Royal School District News
Message from the Superintendent - May 2015
May 22, 2015
The 2014-2015 school year will be coming to an end on Friday, June 5, 2015. Graduation for high school seniors will also take place on this day at 7:00 p.m. at David Nielson Memorial Stadium.
On the last day of school, students will be released at 10:15 a.m. and buses will depart at around 10:45 a.m.
Have a wonderful and safe summer and I hope to see you at graduation.
Message from the Superintendent - April 2015
The weather seems to be the first topic of discussion every spring. Some days I plan for 70 degree weather but we end up with 40 degree weather. Thinking about our spring athletes, I am certain they prefer to train and compete in 70 degree weather.
Royal Intermediate School
We are pleased to announce that the intermediate school remains on schedule to open for the 2015-16 school year. The project came in under budget; which is quite an accomplishment given that there were some concerns early on that could have caused complications.
The Royal Intermediate School is a wonderful, much needed, addition to our campus. When people talk to me about our campus, they emphasize how nice and well maintained it looks. I would like to extend a special thank you to all those who have a hand in keeping our campus looking spectacular.
Assessment season is upon us. This year students are taking their assessments on either a computer or a chrome book. Third grade students have finished testing and Red Rock will be receiving the results shortly. Depending on the outcome of the reading results, some parents of third grade students will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher. Mrs. Eilers and Mrs. Achondo’s office will be contacting these parents. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Eilers or Mrs. Achondo.
Sports Facilities Update
On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Mr. Perkins, Athletic Director, held a meeting to discuss the state of our sports complex. Those at the meeting walked around campus and reviewed the track, soccer field, tennis courts, and baseball fields. All of these facilities are in need of some sort of improvement. We will begin work by creating a priority list and work in stages. Please contact Mr. Perkins if you have any questions regarding the sports facilities.
If you have not already heard, I will continue to be the superintendent of Royal School District through the 2015-16 school year. This position has been a topic of discussion since February but the decision was announced on Monday, April 6, 2015, that I would remain as superintendent. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with your children and I look forward to another successful year.
2014-2015 District Calendar Available!
January 27, 2015
The 2014-2015 school district calendar has been approved and can be found here.
Message from the Superintendent - January 2015
Happy New Year!
I hope you have had the opportunity to drive by the new intermediate school. Everything is coming along nicely. We are on schedule to open for the 2015-2016 school year. Below are a few updates regarding the intermediate school.
Intermediate School Principal
Linda Achondo was appointed as the principal for the intermediate school. This is Mrs. Achondo’s second year as the assistant principal at Red Rock Elementary and her vast knowledge and experience has bolstered the planning process for the opening of the new building.
Grades Moving into the Intermediate School
The 4th and 6th grade levels will be moving to the intermediate school. The 5th grade will not be relocated as they are already housed in the POD. 5th grade students advancing to 6th grade next year will remain at the intermediate school. If your child is currently in 3rd grade he/she will attend the intermediate school as a 4th grader.
Mrs. Achondo has organized a leadership team to help with the decision making process. Some of the decisions that have been made are:
- The name of the school;
- Schedule for the different grade levels. As of now, the 6th grade will remain departmentalized. As an example, a math teacher will teach math all day while students rotate;
- Ordering furniture;
- Determining the number of new staff members that will be added. Positions will be posted as soon as they are defined;
- Equipment for a fully functional kitchen; and
- The colors and logo that will be featured throughout the building.
Your input is important to us! Please contact Mrs. Achondo, David Andra, Business Manager, or me with your questions, comments, concerns, and input. We are always more than happy to hear your thoughts.
Parents/guardians who have students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be receiving additional information in regards to the intermediate school.
The new intermediate school is an added asset to our campus. This is an exciting time for our community and we look forward to the opening of the intermediate school.
If you have any questions please call the district office at (509) 346-2222.