This Week at Royal

February 22 - 28

Hello Falcons,

What a week we've just had! I know it hasn't been too long since many were saying they were ready for 2021! Well, we are here and now we are faced with a new challenge: freezing weather and snow on the ground in the Brookshire/Pattison area for five consecutive days! Who would have believed that could happen?

What an amazing team of people we have working in our district! Our technology staff ensured that our entire student body was prepared to go remote with Chromebooks in hand with only 18 hours notice. The maintenance and transportation staff braved the frigid temperatures and wicked traveling conditions to come to work and make repairs to our buildings so that when we are able to return to campus all will be comfortable and safe.

I feel truly blessed to be serving this community as the superintendent of Royal ISD. Thank you for working with us to provide our students with the best possible education. Please continue to support your students and the committed educators here at Royal ISD.


Rick Kershner


Royal ISD

Quote of the Week

“Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Request for Gently Used Clothing and Essential Items for a Falcon Family in Need

A Royal ISD family lost their home and all belongings to a fire last week, and they are in need of assistance with the following items:

  • Personal care items
  • Food donations
  • Gift cards/monetary donations
  • Girls’ clothing size 7/8, size 12 shoes
  • Women’s clothing size 18, size 9 shoes
  • Baby girl clothing size 18 months
  • Huggies Dry diapers, size 5
  • Similac for Spit-Up, Easy-to-Digest Infant Formula (green and white container)

Please also visit their GoFundMe page if you are able to assist the family with getting back on their feet and purchasing a new RV:

The family has a child at Royal Elementary School (PK-1). Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at 35303 Cooper Rd, Brookshire, TX 77423. Please reach out to Melissa at 956-742-4544 to let her know when she can meet you.

Thank you very much for your help.

Royal ISD

Texas Disaster Impacts Self-Reporting Survey

Was your home or property damaged during last week’s severe weather? If so, please complete the Texas Disaster Impacts Self-Reporting Tool.

The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials across the state gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during the recent winter weather.

Please submit one survey per impacted address.

Reporting damage to Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to your insurance agency, and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.

Waller County COVID-19 Vaccinations

Waller County is currently offering pre-registration for those who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Eligibility is based on criteria from Texas Department of State Health Services.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At this time, eligibility is limited to Group 1A and Group 1B. Please review the Group 1A and and Group 1B links to review eligibility requirements. If you are in one of the two eligible groups, please click here to review some things to know (adapted from Texas DSHS) before receiving your COVID vaccine.

Click here to review complete information.

Community Events

  • Visit The Hangar Brookshire's Instagram (thehangarbrookshire) and Facebook (thehangarbrookshire) for events and announcements.
  • Continue to follow The Bookworm Bus (@thebookwormbus) for news about the return of the local library on wheels!

Scam of the Week: Phishing with Phony Loans

A year into the pandemic, bad guys continue to target struggling organizations. A recent example is a phishing email targeting those in the United States. Impersonating a bank, the sender offers loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is a real relief fund that is backed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), but the email is nothing short of a scam.

The phishing email directs you to click a link to register for a PPP loan. When clicked, the link takes you to a form with an official-looking header that reads, “World Trade Finance PPP 2021 Data Collection”. The form requests a lot of personal information, such as your organization’s name, your business email, and your social security number. Any of the information submitted on this form goes straight to the cybercriminals.

Here’s how you can stay safe from scams like this:

  • Think before you click! Desperate times call for diligent measures.
  • If you or your organization need financial help, reach out to legitimate and well-known programs—don’t trust an unexpected email.
  • Stay up-to-date on your country’s relief efforts by following local news and other trusted sources.

February 22 - 28 Events

Monday, February 22

  • Reminder! Houston Food Bank food distribution, Royal High School PAC, 4 - 6:30PM. If you would like to volunteer handing out groceries, please report to the PAC center at 3:00PM.
  • Lady Falcons Area Round basketball playoff game, Royal vs. Orangefield High School, 6:00PM at Baytown Sterling High School.
  • Royal Parent Engagement Series: Strategies for Supporting Your Child's Learning" - Session 1 (Session 2 date TBD)
  • CANCELLED - RJH Girls Track Meet at Rice (Girls Meet Only), 3:00PM

Tuesday, February 23

  • CANCELLED - RJH Boys Track Meet at Rice (Boys Meet Only), 3:00PM
  • CANCELLED - RHS Softball, Royal at Aldine Davis Davis, 5:00PM
  • RHS Baseball, Royal at Wheatley High School, 5:00PM
  • Men's Soccer, Navasota at Royal, 5:00PM
  • Lady Falcons Soccer, Navasota at Royal, 7:15PM

Wednesday, February 24

  • The Lady Falcons basketball team will face off against Lumberton in the Regional Quarterfinals game at 6pm. The matchup will take place at Cleveland High School. Good luck, ladies!

Thursday, February 25

  • No scheduled events

Friday, February 26

  • Go Texan Day!
  • STEM Academy: Kona Ice Day
  • RHS - Cypress Park Invitational at Cy-Park High School, 3:30 pm
  • CANCELLED - RHS Softball, Fort Bend Bush at Royal, 5:00PM
  • CANCELLED - RHS Baseball, Royal at Kashmere High School, 5:00PM
  • Men's Soccer, Royal at Bellville, 5:00PM
  • Lady Falcons Soccer, Royal at Bellville, 7:15PM

Saturday, February 27

  • February 27, 2021: RHS Theater presents To Burn a Witch

Sunday, February 28

  • No scheduled events

Looking Ahead

  • March 1: Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development Day
  • March 1: One Act Play Site Rehearsals at RHS. Click here for details.
  • March 5: One Act Play Competition at RHS. Click here for details.
  • March 8: Houston Food Bank at Royal High School PAC entrance, 4-6pm
  • March 15 - 19: Spring Break
  • March 22: Houston Food Bank at Royal High School PAC entrance, 4-6pm
  • March 26, 2021: RJH RJH theater presents "Lafayette No. 1"
  • April 8-10, 2021: 65th Annual FFA Show, BBQ luncheon, Parade & Auction
  • April 12: Houston Food Bank at Royal High School PAC entrance, 4-6pm
  • April 26: Houston Food Bank at Royal High School PAC entrance, 4-6pm
  • April 30 – May 2: RHS Theater Presents Peter Pan
  • May 7, 7pm: RJH Performance of "67 Cinderellas"

The Royal Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.