Raven Family Resource
Royal Oak High School - September 8 , 2023
Dear Raven Families,
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health and high spirits. As we move forward into another week of the academic year, we want to keep you informed about important happenings and offer some guidance and support for the week ahead.
September 13th is our first late start of the school year.
September 14th is Curriculum Night at ROHS. (details below)
We understand that the pressures of high school life can sometimes be overwhelming. Our support staff are available to provide assistance to any students in need. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have concerns about your child's well-being. We remain committed to the safety of our students and staff. Please ensure that your child follows all safety protocols and guidelines while on campus.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress, please reach out to their teachers or the school administration. We are here to assist you in any way we can. This journey through high school is a collaborative effort, and we appreciate your continued support and involvement in your child's education. Your encouragement and guidance are invaluable as they navigate their way through this important phase of life.
Remember, open and effective communication between home and school is key to your child's success. We encourage you to maintain an ongoing dialogue with your child about their experiences at school and any challenges they may be facing.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education and well-being. We look forward to another productive and successful week ahead. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
ROHS Admin Team
SCHOOL PICTURES & YEARBOOK
Picture Retake Day: Friday, October 20th
Interested in purchasing a Yearbook for your student? The current cost is $80 until December 1st. Please follow the link below for purchasing options:
Questions or concerns? Please contact Mr. Swastek at firstname.lastname@example.org
Consistent attendance at school is directly connected with your child's academic success. We understand that there are times when students need to be absent. We ask that parents/guardians notify the school on each day a student is absent. The parent/guardian must call the Attendance Office at 248-435-8500 (press 1) by 1:30 p.m. each day of their child’s absence and provide any necessary documentation (e.g., medical documentation). Voicemail is available for messages if no one is available to take your call. Please keep in mind that excessive absences will lead to a referral to Royal Oak Youth Assistance or our School Truancy Officer. Notices will be automatically generated and sent digitally.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
All doors to Royal Oak High School will remain locked until 7:00 a.m. on a daily basis. At 7:00, students may enter the building via the cafeteria door accessed by the drive off of Crooks between Lexington and Normandy. Students arriving before 7:40 must report to the cafeteria. Other doors will open at 7:40 a.m. and relock at 7:55 a.m. First hour begins promptly at 7:55 a.m. and late-arriving students will need to sign in at the Attendance Office (Welcome Center).
Please be advised that if your child is not involved in a regularly scheduled, supervised activity, they must exit the building by 3:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. when the Learning Commons is open). The only students remaining in school after normal school hours should be under the direction of a coach, teacher, or administrator. Please understand that our concern is focused on the safety of all of our students, as we cannot provide supervision for students not participating in a school activity.
MICHIGAN SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM
Thanks to the Michigan School Meals Program, a state-funded program that allows all students to receive meals at no cost for the 2023-2024 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students. Second meals are not free and will be considered ala carte.
Although all students can receive meals at no cost, it is still vital that eligible families fill out a free/reduced meal application. A school’s eligibility for federal Child Nutrition Programs such as Summer Food Service Program and others is based on free and reduced-price eligibility. Students and families may qualify for other program fee reductions based on their eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Federal and state education funding uses free and reduced-price eligibility.
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
If you would like to have your child participate in this program, please fill out this form. Be sure to indicate if you child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Royal Oak Schools, as well as Blessings in a Backpack, will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.
FILL OUT THE FORM TO GET YOUR CHILD A DISTRICT ISSUED CHROMEBOOK DEVICE
ROHS CANVAS COMMUNITY PAGE
Royal Oak High School has created an ROHS Canvas Community page/course. This page houses different resources which includes, but is not limited to support contacts, wellness resources, career and testing information, scholarships and counseling information. Canvas works in conjunction with MiStar. On your student’s schedule you’ll notice it’s 10th period. Students do not need to do anything for this page/course. It is another way to give students the resources that they need.
Parking permits can be obtained in the Main Office. In order to receive a permit, students need to have a completed application, $30 or a check made out to Royal Oak High School, their license and proof of insurance.
ALL students must have their pass by September 22, 2023 to park in the lots. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Caroline Krynak, Assistant Principal.
