben Marcus as he is currently running for State House Representative in Jacksonville, Florida.
After graduating from Jacksonville University and Santa Fe College, Ben is a small business owner, and a committed community advocate. As a national service alum with AmeriCorps programs and a community volunteer, Ben understands just how much can be accomplished when we all work together. He has spent his career working with clients and nonprofit organizations to realize their inherent potential and better engage constituents and stakeholders. Ben believes state legislators should first and foremost serve their constituents, and local elected bodies, not get in their way or work to undermine their will.

Ben Marcus
8th Grade Class of 1998
Saturday, August 1 at 5:00 pm
Virtual Admissions Morning Aug 5th
Feel free to share with your friends and neighbors that our Summer Virtual Admissions Morning is coming up soon.This is a great way to inform families who are interested in Roycemore and provide them with opportunities to hear from students and teachers about their experiences at our school. Please help us spread the word!
Virtual Admissions Morning
Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00am
Registration is Required

Roycemore In The News
Did you see Roycemore was in the news? Visit our Roycemore in the News page to read articles that mention or feature Roycemore School. Our three most recent articles are shared below.
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