Summer Newsletter I Late July Edition, 2020
Roycemore School Summer Newsletter
Enrollment Selections Due Today!
We are very excited to offer multiple enrollment options to our Roycemore families for the 2020-2021 school year. As per our Academic Re-Entry Plan , these options include both on-campus and off-campus choices. In order to plan accordingly, we are requesting that all enrolled families complete this form  no later than July 31st indicating what their desired enrollment option is for the new school year. There will be limited on-campus spots because of the social distancing protocols required to keep students and teachers safe. If you are still uncertain as to which option you want to choose for your child(ren), we ask that you complete the form and indicate that uncertainty on the form.

Customized Learning Plans: Each family will receive their child's Customized Learning Plan at the beginning of August.

Supply Lists: Supply Lists for each Division are being updated now and will be posted on our website and shared out in early August.
Update Health & Safety Plan
The 2020-2021 school year is approaching and we have released a detailed Health and Safety plan that is continuously evaluated by our Health and Safety Task Force and updated regularly. There was an email sent the week of July 20th with an updated Health & Safety Plan. If you missed it, please see the plan linked below and feel free to review the updates.
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
Masks:
The Right Fit and Practice Makes Perfect
Everyone who comes on campus is required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. This includes students, parents, staff, and teachers. We are encouraging all families, especially those with younger children, to have their children practice wearing masks that fit properly for long durations of time. Masks that are too big slip off easily and masks that are too tight can cause discomfort. Please consider having your child practice wearing their mask for long periods of time to make sure they are comfortable and that the mask fits correctly. This is also a great time to order extra masks so that your child has plenty by the time school starts.

Important Note About Masks with Valves:
Our Health and Safety Task Force does not recommend masks with valves because of the current medical research. Please be aware that these types of masks will not be allowed at Roycemore.
Reminder:
Griffin Greats Event this Saturday!
Our Griffin Greats series continues this Saturday with Alumnus Ben Marcus, 8th Grade Class of 1998 Roycemore, and currently a candidate for the 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
Tell Your Friends:
Our Summer Virtual Admissions Morning is August 5th
We have seen an increased interest in admissions for the 2020-2021 school year from local area families who seeking more enrollment options for their children. If you know someone who has expressed interest in Roycemore, now is the time for them to find out more. Our August 5th Virtual Admissions Morning will have students and staff on hand to talk with families about their Roycemore experience and answer questions about the next school year. Registration is required.
Virtual Admissions Morning
Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00am
Registration is Required

Thank You to all Roycemore Campers
We enjoyed having all our Camp Griffin and Inspiration Factory kids on campus all month running around, playing games, making art, and more! Thank you to all the campers who attended and to all the counselors who helped make it a summer to remember. We have one more week of Camp Griffin fun and then will focus the rest of summer to prepare for a great new school year kicking-off on August 25th!
The Family Institute at Northwestern
We have a great partnership with Northwestern University's Family Institute . This organization provide a number of important services and resources including monthly tips that can help families deal with stress, communication, anxiety, and more. Check out their more recent tips and find new ways to relate members of your own family.
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