Royal School District News
Safety Drill 10-21-2016
As safety of our students and staff is a priority, we are conducting a safety drill (district-wide lock-down). This event will begin at approximately 2:10 pm and last 10-15 minutes.
Thank-you for your understanding in this situation. We appreciate your support.
Como la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra prioridad, practicaremos un simulacro de seguridad (lockdown drill) esta tarde. Este evento ocurrirá a las 2:10pm y durará aproximadamente diez a quince minutos. El simulacro ocurrirá en todos los edificios del distrito.
Gracias por entender la situación. Apreciamos su apoyo.
In Support of Linda Hebdon
In Support of Linda Hebdon – Wear Green on Thursday, October 13th
Unfortunately, Linda Hebdon, the Royal School District’s Food Services Manager is struggling with a serious illness and she and her family are facing some difficult challenges that lie ahead.
As a means to offer our support and to let her family know that they are in our thoughts and prayers, we are planning on honoring Linda by wearing green (Linda’s favorite color) this Thursday, October 13th.
Please know that Linda’s family is grateful for your support during these trying times.
Para apoyar a Linda Hebdon –Lleven ropa verde el jueves, trece de octubre
Desafortunadamente, la gerente de Servicios de Alimentos del Distrito Escolar de Royal, está luchando contra una enfermedad grave y ella y su familia están enfrentándose con algunos desafíos difíciles que los esperan.
Como una manera de ofrecerles apoyo, a ella y a su familia, y para hacerles saber que están en nuestros pensamientos y oraciones, estamos planeando honrar a Linda con el color verde (el color preferido de Linda). Este jueves, el trece de octubre, estaremos llevando ropa verde en su honor.
Es importante mencionar que la familia de Linda está agradecida por el apoyo que están recibiendo durante estos tiempos difíciles.
“Scary Clown” Phenomena –No threats in our area
October 5, 2016
“Scary Clown” Phenomena –No threats in our area
As you may be aware, an epidemic of the “Scary Clown” phenomena has been working its way across the United States and recently there have been reports of clown-related threats occurring in central Washington. Our safety partners at the ESD (Educational Service District) 105 have been in touch with the Washington Fusion Center (the primary intelligence gathering body in Washington State) and there are no indications of any viable threats.
Additionally, we have been communicating with the local police and there have been no such reports in our immediate area.
As always, safety for our students and staff is our number one concern and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us at the district office.
Fenómeno de “Los Payasos Espantosos” - No hay ninguna amenaza en nuestra zona
Como pueden haberse enterado, una epidemia del fenómeno de “los payasos espantosos” ha estado ocurriendo en varias partes de los Estados Unidos y recientemente ha habido reportes de amenazas relacionadas con payasos en el centro del estado de Washington. Nuestros socios de seguridad en el Distrito de Servicio Educacional (ESD 105) han estado en contacto con el centro Fusión del estado de Washington (el cuerpo principal de recoger inteligencia en el estado) y no hay ninguna indicación de amenazas creíbles.
Adicionalmente, nos hemos estado comunicando con la policía local de Royal y no ha habido ningún tipo de amenaza en nuestra área inmediata.
Como siempre, la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y nuestros empleados es la primera prioridad del Distrito Escolar de Royal.
Sin tiene usted alguna preocupación, siéntese libre de contactarnos en la oficina del distrito escolar.
Death of a Staff Member
We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague over the weekend. Our hearts go out to the family of Bill Higgins who lost his life in a motorcycle accident.
September 25, 2016
We were saddened to learn of the death of one of our staff members over the weekend. Bill Higgins was well liked and respected by both students and staff at Royal High School, as well as, surrounding communities.
We will miss him and extend our sympathies to his family at this time. Please help your child during this time of sadness. Your child should return to a daily routine as soon as possible. The consistency of home and school patterns is comforting to students.
Also, continue to listen to your child during this difficult and emotional time. Listen to your child’s fears and concerns. Reassure students your love and care and provide them with lots of hugs and closeness. If you feel your child is taking too long to adjust or if behavior changes seem severe, you may want to consult a professional counselor.
We look forward to the remainder of the school year. Our school will maintain its regular schedule and our staff will be alert to changes in student behavior that indicate a problem or fear in a child as a result of our loss. You will be notified if problems arise or if we feel your child needs extra help.
Sincerely, Rick Follett Principal
RHS Safety Followup
Safety Follow up on 9.19.16
Prior to the lunch hour, Royal High School received a report about a student possibly having a weapon on campus. After a thorough investigation, the report was determined to be inaccurate. Because safety is always our number one priority, procedures and protocol were followed to ensure the safety of all students and staff during this incident.
Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2016 Healthy Youth Survey from October 10th–21st.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.