Volume 35 | May 31, 2020
Upper School News
Dear Upper School Families,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this final Newsletter of the year. So many things had to change, and I am so sorry our amazing Class of 2020 did not get to experience all the fun events LIVE. However, I am deeply impressed by the grace with which all of you handled these difficult times. As we were planning to move your events to a virtual setting I heard no complaints from any of you, just outstanding ideas and words of gratitude. You are all remarkable, resilient and wonderful wonderful humans...I will miss you terribly. Congratulations Sooliat, Rachel, Madeline, Emeline, Sunny, Ismael, Mason, Cara, Rob, Rowan, Lee, Damon, and Tina!

Please join us as we celebrate our amazing students!

Monday, June 1, 12pm- US Awards Ceremony - To attend, you must register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WsDxahb_SGGI_OB0QQlVbQ

Thursday June 4, 5pm, 12th grade Commencement!!! To attend the Zoom celebration you must register here:. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QlHDcnzpS62k-iLV1gjfjw

Please do read on for additional important information and reminders!
Tuesday June 2, 3pm, Virtual Graduation Rehearsal 
All Seniors are required to attend.

Friday, June 5th- Wrap Up Day 
Here is the link for locker clean-out, etc:

Please be advised:
  • If you are only coming to pick-up your Yearbook and do not plan on entering the building, please simply drive by the gym doors between 10am-3pm. Yearbooks will be available for contact-less pick up at the Gym Doors. Please enter at the Grove Street entrance and drop by the gym doors for pick up, even if you are coming into the building. 
  • You do not need to sign-up for a slot unless you need to get items from your locker, pick up awards, or drop off items. However, if you do need to enter the building, you MUST sign up for a slot. 

Fun Times-Check out the TALENT!
Our students are so darn talented! Working together with the ever amazing Julie Herrick, they have put together a Variety Show for you, virtually! I am so proud of all of you. Take a look at the amazing stuff here: ttps://youtu.be/crs-lkwO0JU

Let's Congratulate Katie Rozsypalek!
I am pleased to share with you that Katie has been named a College Prep Scholar, which identifies her as an underrepresented student with exceptional academic promise! This also allows her to apply to be a QuestBridge Scholar in the fall. WOW! Way to go Katie!

Let's Also Congratulate Effie Zimmerman!
As you may or may not know, Effie is an extraordinary app designer with his own company. This past week, his brand new OLLI app (Android and iOS) went live! Super impressive, Effie, we are so proud of you! Check it out here

Coronavirus Response Page:

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head

Wondering what to do this summer? Look at what we are offering!

Some amazing work in AP Bio!
Free Digital Access to The New York Times for all U.S. High School Students
With so many high school students learning from home, it’s critical they have access to reliable news sources. Verizon and The New York Times are giving students and teachers in every high school in America free digital access to Times journalism as well as invaluable education resources from The Times's Learning Network to help aid remote learning. Go to  nytimes.com/highschoolaccess  now to register.

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 Family" Page
Chief Griffinity Officer and Early Childhood staff member  Justin Bailey , is continuing his work! This is another way for students and families to stay connected and continue to share our school spirit. Share your shelter in place experiences with us: https://roycemoreschool.org/family/

Skype with a Scientist!
Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room?  Skype a Scientist  will match you with a scientist for free! These sessions are Q & A conversations, so you and your kids can talk with a scientist about what makes YOU curious. There are lots of different scientists to choose from!