Volume 28| March 22, 2020
Middle School News
What's Been Happening During Remote Learning Days?
Learning About Quadratic Equations in Algebra
Remote learning provides new ways for students to demonstrate understanding of concepts. Mr. Tain's Algebra I class has been studying quadratic equations. Students were tasked with demonstrating that they understood what a quadratic equation is by creating a video. Click on the photo of Marko to the left to view his response!
Humanities Happenings!
Teachers have stayed connected to students this week through both offering video messages to their students like Ms. Erb did here for her fifth grade Humanities class, or having virtual office hours where students can go online at the same time to connect with each other. It is a new experience for everyone but we are excited to see how everyone has embraced a growth mindset throughout the changes!
For an insight to 7th & 8th grade remote learning for Humanities, click the picture above for Mr. Stanley's intro on St. Patrick's Day. Notice him sporting the MSU Green in honor of the holiday-- oh, wait, he wears MSU Green most days!
The Humanities Team has been working hard to best meet the needs of our students and families.

Sixth-Grade Humanities has optional office hours from 9-10, and Seventh and Eighth-grade Humanities has office hours from 1-2. Fifth grade is having daily morning reflections. For 6th-8th grade students who are not available to meet at the designated time, they can still reach teachers via email or set up individual meetings.

Some of the highlights have been the sixth-graders creating videos of themselves reading children's books for their pre-kindergarten reading buddies, workshopping Wilding essays in seventh and eighth-grade humanities, and just generally getting to see each other's faces and hear each other's voices from time to time.

Thank you for your patience and support as we adjust to the "new normal." 
And What's Sixth Grade Science Up To?
Share Your Photos and Videos During Remote Learning!
Let's face it, we're social creatures! So "social distancing" is REALLY difficult! We applaud the many ways you are all working to stay connected with each other during this time. And we have ONE more!! Share your photos and videos. If you are on social media, post them using the hashtag #roycemorefamily. We will curate these to see what everyone is up to. Above a video that Max's mom shared with us. Max certainly isn't one to let a pandemic get in the way of perfecting his tumbling skills. Go Max!!
Share Your Love of Roycemore!
While the school building is closed, Griffin wanted us to know that he is taking care of business, but he needs your help! We want to share with others all of the great things about Roycemore and to grow our school! Griffin wants to welcome many visitors to our Admissions office whether in person when the building re-opens, or virtually, with Mrs. Avery. Please share your LOVE for Roycemore online by writing a review on Niche.com. It matters!! Also, during the campus closure, we are in touch with prospective families virtually and are in the process of adding photos to the website so visitors can get still "visit" the school remotely. That's what Griffin was doing above. He also helped out Mrs. Griffin with the turtle. See below.

Click the image of the turtle to view a video of how Griffin has been practicing social distancing.
The Roycemore mascot, the Griffin, is legendary, powerful, and magical. Show your Griffin LOVE by wearing Roycemore Spirit items!! Then take a photo of yourself in your spirit wear and post it with the hashtag #roycemorefamily. Maybe you want to even include yourself with other things you wear at home that you don't wear at school.

Griffin took advantage of Ms. Hilda being gone by checking out her flamingo slippers, what do you think?

Spirit wear is available 24-7 through our online store at    www.roycemoreschool.org/schoolstore  
Remote Learning Week #2!

Congratulations to everyone for all of the great work during our first week of remote learning. As a reminder, the following guidelines will help you be successful with remote learning:

  • Check in every day by filling out this form.
  • Spend about five hours doing school-related work or activities each remote learning day. [This does NOT mean being in front of a screen that whole time!! Take breaks. Do NON SCREEN work. Get some fresh air! Self care is really important!!!]
  • Follow your teacher’s instructions.
  • Check FACTS (RenWeb) every day. That is where your teachers will be posting their work. Teachers may also post to another website such as Google Classroom.
  • Be polite and respectful in all of your online interactions. This is not the time to be silly or rude to one another, or to your teachers. While using chat rooms, video calls, Google Classroom, Flipgrid, or any other online tool, you are still expected to adhere to the core values of the school: Scholarship, Integrity, Respect, Community, and Compassion.
  • Stick to the deadlines and due dates your teacher gives you. If you need more time to complete something, let your teacher know. They will be flexible.
  • Some of your learning activities will be on a computer or iPad. But not all of them! Remote learning does NOT mean screen-time all day. Listen to your parents when they ask you to take a break, or to work on something else for a while.
  • If something doesn’t work the first time, don’t give up!
  • Don’t forget to exercise and move around several times each day! In fact, your PE teachers will be giving you assignments in this regard!!
  • AND...Contact your teachers if you have any trouble. We are here to support you!

As this is new for all of us, we ask for your patience as we make this transition, but also to communicate with us if you are experiencing difficulties. THANK YOU for your partnership and support!!

Important Dates

  • March 17th- Remote Learning launched- Students must check in with teachers and submit attendance each day
  • March 30- April 3rd- SPRING BREAK
Middle School Community Guidelines
We will create a community in Roycemore’s middle school based on RESPECT. We will respect ourselves, our space, and our peers. In doing so, we will assume the best intentions of others and create a space where we are welcomed, feel we belong, and are known!
(created by representatives from each grade 2019-20)