PICK UP & DROP OFF
We know that drop-off and pick-up can be difficult with everyone's busy schedules. With a few hundred students who are coming to and leaving school during a very short turnaround time of 10 - 15 minutes, we need to ensure safety. In order to do this in a safe and efficient manner, it is imperative that all families respect and follow the designated drop-off and pick-up location.
One of the greatest and growing areas of concern is the practice of families dropping students off in the circle drive (Lexington/Crooks). This is an area for buses only. We will be working with RO Police Officers to help reinforce this No Parking/Drop off Zone. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can complete the ECF Chromebook Request Form in order to get a Chromebook for a student. Please make sure to read the request/commitment form carefully. Chromebooks will be delivered to ROHS toward the end of each week.
As a reminder, MiStar is the official gradebook and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) can go to the MiStar Parent Portal to see up-to-date grades for their child. If you have any questions about your child's progress or would like to meet with your child's teacher, please connect with them directly to schedule a conference time. (ROHS Staff Directory)
Future Fair - October 18, 2023. 6:00 - 7:30 pm. ROHS Cafeteria.
All are welcome! Families, students, siblings, etc...
Come to the fair to meet representatives from Colleges, Universities, Trades, Businesses and more! We will be using StriveScan (you will sign up in advisory).
Career Pathway Presentation - MSU School of Veterinary Science.
Thursday, November 9, 2023
5th hour in the Learning Commons (LC1)
Fill out this Google Form to save your spot!
UPCOMING EVENTS: Keep an eye out for more information & permission slips!!!
- Manufacturing Day - October 6, 2023. Limit 30 students. See the reality of modern manufacturing careers by visiting a manufacturing facility in the area.
- MiCareerQuest - October 14, 2023. Limit 50 students. Learn about careers in our region's high-demand industries through interactive experiences with local employers.
SCHOLARSHIP & JOB INFORMATION CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND IN XELLO!
Juniors & Seniors can look under College Planning on their Dashboard!
Freshman & Sophomores look under Links & Resources.
State Mandated Testing Information
- PSAT/NMSQT testing for 11th Grade: OCTOBER 25, 2023
- No makeup testing.
- Connect to Big Future Website - Created by the College Board for students. Scholarships available. BigFuture is a free online planning guide that helps all students take the right first step after high school.
- BlueBook - A new practice tool for students to prepare for digital testing. More information to follow. 4 full length practice tests available now for 9th & 10th grades.
- Keep watching this area for updates! Changes are coming!
Advanced Placement Exam Information
- PaySchool will be open from October 1, 2022 to November 9, 2022 to pay for AP exams (no late payment!)
- AP Registration Information and Dates - Click this link.
- Cost: $98.00 per test
- If you are Free/Reduced - Students will receive an email from Ms. Norling with instructions. If you do not receive an email/Google Form contact email@example.com
Testing and Career Development Coordinator: Janet Norling
Abbie Stys - Counselor (A-D)
Erin Boedeker - Counselor (E-K)
Chloe Dahm - Counselor (L-R)
Kevin Botos - Counselor (S-Z)
Emily Wade - Special Education Social Worker
TBD - Special Education Social Worker
Ben Weiss - General Education Social Worker
NEW SSC TEAM MEMBERS!
Please help us welcome Ms. Chloe Dahm and Ms. Abbie Stys to the ROHS Counseling team. Ms. Dahm will be working with students with the last names that start with L-R and Ms. Stys will be working with students last names A-D. Mr. Benjamin Weiss will be our new general education social worker.
Please review the senior newsletter for important information that will assist with submitting college applications.
Access to mental health care when you need it most GET HELP NOW. CALL: 248-983-5454
Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) is a virtual visit platform for people who need immediate emotional or psychiatric support from a licensed healthcare provider.
We recognize that family and community support are integral to our success. This is why we encourage you to join the Royal Oak High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association! Check out the website for more information.
- Canvas Access Instructions
- Dr. Kim’s Corner: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Raven Haven School Store
- ROS Music Department Updates
- ROHS Guardian Tech Resources
- Special Education Department Website
>>Call 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
>>Text to 652729 (OK2SAY)
>>Email OK2SAY (OK2SAY@mi.gov)
>>Visit the website (https://www.michigan.gov/ok2say)