RO Newsflash

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

RO Writes Together

RO has created a fun writing challenge for students called "United We Write." The directions provided to students on this writing challenge are as follows:

You are the future of the United States of America. If you were allowed to run for President of the United States, what ideas would you share with the American people about how to continue to make our country better?

Your writing challenge is to share your idea (or ideas) about what is most important for our country to grow and to support your idea(s) with facts and evidence.

A strong paragraph presents an idea (or in this case, an opinion) and then includes 3 - 5 facts or evidence to support that idea. That’s how we write!

Mr. Getchell, Mr. Aries and Mr. Hill (along with your teachers) will only accept your very BEST writing. You will need to pre-write, draft, revise, edit and rewrite your essay before handing it in. We will hang only your best writing on a bulletin board, in our lobby, along with your picture so our school community can read your ideas! This writing can be passed in to your child's teacher anytime between now and November 3.

Google Meet/ Attendance Reminders

Please review the following guidelines from Easton Public Schools about parent and student expectations during Google Meets. Click here to review.

Here are a few reminders:

  • All students are expected to be logged on to their Google Meet at 8:25. Students logging on after 8:40am are marked 'virtually absent'.
  • Parents should not log onto their child's Google Meet when their child is in school.
  • If a parent is assisting their child at home, on a Google Meet, please make sure you are fully dressed. We have had a few dads assist their child without a shirt on.

Finally, if your child is expected to be in school for in-person learning, and your child is healthy, fever-free with no cold/flu symptoms, your child SHOULD be in school. We are noticing that some of our students scheduled to be in school are choosing to stay home because they missed the bus, overslept, or were away on vacation. Our teachers are planning materials and lessons with the expectation of certain students being home and certain students being in school. When a student is expected to be in school, and the student choses to stay home, that student may not have the necessary materials to fully participate in his/her learning.

Parking and Pick Up

All parents that are picking their child up from school should wait in the vehicle pick up line and pull up to the front of the school where your child will be waiting. Please do not park at Easton Middle School or at Parkview and wait for your child near the shed. This area is not supervised and presents a safety risk and congestion at EMS and Parkview.

We dismiss all third graders at 1:00pm, so we ask that third grade parents arrive first and try to be in the front of the car line. Fourth and fifth graders are dismissed between 1:05 - 1:10pm.

Flu Vaccine

Please click on the following link for information on the flu vaccine since it is now a requirement for school-age children.

New Awareness Campaign to Promote Flu Vaccinations

Picture Day

Due to COVID and the logistics of picture day at RO, we have moved picture day to Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

October School Lunch Menu - Revised

Please see the following link for a revised lunch menu for the month of October.

October Lunch Menu - Revised

Halloween at RO

Halloween is Saturday, Oct. 31. Keeping safety of our students, staff and families as our priority, we will NOT be having a Halloween Parade or Halloween Parties at school this year. We also know that some families may not be taking their children trick or treating this year and may not be buying a costume. Therefore, we are asking that students do not wear their costumes to school this year.

We will be having a "Black and Orange" Day on Tuesday, Oct. 27 (for Cohort A) and on Friday, Oct. 30 (for Cohort B). Students may come to school dressed in Black and Orange on those days. We are leaving Halloween to be celebrated at home this year.

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, November 2 - Boosterthon Kick Off

Tuesday, November 3 - No School - Staff Professional Development

Wednesday, November 11 - No School - Veteran;s Day

Friday, November 13 - Boosterthon Dance Fit - Cohort B

Monday, November 16 - Boosterthon Dance Fit - Cohort A