Volume 27 | March 29, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

Why is my face so red? Anyhoo...here we are at the end of third quarter, a strange quarter to be sure. Spring Break is here and while most of us will not be traveling, we all need a break to breathe! Thank you all for your patience and kindness these past two weeks. Please stay safe and healthy and know I am here if you need to reach out.

Also, since we cannot do this in person, here is a 'homeroom' update on new college admissions news from Ms. Campbell! Huge, loud applause coming your way from afar, my dear Seniors:   https://youtu.be/pMeex95TnKE

Google Classroom - For Parents
If you are interested...parents can get insight into what their students are doing in Google Classroom by signing up for parent alerts. The teacher just needs to go to the People area and click 'invite guardians'. This sends parents a daily summary of GC work.

Q3 Grade Reports
3rd quarter ended on Friday, March 27th and grade reports will be e-mailed home this week. Please keep your eye out for them.

Scholarship Fundraiser: A Live Stream Experience
Auction items will be live starting next week. Volunteers are still needed, especially those with live streaming experience. Please email  Sara McGuire  if you would like to join the fun!

Videos for Scholarship Fundraiser
Students-feeling bored over Spring Break? Make a flipgrid video about your favorite teacher that can be used for the auction!  https://flipgrid.com/scholarshiproycemore

New "Roycemore Family" Page Launched
Our new Chief Griffinity Officer, Early Childhood staff member  Justin Bailey , launched a new webpage! This is another way for students and families to stay connected and continue to share our school spirit. Here are some of the things you can do on this interactive page:

  • Play "Guess Who"
  • Solve the Riddle of the Day
  • Watch the daily video
  • Check out weekly field trips
  • Learn the Word of the Day
  • Catch up on #roycemorefamily posts
  • Add your message to the Griffin Gratitude Wall



A lot has been added to the remote learning webpage, including things to do over Spring Break. Check it out:


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
Some images of remote learning!
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.