Roy Cloud School Newsletter

April 29, 2022

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Principal's Message

Dear Roy Cloud Families,

It was so nice to see families and students at Family Fest last Saturday! We couldn't have had better weather! Our students had so much fun exploring all of the engaging science projects organized by the Roy Cloud Dad's Club (RCDC). And we were all very impressed by the amazing student artwork displayed at the Art Show! I heard that our 8th graders raised quite a bit of money from their bake sale for their upcoming graduation events! The book fair was very popular and the proceeds will provide a robust selection of new books for our school library! Of course, the most popular and much-anticipated attraction of the day was ice cream from the Mr. Softee truck. It was a great beginning to the many more community events to come!

Thank you to our PTO and all of the parent volunteers that made this event possible! We hope you will join us for the Roy Cloud Auction on May 7 at Domenico Winery!

Thank you,

Kristy Jackson

Interim Principal

Roy Cloud School

CAASPP State Testing - May 3 - 19

Our 3rd - 8th grade students will be participating in state testing between May 3 and May 19. Testing will take place in the morning, prior to recess on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We appreciate your help to ensure that students attend school on these days and arrive on time. In preparation for testing, we recommend that students get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. Please review the Parent/Guardian CAASPP Resources - here you will find more information about the test and links to practice tests.

Join the Roy Cloud School Site Council!

The Roy Cloud School Site Council (SSC) is a leadership organization whose equal members include staff and parents. We work to develop and recommend goals for the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), oversee the Measure U budget, and assess progress in meeting plan goals. The focus of the SSC is to ensure that the school is continually engaged in identifying and implementing curriculum and instructional practices that result in both strengthening the core academic and behavioral programs while ensuring students have access to and success in these programs.

SSC members usually agree to a two-year commitment. However, due to Distance Learning and a change in administrative leadership, we currently have 5 open positions. In order to follow our current bylaws moving forward, we would need 2 parents to have a one-year commitment and 3 parents to commit to a 2-year commitment.

Interested parents that would like to join our team of parents, teachers, and school administrators to help develop our school site goals are welcome to send a brief email of interest to our Interim Principal Kristy Jackson at and current SSC Chairperson Mary-Elizabeth Robinson at Anyone wanting to run for the parent positions will be voted on by our parent community at the end of May.

Roy Cloud Middle School Dance - May 13, 2022

All Roy Cloud 6th - 8th-grade students are invited to a school dance on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. To attend the dance, students must return a signed permission slip no later than Friday, May 6. If you are interested in being a chaperone for this dance, please sign up here:

Summer School Programs

We have had several questions in regards to summer enrichment opportunities for Roy Cloud students. RCSD students will be invited to the summer enrichment program based on need and will start with eligible students at prioritized schools. Once the first few rounds of invitations have gone out to families, if there are still available spaces, eligible Roy Cloud families will be contacted starting on May 25. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Parent Education Opportunities

Beyond Warriors and Worriers: Reducing Anxiety Around Test-Taking

Ned Johnson, Author, Test Prep Expert, Founder of PrepMatters

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)


How does stress impact testing performance, whether your child is a "warrior" or a "worrier"? Join Ned Johnson, bestselling author of The Self-Driven Child, speaker, and test prep expert, to learn how to reduce student anxiety in test-taking situations.

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members are welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

This presentation is sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 3 - 3rd- 8th Grade State Testing Begins

Wednesday, May 4 - K - 4th Grade COVID Testing

Friday, May 6 - 5th - 8th Grade COVID Testing

Saturday, May 7 - PTO Auction

Tuesday, May 10 - PTO Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11 - K - 4th Grade COVID Testing

Friday, May 13 - 5th - 8th Grade COVID Testing

Monday, May 16 - School Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 18 - K - 4th Grade COVID Testing

Friday, May 20 - 5th - 8th Grade COVID Testing

Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22 - Spring Play - Annie Jr.

Wednesday, May 25 - K - 4th Grade COVID Testing

Friday, May 27 - 5th - 8th Grade COVID Testing

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

COVID 19 Related Links & Resources

Weekly Student COVID Testing Appointment Link - UPDATE

Students are tested at school on Wednesdays and Fridays. Testing is available to students of all grade levels on both days before school starts at 7:45 a.m. On Wednesdays, we will pull K - 4th-grade students out of class to be tested. On Fridays, we will pull 5th - 8th-grade students out of class to be tested. Please be sure to fill out the appointment form prior to the day your child will be tested.

Student COVID Testing Primary Health Registration Link

If you would like your child tested at any RCSD school or facility, you must first register them in the Primary Health system. Please remember to check the "consent" box before completing your registration. When your child's test results are ready, you will receive a message from Primary Health with their results.

Submit Student Vaccination Information

If you would like to submit your child's COVID vaccination information to RCSD, please fill out this Google Form.

San Mateo County Pandemic Recovery Framework

The San Mateo County Pandemic Recovery Framework provides school leaders with the health, education, and legal guidance needed to develop local plans for providing safe on-campus instruction and learning. It combines guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and San Mateo County Health to support TK-12 schools in implementing public health guidance.

Submitting Home Tests for Return to School

If/when needing to send pictures of a COVID Home test for your child to return to school, the office staff would appreciate your writing your child's name on the test prior to taking the picture. Please send results to or

Daily Wellness Forms

Daily wellness forms are no longer required.

Welcome Back Volunteers!

We have enjoyed having parent volunteers back on campus! If you are interested in volunteering, click here for more information.

School Counseling & Support Referral Form

For mental health counseling support, contact Julia Robinson, Mental Health Counselor For academic counseling support, contact Joanne Leung, Complete the referral form to directly request services.

RCSD School Lunch Menu

Please note: Menu items are subject to change.

Roy Cloud School

Roy Cloud School is an excellent neighborhood school that provides a dynamic education with a focus on Social and Emotional Learning and Technology. We foster caring relationships, set high expectations, and create opportunities for meaningful engagement and connection. Supported by a positive school climate, students practice kindness and assert character to realize academic success, healthy relationships and responsible decision making.