Reopening 2020

Student walking with backpack and wearing mask. Royal reopening schools 2020-21

Reopening Schools: Information & Updates

As our district plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year, we will continue to keep our staff, families, and community members informed. While there are still many uncertainties regarding what the upcoming school year will look like, our district has been hard at work this summer to plan and prepare for a safe return to school in the fall.

This Royal Reopening Schools webpage serves as a hub for updates related to the reopening of our schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Here, you will find information on potential school schedule changes, cleaning protocols in our buildings, health and safety measures, meal service procedures, and how we plan to provide students with access to instruction and technology. It also includes information on athletics and activities, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve as new research and requirements come our way. As the school year progresses, other dates in our 2020-2021 district calendar may need to be adjusted based on unforeseen closures that impact our statutory instructional hours and days. We will continue to keep staff and families updated with any changes. Please continue to visit this page for updates as our plans take shape.

View the Final Royal School District Reopening Plan


Royal School District COVID-19 / Reopening Key Contacts:

  • Roger Trail, Superintendent, 509-346-2222
  • Linda Achondo, Executive Director of Student and Teacher Services, 509-346-2222
  • Kim Mead, Director of Food Services, 509-346-2257 Ext. 3500
  • Gary Winston, Athletic Director, 509-346-2222
  • Ernesto Deras, Transportation/Maintenance Director, 509-949-0674
  • Adam Yearout, Technology Director, 509-346-2455

Reopening Tentative 2020 Summer Timeline

  • 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 – Royal School Board approves 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!