New Royal Reopening Schools Webpage

New Royal Reopening Schools Webpage
Posted on 07/17/2020
This is the image for the news article titled New Royal Reopening Schools WebpageDear Royal Students, Staff, and Community Members:

Over the last several months, our administrators, teachers, and staff have been hard at work planning a safe return to school this fall. This summer we have been working on facility and equipment assessments to determine the maximum number of students that could be on site at one time in each of our buildings in order to meet the requirements from OSPI and the Department of Health. As we continue to work on these plans, we want to let you know about our new Reopening Royal Schools webpage and some key dates to look forward to as we prepare for Royal’s first day of school on August 28th!

We have established a web page at royalsd.org/reopen, where you can find updates related to the reopening of our schools. This includes potential school schedule changes, cleaning protocols in our buildings, health and safety measures, information on activities and athletics, transportation, and meal service procedures. We will continue to update this page with more details and answers to frequently asked questions.

**KEY DATES**

  • July 20 & 22 – District meetings with Royal Education Association (REA) and Public School Employees (PSE) to review and discuss draft reopening plans
  • July 22 – District meeting with Royal City officials regarding “Walk to School Safety” (includes police, fire, etc.)
  • July 27 – Royal first draft 2020-21 Reopening Plan presented for discussion at Royal School Board Meeting
  • July 28 – First draft 2020-21 Reopening Plan submitted for review and feedback to Grant County Health District
  • July 29 – Royal Schools Reopening Community Virtual Forum, 7:00 PM (more details coming soon)
  • July 31:
  • Final 2020-21 Royal Reopening Plan draft posted online
  • Reopening Parent Survey launches (survey closes 11 PM, August 5th)
  • August 13 – Deadline for Royal School Board to approve Reopening Plan with an official resolution. Plan is then submitted to OSPI, per state requirements.
  • August 24-26 – Royal staff professional development days
  • August 28 – First day of school!

There are many moving pieces to these plans and we will need to adapt as the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves and we receive further guidance from OSPI and health authorities. The first day of school in Royal remains August 28, 2020. We will continue to keep staff and families updated with any changes. We want to thank all of our staff, students, and community members for joining us in staying flexible and patient as we focus on what’s best for students.