Royal School District News
District Staff Appreciation Week - May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016
The Royal School District would like to extend a special thank you to all district staff for their tremendous work in providing a positive learning environment for all students. This week officially marks the start of Teacher Appreciation week however; the district has chosen to celebrate all staff. Thank you again to all district staff members for your dedication and support of all the students and families of the Royal School District.
Miller signs to wrestle for Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska
Darrin Miller recently signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. Concordia is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Miller was a three-time state placer for Royal High School and amassed a record of 124-23. Miller placed 4th as a senior, 3rd as a junior, and 5th as a sophomore. He was a three-time league champion and a three-time regional champion for the Knights.
"Darrin is an outstanding athlete," Coach Pat Mitchell said of Miller. "He was a football player and was a two-time letterwinner in football and was a wrestling ambassador to Japan. He's an outstanding wrestler; his dad has coached him well. Darrin understands what's expected and how to conduct himself. He's a good student and I think he'll be a good leader for Concordia."
Miller, who is planning to study Business Management, said of choosing Concordia, "They have a good wrestling program and I really liked the positive environment."
Updated 04/02/16 10:07 AM
Royal School District Board of Directors Update
April 27, 2016
The Board has asked its insurer, Clear Risk Solutions, to investigate the possible misuse of District resources by Superintendent Rose Search. Clear Risk Solutions has advised, in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, that Ms. Search be on paid administrative leave while they conduct the investigation. While Ms. Search is on leave, the Board has designated David Andra as acting Superintendent. Administrative leave is not a disciplinary action and the Board takes this action only to assure that the rights of all employees, including Ms. Search, are protected. Next steps are dependent on the results of the investigation. To further protect the integrity of the investigation the Board and individual members will not be commenting further.
UPDATED Press Release - Lockdown April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016
Royal City, WA, April 19, 2016: On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at approximately 8:10 AM the District was notified by the Chief of Police of Royal City that there was a report of a student with a weapon downtown. Police investigated this report and found the report to be false. There was no imminent threat to students or staff however, as a precaution, the District went into lockdown. At approximately 8:45 AM the District was informed by police that there was no present danger to students and staff and the lockdown was converted to a modified lockdown until further notice.
At approximately 9:30 AM the District was notified from the Chief of Police of Royal City, Darin Smith, that the subjects are accounted for and there is no immediate threat at this time. As a result of this information the Royal School District lifted the modified lockdown and school resumed as normal.
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If you have any questions, please contact Rosemarie Search, Superintendent, at (509) 346-2222.
Updated at 9:54 AM
Message From the Superintendent - March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to take a moment to thank you for your support while the district investigated the rumor that was circulating last week. As stated in the call you received and letters sent home with students from Red Rock and the intermediate school from the district, on Thursday, March 24, 2016, there was a rumor that something bad was going to happen on Friday, March 25, 2016. The Royal City Police Department was contacted and developed a plan, along with the Grant County Sheriff's Office, to ensure the safety of students and staff on Friday, March 25th.
Many families elected to keep their children home on Friday in light of the rumor. The district respects your decision to do what is best for your children.
The Royal School District would also like to thank the Royal City Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff's Office for being proactive in ensuring the safety of our campus. In addition, we would like to thank all staff members for their support and vigilance. Similarly, we would like to thank district administrators for being proactive throughout the entire ordeal. Lastly, we would like to thank all students for their compliance and understanding. With everyone’s assistance and cooperation, there were no incidents on Friday.
As a reminder, please keep your telephone and address current and up to date. It is imperative that you receive important updates, such as the information sent out last week, from the district. To update your information, please contact your child’s building secretary.
- Red Rock Elementary School: 346-2206
- Royal Intermediate School: 346-2226
- Royal Middle School: 346-2268
- Royal High School: 346-2256
Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 346-2222.
Letter to Students and Parents: Rumored Statement
March 24, 2016
Dear Students and Parents:
I wanted to make you aware of a rumor that we dealt with this week at school. A middle school student reported that something bad could happen at school on Friday. We worked with the Royal City Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to investigate that report. They are continuing to investigate the credibility of this rumor, but at this time they do not believe it to be credible.
The student has since reported that she was not serious about the rumor, but student and staff safety is our highest priority, and we will continue to be watchful. Our administrative team will make extra patrols around our buildings throughout the day to be sure that doors are secure. We have also had extra law enforcement presence in and around our buildings from both Royal City Police Department and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Our teaching staff and classified staff are aware of the situation.
We are thankful for our outstanding staff and great working relationship with our local law enforcement agencies.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the district office at 346-2222 or your child’s building principal.
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