Royal School District News
Press Release - October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015
Contact: Rosemarie Search
Royal City, WA, October 13, 2015: On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at approximately 9:00 AM the District received a call from MACC Dispatch informing the District of a foot pursuit occurring on Road 12 and G, a few miles from campus. As a precaution, Royal High School went into lockdown. Royal Middle School, Royal Intermediate School and Red Rock Elementary went into a modified lockdown. Law enforcement detained the suspects shortly after and the modified lockdown was lifted.
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If you have any questions, please contact Rosemarie Search, Superintendent, at (509) 346-2222.
Message from the Superintendent - District Office - September 2015
September 24, 2015
In planning for the future, the District Office is reorganizing.
On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the Board of Directors approved hiring David Andra as a part time assistant principal at Red Rock and part time business manager.
As part of his duties at Red Rock, Mr. Andra will assist Mrs. Eilers, Red Rock Principal, in evaluating staff, with any discipline issues that arise, and various other tasks.
Mr. Andra will also continue to work part time in the business office. As part of his duties he will train an interim business manager. If all goes well with the interim business manager, he/she will become the full-time business manager for the district, when and if Mr. Andra pursues a full time building administrator position.
The District has posted the interim business manager position on our website and hopes to fill that position as soon as possible.
With this new configuration, the district business office will receive much needed support and relief. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we enter into this period of adjustment.
Message from the Superintendent - September 2015
September 11, 2015
We are in our second week of school for the 2015-2016 school year and everyone seems to have settled in and are ready for a great year.
Royal Intermediate School
There has been a great deal of excitement with the opening of the intermediate school. The building has been a wonderful addition to our campus.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Andra, Business Manager, and Mrs. Achondo, Royal Intermediate School Principal, for all their time spent planning and executing the opening of the intermediate school. They have done a spectacular job tending to all the details necessary to make the building look impeccable.
Royal School District staff will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 28, 2015, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, staff will be giving tours of the building. I hope to see you all there.
One Hour Late Starts for the 2015-2016 School Year
On September 8, 2015, the Board of Directors held a Special Meeting in part, to discuss district one hour late starts.
The District partnered with the Royal Education Association to create an extensive list of professional development. Based on the comprehensive list of professional development for staff members, the District proposed setting 15 one hour student late start days for the rest of the school year. In the past, we have had up to 11 one hour student late starts. The Board of Directors voted to approve our proposal of 15 one hour student late starts for the rest of the school year.
In an attempt to remain consistent with one hour student late start dates, they will occur every other Wednesday. The first one hour student late start will occur on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. As mentioned before, they will occur every other Wednesday with the exception of Wednesday, November 25, 2015, (early release for Thanksgiving), and Wednesday, March 30, 2015, (2 hour late start for Grade Prep). See the District calendar for the full list of one hour student late starts. Found here.
It is also important to note that there will no one hour student late starts during the months of May and June.
Rest assure that your child will benefit from these one hour student late starts as teachers spend this time acquiring professional development to assist in preparing for the Washington State mandated Smarter Balanced and Common Core State Standards assessments.
Thank you for your patience as we implement these one hour late starts throughout the year.
One of our goals this year is to have more opportunities for parents to get involved. You are always more than welcome at your child’s building and in the district. We will be offering parent involvement activities that will help bridge the gap between your child’s school and home.
Our District remains the hub of our community. I know you take great pride in our facilities, as do we.
Five Year Strategic Plan Approved!
October 29, 2014
We are delighted to announce that the Royal School District Board of Directors approved our District's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan at its regular board meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all stakeholders involved who contributed to the development of this comprehensive plan. We encourage everyone in the Royal community to promote and collaborate in the implementation of the plan over the next five years for the academic success of all the students in Royal.
To view the District's Five Year Strategic Plan please click here.
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